Did you know that the 16-25th May 2011 is Real Nappy Week?
No I didn't either...until I was approached by Bambino Mio who invited me and seven other Mummy Bloggers to use one real nappy a week instead of a disposable one.
I jumped at the chance at having a go at the challenge as I have always wondered about using real nappies but if am honest, have never had the motivation to get out there and try it.
I have some preconceptions about using real nappies and I am interested to see whether these views will change throughout the week.
1. Firstly I worry about them being too time consuming and too much hard work when I am busy enough as it is being a first time Mum.
2. I worry about them being messier than disposable nappies.
3. I worry about the initial cost of buying all the kit.
I did like the idea of using real nappies when I was pregnant with Mads as I know that they are better for the environment, and they will also save you money in the long term but we, like a lot of families, are real fans of ways of saving time in our busy lives. If I am honest, although I liked the idea of using real nappies, it never entered my head to use anything other than disposables.
That is why I am looking forward to trying the Real Nappy Challenge and I am hoping it will change my way of thinking.
The challenge is simple, (I hope!) all we need to do is use one real nappy a day for a week and then let everyone know how we get on.
A large, daunting looking box arrived in the post last week and I must admit I was a little nervous when I opened it up and saw all the kit.
However on first inspection and after having a quick read of the instructions I must admit it looks so simple. Even for me who was never any good at Origami and putting together folded boxes!
The challenge starts tomorrow and I am looking forward to having a go and getting Mr E to join in too!
Wish us luck!
Check out the other Mummy Bloggers taking part-
Mothers Always Right
Northern Mum with Southern Children
Knees up Mother Brown
Mummy Mummy Mum