Just been reading this book, new babycare by said Dr, and I'm not supprised that some people are put off using cloth! http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Baby-Care-M ... 76&sr=8-32
I got this last year and inside its the 2009 edition, bear that in mind.
Quotes from the book are among others..
In tips for using fabric nappies.. " Use a disposable inside a fabric nappy for extra absorbency at night." !!!!
Nappy washing routines... " Your babies nappies must be thoroughly washed to remove all traces of ammonia and faecal bacteria that would otherwise cause infection" ?! "special nappy sterilents are now available to make this process less time consuming" (how hard is it to chuck them in the wash?)
This one is ammusing, "to reduce the environmental impact
of nappy washing wash them at large loads" !
Not once does she mention on the whole book the environmental issues of disps
This is in the 1-3 year old section... "If you hesistated to use disposables before because of the cost you may consider them now as they are neater and less bulky than fabric nappies. This is important because your child will find it difficult to walk with a cumbersome wad of of nappy between thier legs. If you must
use fabric nappies fold them in the least bulky way as possible." ?!?!
Really, that book has just found its way to the bin, what the heck is she trying to achieve there? Fair enough its every parents choice to use disps or cloth but this book is so anti-cloth it makes me
No wonder parents are put off if thier turning to this book for guidence, its so unbalanced. The whole nappy section is geared towards disps are better and cloth is time consuming. I suspect a few people have been reading this and they'l be the ones that think you have to iron your nappies
ETA this woman has an OBE!