Advice Centre

Top 5 Reusable Products for New Parents and Babies
As a new parent, it can be overwhelming to navigate the world of baby products and figure out what is best for your family. One important decision to make is whether to use reusable or single-use products. While single-use products...
Storing Reusable Nappies Between Washes
How Can You Store Reusable Nappies Between Washes? When it comes to storing cloth nappies, there are several options available, including nappy bins or nappy buckets, wet bags, and simple wire baskets. Each of these options has its own set...
Why You Shouldn't Soak Your Cloth Nappies
Why You Shouldn't Soak Your Cloth Nappies Cloth nappies are a popular and eco-friendly option for parents, but many people make the mistake of soaking them before washing. This practice can actually harm the nappies and decrease their effectiveness. In this post,...
Preventing Leaks With Cloth Nappies
Keeping Your Baby Dry and Happy Leak-free cloth nappying is possible with a few simple techniques and by understanding the causes of leaks. Cloth nappies are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option, but they can be frustrating when leaks occur. Below we will provide practical...
Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Washing Machine
Cleaning Your Washing Machine: Why It's Important and How to Do It If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to cleaning your washing machine. After all, it's there to clean your clothes, not the other way...
Teething and Cloth Nappies
Navigating the Challenges of Teething Teething is a rite of passage for babies and young children, as they transition from gummy grins to a full set of pearly whites. Unfortunately, this transition can be quite painful for little ones, and...
Tips and Tricks for Heavy Wetters and Flooders
What Do the Terms Heavy Wetter and Flooder Mean? A heavy wetter is a term used to describe a baby who produces a large amount of urine during the course of wearing their cloth nappy. This can make it difficult...
How To: Applying Lanolin to Wool Nappy Covers
What is Lanolin and How Does it Work? Lanolin is a wax that is extracted from the wool of sheep, and is often used as a treatment for wool nappy covers. When applied to a wool cover, lanolin helps to make the...
How To: Wool Nappy Covers Wash Guide
How To: Wool Nappy Covers Wash Guide Wool nappy covers can be a great alternative to synthetic covers, as they are breathable, temperature regulating, and can be worn for longer periods of time between washes. However, they do require a bit...
Nappy Guide: All-in-One Nappies
What Are All-in-One Nappies? All-in-one nappies, also known as AIOs, are a popular choice for parents because of their convenience and ease of use. AIO nappies are similar to disposable nappies in terms of their design and function. These nappies have everything you need...
Nappy Guide: Nappy Covers
What Are Nappy Covers? Reusable cloth nappy covers, also known as nappy wraps, are an essential part of cloth nappying your baby. They are the waterproof barrier used to cover the absorbent part of a cloth nappy when you use a two part...
Nappy Guide: Pocket Nappies
What Are Pocket Nappies? Pocket nappies are a popular choice among parents who are looking for a convenient and customisable option for using cloth nappies on their babies. These nappies consist of a waterproof outer layer, a stay-dry inner lining, and an open pocket...
Nappy Guide: Nappy Liners
What Are Nappy Liners? Nappy liners are an essential accessory for any parent who uses cloth nappies. They are either single-use or reusable thin sheets that are placed inside the nappy to catch any solid waste, making cleanup easier and more efficient.   ...
Nappy Guide: Fitted Nappies
What are Fitted Nappies? Fitted nappies are a type of absorbency option that are designed to fit snugly around your baby, providing a secure and comfortable fit. The fitted nappy is not waterproof on its own and should be paired with a waterproof outer...
Nappy Guide: Prefold Nappies
What Are Prefold Nappies? Prefold cloth nappies are a type of reusable nappy absorbency option that are made up of multiple layers of absorbent materials. They are folded and sewn in a specific way to create a "prefolded" shape, which makes...
Nappy Guide: Flat Nappies
What Are Flat Nappies? Flat cloth nappies, also known simply as "flats," are a traditional and versatile option for using cloth nappies. They are a single layer of fabric that can be folded and fastened around a baby's bottom or simply folded...
Nappy Guide: Terry Square Nappies
What Are Terry Square Nappies? Terry square nappies, also known as terry squares, or simply terries, are a type of reusable cloth nappy absorbency option that have been around for generations. They are normally made from a single layer of absorbent material, and...
How To: A Cloth Nappy Folding Guide for Terry Squares, Muslins, and Flat Nappies
Do you want to use a two part nappy system comprised of nappy covers or wraps and terries, flats, and muslins? We've comprised a how to guide to folding your nappy absorbencies to make the change to cloth nappies easier.
Cloth Nappy Shopping Guide
When you consider making the switch to using reusable nappies the terminology and research can seem a little bit daunting at first, and you may find yourself unsure with what you need to actually get started. Here at Summer Sweets...
The Essential Guide to Reusable Swim Nappies
What Are Swim Nappies and How Do Reusable Swim Nappies Work? Reusable swim nappies are dedicated nappies your little baby wears when swimming, be it at the beach or in the pool. These reusable nappies work in the same way...
The essential guide for using cloth nappies in childcare
As we all head back to childcare, for a lot of parents who use cloth nappies on their children, the idea of their childcare provider using cloth nappies too can cause worry. However, with a growing understanding that reusables are...