Pop-In Cloth Nappy love (+ save 15%)

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May 072016


After trying almost 40 different brand and types of reusable cloth nappies in the last 7 years there is only one brand I can recommend with all confidence: Close. Like most mums who have tried their amazing Pop-In nappies it was love at first sight for us, there is just nothing like it! Over the years these brilliant nappies have only gotten better and the latest arrivals are sure to be well received by Aussie Pop-In fans:

Pop-In Nappies

Seriously, cloth nappies do not come any cuter than this! The award-winning Pop-Ins deliver big on performance and are super pretty too, what more could you ask for? The brand new Pop-In New Generation V2 (RRP $39.95) is made from a soft, eco-friendly bamboo fabric that is antibacterial, breathable and very absorbent. If you’ve always wanted to try cloth nappies but thought they were too tricky you will find Pop-Ins extremely simple to use: no pinning or folding, just close the velcro tabs and go.

Pop-In Parts

The winning combination of a waterproof shell with absorbent panel, a removable soaker and booster, together with double leg-gusset to prevent leaks, will keep your baby comfortable, dry and happy. There is no need to hide these stylish nappies under ugly nappy covers, they clearly deserve to be seen. You can find all 6 new designs in store right now at Eco Child.

Pop-In V2Pop-Ins clever press-stud design can be adjusted to suit babies weighing 7-35lbs, making them an excellent investment for growing families. Instead of wasting money on disposable nappies these adorable MCNs will last all the way from birth til toilet training, now that’s great value for money! We have found Pop-Ins really easy to wash and dry, a simple 60 degree machine wash does the job (no soaking) and they dry quickly.

Cheeky discount: Follow the prompts on the Eco Child website and sign up for the newsletter to receive a fabulous 15% discount on your first order. Awesome saving!

To find out more about Eco Child, to browse the Close Pop-In range and to order online visit www.ecochild.com.au.

Fluffy Buns giveaway

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Sep 212013

Fluffy Buns

As the weather warms up I breathe a sigh of relief, no more drying racks in the living room! I can’t wait to just put the washing outside and for it to dry in an hour. As we are about to start another toilet training journey I can see plenty of laundry ahead of me, at least on the hot days we can ditch the clothes and she can wear just a pair of training pants. If you have little ones in cloth nappies or ready for toilet training make sure you check out Fluffy Buns for all your fluffy gear.

Gro Via All-in-OneAt Fluffy Buns you’ll find a great selection of cloth nappies and accessories from well known Australian and international brands, handpicked by lovely store owner and mama Misty. If you are new to modern cloth nappies (MCNs) you can count on Misty to provide you with lots of helpful tips and tricks, she’ll have you ditching the disposables in no time. Cloth nappies have come a long way since the terry squares, these days cloth nappies are very effective, easy to use and look absolutely gorgeous!

Weegoamigo 'World Peace' Digital Printed Muslin

Weegoamigo ‘World Peace’ Digital Printed Muslin

As well as cloth nappies Fluffy Buns also offers a fabulous range of baby gifts and goodies for mum. The latest label to arrive in store is Weegoamigo, an Australian brand famous for its eyecatching muslin and blankets. The newest collection has just been unveiled and it is absolutely stunning! The stylish printed muslin wraps are selling like hot cakes, hip mamas just can’t resist the unique prints and beautiful colours.

Weegoamigo Paper Doll MuslinThe new Weegoamigo Printed Muslin Swaddles ($39.95) are available in 9 different designs, they’re all equally amazing although I do have a soft spot for the World Peace and Paper Dolls print. The swaddles are a very generous 120x120cm in size, that means plenty of material for wrapping and also plenty of shade when you use it as a suncover on your pram. The 100% cotton fabric is light and breathable, designed to be cool and comfortable in the stuffy Aussie summer.


Weegoamigo Little Dumpling Muslin (Sorry, no sleep guarantee)

Ezyline Mellow YellowTo get back to the topic of laundry, if you are like me and you’re always short of (hanging) space Ezyline ($15) gladly lends a helping hand. These compact little packages unfold to create a 2m washing line ideal for under verandahs, carports, around the house or of course on holidays around caravan or tent. It hardly takes up any space in your suitcase and it is completely pegless (less luggage and no rust spots), so clever!

