Given that it’s almost November, I figured this post was about due. It’s already heating up a lot in most of the country, and it’s only a matter of time til the heat sets in down here, too. And if there’s one thing that can be guaranteed to happen during an Australian summer, it’s fire.
I just looked at the State’s Country Fire Service page listing warnings and incidents. Just today – in the twelve or so hours since midnight – there’s been 21 incidents. Eight of them were fires – grass fires mostly, with one rubbish fire, one vehicle fire and one building fire reported. Eight fires. In October. We haven’t even hit the dog days of summer yet – the days where you sit back and hold your breath, praying that no one with careless fingers sets a match to anything or throws a cigarette butt out a car window. Continue reading “Fire Safety and Kids”
When I was looking at cloth nappies for Chipmunk’s still-cooking bum, I didn’t have much money spare. I was after the cheapest thing I could find that would do the job. A comment on a message board led me to eBay, and a store called Frank Masons. There I found Cheeky Munky nappies.
Cheeky Munky are a one size fits most, pocket nappy. They came with terry towelling inserts, which do a pretty good job on soaking up liquid. The pocket is made of PUL on the outside, and polyester on the inside. We haven’t had any issues with Chipmunk’s bum staying wet, so the polyester does a good job of wicking the urine through. The cover is big enough that you can stuff it with two inserts if you need to. (Face washers make handy emergency nappy stuffing, by the way.) Continue reading “Review: Cheeky Munky Pocket Nappies”
Most people don’t put much thought into what they’ll cover their baby’s bum with. They just assume they’ll use disposable nappies. I’m here to argue for the “old-fashioned” approach – modern cloth nappies (MCNs). Unlike the old Terry towelling squares, modern cloth nappies are just as simple to use as their disposable counterparts. Continue reading “Cloth Nappies – A Good Investment all Round”
With the increasing popularity of babywearing, the variety of carriers available on the market has exploded. Mei tais, stretchy wraps, Ergos, Baby Bjorn, ring slings – it’s enough to do your head in. So I thought I’d help clear up some of the confusion. Below is a very brief guide to what makes a good baby carrier. Continue reading “How to tell a good baby carrier”