megansmummy wrote:Do you think that there are trends/fashions in the cloth nappy world?
Yes absolutely and this forum is a prime example.
When it started up we were all about pocket nappies, the lovely colours of fuzzis and pretty prints of Happy Heinys...
megansmummy wrote:Or do you really go with what works/functionality? Or a combination of both?
I don't have any nappies that don't work or aren't functional - I only have one nappy that is pretty but isn't functional because it is missing and inner and is currently on a dolly at Grace's request
megansmummy wrote:Do you think cloth nappies are a fashion item rather than anything else?
Well yes and no - I don't show off my daughter's nappies to anyone... Sure both they and I love their softness and prettyness, but it's only me and the girls that usually see them...
That said I do think it can be.
megansmummy wrote:Would you still use cloth nappies if there wasnt the lovely WAHM's like Ems at puddlekins, weenotions, Beth and Amber at LLS etc etc etc?? if it was just really basic stuff?
Haven't read the other posts yet (6 pages and I'm tired sorry!)
I think it would depend what was available... If they worked for us, no rashes, absorbent enough, good fit, then I would still use basic plain nappies... BUT given at present the basic ones aren't a great fit on Grace nor Isabelle at night and just aren't absorbent enough the answer would probably be no!
I started our cloth nappying journey using bambino mio prefolds and their wraps and we did stick with it but eventually disposables became more reliable, less hassle, less leaky etc and we got out of the habit of using them. I did try again every now and again but the bad fit and leaks (whatever folds I tried) constantly put us off. It wasn't until I discovered proper shaped nappies that we really got our teeth into using cloth full time. And the only thing that kept me interested was trying all the new ones!
That said disposables are just SO nasty (smell, leaks, rashes etc) so I'd probably have to invent nice nappies if there weren't any