Real Mums Washing Cloth - Part One

One of the biggest worries that people have with Cloth Nappies is how overwhelming the cleaning process seems. They’ve heard all the horror stories from their mother’s or grandmother's generation. Stories of ammonia and stink, of hours spent trying to get stains out and of soaking and folding. Somewhere along the lines it seems like people started buying into the idea that it takes dancing naked on a full moon around your nappy stash, in order to keep them from being forever ruined.

This blog post is the first in a little mini series to show you how far that is from the truth! I have teamed up with a beautiful group of women who have kindly agreed to share what works for them. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing their routines and systems with you, in the hope that you will see there is not ONE ‘right way’.

One of the beautiful things about cloth nappies is that you’re in charge. You get to decide on your routine. You get to decide how many or how few cloth nappies you use every day. And you get to decide on which brands you choose to support and what styles you want to try. What works for you, may not work for your friends—and that is totally okay!

Introducing Amanda Hanita

Hi! My name is Amanda and I am a stay at home mum of 3 (13, 3 and nearly 2) living in Western Australia. We started using cloth nappies when our second born was 13 months. I initially just bought a trial pack that I’d seen advertised on Instagram (the designs caught my eye!) and I really loved using them. It wasn’t as hard or as gross as I’d thought it would be and even hubby thought they were pretty neat. We invested in a couple of 12 packs and went full time from there. We have used them full time on our third since he was around 4 months and I estimated that we have saved around 4,000 disposable nappies from landfill between the two of them. I am a sucker for beautiful prints, which has resulted in a rather large stash but it also means I’ve been able to give a few friends little trial packs to borrow which has been awesome!

What types of cloth nappies do you use?

  • We use pockets and ai2s (All-In-2)

What is your favourite style of nappies and why?

  • At the moment