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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CLOTH NAPPIES by Boho Babes Cloth Nappies

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AN INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CLOTH NAPPIES BY DANNI BREWER Congratulations on starting your journey into the world of modern cloth nappies and thank you from Mother Earth for helping to reduce the number of disposable nappies that end up in landfill globally each year The environmental impact of disposable products and nappies is phenomenal Each year around 300 000 babies are born in Australia alone That is a lot of little bottoms that need nappies and a lot of single use plastic nappies going to landfill not to mention the disposable wipes and plastic nappy bags as well By choosing reusable nappies and products you are helping to make tomorrow more beautiful for generations to come PRODUCED FOR BOHO BABES CLOTH NAPPIES WWW BOHOBABESNAPPIES COM AU

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WHAT ARE MCNS Beginning your journey into the world of cloth nappies can be overwhelming as cloth nappies have certainly evolved since the days of our grandparents While the good old terry towelling squares commonly known as flat nappies are still available through most department stores a new type of nappy is now available called a Modern cloth nappy These modern cloth nappies MCN s are available through many online and in store retail companies across the world and new brands are popping up every day So let s explore these nappies and their features

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CLOTH NAPPY COMPONENTS Shell A cloth nappy shell or cover is the waterproof outer of the cloth nappy Insert The insert is made from absorbent materials usually bamboo cotton hemp or microfiber and this is the component that absorbs the urine Lining The lining of a cloth nappy can be made from a vast range of materials however the most common are suede cloth and microfleece that act as a water resistant barrier between the insert of the nappy and bubs skin that aids in keeping the skin dry Boosters A booster is an absorbent pad that is used to increase the absorbency of a cloth nappy They are composed of absorbent materials from hemp bamboo or microfiber to flannelette and even terry towelling Liners There are two types of liners reusable and disposable A liner s main purpose is to make the disposal of faecal matter an easier process and in turn making cleaning your cloth nappies easier also A reusable liner is a piece of suede cloth or more commonly microfleece that is cut to fit on top of the lining of a cloth nappy This type of liner can be rinsed washed and reused as the name suggests Reusable liners are an easy DIY project Disposable liners usually come on a roll or in a packet of anywhere between 50 to 200 pieces They are usually constructed of bamboo fibres and claim they are flushable however this is questionable as no real studies have been conducted on the biodegradability of these liners in our sewage systems They work but disposing of the liner once soiled and make the clean up process of your cloth nappy more manageable

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DIFFERENT STYLES OF MCNS There are four main types of modern cloth nappies Pocket nappies All in ones All in twos and night nappies Pocket nappies have a pocket between the outer shell and the inner lining of the nappy This pocket usually has an opening at the back or front sometimes both that allows you to stuff the absorbent insert between the layers These nappies are very fast to dry and allow you to adjust the absorbency as required All in one nappies AIO are exactly as the name describes The allin one nappy typically has the absorbent layers sewn beneath the lining of the nappy and is connected to the waterproof outer shell These nappies are convenient as there is no need to connect the inserts or stuff pockets however they can be quite bulky take a long while to dry after washing and restrict the ability to boost absorbency All in two nappies AI2 typically consist of a shell and a snap in insert system The absorbent insert is usually attached to the shell with snaps and is lined with a water resistant fabric to keep bubs skin dry This system means the inserts can be removed to allow for faster drying and they often offer the ability to boost the absorbency Night nappies are designed for heavy wetting and are often made from highly absorbent fabrics such as bamboo or hemp These nappies will often require a cover however there are dedicated night nappies in the styles mentioned above with added absorbency suitable for night time use Some day nappies will even allow you to boost for night time use with a dedicated night booster