To find out more about Fluffy Buns, to browse the range and to order online visit www.fluffybuns.com.au. During the month of September all orders receive FREE delivery Australia wide.

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Save 20% storewide at Sustainababy

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Jun 212013

As you may have read we spent a lovely weekend at Halls Gap last week, it is so nice to get out with the family every now and then. No washing to be done, few meals to be cooked and I didn’t even have to make our own beds! On the way back we took a last look at the amazing view from the mountain top, how beautiful is Australia? It was pretty cold but luckily I recently bought some soft, organic Purekids winter gear for the kids at Sustainababy. Here’s miss 2 sporting her new Purekids Hoodie:

Miss 2 wearing the Purekids Sorbet Track Hoodie

Miss 2 wearing the Purekids Sorbet Track Hoodie

If your kids are in the market for some cool (or should I say toasty?) eco-friendly clothes now is the time to stock up as Sustainababy is currently celebrating its 3rd birthday with a fabulous offer:

Enjoy 20% off storewide at Sustainababy, simply enter the code ‘3RDBIRTHDAY’ at checkout. Hurry as offer ends June 28, 2013. Excludes bulk nappy packs, Moltex nappies and Rockin Green.

Baobab Harem PantsIn store you’ll find a fabulous range of (Australian) eco friendly clothing labels like Baobab, Purebaby, Earlybirds, Master and Miss and many more. Made with organic cotton, bamboo, merino and other green materials the Sustainababy wardrobe offers safe and stylish pieces for hip kids up to 6 years old. Free from nasty chemicals they are the ideal choice for children with sensitive skin like my little eczema sufferers.

Baby BeehindsWith such a generous 20% birthday discount this is also a fantastic opportunity for cloth nappy users to add some MCNs to their stash or for beginners to give cloth nappies a first go. If you have never tried them before you might want to start with an All-in-One nappy, they are easy to use (just like a disposable nappy really) and there are lots of fun colours and prints to choose from.

Apple & Bee BibThere are plenty more great eco products available to help modern Australian families live a little greener. From feeding gear to bed linen, from toys to baby carriers and from skincare to footwear, Sustainababy is like a lolly shop for people with a heart for the environment. Aside from the shop front Sustainababy also runs the amazing Sustainababy blog full of handy tips and useful information, because every green step counts no matter how little.

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the range and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

May 032012

I know I have said it before but I am saying it again: the world of cloth nappies is very big and as every child’s size, shape and toileting habits are different you may find your ‘perfect’ cloth nappy does not suit someone else and the other way around. While some people are sold on one-size-fits-all nappies others prefer the more custom fit of a sized nappy. If you fall in this last category you might want to check out this great Australian cloth nappy label called Hatchlings Cloth Nappies.

Hatchlings Cloth Nappies are a side snapping nappy using a sized waterproof wrap and one-size snap-in inserts. The Australian made waterproof wraps are available in size small (3-7kg), medium (6.5-11kg) and large (9-17kg) and come in six great colours. So although you will need to upgrade to a bigger wrap as your child grows you can still use the same inserts which will keep the costs down, and compared to disposable nappies you will definitely notice huge savings on your grocery bill!

Designed by a down-to-earth Aussie mum the Hatchlings nappies are a fuss free nappy with lots of clever features. Take for example the slim fit, low rise cut (so the nappy fits under baby’s belly), elasticised back for maximum containment and the quick drying time. Hatchlings nappies feature a generously sized microfiber and bamboo core that is very absorbent and soft on baby’s skin.

I very much appreciate the wide inserts as this really catches everything, even if baby is sleeping, rolling, twisting and turning. The inserts get more absorbent after a few washes and you’ll end up with less washing, once you know roughly how long an insert ‘lasts’ you simply snap a clean insert into the same waterproof wrap. The double side snaps allow you to create the ideal fit for your baby’s legs and waist separately = no leaks.

A complete Hatchlings Cloth Nappy costs $29.95 and a 2-pack of snap-in inserts costs $25, but if you really want to save money you’ll love the value packs for part-time and full-time use.

To find out more about Hatchlings Cloth Nappies, to watch the Hatchlings YouTube videos and to order online visit www.hatchlingsclothnappies.com.

