Essex Cloth Nappy News Issue 7, May 2007 Dates for your diary Welcome to the latest issue of Essex Cloth Nappy News. This Thursday 31 May, 9.30 - 11.45pm, Nappy Clinic, Radwinter Road Health Visitor Clinic, newsletter is for everyone who uses, Saffron Walden. or is thinking about using washable Friday 1 June, 10 - 12 noon, Nappuccino at nappies. Our aim is to keep you up to The Quaker Meeting House, Church Street, date with what’s going on in the Colchester. Contact Dee on 01206 751393. world of nappies, to answer your Monday 4 June, 10 - 12 noon, Nappuccino at questions, and to share encouraging Wickford Health Centre, Market Road, Wickford, SS12 0AG. Contact Emma on 01268 stories. This is your newsletter, so 763712, or Jo on 01268 455043. we want you to take part! Tuesday 5 June, 1.15 - 2.45pm, Nappuccino, Millennium Community Centre, Recreation Do you have a story to share? A tip Ground, Baddow Road, Gt. Baddow, CM2 9RL. to pass on? A question to ask other Contact Shirley Gray, 0779 386 1915. nappy users? We would love to see Thursday 7 June, 9.30 - 11.30, Nappuccino, some more cute, cloth nappy- Chestertots, Congregational Chapel, Carmel Street, Great Chesterford. Contact Hannah on wearing Essex babies, so why not 01799 530272. send me a snap of your little one Friday 8 June, 7 - 9.30pm, Pregnancy looking lovely in a washable? Please Information Evening, St John’s Hospital, Wood send your comments, questions and Street, Chelmsford. Contact Nicola Leslie, Midwife Co-ordinator, 01245 513355. photos to Kay Beighton at firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday 30 June, 11-3pm, Pregnancy and Birth Fair, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester. NCT fair with workshops on subjects including breast feeding, baby massage and cloth nappies. Contact Dee on Pretty 01206 751393. Tuesday 3 July, 1.15 - 2.45pm, Nappuccino, in pink Millennium Community Centre, Recreation Ground, Baddow Road, Gt. Baddow, CM2 9RL, Contact Shirley Gray, 0779 386 1915. Friday 13 July, 7 - 9.30 p.m. Pregnancy Information evening, St John’s Hospital, Wood Street, Chelmsford. Contact Nicola Leslie, Midwife Co-ordinator, 01245 513355. Five-month-old Catalina Hammond came to a recent Nappuccino in Wickford with mum Helen. She is wearing a pink terry square secured with a Nappi Nippa Up and down like a Yoyo... The disposable nappy world makes a big fuss about Lycra sides mean they are easy to pull up and down. how pull-up nappies make changing toddlers easier The large size fits from 18 months to three years, and help their transition into wearing pants. But while the XL fits up to age seven. Price £11.99 when it comes to cloth, the most popular two-part each, more info on www.nappiesbyminki.co.uk. systems usually require a lying Wickford nappy agent Jo Haward down change and are impossible for suggests the new Swaddlebees all-in- most toddlers to escape unaided, one, which has just come onto the UK even if you wanted them to. market. It’s a slim-fitting, poppered I have had several requests at nappy with an added pocket for extra roadshows recently for pull-up cloth absorbency if required. Made with nappies, so with the help of some of PUL and velour, they come in a range our local nappy agents, here are of plain colours. They cost around some suggestions for those who £12 each, or Jo is able to organise a want to try a pull-up. trial of the nappy for £4.50 for three weeks. See www.babykind.co.uk or Dee Tiffin, a Colchester nappy contact Jo on 07973 445043. agent, suggests the Yoyo nappy by Minki (pictured), which is a Finally, Sharon Heinrich, a Saffron stuffable, meaning that as potty Walden based agent, suggests the training progresses the amount of stuffing can be Fuzzi Bunz – another poppered pocket nappy that reduced until it is used empty as a training pant. The can be pulled up and down. It is made from fleece Minki Yoyo comes in standard fit or a slimmer and comes in bright colours. They cost £12 each and fitting version called the Slinki Minki Yoyo, and all are available from www.twinkleontheweb.co.uk or are hand-made in Scotland from funky fleece through Sharon if you are local, fabrics. They have poppers at the side, but stretchy Sharon.email@example.com. New secondhand nappy website fills Ebay void Despite a huge outcry from mums, and a petition with more than 5,500 names on it, Ebay has yet to back down over its ridiculous new policy of not allowing secondhand nappy sales. The good news is that in addition to the sites I mentioned last edition, a new used nappy sales website has gone online. Mum Sarah Bennett was so incensed by Ebay’s policy that she has set up www.usednappies.co.uk, which currently offers free listings, including two photos and free buy-it-now or reserve prices. The only fees payable are a 5% final fee on all sales. The website is conveniently divided into nappy brands, from Bambino Mio through to Wonderoos, Mums at St Peter’s Hospital in Maldon now have a new and at the time of writing there were 73 different nappy board, showing them a terry, prefold, pocket nappy, all-in-one, three types of two-part sized nappies auctions in progress. As the site is new there are and two varieties of multi-fit, plus wraps and liners. some real bargains, so check it out! Essex Cloth Nappy Network: firstname.lastname@example.org. Essex Cloth Nappy News is published on behalf of Essex County Council’s Recycling Team 01245 437318. Mention of any nappy manufacturer or retailer is for information only, and does not constitute a recommendation from Essex County Council.