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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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Make the time

We are heading towards the end of the year. Christmas is around the corner and 2020 is almost here.WOOHOOO! I am pretty sure a lot of you have heard the song by Harry Chapin. It`s called Cats in the cradle. Have you ever listened closely to the words? In a nutshell it talks about how he has a baby... but how he never made the time for him when he was little. Then he grows old, and his son hasn`t the time for him in the same way he never had time for him many moons ago. And now it s gone. Watch the video below.Take 3:44 minutes out of your life to do this. It is important. It might  change...

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Outer order results in inner calm

Having more than 1 young child is definitely a handful. Is it worth it - yes! Can you do two in cloth? YES. Having two in cloth at the same time is very manageable- a bit more washing, a lot more saving of money AND let us not forget our precious earth.  Kids can easily share nappies. It is not unhygienic. Once both babes are in the large size this makes it very easy. The washing can all be done together and even hung up together. Speaking of doing things together...our oldest one goes to a Montessori. To really understand what goes on in these types of school I did a bit of reading. What a wonderful environment he is...

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You are the center of the(ir) universe

  Leaving the house with 2 kids in tow can be quite a lengthy and challenging task on the best of days- anyone relate? Like my husband says, 1 + 1 is not 2. It definitely is not 1! Between packing the bag with extra clothes and packing nappies, someone poops - have to change the nappy (another 10 minutes). Continue to pack bag....  try to find bike... toddler has a melt because he cant find the train (which anyway cannot come to the river). Console toddler...baby starts crying... try to hold both at once. (Jealous) toddler hits baby.... Dad intervenes , both kids melt. They don`t want Dad...they want Mom. PUH... Mom = center of the universe AKA NO BREAK...

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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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