Welcome Cloth Nappy Hunt Hunters and About the Natural Transition Product of the Day Deals

A great big hiho to all the Cloth Nappy Hunt Hunters! If you haven’t joined the hunt, go check it out!

I hope you have found the Natural Transition icon. I’d love to know what you think of my mini hunt. I think I made it really easy but then again , I know the site better than the back of my hand so it’s hard to know.

I wanted to take a moment to point out some of the things that Natural Transition has to offer as well as to explain how you can use your hunt code to get your free pair of Huggalugs leg huggers 🙂

Firstly, to get your free Huggalugs…

When you use your cloth nappy hunt code to purchase the Natural Transition product of the day, you get a free pair of Huggalugs leg huggers worth $14.95. I have also listed them in the shop for just $10 a pair for the entire month of the hunt. The product of the day will be listed on the Natural Transition & Cloth Nappy Hunt facebook page, the Natural Transition hint thread in the forum, the Natural Transition right sidebar and it will be added to the list at the bottom of this page! Basically, you can’t miss it if your watching out for it! Your hunt code will also get you 10% on all products store wide. It will be up by 10am each day.
Now… while your here, here are some more things to check out on the site:

  1. Free members resources– You’ll find loads of relaxation music for mums and bubs as well as white noise type tracks for bubs. Tons of info on natural therapies for babies and birth preparation materials galore!
  2. Free information pages- From the twinkle in the eye  to pregnancy, breastfeeding, birth and beyond. There’s plenty of info to keep you reading.
  3. The blog– Read back through the blog posts, I try to keep it interesting!
  4. Watch out for a giveaway coming soon! Watch the Facebook page or the blog for the announcement.

As promised, here is the list of past and present Natural Transition Cloth Nappy Hunt Product Of the Day (s). Remember you get the POD price and free Huggalugs leg huggers!

  1. Marino wool and cotton baby blanket– Such a beautiful present. RRP $99. POD price $65
  2. Nappy/ bidet sprayer- Makes cloth nappies a breeze. RRP $75. POD price $60
  3. Organic baby and expectant mum skin care– Just beautiful, safe and simple skin care. Any product from the range 10% off.
  4. Father’s Day bonus- Any product on the site!
  5. Bambooshka bamboo terry towelling burp cloth– Long, super soft and absorbent. My favourite new new baby present.
  6. Nioka Botanicals Bottom Barrier Spray– A genius product for nappy rash!
  7. Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold
  8. Sticking with the Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold over the weekend or until sold out
  9. Little Babe Wet Bags– A handy, simple draw string wet bag that will fit 6-8 nappies in it.
  10. Twin Pack of Wooly Wugs summer sleeping bags– For birth through to 2 years and designed to be perfect for the Australian summer.
  11. Baby Lux Organic Cotton Fitted Sheet– Bassinet or Cot size with a massive discount and free Huggalugs. This will stay all weekend or until sold out. I only have 2 of each size.

Feedback welcome and appreciated! What do you think of the mini hunt? What would you like to see as a product of the day? Any questions I can answer for you?

xx Julie 

Pure Bamboo Nappy Bucket Deoderiser Review and Giveaway

I had no idea about Pure Bamboo and their products until I came across them at the recent EcoXpo. It was 5pm on mother’s day and I had been working at the expo all weekend. It dawned on me that it was mother’s day and that my own mum was at my house

Pure Bamboo Powerful Nappy Bucket Deoderiser Sachets

cooking me a delicious meal and looking after my eldest 3 kids. I had no present. I ran around a little stupidly trying to find a stand that hadn’t packed up that had something that I could call a decent mother’s day prezzie and ended up at Pure Bamboo. I left with some Moso Room Stalks and a pack of the powerful nappy bucket deoderiser sachets. What a score! Those nappy bucket deoderiser sachets were my find of the weekend. You just tape 2-3 to the bucket lid and another one or two to the side of the bucket and voila- no more stinky nappy bucket.  I’ve also found a little off label use as draw sachets- they keep my kids clothes draws nice and fresh. These don’t work by masking a smell, the actually have no scent at all. They just absorb the stink. Another selling point for is that you can refresh the sachets in the sun. 1 packet at $7.95 gives you 6 months of a stink free nappy bucket.

The Moso room stalks have been a bit of hit too. I don’t know if Mum has been using them, but I bought some for myself to try and have put them in every room. I can’t really tell if they absorb electromagnetic radiation or restore balance and calm, but at the very least they look really stylish. These can also be used to purify water- I haven’t tried that yet but love the idea and will…

Here’s a bit of info from Pure Bamboo about their bamboo charcoal products:

For centuries bamboo has been treasured for its healing powers, beauty and adaptability. When put through a special heating process, bamboo charcoal becomes a valuable by-product of natural bamboo. Its powerful absorption properties purify the air and drinking water, remove moisture, odours and harmful chemicals, absorb electromagnetic waves and create a nutrient-rich product with lasting health benefits.

The absorption strength of bamboo charcoal is amazing. With billions of porous pockets, one gram of bamboo charcoal

laid flat covers a football field. The micro-pores within the bamboo, work together to absorb chloride, sulfide and formaldehyde as well as strong smells, humidity and electromagnetic waves from household appliances and computers. Such is the versatility of beautiful bamboo.

