Baba+Boo Blog

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.

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.

Please stop calling me good

Please stop calling me good

"No, I am not ‘good’. I am not a martyr who toils under the weight of a dreadful chore simply so I can ‘do my bit’ to save the planet. I am a really busy parent who has used reusable and single-use nappies; and who knows that, without doubt, reusable nappies are the easier, cheaper option."

10 Christmas Traditions you can start with your family

10 Christmas Traditions you can start with your family

Christmas can be overwhelming as a parent. Trying to achieve the perfect Christmas is not going to make for a happy one. Here are some little tips that are achievable and will make happy family memories for years to come.

The gift of cloth nappies

The gift of cloth nappies

Using just one cloth nappy a day saves 900 single use nappies going to landfill - and is so much kinder to parents’ pockets. Surely that’s a gift worth giving?

The toys children really need for playing outside

The toys children really need for playing outside

We all want to encourage our children to play outdoors - especially if it means they’re not glued to a screen. But visit any toy shop right now and you’d be forgiven for thinking that every family needs a back garden the size of a park to fit all the outdoor toys and activities that your child ‘needs’.

First Aid For Babies and Toddlers

First Aid For Babies and Toddlers

This week we are thrilled to have Kate from Bumps And Bashes on our blog. Kate teaches parents and grandparents the essentials of first aid around Greater Manchester. She shares her advice with us.

How becoming a mum helped me find my strength

How becoming a mum helped me find my strength

Becoming a mum is life-changing in more ways than one. Eve explains how it changed her. I was put into a box from a very early age. Not an actual ...

The clocks are changing - our tips to minimise the 5am starts

The clocks are changing - our tips to minimise the 5am starts

The clocks are changing: our top tips for minimising those 5am starts and maintaining your baby’s sleep routine Next weekend it’s the changing of ...

Meaningful gifts for a memorable Mother’s Day

Meaningful gifts for a memorable Mother’s Day

This blog is inspired by our minimalist founder Eve, who is a huge advocate for living with less. This year her children's gift to their theatre lo...

Five ways to make your outdoor space more appealing

Five ways to make your outdoor space more appealing

 Our last blog was about which toys children really need - and don’t need - for outdoor play. However, it’s not just the ‘toys’ that can make your...

Washable nappies and wheelie bins

Washable nappies and wheelie bins

Eve reflects on her cloth nappy days and how councils are reducing bin sizes and collection days. If I can use washable nappies, then anyone can. ...