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24/02/2010 at 14:19
04/03/2010 at 17:32
Hello, I used tots botts reusable nappies with my second baby having used disposable ones with my first.
I used disposables for the newborn mustard poo stage and then swapped over to washables in the day and pampers baby dry at night.
If you wait till baby is a few months old you only need to get one size in the washables rather than two.
I found the washables easy to use (once i had got used to them) and easy to keep up with washing of them - i only bought 14 nappies which meant i could wash every other day.
Got mine from a brilliant website called the nappy lady, and they taylor their advice to your needs depending on when you want to wash, how you can dry whats important to you etc. They sell all the major brands and even advised me to buy less than i had thought i would need. You fill in a questionaire and then an adviser calls you to discuss.
Hope it helps
07/03/2010 at 22:45
HI. I agree with pip. used washables with my youngest, and wished I had taken the plunge with the big two as they were surprisingly easy to use!
I too had enough to wash every other day, and used disposables at night. I started of with tommee tippee cotton bottoms (freebie when i did a magazine subscription) which i had to fold myself, then changed to tots bots (not sure which ones now) which were shaped like a nappy already. I also started using disposable nappy liners, but found a seller on ebay who stocked washable liners and wipes. Not as messy as it would sound by the way. My dp wasnt keen on it but I would highly recommend using washable nappies over disposables any day.
07/03/2010 at 23:05
I used old fashioned terry squares with pins and plastic pants for my eldest daughter.I had disposable liners and the used nappy went in a bucket of napisan till I had a load,about every two days.It was a bit of a hassle I used to have to run them through the machine twice,once to rinse,then to wash,then dry them.The plastic outer pants things you washed by hand.I kept the nappies folded ready to go,so they weren't too much hassle.You do quickly get used to all that though,and my baby never had nappy rash in all the time she wore them,unless I'd put a disposable on to go out.
I just switched my wipes to cheeky wipes,the reusable ones,which was much easier than I thought,so I'm now considering changing the nappies too,but I don't know which kind to buy.The terries I used to use made baby's bum huge,and there was the occasional leak cos the plastic had a hole,things like that put me off,as does the smelly nappy bucket,but I'm sure the new reusables are a lot easier to use.
08/03/2010 at 12:56
Hiya, just to follow on, the tots bots you dont need to soak in a bucket. I used the Bamboozal style as they were naturally antibacterial. and a standard 40 degree was was enough
They just popperd(?) together, really easy and flushable liners.
Again no nappy rash unless in a disposable during the day.
They do make the bum a bit bulky but not too much and i never had a prob getting clothes to fit over them.
Also my daughter was potty trained by 18 months - by her choice! whether that was because she could tell when she was wet i dont know but seems to be logical.
08/03/2010 at 22:15
My daughter who had the terries was also trained at 18 months,I think you're right,they feel it more,they're more aware of what they're doing.
12/03/2010 at 00:01
I used Kushies Ultra for my eldest 2, not tried youngest yet as not had the washer free from catching up with poorly children yet,but have had the same sets for all 3 and still like brand new!
At one stage both my older daughters were in them at the same time but only had 1 wash a day. Dd2 developed bad nappy rash and thrush when 4mth old after wearing disposables continuously for 10 days (husband and mil will not even try to use them despite them fastening exactly the same way as disposables and being left ready for use!) I've always used pampers baby dry over night and never had a baby younger than 10wks in reusables as couldn't lift the nappy bucket after c sections until then but have had more leaks from them growing out of disposable sizes than from the reusables.
my eldest daughter potty trained at 19mths in 2 wks at her request and dd2 was trained by 22mths. I've always used disposables when out of the house but have recently acquired a waterproof nappy sack for used reusables and am planning on trying it out. Personally I find reusables much easier and like to be able to close my wheelie bin lid and it not stink of nappies!
I use flushable wipes and find they are also great for toddler potty training accidents, 3x size of normal toddler wipes. There is a great site that sellsthem and other PHP products but can't think of the name.
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