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    Default MCN question

    I can't find the answer to this question anywhere, my google skills suck.

    How many uses do you generally get out of the "outer shell" of the mcn before needing to wash?

    I'm thinking of purchasing 15, each with an insert and then 10 extra inserts. But I'm wondering if it works out better with more inserts than shells, eg 10 shells with 20 or 30 inserts etc?

    Using probably just in the day time, at home, combined with disposables and a few old style terry cloth to see what suits best. If I like them I'll purchase them for full time use but really just after enough to see if they get the job done.

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    Shells are usually single use, being washed with the insert

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    I've always washed the shell with the inserts every time.
    The inserts are generally wet when you change bub and they've made the inside of the shell damp. So while you could air the shell out and use it again with clean inserts, I imagine there wouldn't be any getting around the wee smell.
    If you're only using them at home and it didn't bother you, you could probably get away with using a shell twice. I wouldn't use it any more than that.

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    Really! So what is the point of inserts then, and being able to buy inserts on their own? Why aren't they just made all in one that you chuck in the wash after each use?
    I was hoping to get at least 3-4 changes out of them with fresh inserts, if not the whole day if the inserts were good enough.

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    Inserts come unattached because they dry quicker that way

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    You can "booster" aka add an extra insert which is why you can buy them individually.

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    Technically some are designed to snap the insert out and put a new one in the same shell. I use the itti bitti tutto and I think that's the idea of them. However dd is a baby wetter so I never change just the insert, it's a whole nappy change here.

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    Thanks everyone! Saved me some $$ for sure.
    So I think I'll order 15, and just 5 extra inserts incase on the odd occasion I can change just the insert or wish to double up absorbancy. And I'll probably buy a few more terry cloths than I was planning. Main aim is to just use disposables to make it easier when out, and at night so save some money.

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    As the others have said, single use then wash.

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    I've only any done a single use. Don't want my bubba's having an incase stinky smell even if nothing leaked. I use for day user only and disposable at night although I use disposable for first 3 months then do the change over

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