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beforei start i will just say i have also posted this on nappycino :)
is there a really absorbant fabric that allows air to flow through the fabric that wont irrate eczema and still be really good for nappies?
I think bamboo, hemp and organic cotton would be fine. I prefer these materials. My older son has severe eczema but has never been in cloth so can't comment.
where do u buy organic cotton from?
BabyEco website. If you want nappies.
BabyEco make prefolds and one sze sherpa which are good! Have a few of each of these.
Or if you want to make I m not sure where to get the actual materials.
Also BabyGreens make organic nappies.
Maybe have a loook at NurtureNappies they have a lot of great natural nappies there.
i want to make some nappies.but i dont know where to get the matrialsi want from lol:laughing:
sherpa irratates (sp?) ds's eczema :(
Hi Jess, Ariene has exzema so I'm hoping for sucess with the Bamboo Baby Behinds. Apparently they are made fully from bamboo fleece. The PUL covers for over the top (because BBB's are a fitted nappy that require one) are meant to be breathable (and they are) but possibly not enough for our exzema babies... I'll let you know how I go with mine!
I'm just starting out with cloth and I'm a bit wary of those lined with polyester- re microsuede/synthetic fleece etc. Having said that, Ariene's first nappy is a Green Kids, which has a microsuede lining and she's been fine so far. Methinks that even though it is a synthetic material (and I don't, as a rule, buy it for her to wear elsewhere, ie in a jumper) it is drawing away the moisture from her skin and that offsets any potential probs stemming from the type of fabric that it is. I think that having the absorbant layer right next to the skin can trap urine against their body and stop air circulating....
HooDeeDoo is also new to the clothie thang and is also finding fabrics to use- I think she has a thread around here somewhere and got some good feedback.
It's all so confusing, isn't it! Please let me know how you go with your own nappies. Good Luck! :D
i heard bamboo is good for bubs like my ds and so is cotton andhemp but with cotton i am unsure of the type to get. would it be just normal cotton ?
Organic cotton would be best. Free from pesticides so less irritation.
My DD has severe ezcema and this is one of the reasons I made the switch to cloth....no ghastly chemicals on her butt! Anyway, I have found that all cloths are fine on her bottom but I guess some bubs are different from others. She has the Green Kids which has a microsuede and also the Fuzzi Bunz....very breathable and very very soft!
Thats interesting that the sherpa is flairing up the eczema, I was hoping to use that for my nappies. I'll let you know how I go, but I haven't made any yet. I found an american site that had hemp in stock, I'm hoping that it will be good against Noah's skin. Here is the link:
The postage was more then the fabric, but the plan is once I know what we are looking for I may be able to find a wholesaler for my mum to start selling hemp and bamboo fabrics through her shop, because they seem to be really hard to get in Australia. All the online stores are pre orders, or out of stock :banghead:
Anyway I'll keep everyone posted.
It's good to hear that the microsuede is OK on Ariene's skin. Otherwise I was thinking you could line with 100% cotton (for Noah doesn't have to be organic) like a flannel or something and then have your soaker or wicking fabrics underneath?
Don't know once I get my hands on some fabrics I'll have a play. I've ordered some baby behinds, so maybe once I have them I'll decide it's easier to buy them pre made :laughing:
yeah i have noticed hemp is always not in stock :(
well the american site I posted has it in stock, and was ordered on Wednesday, sent on Friday, so hopefully won't take too long. The fabric is pretty cheap, but it's just the postage thats a killer. I got airmail, surface mail is cheaper if you don't mind waiting a while.
I've goot my fabrics from yahoo usergroups.
It's a long process but it ends up being quite cheap.
The group owner/moderator poasts what fabrics there are in a database, people notify her how many yards they want of each fabric and then you have to wait.... wait till the database is closed, wait till they order the fabric then get it cut then wait to have it shipped.
Some groups are really organized some really unorganized.
I've managed to find PUL, microfibre, suedecloth, malden mills microfleece and bamboo /tencel. I started ordering it in about late august. I expect to wait about 1 - 3 months more to recive them all.
Good if you aren't in a hurry.
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