From disposable to cloth?

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  1. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    Now my daughter is on solids i was thinking about perhaps changing from disposable nappies to cloth ones for around the house. I was wondering if anyone had converted at this stage and how it went? Anyone who uses cloth nappies how do you get on? How many do think i'd need to get? I'm just not sure if it's a bit late now on the money saving front given my girl is now 6 months and i should just carry on with disposables. So anyone converted? Any cloth bum mummies any advice/ tips, best brand you've discovered etc. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Pyrrhic

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    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    thanks, that's really indepth!

    cloth nappies just seem to be such a minefield! i don't even know where to begin :dohh:

    may i ask how many cloth nappies have you got?
     
  4. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I switched when Hayden was about 2mo to part time cloth then at 4mo full time cloth, so he wasn't much younger. I would do it if I were you, cloth is addictive like the PP said though lol. I really have way more than I need at about 70+ diapers and ordering more. I love cloth, I wish I had done it with my other 2 but too late for that.
     
  5. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    I love them too! I even like washing them!

    We use bumgenius and really like them. Not up to solids but it can only be easier. We have 15 which is generous enough to allow a wash every other day though sometimes I can squeeze a third day out of them. I got a recommendation from thenappylady.co.uk.
     
  6. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    I don't actually have that many.

    8 x smart nappy inner and 4 x outers
    2 x blueberrys
    3 x tots bots bamboozles


    I do a wash every other day. I feel I need a lot more though :lol: I love them.

    I remember thinking cloth nappies were a complete minefield. I had no idea between cloth, reusable, two piece, one piece, one size, etc.

    If you have any questions, fire away!
     
  7. lillysmum

    lillysmum Mum of 2 cheeky monkeys

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    i switched lilly to reusable/cloth nappies at the weaning stage as i had a chat with another mum at a baby group who used them, after speaking to her i understood a lot more about the nappies how to use them and how often they needed washed etc, you will definitely still save money if you switch now.

    I started by buying 1 days supply then once i was happy with them bought another 2 days supply, i love my tots bots bamboozles, even though they are the first and only brand i have tried i love them because they are shaped, for their ease of use and washing and for the fact that if you buy the size 2 popper variety they will fit your baby from 10lbs right up til potty training - saving you even more money!!
     
  8. lillysmum

    lillysmum Mum of 2 cheeky monkeys

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    have a look at this website they tell you about all the things you need for each nappy etc and are pretty reasonably priced, plus they do trial packs:-

    www.babykind.co.uk
     
  9. alice&bump

    alice&bump mummy to katie

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    i've got bambino mio's which i love! i dont have enough for this stage, the small ones go up to 16lb and i've put off buying more cos she'll be in the bigger ones soon (just my luck she stopped puting on weight!). i've got a million thousand of the size 2 ready tho!

    i know in rafwife's review she said she prefered the all in ones, but i find it so easy to fold them up, there's 3 diff ways you can do them - i alway choose the one for big wees! they're dead simple to wash and dry really really quickly cos they're dead thin!
     
  10. Pyrrhic

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    You should write a review hun. I know a lot of people prefer the two piece ones as they can basically fold them to size :)

    lilbump, I would recommended narrowing it down to a few choices, and getting a couple of trial packs and see how you get on with them before you buy. The Mios and he Tots Bots have won lots of awards are are good nappies to try.

    I love having different nappies in my "stash" though, so you could always have a good selection :)
     
  11. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    Ok ladies, i'm confused :dohh: I'm too tired to think straight now and i'll probably come back in the morning and be thinkin i'm a morron!

    So i've just come across these http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Babies-R-Us/Bathing/Nappies/Bambino-Mio-Prefold-Nappy-Size-2-6-Pack(0035371)
    Now is it just me or are these a good buy? Or am i missing something important? I see we need to get covers from the item description and Raf's review ...

    so i figure i'll need to get this too http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Babies-R-Us/Bathing/Nappies/Bambino-Mio-Miosoft-Nappy-Cover-Medium(0022101)


    ahh actually.... is it because you only get one of the nappy covers for £10 is that why it seems so cheap? Ooo i'm all confused :dohh:
     
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    Can you repost the links hun, they aren't working :)
     
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    that seemed to work :happydance:
     
  15. elm

    elm Mama

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    We are about to move and so we'll have a washing machine so we'll be able to have cloth nappies :happydance: - I'm reading this thread getting all excited (and confused at all the options!), great reviews rafwife :)

    x
     
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    Yep, you'll need to get the covers, as well as the 6 pack. :)

    These diagrams might help:

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    The picture they've shown though isn't what the prefold looks like, it's a fully made up nappy which is a big misleading.

    The prefolds come like this usually:

    http://www.kiddicare.com/webapp/wcs...layA_425+110_10751_-1_14552_12188_10001_14552
     
  17. jenstar

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    lil bump I would recommend going on the nappy lady website, they ask you different questions then work out what brand will suit you best.

    I am changing my reusables soon because I want slimmer fitting ones, a lot of them are cute but bulky. If I was you I would just buy a few nappies/ wraps to start with then if you are definitely going ahead with them get the nappy pail etc etc afterwards.

    It is cheaper if you buy the nappies you need with plain white covers.................... the cute coloured wraps are difficult to resist though, so that's where I spend more money than I have to.
     
  18. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    Thanks ladies you're bein super and thankyou for putting up with me! I'm figuring that cloth nappies are one of those things that seems uber confusing but once you've got the hang of it it's simple?

    Have you ladies checked if you have an incentive scheme running in your area? I found this list on one of the previous mentioned sites that covers the country

    http://www.babykind.co.uk/incentiveschemes.htm
     
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    Yep, I felt it was really confusing before I got some then it seemed so simple.

    Definitly recommended a couple of trial packs before committing to buy one brand. Mothercare do lots of different brands of trial packs :)
     
  20. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    Right okay, so i managed to have a sneaky peak at an already open packet (thankyou nice stranger who ripped it open :lol:) of tot's bot's - they make much more sense now! If i've got this right, there's a fleecey nappy (just the same layout as a normal disposable really) that i presume absorbs the moisture which is why you get a seperate waterproof cover. I don't quite get the folding bit with the lining paper tho. You'll need more of the fleece nappies than the waterproof covers because you'll change the fleece each time? I'm presuming you can get the waterproof covers in different patterns, seems a waste to get bright coloured fleece nappies and then put a white cover over!

    They also had some Mio packs there but they were all security sealed so i couldn't investigate.

    Do you have to use that brands nappy liner or are liners pretty universal? (unsure if they're shaped or just on a roll if you will)

    I'm sorry you must think i'm such a :dohh:!! Thankyou for being patient :hug:
     

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