Reusable Nappy Week is coming – Volunteers wanted

There are busy busy times ahead in the coming months for the ANN and we need all hands on deck!

REUSABLE NAPPY WEEK – October 13th – 19th, 2008

It seems like AGES away, but these things creep up on us and bite us on the bum (excuse the pun) before we know it!!! If we want certain events, certain venues, certain activities, certain dates, we need to lock them in, Eddie. 

The theme this year will be focussing on fashion in cloth nappies be it tie-dyed squares or the funkiest fitted or cuttest woolies.

The week will be essentially run by the ANN (Australian Nappy Network), and costs covered for ANN approved RNW activities. Those representing the ANN or running an event need to be a member of the ANN but non ANN volunteers can be involved as well.

Some ideas for the types of things that can be done are below, if you think that you can help organise any of these in your state, have some other event ideas or can you help in any way please volunteer.


1. Contacting your state co-ordinator at, or

2. Joining us on the Australian Nappy Network forum.


Anyone willing to contact their local library about display space, and if they are willing to lend a nappy (or few) to the cause for a week, we can provide posters and flyers.


If you have a contact at your local council or would like to seek their support could be useful.


Perhaps a fashion show with some of the tots showing off some fancy funky naps… where? When? Who? How? 


There will be a national approach regarding the media. Any tips/offers of help welcome.


We have previously organised some great workshops and would love the hear from anyone keen to share their nappy sewing knowledge and perhaps make snap presses available.


As said many times, you don’t need to commit to doing a stint on TV or a talk to 100 parents, a simple coffee catch up at a chid friendy cafe, or better still, a park, goes down really well and is fun for all. A display at a library is fantastic exposure and low maintenance. 
We have PLI for any events that require it. 

NORTHERN TERRITORY CO-ORDINATOR  – We also require a co-ordinator for the Norther Territory

GREAT DOWN UNDER NAPPY HUNT – We will be needing some helpers to assist with Hunt organisation as well.

So come along and volunteer at


Last chance to get your baby into the 2009 ANN Calendar

A still from the 2008 ANN Calendar
A still from the 2008 ANN Calendar


The Australian Nappy Network is planning to release a 2009 wall calendar featuring gorgeous cloth-bottomed bubs. They are inviting you to submit photos for a chance for your baby or toddler to be featured. Selected entries will receive a free calendar and, of course, unlimited bragging rights!

Email your photos as attachments in the largest size you have available to
2009photos at nappynetwork dot org dot au

Format: Photos need to be in high resolution format, 300 DPI and landscape A4 size (210—297mm). The file name of the photo MUST include the entrants SURNAME for easy identification. There is a limit of 2 entries per child. Entries will close at the end of August!

Entrants will be required to complete a general release form, and entries not accompanied by a release form will be withdrawn. Release forms will be sent to applicants by return email upon receipt of entries.

The decision of the ANN selection panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The ANN may retain entries for consideration in the following year’s calendar and for other publications.

To get an idea of what might be suitable you can see this years calendar on Ozebaby .

So get snapping!!!!!!

Ideally we would like to have the calendar ready to go prior to Real Nappy Week, so if you would like to help with producing the calendar let us know.

The Australian Nappy Network staff