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My Nappuccino Session!

Picture of The Cotton Nappy Company ShopA few weeks ago a friend from AquaFit and I decided to go along to The Cotton Nappy Company’s free Nappuccino session, where they talk through all the washable nappy options over a cuppa.

Check out their website for more info: www.thecottonnappycompany.co.uk

We decided to use washable nappies for two reasons; it’s environmentally friendly, saving on landfill and disposable nappies will cost between £1,200 – £1,500 from birth to potty, compared to around only £300 for washable ones (saving over £900)!

The shop on Russell Street in Leamington Spa was full of gorgeous clothes and accessories which were very hard to pass by on my way to the Nappuccino room!

Anna, the owner of the business, made us a lovely cuppa and then spent an hour and a half explaining the various different types of washable nappies. We looked at 2/3 part and all-in-one nappies, bamboo and man-made fibre nappies and one-size to multi-size nappies from brands such as TotsBots, Mother-ease, bumGenius and more.

TotsBots LogoI was excited to find the range of washable nappies from TotsBots are made in the UK, in Glasgow. They also make nappies from bamboo which is a sustainable material and good for being next to the baby’s skin (Bamboozles range). TotsBots also have a range that are lighter and quick to dry for day use and a larger, more absorbent nappy for night time.

Picture of TotsBots Bamboozles NappiesAnna recommended I buy 4 night time bamboo nappies and 16 day time bamboo nappies.

The Cotton Nappy Company also sell an accessories kit with a bucket, 2 mesh bags, washable wipes, a wet nappy bag, flushable liners and herbal natural baby wipes. All you need to make changing nappies easier!

Picture of Organics for Kids Layette Gift Set

 

After the Nappuccino session we spent half an hour browsing the lovely baby clothes in the shop. They sell fairtrade, organic and some UK made baby and children’s clothes as well as lots of accessories and toys.

I found this gorgeous Newborn Gift Set from Organics for Kids containing a sleepsuit, vest, hat and mittens in a matching drawstring bag. It’s all made in the UK from 100% organic cotton in a lovely pink and white stripe fabric. There was 25% off the price so I didn’t hesitate and bought it straight away!

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Gorgeous Pink Hat!

The Little Clothes Horse LogoToday I went into our local independent children’s clothing shop in Kenilworth, The Little Clothes Horse, to check out their babywear.

Picture of Gorgeous Pink Hatwww.thelittleclotheshorse.co.uk

They have some lovely ranges of baby clothes and I was delighted to find this gorgeous pink hat made of 100% cotton and made in England – so I bought it!

I met the owner of the shop, Karen, who was extremely helpful in talking me through the brands and where the clothes were made. Many of the clothing brands were British companies designing in the UK but then manufacturing abroad. But there were other children’s products such as kids cooking aprons and canvas pictures that were made locally, available in the shop to buy.