#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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# 1: EC isn’t as hard as you think

When Camilla fell pregnant and spoke of her intended cloth journey, she faced a lot of opposition. But that just made me more determined to do it, she says. Starting part time, Camilla found cloth nappies much less effort and far more beneficial than disposables, and was soon a full time day and night cloth parent. Now, her biggest challenge is how to stop buy more nappies even though she has enough. Sometimes, a new pattern just has to join the family, she says.

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