I’m Nicola and I own and run ‘Little Twidlets Cloth Nappies’, as well as being a full time childminder and a busy mummy to six beautiful, but slightly wild, children who I call my ‘Little Twidlets’ I started using cloth nappies on my own little ones and think they are absolutely fantastic for so many reasons. I enjoyed sharing what I knew with friends and family and helping them start their own cloth nappy journey. This inspired me to launch my website where I only sell cloth
We are talking about ‘The Juggle’ and how we balance family life, because running your own business and a family is not easy. We both find that the key to keeping afloat is lists. I have lots of different lists running alongside each other one for work, one for family things and one for everything else. Having smaller lists that I can deal with in manageable timescales really helps me to balance things. Running Tickle Tots can sometimes take over and eat into family life and
Many of you will know that in 2018 I appeared on Dragons Den, something that I feel hugely proud of and I am glad that I took part in. It pushed me to do things I would never have normally done and totally put me out of my comfort zone. Although our Dragon decided not to proceed with his investment, Tickle Tots did not crumble and simply grew in ways that I could not have imagined. One of the highlights of which was launching our Nappies into 80 Waitrose stores last Septemb
With many of you tackling those washing piles on a weekly basis including your cloth nappies we thought it would be great to share some of our top tips on how to wash and care for your cloth nappies. After you have removed a wet or dirty nappy fold close the Velcro laundry tabs. This stops the nappies from sticking together in the wash and damaging the bamboo lining and inserts. When you are ready to do a wash we recommend using a non-biological washing powder. If your nappie
Laura talks about what drove her to start Fill Your Pants.
Fill Your Pants began from my spare room back in 2008 after the birth of my daughter. She was born in the USA and it was the American "cloth diaper" market that sparked my interest in reusables. I have always been eco-conscious and knew wholeheartedly I didn't want to use disposable nappies. The market for cloth in the USA was exciting, innovative and thriving, I was instantly addicted!- So when I returned to the U
The Story Behind Babi Pur The story of Babi Pur began over a decade ago in 2007. When their two girls were very small, Peter and Jolene Barton set out on a mission to provide ethical alternatives to parents looking to live a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle. The business started small, but over the past ten years has grown to be a leading retailer in natural, ethical, and sustainably-sourced products for children and their families. The loyal community that surrounds
It was another miserable morning when myself and Jade (I made her come with me for moral support) set off in the car to not so sunny Manchester. This in itself was no easy task, we first had to drop our multitude of Kids and Dogs off at various childcare establishments! So we packed ourselves, a flask of tea and a pack of Haribo into the car, and off we went. The journey was relatively straight forward apart from the car de-powering a few times on the motorway. I am renowned
I am sat in my office on a grey January day, slippers on and enjoying a quick cuppa in-between trying to cross off a trillion jobs on my to do list. So of course what do you do when your busy, you write a blog! So this time 12 months ago I was doing something quite different to today and this is the reason I am so busy right now. This time last year I was heading to my first meeting with the team behind Dragons Den. In early 2017, I received a phone call out of the blue. It w
The inspiration behind Tickle Tots new Summer 2017 prints was drawn from childhood experiences of the great outdoors. With a rural upbringing, the summer months were spent outside playing imaginary games with friends, building dens, camping and climbing trees. Young children learn best through play, and the natural world is the best classroom of all. From environmentalist Rachel Carson "The Sense of Wonder"
"Play, Incorporating Animistic and Magical Thinking Is Important Bec
Many local councils in the UK offer incentive schemes to encourage the take up of cloth nappies to help with the ever increasing landfill costs. It costs councils approximately £100 per baby in landfill tax, and this doesn't include paying the wages of bin men and landfill staff, and the purchase and maintenance of bin lorries. It is therefore not surprising that many councils are keen to encourage cloth nappy using families. There is, however no centralised budget available