Nursery Nurse wrote:The urine is not taken away from the skin and in some cases the nappy actually smell of urine even after 30 minutes. Staff do not have the time to sit a child on the potty every 20 minutes when it takes just as long to put the the nappy back on.
Cloth nappies can also hinder walking.
In the summer these nappies are far too warm. I have actually changed children out of cloth nappies as they have been too hot. Some cloth nappies consist of 3 layers of material.
I am new to cloth but in reply to the above 3 points
1. 20 mins to put a nappy on??!! My baby is in hospital long term and they have been more than happy for him to wear cloth. His nurses and doctors have never in their life used cloth nappies before and even they can do it in a couple of mins and Findlay is a major wrigglebum!!
Urine *is* taken away from the skin, Findlay never has a soggy bum when we change his bum. If a nappy is smelling after 30 mins it prob just needs stripping rather than every single cloth nappy smelling, disposables smell far more.
2. Findlay's doctors and nurses have actually made comments about how his nappies hold his legs nicely where they should be for his hips as in a disposable they turn inwards and his legs are perfectly normal
3. Cloth nappies and wraps are far cooler than disposables. Cloth nappy and woolies, well I doubt you'd find anything cooler without letting them be bare bottomed. I take it you wear plastic non breathable pants then as obviously breathable cotton would be far far too hot to wear!!!
Some babies/children are allergic to the chemicals in disposables so you should not put them in disposables without parental permission to do so. I would be absolutely fuming
if when Findlay is older I picked him up from nursery to find he'd been in disposables all day because someone like you had deemed it 'too hot' to wear cloth as not only would he be yucky and sweaty but he would also come out in the most horrendous rash that then gets all infected