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Engel and Disana pre-order service

Every Autumn, Nappy Ever After puts in orders for organic woollen clothing to Engel Natur and Disana. This year our ‘Wool Event’ at the shop is on Saturday 15 October from 4 to 5pm. Preorders are due by Tuesday 18 October.

At our instore event, you can see and touch samples of  Engel Natur and Disana clothing.

Disana's new 'Melange' range of knitwear – jumper and hat

We keep down the price by taking pre-orders and pre-payment. This way you get high-quality organic merino wool and silk clothing (for babies, children and adults) at about 50% of the cost you would pay normally in a shop. Looked after properly these clothes are an investment; they last for ages, and baby and children’s clothes can be passed on.

For those of you who have a fear of washing wool there’s one simple rule: wool must be washed and rinsed at a similar temperature or you shock it.   If you do this they remain as good as new. We will have samples to show you.

Disana's new 'Melange' knitwear range

We do this event because we want to give business to the companies that continue to make these truly magnificent products but also we want your babies to have the experience of wearing them. We can also order for children and adults.

In the past, customers have ordered natural wool/silk vests for babies, sleepsuits with feet (for babies who kick off the blankets), colourful sleeveless and long sleeve vests and leggings for kids as well as adults . From Disana, we have ordered many boiled wool baby jackets and overalls.  The knitted jumpers (311), leggings (332) and trousers (331) are just so gorgeous and practical too.

If you know what you want send us an email and we’ll let you know the prices (No price list as we can never predict what you want to order and there are sometimes differences in prices according to size).  If you decide to order pre-payment is required.

After the event, you have until 21 October to choose, make orders and pre-pay. Engel products usually arrive within 10 days.  Some Disana boiled wool items may not arrive until December as they are made to order.

Please let us know if you’re coming so we know how many people to expect. info@nappyeverafter.co.uk or call 020-7014 3006

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted prices are only available on pre-ordered items, not our usual stock lines. Prepayment is required. All orders are taken at the customer’s risk however we can advise on sizing. There are no returns or refunds on pre-ordered goods.

Soft merino wool bonnets by Engel

Soft merino wool bonnets by Engel

Help! How do I decide which nappy to buy?

At Nappy Ever After we know it’s overwhelming to look at nappies on the internet so we offer nappy demonstrations at our shop.  However not all of you can visit so here’s a post to replace or precede your visit.

The most important thing to say is that most people use disposable liners with reusable nappies.  It’s just a thin piece of durable paper which catches most of the poo.  This means most of the nappies you put in your washing machine are merely damp.   

At Nappy Ever After we stock all types of reusable nappy but a limited range of products; those we trust and get the best WOM from our customers.  

There are 3 main questions to ask which help narrow down the choice of which nappy to buy.  How much drying space do I need?  Synthetic or natural?  Can I fold a nappy?

How much drying space do you have?  If the answer is ‘very little’ you should rule out bamboo fitted nappies – they take up to 36 hours to dry.  However the Tots Bots Bamboozle is a very absorbent nappy and you may choose to have a couple of these for nights/long journeys.  These waterproof Pull-ons go over the top.  You need one waterproof to 4 nappies.  The birth-to-potty Simply Lite wrap also works well over this nappy.   The Disana wool pull-on is the natural alternative.  As an alternative to the bamboo fitted nappy you might choose the organic cotton Dimple.

Do you like synthetic or natural fabrics?   If you like easy-clean, quick drying synthetics you can go for a pocket nappy with microfibre inserts.  We stock bumGgenius (with snaps) and Miosolo (with velcro).

If you like natural (cotton or bamboo) you need to go for a 2-part system (the nappy is separate to the waterproof cover.)  The nappy can be fitted.  We stock the Flannel Fitted (organic cotton) and Dimple.  You need a waterproof wrap or pants to go over the top.  The rule is 4 nappies to one waterproof wrap.

Please note your baby will feel damp in a cotton or bamboo nappy.  Most babies don’t mind this.  The advantage is that it may stimulate your baby to experiment with holding and releasing her/his bladder which may mean s/he finds learning to control her/his bladder easier.  However you can use a reusable fleece stay-dry liner in the nappy if  your baby likes/needs to feel dry.

