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What is a Pelvic Tilt?

What is a Pelvic Tilt?

A pelvic tilt is important, and also a bit of a holy grail in the world of babywearing! Read here about hip health, safe babywearing and how to…

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When can I back carry?

When can I back carry?

The simple and not simple answer is: it depends. Are you new to babywearing? If so, as a consultant, I would err on the side of caution and recommend waiting until your child can sit unaided. Why not 6 months, that’s what social media says?

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Slings & Caesarean’s

Slings & Caesarean’s

We are asked a lot about carrying after having a caesarean section and there is no fixed answer. Some women feel ready to be on their feet within days, others take much longer. The most important thing is to not rush your body.

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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…

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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...

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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,...

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The best sling ever!

The best sling ever!

Wondering which sling is the best? Read here about the best slings, sling libraries and why you might prefer to see a consultant instead.

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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...

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Cloth Wipe Comparison

Cloth Wipe Comparison

Which wipes are the best? What is the difference? Here we have a comparison of six popular wipes including grovia, tots bots, cheeky wipes and more…

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Reusable Nappy Week 2021

Reusable Nappy Week 2021

Hello, and welcome to this years celebration of cloth nappies. Whether you are new to it, thinking about it, or a long time user, we have something for everyone.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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…

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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...

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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”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Passionately P’d Off

Passionately P’d Off

Language warning! I wanted to run a business that supports parents with evidence based research to offer in a way that empowers you to make an informed choice…

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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