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What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

What did you find hardest about starting out using cloth nappies?

Having enough cloth nappies to start out with
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Knowing how to put them on your baby
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No votes
Knowing where to find information about cloth nappies
1
10%
Finding out where to buy nappies from
1
10%
Problems with getting the absorbancy right
4
40%
Rashes or skin reactions
1
10%
Not wanting a negative reaction from friends/family etc
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No votes
Washing and/or drying problems
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Knowing the correct size to get
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Not knowing anyone else who used them
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No votes
Something else...
3
30%
 
Total votes : 10
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JabberJabber
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What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby JabberJabber » Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:04 pm

I'm interested to find out what problems you experienced when first starting out with cloth nappies and what you felt the biggest concern you had was. You don't have to have been using them for a long time to be able to answer this one!

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby littlesez » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:25 pm

Overwhelmed by choice of nappies, so many types, sizes and styles

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby ems101 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:47 pm

littlesez wrote:Overwhelmed by choice of nappies, so many types, sizes and styles


Ditto! Everyone had a different opinion!

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby LynniferT » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:36 am

Our main problems have been with trying to get absorbency right. Heavy wetters here :roll:

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby PixieFix » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:04 pm

Her bum went bright red with the first cloth that went on her! I think she just needed some time to adjust because she is ok now (thankfully) but the only cream I had at the time was sudocrem so I had to run out and get something else

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby JabberJabber » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:24 pm

PixieFix wrote:Her bum went bright red with the first cloth that went on her! I think she just needed some time to adjust because she is ok now (thankfully) but the only cream I had at the time was sudocrem so I had to run out and get something else


Eek, I think that would make me more nervous about using cloth than thinking about leaks.

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby Aeseldyr » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:27 pm

ems101 wrote:
littlesez wrote:Overwhelmed by choice of nappies, so many types, sizes and styles


Ditto! Everyone had a different opinion!

Agree! What worked well for many of the ones we asked did NOT for us :giggle: glad I did take the advise of trying different kinds and figuring out what worked for us :thumbsup:

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby clothmama » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:22 am

Being cross at myself that I hadn't done it with Josh working out how much money I wasted and wishing I had!!

No honestly I found it a really easy transition, a friend of mine where we lived before had been a Nappy Lady in the UK and she had a baby 5 months older than Rémy so I bought lots of preloved from her as well has lots of stuff to borrow while I worked it all out and always available to help with anything. I was terrified of doing night time but within a week of being home I'd happily swapped over then as well and I never really had many leak issues or anything so it was pretty easy sailing! I did get some odd looks / comments from French people as they really hadnt' started using them much back then!

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Re: What did you find hardest when starting out using cloth?

Postby PixieFix » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:58 am

@JabberJabber all she needed was a bit of weleda calendula cream :D but it was initially a bit of a shock!


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