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18/05/2013 at 16:47
I've just tried Annie in her first cloth nappy. It's a pocket one with poppers, from 3-16kgs. It looks big round the leg, there's a slight gap. How tight do they have to be? I've followed the instructions on how to do the poppers up and te nappy is as small as it can go. I think she's around 5.5kg/12lbs.
18/05/2013 at 17:47
Hi, there shouldnt be any gap as that is wherw it will leak. What type is it?
18/05/2013 at 18:02
Has she got quite skinny thighs? If so, they will fit better once she chunks up a bit :-). This is the 1 problem with pocket nappies.
18/05/2013 at 18:03
It's a Hippybottomus one, I think it's microfibre, is that what you mean by type? It's not a huge gap but I can get my finger in it and it doesn't feel very tight when I do that.
18/05/2013 at 18:05
Sorry cross posted HF. I'm not sure if her thighs are skinny or not really, they have a fair amount of chub but aren't huge
why do pocket nappies do this then? How big does she need to be??
18/05/2013 at 21:49
I can't advise on that particular make, but we had this problem with S, who is actually a chunky baby, but for some reason the nappies gaped on one side and always leaked there. We've been boosting them and for some reason, over the past few weeks we've not had the problem any more, so I think she has literally grown into them. Although they have a recommended weight, the fit is more to do with body shape than weight, which is why some types suit some babies better than others. I know this is true as I never had the gaping problem with my 1st, who was always a tiny baby and they're the same make of nappy. See how you go. If they don't leak, it won't be a problem. If they do, try putting some extra boosters in which my fill them out a bit.
18/05/2013 at 22:37
A tip is to tighten and fasten whilst their legs are down straight. If they are up bent once they're down their is a gape
19/05/2013 at 06:55
Thanks LWO and Missus. I will play around with one again today, maybe I didn't have it in the correct position before fastening it...or maybe she does have slim legs at the moment. I changed her after 2.5 hours yesterday as she's pooed and I noticed it was wet too but nothing had leaked so that must be a good sign?
19/05/2013 at 14:49
Can you get the poppers to cross over at the front, pulling it in tighter? We've had this issue with A a couple of times, although can't comment on that brand.
19/05/2013 at 15:05
The situation seems to have resolved itself. The nappy lasted fine for nearly five hours today.
Another stupid question - the nappy bin STINKS and all that's in there is two wet nappies and a dirty one that I only just put in. Is it the plastic of the bin that's making it smell? It makes me gag! I've heard about putting tea tree oil or similar on a sanitary pad and sticking it to the lid but need to buy some first.
19/05/2013 at 15:59
Sorry, never got to back to you, if its not leaking, then its probably fine. Hurrah :-). I put a drop of tea tree oil direct into the nappy bin, then pop mesh thingy in ....
19/05/2013 at 22:42
I just use the mesh bag in mine and never put anything in and it only stinks when I lift the lid to put stuff in and then it's not bad. I can never smell it with the lid on. Not sure if it makes a difference, but A is breastfed and so her poo doesn't have a bad whiff. Tea tree is supposed to be good though
20/05/2013 at 13:32
5 hours is great! Wish I could get that long out of them.
I think I'm different to everyone else, in that I can't stand the thought of a bin full of poo and wee, so I swill out the nappies in the bathroom sink before putting them into the bucket. (Obviously then give the sink a good clean and squirt with anti-bac spray!) That way I've never had any problems with them smelling in the bucket or the wash etc.
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