Welcome to the Real Nappy Week Challenge Blog!

The following blog posts will be written by Vicki and her sister as they begin their Real Nappy Week Challenge and Share the Secret with you!

In the build up to Real Nappy Week Vicki saw our call to Share the Secret and contacted Go Real. She told us that she had been using Real Nappies with her little boy since he was about 3 months old, (he is now 2 and still wearing them) BUT her sister needed some encouragement to Go Real.

Vicki told us: "Her reluctance is mainly down to the fact that she works whilst her partner mostly looks after the children, and he is fairly against the idea. I'm sure if they both had the opportunity to try Real Nappies they would soon see the benefits."

To help Vicki show her sister how fantastic Real Nappies are we’re providing a full trial kit of nappies for them to use during the challenge. Vicki will be supporting her sister, providing advice and support (with a little help from Team Go Real!) and both of them will blogging about their experience right here!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Becoming a Cloth Nappy Addict?

I think Charley may have developed a nappy addiction!  Who knew all she needed was a collection of nappies to play with to get her to come round to the idea of using cloth!  I've hardly had to do anything.  Well that's no entirely true, I've had to answer lots of questions, listening to lots of nappy talk and of course look through pages and pages and pages of cloth nappies online with Charley who is building a fairly big shopping list of nappies to purchase!

I understand though, as I'm sure many cloth nappy users do!  It can become a bit of an obsession and before you know it you've lost hours of your life researching different brands and styles and of course colours and prints, and if you're not too careful spent a small fortune in the process.  I know that was pretty much what I did and listening to Charley's excitement I must admit I was a little jealous when she received her lovely collection of assorted nappies to try!  But my boy is (fairly slowly) getting in to potty training at the moment, so a big splurge on new nappies would be fairly foolish (however there are always training pants!).

I can hardly believe Charley's complete turnaround, we talk fairly regularly anyway, but we have been on the phone to each other 2 or 3 times a day the last week discussing nappies, honestly it won't be long before she knows more about cloth than I do and is giving me advice.  Turns out it really was just a secret that needed to be shared. 


  1. When the diapers leak, they do it in one of two ways which allows you to troubleshoot a bit. When my baby was small, they'd leak around the thighs. Every time I put the diaper on, I'd slide a finger along the thigh and make sure the elastic was snug, no gaps. This helped a lot.
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  2. My 6 month old has worn both the large and the one size since he was 3 months old. My almost 3 year old daughter can fit the large which is great to know because my son should be able to wear these till he's about 3! They absorb great and that yellow/green new baby poop washes out great.
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