Sunday 20 February 2011

Clothie Coffee Morning - Cloth and Eco-Disposable Nappies in Bromley

Meet with the Green Team from Bromley council to find out more about using cloth nappies in Bromley and what services are available to you.

There is such a wide choice of cloth nappies available, pop along for advice and guidence on choosing the right ones to suit you.

The Green Team can offer a range of cloth nappies for you to try and also have a reward scheme where Bromley parents may be able to claim up to £30 cash back.

Visit their webpage for more information and to read all about the benefits of cloth nappies.

Clothie coffee mornings are held throughout the year, the next one will be:

Address: High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough, BR6 7JH
Date: 22 Mar 2011
Time: 10:30am-1pm
Price: Free

Event Organiser: Green Team
Phone: 020 8313 4913

I did investigate into using cloth nappies before my baby was born in June 09, I had a few sample packs and decided against the velcro fastening ones (I found the velcro caught on other things) and preferred the popper fastening ones. When my son was born, he was only 5 lb 13oz and cloth nappies looked way too big for him!

Along with Bromley Council offering free samples of cloth nappies, most brands also offer trial packs which you can purchase to see how you get on before investing in a full set - obviously, with cloth nappies you are paying upfront for all your nappies so be prepared for a high start up cost!

I loved the idea of eco friendly disposables and tried NatureBaby ones as these are readily available in Boots and Waitrose, however, they just kept leaking! I was very disappointed, I'd had such high hopes! I still use the NatureBaby wipes which are fantastic - it really grates on me how many chemicals are in the "as pure as water" pampers/huggies wipes etc...  they belong in the disgraceful bin, along with Johnsons naturals toiletries which are pumped full of artificial cr*p.  (please?! Why so many nasty chemicals in baby things! Parabens etc should be banned!)

I didn't try any other eco disposables but if you are interested, there is a great website which offers a good selection along with free samples.

Emma in Bromley x

1 comment:

  1. great post emma. very useful info and would go to the next meeting if it wasn't such a pain to get to without driving! am planning on trying cloth nappies this time. so far we have bought a few mio and bum genius varieties and intend to try them out in the first few days before investing in the high costs of the intial pay out! i to used the NatureBaby nappies that you can buy in waitrose, and found they was ok after 6 months old but before that would leak. im afraid we're stuck on pampers with max now until he is potty trained! hoping to get some more info on cloth nappies for the new arrival, as have no experiece. and not even sure which brand are best yet!! x


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