Right, I need your help ladies and views please.
Following a (rare) visit to the new HV she commented on my nappies, saying she used cloth with her now 6 yr old. I explained I made and sold and she then suggested we work together and she would be more than happy to promote me as part of her antenatal visits.
I explained that I started making nappies for people to help people out who couldn't afford the outlay and also to encourage those who may not have considered it. I find it very difficult trying to have a business and also still really wanting to keep the helping people out side of it.
Anyway, as far as working things out with the HV go its definitely on a helping those who may not be able to afford the outlay and encouraging people to try cloth. The question is how to go about this.
The plan is:
To help people work the cost by selling nappies at reduced price to those newbies.
Encourage the use of cloth and educate new MUms on the benefits and care of cloth.
Enable people to try different nappy options before buying (it appears we don't have much of a nappy scheme going on as I have never heard of anything)
Obviously promote my business
How can I identify those who maybe can't afford the outlay?
What is the best thing to offer cloth wise?
How can I give a demonstration etc when I have all 5 children at home everyday?
WHat would you as a new Mum hope to get out of a scheme like this?
What would be helpful to find out from the HV at the antenatal visit?
Do you think non-cloth users would be completely against borrowing a trial nappy pack that has been passed on and therefore previously used?
What would be the best nappies to give out to try (I don't make pocket nappies/AIOs)?
Any other ideas very greatefully received. Anything I hadn't thought of??