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Babywearing in Winter

Babywearing in Winter

Top tips for babywearing in winter is a common request in temperatures like these. It’s currently -2 where we are! Slings are like layers of clothing…

Carrying and Pregnancy

Carrying and Pregnancy

It’s a question we hear often, and a worry you understandably have. Will carrying affect getting pregnant, or a pregnancy that has already begun? The widely accepted view is that, if you have managed to get pregnant whilst carrying, then your body is happy under those...

Facing outwards in a sling

Facing outwards in a sling

Is it ok to face outward in a sling? This is a heated and sensitive topic in the babywearing world. Ask in a Facebook group and you’ll get mostly two polar opposite answers: ‘I did and my baby is fine’, or ‘omg you should never do that’. In the babywearing profession,...

When can I back carry?

When can I back carry?

Oops we haven't posted this one yet! Please come back soon. Meanwhile, have you read this blog about the best slings ever?!  Choose the date, time and place to suit you and we'll bring the slings. We reinvest all profits to support parents and children across our...

The best sling ever!

The best sling ever!

facebookinstagrampinterestImage credit: Creator: Linda Patterson Copyright: © Timeless Edge PhotographyWhich sling is the best? One of my most asked questions. Tula is the best. Lennylamb too. And Integra. Wraps are the best. They are all the best, for somebody! Let...

Heat, Holidays and Babywearing…

Heat, Holidays and Babywearing…

Babywearing in the hot weather brings about many worries and questions. Here we will try to help reassure you. Can I use a sling in hot weather? Absolutely! Did you know that mother and child can thermoregulate? The body adapts to the heat which makes sense when we...

Newborn Cloth Explained

Newborn Cloth Explained

Are all newborn cloth nappies the same size? Why should I hire a newborn nappy kit? Can I cloth from birth?

Help! Cloth Nappies!

Help! Cloth Nappies!

Wondering where to start with cloth nappies? Tried Google? As a newbie to cloth, it can be very overwhelming. Here I shall try and help break it down. There are essentially two main parts to cloth: something waterproof and…

Cloth Nappy Hospital Bag

Cloth Nappy Hospital Bag

Cloth nappies in hospital…

If you are planning a hospital birth and are wanting to cloth nappy, here is some information you may find useful. Firstly, don’t panic…

How do I wash cloth nappies?

How do I wash cloth nappies?

Had a browse, hung out in groups and seen a dozen different recommendations?

We know the feeling! So, why is that? Well, the short story is that there are no fixed washing instructions because no single machine behaves…

Real Nappy Week 2020

Real Nappy Week 2020

What is Real Nappy Week? Real Nappy Week was designed to be a week of increased momentum nationwide, to make cloth mainstream. Through sales, media and more, it is a collective effort to bust some myths and help spread the word that cloth nappies are amazing and not...

Cloth Wipe Comparison

Cloth Wipe Comparison

There are so many cloth wipes on the market, you might be asking which are the best? It's another one of those personal preference topics, but here we try to compare them as best as possible for you. We've picked six of the most frequently asked about brands: Grovia,...

What size nappy?

What size nappy?

We are often asked what size nappy we would recommend. There is no easy answer to this, but here is how we generally determine the answer: Newborn nappies provide a better fit from birth. Particularly because most newborn have slender thighs/hips until they have...

Let’s talk about Poop, Baby

Let’s talk about Poop, Baby

It's often the sticking point when it comes to cloth nappies! Isn't it disgusting? Do I use a liner? Do they stain? How best to get rid? What about my washing machine?   Well, let's be frank. Kids can be disgusting! All babies are going to poop, and all poop needs...

I had no choice but to use cloth

I had no choice but to use cloth

Dear Mrs Carrington-Roberts. Congratulations! You have been cured from your lifelong disability. You no longer suffer chronic pain, nor struggle to get dressed, or socialise. Your life is radically changed, you can do everything any other person can do. We have fixed...

