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In 2011 Mandy Mac sold off stock, shut up shop and took off travelling around Australia with a hubby and four children in tow. Although Mandy Mac is no longer operating I am keeping the website open for information to new cloth nappy users.
I remain passionate about promoting cloth being the most cost effective, healthy and environmentally friendly choice for families. You can email me at any time if you have queries regarding using cloth nappies.
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As we are coming into winter I thought I'd give some cloth-nappying in winter advice:
1.Make sure you have enough nappies. They don't all have to be fancy, modern cloth nappies. Terry squares are
a fantastic back-up for days where you can't get the fancy ones dried. They are quick drying, hard wearing and inexpensive.
2. Make sure you clean them properly. It might sound obvious but in winter the UV rays are not as strong, so sterilising naturally becomes more difficult. You can either leave them on the line
for longer than you would in summer, in order to get enough UV rays, else resort to an anti-bacterial rinse, as needed.
3. Check the weather radar. The Bureau of Meteorology posts radar maps for each state. It's easy enough to save to your favourites and then check if you think there is a chance of rain. You
can see if rain is coming your way. I never minded if the nappies were rained on, I considered it an extra rinse in natural, chemical free water. Having said that I have spent most of my
nappying years in Melbourne's worst ever drought, so rain was considered a blessing on the few occassions it occurred.