Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Name That Nappy!!

Thank you all so much for your brilliant, creative and funny entries into our competition to name the nappy below!

We have chosen the winning name.....


Congratulations Charlene Pinchbeck!  Please email us to claim your prize.  We will send your nappy once our new prints arrive in a few weeks time :)


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Photo Competition Winners!

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who entered their beautiful babies into our Christmas Photo Comp.  Every single baby was absolutely gorgeous and we are grateful we didn't have to judge it - we would have had a very tough time!

The entry with the most votes and the lucky winner of our Very Hungry Caterpillar nappy is .....

Bryony Jacobson who entered her gorgeous little girl Olive enjoying her first Christmas!

Congratulations Bryony and little Olive!

We are also awarding prizes to the next two photos that had the most votes and those prizes go to ....

Debbie Holland & her little man Jack


Betsy Brooks who also entered her darling little girl

Congratulations to all of you!  

Please email your postage details to natalie@designerbums.com.au to arrange your prize!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and happy holidays!

Natalie x

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lucky NEON MINKY winners!

Sorry about the delay peeps - we are still recovering / catching up from the Baby and Toddler show in Sydney!

Could the following lucky winners please contact Natalie to claim their prize? (natalie@designerbums.com.au)

- Ally MCN Karger
- Tracy Poole
- Linley Murray
- Emmy MCN Watson
- Katrina MacLeod

Congratulations guys!  You have won a neon minky nappy of YOUR CHOICE!

Thank you everyone else for entering!  Don't forget our other competition running on our Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/designerbums?sk=app_228910107186452

Natalie x

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rainbow Batik WINNER!

Thank you all for entering our competition on Facebook and for sharing with your friends!

The lucky winner of a rainbow batik nappy is.......

Samantha McDonough

Congratulations Samantha!  Please send an email to : natalie@designerbums.com.au with your current postal address

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Robeez booties winner!

Thank you all so much for entering our competition in conjunction with Stride Rite Australia, who have generously donated a pair of cream Robeez booties to give away to one of our fans!

And the lucky winner is......

Rachael, with the following entry : 

Simon would love a pair,
he has nothing else to wear.
His little toes would be very snug,
like when mumma gives him a hug.

Congratulations Rachael and little Simon!  Please email natalie@designerbums.com.au with your postal address and little boy's shoe size!

Well done everyone and a huge thanks to Stride Rite!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Stride Rite Robeez Booties Giveaway!

Yay!  It's time for a lovely giveaway courtesy of our friends at Stride Rite Australia.

To enter the draw to WIN a pair of these Robeez soft soled booties, simply complete the tasks below and then return here and report that you have done so by commenting on our blog!

1)  Head on over to the Stride Rite Facebook page here and LIKE the page!

2)  Tell us in a comment below this post, in 20 words or less, WHY you would like to win the booties

You will then be entered into the draw!  Winner will be chosen on Wednesday 30th May and announced here on our blog.  Open to Australian residents only.

Good luck!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Help! My nappies are leaking!

Haven't we all been there before?  You have just put a nice new nappy on bubs only to find that it wicks / leaks a short time later...

We have every confidence in our nappies and although they won't be a perfect fit on every single baby, they will work brilliantly on most babies when used correctly.

Our nappies are designed to last between 2-4 hours - if you have a particularly heavy wetter, it will probably be closer to 2 hours.  If you have a light wetter, 4 hours or more.  We don't recommend leaving a nappy on baby more than four hours at a time as wet nappies against the skin can cause nasty nappy rash and irritation.

1)  If you find that you are having leaking / wicking issues with our nappies, 99% of the time, the suggestions below will sort the problem and have baby leak free in no time!  When you first receive the nappies, pop them in the washing machine, along with the inserts on a 60 degree wash.  Repeat this 2-3 times.  Once completed, throw all nappies and inserts in the dryer together on HOT for 30 minutes only.  This drying process is not recommended as a regular routine, however the hot dryer will seal any needle holes in the PUL from the factory that urine may seep through in the early days.

2)  When putting the nappy on bub, make sure that you have the front of the nappy on the right size setting.  There are three sizes to choose from.  Snap the nappy right down at the front for smaller babies and move your way up through the sizes as baby grows.  The nappy needs to be firm around the tummy and legs so that you can run a finger around the elastic, but not too tight.  For a baby on the smallest size setting, you may only need to use the smallest insert.  For a larger baby, you will need both inserts.  You will know when you need to start using both inserts because the nappy will start to soak through the one insert and it will be very full when you change baby.  When you reach this stage, it is time to use both inserts.  To use both inserts, simply fold the larger insert over so that it becomes the same size as the smaller insert.  Pop both inserts into the pocket opening of the nappy, with the folded end of the inserts down at the front of the nappy.  Then fasten to baby firmly.

