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!

Monday, October 31, 2011

And the lucky winner is.....


With the answer.... 'SUNDAE BEST' and 34 votes!

Laura, please contact us to claim your prize at :

Thank you all for entering!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


We are on the hunt for several children to model our gorgeous new range of nappies arriving in November!

We are looking for 3-4 children between the ages of 0-2 years old to attend a photo shoot in Melbourne in mid November (around 14-15th).

To enter your child please send a low res photo (less than 1MB in size) of your child, 
preferably a full body shot to :

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 31st October 2011.

Models will be rewarded with gorgeous fluffiness!  Entries close Monday 31st October 2011.

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Little Jedi...

My golly goodness I am a sucker for all things beautiful....

Have you checked out the first issue of Little Jedi Magazine?  It features all things gorgeous including an array of amazingly styled parties with pops of colour as well as LOTS of design inspiration.

Grab a tea and head on over to check out the online work of art... 


Saturday, September 10, 2011


Thank you so much everyone for your wonderfully entertaining entries to our nappy naming competition to win a night nappy!

We have sifted through the answers very thoroughly and we have finally come up with a winner....

The answer that we felt best described the nappy is "TURTLE TIME!"

The first person who suggested this name is RENEE TAYLOR!

Congratulations Renee, you have won yourself a night nappy in your choice of colour and size!

Please email us to arrange your prize to :

And thanks again to everyone for entering - we found all of your answers very amusing!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hi guys,

Sorry I have been so slack and haven't been blogging of late.  We have been super busy organising the night nappies along with the next shipment of nappies and we are also at the tail end of our renos and gearing up to move into our NEW HOUSE in 3 weeks time!  Woo!  OK, for the night nappy comp...

To enter the competition to win a FREE night nappy of your choice, all you need to do is email us and tell us in 25 words or less why you would like to win one - and which colour! (FUCHSIA PINK or VIVID BLUE)...

Please send to :

We will pick the winner based on the most ORIGINAL submission and will announce on Sunday.

If you do miss out, the night nappies will be hitting our shores in a couple of weeks.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and thanks for participating!

Natalie x

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Our nappies arrived from New Zealand on Monday!  Yes, it was in the middle of when the website completely crashed from traffic overload when we launched them for sale - and I was a little stressed to say the least when the courier knocked on my door asking for my help to carry a LOT of large boxes!

Nevertheless, they are here and they are BEAUTIFUL.  Our living room has turned into a rainbow of colour.  It's hard not to smile when you arrive home to stacks and stacks of bright fluffy goodness :)

Here are some pictures of their arrival for you.  We will be sending all website orders out on Monday once our shipment of inserts arrives at our door - we hope you all love you nappies!  Judging by the amount of orders that are consistently coming through the website, you already do!


Natalie x


We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our newest retailer.... NOTHING BUTT CLOTH!

My name is Leah, I am a stay at home mother to my 7 month old daughter, Brooklynn.

Nothing Butt Cloth was started out of a love for Modern Cloth Nappies.

I have so many friends with babies, and not enough of them use cloth!

My mission in life is to change peoples negative view on using cloth nappies and make the world greener and fluffier!

Please head on over to Leah's Facebook page to say hello and welcome to the DB family!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Introducing..... NURTURE NAPPIES!

We are thrilled to introduce yet another wonderful retailer!  Welcome onboard Jayne and the team at Nurture Nappies!

Nurture Nappies is a specialist in modern + organic reusable nappies. We are an Australian family owned company whose inspiration is to re-educate and to make changing nappies simple and fuss free. Choose from a comprehensive range of modern and organic nappies made from bamboo, hemp, organic cotton and high performance fibres. 
There is a revolution in the world of nappies..ditch throwayism and join us!

A leading Australian advocate of re-useable nappies is Jayne Miller and her company The Nurtured Child. Jayne's business Nurture Nappies is leading the revolution, retailing a huge range of both Australian and imported re-useable nappies sourced from both larger commercial manufacturers and mumpreneurs!

