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The Great British Cloth Nappy Survey

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Whilst Real Nappy Week 2014 is over, the lovely people at The Great British Nappy Hunt would like your help.

Head over to their blog to fill in a survey all about cloth nappy usage. It’ll be really helpful for them to gather information on exactly how people use their nappies and how much money is saved.

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Real Nappy Week 2014: Why Cloth Nappies?

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Well, it’s the end of the second day of Real Nappy Week 2014.
I hope those of you who are out bargain hunting are having a great time and those of you that are out to find out more information about cloth nappies are finding all the information and advice that you need.

The cloth nappy community are a fabulous bunch – all you have to do is join one of the many groups, be it via Facebook or through sites like Cloth Nappy Tree to get lots of advice and support.

For those of you who are new to the cloth nappy world and are wondering if, maybe, cloth is really for you then, firstly HELLOOOOOO! WELCOME! And, most importantly – how utterly BRILLIANT of you to be considering cloth nappies.

Cloth, for me personally, has been one of the best parenting choices that myself and my hubby have made so far. We have found them to be an immensely easy, practical and relatively cheap way to nappy our son and now that he is pretty much completely toilet trained, we’re really missing that cute fluffy bottom!

Not only are cloth nappies so much more economical , eco-friendly and effortless , they are also immensely cute!

Over the next few days, I’ll be blogging more about why cloth is so fantastic and give you some more links back to previous posts I’ve written to help you along with your cloth journey through to toddlerhood.

Have a good look around all the manufacturer’s websites and, whilst you’re at it, why not get involved with the Great British Nappy Hunt or Reusable Pursuit (plus the Passport Pursuit that can link you up to your local cloth nappy library).

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Real Nappy Week 2014: Dawn of a fabulous fluffy week!

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For those of you who are already converts into the fluffy world of reusable nappies, you’d have to be hiding in a shack, down at the bottom of a pit, in the middle of nowhere with absolutely no access to the internet at all to have not have heard that…

REAL NAPPY WEEK IS UPON US!

Yay! For those who are new to using cloth nappies, RNW2014 is a fantastic chance to enter loads of competitions to win some seriously cute fluffy nappies and other related stuff.

There are lots of retailers and associations taking part in various events and this week is a great opportunity to find out what this cloth nappying lark is all about, as up and down the country Nappy Libraries, Councils and other companies/associations will be holding various events. There might be a Nappuccino (coffee morning with nappy demos and information) near you. Take a look at the UK Cloth Nappy Library Map to locate one near you.

You can pick up stickers from participating nappy libraries to take part in Passport Pursuit which rewards you for going along to a nappy library event.

As well as all the individual retailer and online shop competitions, there are two big ones that are running this year.

There’s the fabulous Great British Nappy Hunt where you can help Billy the Clothbummed Kid and his little sister Bella (a lovely new addition this year!) and hopefully pick up some goodies along the way. You visit the participating retailers linked into the hunt and try to find out where Billy is hiding.

Another competition, with some amazing prizes to be had, is the Reusable Nappy Association’s Reusable Pursuit. Here you can go around a whole range of participating retailers websites, gathering clues as you go along.

Have fun looking around and seeing what’s out there – you never know, you could end up with some amazing freebies, meet some new friends at a local nappy library meeting and hopefully come away from this week armed with lots of information about why cloth nappies ARE brilliant!

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