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MCN SIZES There are typically three size options when it comes to modern cloth nappies Newborn sized and One size fits most Cloth nappies come in a combination of the different types and styles For example you can get pocket type newborn sized or one size fitsmost nappies Newborn nappies are made to be a smaller fit for those newborn bubs The nappies are typically trimmer and not made with as much absorbency as the larger sizes Newborn nappies are usually made to fit anywhere from 2kgs yes you can even buy preemie MCN s to 6kgs depending on the brand and style Sized nappies are as the name describes Typically they come in sizes ranging from small medium large to extra large and some companies make custom fitting nappies and even adult sizes also These sized nappies have the advantage of not being as bulky in the smaller sizes as they are made to fit bub at each stage of growth and the absorbency is tailored to suit also The main downfall of these nappies is you will need to upgrade to a new size as your bub grows One size fits most OSFM nappies have rows of snaps at the front and on the wings of the nappy to allow you to adjust the size as your baby grows They often fit from 3 5kgs up to around 18kgs toilet training learning age depending on the brand and style of nappy These nappies allow you to get the most use and are the best value for money as you do not need to upgrade as bub grows simply adjust the size with the rows of snaps

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SNAP PLACEMENT There are two options when it comes to snap placement and closure of cloth nappies Side snapping nappies have snaps that snap onto the adjustment snaps on the hip area of the nappy Front snapping nappies have snaps on the wings of a nappy that snap onto the adjustment snap rows at the front of the nappy Another closure option is hook loop which we commonly referred to by the trade name Velcro Hook loop nappies are quicker to secure on bub however once bub is on the move they are also easier for bub to take off and you may just find your child running around in the nude Front Snapping Side Snapping

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INSERTS AND BOOSTERS Inserts are the absorbent pads that are stuffed or lay within the nappy to absorb the urine These inserts come in a range of shapes thicknesses and can be made from many different materials Microfiber is a synthetic fiber It is quite absorbent though can be prone to compression leaks liquid leaks out when the microfiber insert is compressed Bamboo is a sustainable resource making this fabric an eco friendly option It is also highly absorbent contains anti microbial properties and is easy to clean Hemp is another highly absorbent natural fibric However it can be a bit rough against the skin so is often mixed with cotton to make it softer A mixture Some companies sell inserts that contain a mixture of a couple of different fabrics These combinations usually aid in absorption and often microfiber is placed between two layers of bamboo fabric to help counteract any compression leaks Shape There are many different shaped inserts on the market snake inserts more traditional pad shaped inserts hourglass and even contoured inserts that have elastic in the sides to create a cup like shape that claim to better protect against leakage Boosters Boosters do exactly as the name implies they boost the absorbency of the nappies These boosters also come in many different shapes and you can get mini or super boosters also They can be made from one type of absorbent fabric or just like the inserts a mixture

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HOW TO CHOOSE There are many things to consider when choosing the right nappy for your bub and as mentioned above you may need trial many styles and brands before you find one that suits your mini human Here are some things to think about to guide you in the decisionmaking process

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QUESTIONS TO HELP Do you want a nappy that is quick to dry Pocket or AI2 nappies are the fastest drying If you have more than one child in cloth nappies a fast drying option is recommended Do you mind snapping together or stuffing inserts into shells pockets If the answer is no then perhaps you would prefer the convenience of AIO nappies Take into consideration your lifestyle will you have time to be snapping and stuffing Is your child a light moderate or heavy wetter If your child is a heavy wetter the convenience of being able to boost the absorbency of a pocket or AI2 nappy will be beneficial A heavy wetting child may also require boosters to be added in nappies for extra absorbency If you intend to use cloth nappies at night boosters or a dedicated night nappy will be essential Is your child slim or chubby The build of your child will dramatically influence the style and brand of nappy that will suit them best Chubby bubs tend to suit side snapping nappies or front snapping OSFM in a larger make or sized nappies suited to their weight A slimmer bub is easier to fit for nappies However some OSFM nappies are made to be larger to accommodate for the allowed adjustments as bub grows and this means that some styles of OSFM nappies will be too large around the legs for some slim bubs Most brands offer trial packs and it is recommended to trial a couple of nappies from a few different brands before investing in one brand

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HOW MANY NAPPIES There are a few factors to consider when deciding how many nappies you will need for your family The number of children in nappies and your wash routine are some things that may determine the number of nappies you will need This is the general guide for one child in cloth nappies Part time it is recommended to purchase between 15 20 nappies Full time it is recommended to purchase between 24 30 nappies Night time use it is recommended to purchase between 3 to 5 night nappies as these take longer to dry If you have two or more children in cloth nappies you may need double the amount A heavy wetter may require changing more frequently and therefore require more nappies overall However there are other factors that can determine whether you will need more nappies then suggested above Such as how often you intend to wash whether you will be using a dryer or will hang your nappies to dry Remember AIO nappies take longer then pocket style or AI2 to dry so you may need more AIO nappies then you would of the other styles

