The latest edtion of The Nappy Wrap is now available for download. It in cludes an interview with comedian Dave Hughes wife, Holly Ife, and a sample of some of the events on offer as we are about to enter Reusable Nappy Week for 2009. It is about 2.5MB in size and can be downloaded by clicking HERE on this page

Also I will remind you that all the latest news on Reusable Nappy Week events can be found at the official website www.reusablenappyweek.com.au as well as contact details for the Coordinator in your state.

The second Casey Cloth Nappy Expo will be held just prior to Reusable Nappy Week 2009 to kick of the week’s activities in Victoria.  The event, incorporating ‘green kids’ – organic clothing and more – will be held on Saturday 10th October, 10am-4pm, Balla Balla Centre, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East. Entry is free!

The event includes:

– Cloth nappy stalls
–  Organic baby and children’s clothing
– Giveaways and vouchers
–  Door prizes
–  Children’s activities
and more!

Come and see modern cloth nappies – proudly presented by the City of Casey

For more information please contact the City of Casey on 03 9705 5200

TTY: 03 9705 5568 TIS: 131 450 (Translating and Interpreting Service) Website: http://www.casey.vic.gov.au

Help us spread the word about Reusable Nappy Week 2009 by using one of the buttons, banners or signatures below on your blog, website or forum profiles (check permissions with the forum if think you might need to). In keeping with the 2009 RNW theme of ‘choice’, we have provided you with a wide range of choices to capture the attention of your audiences!

Simply choose which of the buttons or images you would like to use, right click on the image, select ‘Save image as…’ and save it somewhere on your PC. Position it on your profile and point a hyperlink to the Reusable Nappy Week website (use either http://bit.ly/wfqWn or http://www.reusablenappyweek.com.au both of which go to the Reusable Nappy Week website )

What an easy way to let other people know about Reusable Nappy Week and modern cloth nappies!

Feel free to share the buttons and suggest other people use them, mention them on facebook, twitter, your website or blog! Help us spread the word about Reusable Nappy Week!

September 2009 will once again be witness to people spending all hours of the day and night searching for the ever elusive Nappy Icon. If you are a WAHM and wish to have your web site explored by 1000’s of potential customers, then you should consider signing up to be a Sponsor.

For more information visit www.clothnappyhunt.com and have a look through the Rules and FAQ’s. The dates might not be updated from the March Hunt yet, but the rest of the information is valid and will give you an idea of what is involved.

In a nutshell, a Sponsor has to:

1. Donate a tangible prize (no gift vouchers or custom orders) valued at $15 or more.
2. Pay a Fee of $15 to cover postage of the prize to the winners and Programming/Hosting Fees to run the hunt.
3. Place the Sponsorship Button on the home page of your website like  this—>
4. Hide the Icon somewhere in your site during the month of September –>
5. Check the Diaper Decisions Forum DAILY during September to answer questions from the Hunters.

There are other bits and pieces to do, but that’s basically what you are responsible for. If this sounds easy enough to do, and you like the idea of a couple of thousand people looking through your site for the cost of $30, then go to www.clothnappyhunt.com and click on the Become a Sponsor Link to down load the rules and the application form. Have a careful read through them, fill out the application and send it to me by email

Important!!!!
1. Sponsor Numbers will be capped at 150. At the time of posting this Previous Sponsors have already taken up a third of the spots, and we process on a first come, first served basis, so don’t dally.
2. Applications close on the 15th of August BUT the administrators of the hunt are away from August 1 to 14. I don’t want to come back to process a bunch of applications on our return, so I ask you to please send in your applications now!
3. If you do send in your application whilst we are away, and there is something missing or incorrect, it needs to be rectified BY the 15th of August. If I don’t get to your email in time to get it fixed you will not be able to be a Sponsor.
4. Payment needs to be received by August 15th BUT you will not be able to pay until I have processed your application. So again, if you send your application while I am away, and there are too many to get through on my return, you might miss out on being a Sponsor.
5. Your prize needs to be received by us by August 20th. If I don’t get your application before we leave, then you will not know where to send the prize, and if you live in Perth or NZ, there is no guarantee that your prize will get here in time.

The point I am making is send in your application now!

Please post in this thread if you have any questions, or send me an email

>> Shane <<

The Winter 2009 issue of ANN ezine “The Nappy Wrap” includes an article on Terry Squares, an introduction from our new Reusable Nappy Week Coordinator and a look at our winning Sponsors from the last Cloth Nappy Hunt.

You can download now it from our website.

If you enjoy reading Issue 5, click here to become a member of ANN to receive an advance preview of Issue 6 this coming Spring…!

REUSABLE NAPPY WEEK – October 12th – 18th

It’s all steam ahead with the planning for RNW 2009.  The theme chosen for RNW this year is CHOICE in nappying (Choose to Reuse). With reusable nappies you aren’t limited into one style of nappy which has been generally adapted for all babies. One of the great advantages of reusable nappies is that we can choose what will suit our babies’ individual needs from a wide variety of different systems. In addition, by choosing to reuse, you are also choosing to save money, and help the environment.

We have had our first big National Planning Meeting to get things underway with more to come over the coming months. If there’s an event you want to see near you, or you want to lend us a hand during RNW, we’d be happy to hear from you. We need to start locking in events and volunteers soon!  

Some ideas for the types of things that can be done are below, if you think that you can help organise any of these in your state, have some other event ideas or can you help in any way please contact your state co-ordinator  or come and join us on the ANN forum

* LOCAL “NAPPYCINO” OR GATHERING
As said many times, you don’t need to commit to doing a stint on TV or a talk to 100 parents, a simple coffee catch up at a chid friendly cafe, or better still, a park, goes down really well and is fun for all.

* LIBRARIES
Anyone willing to contact their local library about display space, and if they are willing to lend a nappy (or few) to the cause for a week, we can provide posters and flyers. A display at a library is fantastic exposure and low maintenance.

* LOCAL COUNCILS
If you have a contact at your local council or would like to seek their support could be useful.

* SEWING WORKSHOP
We have previously organised some great workshops and would love to hear from anyone keen to share their nappy sewing knowledge and perhaps make snap presses available. We are looking to have these in a number of states this year.

* WOOL DYEING/KNITTING WORKSHOP
Do you love your woollies as much as your nappies? Why not share the woolly love around and knit with friends? Perhaps you‘d like to have a go at dyeing your own wool but want someone more experienced to oversee it?

* FEATURE EVENT
Shopping Centre Displays/Expos have previously been run in the past, including fashion parades. All offers of help welcome.

* MEDIA
There will be a national, state and local approach regarding the media. Any tips/offers of help welcome.

* PROMOTION
If you could distribute posters, flyers and brochures in your local area to service providers and in locations frequented by parents with young children, we would greatly appreciate your offers of help.

We have PLI for any events that require it.

VIC CO-ORDINATOR – We also require a co-ordinator for VIC. Please let us know if you are interested.

GREAT DOWN UNDER NAPPY HUNT (Sept 09) – We may need some helpers to assist with Hunt organisation as well.

Several ANN-related and promoted events are taking place in various locations around Australia over the coming winter months. To keep up to date with when and where these events are visit our website and check out the ANN online calendar.

Check for details of events in:

Queensland: Get togethers  and information sessions held regularly in Brisbane, Info Stall at Greenfest

Western Australia: Information Stall at Mandurah Living Smart Expo, 7 June 09

Victoria: Monthly information sessions in Northcote, and monthly meets currently being planned!

New South Wales: Social get togethers in Sydney

Australian Capital Territory: Monthly social nappy meets in Canberra

among others… Regularly updated, so stay tuned!