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17/10/2013 at 09:39
I talked about using them with A and L, even bought a load of terry squares and a few pre loved nappies. But I have no idea where to start!
Please can someone give me a beginners guide?
Did you use cloth from the start? How do you know what brand and size will suit? How many do you need?
17/10/2013 at 09:52
Having not used them yet I'm probably not the best qualified to answer this however what I did find extremely helpful was going onto The Nappy Lady website and filling in her questionnaire. She gets back to in a day or two with what she recommends. I definitely what to go with cloth but am undecided about buying a full kit with one brand or a few different brands to see what suits. I assume newborns will go through 10-12 a day so I was thinking 20 with a wash every other day. The paper liners are highly recommended!
17/10/2013 at 09:56
I was going to recommend the nappy lady too, she sends you very detailed recommendations based on your priorities. We are starting with disposables for the early poos and also while I learn what I'm doing as to my shame I've never changed a nappy before yet! Then we're planning a move to cloth.
17/10/2013 at 10:10
Thanks ladies. Ill ask on her site tonight x
17/10/2013 at 10:33
I bought a few of lots of different types, mostly preloved or on offer. I've since sold a few that we couldn't get a good fit with and bought more of those that are working well. The Nappy Lady has lots of good info on the different types and I found joining a couple of the preloved sales groups on FB really good to watch and learn - 'Pre-loved Cloth nappies and accessories' is the one I've used most.
I used disposables for the first two weeks or so then spent another week or two transitioning to full time cloth. I have around 20 nappies for day time use and 6 Little Lamb Bamboo nappies with 3 wraps which we use at night. I wash them every other day.
17/10/2013 at 10:42
We started with disposables while we got to grips with having a baby!! We were also in and out of hospital for the first couple of weeks to they were easier. We still use disposables overnight as A wees A LOT!!
We have 15 preloved Motherease nappies, and 8 tots bots easyfit. We also have 2 spare Little Lamb nappies. WE used the Little Lamb bamboo nappies and wraps when he was little as we found the OSFA ones were too big at the beginning and we couldn't get a good fit.
We wash every other day, unless we have a lot of pooey nappies (like yesterday when we had 5!!) We also use Cheeky Wipes which are brilliant!!
17/10/2013 at 11:25
With Zoe she was in bumgenius pocket nappies from 8 weeks and then I added in some itti bitti d'lish and modern baby pop-ins. Orla has a drawer full of the above nappies but I have yet to use them. Life just seems a bit chaotic so I haven't quite got around to it.
Can definitely recommend cheeky wipes. Even without the cloth nappies this time around I am using them I am loving them and they are so so easy. Saved us a fortune.
17/10/2013 at 12:12
Never mimd the nappy lady you have me ;-)
Forget the terry squares - that's stone age stuff.
Are you wanting to save money? What drying facilities do you have? Were A&L heavy wetters?
17/10/2013 at 12:13
I'd avoid paper liners though, they're rotten.
17/10/2013 at 21:11
This was put together not long ago - mumdrum.com/.../top-tips-cloth-nappies.aspx
17/10/2013 at 21:22
Thank you all.
CK I hoped you'd reply!
A was ok but L was a heavy wetter, especially at night.
Yeah I'd like to save money.
I have a tumble drier, clothes horses and a line out side for drying.
17/10/2013 at 21:26
DS. That link was great thanks.
17/10/2013 at 21:53
I can meet up with you and show you some type etc if you want. Prob easier than explaining via chat. And wipes x
17/10/2013 at 22:14
Brilliant idea. Let me know when suits you. Tuesdays are probably best for me if that suits x
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