Overdue update

Okay so Real Nappy week is over with for another year and I have to say this year was more fun than any other I’ve been part of! I can only hope it’s onwards and upwards from now on and next year there will be more nappy events and other fluffy happenings!

I didnt win anything but I did enjoy taking part – some things were a little more tedious than others but still I did buy a few bits. Chloe is now nappy-less both day and night, which deserves a huge post on its own about how brilliantly she’s done, a few days and she’s cracked it, she’s getting so grown up!! But yes I shall do a post about all that soon, Izzy of course is still in nappies and I did splurge a little, a few bits havent arrived yet but I shall do fluffy mail posts for them as and when but here’s a pic of some of the things.

P1070814Pretties!! Freetimes were on offer for £10 at Baba Me so I *had* to get a few as they are just so easy to use, The Dino Dunk and Fluff was from there too. The Monkey Foot wetbag (there was another as well, oops) and Hooligans nappy were from Baby Peach who had some great offers too. Plus there’s a Little Gumnut fitted nappy and a few bits and pieces from Funky Monkey Pants to come – which were mostly not nappy related I have to say! I think I was quite restrained really!

Some things which I wanted to get but didnt were night nappies, Izzy is 7 months now and boosting a day nappy just isnt working well so on to fitteds and wool it is. I have my eye on some Holden’s Landings Bedbugs – just need to save a few pennies first! I must do an updated stash pic one day, now that the sun is making an appearance it’s easy to get things washed in the morning and dried on the line so I shall have a go this bank holiday weekend maybe. Actually it’d be a lot easier to do it in two separate chunks, oh it feels like a challenge!

There will be some changes on the blog coming up, I’ll be moving over to self hosted soon and getting a bit of an overhaul so if this look a bit wonky or vanish then dont worry I’ll be back! hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather and let me know what you splurged on during RNW!

Michelle x

 

Clothopoly

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http://www.realnappyweek.org/

Another fab fluffy event being held this Real Nappy Week is the brilliantly named Clothopoly! Full instructions on it can be found here, but basically you play the game by collecting pieces on supporter’s sites or facebook pages and then entering the URL of where you found each piece on the form here. There are also some ‘easy’ ways to enter by liking the supporters pages.

Sounds easy huh? Well actually it is a little harder than it sounds as there are 66 supporters and therefore 66 pieces to find! And in order to be entered into the grand prize draw you need to note down the letter on each piece that you find and when you’ve collected them all (and entered all the URLs into the form) you need to unjumble the letters to form a phrase which you also have to put into the form, phew! But dont worry, the game runs all week so there is no need to rush, I think little and often is the key to not getting burnout as it is a mammoth task!

To make it a bit easier the playing board contains links to every supporter (and the three daily giveaways mentioned below) and if you get stuck you can ask on the supporters facebook pages for help. Some have been giving clues away already and others are remaining quiet till later on in the week! This is a really big undertaking, and I’ve only managed to find a few so far.

The prizes are amazing, the total giveaway fund is over £8,300 with the grand prize itself being £500 worth of nappies, accessories and a changing bag (remember you’re only entered into this if you find all the pieces/submit the URLs and enter the phase). Then there are 10 runners up prizes worth £250 each and another 50 smaller prizes worth £75 each (you get an entry for the smaller prizes with every piece/URL you enter).

Plus there are three daily prizes up for grabs everyday of the week as well! You can find them on the Clothopoly playing board. There are two daily ‘Nappy Stash’ giveaways and a ‘Potty Luck’ giveaway – remember these only run until midnight, so check back each day for new ones. So far there’s been lots of fluffy goodness won and also five Trunki toyboxes and a Pink Lining bag!

So along with this and The Great British Nappy Hunt, I think this really is the best Real Nappy Week ever – not to mention all the discounts, I hope there’s lots of exposure for fluff and lots of new new fluffy converts!

Do let me know if you’ve managed to complete the Clothopoly (without giving any clues away), I’m off for another bit of searching, good luck!

Michelle x

The Great British Nappy Hunt

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http://www.greatbritishnappyhunt.co.uk/index.html

Something new for this RNW is that retailers are grouping together in order to better promote RNW and of course give us some fun and the chance to win big fluffy prizes along the way. The Great British Nappy Hunt has already started but you can join in everyday until the 21st April (register here). There are daily prizes and each correct entry also gets entered into the grand prize draw at the end of the week.

Once you’ve registered everyday you’ll get an email telling you what the daily prizes are and giving you a clue to start off the hunt! The clue will lead you to one of the supporters sites where you’ll have to search the pages to find Billy. Once you find and click on him you’ll then be taken to a page to answer some fun fluffy questions (answers again will be on supporters sites, facebook or on TGBNH’s page). And you can even pick which prize it is you’d prefer to win! You’ll get a confirmation email congratulating you on finding Billy and there will also be another clue to the second hunt to find Billy, and again once you find him you answer the questions to enter.