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Feb 252012

If you are using cloth nappies on your baby you have most likely discovered that not every nappy does what it is supposed to do. They all promise to provide an excellent fit and not leak but in reality that is not always the case. Maybe you tried them again and again, hoping that they would get more absorbent after a few washes (something that is recommended by many cloth nappy brands) but you still end up with a useless nappy that was a waste of money. I have experienced this scenario myself too but there is one brand that has never let me down, Close Parent.

I have been using Pop-In nappies for more than two years and in that time the nappies have been redesigned and improved several times, getting better and better each time. Although I was already very happy with the performance of the Pop-Ins I did understand the mums who said the pastel colours were a little plain and could do with a little ‘pop’. Close Parent has listened and the old pastel colours have made room for funky brights in the New Generation Pop-In.

The Pop-In’s are a one size fits all nappy designed for babies between 3-16kg so they will last (most babies) from birth all the way to potty training. The velcro closure and press studs at the front allow you to adjust the nappy for a perfect fit at any age and stage. Fitted with a double elasticised gusset the Pop-In offers excellent containment whilst still being soft, stretchy and comfortable (no nasty marks from tight gussets, even on my chubby baby).

There are two different Pop-In styles available, bamboo and minkee, and both come in a range of colours. The bamboo Pop-In is the perfect choice for people who love the extra absorbency of natural bamboo and how gentle it is on baby’s skin. The minkee Pop-In on the other hand is a tad faster in drying and the minkee fabric is extremely soft. Both styles are fantastic and it really is a personal choice.

The Pop-In system is super easy, even for dads and babysitters, as the nappy goes on in one piece just like a disposable. The nappy itself consists of three pieces: the outer shell (soft to touch and waterproof), an inner soaker and booster. As the wetting pattern of boys (front) and girls (middle to back) is different the booster can be adjusted accordingly. The three parts are all connected by press studs so they are easy to put together or change. To make it even easier you can leave all pieces connected during the washing (just undo one end to create a ‘chain’) so you don’t have to waste time searching for individual components afterwards. The washing tabs make sure the velcro tabs stay safely in place and won’t damage the other laundry in your machine.

I have been using the New Generation Pop-In’s since January so they have had a great work-out with plenty of washing and I can safely say that the new Pop-In is a real winner. I am not surprised that the performance is outstanding (no leaks) and the fit is great, nice and trim so not the bulky look you might expect from cloth nappies. My choice for night time is the bamboo Pop-In as it is a little more absorbent especially in combination with the night-time booster. For daytime with more regular nappy changes the minkee Pop-In are ideal as they dry in no time, especially in summer.

To find out more Close Parent, to browse the range and to locate your nearest stockist or consultant near you visit www.ozbabytrends.com.au.

For your chance to win one of two New Generation Pop-In’s watch the Pop-In video on www.ozbabytrends.com.au and answer the following question: What have you learned about the New Generation Pop-In?

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Nov 172011

When you find out that you are pregnant there will be lots of things you need to buy. Putting together a nursery can be costly but at least you get to enjoy it every day, something that can not be said of all those disposables nappies you are throwing in the bin! Disposable nappies cost parents a fortune to buy and will all end up in landfill, go talk to the girls at Booloo Babe to find out how can you save a heap of money on your nappies.

Booloo Babe is a store for ‘mums with babes in cloth’, but don’t worry, modern cloth nappies (also known as MCN’s) are nothing like the cloth nappies your mother or grandmother used to use. The modern alternative is fuss free, requires no soaking, pins or folding, these nappies are easy to use (even for dads, grandparents and babysitters) and above all they are much cuter than ordinary disposables. In store you’ll find great brands like GroVia, Motherease and Rumparooz.

Unlike in the olden days modern cloth nappies do not need to be soaked, you simple store them in a nappy bucket or dedicated wet dry bag until you wash them (every two days). These Planetwise hanging wet dry bags are nothing to be ashamed of, in fact they are pretty stylish and available in a large range of colours and prints. After the nappy stage they make great swimming or beach bags too.

To celebrate their second birthday Booloo Babe is running a big birthday competition on their Facebook page. There are three prize packs up for grabs and entering is as simple as liking the photo of the products you would most like to win. It doesn’t get much easier than that! The first prize draw is on November 22 and you can win great prizes like a Catbird baby carrier, drink bottle, modern cloth nappies, laundry detergent and more.

To find out more Boolo Babe, to browse the range and to order online visit www.booloobabe.com.au.