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Bit of a specialist question

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby HarryBoBumsMum » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:29 am

First of all, thank you all so much for replying :)

I think I will try and get an appointment with the consultant soon, last time we saw him (Sept) he said we wouldn't being seeing him again until the pre-op :( I feel having that chance to talk things through about aftercare etc will help to prepare me and DP.

I have a few hemp and a few bamboo boosters from WN, and loads of fleece liners that I cut from a fleece blanket. Where would you recommend I find liners in hemp, bamboo, silver and silk?

Miranda...thank you for such an informed responce. I will be sure to have a chat with the consultant about my choice to have Harry in a cloth nappy and discuss the different types of cloths and liners available to me. I was wandering, could you make any suggestions as to the types of nappies you would think best to use? My collection is only very small for the moment, Just 2 WNOS, 1 Pop-In and the rest of the time he is in terrys with a fleece liner and a WN wrap, and a sposie at night. I'm waiting on 4 preloved BGs and hope to buy an Itti this friday, along with a BB wrap. In a month or so I'm hoping to maybe buy a LL and a WNNN to give cloth over night a shot. He won't be due to have his op until Sept time, so I have a few months to build a good and varied stash of fluff....and any suggestions for purchases you (or others out there) would recommend. :) And about wool....I've never used it, and have only really 'known' about it in the last few weeks after reading about it on here and various other clothy websites :oops: . Could you point me in the right direction for information about that at all?

I'm sorry to ask so many questions! :oops:

Thank you all again so much. I read all your replies to DP (he's been fairly un-interested in using cloth) and he was very interested to hear exactly how beneficial harry being in cloth is and will be when he comes to having his operations. :D

Rachel and Harry

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby Louise » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:23 am

You won't find a liner made from hemp or bamboo as they're absorbent so are used as fabric for nappies and boosters. Liners are used to make poo disposal easier and to keep baby's skin dry or protect the skin. The larger nappy websites such as Twinkle and Babykind sell silk and silver liners though. The wool resource is a great website for finding out about wool as a cloth nappy cover.

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby HarryBoBumsMum » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:35 am

Thank you Louise :)

Just goes to show how much I need to learn! Esp if I hope to convert DP! :wink:

I'll be sure to give those sites a look...and hopefully start buying things soon. After Harrys first birthday I've been cleaned out :(

Thanks again :)

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby beck » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:18 pm

I now completely different but when William got circumcised he was in cloth and I just used a think fleece liner to make sure that everything stayed dry and changed him often to make sure. The other girls have given some great advice :D

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby HarryBoBumsMum » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi Beck :idea:

Thank you for your reply. I've got at least 30 fleece liners that I cut from a fleece blanket I bought while I was still preg (gives you an idea of how long I wanted to do cloth, but never got round to doing it properly! :oops: ) So they should come in handy :D

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby rhead » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:52 pm

The wool would be to use over fitted nappies, like the ones you're thinking of buying for nights (using cloth at night isn't as scary as you might think! I don't use wool myself, I stick to PUL, but I've always found that as long as you have a good wrap - i.e., one that fully covers the nappy plus a bit extra, so you don't have wet nappy touching the leg or waist bindings - leaks aren't a problem no matter how wet the nappy gets). Fleece-lined pockets would be good for keeping dry, and terries are good as they're natural fibers. You can get bamboo terries as well, which are a bit more absorbent and antibacterial - if you put a request in the Wanted section of the classifieds, I bet someone has some kicking around (cheaper than new). :wink:

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby Miranda » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:19 am

Rachel your terries will probably be fine, as well as being more versatile in that you may have to fold them to fit around the dressing. I'd see if you can talk to the consultant or at least someone in that department 'in the know', failing that are there any support forums for parents of boys with those conditions, who at least might be able to tell you about the 'after' of the op?
However I'd look out for some extra in the way of perhaps bamboo shaped nappies eg Tots Bots Bamboozle, or hemp eg Ellas House hemp nappies as no doubt you'll have to change often.
Do drop me an email if you want to talk the nappy options through in more detail.

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby HarryBoBumsMum » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:37 pm

Well...

we are booked in to see the consultant July 17th....here's hoping he's nice and helpful and doesn't brush me off when I want to ask about cloth!! :-?

Thanks for all your replies :idea:

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Re: Bit of a specialist question

Postby AnnetteandBen » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:19 am

Good luck with the consultant's appointment :hug:

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