Living with cloth

#20: An appreciation for simplicity

Simple and meaningful are the principles by which Sunshine Coast mum, Naomi, lives her life. She believes in owning less, making things with her own hands and being thoughtful about where her time and money goes. Of course, this approach extends to the way in which she is choosing to raise her 18-month-old son. Naomi says using cloth nappies for her son was a given – especially considering her ongoing attempts to minimise plastic waste, and she credits elimination communication for him being out of both day and night-time nappies by 10 months of age. But, don’t go calling her a “super mum” just yet; you’ll have to read on to find out why this term brings her displeasure.

Living with cloth

# 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.