View Full Version : Help! Clueless & want to try cloth nappy :)
I am pregnant with baby #1 and my 1st purchase was a box of newborn huggies disposable nappies:laughing: However after talking to my Mum and reading a few threads I think I would like to use Cloth nappies. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which are best? What i need exactly?? Maybe websites to buy them from? And does anyone know of a cloth nappy laundry service in Brisbane?? If so how much is it and can you use your own nappies? Really any information would be great. Thanks
I like the Nurture Nappies website and the Itti Bitti one as well. Nurture Nappies sell a good range of various types & they are very helpful if you have any questions.
Itti Bitti sells a trial pack of 2 of their nappies - I would recommend getting one of their trial packs because when you actually have the chance to hold the nappy and see what they are talking about it makes the whole thing a bit easier to understand! Also when you see these nappies you'll be really surprised how nice and easy to use they are!
Nurture Nappies sells starter packs as well. They also have good information pages that helps explain some of the jargon.
Nappycino might also be worth looking at if you want some help getting started.
I don't know about a nappy service but you'll find that the MCN are really very easy to wash. I dry pail my nappies and do a wash every 2nd day - it's no hassle really.
Beware though - it is addictive!! Once you start seaching some of the nappy websites you wont be able to stop!!
I bought a couple of different nappies to try on DD when she was born. In the early days, both nappies (Green Kids & Baby Beehinds) were too big and because she did about 50 poos a day, it was not very convenient at all. Also, I was a blubbering mess for the first 6 weeks and was barely able to get up and get myself ready, let alone wash nappies.
Anyway, I waited until DD was 6 weeks old and I had a firm grasp of just how expensive disposable nappies are. Then I started. Personally, I found that the Baby Beehinds were the best. I'm not a particularly organised person, and I work 3 days a week... but it's easy. Just bucket them and run a load every couple of days. No biggie. I have 30 nappies and 8 covers and that's plenty.
Best of luck.
Thanks for the info so far, just another question... Are they easy to use for newborns? As in are they small enough and do i need to get 30 of each size as bub grows? I was looking at the Baby Beehinds trial back but unsure what size to get? Will bubs grow out of the quickly?
i love all sorts hehe itti bittis, berry plush, patioo bottie i think is there name, swadlebees, green kids, blueberries
its best to get a couple of each to fins out wat works best for u and how u like them
I recommend lots of reading before bub arrives. I used cloth for the first few weeks (probably the first 6 - 8 weeks) and went to disposies through a few nightmare months (I used terry towelling flats) and now I'm converting to MCN's slowly. Yes, they come in sizes small enough for newborns, they will probably grow out of them quickly though. Their growth does slow down... but from what I've seen so far, even when their growth slows down, thats when your so addicted it doesn't stop!
Hi, Glad to hear people are still considering MCN's. I would emphasis trying a few. I brought a lot of one, and found they just didn't work for bub and ended up putting him in terry flats cause it was so frustrating. Now he's back in them as he's a big bubba and no one makes nappies to fit (and im soooo sick of making my own!) I would suggest having a few trad flats on hand as they come in useful for hundreds of things. I'm going to be trying prefolds on bub #2, i havent used them before but apparently they are really easy to clean etc. and not as fiddly as flats. Then go on to MCN after. I have a cupboard full of different ones which didn't work on bub 1, but am keeping just incase bub 2 works in them. I think talking to other people, even borrowing from friends to see if they work well is ok (just make sure they are really clean, i borrowed one and washed it myself as i'm sure she hadn't when she leant it to me!!)
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