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18/07/2008, 03:35 AM
OK, it's been a long time since I've bought nappies, so I am not sure what's on the market now. I personally use BBH hemp one size, BBH magic alls, and Fuzzi Bunz.
A friend is due to have her baby in a couple of weeks and is very interested to use cloth after she gets over the newborn hurdle.
So I am after EASY nappies that would be best for a 4.5kg+ baby.
I'm keen on one-size for her, so the cost doesn't seem overwhelming, but will go for sized nappies if they are the best.
I was thinking some:
BBH Hemp with covers
BBH all in ones
But are there other options?
I see that there are now some one-size pocket nappies like BumGenius....what are these like to use?
What would you buy for your friend if you were in my position?
18/07/2008, 07:43 AM
I would definitely go for the baby beehind bamboo - I was sooo impressed when I bought them that I got some for a friend (and one itti bitti d'lish as a show-off nappy) and she bought a whole stash of them!
I haven't tried the magicalls (the BBH all in ones) but I think they come with a pocket now for adding more absorbency! Sounds clever to me
18/07/2008, 08:32 AM
I still like my mandy macs, they are cheap, quick to dry and are trim. They aren't the prettiest out there but they do the job well and fit any age. I was using them on my DS from 3 weeks old. BBB's are also good and have used them from early on too.
18/07/2008, 09:42 AM
Can't go wrong with BBB's IMO, they are a great OSFA and what I like about them over my other OSFA fitteds is the absorbancy. That said however, Mandy Macs fit really well from birth and are certainly a cheaper option. I found them very easy on my newborn, as I didn't even bother with the snappi until about 2 months, as the wings wrapped around quite a bit and teamed with a good fitting cover, I used small BBH covers, they made for a very good newborn system that you can continue to use until TT'ing. If you think the cute factor might help convert her though, then maybe some colored BBB's while there on sale is the way to go.
18/07/2008, 10:50 AM
I'll third the MandyMacs! They are a great nappy for around the house or if others are changing, DH prefers these to the fitted BBB's as they are easier to use. And because they are relatively cheap easy to build up a stast quickly. I have been using on DD since 4 weeks.
BBB coloureds are on sale as are the magicalls so I have been buying up on these as both good for going out. I'm planning on some itti bitti's when she reach's med stage.
18/07/2008, 11:45 AM
If I were to try something easy, I'd want a traditional AIO! I found BBB to be quite complicated with DS1 - all the snapping in and having to put a cover on a wriggly baby. (I now use them because I love woolies, and can be bothered with the effort!!)
The only thing is ... I'm not sure of OSFA AIOs ... I quite like the Bubblebubs Medium, I think they go from roughly 5.5kg to 12kg? They're not OSFA, but they fit a large range.
18/07/2008, 11:52 AM
I'd go for BumGenius all the way for ease of use! I use the AIOs (and have done since DD was about 2-3 mths old), but it means I bought a few small, a heap of medium (which she still fits at 20 mths) and now I'm buying larges.
The pocket version BumGenius are a multi-size fit.
18/07/2008, 12:20 PM
I agree you need to go OSFM fitteds or prefolds and a good cover for the first 3-4 months.
Once they reach about 6kg's you can move into a medium AIO as well as fitteds etc and that combo should last for a year or so.
My bub is 19months and has only just moved into larges. He was in Mediums for about 14 months.
Mandy Macs and BBB are both excellent OSFM fitteds.
Not sure if MM do demo's but BBH have consultants all over Australia that do demo's so you could check their website and see if there is one near you. At least that way you and your friend could sit down and get some real hands on and great advice.
I never liked OSFM AIO's or Pockets on a little bub (still don't at 19 months). fitteds are just different tho.
18/07/2008, 12:33 PM
I definately recommend mandy macs and baby beehind bamboo's - i have been using the mandy macs since she was a few days old and the baby beehind bamboos for the last week or so.
I dont like pockets
too fiddly in my opinion - but i do love my bubblebubs
I prefer bubblebubs to itti bitti d'lish
but still love the itti bittis.
18/07/2008, 03:34 PM
I am using bubblebubs with no dramas on my 6 week old. Dry reasonably quickly, good fit under even 0000 clothes that she is wearing. Very cute too!
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