Please pop on over to their website or FB page to say hello!  Welcome to the DB family guys!

Website :
Facebook :

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Introducing..... BOOTY CRAWL!

We have a new retailer on board!  We are so excited!  Please do pop on over and say g'day!

Booty Crawl – a fun and funky boutique nappy store run by sisters Niki and Jo - stock only nappies they LOVE and their own babies LOVE wearing!  Beautiful, functional, tried and tested nappies and free mum-to-mum advice at every step of the journey make investing in and using cloth nappies even easier for you than it was for them!

Booty Crawl specialise in tailoring across-brand packages just to suit you, your budget, and your bub's booty. 

Whether you want to save your bubba's booty from being exposed to nasty chemicals, save the world they will inherit, or save yourself a pretty penny, they guarantee that using cloth nappies will be easier and more enjoyable than you thought possible. 

Call them to chat about your dream package, jump online to browse their store, or if you want to see, touch and play with nappies in real life - visit their Perth-based showroom, organise a ‘nappy bash’ or one-on-one consult - they will take the hard work out of guessing which nappy is right for you.

Introducing..... DARLINGS DOWNUNDER!

We are very excited to announce that we have Melbourne based retailer, Darlings Downunder on board!

Darlings Downunder is a family owned and operated home based business based in Melbourne. The owners are Fiona and Catherine, sisters with plenty of nappying experience.

Fiona and Catherine took over Darlings Downunder just over a year ago.  With five children between them, they find it hard work running a business from home, but they love it!

Their ultimate mission is to educate people on the ease and benefits of using cloth - economical and environmental.  They believe that after all, it's our choice to use cloth nappies over disposables, but not our children's choice in terms of the world we leave them.
Please pop on over to their website or Facebook page to say hello and WELCOME to the Designer Bums family!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


We are thrilled to announce another stockist - Baby Mumma!

Baby Mumma is owned an run by Work at home mum Tamara Ilic.

Baby Mumma has grown from an idea after Tam's daughter was born just over 2 years ago.  Tam wanted to use cloth as opposed to disposables.  Whenever she discussed this choice with friends and other mothers 9 times out of 10 they would think of cloth as terry flats/pins/soaking and the time and effort that all this would involve.
Tam chose to use Modern Cloth Nappies partially for for environmental reasons, but mainly for financial reasons. Once Tam started on this journey she did not look back. After a short trial and error of what works for her and my daughter they found a system that worked for them.
Please pop over to Tam's website to check out her range of Designer Bums at
Baby Mumma is also on Facebook!


We are delighted to announce that FLUFFYBUNS will be stocking Designer Bums nappies!

Fluffybuns is a baby boutique, specialising in modern cloth nappies. Their main aim is to support WAHM's and promote sustainable products. Of course there will, on occasion, be items available that are just too cute to not have.

Fluffybuns is owned and operated by Misty. Misty am a SAHM (stay at home mum), a student (studying naturopathy), and a converted cloth nappy user.  Please go on over and say hello at

They are also on Facebook -

Friday, May 27, 2011


Hi all!

OK, your final task to enter our competition is as follows:

I am about to upload an album onto Facebook, containing the photo below.  You must tag yourselves in ONE of the photos in this album and then come back here to report that you have done so.  By reporting on the blog, it makes it far easier to track all of your entries.

This task is for a competition to go into the draw to purchase a very hungry caterpillar nappy for $1.  This competition is in no way associated with or endorsed by Facebook.

Good luck everyone and REMEMBER, our new nappies will be stocked on the website this MONDAY!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Finally! Our New Zealand nappies are now only a couple of days away. This has been a long time waiting and we are so excited! The nappies will be loaded onto the website for sale on this coming Monday 30th May. We will announce on Facebook when they have be loaded so please head over to our Facebook page and become a fan if you're not already.

