04/10/2010 at 18:10
05/10/2010 at 02:52
I tried so hard with my 1st to use re usable nappies and to be honest gave up after 2 weeks.
I brestfeed and ever single nappy had a smelly yellow poop in it and needed replacing with a fresh one.
I really wouldnt recommend proper terry nappies as they are pretty big and i found them relly fiddly on a newborn, but you can get ready made shaped napies with the cover in different sizes/stages which are alot easier. (they have velcro on rather than using pins). Tommee tippee do some really good ones and have seen them loads in different tx maxx stores and they are a hell of alot cheaper.
You need liners, nappy soak, nappy bucket, pins, nappies or terry nappies and waterproof pants to go over are good for stopping any little leaks.
hope it helps a little and all the best with bump x
05/10/2010 at 08:11
23/10/2010 at 01:19
06/01/2011 at 21:43
we love fuzzibunz. so easy to you! so absorbant! so cute! so soft and baby stays super dry use to fleece liner
we have the fbz all in one (birth to potty) she wears 2 inserts during the day and 3 inserts for night. 3 inserts dows 12 hours PLUS!
06/01/2011 at 21:44
..ok for some reason words getting muddled!!!
so easy to use! and baby stays super dry due to fleece liner!
3 inserts does 12 hours plus!
03/10/2012 at 12:04
They didn't work for me, I found they leaked out of the sides (but I only tried 3 brands of the all-in-one style nappies and I didn't realise you could use more than 2 inserts!)and don't believe for a second that the poo doesn't stain them. Even if you soak nappies immediately they will still stain, the only way to prevent this is to physically scrub the nappies straight away...not much fun when you have a tiny baby to look after.
Bare in mind if you are out at the shops you will have tobag up the dirty nappy and carry it aroud with you. This was something I could never deal with so I decided to just use them on a night, I'd say I kept this up for about 3 months.
I agree that they don't fit too well until the baby is in 0-3 month clothing....you will struggle to get newborn clothes to go over te bulk.
A good tip is to dye the inserts a dark colour, green for example. This will disguise any staining.
Another good tip is to contact your local council. Many do schemes where you can get a grant for re-usables. My council (Leeds) offered 3 choices. I could apply for a "starter pack" of nappies and inserts as a trial before buying a full set, I could apply for a cheque for £60 cash back for any set of nappies over £85 (the option I went for) or I could have money off a nappy laundering service where people come and collect the dirty nappies, wash them and return them.
One more thing....in my last Bounty pack (once my daughter was born) there was an advert in the Bounty magazine for "Little Lamb" re-usable nappies. You just sent off your address and got a free nappy! I have to say of the three brands I tried, this seemed the best fit and the cosiest. Maybe they are still running this offer, and it would be worth checking websites of other companies to see if there is anything similar. Then you get a nappy or two free to try before you jump in. Even if they don't fit too well when s/he is newborn, you will at least get an idea of the work involved and if it's for you.
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