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Old 14-09-08, 15:05
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Question Terry nappies virgin here

I just got a couple of training pants for Katie for bedtime. They're from Boots, dead soft, and washable. They're ideal so hopefully I won't be buying any more nappies for Katie woohoo! I really want her to have dry nights soon, so I'm hoping that these will train her more quickly.

ANYHOOOs it's dawned on me that I might save money if I switch from disposables to washables for Chris. I wasn't up for it when I first had him cause it was enough of a headcrash at the time iykwim...

I need to know... what bits are disposable in the terrys ones?? Do you have to 'sluice'?? (eeeow) Or do you chuck out a wee insert or something??? Chris goes through about 5 nappies a day... how many should I buy and which ones? What accesories, if you like, do I need to buy? Grippers etc... Will I save money?? I usually pay around £12 for about 60 nappies, so that's about 12 days or so - ooo is that a quid a day? Doesn't sound that bad LOL... Mind you, 365 days in the year........
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Old 14-09-08, 15:13
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CaNT answer much all i know is my mum had terrys with me and said their was a liner which caught most of the sh*t so u should be able to lift that out and flush. I debate using em next time but figure when u washed dried and everything they cant be much cheaper. correct me if i am wrong. x
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Well I figured I'd be putting them in with towels etc that I was washing anyways. I also thought they would be more comfortable...
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Well I figured I'd be putting them in with towels etc that I was washing anyways. I also thought they would be more comfortable...

I am so not showering at your house! Bleughhh!
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How weird, we're thinking about this too! My sister just got these http://www.bumgenius.com/one-size.php for her son (16 months old). He poos in the toilet so she hasn't had to deal with washing that off them! The inserts are washable and you can put extra inserts in for nighttime. They haven't had any leaks so far although she's only been using them a couple of weeks. She puts the used nappies in an old pillowcase beside the washing machine and washes once a day. Apparently these ones can be tumbled dry too. She got 10 but they recommend 20 or more. This is a good link I've been looking at: http://www.babykind.co.uk/whatwilIineed.htm
We haven't decided yet but cloth nappies do seem to be a good bit cheaper in the long run! xo
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You put a flushable liner in hon so you just wang that down the loo and put the wet nappy and wrap (cover) in the nappy bin. Is easy enough and you'll probably save a fair whack. I paid out about £150 for nappies and covers and had enough to last from 3 months ish to potty training except having to buy some bigger wraps as she grows.

You need to figure in how you'll dry them to work out how many you need. I have a tumble drier so can get them washed and dried in a few hours so need less nappies than someone who has to dry them on an airer for a couple of days etc.

3 days worth is pretty average so that's about 15 nappies and you could always get a few terry squares as back up if you run out.

I might have a few bits going begging. Will go check it out now xx

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I forgot to add:

There are lots of different types of real nappy. You can get terry squares and fold them and use a pin or nappy nippa (grip) to secure it and then put a wrap (modern version of plastic pants) over the top.

Or modern cloth nappies are shaped like a disposible and you can choose between applix (basically velcro but harder wearing) poppers or no fasteners so you use a nappy nappa.

Also you can get all in ones where the nappy and wrap are sewn into one piece which is quicker to put on and off. These take longer to dry than separates but are so easy.

Then there's pocket nappies which is similar to an all in one but you stuff it in the middle with absorbant inserts which can come out for washing.
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i was going to ask how they fitted.

are they easy enough to put on once u get the hang of it? Do u have to soak them or just put straight in washer?
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Beccyboo the fit is quite bulky so clothes tend to look snug over them. Tis cute when they're wearing baggy jeans etc but looks cack under certain things hence why we don't use them all the time.

They are dead easy especially when you get in a routine i.e sling contents of bucket in washer in morning and then peg them out or tumble them and everynight I used to fold the clean ones up and put them in her drawer as she was getting ready for bed.

It's easiest to drypail which means not to use any liquid or soak in the bucket. I occasionally did a prewash with some nappy sanitiser but wasn't necessary just for my piece of mind.
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I forgot to add:

There are lots of different types of real nappy. You can get terry squares and fold them and use a pin or nappy nippa (grip) to secure it and then put a wrap (modern version of plastic pants) over the top.

Or modern cloth nappies are shaped like a disposible and you can choose between applix (basically velcro but harder wearing) poppers or no fasteners so you use a nappy nappa.

Also you can get all in ones where the nappy and wrap are sewn into one piece which is quicker to put on and off. These take longer to dry than separates but are so easy.

Then there's pocket nappies which is similar to an all in one but you stuff it in the middle with absorbant inserts which can come out for washing.
The terry's squares - is it like oragami??? A bit put off by the prospect of leakage cause of poor folding technique... I suppose that's what the over nappy thing is there for, but it sounds a bit like a glorified plastic bag over it...

Like the nappy nippy idea. Better than a pin, I think.

Also like the idea of them being the same shape as the disposables, as I will be attempting to convert OH and if it's too different it'll probably get his back up. Might aim for these with the poppers or the nappy nippa.

How do you remove the 'we're full of wee' inserts from the pocket ons without gettin a little boaky in the tummy???

See the one where the nappy and wrap are sewn together, is that like pull ups then or what? Or is it still needing poppers or grips? Are they tumble drier safe?


ALSO... is it preferable to let them air dry - like, do they last longer...? I would imagine there must be some kind of plastic content which surely must wrinkle up gradually if they're constantly tumble dried. My tumble drier doesn't work on the low heat setting...

AND thank you, Abbie, for the offer of some nappies to try - that would be fab xxxxxxxxxxx
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