I have asked Laura - our fabulous director to write a few words with regards to Family Cloth.
While Australia is experiencing a toilet roll shortage as people stockpile for Coronavirus fears, we have to wonder if the UK is heading the same way?
We understand that family cloth may not appeal to everyone just yet, but it's merits (especially at this time) are evident.
Basically it is the principle of using reusable wipes (as you would with an infant) for all memebers of the family, rather than disposable toilet paper.
How does it work?
Just keep a pile of wipes in your bathroom, moist in a tub or wet them as required. Wipe, then pop in a PUL bag or mesh bag. Wash at 60 degrees. Simple!
I'm still not sure?
If you're struggling to get over the mental hurdle of this one, there are some ways to make things more appealing - for example, you could just use the wipes for number 1's - this will still markedly reduce your disposable toilet roll consumption (and make any supplies you have go a lot further!) Also, with different colours avaliable, you can keep different wipes for each family member if that is a preferred option for you.
There has been some chat about this in our Facebook group The Nappy Guru Place in the past, check it out for a range of opinions and experiences. Here are some of the comments;
"Oh yes!! Since our chat, I’ve started using it for myself! Hubs still doesn’t but I’m happy to say that along with using them for E, I am now converted!"