A 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.
I 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.
Anna 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!
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!