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