Cloth nappy workshops back on in Margaret River

Baby Ivy Stephens tries out the latest cloth nappies.

Baby Ivy Stephens tries out the latest cloth nappies.

After a batch of hugely successful cloth nappy workshops across the shire last year, local mum Rebecca Simmonds will once again be sharing her sustainable baby care tips over the coming months.

Kicking off this Friday September 18 at the Margaret River Library, the workshops are supported by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and aim to give parents the knowledge to switch to, or incorporate cloth nappies into their routines.

"Last year's workshops were really successful, with just under 100 people attending," said Ms Simmonds.

"We had pregnant women, mums and bubs, dads, grandmas and even a few great grandmas attend."

The mother of three said there was much information to share on the innovations in cloth nappies.

"I think people are very surprised to learn that modern cloth nappies have come a long way from terry towels and safety pins," she said.

"It really is so much simpler than people think and can work really well for most families. I promise the washing machine does most of the hard work!

"I also read that it can take up to 500 years for a disposable to break down in landfill. I was shocked and decided straight away I didn't want to contribute to that.

"I find it amazing my 13 week old is in the same set of nappies that my four year old and two year old both wore as babies.

"It just goes to show it's a worthy investment for your wallet and the planet."

Ms Simmonds said the workshops would cover the different styles and brands of nappies on the market, which style will work best for your child, and washing tips to keep your nappies sparkling clean.

"I am passionate about educating people in a safe, judgment free zone where no question is too silly.

"I also have a great range of demo nappies on hand so people can get a real idea of how they work."


The Real Cloth Nappy Workshops are held at the Margaret River Library from 10.30am - 11.30am on Friday September 18, Saturday October 10, and Thursday November 26.

All are welcome, bookings are essential via waste@amrshire.wa.gov.au