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Monday, May 16, 2011

Cloth Nappy Week, New Zealand

It would seem that this week is the week for Weeks. 

Today marks the start of Cloth Nappy Week, run by a website by the same name and sponsored by, well, practically everyone. says:
Cloth Nappy Week 2011 is dedicated to educating and celebrating the benefits of stylish, eco-friendly cloth nappies in New Zealand. Whether you're new to cloth nappies or have a collection that's taking over the nursery, we welcome you! 
There are lots of events on, experts available for advice on the use of cloth nappies and heaps of specials.
As we've said before, we are passionate about cloth nappies and love to walk down the baby aisle in the supermarket and buy NOTHING.

If ever there was a time to give cloth nappies a go (even just a trial) then now is the time!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Emma,

    Chance are you already know this, but I thought I'd chip in just in case :-)

    There are good alternatives to disposables for women's sanitary products as well as for babies' nappies. You can get cloth pads to use in place of disposable pads and, just like cloth nappies, they're much prettier and much more comfortable than disposables. If you prefer tampons then you can replace them with either natural sea sponges (which you can use for about 6 - 10 months and then compost when it starts to disintegrate) or a silicone menstrual cup such as the moon cup or the diva cup which will last decades. Personally I use sea sponges and they are just unbelievably comfortable, plus a cloth pad once a day to be extra careful I don't risk Toxic Shock Syndrome.

    That's probably enough for a blog comment, but if you email me I can tell you a bit more about getting started with sponges in particular if you're interested :-)

    -- Heather :-)