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Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

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jclmellor
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Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

Postby jclmellor » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:46 pm

my work place offers funding for 'green' activities. i'm thinking of applying for some money to buy one or two large sets of reusable nappies/accessories for mums (who are new to cloth) to borrow, in the local area. this would be a free sample for them, to see if cloth works for them before splashing out. they could borrow for a month and then return.
what do you think of this idea?!??!?! if i got this funding, i also wonder whether having a "cloth nappy meet" would be a good idea (e.g. like a "sling meet") for people in the local area who are using cloth, or for those who are interested. any opinions/advice are welcome!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

Postby Bugglyboo » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:01 pm

Our county (Devon) do this. It's fab.
The nappies I thought we'd buy aren't the ones we've ended up with. We are allowed to borrow the trial packs for a month and then get 20% off at the local nappy shop (Totnes Nappy Company). It helped to find out what sort fitted Ed and our lifestyle best.
I know Ali from TNC used to come on here but it might be worth contacting her through her website if you want more info. www.totnesnappycompany.co.uk

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Re: Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

Postby Asta » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:14 pm

Great idea but I would charge a nominal fee to cover replacing nappies when they become discontinued, damaged or stained.

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Re: Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

Postby red_dwarf » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:54 pm

I agree, I would charge a small fee to replace them, and I would also ask for a deposit that would cover the cost of replacing the nappies if they all get sent back trashed, or dont get sent back at all.

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Re: Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

Postby busybee » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:08 pm

I used to run a cloth nappy trial scheme :D PM me if you want more info

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Nimyue
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Re: Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

Postby Nimyue » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:36 pm

I would have loved this. My nappy 'trial' was buying some preloved wonderoos for next to nothing... This website started my obsession though!!!

Honestly, what made me switch was reading a cloth blog about how the explosive poo up the back thing didn't happen in cloth. Since I've switched I think I've done less laundry because of this!!!

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jclmellor
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Re: Are there any cloth nappy meets or free nappy trials?!?!?!?

Postby jclmellor » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:16 pm

great idea to charge a small amount for general wear and tear. if disposables cost £5 per week i wonder whether this would be a reasonable amount to ask. i would only be able to do this 'job' temporarily though - when both babes are out of cloth i would probably have to pass the job on to someone else.


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