We’re proud to announce that recently we’ve won a couple of prizes at the Baby Room! The Green Vase was presented to Jen in March. It is a Recycle Devon Thank You Award for the category Local Recycling Hero. She was nominated by lots of you for her sterling work in the community talking about rubbish! Jen can tell you about composting, recycling, reducing food waste, and making small changes that make a big difference. (And of course cloth nappies!!) Her family of four throw away just one large crisp packet of rubbish in their black bin every two weeks! While that amount of rubbish can feel impossible when you are currently putting out two or three black bags you may be surprised how much you can reduce your waste. Check out this Devon Live article about Jen and her family, and take a look at the Zero Waste in Exeter, local Freecycle, and Compost Connections Facebook groups for more ideas.
Our second prize was especially for us as a venue. We won a Feed with Confidence Award, which is very beautiful and a bit tricky to photograph! This acknowledges the hard work of our breastfeeding peer supporters and ourselves Jen and Gill for creating a lovely, friendly and safe space here at The Baby Room to feed your babies. And of course massive acknowledgement must go to the hard work and determination of you Exeter breastfeeding mummies – you couldn’t do it without YOU and never forget that!! Jen and Gill are both breastfeeding peer supporters and we usually have one or two others by our side at the Nappuccino Groups so never be afraid to ask for support!
This week is Real Nappy Week! It’s all about helping you make the changes to cloth nappies and learn a bit more about them. We have our usual sessions at The Baby Room – Nappuccino on Wednesday 9.30-2 and Friday 12-2.30 plus the NCT group (non NCT members also welcome) on Thursday from 1-2.30. The highlight of the week will be the secondhand sling and nappy sale on Saturday from 10-12.
To Buy: Come along to The Baby Room between 10 and 12. Pay £1 on the door and get shopping! Have a cup of tea or coffee and keep shopping! Jen will be on hand to give nappy advice, and Gill for sling advice. When you’re ready to go head for the till and pay! Cash only please so come prepared!
To Sell: Bring your items to The Baby Room at 9.00 am (or bring to any of our groups on Wednesday 9.30-2, Thursday 1-2.30 or Friday 12-2.30). Label them clearly (stickers are easiest) with your name, description of item including brand/size etc, price. (Please also mention any faults, particularly if it might not be obvious at first glance)
EG: Gill Travis, Size 6 Didymos Woven Wrap, £60, small pull in taper, cosmetic only
Jen Harris, One Size Stuffable Nappy £5
Come back at 12 to collect your remaining items and your cash! We ask sellers to make a donation to The Baby Room from their takings (suggested donation 10%, more always welcome!) If you choose to you may donate your remaining items to us. We will sort through what is left with us, and depending on the condition we may keep it for future sales, absorb into trial kits or library, donate to other charities or recycle. But one way or another it will not be wasted!!
We have occasional events in the evenings at The Baby Room, and this Thursday (19th April) is one of our very favourites – a ladies clothes swap!
Come and refresh your wardrobe for £5! Start off the Spring with some fab new threads.
£5 entrance fee, to include a glass of wine and nibbles! Tickets are available on the door, cash only. 40 people MAX.
Clothes must be…
1, ON A HANGER – including trousers.
3, Nice, no tatty worn out bobbly things please
4, On season – Spring/Summer
5, No underwear, maternity or nursing clothes. (Don’t worry, we have maternity sale coming up in June, watch this space)
How it works…
Count how many items you want to swap (max 15)
I’ll give you swing tickets, you write your name on them.
Hang your clothes on the rails in the right places. Keep your tickets with you.
Chill….nibble, natter and generally enjoy!
At 8 you can try on and choose wihich bits you like.
Put your ticket on the hanger of the thing you like and return it to the rail for others to try on.
At 9.30 anything with 2 or more tickets will be auctioned off, (beware this gets VERY exciting) everything starts at 50p.
NO hanging onto things – play fair.
Have fun! Invite your friends……bring cash (and a bottle if you feel super generous!)