Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Getting Back Into Cloth Nappies



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.

6 comments:

  1. Ooooo! We never tried cloth nappies before. You can get some really fun designs :) #Binkylinky

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  2. I tried this before but my son just pee too much so I stopped! But for those times that my son used it its really money saver! #binkylinky

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  3. Lovely post! We were given a full set of Little Lambs when S was small, and I loved putting them on her; she only wore disposables at night or if we were going for a day out. Eventually we had to stop using them though, as they just made her bum too big, and began to leak at nursery. She had a good couple of years of using them though!

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  4. I tried cloth nappies, but with twins I found disposables so much more convenient. I admire you for sticking to them. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  5. We have never tried cloth nappies so it was interesting to read about your experience of them. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up #bigfatlinky

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  6. I have never tried cloth diapers but have heard so many great things about them. Plus they are so cute and have amazing patterns too. I wouldn't want to ever cover them up! haha Thank you so much for linky up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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