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Real Nappy Week: Why Do I Use Cloth?

Good question,

I’ll be honest but I don’t really know the original reason to why I decided I wanted to use cloth nappies. It was always something I had wanted to do when I had children, it just seemed to make sense in my head. So when I fell pregnant with my first I was pleased to be gifted a birth to potty set. However, since my journey with cloth nappies began, there have been a number of reason to why.

Cost

OK, there is no denying that long term cloth nappies save you money. I am about to welcome my fourth baby and some of the nappies that they will wear my first baby wore.  In theory I must be saving loads of money by not having 4 children in disposables. In reality I have a little bit of an addiction and have owned far too many nappies at some points so probably not saved myself loads. However, I don’t have the weekly expense of nappies in my shopping budget and when bump has finished with them I will put the majority of them on the resale market and get some of my investment back.

Environment

I have always been conscious of the environment and try my best to help support it. However, it wasn’t until I had children that I became more active in this. In our first summer of having Roran we used a mixture of reusable and disposable nappies and I was shocked at how much my bin was filling up. Then with more research and especially Real Nappy Week I was even more shocked to find out how long disposables take to decompose, how many just sit in landfill and how many I can cut out by going full time cloth. Those figures were enough for me to make the complete change. More can be found here.

Skin

Roran had eczema as a baby and I became concerned with what product I could put on his sensitive skin. So it made sense to me that in an area so sensitive that regularly got wet and dirty throughout the day he would need comfort, and although many disposables offered that, to me, cloth seemed the comfiest option. Willem was my first organic clothes baby, mainly as they fitted better with his nappy but I soon started to realise that everything that went on my childrens’ skin was important.

Cuteness

Well sorry there is not much cuter than and little baby in a squishy nappy. I have also found a new love for how cute nappies can be now I have a little girl and she wears dresses. I particularly find the gNappies block colours go great with Maxomorra dresses.

Do you use cloth nappies? Why?

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Maxomorra Tiger T-shirt

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This is a smile!

We love the Maxomorra t-shirts, especially for summer. However I haven’t been overly struck with this season prints, except ‘Tigers’. Willem loved his new top and when it arrived insisted on wearing it straight away. I also have the dress out away for Persephonie and hope to find a bigger size top for Roran. This will mean that bump will also need something from this print 🙂

The quality of these single print tops are great and we have never had any shrinkage. The colours are bright and help the children stand out when we are out and somewhere busy.As always Maxomorra clothes are organic and GOTS certificated, so no nasty against my little one’s skin.

Shop: The Natal Family

Size: 98/104

Accessories: Frugi Rainbow Stripe Parsnip Pants from The Natal Family

 

 

The Day… We wore the Maxomorra Bat Dress

bat-dressIt’s October and there’s a lot of Halloween theme clothes around, but this bat print from Maxomorra is far too cute to save for just for one day. We had a lazy day at home planned, and this outfit is perfect for her. It’s comfy looking and practical. Persphonie spent most of the day climbing on the sofa and onto daddy, as well as dancing to her favourite TV shows. The dress is long sleeved so ideal for the colder weather and is a beautiful colour. As always with Maxomorra it’s not only organic but GOTS certificated.

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Size: 98cm

Accessories: Tights – Piccalilly

 

 

The Day… We Wore the Maxomorra Superboy Top

Autumn has arrived and finally we are getting to wear some of my recent purchases. So get ready for lots of  what ‘We Wore’ posts.

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Yesterday Willem got to wear one of my favourite tops of this year, the Maxomorra Superboy Tee. This is a UK exclusive to The Natal Family, who have just started stocking this lovely Swedish brand. They only had two of each size available and i was lucky enough to grab one in his size. We had lots of comments asking who the character was on front of the top And Willem happily told them ‘it’s me’.  I love the contrast of colours and now looking for something in this print for both Persephonie and Roran.

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Size: 98-104

http://www.thenatalfamily.co.uk/products/new-in/maxomorra-superboy-t-shirt/

 

 

 

Posted in Clothes

The Day…We Wore

willem-in-maxomorra-sky-hoodyToday started off very misty and although we could tell it was going to be hot, for the morning school run a jacket was needed. So as it was grey and miserable outside we felt the new Maxomorra Sky hoody was needed to brighten things up. We love the practicality of this jacket as it is quite thin so perfect for those warm early mornings, but still cozy enough to keep the cold out. As usual with Maxomorra it is lovely and bright and got a lot of nice compliments in the playground. Also an added bonus as he vanishes into the sea of school children waiting to go in.

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Persphonie finally got to wear her Frugi Summer Playsuit today. It has been sat in her stash box since we got it earlier in the year as it was too big, and still is a bit. However with the warm weather we are having she need something light and cool to keep her comfy. We love this outfit as it gives her the freedom to move and climb, whilst keep her cool. As you can see she was very comfortable and evening got to enjoy and afternoon nap in the garden. Alright for some.

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