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 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:

The ANN would like to congratulate Abbie Lane and the City of Casey in the growing outer south east region of Melbourne (Victoria) for being selected as a finalist in the Green Awards 2009! City of Casey have been nominated and selected for their introduction of the first nappy rebate scheme in Australia, and their annual nappy and sustainable parenting expo held around the time of Reusable Nappy Week (October each year).

More details about the City of Casey rebate scheme can be found at the City of Casey website.

Find out more about the Green Awards and place your vote via this link.

Details of City of Casey’s nomination can be found under ‘Green Town‘.

Voting closes on Wednesday 2nd September 2009, with winners announced Monday 7th September.

The ANN congratulates all the finalists for their significant efforts to make an environmental change, and wish them all the best of luck!

Brisbane Cloth Nappy Expo: Change of Date: NOW SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

Brisbane City Council has changed the date of the fair within which our 4th annual cloth nappy expo will be housed.  Please note the revised call for expressions of interest below and accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.  Regards Marijke, Qld Coordinator, RNW.

Here’s an Opportunity for all Brisbane Nappy Businesses!

If your business is within travelling distance of Brisbane you will be pleased to know that the ANN is organising a 4th Brisbane Cloth Nappy Expo to be held during Reusable Nappy Week this year on Sunday 8th November, 2009.

The Expo will be housed within a sustainability fair held by the Brisbane City Council in the Mount Gravatt Showgrounds, next a flea market which attracts 4000 people most Sundays. We will advertise our expo separately but should also benefit from BCC advertising of the larger event and walk by business. Hence we hope crowds will be even bigger than last year where over 150 people came through the door. This is a good opportunity to make on the spot sales or at a minimum have lots of people looking at your lovely nappies and taking home a business card!

Participating businesses will be given a table (or stand) within the Cloth Nappy Expo Marquee which will be in the babies and childrens’ section of the expo. We have also been promised a speaking slot at the nearby “parents’ café” to present an information seminar on reusable nappies and to point people to the nearby expo.

There will probably be a small charge for participating businesses, however the BCC and the ANN are aware of the imperative to keep costs down given that many businesses are fairly small enterprises. Please note all businesses will also need to have their own public liability insurance.

We are currently looking for expressions of interest in having a stand at this event. If you are interested please email the Queensland RNW Coordinator on . You will be informed of all further deadlines and requirements as they arise!

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 or 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!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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

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.