Three Reasons Why I Love Reusable Nappies - with Jen Thompson

We are really pleased to bring you our first offering to the Baby Category for Seed & Sprout. It’s an area that has been on our radar for quite some time. For many it’s a great place to start walking a littler lighter and making sustainable choices, I know it was for me. 

There are so many great alternatives in the baby space and when you look at the statistics, it’s hugely motivating. In Australia around 800 million disposable nappies end up in Australian landfills annually and the average baby goes through around 6,000 nappies until toilet trained. These nappies are made using recycled plastics and hemp and if cared for correctly can be used for siblings too. 

We also love our plastic free Soothing Salve which works as a great addition to any nappy bag, full of nourishing ingredients and made in Australia! There is so much opportunity and education that we look forward to sharing with you in this new space, welcome to Seed & Sprout baby. 

We’re so excited to have Jen’s perspective on using reusable nappies. Jen has used reusable nappies for all three of her kids and is the wife of our Warehouse Manager, Blake. When it comes to making the swap to reusable nappies, getting advice from someone who has used them for years is invaluable! 

Jen has kindly shared what she loves about Bare and Boho nappies and a few tips to help you if you're new to the category. We hope you find this useful and can see how easy it is to make the swap! 

 

 

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It took me 3 kids to realise that cloth nappies are nowhere near as scary as I thought. And when amazing companies create gorgeous nappies to make it even easier there are less and less reasons holding you back.

I was lucky enough to start my journey with Bare and Boho nappies. I’ve tried a few others but these are my ride or die and there’s a few reasons why: 

  1. First up, the most important part, cute designs. I’m just kidding, but it’s obviously an added bonus. The best thing about Bare and Boho Reusable Nappies is how easy they are to use. Not having to sit every evening and stuff liners inside nappies is a MEGA bonus, trust me. Just snap them in and away you go. It’s that easy. 
  1. The inserts are magically absorbent but not bulky. My daughter, Pearl is 11 months old and I just started boosting (adding extra liners) her nappy. You will change cloth nappies more often than disposable but it becomes second nature pretty quickly. When your baby is really little that’s easy to do, then as they get older, start solids and drink water, you will start to play around with combinations of inserts and boosters to suit your own routine. 2-3 hours is average for us before I have to change her but if I wanted to stretch it out I could simply add another booster or even one of Seed and Sprout’s washcloths.

3. All those poppers on the nappy that look confusing (I had no idea what to do) give you options. From baby to toddler. Chunky thighs to chicken legs. The poppers give you the ability to alter the size of the leg elastic as well as the waistband and that means one nappy can be used until you toilet train or even for kids of different ages in the same family. It might take a little bit of trial and error to find the best fit but once you do it’s smooth sailing.

Cloth nappies can feel really daunting, especially if your parenthood journey has just begun but I can hand on heart say they are worth every penny (and penny saved).

Once you find your flow, they become second nature and you’ll never look back.

You can shop the Seed & Sprout and Bare and Boho Collaboration here.