There SHOULD be plenty of nappies to go around, however, judging by the incredible amount of interest and anticipation we have had leading up to this shipment arriving, we believe that a lot of the stock, especially the more popular designs, will sell out VERY FAST. If you don't want to miss out on your favourite nappies, please keep an eye on Facebook on Monday and put your order through our website as soon as you are able to.

As you are all aware, our nappies are made in New Zealand and will be with us any day now. Because our bamboo fleece is spun and manufactured in China, due to the cost of transporting the bamboo to New Zealand and then to Australia being far too great, so we had no choice but to find a local factory to help us make our inserts. We were lucky enough to find a small family owned and run factory in Shanghai to make up our inserts for us, and they are also on their way, due in a few days after the nappies. So please be aware that there may be a 3-5 day delay on your order being sent whilst we wait for our inserts to arrive. 

Wetbags will be available in most designs.

We have a number of wonderful retailers on board who will be stocking our nappies in Australia, New Zealand and UK. We are thrilled to be working with each and every one of these stores and will be introducing them all separately over the coming days.

Amongst nappies, we will also have other products available on our website including rocking green laundry powder and biodegradable flushable liners. Please keep an eye out for these.Thank you all so much for your support and patience over the last few months. 

We look forward to being able to supply you all with gorgeous nappies and we are currently choosing fabrics for our next big shipment - can't wait to show you all!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hello everyone!  We have gained a lot of new friends on Facebook over the past few days and would like to extend a big WELCOME to all of you!  As you are probably all aware, our shipment of delightfully colourful nappies have LANDED in Melbourne and should be on our doorstep on Friday.  We are so excited we are about to JUMP out of our skins ;)  The nappies will be loaded onto our website for sale on Monday or Tuesday next week.

OK, now for the competition guidelines :

To celebrate reaching 3500 fans on Facebook, we will be giving away a VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR nappy to one lucky fan for just $1.  It is necessary for us to charge $1 instead of simply giving away the nappy, due to Facebook rules.

This competition is open to Australian residents only, however we will be holding another competition next week for International entries only.

The competition will consist of several steps or tasks to perform over the next few days.  Once each task is completed, please return here and comment on this blog post.  Please note that Facebook does not endorse nor is involved in this competition in any way.

All fans are to post the following sentence on their own wall, linking Designer Bums into the sentence :

Good luck!  Thank you for participating!  The winner will be chosen at random once all tasks are complete!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two week nappy countdown!

We wanted to let you all know that the nappies are on their way and will arrive on our doorstep in two weeks time! Wholesale order forms went out to our retailers yesterday - we will be announcing who they are in the next week or so. We will also be releasing our new prints at the same time. We hope you are all as excited as we are?!

In between organising nappy shipments from New Zealand and trying to organise our one bedroom rental apartment into some sort of organised office space for the nappies to go, I've been browsing Etsy today and look what I found! How cute is this doorstop by tigesandweince?

I can't wait for the renovations on our house to be finished so that I can set up my study properly and get organised- I hate being disorganised!! We are getting there.....

Natalie x

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Zealand Nappy News!

Hey everyone!

I know that many of you have been patiently waiting for an update on our first shipment of nappies coming from New Zealand.  There have been some delays in the process - just usual things - which means that the nappies are now due to arrive on my doorstep on the 25th May.  There will be plenty of nappies to go around and we are hoping that they sell quickly so that we can put in an order for our second shipment!  I think I'm more addicted to fabrics than anything....

We will be selling the nappies on our website, as well as through certain stockists.  At this stage, we have a number of stockists lined up in Australia, a couple of potential stockists in New Zealand and one in the UK.

As well as nappies & bamboo inserts, we will be stocking wetbags, biodegradable liners, merino wool shorties & longies and Rockin Green laundry powder.  We are also in the process of testing our night nappies which will be on their way shortly, after we have satisfied testing requirements.  Exciting times ahead at Designer Bums!!

We will be giving everyone plenty of notice before the nappies arrive so stay tuned to Facebook for updates.  Please also subscribe to the newsletter on our website to be kept in the loop via newsletters.

