White boring nappies or patterns??

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  1. joeyjo

    joeyjo Mum to 2boys, growing #3

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    So my son is loving his cloth nappies and I am really happy with the basic supply we have - Little Lamb : boring, plain white but kinda cute & they do the job well and are under his clothes so it doesn't matter...

    BUT I bought some funky wraps and pocket nappies too ....

    the wraps are OK - its too hot for the fleece ones and the others are too big but I can see them working with a T shirt and getting shown off - although it will probably be too cold then!!

    /But the fancy nappies - again I put them on with a T but they don't seem as good as the little lambs, need changing really quick and then you can guarantee the other clean options won't match his T - I do like things to match... Also its a shame to hide them when he needs warmer clothes!

    Think I've decided to stick with white in future... anybody else?
     
  2. saraendepity

    saraendepity Daisy's Mummy and TTC!

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    i'm a bit of both kinda gal!! i love the simplicity and crispness of a white terry!! think they look soo cute but then i get totally carried away with prints and colours to match pretty dresses / tee's and huggalugs or babylegs!!! i tend to keep my 'boring' white ones and terry's for when i've got none left clean (if i havent bothered to wash for 2 days!! lol ) or if i fancy a change etc!!! most of the time i use the pretty colours/patterns etc as i love to team them up with matching/contrasting tees etc!!

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  3. joeyjo

    joeyjo Mum to 2boys, growing #3

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    See I think I'd get more use out of coloured nappies on a girl coz they can go under dresses etc and still get seen whereas with a boy its only really with T-shirts that they "make sense"
     
  4. saraendepity

    saraendepity Daisy's Mummy and TTC!

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    yeah i get you on that front...have you got any babylegs ??? look uber cute and you can get some lush boyish designs!!!
     
  5. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    I pretty much have all fun colors and patterns :D

    I buy happy heiny pockets and BG pockets, they both work equally as well and I havent had any probs with leaking or blowouts. I also have some bumkins AIO's which I like, but I like the pocket diapers better.
     
  6. lauriech

    lauriech Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with you, out of all the nappies I have now, my white BG V3 (which looks very boring and simple) works the best on my Little Man! :dohh: and then when you want to show off a fancy one with a nice t-shirt, guarantee it'll leak!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But I have mainly fancy coloured patterned nappies...I'm actually thinking of going for more simple ones from now on...bloody leaks! :dohh:
     
  7. kirsten1985

    kirsten1985 Guest

    I started out with loads of Little Lambs, I have since bought a blueberry, a few fuzzi bunz and a few funky coloured wraps as well. I kind of prefer using my Lambs, as I am used to them, they don't leak and they are usually under clothes anyway. I think maybe in summer, with less clothes on, nicely coloured/patterned ones are best, but in winter I would stick to plain. I was quite happy with my plain nappies 'til I started coming on here, I try my best to stay away so I don't see other peoples pretty nappies and end up buying more!
     
  8. cyclura

    cyclura Mother and expecting

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    Same here, most of mine are plain white prefolds with plain white PUL cotton bottom wraps, I have a few pretty ones but I prefer the plain ones for their containment
     
  9. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    mine are all coloured funky patterns ones, but i started late with maddi, for baby number 2 i will def do both as i adore new borns/babies in gorgeous crisp white nappies :cloud9:
     
  10. Plumfairy

    Plumfairy Mum-mum-mum-mum

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    We do abit of both :D Like you say though, its getting cooler now so cant show the fancy ones off anyway :dohh:
     
  11. lauriech

    lauriech Well-Known Member

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    I think there should be more about simple/white/possibly cheap nappies on here as in general. Afterall, this is a natural parenting section, not who can spend the most money/have the bext dressed baby area (sorry if I offend anyone :blush:).

    Does anyone agree or am I on my own here? Don't get me wrong, I love ALL my fancy nappies but the simple ones work best :D

    xxx
     
  12. kirsten1985

    kirsten1985 Guest

    I totally agree, I think the point of reusable nappies is to help the environment and cos they're nice for baby and more cost effective. I love all the fancy colours and would like to have more pretty ones but I am more than happy with all my plain nappies, and I like to think I am saving money etc etc. I would also love there to be more natural stuff in this forum apart from nappies!

    Also, very sorry if I offend people, I know this is likely :blush:

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  13. lauriech

    lauriech Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking the same thing tbh...I'd love suggestions about what I could do that is natural/eco friendly! Don't get me wrong, I'm no crunchy mummy but this is the natural parenting section!

    Any suggestions?

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  14. joeyjo

    joeyjo Mum to 2boys, growing #3

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    I agree too - I love my little lambs they work really well, don't leak - I've had more leaks from my pockets - and are relatively cheap - I got 20 of the size1, 30 boosters, 20 fleece liners, 100 disposable liners and 10wraps for £135 brand new. Wash well so far and dry within 24hours on the airer - often quicker.
     
  15. lauriech

    lauriech Well-Known Member

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    I think more should be more on here about how good these type of nappies are! Sounds like a fab deal at £135 too hun :D

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  16. kirsten1985

    kirsten1985 Guest

    £135 is good, I got 20 size one nappies, 20 size two nappies, 40 fleece liners, 40 bamboo liners, 20 wraps, 1000 paper liners and two nappy buckets for £280 from Little Lamb. I think they're great, never leaked, only prob I have is that 'cos they're bamboo they take a little longer to dry. But as I have so many I never run out. :)
     
  17. lauriech

    lauriech Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to look into some simple fitteds! :D

    How often do you girls change your wraps? Every change or just when soiled?

    How often do you change your nappies?

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  18. joeyjo

    joeyjo Mum to 2boys, growing #3

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    I change the nappies about every 3 hours - when I feed - although they have gone longer without leaks. I only change the wrap when its soiled or if the nappy was very wet. I usually use 1 or 2 wraps in a day and 6 nappies. I use a disposable when he goes to bed but put a washable on if he needs changing after 4am.
     
  19. kirsten1985

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    I change Freya's nappy about every 2 hours (if just wet), I don't know if they last longer than this as have never tried it.

    I nearly always change the wrap as well, they say you don't have to, but I like to. I have half the amount of wraps to napppies but they dry nearly instantly so there's always plenty. :thumbup:
     
  20. lauriech

    lauriech Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls! Reason I asked about your changing habits is because I am having real problems with leaks but I currently use AIO's and pockets.

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