I must be honest, cloth nappies are not something I ever really considered. During me pregnancy I didn't even question disposable nappies, they were just what I knew to use, they're what you see when you walk around the supermarket, advertised on tv, used by everyone I know. So when I saw disposable nappies on offer in Tesco I bought some, and continued to buy disposables once Osian arrived and never gave cloth nappies a single thought. Until one day I saw a tweet, asking if anyone would consider trying out cloth nappies, and I very nearly just scrolled past, but then I thought that could be me, why shouldn't I give it a go? I am very glad I answered the lovely Michelle's tweet and was lucky enough to be sent an amazing set to give cloth nappies a go.
My first thought when I received my big parcel and opened it up was how nice the nappies looked. We were then off to Scotland so I left them all at home not wanting to try something so new whilst away from home. When we arrived home I tried two from following the instructions on the packet. The next day I had an Skype conversation with a Nappy Guru - the lovely Sarah. It was a very comfortable chat and wasn't at all formal, especially since I was wearing my pyjamas! She talked me through each nappy I had received and gave me the basic instructions on how to use them but she also told me some of her personal tips which was a big help. She also told me to wash them all before use so they would be more absorbent. However I didn't initially know this and had already used two of them and they seemed reasonably absorbent anyway without washing.
My pack includes, a Charlie Banana, Smartipants, Bambino Mio, Tots Bots, Little Lamb, GoVia, another style of Little Lamb and another style of GroVia. I will tell you all about these nappies in more detail over the week, plus our thoughts on using them.
So during the week I will be updating you all on how our Real Nappy journey is coming along.
There are also other bloggers who received a pack from fill your pants, who will also be involved in Real Nappy Week -
Tanya Hindes - http://www.crackednailsandsplitends.co.uk/
Christina Marriott - http://preschoolmum.com/
Jeni Wood - http://www.poolemamma.blogspot.co.uk/
Colette Burgess - http://www.goingonanadventure.co.uk/
Jayne Crammond - http://www.mumstheword.me/
Lauren Kearney-Pateman - http://www.belledubrighton.co.uk/
Emma Ross - https://www.youtube.com/user/mamlina
Daniella Abraham - http://www.madamegourmand.com/
Here is a giveaway giving you the opportunity to win a £50 voucher to spend at www.thenappygurus.com that is open from today until the May the 12th.
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I also have something else to offer you, a link to receive 10% off any order from TheNappyGurus, BUT during Real Nappy Week it is 20% off!
Anyone is welcome to speak to a Sarah who is a Nappy Guru, for free advise or to answer any of your questions regarding cloth, simply click here
I'm really excited about this week!