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Subject:New to community, new to nappies, in fact I'm knew to all this baby stuff!
Time:03:05 pm
Hello ladies... I've just joined you today after purchasing my first cloth nappies. Oh and I've never changed a nappy before in my whole life... That's about to change though, I'm expecting my first baby (aka Lentil) on 22nd January, so not long to go now.

I've been considering cloth for a long time, my husband thinks its a great way to save money, and when I looked at the all in ones, they don't look anymore difficult to use than disposables. Today is the first day of my maternity leave and I celebrated by making my first order, one Pop-in bamboo and one Pop-in Dream Dri. I've also sent off for my local council scheme and the trial pack they send out contains 1 motherease onesize nappy with snap in booster kit, 1 bamboo little lamb, 1 prefold, one little lamb wrap and one motherease wrap, all this comes with a pack of liners and information about how to wash and use nappies and a bucket to store your dirty nappies in.

I've got a few packs of disposables in, because I had loads of vouchers in my Bounty packs etc. These should last me the first week or so, and by then I'm hoping to have made a decision about which cloth ones I'm going to use.

Any advice for a first timer? Do I need to wash the nappies before first use? How many times? Can I use my normal washing powder? (Fairy non-bio loose powder and comfort pure fabric softener)

Thank you!!!
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laymon
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Time:2011-01-10 05:13 pm (UTC)
That depends whether you get addicted or not...lol

I've spent waaaay too much on cloth nappies and then I ventured into the wool zone O_O
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muffetly
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Time:2011-01-10 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wool? Wouldn't that get all heavy and saggy? I'm already a keen knitter... in fact I spent all afternoon knitting a tiny pair of fluffy boots.
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laymon
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Time:2011-01-10 05:19 pm (UTC)
You use wool as a cover. It's amazing for overnight...I never managed to get my first daughter into cloth nappies overnight because she was a really heavy wetter and I just didn't trust wool to keep her dry. When I got to my second I decided to try it and it's amazing! I've been addicted ever since.

Our latest wool addition (obviously they can be worn as clothing, or pajama bottoms.
P1000703
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lavendersblue
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Time:2011-01-11 11:04 am (UTC)
Them longies are *lush*
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laymon
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Time:2011-01-11 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you, they're tempestuous poppet longies ;)
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janevok
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Time:2011-01-11 03:12 pm (UTC)
oh my, those longies are just gorgeous! I make our daughters soakers and longies out of fleece but wool is something i've never been brave enough to try - knitting and i never got along that well.
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goaskyourmother
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Time:2011-01-10 07:20 pm (UTC)
If you are on Ravelry you'll find lots of patterns, join the group 'Soaker and Longies'.
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janevok
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Time:2011-01-11 03:13 pm (UTC)
never heard of Ravelry - I'll be joining that - thank you!
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