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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...
How to pre-wash cloth nappies
Pre-washing your cloth nappies is an essential first step when you receive your cloth nappies from us. If you don't prewash them, they will lack the absorbency required to properly retain sufficient moisture thus increasing the chance that they will...
Cloth nappies: Should I wash them in hot water or cold water?
We are often asked how best to wash cloth nappies and what washing instructions to follow. This often a contentious topic, but we will try to answer as clearly and accurately as we can. Should I use hot water? Should I cold rinse? Should I use a rinse cycle? Should I pre rinse? Should I pre wash? Allow us to guide you.
Types and Styles of Cloth Nappies and Accessories Explained
Cloth nappies explained: Getting started with reusable nappies can be daunting, and learning the cloth nappy lingo will only help you so much. But which nappy does what? When should I use one type of cloth nappy over another? Why are there...
Reusable Sanitary Pads  - A comprehensive list of FAQs
Why should I choose to use reusable menstrual pads? Is it difficult to wash and care for them? How much money will I really save if I switch to cloth sanitary pads? Below we give you the answers to the...
A guide to preventing nappy leaks when using Reusable Nappies
How to prevent nappy leaks This is one of the most common queries we receive at Summer Sweets Baby. How do I prevent a nappy leak? What have I done wrong? What can I do different next time? Was I...
Reusable nappies: Why should I use Cloth Nappies?
Why use a Cloth Nappy? Every parent or guardian has a different motivation for using cloth nappies. Your rationale for wanting to use cloth nappies may be purely for environmental and sustainability reasons, however for many parents, the main reason...
A complete guide to getting started with Reusable Baby Wipes
What are washable wipes? What are cloth wipes? The term reusable wipes, washable wipes, reusable baby wipes, cloth baby wipes, and cloth wipes are completely interchangeable. Reusable baby wipes are simply cloths and fabrics you can use on your baby...
How you should wash and dry your Cloth Nappies
HOW YOU SHOULD WASH AND DRY YOUR CLOTH NAPPIES Step 1 – How to wash cloth nappies Taking good care of your cloth nappies to ensure they last from birth to potty training with your baby, and indeed any more...
Cloth Nappies – Let’s discuss some misconceptions and myths
Cloth Nappies – Let’s discuss some misconceptions and myths. There are so many misconceptions and myths circulating about reusable cloth nappies, so we asked our customers for the ones they’ve heard most often. "They always leak so they have to...
Night Nappies: Using Cloth Nappies at Night
Using Cloth Nappies at Night: How to get through the night with your little one while using night time nappies Every week our loyal customers ask us for advice and guidance, and one question really stands out amongst all other:...
A list of terms used by the Cloth Nappy Community
A list of terms used by the Cloth Nappy Community We appreciate that the first foray into using cloth nappies on your little one is often confusing and in some cases simply overwhelming, but we have compiled a list of...
Cloth v Disposable Nappies: Why should I choose cloth nappies?
Why should I choose cloth nappies? Cloth v Disposable Nappies Each year in Ireland, 96 million disposable nappies will be dumped in landfills where they'll stay intact for centuries as they decompose. The very first disposable nappy which was introduced...
Why should I choose cloth nappies?
Why Should I Choose Cloth Nappies? Cloth nappies will save you a lot of money. This is an undisputed fact. Allow us to explain. Every parent or guardian has a different motivation for using cloth nappies. Your rationale for wanting...