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Post by pesties » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:24 am

Hi all,
I am new to the scene - i have a two year old boy that i used disposable on - which i find rather ironic now as i wanted everything natural for him! LOL
Anyway i am preg with number two - due in May and am now looking into cloth nappies... can't promise anything but REALLY REALLY want to give it a good go.

So i am looking at all the different kinds and am thinking i really like all the modern types - but would rather not pay for a newborn set and hubby is so against hiring, so thought i would use flats for the beginning. Admittedly i have brought two different types of the more modern styles - just to try! (couldn't help myself!) Prefolds i'm not so keen on as they apparently take longer to dry.

anyway... my questions so far are -
Does anyone put anything ontop of the cotton to keep bubs bum feeling drier? eg. could you use a peice of muslin against bubs skin so that the wee goes thru to the cotton? Just thinking of different ideas!

And why can't you use a snappi thing on a cotton flat?

I'm sure there will be more questions as i think of them :lol:


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Post by pixeldust » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:26 am

You could use microfleece liners on top to keep bub dry, you can make your own pretty cheaply as you don't need to overlock them or sew as they won't fray. Or buy them from somewhere like TradeMe: ... 457582.htm

I think Snappi's won't work because there is nothing for them to "grip" to, IYKWIM?

From the Snappi website:

Snappi®s WORK BEST with Snappi® terry cloth diapers, cotton prefolds (Chinese or DSQ), and other cloth diapers with a loose enough weave for the Snappi to hook into. They DO NOT work well flannel or any other tightly woven diapers, even most hemp diapers.


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Post by sb » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:00 pm

You could try terry towelling flats, which dry quickly and can be snappied unlike the traditional flanny flats with the red stripe which definitely dony snappi. They dry quicker than a prefold. I found my terry flats a bit bulky for a newborn, they are the same size as a flanny flat. There are smaller ones around bright bots or poplini ones look like they are smaller.

I second the micro fleece liners.

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Post by Paula24 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:57 pm

Hey there, good on you for doing the cloth thing. :D
Im new too and really loving the peapods after trying the flats...... i did use bummis wraps with flats tho and they were good for keeping in the wet but a little rough on my babys legs :oops: .
Now Ive found peapods :lol: which are soooooo soft and easy to wash and wear 8-) . Im thinking of selling my flats and wraps to buy more peapod pocket nappies. :roll: it can get very addictive :shock: .
Good luck and im sure all your questions will be answered by the lovely nappynetwork ladies they sure helped me heaps :D
A new mum to 8week old Macee Jae.

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