A Brief History of Seedling Baby Cloth Nappies

Over the past 11 years, we’ve been making beautiful cloth nappy products that do what they’re supposed to. Our range is tight – just 6 core products. Here’s a brief history for those who find such things fascinating!

  • Pocket nappies
    We started our brand back in 2006, making and selling our own design of cloth nappies on eBay. We did this for a couple of years before the opportunity arose to purchase a pocket nappy brand. We acquired this design in 2008, but coupled it with tweaks and improvements from our own pocket nappy and renamed and relaunched in 2011 as Seedling Baby Multi-fit Pocket Nappy. After a number of versions over the years, we are thrilled to say that our latest version (finalised back in 2014) is 100% awesomeness. We are confident that it fits beautifully, washes with ease and most importantly, does what it’s supposed to!

 

  • Paddle Pants (launched 2012)
    We know Aussies love to swim and that the cost of single-use swim nappies on both the environment and a parent’s back pocket is substantial. So back in 2012, we developed and launched a one-size snap closure swim nappy that keeps the nasty stuff inside the nappy. Being a one-size swim nappy means you don’t need to purchase multiple sizes over the course of your child’s nappy life, and snap closure means the nappy is super easy to remove when there’s a mess inside! Apart from the ease of use, monetary savings and eco-friendly factors, reusable nappies for swimming are without a doubt the easiest way to begin to make the switch from disposable to reusable nappies.

 

  • Beach Bags (launched 2012)
    At the same time as our Paddle Pants, we launched our beautiful Beach Bags. These bags are just seriously practical. They fit around 10 modern cloth nappies or togs and a towel, so they’re great for a day out at the beach or a weekend away. They have a snap handle to pop around your pram or trolley and can also be used at home instead of a nappy bucket.

 

  • Cómodo Wrap Nappy Cover (launched 2014)
    Back in 2013, we were playing around with lots of different options for our 5th baby for nights. We settled on a terry flat, with bamboo booster, but didn’t have a cover that fit over the top, so we grabbed a Seedling Baby pocket shell and used that for a week or two. Cómodo Wrap was born. Essentially the same design as the pocket nappy, the Cómodo Wrap has a wipeable inner so you can wipe and air dry between changes. The Cómodo Wrap has lots of wriggle room to go over even the biggest fitted or flat nappy combo and is perfect for parents who want something that fits from birth right through to toilet training.

 

  • Luxury Liners (launched 2015)
    Luxury Liners were launched in 2015 after a light bulb moment. We realised we’d been using handmade fleece liners at literally every nappy change for the past 5 years. While fleece liners are relatively simple to make, we know that not everyone has the time or inclination to do that, so we bundled up packs of 10 for the convenience of those who wanted a quick and simple solution to their stay dry woes. Durable yet always soft, fleece is the ultimate fabric for lining your nappies as it creates a moisture barrier that helps your child to feel dry and can help to prevent rash.

 

  • Diversifold (by popular demand, packaged up in bundles of 3 in 2016)
    The Diversifold is the main booster used in our pocket nappy. It can be folded small or large and offers up to 8 layers of thirsty bamboo/cotton absorbency. We had a number of parents and retailers asking for the Diversifold to be available separately from the pocket shells, so we bundled them up into packs of 3 for those who want to use them as prefolds or for quicker rotation of their shells. The name is a combination of the words diverse + prefold because it’s really not just a prefold. You can also use it as a burp cloth, booster or super wipe!

 

We really love creating great products that help to smooth the nappy journey for parents and we hope that you love every Seedling Baby product that you use. Our prints are thoroughly unique, designed for us by the incredibly talented Flora Waycott and all have a special place in the history of our brand.

 

Thank you for supporting an Australian family-owned brand and your local retailer who stocks us.

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