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    Terry flats are HUGE on a newborn. I've seen some mums cut them in half to use on newborns or you can use flannelette flats or cut up a cotton baby blanket/sheet.

    We didn't use covers at home. Changed as soon as bub was wet, keeps rashes away.

    Started with snappis but then switched to velcro belts...
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    And we didn't soak, we just did a rinse before the main wash.
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    Thanks I'll check that out!

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    Hope this works:

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    The Scottish Method worked well for DS in the first 4 months. I now have him in the Hexagon which would be too big for a newbie.

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    Thanks! Unfortunately DH is refusing to use terry flats as we already have the mcns & he doesnt have any problems with them. So I guess I'll have to find a way to make mcns work somehow.

    I'll definitely keep all this info though for if I can convince DH to switch to flats in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Thanks! Unfortunately DH is refusing to use terry flats as we already have the mcns & he doesnt have any problems with them. So I guess I'll have to find a way to make mcns work somehow.

    I'll definitely keep all this info though for if I can convince DH to switch to flats in the future

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    We use both flats & mcns...its not all or nothing. Flats tend to fit better at the newbie stage and dry a lot quicker. Plus they are easier to get the hang of. Mcns are great now my DS is 5 months & wees so much! The mcns are much more absorbant.

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    As above. You can use both. MCNs, especially the OSFM ones, might not fit your newborn as well as a flat. And flats are useful for burp cloths and spew rags etc... I know three mums using disposables who still bought and used a pack of terry flats. Not for bub's bum but for everything else.

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    Yep thats why I originally bought a pack of terry flats - spew cloths etc. So I know I'll use them at least for that purpose.

    Hopefully our mcns wont fit bubby at first, then DH will be forced to try something else. Mcns are just too much stress & drama for me already but dh seems happy with them so far.

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    I used a mix of MCN's and flats. Terries were too big for a newbie, but I did use muslin flats for a few weeks until bub was a bit bigger. I used fleece as liners to keep wetness off bub's skin. I had covers but you can use a MCN shell, it's the same thing. I put used nappies in an empty bucket. No soaking.

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    Hi ladies I have some terry flats q's too- I used MCNs with DS but want to use terry flats from birth till DS2 can fit into DS1's old MCNs at about 4mo.

    1. Are liners pointless for newborns/until bub is on solids?

    2. When bub is really little can you get away with no cover and just have the flat nappy? Or will even a newborn wet thru after 2 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilahh View Post
    Hi ladies I have some terry flats q's too- I used MCNs with DS but want to use terry flats from birth till DS2 can fit into DS1's old MCNs at about 4mo.

    1. Are liners pointless for newborns/until bub is on solids?

    2. When bub is really little can you get away with no cover and just have the flat nappy? Or will even a newborn wet thru after 2 hours.

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    1- no, not pointless. I used fleece liners from birth so that bub stayed dry.

    2- you can leave covers off but only for a short while and only if nothing is against the nappy, like clothes, wraps etc. I only used uncovered terries on my crawling/walking babies when they had a bit of nappy rash and needed some airflow.
    You wouldn't get 2 hours without it wicking onto the surroundings.

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