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Making the Switch to Cloth Nappies: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Transition


If you're considering making the switch to cloth nappies, you're not alone. Many parents are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of disposable nappies and are choosing cloth as a more sustainable option. But switching to cloth nappies can seem daunting at first, especially if you've never used them before. Here are some tips and tricks to help you make a successful transition:
  1. Do your research: Before making the switch, do your research to learn about the different types of cloth nappies available, how to clean and care for them, and what to do if you encounter any problems. You can find our FAQs, common nappy related acronyms,  washing guide and fit guide. If you have any more questions, please feel free to reach out via the chat or through our Instagram or Facebook and we will be happy to help. 
  2. Start small: You may prefer to start by switching one or two nappy changes a day., or begin with only using cloth nappies at home. This will give you a chance to get used to them before making the switch to full time. When you feel ready, you might like to invest in one of our starter kits to save money. 
  3. Practice, practice, practice: Cloth nappies can take some getting used to, especially when it comes to getting a good fit and learning how to properly fasten them. Read our fit guide carefully. You might like to practice on a doll or stuffed animal before putting them on your baby, and don't be afraid to ask for help or advice!
  4. Invest in a good wash routine: Proper cleaning and care is key to keeping your cloth nappies in good condition and preventing leaks and odors. Invest in a good wash routine, including a high-quality detergent, and make sure you're washing your nappies often enough to keep them fresh and clean. Find our washing instructions here including top tips. You can even download a printable version to keep handy! 
  5. Be prepared: When you're out and about with your baby, make sure you have everything you need to change their cloth nappy, including extra nappies, wipes, and a wet bag to store dirty nappies until you can wash them!
Making the switch to cloth nappies can take some time and effort, but it's worth it for the sustainability benefits and the cost savings over time. With these tips and tricks, you'll be well on your way to a successful transition.
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