I have used cloth nappies (or reusable, or washable, or real nappies as are some of the other names for them!) since I had my eldest nearly seven years ago. Now I'll admit, I first tried them because they looked cute and because I was simply curious. Our local council offered incentives for trying them, so I had nothing to lose. But then I realised the difference that using reusable cloth nappies instead of disposable single-use nappies can make to our planet so that became my reason for sticking with them. That, and the fact that I simply love them!


Why I chose to use cloth nappies

I have used cloth nappies (or reusable, or washable, or real nappies as are some of the other names for them!) since I had my eldest nearly seven years ago. Now I'll admit, I first tried them because they looked cute and because I was simply curious. Our local council offered incentives for trying them, so I had nothing to lose. But then I realised the difference that using reusable cloth nappies instead of disposable single-use nappies can make to our planet so that became my reason for sticking with them. That, and the fact that I simply love them!


Sleep deprivation is pretty much a part and parcel of motherhood. And so I have spent years trying to catch up on missed slumber, pleading with my children to go back to sleep at 5am, repeatedly snoozing my alarm until the last minute, snatching a rare weekend nap, then finding myself battling to stay awake late at night as I try to get just half an hour of time to myself after a long day. 

A simple morning routine for tired mums: get your day off to the best start!

Sleep deprivation is pretty much a part and parcel of motherhood. And so I have spent years trying to catch up on missed slumber, pleading with my children to go back to sleep at 5am, repeatedly snoozing my alarm until the last minute, snatching a rare weekend nap, then finding myself battling to stay awake late at night as I try to get just half an hour of time to myself after a long day. 

I said in my last Mini Style post that Essie has a lot of these Lottie & Lysh t-shirt dresses, and I wasn't kidding! I very nearly missed out on getting this one though, as it hadn't realised that this hares print even existed until it was mentioned on a thread in the members group. Just in the nick of time I placed an order using my brand rep discount, and customised it with two little blue faux pockets. I do love a pocket!

Mini Style: Lottie & Lysh Hares T-Dress

I said in my last Mini Style post that Essie has a lot of these Lottie & Lysh t-shirt dresses, and I wasn't kidding! I very nearly missed out on getting this one though, as it hadn't realised that this hares print even existed until it was mentioned on a thread in the members group. Just in the nick of time I placed an order using my brand rep discount, and customised it with two little blue faux pockets. I do love a pocket!

There, I said it. Yes me, the woman who grows her own veg, who cleans with vinegar, who used cloth nappies and who uses reusable menstrual products. Despite my own efforts to live as "green" as we can, I'm telling you now: reusables are not the solution to period poverty.

I keep seeing this said time and time again when the subject of period poverty is discussed: "why not just give them all a menstrual cup or washable pads?"

Why reusables are not the solution to period poverty

There, I said it. Yes me, the woman who grows her own veg, who cleans with vinegar, who used cloth nappies and who uses reusable menstrual products. Despite my own efforts to live as "green" as we can, I'm telling you now: reusables are not the solution to period poverty.

I keep seeing this said time and time again when the subject of period poverty is discussed: "why not just give them all a menstrual cup or washable pads?"

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