Can I fold a nappy?  In our experience most people think this sounds too difficult but when they put one on our doll at the shop or look at this video they often change their minds.  If you can fold a t-shirt fairly neatly you can put a flat nappy on a baby.  You can find more videos on You Tube.

We sell bummis organic pre-folds.  Of all the nappies we stock, they are the most versatile, durable and economic.  Again you need a waterproof wrap over the top (1 wrap:4 nappies.)  A sized/perfect fit wrap also holds the nappy in place or you can use a  Nippa (the modern replacement of the safety pin) if your baby is a wriggler.  If you use a Nippa all the time to close the nappy you can use a Disana wool or Bummis Pull-ons.

When your baby is a few months you will start using the very simple fold.  The pre-fold nappy can then be used with the super smart gPant: a favourite with many of our laundry customers.

Other flat nappies that need folding are terries and muslins.  We don’t sell terry squares or safety pins.  You can get those at Boots.  However you can get the best muslins from us – unbleached, organic by Disana.

You notice I haven’t asked about your budget?  What’s most important is that you buy the nappy that’s right for you.  If you buy everything new most systems turn out from birth to potty to cost about £250 (although a Terry system is probably more like £100.)  The good news is you don’t have to buy everything all at once.   You can start by buying a few nappies to try and build up a stash based on your own experience of using them on your baby.

Worried about the nappies being bulky?   We stock a super slim-line nappy for you!  It’s the Flip.  These come with microfibre or organic cotton inserts/nappies.  The microfibre ones don’t need much drying space and entail no folding.

How many nappies will I need?  The rule is that you need three days worth – two days of nappies will be in the wash and drying, one day’s worth of nappies will be clean and ready to go.  You may use 5-10 nappies per day.  If you have twins you don’t need to double as you will wash more frequently.

You will also need some accessories.  Most people like to use single-use liners.  These catch the poo so it doesn’t go in your washing machine.  You also need a bucket with a lid for storage (we are out of stock at the moment but most pound shops stock them.)  Mesh laundry bags are great.  They go inside the bucket and then you simply lift the bag out of the bucket and put the whole thing in the washing machine.

Put them on a rinse cycle first.  Then add a small amount of detergent.  For babies under 6 months wash at 60 degrees.  If you use a sanitizer, such as Mio Fresh, you can use a low temperature wash cycle.

Washable wipes will save you lots of money.  They also reduce waste and are great.  You can just tear up an old sheet.  But if you prefer you can buy a Cheeky Wipes Minikit.  There’s no need to peg them out to dry.  When they come out of the washing machine they just go back in the pot with fresh water.  A bag comes with the kit so you just grab a handful of the damp wipes to take out with you.

Still can’t decide? Buy one of our Special Bundles of 8-11 nappies, lasting 24 -36 hours.  When you run out you use disposables until they’re clean and dry and ready to use again.  They all work well but you can then top up this bundle with the ones you like best according to your experience.

If you want to see and feel these products before you buy arrange to visit one of our workshops.  What’s important to us is that you get the right nappies for you and really love using them.  We are happy to courier our Special Bundles anywhere in the UK but please allow 10 days for delivery due to our low staffing levels.

If you found this post helpful please share.  If you have comments/testimonials please add.  The idea is to help more people discover and love reusable nappies.

Why we are not at the #Baby Show

The Baby Show is on and we are often asked why we don’t attend.  The reason: the events company that runs the Baby Show also holds arms fairs. Of course they call them Defence & Security shows.  As far as we’re concerned they help arm both sides of conflicts and make money from it. Our customers shop with us because they want to make the world a better place for their children.  We believe our customers would not want us to give money to a company like Clarion Events even if it attending its Baby Shows would bring our nappies to a wider audience. Are we right?  Tell us what you think.

Annual Disana/Engel woollen preorder event

Every Autumn, Nappy Ever After puts in an order for organic woollen clothing to Engel Natur and Disana. This year our ‘Wool Event’ at the shop is on Saturday 27 September from 2 to 3pm. Preorders are due by Wednesday 8 October.

