If I were to write a book about parenting it would be called something like 6835 Things I Didn't Know Before I Became A Mum, and up there with learning what "colostrum" is and why zips are better than press studs, it’d be finding out just how many nappies a baby goes through in a week.
If you’re expecting, or just in the planning phase, let me tell you. It is A LOT.
A newborn uses anywhere from eight to 12 nappies a day. A DAY! Mind blowing.
Anyway, I digress already, and I’ll save it for the book.
My baby - now officially a toddler - just turned one, so in my first year of parenting it’s safe to say I trialled and changed a lot of nappies.
The latest I have been trying (well my son Alexander has, not me physically, that’d be weird) are a new brand to Australia, called Happy Little Camper.
You’re about to notice the advertising everywhere, for a few reasons.
Firstly, the face of the brand is Hilary Duff. Big deal. Huge. She actually asked them if she could work with them because she loved the products so much! Very cool back story.
As Hilary, star of TV's Lizzie McGuire and Younger and mother of two, has said, "It’s so rare if not near impossible to find products that are natural and sustainable without sacrificing functionality, which was a big win in my book."
Another reason they're everywhere is because what these nappies are not. They are a proudly natural product, made from 100 percent natural, non-GMO, hypoallergenic cotton.
Some of the other conventional brands can be made with various blends of synthetic materials, toxins, and chemical-laden lotions, but these guys are not.
We’ve been using them in our house for the past few weeks and I was surprised right away by how thin they were. I thought for sure they wouldn't be able to hold much liquid, but I was wrong.