Types of cloth nappy

Types of cloth nappy

facebookinstagrampinterestSo you read about the waterproof and absorbent part and you've had time let it sink in? No? Missed it? Go back a step - this way! Or scroll down to read about the absorbent part.Nappy systems have different names but just explain how the two...

Lockdown stole my Baby

Lockdown stole my Baby

I was pregnant and nobody saw. I had a baby and nobody knew. The quickest time that will ever pass, the moments that will never come back, the memories that cannot be replaced. I am not grateful. I am sad. I am anxious. I am depressed. I am alone.

Cloth Nappy Hospital Bag

Cloth Nappy Hospital Bag

Cloth nappies in hospital…

If you are planning a hospital birth and are wanting to cloth nappy, here is some information you may find useful. Firstly, don’t panic…

What are Cloth Sanitary Pads?

What are Cloth Sanitary Pads?

Using Cloth Sanitary Protection (CSP) is another way you can reduce waste to landfill along with saving money. Cloth pads may appear pricier than disposables but given that an individual can use around 11,000 disposable sanitary pads in their lifetime, the seemingly...

It’s a ‘CAR’ seat!

It’s a ‘CAR’ seat!

I don't mean to wizz anyone off but it really is a seat designed for the CAR. If you're not travelling in a vehicle, car seats are not the ideal transport for your baby due to “restricted postural options which can impact your baby’s developing cranium and spine”...

Can’t put my baby down

Can’t put my baby down

Help! My baby won't let me put him/her down! Sound familiar? That clever little bean of yours is doing what's he/she is naturally designed to do. You see, a developed spine has four curves (cervical, lumbar, thoracic and sacral). A side view means it looks a little...

Paced bottle feeding

Paced bottle feeding

What is paced bottle feeding? Paced bottle feeding is a method which is considered to be the most effective way of feeding a bottle, whether it be formula or breastmilk. Babies are not designed to eat like we do, and are biologcally designed to pace themselves. Their...

Sun shades or death traps?

Sun shades or death traps?

It's hot. The sun burns. And naturally you want to shade your baby. NOT WITH A BLANKET. Or even a light cover, a muslin for example. I understand the thinking, but here's what you missed. Oxygen. The sun is kept out, so is airflow. Your baby needs oxygen. They breathe...

Passionately P’d Off

Hello and welcome to Cariad Babi. Before you ask, nope, I’m not Welsh – I just would love to live in Wales! Cariad Babi translates to ‘baby love’. It also sounds a little like ‘carried baby’ – well it does in our Derby accent anyway! I officially started Cariad Babi...

Why buy Piccalilly?

Why buy Piccalilly?

Many parents choose to feed their baby organic food, but don't realise why they should extend this buying choice to include organic baby clothes and organic baby skincare too. When we consider that a baby’s skin is 5 times thinner than an adult’s and it’s the largest...

Why we retail Ecopipo

Why we retail Ecopipo

We are super proud of the brands we choose to retail and we would like to two as examples of why buying with us is worth the investment! Ecopipo Ecopipo was founded with one mission in mind: to make the world a cleaner place. For almost 10 years we’ve been designing,...

Extend, Mend or Re-trend it!

Extend, Mend or Re-trend it!

There are lots of things you can do with the clothes you already have, to reduce the impact on the planet. Here we have three different approaches: extend it, mend it and re-trend it. Extend it: For example, how you wash your clothes can have an impact. Washing our...

A history of Modern Slavery

A history of Modern Slavery

Slavery is not in our past. It isn't something that used to happen, and no longer does. Bangladesh is the second largest garment manufacturer in the world, earning an estimated $20 billion from exporting garments. In November 2012, a fire broke out across a seven...

Who made my clothes?

Who made my clothes?

It's a question we should all be asking, but few can answer. Can you imagine who made your clothes? Where they live, if they have a family, what kind of house they live in? Do they have enough food, can they pay their bills? Before our clothes arrive on store shelves,...

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