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HOW OFTEN TO CHANGE It is recommended to change bubs nappy every 2 to 3 hours throughout the day It is important to change the nappy immediately if bub has done a poo to avoid nappy rash and infections Dedicated night nappies are more absorbent and made to withstand 10 12 hours of wear overnight However this is just an estimate and if your bub is a heavy wetter or still waking frequently at night for a feed you may need to change their nappy once or twice during the night to avoid flooding the nappy and leaks WASHING AND CARE Washing and cleaning your nappies can be one of the most daunting part of starting cloth nappies however with our easy washing guide your nappies will come out smelling clean and fresh each wash Our guide is based on what we have found to work well and what we recommend to our customers If you are using a different brand not Boho Babes remember to follow their recommended wash routine otherwise it may void the warranty If you are having a specific laundry issue there is a fantastic group Clean Cloth Nappies who have a website and a facebook group also where you can ask questions related to wash routines and troubleshooting

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DEALING WITH POOP There are a few different ways to deal with poop and it comes down to personal preference Here are the most common ways Scraping Using toilet paper wipes or even an old knife to scrape poop into the toilet is probably one of the most common ways to remove the bulk of the poop prior to dry pailing It is also the most cost affordable way Once the bulk is removed rinsing the remaining poop off in a bucket of water under the hose or in the laundry sink is recommended to avoid bacteria growth and stains Please remember not to flush baby wipes down the toilet Spray attachment Most hardware stores sell spray hose kits which connect to the external plumbing line of your toilet This allows you to spray the poop into the toilet with minimal contact and it means you can clean the bulk of the poop and rinse the nappy at the same time It is highly recommended to get a licenced plumber to install the hose kit for you Dealing with poop in public Again there are a couple of different ways to deal with poop in public Using toilet paper or a wipe to scrape the bulk of the poop into the toilet and then placing the nappy in a wetbag to be rinsed at home is usually the easiest way and means less mess to clean when you get home However if you cannot locate a toilet then you can wrap the nappy within itself and place it in a wetbag to deal with at home Just DO NOT leave it too long or forget about it or it will be very hard to clean may stain grow mould and SMELL

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Newborn breastfed baby poop The great news is that breastfed baby poop is water soluble What does that mean Well there is no real need to rinse the poop off nappies prior to dry pailing it will all come off in the wash Even meconium Yes even that sticky black tar like poop from the first few days If you are concerned about stains you can use a pre wash stain removal spray or laundry booster STORING SOILED NAPPIES Storing your nappies in a bucket with water is no longer suggested as the water and closed lid is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mould A bucket of water can also pose a drowning hazard for children It is recommended to store soiled nappies in a basket or bucket with holes in the sides to allow adequate ventilation this is called dry pailing A laundry hamper or something similar is perfect and will help prevent any nasties from growing Remember to rinse poop nappies and night nappies prior to dry pailing

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LAUNDRY DETERGENT Powder or liquid Washing powder contains sodium carbonate which is a laundry enhancer it helps to give that deeper clean and works great for cleaning nappies Liquid can also work sufficiently if you are putting your nappies through a hot wash Do not exceed 60 c and follow you nappies washing instructions given at time of purchase Eco or mainstream detergent Eco friendly or plant based detergents can work sufficiently if used in conjunction with hot washes 60 c Hot water helps to open the fibres allowing the detergent to penetrate and clean effectively Mainstream detergent works well regardless if you are using hot or cold water to wash your nappies in However hot water will always provide the best results How much detergent Pre wash Use half the recommended amount of detergent Main wash Use the recommended amount for a heavily soiled load Fabric softener Do not use a detergent with fabric softener in it as the softener coats the fibres and effects the level of absorbency

