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My obsession with flats

Every single day I recommend flats to new moms wanting to use cloth nappies. Flats... flats... flats. When I started cloth diapering (five years ago) the first nappies I ever made were flats. I dug out my old sewing machine which Mum had left me and gave it an oil and off I went. I loved it so much I turned it into a business- but that is another story :) The first cloth nappy I used was a hemp flat. Gosh it was a different experience than when practicing on a teddy!! Those wriggly, kicking legs just would not be still even for a moment. It took a few tries to finally get it on and hmmmm there were gaps...

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Dont be fooled into thinking newborn nappies only fit for a short time....

Almost every week I get sent cloth bum photos from very happy mums.  Now just look at this smart little dude in his hemp flat. This is a 50 x 50 flat and fits well from 3kg until about 6.5kg - which can be up to 3 months depending on baby`s birth weight.  Newborn cloth is SO worth it. Newborns go through A LOT more nappies than any other stage as usually by 4/5 months, they tend to not pee as much and nappies last longer and you use less per day. Newborns can go through anything from 12 - 16 nappies a day. Using  disposables- that costs around R1100 + a month. That is money thrown in the bin....

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Great review on our delicious newborn nappies

Newborn cloth can be daunting. So can having a newborn. So why not kill 2 birds with 1 stone and just dive in eh? Have a newborn and get yourself some newborn Pokkelokkie cloth nappies ladies :) Not only are our nappies the best quality, but we provide FULL support when baby arrives and we help you get going. You are not alone on this cloth journey! Our Dawn patrol day fitteds and our Sleepy dust night fitteds are definitely the easiest nappies to use and they are super thirsty. Dads especially love the day fitteds as they have a velcro closure. They really do mirror a disposable in terms of use and they dry super fast (winter is coming). ...

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Embrace the experience

Yesterday while I was bathing my little one, I was thinking about how best to just embrace this experience. (I felt tired and both boys were crying. Washing hair is always a cryathon....). Everything in life is an experience right? Whether it`s doing a load of cloth laundry, hanging them up, doing a puzzle with your little human or holding a meeting with your business partners, it is all an experience fueled by an attitude behind (isnt it?). So if the attitude is negative, the experience will more than likely be negative. If you can open up to the experience and try to approach it with fresh eyes/attitudes, this can help change the whole experience and help you embrace it. If the...

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