Washing Your Cloth Nappies

Washing cloth nappies is the one thing that puts lots of people off using them, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Follow these easy tips for clean nappies!

After using the nappy, flush any solids into the toilet and rinse before putting it in a dry pail. A dry pail is a bucket without water.

Every 2 days (or sooner if you have enough nappies for a load), place your nappies in the washing machine and do a pre-rinse. When the pre-rinse is finished do a regular/long wash with the amount of detergent recommended on the washing detergent bottle. When washing/rinsing do not exceed 60% water temperature!

Line drying your cloth nappies helps to sun out stains and is the recommended choice, unless your nappy manufacturer recommends tumble drying. This will depend on the specific materials your nappy is made from.

Got more questions? Ask them in a comment or contact us and I will reply!





Toilet Training Your Child

There is no set age when potty or toilet training will be easier and just magically happen. Like everything child related, it depends on your child. Children could be ready at any time from 18months to 4 years.  Here are some of the signs that your child is ready to start toilet training. They may exhibit some or all of these.

* Dislikes wearing a wet or dirty nappy
If your child tries to take their wet or dirty nappy off or tells you when they have done a wee or poo, then they are starting to recognise that being wet is not comfortable for them. They may be interested in preventing that feeling.

* Can they tell you when they are about to wet themselves? Or even recognise when they are starting to wee or poo?  If they can do this then they are starting to become aware of their bodies signals.

* Shows interest in the bathroom
Do they want to follow you into the bathroom to see what happens?  They may be willing to have a try themselves.

*Can they follow simple instructions?
You will need to tell them what to do and they will need to be able to sit still and pull up/down their pants (although they can start with assistance).

*Do they have dry times throughout the day?
As children get older and they develop some bladder control they will start having periods throughout the day/night where they stay dry. If your child is able to hold their bladder for a while then they are ready to start training.

These are some of the main signs that your child is ready to start potty or toilet training. When you have seen these signs what do you do then? Stay tuned for part 2 with some tips for toilet training your youngster.

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Cloth Nappy Hunt

Have you heard about the Cloth Nappy Hunt or heard about it but not interested in cloth nappies? That’s ok, as many of the sponsors are involved in businesses that are not related to cloth nappies.

It is happening online during March and involves searching a range of businesses for the cloth nappy hunt icon. You can find out more information by clicking here. 

There are 114 icon sponsors all up, made up of 6 extremes and 108 regulars.  Many of the sponsors provide a mini hunt requiring you to solve up to 4 clues. Regular sponsors hide the icon on a standard page of their site so even if you don’t follow the clues you can still find it. However, if you are up for a challenge, try an extreme. With an extreme hunt you must solve clues and work out where to put them which can be very difficult at times and you will not locate an extreme icon by looking around the website.

It is free to participate and all registrants receive a discount code that can be used at many of the sponsor’s stores.  There are also many prizes to win.

I know in past hunts I have spent hours hunting and discovered many fabulous businesses and products from a variety of smaller businesses.

If you are taking part – happy hunting :)

New Year

New year = new website and new blog!

I am very excited to start writing a blog which has been in the planning stages for ages. My new year’s resolution was to stop procrastinating and to simplify my life by getting things done straight away. I am proud to say that I have kicked off 2013 by starting the blog I have dreamed of writing for so long.

To coincide with what i hope will be a useful and informative blog, I have also relaunched my website with a new improved version. You can find the Australian Baby Supplies online store here.  I sell a variety of products for babies and toddlers. Whether you are looking for cloth nappies or nappy accessories, clothes, shoes, toilet training products, bibs and other feeding products or toys you will find it at Australian Baby Supplies. I am constantly ordering in new stock so if you are after something in particular that is not available feel free to contact me and let me know and I can tell you when I might expect it. If you have a question that you’d like answering about cloth nappies or babies and toddlers you can also contact me with it and I will do my best to answer.

Thanks for reading