So there’s two hunts a day, so double the chance to win as each completed hunt gets you one entry into both the daily and weekly prize draws!! I’ve completed yesterdays and although it was tough at first the second time was much easier, I’ve yet to do today’s but I will do so as soon as I get a spare minute!

So dont forget to sign up and get hunting from now until sunday as it wont be back again until next year – at least I hope it will be back! And as if that wasnt enough to keep you amused this RNW, dont forget to play Clothopoly and of course there’s always some fluffy shopping to be had with all the amazing discounts going on everywhere!

Michelle x

Real Nappy Week 2013 giveaways and discounts

So here we are again, Real Nappy Week 2013, I will be adding to this list daily to try and keep it fresh, if you find something not listed then please comment and I’ll add it in! Also please remember that whilst getting a bargain or winning a prize is always fab, RNW is about encouraging new users to cloth, so dont forget to pop your LO in your snazziest fluff and show it off at any chance, playgroup, baby clinics etc. Or maybe just mention in a conversation how much you’ve saved when you saw xyz on offer and bought it or if they like a freebie then encourage them to enter some giveaways – they’ll have nothing to lose if they win a nappy and try it out (except maybe the fluff addiction that follows…). So get sharing on Facebook, tweeting #rnw2013 and #flashyourflufftalk about it at baby groups or mention loudly about RNW whilst changing your LO in a changing room and generally just try and promote cloth as much as possible, oh and have fun!!

Michelle x

Firstly you need to follow Real Nappy Week as they are holding a main Clothopoly game full of prizes plus there are daily giveaways, I’ve done a post about how to play here. Plus there are daily giveaways:

Saturdays giveaways are to win:

  • A Mio Solo bundle, enter here  
  • A Frugi gift and vouchers, enter here
  • £75’s worth of CJ’s Butter goodies, enter here

And the The Great British Nappy Hunt are holding a hunt to find Bill and if you can help them their are some more fab prizes to be won, info on how to take part here.

Retailer List – thanks to all at cloth nappy info for compiling some parts of this list

A Mama Knows (Facebook page only)

  • Fitted bamboo nappies for £6.50 plus p&p

Baba Me

  • 20% off everything
  • Plus a new daily deal, see their Facebook page each day
  • Free delivery over £30
  • Follow on Facebook

Baba+Boo

  • 15% off any order using code RMW13
  • Nominate a newbie to cloth and they could win a start kit and you can bag yourself a £30 voucher, see here
  • On Friday at 8:30pm stay tuned on their FB page as there will be nappies to win
  • Follow on Facebook

Babipur

  • Up to 30% off Tots Bots (15% off Tots Bots Easyfit Frugi print nappies)
  • Upto 10% off BG V4 and Freetimes
  • Up to 25% off Itti Bitti
  • Up to 25% off Bambino Mio
  • Up to 20% off Close Parents Pop Ins
  • Upto 20% off FuzziBunz
  • Up to 15% off boosters and liners
  • Half price on a 5 pack of TB stretchies (3 brown and 2 orange) see here
  • Plus the chance to find a free surprise in your order, see here
  • Free delivery over £40
  • Follow on Facebook

BabyBots

  • 25% off selected TotsBots products
  • 20% off a selection of products from the following brands: Little Lamb; Charlie Banana; Green Line and Alva
  • 15% off selected items from the following brands: Close Parent; May Lily; Blueberry; MonkeyFoot; Rosie Boos
  • 10% off the following brands: Rumparooz; BabyMoos; Ruby Red Designs; Hahtuvahullu; Monkey Snuggles; My Little Patch
  • Free delivery over £25
  • And as it’s their 4th birthday they will be popping a little something special in with every order
  • Follow on Facebook

Baby Bum Boutique

  • 20% off TotsBots Easyfits and Bamboozles, training pants and Teenyfits included (10% off Frugi print Easyfits)
  • 15% off Panda Pants
  • 15% off Baby by Danish Wetbags
  • 10% off Rarpz
  • 10% off gPants and gCloth inserts
  • 10% off ALL Peachy Greens (no further discount on the multipack though)
  • 10% off all wool soakers and longies
  • 5 Peachy Green solo Luxe’s for £75
  • Bum Cheeks – 5 for £67.50
  • FREE Bucket with a pack of 15 or more BBB Basics
  • Plus all orders over £100 will get an extra 5% off
  • Free saver delivery when you spend over £40
  • Follow on Facebook as well.

