Cloth Isn’t Scary

The Nappy Laundry Company is delighted to be taking part in the Halloween Cloth Nappy Hunt.

The theme of this event is “Cloth Isn’t Scary”, we want to dispel the myths that cloth is hard work, leaky,  expensive. and more!  So we would love to hear what you think and what your worries were when you first started using cloth.

There is lots of interesting information on the Nappy Hunt website so pop over and have a look and also register for the hunt and have a chance to win fantastic prizes.

 THE MAIN HUNT

Billy has ventured out on Halloween and has got a bit lost. As he tries to find his was back home, he meets some interesting characters and finds lots of clues which remind him of his hunt supporters. You need to help Billy solve the clues and find his way home.

If you help Billy home you could win one of SIX huge bundles of nappies and accessories worth in excess of £100 each.

On Thursday 31st October Billy will send you the first chapter of his Halloween Journey which will contain a clue. Each clue will point you to the website of one of the Main Hunt Supporters or Organisers. Simply head to this site and search for Billy in one of his Halloween costumes. When you find him Billy will have a reason why ‘Cloth Isn’t Scary!‘ – write this down, you will need it later. Then click on Billy – this will bring up the next chapter of his journey with another clue to solve.

All together Billy will hide 20 reasons that tell you why ‘Cloth Isn’t Scary!’ – these are easy to find on the images of Billy. Watch out… every now and then Billy will jump out and surprise you with an entry form for you to enter your reasons.

You have 4 days to complete the hunt – entry will close at Midnight on Sunday 3rd November 2013. Any entries received after this time will not be included in the prize draw.
Be careful, you need to find all 20 reasons and enter them as Billy jumps out at you for your entry to be counted, however,  all ‘clues’ are numbered so it will be obvious if you are out of sequence.

As you are signed up to our mailing list, you’ll be emailed the first chapter of Billy’s story, which will contain your first clue.  This will also appear on Billy’s blog as well as the GBNH Facebook page throughout the hunt.

THE PUMPKIN HUNT

Billy has collected lots of treats from his friends while out Trick or Treating this year, and he wants to share them with you! The Pumpkin Hunt is simple – Participating pumpkin hunt retailers each have a prize on offer and have hidden a pumpkin image (like the one above) on their site.  All you have to do is find Billy’s pumpkin image and click on it to enter the competition to win the prize offered by that site.

The website and blog will have a list of the prizes being offered by each Pumpkin Hunt Supporter – feel free to enter as many of them as you wish!

PHOTO COMPETITION

One last way to win – this time Billy has an exclusive nappy bundle worth over £60.
As the theme is ‘Cloth Isn’t Scary’, we’re inviting you to use your imagination and skill, and submit to the Great British Nappy Hunt Facebook page your own photo to depict ‘Cloth isn’t Scary’.  Please edit your photo by adding the text “Cloth isn’t scary it’s……”    The winner will be judged by a panel comprising GBNH organisers, and will take into account (but not exclusively be decided by) views and likes.

PLEASE NOTE ALL COMPETITIONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2013 – full terms and conditions of entry can be found at www.greatbritishnappyhunt.co.uk

 

Autumnal Almanac

Although an almanac is traditionally an annual publication I am sure you will excuse my need for alliteration and a catch-up.

It has been a while since my last post and a busy time at The Nappy Laundry Company.  In September I went to Edinburgh Zoo to receive my Green Apple Award.  It was a wonderful day and were delighted to see that a number of businesses and organisations based in the North-east of Scotland received recognition for their environmental efforts.

We arrived at the Zoo and were treated to a Cream Tea in the beautiful Mansion house.  The award winners then headed over to the stunning chimp budungo trail, where we were presented with our awards in the lecture theatre.  Following that we then had fizz with the penguins.

It has been at least 5 years since I last visited Edinburgh Zoo and I was amazed by the new penguin and chimp enclosure both of which had been changed beyond recognition.  Unfortunately the Panda’s were in shutdown due the suspected pregnancy, but I will just need to take another trip – this time with the kids who were very put out that they weren’t invited.

The Nappy Laundry Company is delighted to be stocking a range of baby carriers and wraps.  This is something we have been working on for sometime following customers feedback.  So back in May I attended a course run by The School of Babywearing to learn all about the benefits of babywearing and the different type of slings, wraps and carriers available.

From then we have been gradually building a range of products and have done a couple of pre-orders.  During International Babywearing Week, we hosted an informal babywearing and cloth nappy coffee morning and chat.

Over the coming months we hope to have some more events to announce and perhaps some more pre-orders.  Keep in touch with what is going on through our facebook page or sign-up to our newsletter on the front page of our website.

At the moment our babywearing range is housed under “For Mum” on the website, I feel it deserves a stand alone category and that is on the my every increasing to do list!

I have also been attending Aberdeen Forward’s monthly nappy club giving advice to mums-to-be who are interested in using cloth.  This is held on the first Friday of the month from 10-12noon at Aberdeen Forward in Poynernook Rd.  It has been heartening to see attendance to the club improving and wonderful to see mums coming back with there bundles to let us know how they are getting on with cloth.

With Christmas now looming ever closer we will be at few Christmas Fairs and we also have range of lovely gifts and stocking fillers.  But more of that later!