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Nappy talk at antenatal classes
Particularly int in people who went to antenatal classes in Sydney


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#1 mysonsmum

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Just a quick question, when you went to antenatal classes did they provide any information about cloth nappies? Any demonstrations or anything? If so what hospital was it at?

#2 imamumto3

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

no nappy talk at all.

the San offers a day parenting course which I did not attend, maybe nappies were talked about there

#3 dogsneaker

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Nope. No nappy talk at NSPH.



#4 greenthumbs

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Nope, not a mention. They show'd us how to wrap bub, but that's it.

I can't imagine why they'd even bring it up.

#5 rokate

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

At RPAH We got shown ways of folding the old school terry flats.

#6 Ireckon

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

We did cloth nappies - we practised 2 different ways of folding them too.

But that was...gaw, 9 years ago, and we were booked in to Nepean hospital fr the birth, but couldnt get in for antenatal classes so had to go to springwood hospital to do them.

#7 pitzinoodles

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

Short discussion about the different types. Given a handout with instructions on how to fold the old fashioned square nappies for different aged babies.

Birth Centre

#8 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

We had doll babies for each couple and put nappies on them, if I remember there was a way for girls and boys. This was at norwest private.

#9 Neko NoNo

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

I am in Coffs and we learned how to fold and fit terry flats. no mention of MCNs though!

#10 missy78

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

Regional victorian hospital - yes, we practised folding them. Then  had a competiion. DP won! He was very pleased with himself, and the midwife actually managed to convince him to try MCN. (win!)

#11 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

At RPA, all the guys had to sit on the floor, fold (old style) nappies, and put them on life-size dolls. It was HILARIOUS. Not sure it was so much use in terms of learning anything but it was funny.

#12 butterflydreaming

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

No mention at class  but when he was born the midwives came and did the first few nappies (they even managed to get the paed to do the first meconium poo as they figured he found it he should change it lol) and showed us a couple of different ways of folding old school flat nappies.

#13 wannabe30

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE (rokate @ 15/11/2012, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At RPAH We got shown ways of folding the old school terry flats.

Us too. The midwife running the classes did mention MCNs in a general way eg "there are lots of nice cloth nappies you can get now that do up with press studs and don't need folding."

#14 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

They had just started using disposables at the San the year before I had DD1 there (2007). They used to use the old style flats, MCN were not mentioned. I can't remember if we changed a nappy on a doll or not, don't think so. And they didn't really discuss how often to change either, so I was going on my mum's advice and changing every time I found a wee, to avoid nappy rash. Went through my free packet of sposies stupidly fast thanks to that. rolleyes.gif

#15 dangermouse007

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

We just went through antenatal classes at Norwest (NW Sydney). Practised with disposables on the doll - no mention of terry flats at all. A PeaPods MCN was passed around, seemed like a bit of an after thought when we mentioned we were going to use MCNs There was a bit of general discussion of the environmental pros / cons of both - the conclusion seemed to be that we should be concerned about the environment, but there weren't any specific recommendations.

#16 blenheim

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

Yes - and the midwife unfortunately had no idea that MCNs even existed - she told us our options were flat nappies that needed soaking/bleaching etc or disposables.  I gave an impromptu lesson on MCNs original.gif




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