Baby Peach

  •  20% off everything using code RNW13
  • Free delivery over £50
  • Follow on Facebook

Cheeky Wipes

  • 25% off all products (except the double wetbags) using code RNW2013
  • Follow on Facebook

Close 

  • Will be running a physical treasure hunt using geocaching – here for the list of geocaching locations on their website
  • Follow on Facebook

Fill Your Pants

  • Buy a six pack of Charlie Banana nappies and get a one-size free,
  • 20% off Charlie banana organic wipes, change mats, swim pants, training pants and organic underwear
  • Blueberry 2 for £18
  • 25% off little lamb
  • 20% off smartipants
  • 20% off bambino mio
  • Plus an extra 5% off your order (some exclusions apply) using code MCS6
  • Free delivery over £40
  • Follow on Facebook

Fluffy Bum Boutique

  • 15% off ALL nappies and accessories using code rnw2013
  • Free samples of Sweet Thoughts wool wash in the gorgeous Vanilla Sugar scent with every purchase of Felt Fusion wool soakers or longies
  • Plus a daily giveaway, see here 
  • Free delivery over £30
  • Follow on Facebook

Fluffy Tails

  • 25% off selected BumGenius
  • BOGOF on Little Lamb
  • Tots Bots and Fuzzibunz on offer too, see here
  • £10 Nappy Lottery – could be any nappy from Blueberry Bamboo Deluxe, BumGenius V4, bumGenius Freetime, FuzziBunz, Totsbots Easyfit and Totsbots Print Nappies
  • Free delivery over £20
  • Follow on Facebook

Fluff Heaven 

  • 20% off everything (not including sale or promotional items)
  • Flip Stay Dry Inserts – 3 for 2 using the special item on offers page
  • Flip covers – 2 for £15
  • Blueberry Coveralls – 2 for £18
  • BOGOF on Little Lamb nappies (plus 50% off wraps), BumGenius Newborn, BumGenius Onesize inserts, BumGenius Diaper Doublers, BumGenius Washable wipes and Flip Disposable Inserts
  • Jackson Reece wipes BOGOF
  • Spend £35 and get a free thank you gift (Ecosprout and CJ’s sample)
  • Spend £75 and get a free BumGenius Flip kit
  • Plus a new ‘deal of the day’ – announced on Facebook
  • And many more see here
  • Free delivery on orders over £30
  • Follow on Facebook

Funky Monkey Pants

  • 20% off Bumgenius (except v4 Maaithi and Irwin 10% off), Fuzzibunz, Leslies boutique, soap nuts, Pop in nappies, Thirsties duo diaper, Tots Bots easyfits and bamboozles
  • 10% off best bottom, planetwise, bottom bumpers, Thirsties all in ones, fab fitteds and duo wraps
  • A huge amount of other offers, see full list here
  • Plus new offers going live daily – Wednesday offers are here
  • For this week they will be picking one order a day, at random, and giving them an Ecovessel Scout Cup totally free
  • And all orders get a gift in their order, anything from washy wafers, wipes, boosters, and other suprises
  • Free delivery over £35
  • Follow on Facebook

Frugi

  • 15% off the Frugi Tots Bots Easyfits with code BORIS
  • Free delivery (just try not to be tempted by the gorgeous clothes!)
  • Follow on Facebook

Kingdom Of Fluff

  • 25% off Tots Bots Rainbow Easyfits, Rainbow Teenyfits and Rainbow and Natural Bamboozle Stretchies (size 1 and 2)
  • Use discount code RNW2013 for 10% off all other Tots Bots stock, as well as Bambooty; Blueberry; Charlie Banana; Eco Egg; Grovia; Hooligans; Little Violets; Made by Amber; Panda Pants; Rumparooz/Lil Joey/Kangacare; Sheepish Grins and across all toys range
  • 5% off Monkeyfoot wetbags, CJ’s and Peachy Green wraps – already reduced on website
  • Free delivery on orders over £40
  • Follow on Facebook 

Little Gumnut

  • Buy 5 Cloth San Pro pads and get another free
  • 20% off with code RNW2013 (I’m assuming this only works on nappies)
  • Follow on Facebook

Little Lamb

  • 20 cotton nappy kit for £99
  • Follow on Facebook

Little Stitches

  • 10% off customs and semi customs with code RNW2013
  • 15% off in stocks – already showing reduced price
  • 25% off Cheeky wipes with code RNW2013
  • Follow on Facebook

Lizzie’s Real Nappies

  • 25% off all Bitti Tutto nappies
  • 20% off Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretch
  • 20% off Charlie Banana
  • 20% off FuzziBunz ELITE
  • 15% OFF Imse Vimse organic training pants
  • Up to 20% off all Tots Bots nappies
  • 20% off our bestselling nappies – BumGenius V4 and Freetime
  • Follow on Facebook

Luscious Little Somethings

  • 20% off instock and custom nappies using code BILLYLLS20
  • 15% off fabric using code LLSSPRING15
  • Follow on Facebook