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WASHING AND PREP TIPS Hot wash vs cold wash A hot wash 60 c is recommended when washing nappies as in conjunction with a good laundry detergent it will help to leave your nappies clean and fresh wash after wash As mentioned previously hot water helps to relax the fibers of fabrics and allows the detergent to penetrate and clean effectively A cold or warm wash can work sufficiently if a powder based laundry detergent that contains sodium carbonate is used Though it is recommended to at least run a pre wash cycle using hot water prior to the main cold warm water wash How to prepare new nappies To enhance the absorbency of new inserts and AIO nappies it is recommended to soak them overnight in a bucket or laundry tub of water Please remember that buckets of water can pose a drowning hazard so keep them out of reach of children and ideally use a bucket with a tight fitting lid as extra precaution Night nappies In the morning night nappies should be wash thoroughly with warm hot water prior to dry pailing Not washing night nappies after use can cause deterioration of fabrics and PUL from the ammonia in urine

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WASHING GUIDE Step 1 Pre wash At the end of each day or at most every second day put all soiled nappies through a pre wash prior to the main wash This pre wash helps to open the fabric fibres and remove the majority of the urine and faecal matter within your nappies It is recommended to use half the recommended dose of laundry detergent for a regular load and use a quick pre wash cycle on your machine Step 2 Main wash Choose the longest cycle on your machine for heavily soiled loads e g heavy jeans and use the recommended amount of detergent for a heavily soiled load A hot wash will work most efficiently Step 3 Drying You can hang your nappies to dry on the line clothes airer or place in a dryer on a low medium temperature setting Do not hang shells to dry in direct sunlight as this can cause fading and cause deterioration to PUL and elastics

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STAINS AND REMOVAL What can cause stains Poop is not rinsed from nappies within a sufficient amount of time The detergent is not strong enough to remove poop Water in wash cycle is not hot enough warm or hot works best Night nappies are not rinsed after use Nappy rash cream if a proper wash routine is not followed nappy cream can stain Medicines such as Paracetamol can cause greyish stains Blueberries or other colour rich foods How to remove stains It is safe to use a pre wash stain remover spray or soak on your nappies prior to washing Follow the instructions carefully With a good wash routine using a powder based detergent hot water and following a good care and wash routine all stains even zinc based cream stains will come out For all other laundry advice or for troubleshooting head to www cleanclothnappies com

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ABBREVIATIONS LANGUAGE General Terms MCN Modern cloth nappy AIO All in one Refers to type of nappy AI2 All in two Refers to type of nappy OSFM One size fits most Size of nappy OSFA One size fits all Size of nappy NB Newborn WAHM Work at home mum Often will be used when talking about cloth nappies made by small businesses from home often mums CC China cheapies Refers to cheap often unethically made cloth nappies from china RAOK Random act of kindness Term used when giving away cloth nappies OTB On the bum For example This nappy looks so cute OTB Nappy Components and Accessories Natural fibre Refers to materials made of natural fibres MF Microfiber Is a type of fabric used typically in inserts and boosters Microfleece suede cloth Two different types of water resistant fabrics commonly used in cloth nappies that aids in drawing moisture away from bubs skin

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PUL Polyurethane Laminate The waterproof fabric that the shells of nappies are often lined with or made of Trifold An insert that can be folded into thirds Insert The main absorbent pad in nappies that soaks up the urine Booster An insert that is added to cloth nappies to aid in increasing the absorbency Flats and prefolds A square rectangular piece of material usually terry towelling or bamboo hemp fibre that can be folded and used as a nappy or pad inside of a waterproof shell cover Cover Shell Refers to a waterproof layer that can be used over flats and prefolds or with inserts and boosters Liner Disposable or reusable Placed within the inside of a cloth nappy to catch the faecal matter making cleaning the nappies an easier process Snaps Small circular plastic devices that aid in the fastening of the nappies Hook and loop Refers to nappies that have what is most commonly known as Velcro as the method of fastening and closure Gussets Usually an extra row of elastic or raised fabric that aids in preventing leaks Wetbag A waterproof bag used to store soiled nappies Cloth wipes A reusable washable alternative to disposable baby wipes