At our instore event, you can look at, touch and possibly try on samples of Engel www.engel-natur.de and Disana clothing www.disana.de

Disana's new 'Melange' range of knitwear – jumper and hat

We keep down the price by taking pre-orders and pre-payment. This way you get high-quality organic merino wool and silk clothing (for babies, children and adults) at about 50% of the cost you would pay normally in a shop. Looked after properly these clothes are an investment; they last for ages, and baby and children’s clothes can be passed on.

For those of you who have a fear of washing wool there’s one simple rule: it must be washed and rinsed at a similar temperature or you shock it. For years we’ve ruined so many woollens; now that we do this, they remain as good as new. We will have samples to show you.

Disana's new 'Melange' knitwear range

We do this because we want to give business to the companies that continue to make these truly magnificent products but also we want your babies to have the experience of wearing them. We can also order for kids and adults.  We only discovered woollen underwear for our families after being introduced to it by a Nappy Ever After customer; now we’re hooked. We look forward to the cold so we can wear them.

In the past, customers have ordered natural wool/silk vests for babies, sleepsuits with feet (for babies who kick off the blankets), colourful sleeveless vests/long sleeve vests and leggings for kids as well as adult black wool/silk and cotton/silk vests and leggings from Engel. From Disana, we have ordered many boiled wool baby jackets and overalls.  The knitted jumpers (311), leggings (332) and trousers (331) are just so gorgeous and practical too.

If you know what you want send us an email and we’ll let you know the prices (No price list as we can never predict what you want to order and there are sometimes differences in prices according to size).  If you decide to order pre-payment is required.

After the event, you have until 8 October to choose, make orders and pre-payment. Engel products usually arrive within 10 days.  Some Disana boiled wool items may not arrive until December as they are made to order.

Please let us know if you’re coming so we know how many people to expect. info@nappyeverafter.co.uk or call 020-7383-5115

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted prices are only available on pre-ordered items, not our usual stock lines. Prepayment is required. All orders are taken at the customer’s risk however we can advise on sizing. There are no returns or refunds on pre-ordered goods.

Soft merino wool bonnets by Engel

Soft merino wool bonnets by Engel

Try out cloth nappies this #rnw2014

We’ve updated and discounted our super popular Nappy Ever After trial packs this Real Nappy Week! #rnw2014 #realnappyweek

We know that people want to try cloth nappies to decide what best suits them and their lifestyle. We know that the different types can be confusing. We’ve simplified the options so you can try different types of nappies with ease. All of the nappies in our trial packs work exceptionally well and you will continue to use them, whatever nappies you prefer after the trial.

Each pack contains eight nappies which is enough for around 24 hours depending on whether you’re starting from newborn, from six months, or anywhere in between or beyond.

  • Flat nappies – organic cotton prefolds
  • Shaped/fitted nappy – bamboo shaped nappy
  • Pocket nappy  – choose from two recognised name brands
  • Waterproof wraps for flat and shaped nappies
  • Disposable liners to suit your baby’s age

All nappy trial packs are available for instore pick-up only. Visit us this Real Nappy Week as we’d love to demo the nappies for you.

Newborn, infant and older baby trial packs can be see here. Prices are 20% off the RRP for the individual items so a great deal too! These packs are our suggestions but when you come into the shop, you can pick and choose what you like best.

See you this Real Nappy Week 28 April to 3 May!

Real Nappy Week 2014

Real Nappy Week 2014

Annual Disana/Engel preorder wool event

Every Autumn, Nappy Ever After puts in an order for organic woollen clothing to Engel Natur and Disana. This year our ‘Wool Event’ at the shop is on Thursday 12 September from 6 to 8pm. All pre-orders are due by Friday 20 September.

At our instore event, you can look at, touch and possibly try on samples of Engel www.engel-natur.de and Disana clothing www.disana.de

This year Disana has released a new range of ‘Melange’ knitwear. It’s made by knitting together threads of different colours to create new colour effects as well as keep the heat from escaping. Engel’s new lines  can be seen in this PDF www.engel-natur.de/documents/engel_neuheiten_2013_gb.pdf (best to download it as it’s a large file).

Disana's new 'Melange' range of knitwear – jumper and hat

Disana’s new ‘Melange’ range of knitwear – jumper and hat

You can see the Disana’s new clothing items are on the Disana website www.disana.de (catalogue link http://www.disana.de/engl/pdfs/prospekteengl/disana_katalog_englisch_privat.pdf, winter items from page 30) or at the instore event on 12 September.

