What made you decide to do the towelling nappy thing? (That is exactly how they are going to ask it)
Suggested it by a friend (I had no awareness of cloth prior to her, sadly not for DD
) money and environmental reasons were the main initial incentive.
What challenges did you face with non-disposable nappies? (Cant think of any, anyone?)
Didnt get on with prefolds, but ebay was selling 2nd hand in those days so it was easy and fun to experiment. Also had to use disposibles at first as DD was in hospital and I couldnt face dealing with learning about cloth on DS while so worried about her.
How did you overcome these?
Just buying lots of different types, started buying and selling nappies on ebay, importing things like kissaluvs (werent available here then) in bulk from ebay USA
Do fleece liners really keep baby dry?
How do all these towelling and material nappies get cleaned - take us through the process.
rinse poo off down loo (or use a flushable liner so it drops down), quick rinse if soiled, dry pailed, washing machine on 40, tumble dried.
Found that although I washed the nappies, I wasnt washing wet/soiled clothing and bedding from leaky disposibles, so it more or less balanced out.
What do you think the benefits for baby are, to wearing cloth nappies?
all as stated above - less chemicals near them, heat generated by chemicals, hip placement, risk of burns from nappies splitting, more breathable, less nappy rash, doesnt stink like disposibles, not unbalanced when walking if sodden and hanging to knees (a lovely sight to behold- slack mums bums) protects spine when learning to walk, can remove fleece liner when potty training so child becomes aware of being wet,