View Full Version : Have just purchased cloths......Now what?? ( Part 2)
I am soooooo disappointed. I bought some fitted cloths off ebay ( currently using disposable) got them the other day, washed them, put them on Olivia. 2 1/2 hours later she was soaked through, this has never happened with disposables. It turns out they were fluffies, and they are crap. They are also supposed to fit up to 11 kg, Olivia is just over 7 kg and I will be lucky if they fit her till the end of the week.
Now after some research, I realize I should have done some research prior to purchasing these nappies. I just read the reviews on cloths and I am now really confused about the nappy I should buy. I dont know what a pocket nappy is??? Or a booster. There are so many fitted nappies out there, I don't know where to start. Is an aio better or not?
I would like a nappy that is not to bulky, price isnt a huge issue, as long as they work, and something that will fit her until she no longer needs a nappy. Is there such a thing?
I didn't realize swapping to cloths was going to be so difficult. I am still determined to swap to cloths though and would really like some advice.
ok hon - I am going to PM you some sites - which stock pocket nappies etc... and offer concise explainations (I only post sites where I OWN the nappies and like them... or I have had the nappies personally recommended....)
check your inbox in about 2 minutes :D
Veve- thankyou soooo much. I am doing my head in with this nappy business.
You are an absolute legend.
By the way, what is wahm?
WAHM - working at home mum I think??? :D
instead of SAHM (stay at home mum :D)
I have just had a look at the sites. I am particularly interested in the bits for bots.
What is your rating on these. Probably the PUL Pocket Nappy. Does this mean you dont need a cover? Sorry to be so naive.
thats ok :)
PUL is a coating that is on the inside of the fabric ... PLAIN PUL tends to be tougher (as in long lasting) than printed PUL ... it is on the INSIDE of the outer fabric of the nappy (does that make sense??)
so no - any nappy that has PUL does NOT need a cover...
fleece pocket nappies- if made properly dont need a cover either - as the fleece actually repels the liquid...
I dont own any bits for bots ... just hang on ...I'll check the site and it will jog my memory of what I have heard about it :)
ok - yep :) I have a friend who uses bits for bots and likes them (she uses AIOs more than pockets though - but her pockets ARE bits for bots .. :smiliedance:
hon - have a click on this thread - there are lots of previous bubhub threads on various cloths (you can search easily through old threads...) - here are a few recommendations from fellow bubhubbers.. :D
Thanks, ready when you are.
you could try this link too
there are quite a few cloth users here :)
I better go to bed - I'm sure that others will help you too ... :D
- personally I would put those other nappies BACK on ebay - you never know ... you might make a profit :laughing:
good luck hon - feel free to PM me if you need anything else...
Now, after some internet research, I think I like bits for bots the most.
Has anyone tried these? Honest opinions would be great.
I am sorry to hear about your bad e-bay purchase.
Yes there is nappies out there that can fit until toilet training. The usually have snaps that alter the size of the nappy. Ie so in otherwords they fit newborn to toilet training.
Different nappies suit different people, same as different designs and fabrics etc.
I personally like the eenee nappies for night. You use a flat nappy in it folded into a pad shape. They are leakproof, which is kinda what you need for night!;)
Day time if your little one is a heavy wetter hemp works great (can work great for night too)!
I have two bits for bots and love them. Have a Plain PUL and a fleece one. The fleece one is great at night. But my fav night nappy are the Very Baby Simple Nights. You can get them at http://www.ericanappies.com.au/store/index.php?main_page=index
My other fav night nappy and all purpose nappy is from baby beehinds
But Davina at baby beehinds has just had a baby so excuse her if she's little slow on sending out your order.
I use greens Kids pockets (previously greens nappies)
and they are great.
If you are interested in anymore info try Modern cloth nappies.
My advice is get rid of the yucky fluffies and get yourself some good modern cloth nappies, you'll be much happier with them.
Good luck and welcome to the addication.
For pocket nappies I personally recommend peenuts pocket nappies and Sandra's stuffables (both around $21 per nappy). These nappies are a waterproof but breathable PUL outer (with a cute print) and a polar or microfleece inner (stays dry). Then inbetween you stuff either a hemp prefold or microfibre cloth.
I have several of each and have never had any leaks and Sebastians bottom always feels dry when we do nappy changes.
I've also got one AIO which I Love for nap times its from
and has a super thirsty hemp inner and a lovely soft polar fleece outer. As it's an all in one though it does take longer to dry.
Well, I have done it.
I have ordered 1 x Sandra stuffable and 1 x bitsforbots. I am very excited. I am going to give these a go and see how I go. If I like them then I will stock up.
Just a big thanks for all the great advice you kind ladies have given me. Who would have ever thought there was so much to know about cloth nappies.
Always read with interest the cloth nappy ideas and reviews and you are right research does do your head in!! I have finally bitten the bullet and bought a few different types (bump due in one week so had to do something!!:D )
Anyway have got a couple of babybeehinds (boy do they look big next to newborn disposables!!), 1 each of the tots bots in a bamboozle, cloth terry and fluffle (or something like that), a couple of tots bots covers (PUL and fleece) and a couple of mother ease covers and a couple of baby eco hemp / cotton ones. so in the next few weeks I should have some definitive answers on cloth nappies (hopefully) or I will have got jack of it all and am succumbing to disposables!! Though if I've just spent a few hundred dollars on cloth I am pretty inclined to use them!
And thanks Veve for your web links - they were a great help. Not sure if this one was on there
but they have eenee nappy liners cheaper than the eenee site :D
whew all that shopping - gotta love the internet
Keep you posted
re. nurturenappies... but they have eenee nappy liners cheaper than the eenee site
the cheapest place I have found the eenees liners is:
www.cleverpants.com.au (<$7/pack 50)
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