So I'm considering using the old school cloth nappies at home during the day with this bub to save some money. I was originally going to get mcns but the other way seems better (cheaper, faster drying etc).
So I'll need nappies, pilchers, liners, snaps/pins and a soaking bucket... anything else?
Do I need a pilcher for every nappy or do they get used for a few nappies?
Any hints or tips?
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03-10-2013 14:35 #1
Terry cloth nappies...
03-10-2013 14:46 #2
I think you can reuse the covers. I would avoid the plastic cheapies and get some good quality covers from baby beehinds or similar.
03-10-2013 14:47 #3
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03-10-2013 14:47 #4
They are just not as absorbent as MCN, you have to fold them all (as opposed to just popping the insert into a pocket MCN) which is much eaiser and quicker.
Pilchers~ min 6.
Liners~ disposable ones are best.
Snaps~ 3 sets.
Soaking bucket~ just dry pail them all in the same bucket (remove poo first!), tip them into the machine once a day and rinse them on a cold cycle, then wash with some nappisan or whatever you want to use.
03-10-2013 14:57 #5
03-10-2013 15:10 #6Senior Member
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I started with 3 dozen nappies, dozen pitchers (you can get nice nappy covers from mcn companies), dozen pins and I wet pailed with napisan. Washed every second day by rinsing in machine then throwing other clothes in and washing all together. We used flamnelette and they were fine, you are not crazy.
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03-10-2013 15:10 #7
03-10-2013 15:11 #8
I haven't heard of the flannelette ones, I'll have a look
03-10-2013 15:14 #9
03-10-2013 15:15 #10
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