cloth nappies

Everything you need to know about cloth nappies

Firstly, congratulations on wanting to start your reusable journey. Getting started can seem daunting, but with the right resources you can have a very successful reusable journey. It doesn't have to be all or nothing, in fact we recommend starting with just a few nappies or reusable products. Find your groove - get your absorbency + wash routine right and you're in for success!

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2 billion nappies alone are disposed of annually. 450,000 tonnes of waste are dumped in Australian landfill each year as a result of disposable nappies, baby wipes, disposable sanitary pads, tampons, incontinence pads and breast pads.

When combined with feminine sanitary pads, tampons, incontinence products, and such hygiene products, this figure equates to more than 7 million items per day, taking around 500 years to break down.

Any decrease in this number has a positive impact on the environment, whether you choose to use reusables full time or only occasionally.

Each range of nappies come with a selection of inserts.

Unless stated otherwise, our Originals come with a buttery soft outer shell made from 100% post consumer plastic, 1x super-absorbent 5 layer bamboo cotton snap-in foldable snake insert and 1x super soaker 4 layer hemp cotton snap-in booster.

Our Everyday basics come with 2 included inserts; one bamboo terry insert + one hemp cotton insert

We recommend changing cloth nappies every 2-3 hours for comfort and to avoid leaks. You may need to change sooner than this if you experience leaks or the nappy is soiled

Whether you want to start using cloth nappies part-time or full-time, here’s how many nappies you’ll need to begin.

Part-time use: 8 to 10 cloth nappies is enough for part-time use of 2-3 per day.

Full-time day use: 12 to 18 cloth nappies is enough for full-time day use of 4-6 per day.

Full-time day and night use: 24 to 28 cloth nappies.

The number of nappies you need heavily depends on the age of bub and also how often you want to wash your nappies

 

night nappies

Night nappies can see your little one through to the morning without a change or a leak. The most important part to successfully using night nappies is to find the right level of absorbency

Each bub is different, but to get an idea we suggest you weigh bubs nappy before they go to bed and again in the morning.

The difference between the 2 weights is bubs output.

As a general guide;

Less than 150ml = light wetter

150ml - 300ml = medium wetter

300ml plus = heavy wetter

We have a range of night nappies suited for all bubs

This will depend on how often you main wash. We recommend about 6 night nappies if you main wash every 3 days.

Yes! You will obviously need to change bubs nappy if its leaking or soiled, but otherwise a night nappy can be used up to 12-14 hours overnight

You will. You will need to move to a daily pre wash or rinse your night nappies under hot water in the morning otherwise

Washing

According to a 2020 survey - the number one reason why families put off reusable products is because of the washing. I'm here to tell you it's really simple - in fact it's so simple it can be broken up into just 4 steps.

1. Dry Pail your dirty nappies in a "airy" basket until it's time to wash

2. Pre Wash your nappies within 24 hours on hot (40-60 degrees)

3. Main Wash your nappies within 48 hours of pre-wash on hot (40-60 degrees)

4. Dry

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We recommend using a detergent which works for you and your family. we use Biozet or OMO Active Powder depending on what is on sale with success

Firstly remove any items soiled or wet items from your wet bag and wash along with your cloth nappies or regular clothes.

Wet bags can be wiped clean between washes if not overly dirty

Remove as much blood or urine as you can by rinsing under cold water.

Sanitary pads can then be washed alongside your nappies or regular clothes at 60 degrees

Shipping

We aim to have all orders packed and sent within 4 days

We exclusively use Australia Post unless otherwise advertised or discussed

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