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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10-02-2013 20:55 #81
Buying Second Hand Cloth Nappies Is Like Buying Second Hand Underwear
13-03-2013 20:13 #82Junior Member
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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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13-03-2013 20:32 #83Senior Member
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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.
16-03-2013 15:07 #84
16-03-2013 15:37 #85
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.
16-03-2013 15:56 #86
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).
16-03-2013 18:55 #87Senior Member
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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
16-03-2013 19:47 #88
I think that there's a huge difference between using between siblings and a strangers.
16-03-2013 20:03 #89
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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