?

Log in

[icon] New to community, new to nappies, in fact I'm knew to all this baby stuff! - cloth_nappies
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:The Nappy Lady. Real Nappy.

Security:
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!!!
comments: Leave a comment Previous Entry Share Next Entry


muffetly
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-01-10 05:14 pm (UTC)
The only problem is that they come in different sizes... that sounds like it would be expensive if you had to replace all your nappies every year. The Pop In's I bought (which a friend swears by) are birth to potty ones, so should last the whole time.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


goaskyourmother
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-01-10 07:18 pm (UTC)
Everyone has different preferences. I started with a prefold BTP pack with #1, HATED it and went to disposables. Used mostly fitteds with #2 and pockets with #3
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


mybabythomas
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-01-10 09:28 pm (UTC)
A birth-to-potty nappy won't necessarily fit the child for as long as 2 sized nappies though, that's the down side of them, they can be rather bulky on a newborn and rather tight on a toddler.

I use mostly Little Lambs / Tots Bots bamboozles on my daughter, she wore size 1 until she was 6 months old and she has been in size 2 ever since, they are very adjustable as she is 3 years old now and still fits into the same size 2 nappies that she was wearing at 6 months.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


lavendersblue
Link:(Link)
Time:2011-01-11 11:04 am (UTC)
90% of my stash is btp pockets. However, if you go the sized route...nappies often have great re-sale value so you can often fund next size up partially by selling the smaller size. I started with btp with dd as i knew i wanted another baby.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)

[icon] New to community, new to nappies, in fact I'm knew to all this baby stuff! - cloth_nappies
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:The Nappy Lady. Real Nappy.