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How can I tell what they are??

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babygrowbelly
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How can I tell what they are??

Postby babygrowbelly » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:20 pm

Please don't laugh at me....

I have lots of different inserts that came with preloved nappies and apart from the ones that are labelled (only a couple of gk) how do I know what they are made from?? People keep talking about which one is better on the bottom, next to babies skin, in the middle etc but how do I do that if I have no idea what they are in the first place??

I know I probably have it all wrong and the nappies might last a little longer if I was taught 'insert speak' :giggle:

Please help if you can.... however my description of the inserts may sound rather daft :oops:

Edited with descriptions -

swaddlebee insert - no idea how to describe except it is doubled and feels the same on both bits. softish
an unknown one that feels quite rough
one that has 3 sections - one section lovely and soft and other two parts feel like a towel that needs some softener and tumble dry.
the others are large blueberrys soft on one section and the other section is quite stiff.

i am sorry for the simple talking :oops:
Last edited by babygrowbelly on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby clothmama » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:23 pm

You'll have to trust us not to :giggle: :giggle: too much at your descriptions and tell us all about them!!! Or take pics and we can have a look! :giggle: :giggle:

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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby flutterby » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:27 pm

Theres a description of the different fabrics in the sticky that may help, other than that tell us what they are like and we will do our best!

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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby dawnsmummy » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:30 pm

I've been wondering this same thing :giggle:

Is Bamboo terry a bit like cotton terry, but with a bit of a sheen to it? :oops:

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babygrowbelly
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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby babygrowbelly » Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:35 pm

Stacey I am glad it's not just me :oops:

I have them all drying at the moment so when dry I am going to pile them up and describe them as I really need to get my head round it!!! I have just been shoving them in any old way and hoping for the best :hohoho: :oops:

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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby 123princesssammie » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:15 pm

take pics hun and we should be able to help you between us :wink:

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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby twinkletot » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:26 pm

123princesssammie wrote:take pics hun and we should be able to help you between us :wink:

WSS hun

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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby rhead » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:28 pm

dawnsmummy wrote:I've been wondering this same thing :giggle:

Is Bamboo terry a bit like cotton terry, but with a bit of a sheen to it? :oops:


That sounds right to me, it also often is more of a creamy colour whereas cotton is usually bright white (unless of course it's unbleached :lol:).

Hemp is usually smooth (i.e. doesn't have loops like on a bath towel) and a creamy/tan colour.

Microfibre is bright white when it's new but goes a bit gray eventually; it's lighter and fluffier and bulkier than the others and catches on your fingers if you run your hand over it (especially if your skin's a bit dry!).

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Re: How can I tell what they are??

Postby flutterby » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:29 pm

dawnsmummy wrote:I've been wondering this same thing :giggle:

Is Bamboo terry a bit like cotton terry, but with a bit of a sheen to it? :oops:


Kinda it's soo much softer you should be able o feel a difference, it's slimmer too

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