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21/04/2013 at 22:25
I'm always asked this. I'd love to say I'm trying to save the planet but I'd be lying.
My main reason is because I absolutely cannot stand sanitary towels, they feel awful and I can only imagine how a nappy would feel similar if not worse. I know if I had a choice of sitting in a disposable nappy or a nice fleecy cloth it would be an easy decision.
The fact that they are so cute is a very close second.
So, fellow cloth mamas, what's your main reason for choosing cloth?
21/04/2013 at 22:44
Ew never thought of the sanitary pads. Because they will save us money, and secondly look bootiful. I never have to worry about running out of nappies
21/04/2013 at 22:49
I've never thought about the sanitary towel analogy, but I totally agree!
Originally we chose to use cloth as we wanted to save money in the long run. After C was born, we did use disposables for a while and I was disgusted by how bad they smelt after just a wee and how many we seemed to get through - I seemed to be constantly filling the bin. We'd already bought the real nappies and I was glad to change to them, and we've never looked back. C has never had any nappy rash. I also like the appearance of them and love seeing them drying on the line in the summer or lined up on the radiators. Oh, and they hold exploda poo far better than a disposable when it always seems to work its way out of the leg and up the back. Yuck!
21/04/2013 at 22:51
Thinking about the chemicals in sposies makes me really uncomfortable. I don't want those against my baby's skin. And you're right about sanitary pads, they're not comfortable so I can't imagine nappies are either.
The cost saving is a benefit, though I'm not sure I'll really see that unless I get to reuse for another baby.
And they are just so cute! I love my cloth!
21/04/2013 at 22:56
I absolutely hated having to wear a pad after he was born, makes me itchy just thinking about it! Vile things.
21/04/2013 at 23:01
My AF just returned. Eurgh. I'm going to have a go at making myself some reusable pads! I want a soft fleecy bum too!
22/04/2013 at 07:09
For me it was the thought of unnecessary chemicals next to my babies skin, but equally because they just look so darn cute.
22/04/2013 at 07:22
Haven't used them yet but planning to because of the cost saving and because they are so cute!
22/04/2013 at 07:40
For me it was the cost of disposables the fact they are full if chemicals and like the others have said cloth is SO cute. I love my cloth nappies and will be sad when I don't use them anymore, only got about another year left but have been using them since 2009 :-)
22/04/2013 at 08:01
For me it was the environmental impact of disposables. I saw something about the amount of landfill they produce when I was about 15, and decided there and then that I would use cloth nappies in the future.
I also hate the thought of all those chemicals next to E's skin. And sposies smell funky too. Plus massive squidgy cloth bums are so cute!
For those interested in CSP (cloth sanitary protection), have a look on Wee Notions - they do really pretty ones. I keep meaning to get some to try, but haven't yet.
22/04/2013 at 10:07
I don't actually know. People talked about them on here but I thought all the talk of wraps and two-parters and inserts was all just terribly confusing. I suppose I did want to 'save the planet' plus save money and not have chemicals on A's skin. Gave them a go and found they were easier than I thought so stuck with them! We only use disposables at night now which is a compromise we are happy with.
22/04/2013 at 10:09
Saisi just out if interest - why do you use disposables at night? If I were to choose between night and day I'd definitely use cloth at night purely because I'm lazy and I've nappy lasts the whole night.
22/04/2013 at 11:34
We use the baby-dry ones and they do last all night - *disgusting alert* I sometimes touch them in the mornings to check and they feel absolutely dry, but you can tell he's done a lot of weeing as they're very heavy. I am a lazy lazy mummy and don't want to use two-parter nappies and almost everyone seems to say that AIOs won't last the night. I change the reusables every 4 hours or so in the daytime so I know they won't anyway.
22/04/2013 at 11:59
Imn with hatrick, night nappies are the best bit a few bamboo and a wrap and you're sorted for 12 hours!
22/04/2013 at 12:56
Originally it was nasty chemical nappies and cost saving- my council did a cashback scheme and my sister used to work for environment agency and the landfill/nappies issue was shocking. P.s. I used washable breast pads too. Oh and washable sanitary towels from honour your flow
22/04/2013 at 13:06
ah i'm the only smart ar$e that came in just to say to stop sh*t getting everywhere.
Sorry Hatters...as you were ladies!! :)
22/04/2013 at 15:20
The environmental factor was quite a big pull for me and the thought of the bin filling up so quickly, followed closely by the cost saving an it was only later I thought about chemicals. the fluffyness and patterns are a bonus!
saisi i use an aio at nihght sometimes and it holds fine maybe E isn't a particular heavy wetter.
22/04/2013 at 15:39
Yet to use cloth nappies but im planning too..have got quite a stash over the last few weeks...
For me its a number of factors..the environmental aspect...the saving (if i stop being tempted by all the cute nappies!) and the nastiness of disposables....
22/04/2013 at 15:55
Willow I might give it a go later, but my AIOs have only been through the wash a few times (certainly not the recommended 10 times yet) so aren't absorbent enough. A is always eating and weeing too, the little monley!
22/04/2013 at 21:30
For me its the environment factor. I actually work in the zero waste team for our local council, so I kind of had to!! And they are so cute!!
Willow - we can't get cloth to last all night - we,ve tried Little Lamb AIOs, Bamboo,microfibre, tots bots. Angus wees loads - his nappies are always saturated! We're using sposies at night too.
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