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The Pokkelokkie newborn online workshop

Introducing Pokkelokkie`s very first online workshop. We are tackling newborn cloth moms. We understand how daunting it can be, so we are reaching out to help you settle any worries and to help you get going. Each day will be summarized and added to the blog for a full comprehensive article that you can revisit at any time. DAY 1 Part 1 :Is newborn cloth worth it? For those of you who are only considering starting cloth after 3 months, is newborn cloth worth ? Yes. Newborns go through the most amount of nappies (in a diaper lifetime) in the first 4 months. 1. Money saving: Newborns can use up to 15 nappies a day. That is 450 nappies in...

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Routine in the time of Covid-19

It`s been three weeks. Three weeks at home with two little kids. Yes there was a school holiday in there but somehow it just did not feel like a school holiday for anyone. I felt grateful for the timing - meaning we had a "no school" period already planned in there so that definitely gave us some "normality" ,especially for our four year old. But as we moved into the third week things started to feel like school should have begun and things should be back to normal - as it would be pre Covid-19. The biggest flag for me was my four year old`s behavior.  My sweet, friendly, polite little boy was not himself anymore. The aimless days of...

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Pokkelokkie playtime activity workshop

Day 1 Painting is always a total hit. It`s messy but a lot of fun and can be done by ALL ages. Try and let go of the mess. Just make sure to lay down some plastic or paint outside if you can on the grass. Water soluble paint is a must. 3D objects are much more fun to paint and allows practice of fine motor skills. Dry leaves Stones/rocks Pinecones Tree trunks Start collecting plastic or cardboard stuff.. anything that you would usually throw away. Pop a box next to the bin and throw stuff in there. Toilet rolls (start collecting these for many other things we will do) Egg boxes are fun Any box of any sort -...

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COVID-19

Who would have thought... 2020. A virus. This was an absolute surprise!! So here is my take on the world and what`s going on and what I am taking from it. I do not know why things happen - good or bad. But I do know that good does come from bad. It does not always come immediately (more than often not) but as we say, hindsight is a wonderful thing. I do not worry about getting sick (us healthy people have no need to worry about that). It is flu. It is the ones that can`t afford to get it like those that have compromised immunity and the elderly that I worry for. We do not have enough hospital...

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Potty and Pokkelokkie cloth

The day does come and your precious little nappies that were once hung out all over the house, are now all packed away. For cloth moms this day is often bitter sweet. We love our cloth, love hanging it up and love admiring that cute cloth bum rolling around on the floor. Potty learning signifies that our little baby is no longer a baby anymore.  Potty learning is a wonderful time of accidents, laughter and proud moments. We never set a start date or an age date. We waited until he showed interest. Our first used to peer into the toilet and say pee pee (at around two years old). So we bought a little round potty and placed it outside...

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