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Starting real nappies at 8 months

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lizaisabella
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Starting real nappies at 8 months

Postby lizaisabella » Thu May 15, 2014 12:55 pm

Hi,
I'm thinking of starting to use cloth nappies for my little girl, i'm already using reusable wipes with disposables.
I have a couple of questions though, firstly we have a small 1 bed flat and i'm not sure about space to store buckets for soaking nappies before washing them but maybe I could put a bucket on the balcony? What do others do.
Also she is currently 8 1/2 months and i'm wondering if you have any advice on what nappies I should use at this stage, or would I still use one for all ages
Thanks so much
Liza

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Re: Starting real nappies at 8 months

Postby gilbertandmartha » Thu May 15, 2014 1:13 pm

Hi Liza, firstly welcome to the tree, there's lots of people here with loads of experience to help you.

What you could do from a space point of view is get a large wet bag, and then hang it up behind a door so its not taking up ground space. You don't need to soak nappies, that's a relic from our parents generation. Nowadays people just pop them in a bucket or bag and then wash every 2 or 3 days. As long as you do a cold rinse before you wash then there won't be any issues with smell and then wash on 40 or 60.

as for size of nappies your girl would probably fit nicely in birth to potty sized nappies and they should last you right through to potty training. I would just get 1 or 2 of a couple of different brands and see what you like the best, and then go from there. Don't get sucked into the buy a whole set from the get go.

You could also see if there is a nappy library nearby to borrow a few to see how you go. Or search the classifieds and buy pre-loved.

As a general rule All in one nappies or all in two nappies are the closest to disposables and the easiest to use, but two part nappies (so the absorbant bit and the wrap on top) are probably the most reliable. But it really is each to their own. I had nothing but AIO's for my last baby and mostly AIO's for my twins.

Good luck and ask any questions you need to

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Re: Starting real nappies at 8 months

Postby JabberJabber » Thu May 15, 2014 1:49 pm

Ooh - welcome to a world of choices and possibilities :)

I'd agree with Amanda @gilbertandmartha that having a smaller living space isn't going to be a problem. A bag hanging on the back of a door - perhaps in the bathroom would be a good idea.

With my little one we had him in bumgenius nappies from about 8 months old and he was quite slim, so I think one-size might be the way to go for you.

Amanda's suggestion of trying a few different types is a good idea as it'd be a shame to buy a huge set of one brand and find out that they don't work for you. Second hand is also a good way to get some at a decent price too :)

I'm a fan of the weenotions basic PUL nappies too, as without insert (which you will need, but I already had loads of), it came to about £37 for 6 nappies and the quality is great.

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Re: Starting real nappies at 8 months

Postby InkMinx » Thu May 15, 2014 2:36 pm

Its worth looking into fabric types as well based on your circumstances, firth time around I had two boys in cloth and no tumble dryer so I opted for micro fibre nappies as they are by far the fastest drying and I didn't want permanent clothes horses stood around the house! Pockets can also be fast drying and all in ones normally slowest. This time around Im only having one in cloth and I have a tumble dryer so I have opted or bamboo nappies.

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Re: Starting real nappies at 8 months

Postby clothmama » Fri May 16, 2014 7:54 am

@lizaisabella I just did a big reply on another thread that may help you with some of your decision making!
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=118779

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Re: Starting real nappies at 8 months

Postby Sophiebeth23 » Wed May 21, 2014 6:26 am

You could do a wet bag on the door. You will probably only need about 15 nappies as I guess by 8 months your probably using 6 nappies a day roughly. It's super easy and if you rinse nappies first you can add clothes to the wash to make a full load.


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