15 June 2017

(Eco Mama) Menstrual Sponges


Menstrual what now? Yep, you read right sponges. As in sea sponge. A menstrual sponge is a reusable alternative to a tampon. Like a cup, basically, but instead of collecting liquid, it absorbs. But how do they work? Are they comfortable? And how exactly do you use and clean them? 

Fair warning: there will probably be some TMI ahead. If you are squeamish about menstruation you may want to click away at this point.

13 June 2017

Review: Kylie Co Hybrid Fitted


Description: The Kylie Co Hybrid Fitted consists of a printed exterior (the one I have is yori), hidden softshell layer and minky fleece interior lining. It comes with a double petal snap-in insert topped with a stay-dry layer of minky fleece and backed with softshell. The snap-in booster that can snap onto the petal insert comes topped with the same fabric as the exterior. In total there are 5 layers each of hemp fleece and cotton fleece in the inserts.  The nappy features a fold down rise which enables you to adjust the fit to your baby and fastens with snaps around the waist. There are three snaps on each wing as well as two crossover snap settings to make the waist smaller for a younger baby. These nappies are available in either a serged/overlocked finish (as pictured here) or turned and top stitched.

08 June 2017

Review: Poopsy Daisy Snuggle Daydreamz


Description: The Poopsy Daisy Snuggle Daydreamz nappy consists of a cotton velour* exterior, hidden softshell layer and hemp* interior lining. It comes with a double petal snap-in insert and T-panel booster (backed with softshell) with the option to add additional booster inserts. The top insert is topped with cotton velour* as well. The nappy features a fold down rise which enables you to adjust the fit to your baby and fastens with snaps around the waist. There are three snaps on each wing as well as two crossover snap settings to make the waist smaller for a younger baby. 

* This can be substituted with organic bamboo velour 

05 June 2017

Review: Bumblebee Babies AIO


Description: The Bumblebee Babies AIO consists of a waterproof PUL outer, micro suede interior and two sewn-in inserts - one attached to the front of the nappy and one at the back. The nappy also has a pocket opening at the back to allow you to add extra absorbency should you need it.  The inserts are a combination of bamboo and microfibre with the front insert topped with a stay-dry microsuede layer. This nappy has three rows of rise snaps on the front to adjust the sizing and a row of waist and hip snaps to adjust the fit around the waist and hips/legs.

18 May 2017

Flats Challenge 2017 - Day 4 - Wash Routine


And we're over halfway with the challenge! Time flies when you're having fun they say. :-P My wash routine hasn't really changed much from previous years. The bucket & plunger method worked well for me so it's what I'm using again.