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    Default Terry flats - getting started

    What else do I need other than the terry flats themselves?

    How do I store dirty ones & how often should I wash?

    I have a stack of mcns that I bought for bub who is due in 2 weeks but im thinking of changing to terry flats cause they seem so much easier.

    Obviously I want to spend as little as possible though given the amount ive already spent on the mcns.

    Do I need liners/inserts/covers etc or can I get away without them?

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    I used terry flats with my 1st....I recommend using liners as it makes cleaning up poop easier.
    Snappys instead of pins.
    Nappy bucket and nappysan.
    Clothesline in the sun

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    Ive got bamboo flushable liners for my mcns, will they work?

    How long do I soak in napisan before I chuck them in the washing machine?

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    I have no idea about the bamboo liners but they sound good! The ones I used couldn't be flushed....(going back 15yrs now eek!)

    I soaked them allday/night and washed in the morning to hang out in the sun

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    Thanks for the info!

    Do I need covers? Everyone seems to think I do but im pretty sure my mum didnt use covers when we were babies.

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    I use pul covers with terry flats. Baby Beehinds make some good ones...For liners, i buy a big packet of home brand chux and cut them in half and use those inside the nappies. If the liners are super soiled, they go out in the bin, otherwise i wash them and reuse them. As for washing, i have two buckets (they hold about 10 wet nappies each), and i only soak in water. I was them about every second or third day, than line dry. The UV helps keep them bright. I have had the same stash of 48 terry flats since DS1 was born 6.5 years ago, and they still look lovely and fresh being used for DS3 now.

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    Thanks! I like the idea for liners, otherwise ill pick up some cheap fleece

    Not sold on the covers though, those baby behinds are expensive given we've already spent a lot on mcn's. Ill see if I can find some on ebay.

    Or can I use my pocket mcns without the insert as covers??

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    I use plastic pilchers from target. Chuk liners and pins.
    Nappy bucket with nappy San for soiled and just water for wet.
    Good luck.

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    I got covers from baby beehinds & snappies from big w. I wash everyday with 24 nappies...could get away with every other day if we had a dryer.

    We dry pail in a nappy bucket. And dont use liners yet.

    Eta: we dont soak them at all. You will need covers. Mcns might work.

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    Ok thanks ladies!

    Ive got some flats & pins & nappy buckets & I'll see whether the mcns will work as covers

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