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What age to start cloth nappies? Nursery scene with white cot and rocking chair

What age to start cloth nappies

Deciding what age to start cloth nappies can be difficult, what works for one family, might not be the best choice for another. I recently asked parents on our facebook page when they started using cloth nappies and why. We had so many responses that I’m going to split them over a number of posts. Here’s what some of them had to say. When to… Read More »What age to start cloth nappies

holidaying with cloth nappies

Holidaying with cloth nappies

Holidaying with cloth nappies might seem like a crazy idea. Surely if you’re out and about, it would be easier and better to switch to disposables? There are some ways that you can keep using cloth while on your travels. here’s our guide. Tips for holidaying with cloth nappies Choose one type of nappy and stick to it, make sure that it’s something simple and… Read More »Holidaying with cloth nappies

choosing washable breast pads

Choosing washable breast pads

Washable breast pads are a great choice for nursing mothers. The soft fabrics make them perfect for sore and achy breasts and nipples. The fact that they are reusable will save you lots of money. Washable breast pads Many mothers find that they will have a let down from both breasts when feeding. Pregnant women also often find that they start to leak colostrum in… Read More »Choosing washable breast pads

Does my bum look big in this?

There’s no denying that a baby with a big, cloth nappy covered bottom is really cute, but finding pants that fit isn’t always that easy. If you’re finding it hard to find pants for cloth covered bottoms, then here a few tips to help you out. Pants that don’t fit Many parents who use cloth nappies find that they have issues with getting clothing that… Read More »Does my bum look big in this?

8 years of cloth nappies

Eight years ago today I became a Mum for the first time; 8 whole years of being a mother.  It’s also been 8 years of cloth nappies.  I think I’ve mentioned before that I started out working as a cloth nappy advisor, as well as sewing my own nappies when my oldest was about six months old, and it’s from this that Nappy needz grew.… Read More »8 years of cloth nappies

World Breastfeeding Week 2014

This week (Friday 1st August to Thursday 7th of August) is Word Breastfeeding Week 2014.  As you may or may not know, I am a breastfeeding peer supporter in the Dunedin area,  and having breastfed all four of my children (with varying degrees of success) supporting women who wish to breastfeed is something very close to my heart. Five Degrees of Chaos The five degrees… Read More »World Breastfeeding Week 2014

Ten things you didn’t expect about being a parent

Being a parent is a wonderful thing but no matter how well you think that you have prepared yourself for taking on parenthood, there’s always some things that take you by surprise.  Here is a quick round up of ten things that you didn’t expect about being a parent:  1. Your concept of ‘luxury’ and ‘treat’ changes All of a sudden little things become a… Read More »Ten things you didn’t expect about being a parent