#13: Actions speak loudly

Come say hello to Josie from Deniliquin. Josie sounds like so many mums I have interviewed for this blog – she started out with little knowledge of cloth nappies, just a drive to do better for the planet, then a short time later became a staunch cloth nappy addict. Only Josie has done something about it – she has started a local advocacy group as a place to encourage local parents to make the switch to cloth or share anything cloth related.

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#9: A fund to help others

Have you ever loved something so much, you’ve started a fund to help others experience the same? Shoshannah has. She became so passionate about cloth nappies and all the benefits they entail, she created The Cloth Community Fund (TCCF) to support other parents begin their own journey. The fund was started on a whim, she says, after random acts of kindness kept appearing on her Facebook feed. But that ‘whim’ quickly took off and Shoshannah’s #clothforall quest has become much closer to reality.

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#4: How to make friends

With two children under two – one a tiny, clingy newborn, Mary-Louise became a single mum. She moved into her parents’ home, going from washing whenever she felt like it to having to share a machine with four other adults. Still, she endeavoured to make cloth nappies work. And why wouldn’t she? Mary-Louise says cloth has brought her life-long friends who support each other through the best and the worst times. And, like many who catch the cloth nappy addiction, a new nappy in the post always brings a smile.

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