TotsBots Mum Karen on Reusable Nappies.
Karen shares her experinces on Reusable Nappies.
This is the latest Blog in our series where we asked parents to share their experiences on choosing and using reusable nappies. Advice from other parents is the best place to start when it comes to making those all important purchases for baby, especially if you are a first timer!
So, meet Karen and the wonderfully named Dougie (pronounced Doo-gee) they came in for the photoshoot in August and as we clicked away we had a good chat about the reasons she went down the reusable nappies route and how she was getting on with it all, especially as Karen had used disposables on her first baby.
Here is what Karen had to say about her motivation for choosing reusable nappies: “The main reason for me was environmental. After already having a child, the thought of all those nappies once again going to landfill to sit there for hundreds of years made me feel sick. Then a couple of weeks before Dougie was born I got chatting to friends who used cloth and it just made sense to try it. I was also worried about all the chemicals in disposables being next to his skin, so for that reason also, cloth was very appealing.”
There are a lot of brands out there and the choice can be overwhelming so Karen found a local nappy library where she got to try out lots of different brands. She found that Totsbots had the best fit for Dougie, they were also the easiest to use and were the most absorbent. She was also drawn to TotsBots as we are a UK, family run business…and she said we had the best prints! J
We asked Karen what advice she would give to other parents considering using reusable nappies and she was keen to reassure folks that it is much easier than everyone fears. She added “Find a nappy library if you can where you can have a look at different products and take a trial kit home. Even if I hadn’t borrowed from the library, just looking and touching different nappies, liners etc and chatting to people who already used cloth was extremely helpful and convinced us our decision to make the switch was the right one. We are so glad we did!”
So massive thanks to Karen and Dougie for coming in to see us and for taking the time to share her reusable nappy experiences with us. We think her advice is great, find a cloth nappy library where you will be able to try the various brands, and speak to other parents who are using reusable nappies, instead of folks who still think cloth nappies are terry squares and boil washing and you will be well on your way to taking your first step in diverting 4000 nappies from landfill!
Karen & Dougie x
P.S Are you a cloth mum or dad? Do you love helping to convert others to reusable nappies? If so, we want to hear from you. If you share your story with us and we like the cut of your jib, you could come in meet the team, get some pics taken and we’ll feature in our up and coming Real Parents posts.