Friday, July 23, 2010

Dyed disposables vs waste minimization

Having seen the articles and adds for these new fashionable fully dyed nappies one would have to wonder how this is supporting their determination to make their products more Eco friendly. Does this not go completley against disposables becoming less of an environmental hazard?

Here the companys are telling us that they are making them smaller and making them out of more enviomentally friendly materials. But now they have gone and dyed them all to make a one use throwaway nappy look nicer on a baby for around 4 hours.

The only good thing is that they will look pretty with poo in them in the landfill!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Us at the parent and child show

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hospital dumps nappies - YUCK!!

Check out this link..... Some and some people say that there is nothing wrong with them. If they had washed them this wouldnt happen!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The scoop on poop - cloth nappy press release


06 April 2009

News Release

The Scoop on Poop

It will come as a surprise but most parents have no idea that they should be scooping out the poop from their baby’s nappy and flushing it down the toilet before throwing away their disposable nappies.

It appears that most parents around the world have never actually read the small print on any of the hundreds of packs of disposable nappies they purchase during their child’s time in nappies.

However once you do find them, the disposal instructions are very clear.  If you look right on the very base of most disposable nappy packs, you will find in the smallest text something that reads similar to this:

Disposal instructions: Excess soiling should be removed and flushed down the toilet.  Do not flush the nappy down the toilet.  Roll nappy into a tight ball using the grip tabs to reseal.  Discard into waste bin.

Wait a minute; did anyone actually stop to read this?  No it would appear not.  

‘Parents just assume that because it is disposable, you use it, wrap it up and throw it away.’ The Nappy Lady, Kate Meads explains.

‘It is amazing; the number of parents who have absolutely no idea what the correct procedure is for the disposal of a throwaway nappy.  The instructions for use are very clear especially with some packs having pictures on the back.  However the actual disposal instructions are separate and you have to look to find them on each pack’

Considering these instructions are written on every pack of disposable nappies in the supermarket, you would expect that all parents would know how to dispose of them correctly.  

The Nappy Lady uses her website ( and runs cloth nappy workshops around the country for parents to provide unbiased, unbranded information about what nappy options are available and how they all work.

‘Parents attending the nappy workshops are shocked when they find out that they should remove the poop.  Removing the solids from a disposable makes the convenience factor pretty redundant.’ Kate says.  ‘All of a sudden the disposable nappy becomes time consuming and inconvenient’

So if parents are not using the nappies as suggested by the manufacturers, then it is likely that there may be tonnes of untreated human waste going to our landfills along with the estimated 1 million disposable nappies every day in New Zealand.  

During International Real Nappy Week this year 26th April – 2nd of May, The Nappy Lady and her representatives will be holding a number of coffee groups around the country to give NZ parents clear information surrounding their nappy choices and will be demonstrating the correct way to use the different styles of nappies available.

Aside from the majority of parents not knowing how to properly use a disposable nappy, they also have no idea that there are so many different modern cloth nappies available today.  They are still hung up on the old, ill fitting flat nappies with the pink stripes, nasty sharp pins, buckets of nappies soaking and lines and lines of washing.  

“‘Parents need to know that the high quality modern cloth nappies available today require no pins, no folding and no soaking!  They have evolved into convenient, time saving high performance products that may even outperform their disposable counterparts.”


- Ends-

For further information or cloth nappy samples to view or giveaway, please contact:

Kate Meads, The Nappy Lady, New Zealand

Phone (07) 549 2955  ​email:

Cell:  (027) 22 11 242




Friday, March 19, 2010

Lifes just too short!

Last Friday, I heard that one of our friends had been flown to Starship with her youngest child. He had been diagnosed as having a brain tumour and is only 2 years old!

This was certainly an eye opener as to how precious every moment is! It also makes you have a good hard look at what is important in life...

Every morning this week I woke up, spent time with my best girl friend doing Zumba and walking our dogs. This morning she told me that her brother, who was admitted to hospital 2 days ago, has cancer and it is not looking very good for him. Once again another person close to us is in a tragic situation and there is nothing anyone can do about it but offer love and support.

I have realised this week that I dont tell my friends and family how much I love them and appretiate them as often as I should. I also realised that I really have nothing to complain about. I would be better off supporting and helping those who do.

Too often we seem to just complain about all the crappy things our families do and what a pain in the butt some people are and how hard it is for us. Where in reality we probably really have nothing to complain about, especailly if our kids, partners, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and friends are all healthy.

Does it really matter if your husband leaves his dirty socks on the floor for the millionth time? It really isnt that bigger deal .... sometimes it feels like it is but a reality check tells you it really doesnt is too short to worry about it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Interested in Using Cloth Nappies?

Interested in Using Cloth Nappies?

Choosing cloth nappies can be quite confusing because there are so many different styles available and a lot of conflicting information.

Come along and let me ‘The Nappy Lady™’ dispel all the myths, show you how they work and explain all of the things you could possibly want to know about nappies. I will show you how to choose the style that will suit your family and how easy it actually is to use cloth nappies.

Each couple will receive a free nappy trial pack valued at over $45 to take home.

Upcoming Dates:
Friday 11th February @6.00pm
Saturday 12th February @9.00am

Venue: Parents Place, 87 Boundary Road, Hamilton

Cost: $15 per couple

Bookings are essential: Please contact Kate Meads (aka The Nappy Lady) on (07) 5492955 email There are limited spaces available and they book up very quickly.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

We went to the movies and came home broke!

Wow I nearly fell over when we went to the movies in Tauranga today and ordered our tickets and popcorn and ice creams and the lady told me it would be $63 what a rip off!!!!

It was $18 per adult and $12 for a child!!!

All we wanted to see was the princess and the frog and it cost $63. After the movie my husband and I looked at what else we could have done for the same sort of money...

We could have gone to the speedway for 4 hours for only $40

We could have brought 6 dvds from the warehouse and had about 12 hours of entertainment

We could have gone ten pin bowling three times

We could have hired around 12 new release dvds from video easy with our vouchers and $60

I am afraid that after many years of going to the movies, we are now on strike as there is no way I will pay that sort of money again unless it is for something quite spectacular!!

I feel sorry for those who have more than one child as nowdays it would be near impossible to afford to go to the movies.

Goodbye movies....hello speedway