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Other commonly used terms Stash Collection of nappies Stash shot Photo of a collection of modern cloth nappies Stuff Refers to putting inserts into the pocket of a nappy Fluff mail Refers to receiving cloth nappies in the post Prep Preparing your nappies for use usually through soaking the inserts overnight and washing the nappies Strip and sanitise A method of cleaning nappies that is used to remove ammonia build up and thoroughly clean nappies Delaminating When the waterproof layer separates from the outer fabric often resulting in a crunchy sound and leaks Dry pailing This refers to storing soiled nappies in a pail without water it is not recommended to soak your nappies so this is the best method Nappy Sprayer A hand held spraying device that attaches to the external plumbing of the toilet and allows you to wash your nappies directly into the toilet

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FITTING YOUR NAPPIES Front Snapping Fit Guide

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Side Snapping Fit Guide This style of side snapping nappy is a Boho babes night nappy so fitting for other brands of side snapping nappies may vary from photos and instructions shown above

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COMMON FITTING ISSUES Leaks Leaks usually occur with improper fit To avoid leaks ensure the elastics of the nappy sit against bubs skin without gaping Sometimes leaks occur if there is not enough absorbency and this can be fixed by adding a booster For our night nappies if you experience leaks try folding a booster in the center and flare the trifold insert out at the back and front to give better coverage Deep red marks Deep red marks on bubs skin often indicate the nappy is too tight Try loosening the nappy and see if the issue improves Remember that some marks on the skin are normal just like underwear If the marks are too deep and don t disappear within a reasonable amount of time then it is a fitting issue Elastic marks on bubs thighs This issue can be rectified by ensuring the elastics are in the groin just the way underwear sits The easiest way to achieve this each and every time is to place that nappy under bubs bottom and then fold the nappy in your hand sort of like a Taco before bringing up between the legs to secure at the waist Drooping fabric in crotch area Drooping fabric in the crotch area can be caused by one of two things The most common is the rise snaps at the front may need to be clipped down one row to make the nappy smaller The second cause can often simply be the need to push the fabric that is covered when reducing the size of the nappy with the rise snaps up towards the front of the nappy see first diagram Flaps point up image for reference

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Can t get a good fit with the snaps Remember that snaps do NOT have to be even The top row of snaps on the wings of the nappy adjust the whole waist not necessarily one side so it is ok to have them at different settings The same goes with the thigh snaps the snap in the bottom corner of the wing not all babies have legs the same size on both sides and that is ok Adjust the nappy to suit your child it may take some fiddling to get the perfect fit

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COMBATTING LEAKS Why do leaks occur There are many reasons why leaks can occur when using cloth nappies Unlike disposable nappies cloth nappies rely on adequate absorption and a well fitted nappy to prevent leaks If you are experiencing leaks minor adjustments to your wash routine fitting etc can make a big difference and combat the frustration of wet clothing and constant changes Fitting issues As mentioned above fitting issues are the number one cause of leaks Ensuring a good fit using our guides above can help to prevent leaking issues Poor wash routine The build up of detergents soiling and nappy rash creams can lead to leaking issues A good wash routine using hot water and a high quality laundry detergent Insufficient absorbency Not having enough absorbent layers in the nappy can cause flooding and leaks By adding a booster this can help to fix this issue

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COST EFFECTIVE Outright cost of MCNS vs ongoing cost of disposables Disposable nappies are a financial commitment that lasts anywhere between 18 36 months sometimes more or less It is estimated that a newborn baby goes through roughly 12 changes a day for the first three months of life and then on average 5 to 7 changes until toilet training Let s base this calculation on a popular brand that is middle price range of disposables Baby love Newborn and infant Baby love nappies average out to approximately 0 27 each The remaining sizes crawler to junior average out to 0 40 each nappy Pricing accurate as of 23 02 2019 from Woolworths Australia For the first three months of life approximately 91 days based on 12 changes daily we can estimate it will cost 3 24 PER DAY and 294 84 1 092 changes just for the first three months For the remaining thirty three months from 4 months to 3 years old the average age of toilet training or approximately 1003 75 days based on 7 changes in 24 hours we can estimate it will cost 2 80 PER DAY and 2 810 5 7 026 changes until toilet training Giving us a grand total of 3 105 34 from birth to toilet training Most full time packs of MCNS will only cost between 400 600 for everything you will need from birth to toilet training

