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What sort of modern cloth do you all think are best for newborns? Im going to start stockpiling for our next baby soon (ttc in about 9 months time, only took twice last time so better to be prepared!) and I wanted some advice on which nappies you think are best at containing newborn poo's (boy did we have some blowouts with the terry's last time!:barf: ) Im over excited I know! But I do like to be prepared. We can spread the cost out a bit if we do it this way too :rolleyes:
Tots Bots do a great nappy, I think they have size 0 but my boy was fine in size 1 (he was born 9lb 2oz) and they have just stopped fitting him in the last month or so. They're terry towelling but they're shaped, they do need a cover.
Another great small sized brand I found was Beastly Bumz. I got 1 small fitted hemp nappy from them, and it fitted him great from 2 weeks old (i used sposies for the first 2 weeks).
Also I got a Cherub's Kiss Honeyboy! in size small, and that fitted him wonderfully from 2 weeks.
Baby Beehind's I also used from 2 weeks old, but they are slightly more bulky on a newborn. Cherub's Kiss also have Raphael's in a newborn size, they do need a cover. They have a deal of 3 for $30 in newborn size.
I plan on using bamboo flats for bub as a nb, and then cut them up later on to use as inserts/boosters etc.
Here is the bubhub online directory (http://www.bubhub.com.au/shopsnappyproducts.shtml) with links to all the sites. I would recommend looking at 'Nurture Nappies' and 'Nappycino'.
Here is my latest thread 'Cloth for Beginners' (http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/showthread.php?t=49335)- have a read through - these bubhubbers know their nappy stuff and had some awesome suggestions :)
i was going to say tots bots too (due to the sizing) and they now come in bamboozle(bamboo) as well as the terry. Also the baby greens fitted my DD from a few weeks old and they are great, i use these mostly.
Bub was 8lb 4oz and the BB fit her well from birth... we have had no problems with poo leakage :thumbsup:
I don't really find them that bulky on her - it gives her a nice bum to hold onto :D and clothes still fit, ect... that way I don't have to worry about changing nappies later on.
i think a well fitting cover is really important with newborn poo if you're using fitteds or flats ...... we used cloth from week 2 with bella but had more poo explosions with sposies than fitteds and covers .... it's all about two layers of elastic i think!
i only have homemade covers but i have friends who recommend bummis super whisper wraps for tiny bubs
Thanks guys! Im not too concerned about the big bum thing :-) I like something to hold onto! I think we will try and get a hold of some cherubs kiss and some decent covers - I think you may be right mama anne- 2 layers of elastic! The "pilchards" (lol at DH) where the only thing that saved us with DD and her flats! I managed to get a much sort after cherubs kiss (!!!) to try on DD (in the larger size) to check them out and see if I like them. If I like them I will get myself put on the waiting list!
Thanks for all your help guys :-D
The other ones that I have seen that look decent are bambino mio's- have any of you tried these or know someone who has?
kristenriley - did you use baby greens contours or fitteds?
I've heard only lukewarm reviews of bambino mios. They're just a PUL cover and prefold - and you can get great quality PUL/prefold systems like Bummis for a fair bit less money.
For my next one, until the Green Kids fit, I'm just going to use terry flats with a snappy fastner and a triangle tie snib. this is what we used with Claire until she was about 4 weeks old or so, from memory, and it worked fine....
Babies come in all different shapes and sizes so what might fit one bub really well just doesn't work for the other.
Alot of ppl buy a few different types of nappies to begin with, then once they've worked out what they like they stockpile.
Me, other the other hand, used terry flats to begin with as I hadn't heard of MCN. However, at 9 mths, after researching for what seemed like forever, I bought a bulk pk of Baby Beehinds. I couldn't be happier. They are a one size, which means you don't have to keep buying the next size once bubs outgrows it.:thumbsup:
Other popular brands are Green Kids, Pea Pods, Sandra's Stuffables, Cherub's Kiss, Tot's Bots.....can't think of the others atm.
Steer clear of ebay nappies unless you are looking for a particular brand that you know is good. But always check out the original nappy site as usually their prices can work out cheaper than the ebay price anyway.
Think about what sort of covers you want. PUL covers are breathable and great for during the day time. Wool wraps are great (Baby Beehinds) (same design as PUL covers but made of wool) and Wool soakers are a must (imo) for night time or during the day if you want. You could look at getting a few wool soakers over the coming mths so that you're ready (or if you knit or have someone who could knit for you it would be even cheaper).
Check out previous threads, there's some excellent info that I'd really recommend checking out:yes: . They're a bit long, but you've got plenty of time! I think there's another link in the 'Cloth for Beginners' thread that Pink Lady posted started by Caithi that is one of the best threads to read through.
we used eenee's which were fantastic for containing blowouts...in fact we never had any mess unless DS did a poo without his nappy on.
they have a snug sling with elastic around the legs which stops any poo from getting out....new born runny poos dont stand a chance with these nappies.
i find eenees start to lose their night time abilities after a few months and we now use BB's boosted up for nights.
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