Based on the Kāpiti Coast of gorgeous New Zealand, I'm a WAHM (work at home mum) of two gorgeous girls, one cheeky toddler boy and a handsome new baby boy.
I had rather unsuccessfully tried cloth nappies with my oldest child, mostly due to my (then) lack of knowledge about different nappy styles and fibre options.
I struggled with poor fits and leaks, not to mention horrible smell build up of the microfibre inserts! I tried again when my second daughter was 4 months old. Equipped with more knowledge I quickly found some styles that suited my little one, and we were using cloth full-time in no time ... then I was introduced to "pretties" and the addiction soon set in. Oh, the ruffles!!! Soon after Booty Couture was created.
With over 15 years of sewing experience at the time, Booty Couture quickly developed into what it is today. I created my own Booty-Full pattern (OSFM) which met all of my personal requirements for the ultimate nappy. Much trimmer than mass-produced nappies, the side-snapping design is super easy to use and gives optimum space for embroidery designs and embellishments, without compromising on functionality. The inserts are made from bamboo fleece which is a fantastic absorbant fibre! Bamboo is much trimmer than microfibre, holds onto wetness better and it's softer than cotton - with a texture similar to a blend of cashmere and silk.
Over the years Booty Couture has evolved to include clothing, burp cloths, bibs and more! My signature style is the "Inspiration" collection of OOAK (one of a kind) nappies designed and inspired by pop-culture characters.
With the addition of our two boys, we have used cloth from day one. It has been an amazing journey and I look forward to helping many others with their cloth nappy journey too!