All posts filed under: Real nappies

Potty training and kids incontinence in older children made easy thanks to PottyPads by Snuggle Blanks

Potty Training. Hmm, these two words have the bad habit to usually stress parents. Why?  Maybe because we all want our children to start being independent as soon as possible. But realistically some few things should not be rushed and Potty training is one of them. For #1, as soon as we celebrated her first birthday, people around us were asking if she was clean during the day. I was a bit like this: ?!? She was definitely not ready at one year old, so it was far from any of my thoughts. People have a tendency to rush baby things and put a lot of pressure amongst parents and then by extension towards babies. Wow, slow sown a bit and appreciate what you have. All children grow at their own pace and never forget that a child cannot achieve something naturally and easily if he has not acquired the physical capacity to do it. So asking a one year old child to have a full control on his sphincters is just not “anatomically” logical. …

New prints in the Bambino Mio Accessories Range { Miosquares Review}

Little Baby is now nearly four months old and she is starting teething. Fingers and fists in the mouth, she dribbles like never before. I cannot believe we are already there! What happened to us these las few months? Well, too many things but a thing is sure, muslin squares are HANDY. They are the products I have the most used. I use them for E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G: to put on the bed to protect baby from sweating, for mopping spills, as burp cloths, for changing time, even for playing and much more. My baby’s comforter is a muslin blanket. I just love how versatile they are and absorbant. With Baba2, I use them as wipes when she is very messy after a meal, I just wet a muslin square and wipe her. Muslin squares are baby essentials, you cannot avoid them. And if you want, you are missing something because they are great! I have a large collection from my first baby and I am still using them. In my collection, I have some Miosquares. Miosquares, did I say? …

{Giveaway inside} Switching to Reusable menstrual products : Cheeky Mama Cloth Sanitary Pads Review

This week was Reusable Menstrual Products Week and it was obvious that I should talk to you about Reusable Cloth Sanitary pads. Using Reusable menstrual products has been, in my women life, the ultimate green step. Green living or at least trying to reduce waste in my life demanded efforts beyond my imagination. When I look around me all the things we use and throw into our bins after only one use it is unbelievable. I have been using disposable sanitary pads during so many years and it was obvious for me and all girls around me that it was what we would be using. When I was younger we were used to travel to Morocco every year for our summer holidays and in the 80’s to early 90’s, women – those I knew and were living with–  were still using washable pads {and washable nappies for babies!}. In fact, there were no pads. They were using pieces of cotton fabric. I grew up knowing that and having acknowledged it. I mean I have seen them washing their pads and …

Bambinomio Miosolo Cloth Nappy review and new Aldi Prints!

Bambinomio is one of my favourites cloth nappy. When I first stashed for Baba2 I did not hear about them. My first Bambino miosolo nappy has been bought a week before I gave birth only because I received a special offer email from Emma’s diary. It was a lilac Bambinomio miosolo. And since this first buy, I bought many, many, many more {certainly too much} for Baba2 and Baba3. I can say without shame: it is an addiction and I love this All in One Cloth Nappy. I have used them a lot on my Baba2 from 3 months old to 24 months old. I did not have any leak with them as you can easily boost them. My daughter {Baba2} do not go to nursery yet, but if she did, Bambinomio Miosolo nappies would have been my choice. They are the easiest nappy I have in my stash to use and clean. With no doubt and anxiety, they are the one I ask my husband to use when I am away and he handles them with no fear …

Controversial new Tots Bots Collaboration with Joules : Annabella Floral print

This morning at 10.00 am, Tot Bots has released what was supposed to be a great news. I was so after this news. Well, I have not been disappointed. What Did Tots Bots reveal? Their brand new Collaboration with Joules, a “High Street” Clothing UK Brand. The first nappy print they revealed was the Annabella Floral Print. My first reactions and impressions were: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! I need this print, no not I need, I want this print. You just need to have a look at my “logo” to understand. I am a flowers lover, a bobo in my heart and soul and I TOTALLY assume it. I am absolutely crazy about these kinds of Vintage chic prints, very british. Then,  I was like a headless chicken: Who is stocking them? How not to miss it? I need one in teenyfit? Will they be doing any teenyfit? Who should I contact to secure one? How much? Can someone tell me where to buy? It was really funny. I really love the print, I am totally honest. After the emotional …

