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  • #79 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Live Feb 2021

    Due to Covid-19 Nappy Leaks was unable to have our usual live audience, so we have a special guest, Keryn. She is Bubblebubs’ Cloth Nappy Support Specialist and comes across all sorts of questions from families starting with cloth nappies through to those who have used it across multiple children. She calls in to join Vicki and Vashti, discussing with the ladies the top 3 questions she gets enquiries.
    I have slack elastics, are my nappies able to be fixed?
    What are the inserts made from?
    I’m not expecting a tiny bub but wondering whether to invest in the newborn nappies or go with prefolds and flats instead. I have a bunch of OSFM from my last baby but how soon can I start using them?
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  • #78 Nappy Leaks Podcast: How to fix... Part 1

    In this first episode in this series How to Fix… we will focus on the long answer to questions people most commonly have on cloth nappies. We will also be joined each time by Jenna, who is looking after her 2nd son in cloth nappies. Jenna will keep us up to date in new things she has discovered during her second cloth nappy journey.
    In this show, we explore the following questions.
    How to fix stains
    How to fix Nappy Rash
    How to fix Nappies that have mold
    How to fix people telling you how to do everything
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  • #77 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Live Jan 2021

    Due to Covid-19 Nappy Leaks was unable to have our usual live audience, so we have a special guest, Keryn. She is Bubblebubs’ Cloth Nappy Support Specialist and comes across all sorts of questions from families starting with cloth nappies through to those who have used it across multiple children. She calls in to join Vicki and Vashti, discussing with the ladies the top 3 questions she gets enquiries.
    I am just curious what the advantage of Minky vs PUL is?
    Is it just that it’s nice and soft? And PUL is better at holding the liquid?
    What are Snappis? With the microfleece liners which way do they need to be placed in the nappy?
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  • #075 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Live Dec 2020

    Is there such thing as a night nappy? I’ve heard some people talk about them but I don’t know if there’s anything specifically different about them or just a different way for bubs to wear them.
    What is the best nappy for babies 4 months old?
    One of the snaps has fallen off my nappy, what can I do?
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  • #76 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Comparing Cloth Nappies To Cloth Nappies

    With so many brands of cloth nappies on the market, there are a wide range of price points. What differentiates between a high or low price point cloth nappy, how do you compare? Are there some cloth nappies that are just all round great value for money? Or are there cloth nappies that have an inflated price for their quality? Whether you are considering cloth nappies from Work at Home Makers (or Mums) (WAHMs), commercial brands, or China Cheapies; the Vashti and Vicki will give you tips to look for on websites, questions to ask the manufactures or retailers, what you need to feel and look for when you physically have a nappy, and how to judge a company on their products and service via review websites. With this comprehensive list, you will have a the tools to compare cloth nappies with cloth nappies, making your next purchase, so much easier!
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  • #75 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Live Dec 2020

    Due to Covid-19 Nappy Leaks was unable to have our usual live audience, so we have a special guest, Keryn. She is Bubblebubs’ Cloth Nappy Support Specialist and comes across all sorts of questions from families starting out with cloth nappies through to those who have used it across multiple children. She calls in to join Vicki and Vashti, discussing with the ladies the top 3 questions she gets enquiries for.
    Is there such thing as a night nappy? I've heard some people talk about them but I don't know if there's anything specifically different about them or just a different way for bubs to wear them.
    What is the best nappy for babies 4 months old?
    One of the snaps has fallen off my nappy, what can I do?
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  • #74 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Another 5 reasons to Use Newborn Cloth Nappies

    Looking into using newborn cloth nappies? This podcast follows up on the Top 8 reasons to use newborn nappies.

    In between a good dose of nappy chat, learn: why you should choose newborn cloth nappies over one size fits most nappies (OSFM); how many nappies you'll need for twins; the best style of newborn cloth nappy to keep those leaks at bay; and ways to bring down the cost of a newborn cloth nappy stash. Vashti and Vicki have been wrapping newborn bums in cloth for over 3 decades combined, with their passion and experience you'll soon not need any reasons to justify using cloth nappies because it will be instant love!

