2 under 2 and using reusable nappies

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  1. MrsBandEgglet

    MrsBandEgglet Mummy to 3, expecting #4

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    I use disposables with Arf but I think I'd really like to use reusables with Pud but am a bit nervous that all the extra washing would be very difficult when having two such young ones. What do you reckon? Too much to take on? Should I maybe wait a few months and then move onto them? :shrug:
     
  2. peartree

    peartree Mummy to Pearette

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    I find less work with reusables actually - less trips to the bin, and faster clean ups due to no leakage. I do two loads of nappies per week with a LO. With a toddler, I imagine it'd be another load on top of that, since they don't go through as many nappies? 5 mins to chuck in machine, 10 mins to hang up, and 10 mins to put away. My machine broke down last week so I switched to disposables and I found it a lot harder, trying to get LO out of poo leaks on her clothes!
     
  3. binxyboo

    binxyboo Well-Known Member

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    if you already use them with one, I can't see that having another one in reusables as a huge problem.
    My friend had 2 in cloth at one time and she said it was minimal extra effort.
    Have you tried asking the same question in natural Parenting? I expect there are a few in there that have more than 1 in cloth.
     
  4. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I really don't think it's much if any more work. I will have 4 boys come June...3 of which are in sports so we are out running around just about every day of the week with that, 2 in school...and I'll be using cloth :) The only thing it really adds is 2-3 more loads of laundry a week which to me really isn't a huge deal. The changing and just day to day actually using them is no more work the only thing is the washing. But washing is really easy and I do so much laundry already an extra couple loads makes no difference haha. I used cloth with my youngest and at the time my older boys were 2.5 and 4.5. This time I'll have an 8yr old, 6yr old, almost 4 yr old and then newborn...I'm actually thinking it will be "harder" this time around just because of everything they are involved in now
     

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