Reusable nappies

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  1. GingerKitty

    GingerKitty Well-Known Member

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    For the mums that went down this route - what brand did you go for? There seems to be quite a choice and not too much to differentiate between them!
     
  2. Phoenix85

    Phoenix85 Well-Known Member

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    I've got loads of different ones LOL!!

    I used them on my last baby - 9yrs ago - but a lot has changed since then... I mostly used Tots Bots but back then they were two part nappies like their "back to basics" bamboo ones. And I used them with Motherease wraps. However I did find pee wicked on/from the binding.
    When she was a toddler I discovered Wonderoos and really liked them.
    I also had a complete mix of random ones I can't even remember them now, in the main it was tots bots.

    This time round I have 7 Tots Bots Teenyfits, 3 newborn Grovia, 5 Little Lamb Bamboo nappies (these are 2 parters like the tots bots nappies I used 9yrs ago), and then the rest are Wonderoos & Real Easy.
    Oh I do also have a couple of "Bambooty" nappies, one Close Pop In, and a couple of Milovia wraps. And then a few of Tots Bots Easyfits (like Teenyfits but Teenyfits are like 4-12lb and Easyfits are "birth to potty" or 7/8lb to 35lb).

    In my experience though the birth to potty ones are a bit too big for skinny newborns which is why I bought some 'newborn' size nappies too.
     
  3. GingerKitty

    GingerKitty Well-Known Member

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    You've just made me realise something pretty obvious - I could buy a few of different brands before making a big commitment! I was looking at all the "starter bundles" and wasn't sure which one to go for... this way I could find which one works best for me and bubba :)

    Thanks! :)
     
  4. Phoenix85

    Phoenix85 Well-Known Member

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    Haha, no problem :)

    You could also see if there's a nappy library near you and loan a kit, they will demo lots of different brands and let you try different ones in your kit so you can decide which you like best before buying your own.

    I was going to do this but I'd already bought a few Grovia newborn and then I saw teenyfits on sale so bought them lol. Most of mine have been bought at less than RRP.
    :D
     
  5. JamsMom

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    I tried when my son was a baby, 10 years ago! I found them to be huge, he looked like he had nikki minaj's bottom in them and it was hard to fit clothes over them. I used the tots bots too, although I have to admit I had some really cool covers, rainbows, pumpkins, monsters all sorts. Phoenix85 are they a bit smaller now?? I was thinking about trying again this time around but only if they've developed them a bit better!!
     
  6. YorksLass

    YorksLass Well-Known Member

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    My daughter's in little lambs bamboo fitted nappies and they're fantastic! We started with a mixture of those and eco-friendly disposables, and cloth definitely won ;-)
    For wraps, we use either little lambs own ones or disana merino wool wraps (more the latter as it gets colder).
    Phoenix85 knows everything about cloth nappies though - I got loads of useful info from her in the first place lol
    Could be good to get a tester pack or try a nappy library - I've mentioned too on other threads that our city council has a cloth nappy scheme offering a free tester pack or £30 cashback for spending £50 on cloth nappies, maybe there's something similar where you are?
     
  7. YorksLass

    YorksLass Well-Known Member

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    Oh and JamsMom, they are a little bulkier than disposables, but not too bad! Our Rowan looked ridiculous in them newborn, but less so now at 4 months haha
    I don't know about 10 yrs ago but they're definitely better fitting than the terry towelling nappies my kid brother used to have about 25 yrs ago!
     
  8. JamsMom

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    Thankyou, I might look into them again for this one then
     

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