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Stuffing my Minki

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indigosky2k
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Stuffing my Minki

Postby indigosky2k » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:30 pm

So we used a Standard Minki for the first time last night. It was a success :wine: and I think much better than my terries. I'm seriously addicted to pockets now :mrgreen: Anyway I stuffed it with a bamboo booster and a muslin, but was wondering what everyone else uses as I want to buy some more Minki's and use them full time as night nappies. We've been boosting our terries at night with just a muslin, folded about 1 million times to give me 12 layers, but think that's not really enough now DD is going to bed earlier.

Also while I'm here, how many NN's do you all have? I was thinking 3 would be fine, but doubt I could control myself to just 3 :hohoho:

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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby Frances » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:33 pm

I use about 4 bamboo or hemp boosters/inserts, mostly home-made bamboo terry ones (Puddlekins sells them, and Babykind usually have bamboo or hemp in their bargains section) I've never had a leaking minki; they're fab!

I have about 9 night nappies but about 4-5 should be fine; more if you're drying them inside on airers in the winter.

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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby indigosky2k » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:36 pm

Frances wrote: I use about 4 bamboo or hemp boosters/inserts, mostly home-made bamboo terry ones (Puddlekins sells them, and Babykind usually have bamboo or hemp in their bargains section) I've never had a leaking minki; they're fab!

I have about 9 night nappies but about 4-5 should be fine; more if you're drying them inside on airers in the winter.


Thanks. I have a ton of terries which I'm currently dyeing, now we're not using them full time, so could use some to make boosters.
And I have to dry inside, so like the excuse there for needing more nappies :giggle: :giggle:

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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby Louise » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:13 pm

Katie has 5 night nappies atm but we'll be needing more soon once I start having to dry everything inside. Ryan wears Standard Minkis at night and I stuff them with 2 bambo terry squares and 1 EP or EH hemp insert and occasionally EP bamboo inserts instead of the terries. (I've only got a few atm but will be buying more) If you're going to be using Minkis 3 outers should be fine as they dry fairly quickly but I'd have at least double the amount of inserts.

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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby Kirstyh » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:20 pm

Gracie has 8 NN's
WE just use fitteds at night when I did use Minkis I used a petie dessous and 1 or 2 easy peasy.

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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby indigosky2k » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:12 pm

Another thought, which size would you recomend? Kacie is about 16lb. If I'm going to buy these new I don't want to buy mediums if she's going to be out of them in 2 months time.

Thanks again girls :D

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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby Ruth » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:15 pm

Hi

I love them! They have been a success here too & I am gutted that I never used them with Jack, as night times was the main reason we stopped using cloth :(

I use 2 mf boosters & hemp, last night I used the swaddlebees one size hemp insert from my swaddlebees econappi & it was a really good fit & it worked really well & was actually dry in places after 11 hours. So I have bought a couple more of them as I found them really easy to stuff in there.
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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby emmajayne33 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:27 pm

I use prefolds, muslins, petie dessous, basically anthing I can get my hands on ,with a couple of EP hemp boosters. :)

We have a medium and I can see it lasting Isaac a while..,, :)

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Re: Stuffing my Minki

Postby littlesez » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:03 pm

im sure mediums would be fine, izzy is still in smalls in minkis! we can't seem to figure out pockets at night yet :( we have 5 fitted nappies and 2 night nappies that we use. Is your nappy addiction my fault :hohoho:

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