Have a great week!

Natalie x

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Good evening all!

Thank you for joining in the fun once again at Designer Bums!

I'm sure you're all super eager to find out tonights winner.....  we have the 376 tags and the winner is...... TAG NUMBER 54.......


You have won yourself a Burrito Bright Designer Bums nappy!

Please email to claim your prize :

Thanks again for entering everyone and remember - OUR NZ STOCK is arriving in a few weeks so please subscribe to the newsletter on our website if you haven't already for regular updates HERE.

Have a great night

Natalie x

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


There is just over an hour to go until the nappy stocking commences on Facebook.  We have just finished counting nappies and are all set to go!

The preview album has been uploaded to Facebook, with available number of nappies listed underneath.

Please see the post below for instructions how to participate in the stocking.  GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Natalie x

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


How cute is this Easter beanie from  Just had to share....

Have a wonderful day - see you tomorrow night at the nappy stocking!

Natalie x

Sunday, April 3, 2011


You have all been asking....when can I buy more Designer Bums nappies?  The answer is..... this Wednesday evening, 6th April @ 8:30PM AEST (Victoria time).

The stocking will be held on Facebook -  It will commence at 8:30pm AEST - I will announce "GO" on our facebook page wall.  The first people to comment SOLD on their chosen nappies will successfully purchase those nappies.  The available number of each nappy design will be listed below the nappy.  Comments written before GO is announced will be deleted.  There will be a small selection of nappies with snap fastenings available (however these nappies are VERY limited, as they are a new product line for us).

All nappies will be $25 each.  Many nappies in this stocking will be limited edition prints and are unlikely to ever be repeated again so make sure you are ready and waiting to purchase on Wednesday evening!  Inserts are not included and can be purchased separately for $9.95 per pack.  One insert pack is required for each nappy and includes 2 inserts made from 3 layers of the thirstiest bamboo fleece available.  Our inserts are contoured to fit our nappies perfectly and work brilliantly.

I will be putting a preview of most available nappies on Facebook on Tuesday or early Wednesday.  These cannot be purchased until Wednesday evening and will only be available on Facebook!

Postage will be EXPRESS POSTAGE & a flat rate of $8.50 within Australia.  All International postage will be calculated on an individual needs basis.  Please contact me for a quote if you are outside Australia.

Payment is via Paypal or Bank Deposit - all orders will be posted next week (commencing 11th April). Please email me at the end of the stocking on Facebook and let me know what nappies you won and your postal address & please also email when you have submitted payment.  My email address is :

And last but certainly not least, we have our very first shipment of nappies arriving from New Zealand, where they are currently being made, at the end of the month (fingers crossed they will be here on time)!  These nappies have been a long time coming and will be stocked on our website on their arrival.  So if you do miss out on Wednesday, you will have a chance to purchase our NZ made nappies very soon!  Please keep an eye on your inbox for a newsletter announcing their arrival as we are expecting these to go quite quickly also.  We are also launching a new product within the next few weeks which is very exciting - please stay tuned for details.

Natalie x

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nappy News, Moving House, Wedding Planning....

Good afternoon!

Once again I have been neglecting this blog terribly... someone told me the other day that in order for anyone to bother reading a blog, the author must post twice a week at least!  Golly gosh, how am I going to do that!  From here on you have my commitment (whoever you may be), that I will endeavour to post twice a week, even though it may be more like twice a month... I will visit you more often and rant and rave and babble....

Now for some exciting news!  I know so many of you have been waiting SO patiently for nappy news.  And I have a little snippet of news for you!  Firstly, we are having a nappy stocking next week.  It will most likely be on Wednesday, however I will confirm this when I know that I am on top of all the mountains of sewing and overlocking and cutting that needs to be done before then.

Secondly, if you do happen to miss out on the stocking, we have our very first batch of nappies arriving from New Zealand very soon!  We are hoping and crossing our fingers & toes that they will be here at the end of April but knowing how many things can go wrong with manufacturing, customs, transport etc, this could well be May.

