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WDYT of my cloth nappy plans?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:10 PM
I have been given a huge massive number of pre-fold nappies and a bag of medium and large nappy covers, which I intend to use for new bubba from 5 months on.
From age 3.5 to 5 months we will be overseas and I will have to use disposable.
I am keen to use cloth for the first 3.5 months too, but want to make my life as easy as possible. My friend who gave me the prefolds says they are too big for newborns, (although her newborns were tiny - mine is likely to be between 3.5-4kg at birth).
So my plan is to buy-
10 baby beehinds Magic all in ones in size small (4-7kg) which are on sale for $16 each, medium absorbency, easy use, for day time use.
And 6 Itti bitt boo night/heavy nappies which are on sale for $22 each, heavy absorbency for nights and days out.
Altogether this will be 16 nappies and cost $300, which I figure is about what I would spend on disposables in those 3.5 months, and I can possibly get some money back from selling the set afterwards.
I will be able to wash most days as I won't be working and DS1 will be at school, so will just be sticking close to home. It will be Feb to May in Melb though, so I'm not sure how long they will take to dry.
Does anyone have an opinion on this plan?
Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:02 PM
It sounds good, I loved magicalls when mine were smaller, they are so close to a disposable to use.
You will be able to sell them easily on facebook.
I am a bit iffy about Bitti boos being sold as night nappies. I always used them just as regular day fitteds and even then they would only last a few hours, I've never understood how anyone could use them overnight and I am sure Itti Bitti never used to sell them as night nappies, I think that's a recent thing. Anyway they will probably be okay on a newborn overnight as you will be up for feeds so could change anyway if needed.
Magicalls take a while to dry imo, the sewn in microfibre needs to be turned inside out and they make take a full day or more to dry in cooler weather, the boos snap apart for easy drying.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:05 AM
Thanks for your feedback lifehacker. I have gone ahead and made the order.
Good to hear I can probably get some money back selling them on.
Means I can probably order a couple more down the track according to what suits, but I think this will be a good start and give me some flexibility.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:20 AM
i have around 20 in rotation for 2 in cloth (to wash daily) or 1 in cloth (wash 3 daily)
Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:16 PM
I actually found prefolds to be brilliant on my newborn.
Next child, I'm going to do prefolds, then osfm. My fav is bumgenius but plenty swear by bbh and itti bittis. I personally don't like them.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:27 PM
That's not a lot of nappies for a newborn, but if you're really good at washing very very regularly, and you have a few backup disposables for when things aren't yet dry, then you should be fine. And, of course, you'll have the prefolds to try out - I think they'll be fine on your newborn, that's what plenty of people use.
Magicalls do take awhile to dry, but I found putting the drying rack over the heating vent with a sheet over top to keep the heat in got them dry in about 24 hours.
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