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Q: Advice on cloth nappies/diapers ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Advice on cloth nappies/diapers
Category: Family and Home > Parenting
Asked by: hotblack-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 11 Oct 2005 12:37 PDT
Expires: 10 Nov 2005 11:37 PST
Question ID: 578971
I am looking to use cloth nappies/diapers on my baby when it arrives,
but I don't where to start.

I have read so much about all the brands like Motherease, Nature
Babies, Tots Bots, Ella's House, Nappy Nation etc, but get so confused
by it all. Should I go for terries, prefolds, shaped, stuffable or all
in ones? And then there are the wraps!!!!

The list is endless!

Where do I start?
Subject: Re: Advice on cloth nappies/diapers
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 11 Oct 2005 16:47 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi hotblack,

I used cloth diapers for both my children. I was given baby diaper
service for 1 year with both my kids as a wedding gift. I loved it.

WHat I would do is buy a small amount of prefold and all-in-one
diapers and decide when the baby comes. Everyone has a preference. The
only difference between the all-in-ones and fitted is the cut --and
Price.  They are all going to wash up the same and make little
difference as to comfort.

I used prefolded diapers, the ones where the middle THIRD is thicker,
but all-in-ones were not available 20 years ago, so I would probably
use those now.

If you can afford it, get the service, it's well worth it.

This is where to start:

This site has fabulous diapers (I never thought I'd say that!)
This site has bothe types I mentioned above.

How Does Modern, No-Pins Cotton Diapering Work?
..."It combines a soft, three-panel diaper (the center panel is
extra-thick and absorbent) with a velcro-fastening diaper cover. You
just fold the diaper in thirds and trap it in place under the cover.
That's all. No pins needed. (For summer and other times when you might
want your baby to wear a diaper with no outer cover, you can use
either pins or diaper clips. The slight added effort for these few
occasions is balanced by the fact that disposables don't ever allow
you the option of shedding the outer plastic covering for your baby's
summer comfort.)..."

Why cloth? (not that you need convincing)

Washing Cloth Diapers and Other Tips

I hope this helps you decide!


Search terms used at Google:
"cloth diapers"

Request for Answer Clarification by hotblack-ga on 12 Oct 2005 06:22 PDT
Thanks! That's a great help. I probably should have said I was in the
UK, need to see if I can find suppliers here. Who would have thought
that a website called diapernet existed, maybe I should start NappyNet
over here!

Clarification of Answer by cynthia-ga on 12 Oct 2005 13:39 PDT
Oh my...  ok, --I'm on my way out the door, I'll look for UK suppliers
for you late tonight or tomorrow.  And "NappyNet" is a fabulous idea!

Clarification of Answer by cynthia-ga on 15 Oct 2005 18:19 PDT
Hi again hotblack!

I'd check out eBay... They have tons of UK stores with nappies
advertised.  Here's one:

Than eBay store is connected to this web site:

Here's the eBay page showing a lot of UK baby pages, note each one
will have a web site to go explore:

Let me know if you want more help...

hotblack-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
That's great, I have a look at the Time2Change website and I will
definitely be getting stuff from there!

Subject: Re: Advice on cloth nappies/diapers
From: dinks-ga on 11 Oct 2005 13:35 PDT
hey there, when we had our twins we got some great advice from a lady
on this site

she was really helpful.

Subject: Re: Advice on cloth nappies/diapers
From: myoarin-ga on 11 Oct 2005 15:39 PDT
Did you stay with diapers, or did you go to Pampers or the like, as my
wife quickly did, after thinking she wanted to be traditional?
Subject: Re: Advice on cloth nappies/diapers
From: dinks-ga on 12 Oct 2005 06:07 PDT
Hi Myoarin

I did stick with them, it was hard at first, I was just using terries
that I got from a friend, and they weren't really for me, and I nearly
gave up, but saw some of the new type nappies, and after chatting to a
few people about it, thought I would give it one last go. Didn't look
back after that.

I got some of these <a href=""> Tots Bots </a>
they are so much easier.

I also got some of these <a
The stuffable ones are really easy.

Subject: Re: Advice on cloth nappies/diapers
From: dinks-ga on 12 Oct 2005 06:09 PDT
sorry, I don't seem to be able to get the links to work


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