Back in April I was sent a bundle of cloth nappies to try out for Real Nappy Week. I had never considered using cloth before hand, and was pleasantly surprised by how easy they were to use. I did intend to continue using cloth nappies, I wasn't planning on switching to using them full time but did want to use them regularly. For various reasons this did not happen, they were put away in a drawer and kind of forgotten about.
When packing to move house at the start of this year I came across the nappies and decided that I was going to give them a go. When unpacking in my new home I placed them on the shelves in my bedroom so they wouldn't be forgotten about and decided to try them out again. We originally tried the nappies when Osian was 6 months old, when we moved he was 15 months, so quite a bit older. I was a little worried they may not work as well as before and I also wasn't sure if they would still fit. Luckily the majority of the nappies we were sent are birth to potty (BTP), there are poppers on the front of the nappy to adjust the size so I just had to change where the poppers were attached.
As Osian is in nursery for most of the day during the week I thought cloth nappies could be a weekend thing, or any other days we spend at home. I watched a video on YouTube on how to fit cloth nappies, ready for the following weekend.
Next weekend came and I decided to try a cloth nappy for his first one of the day. Osian got a little bored while I was fitting his nappy. I felt like I was changing him for the first time again and I was being really slow, trying to make sure I did it right.
We've now been using cloth nappies again for about 5 weeks, I'm happy to say that every weekend Osian has either spent the whole day in cloth or at least some of the day. He even chooses his nappy sometimes, he loves ones with either animals or cars. When the nappies on he's either pointing at his nappy saying broom broom or making animal noises.
Even though we were sent a generous bundle of nappies, for the amount I wish to use them I do need to buy a few more. It's hard to choose as there are so many different brands with many types of nappies, plus there's a huge selections of prints out there and being my indecisive self it takes me ages to decide on things. I think I'm going to opt for ones I think Osian will like, hmm maybe I should be on the hunt for an Olaf one!
I think I prefer all in ones to pocket nappies. My favourite nappies to use at the moment are Bambino Mio Solo's and Tots Bots. They were also my favourites when trying all the nappies out for Real Nappy Week.