Return to Cloth Nappies with Baby number 2: NEWBORN CLOTH NAPPIES STASH

So let’s start again. After our failure with Baba1 when I learnt I was pregnant with Baba2, I decided to change my view of cloth nappies. Restart from the beginning because for us it was clear if we failed first time we will not accept it a second time! We may have lost a battle but not the war against disposables. So my first goal was: GET INFORMED! I mean well informed. I wanted to understand everything and make sure that I knew what I was buying, how to use it, pros and cons and all the possible alternatives available, all the brands, everything really. My days were busy looking at Blogs and Vlogs. The first thing you need to do is to get familiar with the glossary. It is just like a foreign language, if you do not understand it, you cannot speak it. You see? Get familiar with all the different styles of nappies, fabrics, everything. I made my own modest Cloth nappies glossary if that can help. Once you understand what it is …

Cloth Nappy journey Part 1: Glossary and starter Set

Our journey into cloth nappies started when I discovered I was pregnant for the first time, five years ago. We decided that it will be great to make this little change and offer our baby what we think and believe is the best: a natural start into this world. I started my researches taking my future mums role very seriously only when I was 24 weeks pregnant because before I was convinced it was irrelevant {you know these myths around pregnancy}. My first ever step was to understand all the kind of cloth nappies you can find around. Real Nappies GLOSSARY Here are some basics that might be helpful for you too if you are starting your journey. I tried to keep things simple. ALL IN ONE Nappies {AIO}: these cloth nappies are just like disposables. They are the easiest and most expensive but not always the more efficient. You really have only one part to your nappy. Sometimes to help with the drying time and for extra boosting {= to add more absorbency} , …

Frugi, an organic Eco-friendly clothing brand from Bump to child

Nearly 37 weeks today and just starting to gather all we might need. For this Baby, like for Baba2 {let’s call her Rainbow from now}, we are going to use cloth nappies from birth. For Rainbow, I did not buy special cut for clothes clothing as I thought it was useless and just a new “need” created by Brands. I was so wrong and so silly! Guess what happened? All my baby vests were too short and had a tendency to squeeze the nappy, resulting on leaks. I decided to buy some vest extenders thinking that it will help. Unfortunately, they were compatible with only 2 out of 10 baby vests. Not having the time to search for another solution, we just kept going and just not fastening the vest when impossible resulting on a funny look. I am now more than convinced and aware that Cut for Clothes Clothing makes your life easier and are more practical if you use cloth nappies! So I have decided to invest in few clothes and see how …

Why to use Washable Wipes {Review of the Cheeky wipes Mini Kit for Cloth nappies users}

Good morning everyone! Green Parenting, Green Life what does this mean really in a day to day life? Absolutely no idea! For us, It has been more a journey that we started 6 years ago when we became parents. We were already a bit “green” meaning simply that we were trying to consume differently and reduce our waste. Most importantly, we, my partner and I, agree that food should not be wasted and are completely horrified by overconsumption that results on food waste. 1} This was our FIRST step : NO FOOD WASTAGE. We buy and cook proportionally to our needs and we NEVER put any food on the bin. We make sure to eat any leftover. Then when I was pregnant of Baba1 we decided to try reusable nappies. It has not been a great success but we tried our best. 2} This was our SECOND step: Start using CLOTH NAPPIES. With Baba2, we were sure to use only reusable nappies and this time round, we were more careful and managed very well {Happy!}. …

My Newborn and Maternity FRUGI Sales Haul!

Hi! I am running late today! I absolutely wanted to share with you this deal today! I received my order on Saturday and because we were out yesterday and this morning, I was unable to post until now. I hope you can still enjoy it. Do you know FRUGI? Frugi is a UK brand that makes Organic clothes that are cut for clothes! I am a cloth bumming mum and I shall recognise that classic clothes can be a bit short over a cloth diaper So that might be a solution, let’s see. Here is what I bought from their Sale sections: ~ Newborn  Bubbly Baby Gift Set :£10.20 ~ Newborn Duck Charlie Romper : £6 ~ 0-3 months Daisy Dino Kneepatch Dungarees : £6 ~ 0-6 months Hedgehog Flexi Grow: £7.20 And for baby bump and breastfeeding: ~  Top and Tie Cardi : £20 Have a look at my video to see how stunning they look! I looooove them! I love the colours, the sizing , everything. They will make great gifts and I …