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Microfibre preferences

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Re: Microfibre preferences

Postby mrspumpkin » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:02 pm

we have one teddy nappy. it has lasted really well- 3 years so far and is nice and soft. velcro isn't what it was but it's been used for ages. it was great to have a microfibre nappy in case of running out- it was almost dry when taking it out of the machine.

i find it not as absorbant and more bulky than say tots bamboozles.

for boosters- i have a mixture- bamboo, hemp, microfibre and cotton (maybe 1 or 2 of each). my microfibre ones are justs the cloth you can buy in the supermarket

we don't get rashes or anything with the teddy nappy, and i only use it at night

Eta if i was starting out again- i would prob get a terry square (?little ewe), fitteds- one cotton (? bimbles/ tots), one bamboo(little lamb), one microfibre (teddy) and then maybe an AIO (?teenyfit) or pocket (?fuzzi)

and some mother ease rikki wraps, nippa and some fleece liners

that would give you a mixture and then you could decide what you liked.

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Re: Microfibre preferences

Postby beck » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:04 am

We got on quite well with MF inserts in our pockets (would use a hemp or bamboo trifold for security as well) but then William was only a medium wetter. I bought some from an american site (cant think of the name!) and they were fantastic compared to some others I've tried.

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Re: Microfibre preferences

Postby usinukveg » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:48 pm

Thanks so much for all the help! I think that we'll probably get at least a few microfibres in the end, seeing as not everyone is against them! We've just done a few loads of laundry in our new place and find that even normal cotton t-shirts take about 2 days to dry...let alone jeans and thicker trousers. There isn't fantastic ventilation and whenever someone takes a shower, the whole place is a bit humid.

Mrs Pumpkin, thanks for the example of a shopping list. I'll definitely be looking around the classified for some of your suggestions!

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Re: Microfibre preferences

Postby clarahippy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:10 am

Hi,

I live in a high rise so feel for you with the drying problems! I started out with a mixture of nappies bought preloved and have a few microfibre in there. I definitely think they are an essential part of your stash if you have drying issues and am trying to get more! It means I can have some nice swish bamboo nappies without worrying about how long they take to dry because I have my microfibre ones to fall back on. I am finding I need to boost them sometimes but mostly we use them at home anyway and save my nicer pockets/AIO for going out.

The other thing I never considered before is that if you don't have a tumble dryer/outdoor drying its really really hard to get crunchy cotton nappies soft :(

Clare

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