not much. I had heard about them through people on another forum some years ago so I looked for info locally and did find some, but if I *hadn't* looked I think I'd have missed it. nappuccinos, for example - they were held regularly in my old London borough (Lewisham), and there is a shop in Greenwich that sells them, Itti Bittis and some others, alongside other kids' and green items. I got RNfL vouchers for both my children, in 2009 Lewisham gave £30 and in 2011 it was £25. we moved to Sutton when I was pregnant with my second child, and they have an incentive scheme but because it's a cashback one (spend £100-£149 and get £25, or £35 if you spend £150-£200) was no use to us because we weren't planning on spending anything like that as we have loads of nappies already.
I have never seen a leaflet or a poster advertising them, only a couple of ads in the free booklet in the Bounty pack.
and the practice nurse who did Joel's jabs said that he is the only baby she has ever seen in cloth nappies (she terry-nappied her own kids though) - and she'd been a nurse for years. this *really* shocked me.
I always planned on using cloth but didn't know about MCNs until coming here. Luckily I found out about MCNs while pregnant with plenty of time to research and buy my stash. In my hospital run antenatal classes I brought a couple of MCNs along to the class we were also instructed to bring a doll to (as I assumed it would be learning how to change a diaper lol) and was pleasantly surprised that we were taught not only how to fold terry flats, but that the midwife passed around some MCNs (Bonnibuns). So I guess that's a round about way of saying yes to the question lol.
I changed lots of terrys on my little brother and sister when they were babies so i always knew i would use reusables on my baby. when we went for our scans there was a display board with reusables on a washing line with info so i realised then there was more about than just terries. I dont think i've seen them advertised anywhere else though.
Location: Country Western Australia (middle of nowhere!)
not really. they have them in target and kmart, but they're more like the old style terry ones. only one little shop in my town (and it's the biggest town for 400km!) sells mcns, and only one brand. i only know one person who uses them and even then not very often. having said that there are plenty of places to get them from in australia, and heaps of cute designs if you start to look, you just have to pay postage.
No not in our county. The children sure start centres and the health professionals are not allowed to promote them as they are seen as a "product". I heard this from the horses mouth just last week. I was shocked and I think it's terrible. Personally I don't think the go green campaign is good enough as it would appear it's a pretty voluntary thing for councils to be involved in.
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