2 Little Cloth Bums

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And oh my what cute little cloth bums they are. We’ve decided to go down the cloth nappy route and we’re having no regrets whatsoever. Back before Dylan was born we got the Close pop-ins minkee set in our plans to use reuesable’s full time with him. In our excitement we tried them on Oli who at the other end of 2 was too big, we didn’t really quite know what to do and I think we were so use to disposables that we just stuck with them until potty training. When Dylan was born, our reuesables nappy plans kinda got chucked out the window but we did use the odd one as we ran out of nappies nappies.

Close pop ins

Fast forward to today where we now have Charlotte meaning we now have two little ones in nappies, so we’ve decided to give the reusables another try. Our first nappy for Charlotte was a gPant from gNappies. We’ve been trying it out with it the disposable inserts but we do plan on trying out the cloth inserts as we do like the way the gPants look on Charlotte. The goddess pink gPant is at the top of my want list along with the gingham girl gPant with its matching gingham girl dress.

Danielle over at It Started With A Squish has introduced me to Baba&Boo and browsing the nappies, I just had to have the Mr Fox one for the kids. I decided when it arrived that it would be perfect for Dylan and oh how cute he looked in it. Watching his little bottom toddle around in it, I squealed at how adorable it was. Charlotte is definitely needing the Little Miss Rabbit for her collection. The luxury of not using disposables means getting to use something other then plain white ones which can get rather boring at times. Cloth definitely makes nappy changes much more delightful. When I throw in the fact we’re saving money as well as the environment, I cant help but to fist pump the air.

Baba&Boo

We’re currently getting head around liners, boosters, washing, oh the washing. So I’ve learnt you don’t put fabric conditioner in with them and that it’s best to probably not use them when the kids are covered in nappy cream. Washing wise, I need to grab myself an bucket as I’m currently using the waterproof bag which came with the close pops ins but it’s not big enough to store all our dirty nappies. We’re also needing to get more nappies, I’m so sad when I’m having to use disposables as all the reuseables are in the wash/waiting to dry.

We’re not got ready to make the full leap yet with regards to long trips out the house or night-time, but I think we will once we get our head around it all. Thank you Kate & Kelly for all your help so far on the nappy front. Please do let me know if you have any advice or nappy recommendations for me.

 

 

  • Kelly Finn

    Yay!! Love this post, my bin is from baba and boo, get some nets for it too, that way you won’t have to touch the dirty nappies when washing. Just pick the net up and chick them all in. Advice? Yes. Lock up your purse!!!

    • http://www.babaandboo.com Eve Bell

      Ha! Love that advice!!! Cloth nappies are meant to save you money!!

      • http://www.methemanandthebaby.co.uk/ Me , The Man & The Baby

        Hehe.. It’s why I’ve desperately been trying to curve myself with the nappy spending! I’m bad enough at getting carried away with buying clothes for the kids!

    • http://www.methemanandthebaby.co.uk/ Me , The Man & The Baby

      Nets?! Now you’ve lost me! Ha.. I had to spend pennies buying a new purse today because the dog got hold of mine and chewed it!

  • http://www.76sunflowers.co.uk/ 76 sunflowers

    Reusable nappies have moved on massively in the past few yrs. when my two were in them we had Bambino Mio which worked ok but we never used them overnight and chickened out using them out and about! One major downside was the flush able liners blocked our drains so watch out for that! Your little ones look ace in them :)

    • http://www.methemanandthebaby.co.uk/ Me , The Man & The Baby

      Thank you! Find reusuables nappies are much cuter then those disposables. Oh I think I’ve been putting the liners in the bin, keep forgetting they are flushable. Maybe I should stick to binning them. Glad to see I’m not the only chicken when it comes to using them out & about & at night-times! ;)

  • Vicki – Elliebearbabi

    Im a newbie cloth bum mum too, granted rather late to the party as mini’s 17 months but im a total convert. haven’t cracked the night time though still use disposables so any tips for night send them my way :)

    • http://www.methemanandthebaby.co.uk/ Me , The Man & The Baby

      Oo so I’m not the only one who’s afraid of night-time use! What’s putting you off? I’m worried the kids wont sleep as well as what they do. I say kids but I mean Charlotte as I’ve stopped using them with Dylan. He just pees way too much for the ones he’s been wearing!