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    Default Arguing with DH.........

    ...... I'm trying to explain MCN to DH and I mustn't be doing it properly He seems to think we should just be able to buy a few $12 covers and use them with pre-folds until bub is toilet trained (frugal thing that he is!) and while that's what I want to do for when bubs is first born, I'd rather have some pockets so that it's easier for DH.

    My question is this - up until what age can you use the pre-folds and covers system?

    We've been going back and forth for the last hour about this. He tried to tell me that buying fitted nappies would be cheaper than OSFM.....

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    I usually use prefolds for about the first 4-6 weeks before they properly start fitting in to MCN.

    I loooooove OSFM/A pockets. I always have my stash stuffed and ready.

    I have Hautes, BumGenius, Blueberry Pockets, Green Kids and then a few sized ones (Berry Plush, Itti Bitty's, WAHM)

    however... you CAN use prefolds and covers as long as you want..... You can even use the good old terry towelling sqaures if you want to change every 40 mins.

    You will make life so much easier for yourself if you just get pockets though.

    I have one stash.... I bought them for my twins. I'm now on baby #4 with the same stash. And #3 and #4 are using the nappies at the same time. being OSFA/M certainly has it's benefits!

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    I'm just guessing but I reckon prefolds and covers would work for about the first 6 months. Depending on size of bub and quality and absorbency of prefolds.

    I have bamboo fleece ones and I pop them in a fitted + cover for DD for nights.. She is a heavy wetter and this has NEVER leaked.

    So while I wouldn't use them for DD during the day, they save me a LOT of money on night nappies which can be pretty expensive.

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    I'd use them up to a few months (like 4 months!) and then start using pockets and aio's which will be SOOOO much more user friendly!

    So the good thing about the prefolds is u can use them as pocket stuffers (so u can save money that way!) after bubs has outgrown just popping them in covers instead of having to buy special pocket inserts.

    Though...

    If you do early toilet training or EC you can get baby out of nappies by one year.... if not earlier! But I think that is a lot of effort and I know of no male who has the patience for EC...

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    just wanted to say i use green kids and they are excellent.

    definitely worth the money

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    Buy a fitted nappy with a cover & also buy a pocket. Show him how to use them how they work & I can guarantee that he will be quite happy for you to buy more pockets after that.

    My DH will only use an already stuffed GK pocket or a BBH Magicall because everything else is too much of a hassle.

    Also explain that most covers come in sizes & you will need to buy more as bub grows. A OSFA/M will fit through till toilet training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dormouse View Post
    Also explain that most covers come in sizes & you will need to buy more as bub grows. A OSFA/M will fit through till toilet training.
    I've explained this but he think we should just be able to buy a few covers and then after that use what we've already got. He doesn't seem to realise that 3 BBBs and the 5-6 MASSIVE pocket nappies I made for DS just won't be enough to do full-time cloth.

    Methinks I'll just buy what I want and once we've got them, he can't do anything about it

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    That's the spirit Tasma! I used the baby bonus to buy most of my nappies. DH couldn't say a word about that.

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    Has he read the info on how many nappies you actually need? There's no reason you have to use a single system, that's certainly true (like exclusively fitteds, AIOs, pockets, flats etc), and I'm planning to mix and match MCNs with prefolds and flats for my bub because we too are on a budget. I expect my partner will get fed up with the flat/prefold fussing after a bit and want more MCNs though.

    My guess is, once he starts using them, he will realise how much easier the MCNs really are, and you will finally hear the immortal words "yes, you were right, dear, and I was wrong". I never get tired of that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tales View Post
    My guess is, once he starts using them, he will realise how much easier the MCNs really are, and you will finally hear the immortal words "yes, you were right, dear, and I was wrong". I never get tired of that..

    This is what's frustrating me though - we used cloth with our DS from about 15-16 months so he knows what it's like to use the pockets and the BBBs. Add to that the fact that he's actually arguing with me about this stuff, cos apparently he's done his 'research' and is an authority on the matter

    I'm just gonna buy them. He does this all the time LOL if I tell him I want to spend money on something he argues the point but if I just go and do it, nothing is really said. You'd think I'd have learned after 7 years wouldn't you


 

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