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On Modern Cloth Nappies

I have a couple of pals who are about to have new babies in their lives (Very exciting!) They have watched Tristan and I using Modern Cloth Nappies (MCNs) and have begun to get curious.  I wrote to them with all the details of what I used and where I bought it all from.  The info in that email might be useful to other mums who are considering following the MCN pathway so, i thought i’d share it here. Let me just say that MCNs are excellent and I’ve not had a single regret about using them.  They’re not hard work, they’re not messy and gross and you don’t need to soak them in buckets of water. You just shove them in the washing machine and hang them out to dry.   With the current cost of nappies  we paid for…

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Teddy Biscuit Please

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Christmas – Family Traditions

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