But all in all, they will soon be on their way and in our hot little hands.  We are SO nervous and excited for them to arrive.  This has been a long time coming, with many hiccups along the way so we can assure you, they will be well worth it when they do finally get here.  We will have a large selection of designs to choose from and both snaps & velcro will be available in each design.  We also have wetbags coming too... yay!  We will reveal which designs you can expect and start drooling over very soon!

On a personal note, my darling fiance Simon and I are planning a wedding which is happening in February 2012. We certainly have a knack of taking on everything at once!  Did I mention we are also renovating a house from scratch starting NEXT WEEK?  Crazy times! I am having such a ball organising the wedding and managed to find the time to pop into the Portobello markets at St Kilda town hall over the weekend.  Can I just say, D I V I N E .  A very classy, well put together market that gave me so much inspiration for the big day.  I also managed to find a photographer, double yippee!

I'll leave you with some snaps of the market... and will be back soon with more exciting nappy news :)

Natalie x

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Currently ranked #3 on top cloth nappy review site in the USA!

We are super excited to be currently ranked number 3 on top cloth nappy review site, Babble, based in the U.S.

We would LOVE to make it to number 1, and can only do so by YOU voting!  So please show your support for Designer Bums and jump onto babble to "like" us by clicking on the following link:

Please comment here or on Facebook when you have voted as you will go into the draw to win a Very Hungry Caterpillar nappy!

Thank you all so much and stay tuned, as we are also celebrating reaching 2500 fans on Facebook!
Hope to see you all at our nappy stocking tomorrow (Thursday) evening on Facebook at 9pm AESDT!

Natalie x

Sunday, January 16, 2011

QLD Flood Relief Appeal NAPPY AUCTION + other news!

Hello everyone!

The devastation and aftermath of the horrific flooding in QLD has shocked us all.  We hosted an auction for a nappy on Facebook last week which raised a wonderfully generous $150 to go towards the relief.  I have another auction to announce to raise further much needed funds for the QLD Flood Relief Appeal. So many of my customers have been affected by this tragedy and I feel so helpless being down in Melbourne and unable to physically help so the next best thing to physically helping rebuild is to donate. Every cent counts towards rebuilding lives and families.

This auction is for THREE CUSTOM MADE DB nappies in YOUR CHOICE of fabrics.  Available prints are pictured above.  They will all come with bamboo inserts and postage is included anywhere in Australia.  International bidders please contact me for a postage quote.  Happy Bidding everyone!  Please dig deep and bid from the very bottom of your hearts.  Head to and start bidding.  The auction will close at 9PM Wednesday 19th January 2011.

In other news, we certainly sailed past 1750 fans on Facebook.... and kept on sailing right past 2000.  The count now sits at approximately 2025.  We had a great stocking last Thursday evening.  114 nappies were put up for sale, with all stock selling out in about ten minutes flat.  For those of you who managed to secure nappies, well done!  For the others who missed out, I am so sorry!  As many of you know, I make each and every nappy by hand which I LOVE, however it also makes for a very limited number of nappies available each stocking.

I can assure you all that I am working on ways to increase production of these nappies.  I am currently on the hunt for a manufacturer who will uphold the standard and quality of Designer Bums so that I can stock nappies on my website on a full-time basis, as well as supply a couple of little nappy stores with some stock also :)  When this time comes in the very near future, nappy stockings will become a thing of the past!  So please bear with me whilst I organise ways to provide you all (er... I mean, your babies) with lovely nappies :)

I am also looking at bringing our next stocking forward to very early Feb.  I will keep you all updated as to the exact date as well as some other exciting upcoming DB news!

Take care, until next time

Natalie x

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Hello everybody & WELCOME!

To submit your first entry into our competition to win a FREE NAPPY, simply subscribe to our blog (follow our blog) and then post on our facebook wall stating that you are now following our blog!  
Good Luck and stay tuned for the second part of our competition!

A huge THANK YOU for your support!

Natalie x