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    Talking Cloth Nappy Folk

    Where are you all? Is there a chat thread that I'm missing somewhere? Are you out there?

    I used MCN's 9 years ago with my older kids and have got back into them again with my almost 5 month old DS. I've got a heap of Green Kids, some SHP sandmans and lushies, plus a mixed bag of Tot Bots, Close pop ins and GroVia.

    If you are out there, tell me what you've got, what you love or don't love.

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    Yeah we use cloth! I love Baby Beehinds and have one hippybottomus that I love (I would get more if we needed more).

    Eta: i have a 15 month old.

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    Hi AdornedWithCats! Do you use the Baby Beehinds at night? We struggled with night nappy solutions for a little while as my DS is such a heavy wetter, but I think we've got it sorted with the Sandmans with a wool soaker now.

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    Ooh subbing! I've got a box of MCNs and a stack of terry towelling square nappies which hopefully I can test out as soon as this little man makes an appearance!

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    I'm a cloth nappy mum. I love Grovia hybrids but also have peapods and a hippybottomus in my stash. The grovias fit long skinny dd so well!

    How do you all go drying your mcns in winter?

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    We used terry toweling early on and also mcns overnight. But now use disposables overnight as I got sick of the leaks and having to wash ds' bedding and pjs everyday.

    BettyV if its not raining I'll put them on the line for a bit (to get as much sun as possible) then bring them in and put them on a clothes horse over a heater vent.

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    We use Hippybottomus (which are just cheap Chinese MCNs really…), they were a lower cost but they're still going strong 10 months in so I'm pretty happy with them. We used terry flats for a while too but DS got too big for the fold we were using and I never got around to learning a new one! :P

    Here's a question - does every one else get a really strong ammonia smell from wet nappies that sit in the bucket for a couple of days? I rinse poopy ones but should I be rinsing the wet ones too? Do those nappy bucket deodourisers work? Or do I just need to do the washing more frequently? (Nappies are currently done about every 4 days)

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    Yep cloth here too we use lots of different brands but mostly itti bittis (though the quality isn't what it used to be so I don't recommend them to people as much these days), Baby Beehinds & I have a couple of Baby Bare Teddies that I'm really liking.
    For my WAHM pretties, I like the fit of Envious nappies so I tend to choose makers who use that pattern.

    Love our cloth nappies!

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    We started with the scottish method then moved on to the hexagon: https://www.babybunting.com.au/media...py_Folding.pdf

    We wash nappies every 1-2 days so don't usually have that problem.

    Quick tip: if you have a front loader put them through a short rinse cycle first so they are nice and wet before washing. We had a problem of needing to strip wash all the time but it was because our front loader is too "water efficient" and wasn't completely saturating the nappies.

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    @AdornedWithCats - I have had the opposite problem overnight. Without fail the disposables leak every night. I've had success with heavily boosted Green Kids and I'm trying out the GroVia O.N.E with extra boosting tonight, but I tend to prefer to go without synthetics overnight and the Sandmans are awesome with wool - never had a leak.
    @BettyV - I've been trying to get them out on the clothes airer in the morning and they've been going okay in Queensland. I tend to throw the bamboo inserts in the dryer for a dry off if the sun hasn't been shining much.
    @deku - If I keep the lid sealed on the bucket I don't notice the smell at all. I probably wash every second day, but I think I'm going to get a few more nappies so I'm only washing every third day.


 

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