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WATER COSTS The water consumption of disposables According to Stephens Leahy in his book Your water footprint 2014 we can estimate it takes approximately 545 liters of water to manufacture ONE disposable nappy The water consumption of cloth nappies If you were to do 2 washes each week annually 104 loads total in a 7 5kg front load washing machine with 4 5 water rating that uses approximately 64 liters of water per everyday wash we can establish that you would use 6 654 liters of water annually to wash your cloth nappies not including the pre wash cycle Even if we were to include the prewash cycle in the calculations the total volume of water used would still be minimal compared to that used to produce a single disposable nappy While you may not feel the direct impact of the production of disposables the Earth does The financial cost of water All states in Australia are charged per kiloliter of water 1000 liters Using the outcome above 6 654 liters 6 654 kiloliters and using the cost of 3 90 per kiloliter as per Gold Coast water charges 2019 we can estimate the total financial cost of water consumption annually would be 25 95 How to work out YOUR water consumption 1 Read your manual to find out how much water your washing machine uses per washing cycle add in pre wash also 2 Calculate how many washes you do per week and calculate that by 52 weeks in a year to give you the total of washes per year 3 Multiply your answers together This will give you the overall consumption annually for washing your nappies

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Working out your financial cost 1 Work out how many kiloliters you use per year by converting the liters above to kiloliters To do this follow the mathematical sum Liters divided by 1000 a kiloliter is 1000 liters YOUR kiloliters 2 Find out your cost per kiloliter of water as per your last water bill or contact your state water authority 3 Multiply this cost per kiloliter by the amount of kiloliters you use annually to give you your total cost

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ELECTRICITY COSTS Calculating costs The easiest way to calculate any increase in electricity costs from using cloth nappies would be to compare your previous bills and any future ones Remember to take into consideration if there were any reasons for any fluctuations that may be irrelevant to the cleaning of the cloth nappies such as increased use of an air conditioner or heater new appliances etc Again the minimal increase in electricity use and cost is much better for the environment in comparison to the enormous amount of electricity used to produced disposable products

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BUYING SECONDHAND With the aim of reducing waste there is a big market for the resale of modern cloth nappies and reusable accessories In saying this many people are either uneducated or unfortunately a few may be quite dishonest when selling their used nappies So this guide will hopefully prevent some heartbreak by helping to educate you in what to look for when purchasing in the secondhand MCN market Questions Questions Questions After you have decided what type of MCNs you are wanting to purchase and have found some that interest you do not be afraid to ask the seller lots of questions What to ask How old are the nappies How many children were they used for The age of the nappies and usage history can sometimes effect the quality of the PUL and elastics as like all fabric items after being used or in storage for an extensive period of time they begin to show signs of wear and tear Have the nappies been stored away How were they stored Nappies should ideally be stored in an airtight container in a dry cool place out of direct sunlight Again moisture heat and sunlight can effect quality Were they purchased new by the seller or secondhand A bit of background again can give you an idea of the nappies condition Nappies purchased new buy the seller may be in better condition then those that have been used previously In saying that some nappies will hold up extremely well despite having numerous owners

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How would you rate the overall condition of the nappies Ask the seller to rate the condition of the nappies Below is a rough guide from personal experience of purchasing secondhand in my earlier years of using cloth Used condition Generally you would expect wear tear pilling maybe slight fading perhaps small stains or tiny holes in the inserts but still functional Good used condition You would expect some general wear and tear piling or slight fading but in otherwise in great overall condition Excellent condition As the title suggests the nappies would be in excellent overall condition minimal signs of wear and tear fading or piling As new One would assume the nappies have been perhaps washed or tried on but not worn There may however be some difference of opinion in what each rating would entail so don t be afraid to send the above list to the seller or ask them to be specific when describing why they rate their items a certain way Never purchase a nappy that states elastics are going slack or are a bit slack unless you are happy to repair them in the near future

