Little Goat Gruff Blog
I'm going to write a few blogs on cloth nappies (and wipes!) as i get so many questions about them they will cover why we chose to use them, the different types, fit and wash and our own personal journey with cloth.
To be honest i'm not 100% sure what initially gave me the idea to use cloth nappies but very early on in my pregnancy i decided too, the cost and environmental impact was what really drove our decision.
8 million disposables end up in land fill a DAY in the uk which take 200-500 years to decompose, the numbers blew my mind and as an avid recycle-er i decided i couldn't be part of that.
Then there is the cost, disposable nappies and wipes from birth to potty cost approx £1000-£2000 depending on what brand you choose.
Depending on whether you become a cloth nappy addict and buy all the nappies (like me) you could spend as little as £100 on enough cloth nappies to last from birth to potty which can usually then be used on subsequent children! The figures speak for themselves, you can essentially save enough for a holiday!
Please don't think i am some Eco warrior angel, in the first few weeks of Fox coming home I didn't even venture into cloth as it was so daunting despite having spent hours researching and buying numerous different types. In those first few weeks we went through 100's of disposables but slowly we started to experiment and figure out what worked for us, numerous brands, materials, types and dozens of pee soaked outfits all of a sudden it just clicked and i went cold turkey on my 'just in case' disposables and i haven't bought a single one since!
I thought i would take the opportunity to introduce you to the faces behind Little Goat Gruff, My name is Paris and i set up Little Goat Gruff alongside my Husband Daniel. We have a four month old son named Fox, pictured here in our Kite Foxy Romper with our Narwhal Knitted rattle.
I had been looking for a new career path for sometime, searching for the elusive job that you enjoy doing. To be honest i didn't believe it existed and thought work was just a means to an end, how wrong was i? Now i find myself excited to work on our little venture everyday!
Stuck under Fox for hours on end cluster feeding i perused the internet for ideas and came across Little Goat Gruff for sale and in a spur of the moment decision bought the website and set about restocking with the brands i use and love such as Kite, DUNS, Maxomorra, JNY, Little Frog, Elf Nappies, Slugs and Snails and Pigeon Organics. I didn't enter this completely blind though, my husband and i both have a background in retail and business.
With a focus on Scandi style, bright colours and unisex clothes we hope you love the products we sell as much as we do!
I'll be blogging regularly so check back for blogs on our family life, cloth nappies, baby wearing and more.