Tori says, that in order to exercise choice, you need to know what your options are. And I couldn’t agree more. There’s certainly a large cohort of parents out there who don’t make the choice to use reusable nappies because they don’t understand the options available to them. I invited Tori to join us to make the case for cloth diapers, and here she shares with us a chapter from her new book.
Sustainability guru and Cloth Baby founder, Emma, recently shared her thoughts on the rise of eco-disposable nappies and whether consumers are being misled about their environmental impact. Labels such as eco, degradable, biodegradable and compostable, she says, grab onto our heart strings and make us feel like we’re doing the right thing. We sat down with Emma to find out what actually happens to products that end up in landfill and whether eco-disposable nappy products are the right choice for you.
Living by the sea in Essex, UK, means lots of messy play for Sarah and her two-year-old son, Alfie. This includes adventures by the shore and in the countryside – but, ever since Sarah has been striving to make more eco-friendly choices in her life, it also means lots of recycled fun and cute cloth bum photographs of those activities. Today, Sarah takes us through the changes she has made to her daily arts and crafts time, and her journey to becoming a cloth mum.
If you’re here because using cloth nappies has always been on your radar but you just haven’t got around to giving them a go, today’s guest post is for you. Just a few weeks ago, Lauren and I connected over our shared attempts to learn how to navigate Instagram as we both began our feeds to encourage and support others in our respective fields. Talk quickly turned to cloth nappies, and Lauren admitted she’d never quite found the motive to take the plunge. A gentle push later and here we are. Today, Lauren talks us through her first few weeks in cloth – how she got started, the challenges she has faced, and the one thing she wish she knew earlier.
Meet Nikki. She’s a mum for whom cloth nappies were a starting point to making more environmentally friendly choices for her family. With COVID-19 restrictions meaning her usual swimming lessons, mothers group meets and play dates were cancelled, she set to making toys and other baby activities out of recycled items for her 10-month-old daughter. Today, she shares some of her ideas with you in the hope of inspiring more families to keep their children busy using whatever they can find around the home.