Friday, September 16, 2011

Cloth Nappies: The Verdict thus far

Some of you may be wondering what the verdict is from my previous post Cloth Nappies: Good Idea or Crazy Mum when I was still pregnant about my desire to use cloth nappies/diapers instead of disposables. I thought I would do a follow up post about my progress thus far.

When Ezra was first born, we used disposables from the get go, they made sense in the hospital because you couldn't wash them, plus newborn poop is really crazy. When we got home, we kept using them, I think I was a bit tentative to start with the cloth nappies because of this mindset that disposables are just easier. One day I decided to give the cloth a shot, it took a little bit to figure out all the snaps and gadgets and then we had a leak, the next one was leaking too. So after a few pee leeks, which are not fun for us or Ezra, I went back to disposables, for convenience. You know what, they started leaking too, maybe we just have ourselves a heavy wetter. The bin was piling up, and our green wheely bin was pretty much just full of nappies. So after a few more days, I decided to really figure out these cloth nappies.

My initial problem was that I wasn't putting them on tight enough, I guess I was scared I was squishing him to tightly, but I wasn't by any means, there were gapes in the legs where the pee was escaping from. Once I got them tight enough and secured properly they have been AWESOME! I really don't find it that hard to wash them, and our bin is empty!! They are also this lovely fluffy soft minky material in all sorts of awesome colours that just look so darn cute. I calculated that in the first month, using disposables we had already spent $99 on nappies (a 108 pack costing $33). I know they use less as they get older, but it is estimated the average baby would go through $3000 worth of disposables in their life. Although the cloth nappies I bought were on the more expensive side, they are no where near $3000.


So the verdict is, Cloth All the Way.. so far they have been awesome and I feel a whole lot better about chucking a load of nappies in the wash, then a bin full of disposables.

The brand I use is Itti Bitti and the type is the Tutto's, which can be adjusted to fit a newborn to toddler, which is great value for money!! This is the order I did this week! Such awesome colours.

1 comment:

  1. Great info! No kiddos yet for me and hubby but I totally plan on cloth diapering.

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