  • Bamboo charcoal in the home is also shown to improve sleep, digestion and circulation and create a more calm and healthy environment.
  • Bamboo charcoal has concentrated nutrients and an abundance of trace mineral elements including potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium. When added to water, these elements neutralise and enhance the quality of the water while absorbing harmful chemicals.
  • When used in wardrobes, fridges, sports bags and shoes, bamboo charcoal will absorb moisture and odours and refresh its surrounds. Smells such as fresh paint, adhesives, nicotine, rubbish, bathroom and pet are completely absorbed and removed
  • In cooking, bamboo will absorb harmful chemicals, purify the water and enrich the water with nutrients.
  • For beauty and health, bamboo charcoal will cleanse hair and body and work as a natural exfoliate for all skin types – leaving skin radiant and nourished.

Nifty huh?

Anyway… I have a pack of Pure Bamboo Powerful Nappy Bucket Deoderiser Sachets and a box of Moso Room Sticks to give away. If you’d like this prize leave me a comment below. Perhaps you could tell me a story about a last minute prezzie you’ve bought or tell me why you want this prize. Let me know if you share this post on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll give you an extra entry.

Moso Room Stalks

Random.org will be assisted by my 10 year to pick the winner at 6pm on Monday the 18th of July.

The Powerful Nappy Bucket Deodoriser Sachets and the Moso Room Stalks are now available in the Natural Transition shop.

Cloth Nappies- Easy On Mum, Baby and Land Fill

It used to be that nappies (or diapers for my American friends) were such a hassle; mothers had no choice but to use cloth nappies, clumsy pins, and annoying covers. Then they invented disposable nappies and most mothers thought it was a miracle. Now, about 80% of babies use disposables. But are disposable nappies really better? Before you go grab a pack of Huggies, catch up on some of the benefits of cloth.

Figure out about how many nappies you use in a week and multiply it by 52. Next time you go to buy nappies, look at how much they cost. You’ll find that it’s a lot of nappies, translating to a lot of money. The average parent spends two to three thousand dollars keeping their baby’s bottom clean up to age three. Now take a look at the cost of cloth nappies, even our most expensive premium cloth nappies cost no more than $800 (Aussie dollars) for a full time stash. Sure, that’s a bit of an outlay, but you don’t have to buy them every week. Cloth nappies have a small added expense of doing extra laundry every week, but it still doesn’t compare to the cost of disposables.

Now, go back to the number of nappies you calculated earlier and times that by how many other people in the world use disposables every year. Pretty big number isn’t it? In the U.S. alone, 18 billion are thrown into landfills every year. Not only do they take up tons of space but they are not biodegradable. Plus, they’re just sitting there full of hazardous waste. Urine and faeces can contain harmful bacteria; which can work their way into the environment and even your water supply. Sure, animals poo where ever they want and it’s seen as nature at work, but all the animals in an area don’t dump their poo in one place like disposed of disposable nappies.

When I was a baby, my Mum used cloth. Not because they were cheaper or environmentally friendly, but because that’s what everyone did in the ’70’s and because the disposables she did try made me break out in a horrible rash O.K- disposables have come a long way since then, but lots of babies still suffer nappy rash because of them. If you switch to cloth nappies, you may find that some of your child’s nappy rash is actually caused by the irritation from disposables. Even if your kids aren’t allergic, nappies contain toxic chemicals including dioxin, which can cause cancer, birth defects, liver damage, skin diseases, and genetic disorders. And you know those absorbent crystals you see when you rip open up a diaper? Those are the same chemicals removed from tampons because they were linked with toxic shock syndrome in women. Sure, the chances these chemicals might harm your child is low, but have there been any studies to show they are safe?

Most mums choose disposables because they think cloth nappies are annoying and inconvenient. What they don’t realise is that cloth nappies have changed since we were kids. Nappy pins have been replaced with convenient snappies and Velcro-like materials (Velcro itself isn’t flexible enough). You can also get fitted nappies to help keep out leaks. If you don’t like those annoying plastic covers, you can get lovely woollen ones; these are especially fun because you can find them in great colours and pattern. Wool is also more comfortable than plastic covers, but works just as well, so long as you don’t compress it too much (no onesies to sleep in).

For anyone who is good with a sewing machine, I made some no cost modern cloth nappies out of recycled curtains and bed sheets. They work really well. I just got sick of sewing them and bought Cushie Tushies instead. I still use my home made pocket nappies when I haven’t done the washing for several days. I used the Rita’s Rump Pocket diaper pattern which you can find here

And I watch this sewing tutorial several times, because I’m no sewer and this made it easy.

And here is the finished product expertly modelled by my little monkey, Andrew.


If you just like the convenience of disposable nappies, you need modern cloth all in one’s. They are just like a disposable only washable. No folding, no pins, change them every 4 hours, don’t change them overnight. I use them just the same as I used disposables with my older children and never have leaks. You don’t even soak these nappies, they go straight into the wash. You’ll find my favourites in the NaturalTransition.com shop. I am happy to take international orders so feel free to take advantage of our struggling Aussie dollar. Postage is charged at cost and by sea mail, it’s really inexpensive 😉

So, why not save the environment, save some cash, and help your kids stay healthy by using good old dependable cloth nappies.

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