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  • #73 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Live Nov 2020

    Due to Covid-19 Nappy Leaks was unable to have our usual live audience, so we have a special guest, Keryn. She is Bubblebubs' Cloth Nappy Support Specialist and comes across all sorts of questions from families starting out with cloth nappies through to those who have used it across multiple children. She calls in to join Vicki and Vashti, discussing with the ladies the top 3 questions she gets enquiries for.

    1. How many nappies for full time use?
    2. How many night nappies do you need?
    3. Are there any detergents I need to stay away from?
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  • #72 Nappy Leaks Podcast: How to Strip and Sanitize Cloth Nappies

    One of the most useful tools you that you can have in your cloth nappy skill toolbox is how to strip and santitise or S&S for short (and no, it’s got nothing to do with a stretch and sweep!). A strip and sanitise is a straightforward process of deep cleaning nappies that you can use on secondhand nappies or to resolve a prior insufficient wash routine that was causing issues with your nappies. This big, deep clean resets nappies to being spotless and fresh again.
    One of the most useful tools you that you can have in your cloth nappy skill toolbox is how to strip and santitise or S&S for short (and no, it’s got nothing to do with a stretch and sweep!). A strip and sanitise is a straightforward process of deep cleaning nappies that you can use on secondhand nappies or to resolve a prior insufficient wash routine that was causing issues with your nappies. This big, deep clean resets nappies to being spotless and fresh again.
    Amy, Vashti and Vicki also discuss how easy it is to wash nappies and troubleshoot some frequently asked questions, such as: how to identify unexplained damage on nappies out of the wash, how to stop nappies feeling crunchy and is vinegar or bleach safe to use?
    It’s hard not to feed off Amy’s excitement to do the laundry after listening to this episode! So sit back and listen and have that laundry, detergent and washing machine at the ready!
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  • #71 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Live Oct 2020

    Due to Covid-19 Nappy Leaks was unable to have our usual live audience, so we have a special guest, Keryn. She is Bubblebubs' Cloth Nappy Support Specialist and comes across all sorts of questions from families starting out with cloth nappies through to those who have used it across multiple children. She calls in to join Vicki and Vashti, discussing with the ladies the top 3 questions she gets enquiries for. My 5 month old (etc) is on the secondhand snap - will these nappies continue to fit until toilet training? The nappies are leaking but only the front of the insert is just wet, help! Why is my nappy leaking out the stitching - is it faulty?
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  • #70 Nappy Leaks Podcast: What detergents to use on cloth nappies

    You've done your research and purchased cloth nappies and now you are ready to wash them. As you walk into the supermarket a whole aisle of boxes and bottles of laundry detergent close in around you, "Which is the most economical, what will clean the best, where are the environmentally friendly ones, how much do I use"? To help guide you to finding the best detergent to tick all of your needs, Vashti and Vicki discuss exactly what to look for and be aware of with Amy White. Amy is an environmental scientist who loves laundry and researching the science of how we clean. She has combined these passions to run a successful nappy hire business, Cloth Nappy Hire Australia https://clothnappyhire.com.au. Her business helps new parents with choosing nappies and how to launder them. She also runs a free website: Cloth Nappy Help https://www.clothnappyhelp.com.au; and Facebook groups: #getintocloth Australia https://www.facebook.com/groups/getintocloth and MCN Tips & Tricks https://www.facebook.com/groups/224894171341634/. She's tested almost every detergent on the market and is a wealth of knowledge with curly laundry topics such as: plant vs mainstream detergent; what temperature to wash at; and how to navigate hard or soft water, including how to find out what your water is. After learning from Amy's knowledge, your next trip to the laundry aisle will give you the confidence to make the right choice for your washing and family.
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  • #69 Nappy Leaks Podcast: Live Sep 2020

    Due to Covid-19 Nappy Leaks was unable to have our usual live audience, so we have a special guest, Keryn. She is Bubblebubs' Cloth Nappy Support Specialist and comes across all sorts of questions from families starting out with cloth nappies through to those who have used it across multiple children. She calls in to join Vicki and Vashti, discussing with the ladies the top 3 questions she gets enquiries for. The nappy has gaps around the legs and leaks, please help! How to contain poo leaks, is it ok if poo gets on the inside of the cover? What is a dry pail?
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