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Too hot for cloth?

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Too hot for cloth?

Postby squidsin » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:33 pm

My week old son has been doing really well with his BumGenius but even in just a BG and nothing else, I was worried that he was overheating in this weather so have temporarily switched him to 'sposies. How is everyone else coping with babies and nappies in this heat?

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby tanya » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:38 pm

Did you know that it has been scientifically proved that it is at least 1 degree cooler inside a cloth nappy than a sposie? They are far more breathable. My DD's bum is the coolest part of her atm :giggle:

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby Frances » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:40 pm

I agree with Tanya. I'd much rather wear a lovely breathable fitted nappy with wool or even a pocket rather than a nasty plastic sposie in this weather!

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby littlesez » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:43 pm

yes I was worried about this myself but then there are countries much hotter than ours and they must manage somehow?

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby pookie3101 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:45 pm

Yes as others have said, cloth is cooler than a sposie. the chemicals in a sposie may well heat up in this weather whereas cloth won't. Anna's bottom is nice & cool & she's been in a fitted & wool all day & her bottom wasn't sweaty at all - unlike the rest of her.

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby Louise » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:46 pm

tanya2007 wrote:Did you know that it has been scientifically proved that it is at least 1 degree cooler inside a cloth nappy than a sposie? They are far more breathable. My DD's bum is the coolest part of her atm :giggle:


Frances wrote:I agree with Tanya. I'd much rather wear a lovely breathable fitted nappy with wool or even a pocket rather than a nasty plastic sposie in this weather!


WTS, cloth is definitely cooler than a disposable in this heat especially if used under wool. I wouldn't even consider using one on my DD, she's mainly been wearing fitteds without a cover in this heat.

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby Soupdragon » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:48 pm

The research that Tanya's referring to was done in Germany in 2000. They showed that the temperature inside disposable nappies was anything from 1 to 5 degrees c higher than in cloth nappies. Quite a big temperature difference, really. And that part of a baby boy's anatomy in particular needs to be cool.

We're just using fitteds and wool at the moment. Lovely and breathable. Although I know what you mean about worrying. A 'sposie just looks thinner, so looks like it should be cooler. But plastic just sweats so much more than cloth, so it makes sense that cloth is cooler.

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby emmalala » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:52 pm

i've been using fitteds and wool too. and when he was in sposies ( :oops: ) his bum would get sweaty but in cloth he's dry.

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Re: Too hot for cloth?

Postby happytails » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:00 pm

Amber has been in fitteds with wool today but im ashamed to say i only have 2 fitteds atm as we get on really well with pockets but want to build my stash as i really like the wool, its soo cool!

I have given amber alot of nappy free time but she is fine in her cloth and a babygro :) x

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