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Of course, you sure can! The earlier you start using cloth nappies the easier it is to build a great routine that works for you and your baby. Keep in mind that on average a newborn uses about 600 nappies in their first six weeks of life; using cloth nappies from the start means you will be able to benefit from the beginning, even if you are only using them part-time.

We recommend to our customers to start off with 12 - 15 nappies and go from here. This allows you to see what nappies you like, how often you wish to wash and if you want to do this part time or full time.

Buying nappies which are suited to a newborn means you can start right away! Newborn nappies need to be small, easily adjustable and quick drying. Some customers team newborn nappies with larger one-size-fits-most nappies as this gives them a flexible collection of nappies. Having this team of nappies means that these customers don’t have to run the risk of having to wait (weeks or months) before their nappies fit their baby.

You can always start off using cloth nappies part-time and supplement with disposables until you know the nappy which works best with your little baby and your lift style.

Of course, there is no reason for you not to use cloth nappies from the start and we are here to help you find the most workable and economical way for you and your family.

Never fear, we have them here.

Washing instructions

A strip wash is a new process and should only be done sparingly as it is a harsh process and can cause the nappies to break down more quickly. This process is a deep clean that washes (strips) out any organic matter (poo!), minerals and/or detergent that has built up in your nappies. A strip wash can help with increasing absorbency and eliminate smelly nappies. A strip wash is also a good thing to do before the nappies are put into storage between babies.If you wash your nappies with the right amount of detergent and a thorough rinse, you will find that you will only have to do this occasionally (if ever). However, if you do, here is a document with a few basic methods: Strip Wash instructions
Well, this depends on a few things; are you planning on using cloth nappies part time or full time, how often do you want to wash, what style of nappy you choose and of course, your baby. Most of our customers who use cloth nappies full time wash every second day, so they have about 30 nappies in their collection. This covers 12-14 nappy changes per day, which are required by the average newborn. For older babies, you should have a collection of 15 to 20 nappies if you wash every second day as they average 4 to 6 nappy changes per day. If you don’t get much sunlight or don’t have a tumble drier, we recommend having more nappies in your collection to ensure that they are fully dry before their next use.

Our customer review coupon allows customers who have written a review about us or our products to receive 5% off one purchase. This coupon does have a minimum spend of $25.00 and a maximum spend of $150.00 excluding postage; postage will be charged at our regular rates.

The customer review coupon will be available for all customers once a review has been written on our website. Our customer review coupon excludes all value packs, discount flyers and gift vouchers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

We sure do! Once you are in the checkout screen, you will have the option of selecting gift wrapping and whether you would like a gift card. Our gift wrapping is gender neutral and environmentally friendly. If you have any questions regarding gift wrapping or gift cards, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We do! However, you will need to contact us for a quote. Please send an email to enquiries@critterscreations.com.au for a quote, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

For more information on shipping, please check out our shipping policy.  

Our Expo Sale is running from 13th to 15th April 2019 and allows customers to receive 25% off one purchase during these dates. This sale does have a minimum spend of $50.00 not including postage. Postage will be charged at our regular rates.

The sale code will be available for all customers during the above dates and can be located on our Facebook page, Instagram page and website from 13th April. Our Expo Sale excludes all value packs, Bubblebubs new print range, discount flyers and gift vouchers.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

When drying your nappies, inserts can be line dried whereas shells and covers are best dried in the shade to avoid deterioration of PUL and elastics from the sun. If you need to use a tumble dryer, always use low temperature and only dry inserts. PUL covers shouldn't be tumble dried.