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Let's talk about reusable sanitary products

Let's talk about reusable sanitary products

People assume that we launched our cloth sanitary products because single use products aren’t environmentally sustainable. Of course, that’s part of the reason. But there’s something else that motivates us. And that’s period poverty.

Reusable nappies: there doesn’t have to be an ‘upfront cost’

Reusable nappies: there doesn’t have to be an ‘upfront cost’

The idea that it costs a lot to get started with cloth nappies is a myth. Why? Because getting started with reusables doesn't have to cost any more than a pack of single-use nappies.

Reusable nappies DON'T make your baby hotter!

Reusable nappies DON'T make your baby hotter!

During the hot weather, what do you prefer to wear - a plastic bag or a natural, breathable fabric like bamboo or cotton? We have the research to back up why reusables are cool.

Reusable nappies - a cheaper, convenient choice for YOUR parents

Reusable nappies - a cheaper, convenient choice for YOUR parents

Tell your Health Visitor/Midwife/SureStart about reusable nappies

Using pocket nappies at night

Using pocket nappies at night

There’s a myth doing the rounds at the moment that appears fairly harmless. It’s quoted as fact - that you can’t use pocket nappies as night nappies. But getting rid of myths like this is really important if we want reusable nappies to be the new normal.

A letter to my family: Yes, I’m using reusable nappies. No, I’m not crazy.

A letter to my family: Yes, I’m using reusable nappies. No, I’m not crazy.

I know you think I’m mad for using reusable nappies. And I know it’s because you care. I understand that you’re worried about the extra work and the hygiene, and that you want the best for us. But please hear me out as I explain what I am doing.

Hemp nappy inserts - you're my new best friend

Hemp nappy inserts - you're my new best friend

I've tried these inserts every which way - even day time with one hemp only. Seriously, the boy is nearly two. It's hot at the moment so he's drinking a lot, and he's got to the age where he will hold wees and lets it all go in one big flood. But my new best friend can handle that. My new best friend can handle everything we've thrown at her.

Cloth bum mums: creating a zero waste store with a toddler in tow

Cloth bum mums: creating a zero waste store with a toddler in tow

Nikki Steel-Bryan - founder of zero waste store Flourish Foods MCR, and Baba+Boo mum - talks about the newest addition to Afllecks Palace, and starting a business with a toddler in tow.

Love your nappies? Thank my Dad.

Love your nappies? Thank my Dad.

Not throwing anything away has always been as natural to me as brushing your teeth twice a day. We didn’t even have a bin in the house when I was g...

Why less is more

Why less is more

There are a huge amount of awareness days and weeks to celebrate throughout the year. This week we have had National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and Hu...

Reusable nappies: let’s keep it simple

Reusable nappies: let’s keep it simple

We have a plea to make. Please, can we keep cloth nappies simple? Cloth nappies have become the parenting trend of 2018 thanks to the 'Blue Planet...

Too dirty to wash: putting poo in your washing machine

Too dirty to wash: putting poo in your washing machine

One of the main reasons why that parents choose to use single-use nappies is because they don’t want poo in their washing machine. Parents who feel...