Jump to content

Best mcn for baby with skinny legs


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Lorem ipsum

Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

HI,

Hoping for some recommendations for nappies for ds. He is 4 weeks  old and I am looking at getting some mcns.

We are currently using prefolds and thirties duo covers, which fit well, I have bought one Magicall but it seems a bit gapey around the legs. Although he might be a bit small for it yet.

I also have some issy bears on order.

So what would you recommend for a sskinny boy?

#2 tick

Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Newborn chicken legs are pretty hard to accommodate in the early days I reckon!  The tots bots teeny fits are good but since your boy is 4 weeks old there's probably not much point trying them, they only go up to 6kgs I think.  Great leg seal though.  I've heard people rave about bubblebubs for skinny newborns but haven't tried them myself.  Fattycakes are really great but probably not so easy to come by in a hurry (except for second hand on the FB MCN page perhaps).  TBH you're probably best off sticking with the prefolds and covers a bit longer until your son fattens up a bit, then you could go straight into a one-size fits all nappy like ones and twos or something.  They look to me to be very similar to bumgenius but much cheaper (my DD1 had skinny legs and was in bumgenius very early on actually).

#3 frogcal

Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

My DS has always had chicken legs even now he is 2, I love Bambooty nappies for their fit. I have only ever had the sized ones in the easy-dry though, haven't tried their new one-size.

#4 seepi

Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

fuzzibunz worked really well for my skinny mini. But I dont' think I was using them at 4 weeks - your little one might plump out a bit and fit most nappies soon.

#5 Feefifofum

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

I also bought Fuzzibunz on recommendation on these boards, for my premmie-legged chookie. They have adjustable leg elastic. They worked really well.

Strangely, now that she's got big fat legs like her stocky daddy, she's leaking through her Fuzzibunz, but not her other nappies. I can't quite figure out why they're no longer fitting so well. I dont' think this would happen to all babies. Maybe they just ain't so good for buddha-legs!

#6 *maddierose*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

Although we are well beyong mcn's my last ds was tiny for months (born at 5 pound 12 or 2.6kgs) and always had chicken legs.

We loved bubblebubs and bambooty.

Unless issy bears have changed over the past 18 months you will find them extremely bulky.

#7 DecafJane

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

If you are still looking, itti bitti are a trim fitting nappy and are doing a flash lucky dip sale so you could get two or three small-sized nappies to try out. Otherwise keep an eye out for sales, but they fit slim kids quite well.

I LOVE my Issy Bears but they are definitely bulky, you may find them a bit big until he is 5 or so kg big.

#8 Leafprincess

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

Sabre's a preemie with chicken legs

We have been using bubble bubs bam bams (Aussie company, made in Brisbane)

They are cut like a nappy shape & held together with a snappi.
This allows you to get a good tight fit around the legs.

They are fully absorbent & I have had no leakages unlike the Huggins newborn nappies which leaked all over the place ( free from hospital, but useless)

Speak to the girls at nest nappies they are very helpful

http://webstore.nestnappies.com.au/index.p...-F-HB&c=101

#9 MnCzMa

Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:39 AM

anything that has a wide crutch.  If you have NB stuff to deal with go a fitted and cover and turn in the frills.  BBH or Mandy Macs work great.


#10 michie0moo

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

If you are still looking. BBH petites would be a good option too.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

Toddler freed after getting trapped in escalator

A shopping centre escalator needed to be pulled apart to free a toddler's trapped hand.

Why I'm kind of excited about my daughter's nits

Is it weird to say that I am secretly thrilled to find that my daughter Edie has nits?

Baby born at 10:11 on 12-13-14

Well, it's actually 13-12-14 to us over here. But still, Clare Elizabeth Keane's consecutive numerical birth time is pretty special.

On holding tightly and loving fiercely

We can't live in fear. This post is about Christmas and how at this time we should be celebrating life and grateful for what we have: our loved ones who we cherish fiercely.

Babies, relatives and coping with Christmas day

Everyone will love your baby but your baby may not be so happy to be passed around a lot of new people - nor may you want to feed with an audience.

Why I won't be posting pictures of my baby on Facebook

There are pros and cons to this policy.

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.