We keep down the price by taking pre-orders and pre-payment. This way you get high-quality organic merino wool and silk clothing (for babies, children and adults) at about 50% of the cost you would pay normally. Looked after properly these clothes are an investment; they last for ages, and baby and children’s clothes can be passed on.

For those of you who have a fear of washing wool there’s one simple rule: it must be washed and rinsed at a similar temperature (hot, cold or warm) or you shock it. For years we’ve ruined so many woollens; now that we do this, they remain as good as new. We will have samples to show you.

Disana's new 'Melange' knitwear range

Disana’s new ‘Melange’ knitwear range

We work out the price on an individual item and bulk order request so email us with your requests and we’ll get back to you with a price. Pre-payment is required for all orders.

We do this because we want to give business to the companies that continue to make these truly magnificent products but also we want you to have the experience of wearing them. We only discovered woollen underwear for our families after being introduced to it by a Nappy Ever After customer; now we’re hooked. We look forward to the cold so we can wear them.

In the past, customers have ordered natural wool/silk vests for babies, sleepsuits with feet (for babies who kick off the blankets), colourful sleeveless vests/long sleeve vests and leggings for kids as well as adult black wool/silk and cotton/silk vests and leggings from Engel. From Disana, we order bonnets, boots and mittens. We’re happy to review the items in the Engel and Disana catalogues and order other items as requested. Disana boiled wool items often need to be ordered in advance and can take longer to arrive.

If you really want to be there but can’t make it please let us know and we can call about what you’re interested in.

After the event, you have until Friday 20 September to choose, make orders and pre-payment. We usually get everything delivered about 10 days later.

Please let us know if you’re coming so we know how many people to expect. info@nappyeverafter.co.uk or call 020-7383-5115

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted prices are only available on pre-ordered items, not our usual stock lines. Prepayment is required. All orders are taken at the customer’s risk however we can advise on sizing. There are no returns or refunds on pre-ordered goods.

Soft merino wool bonnets by Engel

Soft merino wool bonnets by Engel

One Week Only! EARLY Autumn/Winter 2013 Disana clothing orders taken now!

After the HUGE success of our last pre-order of Disana organic woollen clothing, we’re offering our customers an opportunity to take advantage of a new VERY EARLY pre-order date.

(We know it’s hard to think about autumn and winter 2013/2014 but bear with us!)

Any orders placed with us before April 15 will be delivered between mid-July and end-October.

Disana has just released a new range of ‘Melange’ knitwear. It’s made by knitting together threads of different colours to create new colour effects. This knitting technique is distinguished by large stitches that keep the heat from escaping and make the fabric soft and stretchy at the same time.

Disana's new 'Melange' range of knitwear – jumper and hat

Disana’s new ‘Melange’ range of knitwear – jumper and hat

You can see the Disana’s new clothing items are on the Disana website www.disana.de (catalogue link http://www.disana.de/engl/pdfs/prospekteengl/disana_katalog_englisch_privat.pdf, winter items from page 30) or you can call into our shop to view the catalogue in person. Sorry because of Real Nappy Week activities we don’t have time to host an open shop afternoon as we’ve done in the past.

We keep down the price by taking pre-orders and pre-payment. This way you get high-quality organic merino wool and silk clothing (for babies, children and adults) at about 50% of the cost you would pay normally. Looked after properly these clothes are an investment; they last for ages, and baby and children’s clothes can be passed on.

We do this because we want to give business to the companies that continue to make these truly magnificent products but also we want you to have the experience of wearing them. We only discovered woollen underwear for our families after being introduced to it by a Nappy Ever After customer; now we’re hooked. We look forward to the cold so we can wear them.

Disana's new 'Melange' knitwear range

Disana’s new ‘Melange’ knitwear range

In the past, customers have ordered knitted jumpers, knitted leggings, boiled wool overalls and boiled wool blankets.

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted prices are only available on pre-ordered items, not our usual stock lines. Prepayment is required. All orders are taken at the customer’s risk however we can advise on sizing. There are no returns or refunds on pre-ordered goods.