3)  If you are having leaking issues with both inserts and the inserts are not completely soaked through when you change baby, you can try putting the inserts on top of the pocket opening, against baby, which will minimise urine running along the insert and out the legs, which could be happening on a crawling baby.  Also make sure that the legs are firm and not loose.

4)  Take a look at your washing routine - are you soaking the nappies?  This is a big no-no.  There is no need to soak our nappies - simply rinse any solids off them and pop them in a dry pail waiting to be washed.  Washing powder - we recommend Rockin Green (which is stocked in our online store) or eco store powder from the supermarket.  Both are great and you only need to use a couple of tablespoons with your nappies.  We recommend a washing temperature of 60 degrees max, which will kill the nasties in the nappies and give them a good wash.  Most people find that they can line dry the nappies easily as the outers are very quick drying.  If you live in a colder climate, the inserts are fine to pop in a warm dryer.

5)  Do your nappies need a strip wash?  They may need to be stripped back if they are retaining smells, leaking or just haven't ever had a strip wash.  To do this, simply pop all nappies and inserts in your washing machine with NO detergent and run them through a 60 degree wash.  Pop a teaspoon or squirt of normal dishwashing detergent in the powder dispenser of the machine and run them through another 60 degree wash.  Keep doing a rinse after the wash is complete until the water runs clear and you can't see any more bubbles in the water.  Dry as normal.

6)  Are you using barrier creams?  If you are using barrier creams without a liner on the nappy, this will cause them to leak and will also void the warranty on the nappies.  Don't panic if you have been using the cream without a liner - simply do a strip wash as above and be careful to use a liner in future.  These are also available on our website.

We have every confidence that if you follow the steps above, you will have no issues with our nappies and have many leak free happy days!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Marquise Clothing Giveaway!

We are huge fans of Marquise clothing here at Designer Bums and so we are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a giveaway in conjunction with Marquise!

To enter the draw to win an ENTIRE winter outfit from the current Winter 2012 stunning Marquise range, as well as a gorgeous modern cloth nappy from Designer Bums simply head on over to the Marquise Facebook pagehead to the photo album of their current Winter range here - 'like' the photo of your favourite outfit in the album and tell them why you would like to win that outfit!

Entries will close at 12 noon AEST Tuesday 24th April.  The winner will be chosen by Designer Bums.  Competition open to Australian residents only.

Please note that this competition is not endorsed with nor does it involve Facebook as a company in any way.

Good luck! Oh, and don't forget to come back here and comment when you have finished!

Natalie x

Monday, March 19, 2012


Good evening all and thank you so much for your wonderful entries into our photo competition - we loved every one of them and had so much fun loading them all onto Facebook for you to start voting!

We have three winners tonight - each will win themselves a nappy for submitting creative photos of their little ones wearing (or in one case, about to be wearing) our lovely nappies!

Without further ado, the winners are :

1)  Tamara Vane - Tempest  (photo number 5)

2)  Kirsty Boyce (photo number 4)

3)  Lindsay Vickridge (photo number 7)

CONGRATULATIONS!  Please email Natalie to claim your prizes : natalie@designerbums.com.au

Thanks again for everyone else's wonderful entries!  We will be holding another competition very soon so stay tuned!!

Natalie x

Sunday, November 20, 2011


We are thrilled to finally be able to announce our new nappy value packs, just in time for tonights launch on the website at 8pm AEST!

Firstly, we will be offering starter packs with more that a 5% saving on RRP. These will consist of :

- Six modern cloth nappies in a variety of snaps and velcro closures including bamboo inserts (you choose girl / boy / unisex design)
- Two extra packs of bamboo inserts
- Two rolls of 100 biodegradable liners
- One pack of 6 neon coloured velour reusable wipes
- Two samples of Rockin Green laundry powder
- One wetbag (girl / boy / unisex)

We will also have value packs on both cotton designer and minky nappies, with savings of up to 15% OFF RRP!!
The more nappies you purchase in the packs, the more you will save!  They will be listed in the shop under "nappy packages"

Good luck tonight - see you all very soon!