Cloth Nappies. The Beginning.

When I was pregnant we talked a lot about cloth nappies and agreed we’d love to give them a go. We looked at the starter packs sold in the supermarkets and decided we’d wait a few weeks after the birth and we’d try them out. It never happened. Although much cheaper in the long run, you need to spend a bit of money before you get started and we just didn’t seem to ever have any money. Of course we probably spent 3 times as much on disposables but when it’s gradual you don’t notice it. Then somebody lovely on Twitter offered to send us their used nappies and we gave it a go. For a long while we’ve been using them at home during the day, not being brave enough to take them out or trust them overnight. This seems utterly ludicrous now, of course. Those nappies were sized ones, and recently Iris has piled on the pounds (she’s 15lb 7oz now) and they don’t really fit anymore. It’s a shame as I’d become quite attached to them, but it was time to move on.
IMG_7316 I was pointed in the direction of Baba + Boo (who just happen to have a clearance sale on at the moment) and fell in love with the designs! They’re birth to potty nappies too, which appealed to me. I can’t afford to buy enough nappies only to have to buy them again when they get too small. The poppers make them fully adjustable meaning it’s pretty easy to get a good fit. IMG_7313 It seems utterly bonkers now that I worried about them leaking. I haven’t had a single leak, and we can get a good few hours out of a nappy with no problem. In fact Iris used to have leaks all the time in disposables, with the expensive brand names being the worst of all. Also, disposables stink! I thought it was the wee that stank but it’s obvious now that it’s the chemicals in the nappies. Baby wee doesn’t smell at all! Once the disposable liners have been flushed away with any poo, cloth nappies don’t smell. There is absolutely no whiff from our nappy bucket. The disposable nappy recycling used to smell horrendous! IMG_7533-0 Night times haven’t been a problem either. I just stick an extra insert into the nappy to boost it, and it easily lasts the night. Good job as we cosleep. I don’t fancy waking up in a puddle of wee. Taking them out and about has been fine too, we just take a wet bag to chuck used ones in. I don’t find that I’m carrying more stuff. We’ve even switched to washable wipes, and I just carry them in Tupperware, soaked in water and a bit of coconut oil. IMG_7635 We now have 14 pocket nappies, which is about enough for 2 and a half days but not quite a full machine load. I hate washing half a load. It’s not very economical which is daft as that’s the main reason for switching to cloth. I’m going to need to get a few more, but when the designs are this lovely picking them out is a pleasure. We have a mixture of Baba + Boo, cheap ones from eBay and some hand me downs. Aren’t they pretty? IMG_7639 *I paid for my nappies and nobody asked me to write this. I just wanted to talk about how lovely the switch over to cloth has been!*

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4 thoughts on “Cloth Nappies. The Beginning.

  1. We tried our first cloth nappy last week (a BambinoMio) and love it. I really would like to make the switch but I just can’t afford a decent stash at the moment. Hoping if I buy one every now and again I can gradually build up a collection. 🙂

    Iris looks gorgeous in hers.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    • It is quite expensive to start with! If it wasn’t we would have started a lot earlier. We like pocket nappies though, and they’re fairly cheap on eBay and various online shops. Totsbots and BambinoMio are lovely, but so very pricey!

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  2. Oo thanks for the baba + boo review! I’ve been looking at them but I didn’t know if they were any good. I really want some birth to potty nappies. I’m using sized ones at the moment but they’re so bulky and Luna is tiny. I’ve tried tots bots but they just leak every time. I think I’ll try them out!

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