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For some reason tonight I had an epiphany and decided I wanted to look into using cloth nappies for Abigail. I havent previously because I'm slack and have the face washer type ones....so sorry if I offend anyone but that was the only way i could think of describing them. With the pins and the y thingy..am sounding so ditzy right now.:o Anyway I have been looking at all the pictures of the velcro cloth nappies and want to give them a go . Can someone please let me know where I can buy them? So you put a normal liner in like you would with the ones i have? We have never used cloth nappies before. Also how many do you need to have during a day? Are they easily washable? How often do you do a load of washing? Once twice a day? Do they stain easily? Do you use cloth nappies at night as wel or disposables? I am so sorry for all the questions. I am so naive about this its like a whole new world to me. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks so much!
I use BabyBeehinds (http://www.babybeehinds.com.au), they do up with press snaps. They fit from new born up to toddler. They also need a PUL, fleece or wool cover on the outside.
I have 4 made of bamboo and 7 of hemp, so I pretty much have to wash them everyday to keep me going. I only wash once a day though, a medium warm wash then all out in the sun on the line.
I also have some flat prefolds nappy that can be put in a cover- cheap option but need changing more often. They have built in strips of hemp.
When I wash the nappies I chuck them straight in the machine, no soaking, with Hugh's other washing- some people don't like that. Pretty easy though, I even just throw in breastfed baby pooey ones. Later when Hugh's on solids I'll need to scrap poo ones in to toilet. I don't use liners and have never had a prob with staining.
I swear by a BabyBeeHinds bamboo nappy with an extra bamboo booster in the nappy with a wool cover over it for night. Never had a prob there- it's excellent!
Good luck, there's tonnes of info on BH if you read through but I'm sure someone else will be along soon to tell you about what they use and do:)
I havent previously because I'm slack and have the face washer type ones....so sorry if I offend anyone but that was the only way i could think of describing them. With the pins and the y thingy..am sounding so ditzy right now.
They are called 'flats' and the 'y' thingy is called a 'Snappi';)
Anyway I have been looking at all the pictures of the velcro cloth nappies and want to give them a go . Can someone please let me know where I can buy them?
I dare say the ones you have seen on here were the greenkids nappies which can be purchased at http://www.greenkids.com.au/ they should have some new prints coming out soon too! If they were not the nappies you were talking about maybe you saw the ones that some of the talented Bub Hub mummy's have made themself.
So you put a normal liner in like you would with the ones i have?
Yep you put in a liner as it just makes cleaning poo off 10 times easier. You can get washable liners if you don't have them already which are a rectangular piece of fleece and the poo pretty much just rolls off it.
Also how many do you need to have during a day?
I think 8 nappies would easily get you through a day unless of course you have a newborn.
Are they easily washable?
They sure are easily washable, no such thing as soaking etc anymore either (unless you want too) but nowdays you 'dry pail' the following link will explain that: dry pailing link (http://www.allaboutnappies.com/washing.php)
How often do you do a load of washing? Once twice a day?
I wash once a day
Do they stain easily?
Nope, and remember the sun is your best friend it will help get rid of any stains too!
Do you use cloth nappies at night as wel or disposables?
We use cloth fulltime - day and night!:smiliedance:
Check out the following links too they will be very helpful to you:
Hi there, welcome to the world of cloth:wave:
ATM My cloth stash is rather boring....I only use eenees (www.eenee.com.au (http://www.eenee.com.au)), I have used them since day dot and have found them marvelous until about 3 weeks ago, when they have started leaking over night. I am abandoning them for night use, and getting a Baby Beehinds and a wool cover to try overnight, as thats what most of the ladies on here swear by for night use.
I am keeping my eenees for daytime as I still think they are the most economical and quick drying option. If you check out the website you will see how they work, and its rather clever if you ask me. They are also super trim and with my stash of 24 microfibre cloth flats, and 4 eenee covers, I only wash every 3rd day!!
I use 6 nappies a day (as a newborn about 10 :eek: ), but DS is only 3 months so it will probably increase as he gets older and wees more.
Some ladies on here have a big range of nappies that they use, Oscars Mum has provided some great links! However I started using cloth before I joined BubHub so I didnt get a chance to hear about all the different types of nappies. I think its good to try a few different types, however I was lucky because eenees worked out really well for me.
I use the eenee flushable liners, especially for a newborn as they do about 10 poos a day, well mine did anyway:p But I want to try using polar or micro fleece for overnight because ive heard it keeps them nice and dry. The flushable ones keep DS somewhat dry but not for the 12 hrs overnight.
I do soak my nappies, in a Tri Nature nappy soak, but that because I only wahs every 3rd day and the pooey ones get a bit too stained if I dont.
Hope this helps...Ella
I don't like velcro nappies but they are super easy - as easy as disposables.
I prefer ones with snaps. We only wash every second day (when the bucket is full)
I also have flats and prefolds as well as fitteds. Yes there is plenty of choice available.
We use cloth at night with a wool cover and works so well.
We use liners as it makes clean up super easy.
Stains aren't a problem as we hot wash and line dry.
Hope we have helped and haven't confused you any more. Ask more qs if you need to. :thumbsup:
It's so exciting when we have a convert come in here:D
This is a thread that was started by Caithi, another mum who was lost in the world of cloth, a few weeks ago and it has some great info in it.
It's a long thread, but it's really worth going through. Lots of ppl contributed to it.
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