Demystifying cloth nappies (for beginners)

I know a fair few eco conscious people who have considered cloth nappies and then got nervous. It can seem pretty overwhelming at first – When I first started to look into cloth I had all sorts of questions… what’s an AIO? A pocket nappy? What’s the difference between a fleece liner and a “flushable”…

Does having a baby mean bathing in a sea of plastic?

Sometimes, yes. But also, sometimes that’s ok. Bath time at our house is quite plastic heavy, mostly we bath Gilb in the sink, but we do have a plastic baby bath and this yellow plastic bath insert… along with some plastic presents that have sneaked their way in through well meaning friends and family. A…

Eco friendly Birthday tips

Gilbert will be turning one soon and I’ve been thinking about his birthday. When I think of children’s birthday parties I imagine balloons and brightly coloured wrapping paper, plastic party bags full of cheap plastic tat that gets played with once, then ends up getting lost behind the sofa. I remember, as a child, enjoying…

Hello!

Hello, I’m Amy and this is Gilbert. We live in West Yorkshire with Gilbert’s Daddy Tom, and our two dogs. I started this blog to try and ease my eco-anxiety over our choice to have children. I realise that sounds quite doom and gloom to some people, but it was (and is) a real fear…

Eco-anxiety and Motherhood

As a relatively new parent (Gilbert is now approaching his first Birthday), my days are now filled with nappy changes, tidying up toys, and generally just moving all of the “stuff” that we seem to have accumulated from one place to another. He grows out of clothes so quickly that we have some things that…

Cloth nappy wash routine

You will find that there are lots of different methods of washing, drying and storing nappies, trawling the internet it can seem like a minefield. This is a basic routine that works for us, and it really is quite simple! It’s just washing at the end of the day! Washing nappies doesn’t usually require anything…

Cloth Nappy Checklist

Everything you need to get started on your cloth nappy journey When I found out I was pregnant, I knew straight away that I wanted to use cloth nappies. After chatting with a few people about it, I was lucky enough to be given a full stash preloved from a friend, she explained everything to…