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15/07/2014 at 23:15
Their sale is on later this week, 20 nappies plus extras for £99. Originally it was bamboo nappies only, so I was going to buy 10 size 1s and 10 size 2s.
Now they have expanded to include cotton and microfibre, I'm not fussed about cotton as I've heard not great things, but the microfibre are so much more quick drying than the bamboo, so I was planning to get a few of them...so now I'm stuck.
The reason behind 10 of each size is so that I can try a few different brands, is this a good idea or should I just go for it and get 20 size 1s?
If I go for 10 of each size what split should I get on material? Bamboo is most absorbent but a few microfibre will be handy for quick drying.
Or should I just buy 10 of each size in bamboo and go for a different brand for microfibre?
So many questions, thanks in advance!
It is done, I have ordered cloth nappies!
I went for all bamboo in the end as there was just too much choice. 10 size 1s and 10 size 2s, with 3 size 1 wraps in bright unisex colours, and the same in size 2 wraps.
I also picked up two bright colour wet nappy bags, and two mesh laundry bags...all for £115...and free next day delivery!
I reckon I'll need 15-20 size 1s altogether, so planning to pick up some bamboozle stretchies, and a few tots bots easy fit OSFA all in ones, I'm also on the lookout for a couple of size 0 wraps.
Thank you all so much, I'd be lost without this place!
15/07/2014 at 23:19
To be honest you will get away with all microfibre in size 1 as baby won't wet that heavily until they are in size 2's. I'd avoid little lamb wraps however. Try tots bots, motherease etc
15/07/2014 at 23:34
I've heard about the wraps CK,but thanks for the info. You really think no bamboo until size 2, I thought microfibre didn't hold much?
16/07/2014 at 06:29
2 parters are different to all in ones though and absorb a lot more than just an insert. And with booster also they would be fine. Size 1's will only last a few months, esp ll bamboo they shrink a lot. I use all sorts and we have no problem with microfibre 2 parters yet and Matilda is almost 6m. Diff on a big baby too as you change less often but teenys are so unpredictable.
Do you have a tumble drier? Bamboo can dry quite hard if line dried but softens it up if they get the odd tumble. Microfibre good for staying fluffy, and very cute!
That said, I do love bamboo but it is a pain in the butt to dry unless you have a drier.
Whatever you choose will be fine and a damn site cuter than paper pants :-)
16/07/2014 at 07:08
See, S cold outwee a bamboo LL at three months! Definitely try a few different brands though so I wouldn't get 20 size 1s. I would get a mix of bamboo and microfibres in size 1 just in case you have a child like mine who wees like an elephant!
I found this website s few days ago that had some offers on totsbots and other brands that might be worth looking at (definitely recommend TB wraps and they have money off them on here) www.babybots.co.uk
16/07/2014 at 07:27
Outweeing a 2 parter at that age is impressive!
why not get 5 mf, 5 bamboo size 1's and the same again in size 2. Good mix and allows for a few others to.sneak in to try.
16/07/2014 at 08:06
We use LLs overnight, size 1 bamboos. I like them, although tots bots do btp bamboozles and they are good too, they are on offer in some Tesco stores just now for £35ish for five plus a wrap.
Two parters wouldn't be my first choice during the day, especially as they get bigger and move around more, you'd want nappy change to be as quick as possible. So not sure you'd want/need 20 2 partners if you'd use AIOs during the day. As CK says though bamboo takes an age to dry. I hang ours in the cupboard beside the hot water tank and the heat from that helps them dry in a day or two.
That said, the price for the 20 nappies is fab.
I've never tried mf or cotton nappies so can't comment on that.
16/07/2014 at 09:32
TB bamboozles work great for us - I'm off to Tesco!
16/07/2014 at 14:15
So much info, thank you ladies!
I think I will stick with the digital idea of 10 of each size. Would most of you agree 5 bamboo and 5 microfibre? Or shoul I maybe look at a 7/3 or 8/2 split, keeping the few bamboo for bedtime?
For the moment I'm not interested in all on ones, as the containment and reliability seems to be far better with two parters, from all I've heard. Once we are established then I may look in to all in ones to help H, or for nursery...no doubt I'll be back with more questions then.
I was planning to use the Nappy Lady wrap hire, a selection of 6 different wraps hired for £30 for as long as they are needed. Is this worth it or would you suggest just buying some?
16/07/2014 at 14:21
Thanks for the links also, if you search reusable nappies on the tesco website there are some good online deals for OSFA all in ones and also bamboozle stretch size 2s.
16/07/2014 at 22:01
I loved our LL bamboos in size 1 but have never got on with them in size 2. I also loved the LL wraps, SO much better than totsbots, I think so much depends on the baby and their length and build - R is long and skinny so LLs come up too short - he outgrew size 1s by 12lbs weight (even though they are meant to fit up to 18lbs) but the size 2s were way too big around the waist and he couldn't bend in the middle. Totsbots bamboozles stretchies are much slimmer fitting and my favourite 2-parters now.
I went 2-parters for exactly the same reasons as you, then was lured with the pretty tosbots easyfits ;) and we use easyfits all day now and bamboozles at night. Next baby will just have all in ones from the beginning I think, their containment is actually very good anyway although R has never been an overly exploding pooer!
16/07/2014 at 22:12
I only use those type of nappies at night as they're bulkier and trying to get a nappy and a wrap, correctly on a screaming, kicking newborn, would be hard work. Not to mention how disgusting newborn poo is on bamboo. They'll also outgrow size 1 very quickly, but you'll get more wear out of size 2s. LL do have offers on quite often, so don't panic buy. Their old wraps left nasty red marks on S's legs, but i know they were working on that problem.
16/07/2014 at 23:16
I bought my new ones about a year ago and those wraps were brilliant, but I bought some preloved size 2s with size 2 wraps and those wraps caused red marks on R's legs too, so I wonder if they were old ones?
16/07/2014 at 23:48
It's not a panic buy as such,but this particular deal is one that they don't run often I think...20 nappies with boosters (full choice of mix of sizes and materials), 20 fleece liners, 100 disposable liners, 6 wraps (full choice of colours and sizes), nappy bin, and tea tree oil...all for £99! I figure that if we don't get on with them resale should still be good, and if we do then I'll hang on to them for future babies.
As it is the new wraps I'll try them Mrs 50, and maybe buy one or two others just in case if/when I see a good deal.
I'm going 10 size 1 and 10 size 2s...can anyone advise of a good split for bamboo vs microfibre...possibly more microfibre in size 1 but more bamboo in size 2, to accommodate changes in wetting amount?
Thanks again everyone, the wealth of knowledge is fabulous!
17/07/2014 at 00:26
Definitely try those wraps to start with, more than enough (I only ever had 3 in circulation of any one size). I'm no help on the split though as I got all bamboo as it's most absorbent and I was paranoid about leaks. I would just be cautious of microfibre getting hot? Probably not a newborn problem as you'll be changing them so often anyway, but once they're a bit older I think they might get a little too warm - Ru only has 4 nappies a day now, so quite a while between changes.
That is a blimming good bargain! I'll highlight it to someone else!
17/07/2014 at 01:09
I'm thinking maybe microfibre heavy in size 1 but bamboo heavy in size 2...so many choices!!
17/07/2014 at 16:31
Woooo for cloth! LL bamboo were the first ones I ordered and I was so in love when they arrived - so soft and squishy!
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