View Full Version : Did anyone intend to use but give up on MCN?
Hi! My hubby would like to use MCN but the washing scares me - I'm disorganised at the best of times and he is much worse. Also, all my friends say, oh, you'll buy them and then be using disposables within the month!
So, did anyone invest in MCNs but find that they didn't end up using them at all or after the first little while?
I bought MCN's and now sware by them... i know this isnt what your asking but i had alot of people say the same to me, so what i did was bought 4 (different types) and used them part time for a couple of weeks to see if id like them. Might be worth doing, plus it also helps you see what brand and type will suit you and your bubba.
That's a good idea. Which 4 did you buy?
Did you use them straight away? How many disposable newborns did you buy?
:iagree:I agree with cookie. I was also worried about the washing too. At first I also bought 4 different nappies to try and see what I thought. Once I found out the were much easier to do, it was much easier to get more. Lots of people do it part time too.
I got 2 big box of disposables and used the cloth when dry.
I started slowly too but once I did I was hooked. I'm the laziest person ever when it comes to housework and completely disorganised but haven't had any problem with the extra washing. I'm doing 5 loads of washing a week anyway with all our clothes so whats a few more? You chuck em in the machine then take em out again later. Not nearly as annoying as dishes and vaccuming!
I have to admit that I was all keen to start with cloth from the start but with all the challenges of dealing with our 1st bub, I didn't get around to it until she turned 1. I'm now kicking myself I didn't start earlier because I'm having to buy all the small sizes for Bub#2 anyway and I've spent all this cash on sposies!
Everyone told me the old 'you'll las about a week' line. Pfffft to them! I've been using them for 16 months now and am still obsessed!
If you want to 'try before you buy', there's a place called The Nappy Library. You can hire different types and brands. Then, once you know what works and what doesn't, you can go SHOPPINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!:smiliedance:
I started off using cotton terry flats when DD was newborn and I got all the "you'll last a month at most!" comments, and unfortunately they were correct! :( Though it wasn't through lack of trying, DD ended up with a horrible raw rash that wouldn't budge while she was in the terry flats.
I finally discovered MCNs when DD was 6 months old and they changed everything for us! They are easier to use and because of the staydry layer against bubs bum (in most MCNs) DD didn't get any horrible rash again! In fact they helped get rid of a rash she was getting while in sposies! :yelclap:
As previously mentioned you could use a 'try before you buy' service to help you get an idea of if MCNs will work for you and which ones are best for your bub without the initial outlay of money.
There is a store called Green T on OZebaby (just google for the site) that does an MCN hire service as well as The Nappy Library. They have Baby Beehinds, Cushie Tushies, Green Kids, Genesa Forge Bonnibuns and Mandy Macs available, with more brands hopefully on the way.
I did that.. I bought 3 when DS was about 4 months. I only used them a handful of times then gave up :( .. they leaked quite a bit and DS didn't seem to like them. BUT that was my fault..not the nappies fault. I didn't know about the needing to wash them multiple times before use to get them absorbent! I only washed them the once before using.. no wonder they leaked! I'm happy to say that just before DS's 1st birthday I went back and I LOVE them now! he's a full time cloth bum and I get very excited about my growing stash :D (oh, and now I wash new ones about 5 times before use! ;))
If you knew what DF and I are like, you would think we would have given up...we are always "going to" people...we are not doers. We are lazy, we have great ideas but never follow through....EXCEPT MCNS. Its sooo easy, they feel so soft...GREAT!!!
Thank you everyone for the replies! I think I will give it a go and will take the advice to buy 4 or so from different brands and try them out. I'll also get a box of disposables and go from there. I'm planning on going to the next baby show so hopefully there'll be some nappy stands! Thanks again!
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