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 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
Best thing about cloth nappies? That depends on who you ask. There are lots of great reasons to love cloth. I asked some of our Facebook followers what their favourite things about cloth nappies were and here are their answers. Best thing about cloth nappies They look and feel so much nicer!! Less environmental impact. Saves so much money! Plus my bin fills up so… Read More »What’s the best thing about Cloth Nappies?
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
Christchurch Baby and Child expo is due to take place on the 18th and 19th of July 2015. Nappyneedz will be there with a stand and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about our cloth nappies, get some on the spot advice and info about the best items to use for your baby and grab some bargains. Christchurch Baby and Child Expo If you’re… Read More »Christchurch Baby and Child Expo
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?
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
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
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
Something that most parents struggle with at one time or another, is trying to change a wriggly baby’s nappy. Many baby’s go through the unable to keep still at change time stage, but what’s the best way to deal with this? Is there a certain type of nappy that makes change times that little bit easier? What can you do to make it all less… Read More »How to change a wriggly baby’s nappy