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Cotton Nappy Question

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aimeet
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Re: Cotton Nappy Question

Postby aimeet » Thu May 17, 2012 7:01 pm

We have a few cotton ones and sometimes they only last 1/2 hour :o we pretty much only use bamboo now. Nothing else works for us.

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Re: Cotton Nappy Question

Postby DebbieP » Fri May 18, 2012 7:53 am

Gosh, I may get some if they are cheap enough and if they work they work and if they don't they don't! All trial and errorI guess!

Thanks again ladies

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Re: Cotton Nappy Question

Postby zippie-purple-monkey » Fri May 18, 2012 8:25 am

Cotton never worked for us. Both my lo's could out pee them within the hour! Little lamb Nappies have bargain deals on their bargain page of their website - £3 a nappy
posted, can't complain at that bargain! x

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Re: Cotton Nappy Question

Postby justme123 » Fri May 18, 2012 10:56 am

I used cotton diddy diapers almost exclusively for the first few weeks and loved them. They went at least as long as my xs WAHM nappies. I moved onto size 1 bamboozles which went slightly longer but only because they had a sewn in booster.

Actually I'm going to stick my neck out here and say I'm not convinced bamboo is much more absorbent than cotton. I currently use both bamboo and cotton little lambs and totsbots fitteds on dd and I don't notice any difference at all in how long they last. Both will go 2-3 hrs unboosted (well with the sewn in booster) and 3-4 hrs with an extra EP hemp booster.

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Re: Cotton Nappy Question

Postby Vanilla » Fri May 18, 2012 11:04 am

I like cotton as well, it works fine for us - for my 3 week old i am using a mix of AIOs (bg xs, bambootys, lil joeys etc) and some xs cotton sandies. I really like the sandies, although they do seem rather thin so I tend to boost them with a bamboo booster. But they fit great, there's no chance of leaks unlike with the AIOs, and I picked them up very cheaply from ebay etc. Boosted, they last really well on my daughter, she is not a heavy wetter though. She even ended up having a boosted sandies on overnight last night for almost 6 hours, the bamboo booster caught & held a good amount of wee so the whole nappy was not saturated as I was expecting.

I find the bumgenius xs the least absorbant of all the nappies I have, it doesn't take much wee at all so I'm glad i don;t have a heavy wetter! However they are so convenient and dry super quickly, so it doesn't really matter too much, also they can be boosted with a small bamboo booster as well which makes a massive difference. I also have 1 cotton terry diddy diaper & wish I had more, as it seems to last really well & I don't even boost it as that makes it a bit bulky. They are nice & cheap too.

My SIL used only cotton nappies (the old totsbots) on her 2 kids until they were potty trained, she was quite happy with cotton, although I think she had to boost them more for the younger child who was a heavier wetter.

justme123 wrote:Actually I'm going to stick my neck out here and say I'm not convinced bamboo is much more absorbent than cotton. I currently use both bamboo and cotton little lambs and totsbots fitteds on dd and I don't notice any difference at all in how long they last. Both will go 2-3 hrs unboosted (well with the sewn in booster) and 3-4 hrs with an extra EP hemp booster.


Hmm this is very interesting, you could be right, I always just assume bamboo is way more absorbant as that's what you get told, but atm I am finding cotton just as effective - I am using the LL bamboo boosters instead of cotton ones (i have both) as the bamboo is much slimmer which means it doesn't make the nappy too bulky.

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