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The History of the Cloth Nappy!

The History of the Cloth Nappy!

  We've come a long way from the traditional square cloth, fastened with safety pins. So there's no wonder Cloth Nappies have become so popular in the recent years. Today Modern Cloth Nappies come in a host of shapes, including preformed cloth nappies, all-in-one nappies with waterproof exteriors, fitted nappy with covers and pocket or a "stuffable" nappy, which consist of a water-resistant outer shell sewn with an opening for insertion of absorbent material inserts. In the early part of the 20th century, cloth users were boiling nappies as they became aware of bacteria. During world war II, women flocked to work in...

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Cloth or Disposable?

Cloth or Disposable?

In the first year of your child's life there'll be a lot of trial and error when it comes to finding the right nappy for your baby and your budget. Did you know that your baby will go through approximately 5500-8000 nappy changes from newborn to toilet training?   Here are a couple of considerations to think about when choosing what’s right for you.Environment A staggering 3.75 million disposable nappies are used each day in Australia and New Zealand, and it takes about one cup of crude oil to make each nappy. This is a lot of landfill, with conventional...

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The Benefits of Babywearing

The Benefits of Babywearing

A carried baby is a happy baby... We carry our babies for almost a year while pregnant. And while in utero they are warm and cosy, our breaths and heartbeat are their constant companions. Why shouldn’t we continue this after their arrival? Make them feel safe and secure.     What are the benefits of babywearing? •  Baby is soothed by parent’s movements, closeness and heartbeat •   Wearer can maintain visual contact with the baby at all times for extra-reassurance in those first formative months •   Bonding is increased between parent and child •   Baby is better stimulated,...

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2020 Top Ten Must Reads for Expectant Parents

Book for new parents pregnancy The first year What to expect

2020 Top Ten Must Reads for Expectant Parents

Learn from world class experts or have a laugh through the first year of parenthood. Here I have collected the top ten books to help you through pregnancy, birth and the early years of parenting.    9 Months: The Essential Australian Guide to Pregnancy By Ruby Matley and David Addenbrooke.   Can I still dye my hair? Is it safe to sleep on my back? Why is my friend's bump bigger than mine? Can I eat soft cheese? How do I know my waters have broken? What is colostrum anyway?Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. It can...

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