Thursday, 19 May 2011

Lots of New Converts

What has been great about this Real Nappy Week is the amount of people who seem to be trying Real Nappies for the first time and absolutely loving it!!  Charley, who has been taking on the Real Nappy Week challenge is a prime example, she is so smitten she is promoting them to her other reluctant friends.  Then their are the Brew Drinking Thinkings team who tested a whole range of Real Nappies and on the whole were really positive.  It just shows that by being open minded and just giving Real Nappies a try you can surprise yourself! 

So I want everyone that reads this to think of one person who you think should really reconsider their nappy choice, even if they've been reluctant in the past, and then nominate them to the Great Real Nappy Giveaway.  That one lovely free sample dropping through their letterbox might just be the incentive that they need!! 

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Day Two and the Daily Mail!

So Real Nappy Week kicked off yesterday, to much excitement and celebration!  Unfortunately it was heralded in by an ill informed Daily Mail article on Local Authority schemes.  The article made a major issue of a relatively small investment in comparison to the amount spent on disposing of single use nappies.

It also referred back to the first EA report which we are all fed up of hearing about (we can feel a theme for next year coming on)!!  For any one brand new to Real Nappies let me reassure you that the most recent research found that you could reduce your environmental impact when compared to using disposables very easily. All you need to do is wash in full loads, use an A rated washing machine, avoid tumble drying and use the nappies again on a second child.  Just one of these actions will mean that you are lowering your global warming impact when compared to disposable use.  Take a look at the info on our website for more detail.

We have responded to the the Daily Mail and you can read our response here.  But it wasn't all bad news, there was lots of positive regional press, there have been features in the major baby magazines and Chris Tarrant also gave us a mention yesterday on Radio Two!

Now, back to Sharing the Secret!!  Our stars today are Janet and Dave who are parents to Rebecca.  Janet chatted to us about her experiences and about how her mum helped her to make her decision whilst Dave gives us the Dad's point of view!  We also spoke to Tracey Smith who after using Real Nappies on her own three children and on her three grandchildren, now volunteers as a Real Nappy Champion.  You can find out more and listen to their interviews here.

The Nappy Giveaway also got off to a great start but there are plenty of them left so do keep referring your friends!  We are currently restricting people to one referral each to allow everyone a chance and please do remember to make sure you add an entry in each box.  Good luck!

I also want to quickly mention our Real Nappy Week challenge volunteer Charley who is now so au fait with Real nappies that she has got the flat nappy folds down!  Her sister Vicky tells me that she is now so convinced by Real Nappies that she is going to start persuading her friends - Now that's what I call successful Sharing the Secret!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Real Nappy Week is Here!!!

Oh my goodness!!!  The build up to Real Nappy Week this year has been busier than ever before with people getting in on the act nice and early and keeping the whole Go Real team incredibly busy for weeks!  So what have we been up to and what's going on now it has all started?!

Well firstly we have been chatting to a whole load of parents about their experiences of using Real Nappies and will be posting the interviews on the Go Real website every day.  We have spoken to a mum with twins, a mum with 10 children(!), a mum who enjoys a giggle whilst changing nappies on the go; and we have spoken to a couple of dads as well!  Today you can hear from Ruth Bevington who uses Real Nappies even though she has no outside drying space and no tumble drier.  We also spoke to Rose who manages a Real Nappy laundry service called Nappy Bliss and Jenny Carr, the afore mentioned mum of ten!

We have got some beautiful babies in our Cute in Cloth slideshow which is part of our competition where you can win a holiday to the Green in Cornwall.  Their parents have been telling us why they love Real Nappies and it is great to see so many different varieties on show!!

Our very exciting nappy giveway is now open so you can refer your friends for a free Real Nappy sample.  Make sure that you have your friends' contact details before entering, otherwise you won't be able to complete the form.  It is an excellent opportunity for people to give Real Nappies a go for free.  We are confident that they will like them just like Charley who has been taking part in the Real Nappy Week challenge with a little help from her sister Vicky.  Charley started off pretty reluctantly but she is now a complete convert!

As well as all of this there are loads of special offers and events taking place throughout the week.