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Ask for photos Request a few additional photos of the PUL or TPU lining waterproof lining of the nappy to ensure it has not separated from the outer fabric delaminated or is damaged in any way This would not be possible if purchasing an AIO style nappy Ask for photos of the nappies laid out on a flat surface or even better a video In the photos you want to check that both leg elastics are evenly gathered and not longer on one side then the other This can indicate the elastics have slackened on one side If the elastics seem very stretched out or are completely flat with minimal gathering you can also assume they are slackening if not completely slack If you request a video ask the seller to stretch the elastics out and then release The elastic should retract quickly and seem quite springy Also ask to see images of the waterproof layer to ensure that it appears intact and to not present any holes or deterioration ALWAYS PAY WITH PAYPAL I cannot stress the importance of this enough Unfortunately there are some untrustworthy people out there and by paying with Paypal Goods and services this will protect you the buyer against any wrongdoing from the seller i e doesn t send the items or they are not as described upon arrival Ask for the items to be sent with tracked postage Again this allows you to follow the progress of your delivery and ensure that all items are delivered safely Another option if the purchase amount is over 100 is to insure the items with the postage company in case the items are lost or damaged in transit Australia post automatically offers coverage with all tracked postage of up to 100 AUD

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ABOUT BOHO BABES Who we are Boho Babes Cloth Nappies is owned by Rhonda and Danni who are a Mother in law and Daughter in law team on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia Rhonda is a lecturer at Griffith university Gold Coast teaching international students and in her spare time when not packing and posting orders she enjoys spending time with her four very active grandchildren Danni is a busy mum of four who has extensive personal experience using cloth nappies and eco products In fact every product we sell here at Boho babes has been put to the test on her youngest two children Together we are working hard to continue to build Boho Babes into an online eco boutique with products to suit every family Our vision The business was born out of the desire to create a nappy that was not only functional with all the best features that cloth nappies have to offer but to create a range of nappies that were also stylish and have that WOW factor We wanted them to be simply beautiful We also wanted to ensure we kept our prices reasonable and offer numerous payment options to make buying cloth nappies more affordable for families The environmental factor was also a huge influence when starting our business as we wanted to help reduce the amount of plastics that were ending up in landfill each year

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THE IMPORTANT DETAILS Manufacturing our products Our products are ethically manufactured Why Because we care We care about the people who bring our designs to life We believe they should earn a liveable wage in a safe and respected environment We don t support sweat shops child labour or unpaid over time We have a contract in place with our factories to ensure they abide by the base code of ethical labour practices as outlined by the Ethical trading initiative The ethical trading initiative has formulated a code in which ensures fair treatment and pay to all workers especially those internationally It ensures they are given freedom and rights in the workplace and ensures their workplace is safe and they are respected When you purchase from Boho Babes you are not only supporting our business but the workers who sew sort and pack our products in China You are also supporting our artists most of whom are mothers themselves So thank you for not only being eco conscious by purchasing reusable products but for helping us to support families along the way Supporting local artists Every print featured in our product range has been hand painted by a very talented artist While we have commissioned artists from across the World we aim to support more Australian artists in the near future and have some amazing prints in the line up We are always on the search for new artists so if you are an artist or know someone who is we would love to hear from you Send us an email to boho_babes outlook com to discuss futher

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WE ARE HERE TO HELP When Rhonda and I started this business we never expected to sell the initial 300 nappies we purchased We thought that we would be stuck with a heap of stock and would have to donate it to charity The support for Boho Babes has been phenomenal and we have sold THOUSANDS of nappies to date which has allowed us to expand our product range and commission more Australian artists to create the stunning prints in our range We vowed from the very beginning that our business would be different from the other companies as we would strive for only the best customer service We also decided from very early on that when financially able we would donate some of our profits to charities and organisations as we want to give back to great causes and those in need We currently support a Ministry in Uganda that provides the basic needs medical help and education to orphaned and abandoned children and are looking to also support an organisation locally that focuses on supporting Indigenous people and their culture in 2021 In short we are trying to make a difference and this is only possible thanks to everyone who continue to support Boho Babes We are so truly appreciative and thankful to all of our customers We lovr to help where we can and provide support to those who have made this business possible So we are always available to answer any questions about our business products shipping and product care so please never hesitate to contact us through our socials email or flick me a text 0423 901 168 Thank you again for all of your support and we look forward to all the great things to come Regards Danni Brewer Boho Babes co owner

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