U are not alone OP, I still get comments and people rolling their eyes at me even now. I feel like an alien sometimes. Even yesterday when I mentioned to my Mum that I wanted to make re-usable paper towels, she laughed at me! And considering she used cloth on us as babies, I think that's kind of weird. She does support me in using cloth, but she does act like it's "all so complicated these days".
U will not be sorry using cloth. I used disposables with my first as I didn't really know what was out there in the cloth world, but since using full-time cloth on my second I would never go back to disposables! I wish I'd known more about cloth before I had my first.
Just a question though.. Can u flush paper towel? I didn't think u could as they block the system up. Especially the ones these days that don't break up easily when wet. But happy to be corrected!
U'll probably find u prefer cloth wipes anyway (but get a nappy sprayer for the toilet if u haven't already! I procrastinated for so long, and wish I'd just got it in the first place!).
Good luck, and well done on sticking to ur decision to use cloth!
I had the same issue with comments when pregnant. Turned out when he was born that i couldnt find the right 'fit' on him so just used sposies til he was 3 months and filled out a bit (he was 4 weeks premmie). Once i started with cloth again though he was in cloth all day and sposies at night.
It really isnt all that much work at all and are sooo much cuter!!
WARNING: CLOTH CAN BECOME ADDICTIVE!!!
I don't understand why people care what YOU do concerning nappies?
It's not like they're the ones washing them all the time!
I hated ppl telling me that im not saving any money or time by putting my baby in cloth nappies. I also hated being asked ALL the freaking time "are you still doing the cloth thing..." more like "have you given up yet?"...
I kept DD in cloth from birth (hosp didnt do cloth) so first day home untill she was 20mths. I stopped using them because i because too heavily pregnant to lift the nappy bucket into the washing machine. The MCN's all began to leak also. I ended up doing a mix of disposables and MCN's but now she's completely in disposables. My newborn will be in cloth first day home also. I got into a routine. It was not hassle for us. We didnt have to think about running out or buying every week/month/fortnight.
Our main issue was the leaking. And we brought some expensive top range ones. DD is a tummy sleeper and they just didnt work in the end but i did last 20mths! when ppl expected me to last 1 day haha.
On a positive note, I was changing my little cloth bum in a parents room this morning and had another mummy ask me all about it. As as a result she's decided to buy some and give it a go. Just wanted to share that not everyone is completely judgemental and rude
Unfortunately it works the opposite way to! People will always have an opinion on whatever you do differently.
I looked into MCN's (some of my best friends are sewers and sellers of them!) and decided they arent for me. I have chosen to go 100% sposie for my family.
Good god. The backlash on that decision. Sheesh.
"your killing the environment" "your wasting money" "your making landfill" "your a bad mother" "what dont u just use MCN's and give it a go"
When did i ask for their opinion?
What i put on my own childs backside is my problem. Its my money to "waste"...
So I have been thinking bout using mcn on next bub and this post has made me a bit more confident bout it. I'm just wondering if u do a load every second day how many nappies do u need to have on hand. Also which brand is best? My biggest concern is leaking
Blast from the past!
Well DS is now 4months and has been full time in cloth since 2 days old I love cloth and I really don't find it that much work!
I have about 35 I think, and I wash everyday (more out of habit - I have enough to last but just like to stick to routine. Plus I have a poo monster who still poo's up to 6 times a day!) I have also got 10 extra inserts for My Little Ripple's - which is what 20 of my stash are and are my favourite workhorse nappy. I have some pretty ones to but I find these take longer to dry, so now that it's winter DS is pretty well always in MLR and it's great as there $4 a nappy!
Luckily the reaction seems to have changed since having DS and people seeing how easy it really is, despite a few who comment that they couldn't handle dealing with poo... hmmm - cos you don't have to with disposables??
I have noticed the same thing as you MrsR with DH's cousin and his wife who is being pressured into using cloth when she really isn't interested because all of the family have seen how easy it has been for me. I've had to go into bat for her a few times and remind people that it's personal choice and although it's right for me and easier, each to there own!
Oh and Joemlil - once your LO's legs are a bit chunkier then leaks aren't to bad, but I must say that I've never found them to much of a problem. I think I change clothes due to leaks as often as I do due to spew/drool on clothes so it's not to bad. Plus I know babies who are in disposables and get constant leaks so there not infallible either.
See I'm getting it because I refuse to use them. Personal choice, my nose could not handle washing them I've learned from working in childcare lol and I constantly get asked why I wouldn't use them, they're more environment friendly, easy to clean. The MIL even bought me some after I said I will not be using them.
You can't win, so ignore them, it's your baby and your choice
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