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    Default Buying Second Hand Cloth Nappies Is Like Buying Second Hand Underwear

    I wouldn't use 2nd hand undies, as I would dread the thought of handing my undies on to other people to use. That's just way too personal.
    MCN's, I might with a liner, but probably not.

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    I'm looking at second hand mcns at the moment and whilst I haven't bought second hand undies I have had friends give me ones their kids have outgrown and I've borrowed ones when the kids have had accidents. Personally I don't have a problem with it, they all get washed and are clean.

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    The MCN stash I am collecting for my baby are all new - I have no desire to buy new ones. I also would not buy secondhand undies.

    That said, never say never. If I lived in financial hardship I'm sure I'd get over it.

    It does strike me that one of the reason I intend to use cloth this time around is for environmental reasons, so I should really be embracing secondhand MCNs, since new MCNs mean more energy expended in their manufacture, packaging and distribution. But I am shallow and I like them all new and perfect for my baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jade24 View Post
    I wouldn't buy either secondhand cloth nappies or underwear (for me or my children). It's just a little too personal for me. I wouldn't be able to move past the fact that others bodily fluids had been all over them.

    But I don't care if others do.
    I agree.....

    Like buying second hand pads.....ewww(or material that is used in place of pads, like what they used years ago). YKWIM....

    I would rather go kicker-less...

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    I have done both!

    Have heaps of second hand mcns. Nothing a bit of canestan and sunlight can't kill!

    Ds1 had an accident while we were at a country market a couple of hours from home. So I went to the local op shop and bought him a pair of pants, undies and socks. The volunteer there promised that everything was well cleaned and it still smelled of washing powder so I believed her. Ds also had plenty of hand me den undies from his cousins.

    I don't understand why people are grossed out by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    So it seems like that main reason is that there is a general agreeance that adults are considered ickier than babies/toddlers. Thats pretty much what I had assumed
    There is also the difference in cost, quality and fabrics.

    I really don't get why people get so uptight about second hand nappies. People have been re-using nappies for hundreds of years. It would have been unthinkable for most to get a new stash of nappies for each baby. My very frugal grandmother would have be shocked and considered it a gross waste of money. My own mother would be dumbfounded and consider it blatant consumerism. As a baby neither I nor my 2 brothers would have ever worn a new terry flat let alone a disposable (we're talking 50s, 60s and 70s).

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    Also it takes a number of washes to get the MCN up to full absorbancy... so by buying second hand you're actually buying a better product... well the prep work has been done for you already

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    I think that there's a huge difference between using between siblings and a strangers.

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    Haven't read all of the posts,
    I have bought second hand underwear, at the opp shop, when I found myself in the position of having to buy second hand underwear. No big deal, you do what you have to do.

    Do i think that they are the same? No, they are designed with different purposes. 1 catches wee and poo the other is just underwear.

    Would i buy second hand MCN's yes, would i buy second hand underwear for myself or kids, yes. There really isn't anything wrong with it in my eyes.


 

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