How to Ask for Cloth Nappies at Your Baby Shower: A Complete Guide

How to Ask for Cloth Nappies at Your Baby Shower: A Complete Guide

How to Ask for Cloth Nappies at Your Baby Shower: A Complete Guide

Welcoming a new baby is an exciting and joyful time, and baby showers are a wonderful way to celebrate with friends and family. As you prepare for your baby’s arrival, you might be considering the eco-friendly and cost-effective option of using cloth nappies, like those from Pokkelokkie. But how do you ask for cloth nappies at your baby shower without feeling awkward? Here’s a great guide to help you navigate this request with practical tips and even wording suggestions. 

Why Choose Cloth Nappies?

Before diving into the "how," let’s briefly touch on the "why." Understanding the benefits of cloth nappies can help you feel more confident in your decision and make it easier to communicate this choice to your loved ones.

  • Environmental Benefits
  • Cloth nappies are reusable, reducing the significant waste associated with disposable nappies. By opting for cloth, you’re contributing to a healthier planet for your baby’s future.

  • Cost Savings
  • While the initial investment in cloth nappies is higher, they will save you a lot of money in the long run. Bonus:  they can be used for multiple children. (Hello, sibling hand-me-downs!)

  • Health Benefits
  • Cloth nappies are free from the chemicals found in disposable nappies, making them gentler on your baby’s skin and reducing the risk of nappy rash and other health risks. Plus, there’s really nothing as cute as a Pokkelokkie cloth nappy bum! 

    • Easy Washing  

    Washing cloth nappies is not at all what it used to be - no soaking required! A simple rinse, wash, and dry process makes it convenient and manageable for modern parents.

    How to Ask for Cloth Nappies at Your Baby Shower

    Now that you’re convinced of the benefits, here are some practical tips and creative ideas for requesting cloth nappies at your baby shower.

    1. Communicate Your Preference Clearly

    Communicate your preference for cloth nappies in a friendly and direct manner. Here are some cute and effective ways to do this:

    Invitation Insert Ideas: 

    "We’re choosing to go green with Pokkelokkie cloth nappies for our baby. Your support in building our cloth nappy stash would mean the world to us!"

    Nappy Love Note

    "Our baby will be wearing lots of love and a little bit of cloth! We'd be thrilled if you could help us build our stash of cloth nappies."

    Eco-Friendly Appeal

    "Join us in our journey to a greener planet! Instead of disposables, we're opting for cloth nappies. Your gift will keep our baby's bum comfy and the Earth happy!"

    Gentle Reminder

    "We’ve decided to go green from the very start! Cloth nappies are the way to our hearts. If you’d like to gift us something sweet, a cloth nappy voucher  would be a perfect treat!"

    Diaper Duty Delight

    "We’re excited for diaper duty with a twist! Cloth nappies are at the top of our list. Help us keep our little one cozy and our planet clean!"

    Sustainable Start

    "Our baby’s bottom is going green! We’d love your help in creating a sustainable start with cloth nappies."

    Witty Wordplay

    "No more disposables, we’re going the cloth route. Help us wrap our baby’s tush in eco-friendly cute!"

    Personal Touch

    "We’ve made a special decision to use cloth nappies for our baby. Your support  would mean the world to us!"

    1. Offer the Option to Contribute to a Nappy Fund

    Instead of a traditional registry, suggest that guests contribute to a collective fund managed by a trusted friend or family member, such as a grandparent or bestie. This fund will be used to purchase the Pokkelokkie cloth nappy set you want.

    Invitation Insert: "If you’d prefer, you can join others in contributing to a fund managed by [Friend's/Grandma's Name] for our cloth nappy sets. Every little bit helps!"

    Pooling Our Love

    "We’re so excited to welcome our little one with eco-friendly cloth nappies! Instead of a traditional gift, we’re pooling our love (and funds!) to get the best cloth nappy sets. [Friend's/Grandma's Name] is kindly managing the fund. Every little bit helps!"

    Join the Nappy Fund Fun

    "Help us kickstart our cloth nappy adventure! Instead of individual gifts, consider joining others in contributing to a nappy fund managed by [Friend's/Grandma's Name]. Together, we can wrap our baby in the best!"

     Nappy Fund Manager

    "In lieu of a registry, we’re asking for contributions to a nappy fund managed by [Friend's/Grandma's Name]. Your support will help us get the perfect cloth nappies for our little one’s bum!"

    1. Provide Practical Information

    Educate your friends on the benefits and ease of using cloth nappies. This can help alleviate any concerns and make them feel more comfortable with your choice.

    Why Cloth Nappies?

    • Eco-Friendly: Reduces waste.
    • Cost-Effective: Saves us a lot of money over time.
    • Healthy for Baby: Free from chemicals.

    How You Can Help We’d love your support in building our Pokkelokkie cloth nappy stash! Here’s how you can contribute:

    Gift Option 1: Cloth Nappies

    Help us by gifting Pokkelokkie cloth nappy essentials. Here are a few options:

    Dawn patrol Fitted Single Nappies: These are super convenient and easy to use.

    Mini Waterproof Covers: Handmade from a breathable, 100% waterproof softshell.

    Booster Packs: Add absorbency!

    Reusable Wipes: An eco-friendly alternative to disposable wipes.

    Fleece Liner Packs: Used to keep sensitive bums dry

    Vest Extenders: These are designed to extend the life of babygrow’s 

    Gift Option 2: Contribute to Our Nappy Fund

    • If you’d prefer, you can join others in contributing to a fund managed by [Friend's/Grandma's Name] for our Full-time cloth nappy set. Every little bit helps!

    How to Contribute

    • Contact [Friend's/Grandma's Name] at [email/phone number] to contribute to the fund for our cloth nappy choices.
    1. Add a Dash of Humour

    Use humour and cuteness to make your request more light-hearted and fun.

    "Help us wrap our baby’s bum in the cutest cloth nappies ever! Your contributions to our Pokkelokkie cloth nappy fund will keep our baby healthy and the planet happy."

    “Our baby’s bottom will be oh-so-green, with cloth nappies that are nice and clean. Join others in a gift that’s smart, a nappy fund straight from the heart!”

    Social Media Post: "Turns out, babies go through a lot of nappies. Help us stay eco-friendly and chemical-free with some adorable @pokkelokkiecloth nappies! Or chip in for a nappy fund managed by [Friend's/Grandma's Name]. #ClothNappies #StylishBums #PokkelokkieCloth

    1. Be Gracious and Appreciative

    Lastly, remember to express your gratitude. Regardless of how people choose to support you, a heartfelt thank you goes a long way.

    Thank You Note: "Thank you so much for supporting our decision to use cloth nappies. Your generosity and love mean the world to us as we start this new journey!"


    Requesting Pokkelokkie cloth nappies at your baby shower can be a seamless and enjoyable experience with the right approach. By clearly communicating your preference, offering practical information, and providing options for contributions, you can make it easy for your friends and family to support your eco-friendly choice. Here’s to a happy and sustainable start for your baby!

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