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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 12:22 PM   1
twinkle93
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Cloth nappies


Iíve been wasting my first trimester away with research to keep me busy. Just took a little look into cloth nappies 😳 I cant get my head around it whatsoever. All of these different materials theyíre made out of etc. My goodness. Itís 7 years since my last baby so Iím abit behind on the times. Can anyone shed any light? I donít think Iíd remember to wash and dry them enough and probably run out all of the time but itís with a thought



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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 13:18 PM   2
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I have two dozen for each of my diapered children, they're cotton, and I generally only use covers if they're going out, or occasionally I'll use disposable. I never use special soaps, regular detergent works great. There are lots of fancy things but I found the regular cotton to be best. There are a couple sites I check out but mainly purchase from one.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 14:22 PM   3
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We use all in ones for the day like bambino mio solo. They're not cheap but are super cute and easier imo.
At night we use flat nappies with a booster (Not needed for new born) and a cover. Love Blueberry one size coveralls.
We also have some charlie banana one size nappies but they come up really small so didn't last my gigantic toddlers, and stuffing them I found annoying.
Would definitely recommend bambino mio solo. I'm sure you could buy packs 🙃



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 14:58 PM   4
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We love cloth nappies and they are so easy these days, almost the same as disposables.
All in ones (aio) are easiest for the day time, you donít need to add anything to them just use in the same way as you would a disposable. We like mio solos, totsbots and close pop ins.
Pocket nappies or nappies with snap in inserts are also good for the daytime. They have an outer shell with a pocket you put flat inserts into or a shell that you snap inserts into. Baba and boo pockets or Milovia are good. Some bumgenius pockets are supposed to be good but I havenít used them. Totsbots peenuts and bambooty basics both have a snap in insert and we live both of them.
Two parters like totsbots bamboozle stretch, little lamb or motherease are brilliant for night time, put on like a disposable and then put a waterproof outer on top.
Prefolds or flat nappies are cheap and easy to use as well just pop a waterproof wrap over the top.

There are lots of good Facebook groups if youíre interested as well. I hate that when we use disposables they are all still going to be there sat in a landfill when our great great great great grandchildren are around. Although that said we do always have a pack of disposables in for emergencies.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2018, 02:47 AM   5
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I think my mind will still be boggled until I see and buy them to understand but Iím writing all of this down 👍🏻 Thanks ladies, I will take your advice and suggestions on board x



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Old Aug 14th, 2018, 15:44 PM   6
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I've used the BumGenius All-in-Ones and I liked them. You stuffed a larger insert in a pocket and could add a smaller insert if needed. Snaps on the front allowed you to adjust the size according to the child (newborns obviously need a smaller diaper than a toddler) and I got the hook & loop fasteners (fancy name for Velcro) because the snap closures never fit my kids right.

I used those for going to town, traveling, if I had a babysitter, etc. because they are very similar in style to disposables so they can be quicker to change and not as intimidating to use for a cloth diaper newbie.

For regular, at-home-use, I've used pre-fold diaper with Snappy fasteners and some off-brand covers my SIL gave me eons ago. They wore out finally (I was the 3rd mom to use the covers) so I bought new ones from rumparooz. I haven't been able to use them yet but I'm hoping to start using them soon. All of my pre-folds are cotton and if I can find organic cotton ones, I get those. I think my current stash is from Daisy or something like that? I can't remember but I ordered them on Amazon.

For diaper care, I keep a small bucket with a latching lid in my bathroom and when I'm done rinsing the diaper in the toilet, I toss it in the bucket. I would wash diapers every other day or so and I used homemade laundry soap (borax, washing soda, Fels Naphtha soap) or Tide Free & Clear laundry soap on them. When I washed them, I just set the washer to do a spin cycle to spin out any excess water, wash, and end with 2 rinses to make sure all the soap was out. Tumble drying can be hard on the covers and the sun is a great sanitizer/bleaching agent so I hang dry my diapers outdoors in the summer. In the winter, I hang dry them on expandable racks.

Cloth diapering can be intimidating but once you start, it isn't long before it becomes routine.



 
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