Only someone with multiple children in cloth nappies can truly appreciate how precious a sunny winter’s day really is – Oh my God, the sun’s out, quick get the nappies in the washing machine. This is the inner dialogue occurring in my mind on days like these. Even more so if there’s a bit of a breeze – the perfect washing wether.
My decision to go down the cloth nappy route was partially based on economics but mostly environmental. I am happy in this decision, it makes me feel like I’m doing just a little bit to reduce our waste and avoid that throw away mentality that is so easy to fall into. However, I perhaps should have planned my babies to arrive in summer rather than the end of Autumn if I was going to do this without a clothes dryer as well. Nonetheless, I have managed so far and will continue to make the most of every minute of this beautiful winter sun. Not only can I get my washing dried in a day without filling the house with clothes horses, but gentle warmth and light helps to alleviate the dullness that winter so often offers up. And there is nothing better than the smell of sun-dried baby rompers, just makes me want to cuddle them even more.
So let’s all sing praise for the winter sun and make the most of it. I’m sure there’s a playschool song that I could quote here, but I’m starting to realise that particular Australia TV icon might be influencing my life just a little too much. Instead I offer this scene of winter bliss (at least for me) – I’m liking the retro/modern combination of this one, traditional square nappies sitting side by side with modern cloth nappies (or MCN for those in the know).