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28/04/2013 at 08:12
We are going cloth! A few reasons- nappies here cost a fortune and M gets through so many, they smell more chemically than the ones at home and his poor bottom is always red, no matter what we use to help it! But I don't know where to start! there are so many options. What do you use and why? Sell your cloth nappies to me please ladies!
28/04/2013 at 08:25
Can't make any recommendations as we obviously aren't using ours yet but I'm only getting two or three of any one type at most to start with until we find out what works for us. I've got a range already (Little Lambs, cheapies, Ones and Twos) and my wish list to get before baby arrives is Bumgenius, Tots Bots Easyfits and Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretchies, Itti Bitti Tutto and Close Pop In. I'm going for the birth to potty type to start with so I get maximum use out of them as they will only be used for one baby.
28/04/2013 at 08:35
I won't be able to do that margot, although ideal! We have to order them to pick up when we are back in June. It is so hard to get cloth nappies out here! I do want the birth to potty sizes just for value for money.
Have some bamboo and wraps as a fail safe if you're going out and do t want leaks/for night time use. I have little lamb, lollipop (which are the same as little lamb but Hal the price, and tots bots bamboozle. The tots bots are birth to potty size so slightly bulkier on a teeny baby but save you buying the next size when he outgrows sized bamboo (about 16-20lb). If using at night you will need an extra bamboo booster as well as the one supplied with it. Just means can leave it longer. The actual nappy change as you would a disposable me but the wrap can be wiped down and reused for 4-5 nappy changes. You will also need fleece liners as the nappy itself gets wet as its ALL absorbant, so the fleece is a stay dry layer
For daytime use and convenience I love tots bots easy fits. They dry so so quick and all the stuffing is attached. I also rate bumgenius freetime. I have some pocket nappies (tiny nippers, little lamb osfa) which are good but they only come in poppers and I prefer velcro for a better fit. Thy are still good though and woukdnt discount them cos of it.
You will need a wet bag/bucket, paper or fleece liners (i use both simultaneously) and some extra boosters in case the nappies aren't absorbant enough.
Fb me if you ever have any qq x
28/04/2013 at 08:37
MS- M isn't teeny so we won't have that problem Thank you for info. Will look into the tots bots this afternoon.
28/04/2013 at 08:38
Oh and they're all birth to potty apart from the lollipop and little lamb bamboo. But the lollipop are that good value I wouldn't worry about it!
28/04/2013 at 09:23
Another rec for tots bots. I bought the starter kit from the baby show (bucket, 15 easy fits for daytime, 5 bamboozles for night, a few boosters and fleece liners and 2 wraps). The easy fits drove me mad with leaks at first but I think his legs were just too skinny, they never leak now and the bamboozles are just indestructible!
28/04/2013 at 09:32
Bumgenius Freetimes! No stuffing, yay! Just wash, dry and go. The simplest ones I have tried. We don't have a tumble dryer but they dry quite quickly (I'm sure even quicker in Dubai heat) and are fairly absorbent too.
28/04/2013 at 09:35
For night time, I'd get some TotsBots bamboozle stretch in size 2 with some TotsBots wraps. They should last for a good long time. I have eight night nappies.
In the day we mainly use TotsBots easyfits, tiny nippers pockets and Mio Solo. Mio Solo are my favourite at the moment, I really rate them. Plus they're bigger than the easyfits (but still popper small) so will last longer.
You'll also want some boosters for extra absorbency - bamboo ones are good. I use ones from LittleLamb mostly. And fleece or disposable liners. The fleece liners are better for getting rid of redness/nappy rash.
28/04/2013 at 09:40
Second mio solo. Theyre slightly bulkier than easyfits but are good
28/04/2013 at 09:44
Bumgenius here. My eldest is still in hers overnight at 3 and we've used them since she was 4 weeks. They've not been as good with my youngest, as she's a heavier wetter, but adding boosters seem to be solving the problem. I'm waiting on some freetime to arrive to see if they fit her better,
28/04/2013 at 10:26
Thanks all. Will 20 nappies be enough?
28/04/2013 at 10:35
Get 5 bamboo for night and yeah that should be plenty
28/04/2013 at 11:04
20 will be fine. You could get away with 3 for overnight, as you'd wash every 2 to 3 days anyway. It's a shame you've just missed real nappy week as I got quite a few bargains.
28/04/2013 at 11:21
LWO- a few places have extended their deals on nappy week bargains.
Going to go for these I think... www.littlelambnappies.com/.../original-cotton-nappy-kit-20-for-99-quid
28/04/2013 at 15:46
That's good to hear. I looked at that little lamb offer and very nearly got some for that price, but decided that I really wouldn't be fussed with using 2 parters during the day. To save even more cash, as you're ordering them to home, could you get family to order them for you and then claim money back on a council scheme? We get £25, per child, for spending over £50 on nappies and accessories.
28/04/2013 at 16:00
We have combination of bambino mio (2parters) and cheapie eBay pocket nappies. We use 2 parters 85% of the time as they are bomb proof :-)
28/04/2013 at 16:52
WS - do you realise those are sized and you might need to buy more?
Is M a heavy wetter? 2 parters are def more reliable but a lot more bulky esp Littlelambs x
28/04/2013 at 16:54
Www.babykind.co.uk and www.thenappylady.co.uk are good sites for advice and information
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