Made By Amber

  • 10% of with code RNW2013
  • Follow on Facebook

Millies Nappies

  • 15% off all order with code RNW13
  • Follow on Facebook

My Little Patch

  • 20% off with discount code RNW2013
  • Follow on Facebook

NapNap

Nappy Go Lucky

  • 10-25% off across the site, no code needed
  • Free delivery over £40
  • Follow on Facebook

Natural Nursery

  • 10% off all nappies with code RNW2013
  • Follow on Facebook

Panda Pants

  • Free gift with all orders (on Etsy) placed from now until midnight Sunday 21st. You just need to put ‘boy’, ‘girl’ or ‘gender neutral’ in the comments box during checkout
  • Chance to win a £15 gift voucher to spend in our shop, enter here
  • Also after you place an order a special disocunt code will be emailed to you for use on future purchases
  • Follow on Facebook

Plush Pants

  • 25% off Rainbow Bamboozle mini kits
  • 15-25% off ALL nappies, eg 20% off Charlie Banana etc
  • Free delivery over £20
  • Follow on Facebook

The Clean Green Nappy Machine

  • Upto 40% off almost everything
  • Giveaway to win a huge Pop In bundle worth £272, ends sunday, enter here
  • Follow on Facebook

The Nappy Lady

  • Multiple offers, all listed here
  • plus 25% of all cheeky wipes with code RNW2013
  • 10% off when you use code flashyourfluff – not including already discounted items
  • Free delivery over £10
  • Follow on Facebook

Washable Nappy Co

  • 20% off with code RNW13 (includes sale items)
  • Free 43g Red Clover Nappy Cream on orders £75+
  • Free delivery over £75
  • Follow on Facebook

Wee Notions

  • 10% off the following: Fairy Hammocks (CSP – plus you still get a free one if you purchase 5) Cloth Nappy Gift Sets, NorthernLights, Wraps, Pockets, AI2′s and Inserts, Pocket Nappies and Inserts, Dribble Bibs, Washable Wipes, Breast pads, Hooded Towels and Embroidery when you use code RNW2013
  • Follow on Facebook

Splosh: a genius way to clean

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http://www.splosh.com

Okay so we all have to clean right? Well my OH might disagree actually, seeing as I can count on one hand the number of times he’s tackled the bathroom…………and have about four fingers to spare, but moving on.

I’m a big fan of the more eco friendly cleaning brands out there and they all do a fine job until I found out about Splosh which is eco friendly and genius design all rolled into one happy little green package. It’s so simple I really do wonder why we havent been doing this for years. Basically Splosh sell a range of cleaning products, you buy starter kit with a few bottles with concentrated product in them and you add water to turn them into full size bottles of cleaning product. But that’s not all, when you run out you just order small refill sachets and start the process all over again. So less waste to begin with and less bottles being made every time you reuse your original ones. And it’s great value as it works out cheaper (standard delivery is free) then buying ‘normal’ bottles at the supermarket, and yes they have great eco credentials, no nasties, not tested on animals, biodegradable etc (read more reasons why they rock here). And another well thought out thing they have done is that when you order refills they come in a box that fits through your letterbox, so no having to wait in for a big parcel or having to get it redelivered if you miss it etc, brilliant! If in doubt there’s an ace little video here if you need more convincing.

P1070548So to recap, you order a starter kit from them with the products you like, I ordered a four starter box (£12.95) with pomegranate & melon kitchen cleaner, spearmint & melon bathroom cleaner, a grapefruit washing up liquid and a lime washing up liquid. Or you can order a two bottle starter kit for £9.95 – as mentioned, standard delivery is free! A few days later it arrives and the magic can begin! So here’s what it looked like out of the box, each bottle has a sachet of the product, the spray ones are inside as they were too fiddly to get out the small hole but they are a lovely purple/red and pink when made up.

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So then onto the magic, sorry the pictures arent that exciting but still I was super eager to get them made up, kind of felt like I was back at school in chemistry! So you pop the sachet in the bottle, fill up with warm water and wait a few minutes till it dissolves, give it a gentle shake and there you go a full bottle ready to use! And yes they do work just as well as anything else I’ve tried and they do smell lovely, the spearmint & melon bathroom cleaner is possibly my favourite.

So if you like using eco products and fancy trying something new then have a go, I’m super impressed and will be buying refills in the future. They also do a kind of recommend a friend deal, where if you pop my code 9A21E0 in the box when ordering, you’ll get £2 off your first order (and I’ll get £1 credited to my account). And then of course you can then share your code with your friends, and they’ll save £2 and you’ll get £1 and on and on!

Such a simple but brilliant idea and I cant even imagine the number of bottles it will save getting made! Oh and dont forget to follow them on Facebook as I’ve seen rumours that they’ll be launching a hand wash soon, cant wait to see what scents they come up with next.

Michelle x