View Full Version : Clothies Starter Pack - Suggestions Please!!
I was all set to give both cloth & disposable a go before I had DD, but I guess I just got so overwhelmed with everything being a brand new mum, I just never got around to trying the cloth thing out!
I've been re-considering it again now we're expecting #2.
IF I were to decide to go over to clothies (even for just some of the time), what would you suggest as a starter pack?
Please remember to include quantities, brands, accessories - anything else you can think of.
We recently converted to Green Kids (www.greenkids.com.au). We have 24 nappies for Claire, which is ample. I got mainly "anytimes" nappies, although they do have some really cute "funtimes" prints (the difference is that the funtimes don't last as long, so you only use them for 2 - 3 hours during the day, whereas the anytimes, if stuffed correctly, can last all night).
I can't speak highly enough of Green Kids, they are perfect for Claire, so easy to use. Dad proof, granny proof, middle of the night proof, they're fantastic....They're shaped much like a huggies, and not much harder to use than one.
We also bought one metre of microfleece from spotlight, cut it up into liners (it doesn't fray, so you don't need to overlock), and that was it.
I initially bought a starter pack which cost $67, and after I'd trialled them for a while, bought an additional 20 nappies which cost $656. I also bought about 30 white facewashers for washcloths that cost about $30, so all up $753.
I know that sounds expensive, but given that we were spending about $80 a month on huggies, that works out to be approximately 9 months worth of sposie use.
Try baby beehinds. They have an excellent reputation. They have trial and bulk packages. Most ppl will say to try a few different nappies before deciding what you like best. I love the bb's hemp and bamboo. They're one size fitted which I've found to be really handy.
The link will show you the different packages
I agree with clarabelle. love green kids:thumbsup: they are soo easy to use, if i have bub #3 will definately be using them! i have my 2 in them ATM but there both almost toilet trained so I didnt get full time use from birth.
It's probably best to get a starter pack or a trial pack of a few different kinds of nappies then you can buy more of what works best for you and on the upside the re-sell of modern cloth nappies are awesome :thumbsup:
Just keep in mind that what works for some may not work for you. :)
I agree with Lauren! :thumbsup:
Its best to try several nappies out as what works for some may not work for you.
A starter package from http://www.nurturenappies.com.au is ideal.
It will give an idea of what is available.
Great service too from Jayne! :thumbsup:
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.