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June 20, 2012

Need Modern Cloth Nappy Help? Discover The Best Expert Cloth Nappy Advice…

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Do You Need Information, Advice, Tips or Have Questions About Using Your Modern Cloth Nappies?

Discover More Expert Washable Cloth Nappy Advice…Expert Modern Cloth Nappy Help and Tips are Shared Twice Weekly in Questions and Answers about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to common cloth nappy FAQ, and respond to these ‘cooperative questions’ so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the reusable topic. Enjoy and discover something new…

If you have an urgent Cloth Nappy Question that isn’t covered in our MCN Information so far, let us know below in the comment box.

Provide full information about your troubles, and I can ask our panel of nappy experts and compile it into a new article to help both you and other Mums with a similar MCN problem. Just Ask!

 

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– Our Nappy Experts –

Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

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May 20, 2012

Need Modern Cloth Nappy Help? Discover The Best Expert Cloth Nappy Advice…

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Do You Need Information, Advice, Tips or Have Questions About Using Your Modern Cloth Nappies?

Discover More Expert Washable Cloth Nappy Advice…Expert Modern Cloth Nappy Help and Tips are Shared Twice Weekly in Questions and Answers about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to common cloth nappy FAQ, and respond to these ‘cooperative questions’ so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the MCN topic. Enjoy and discover something new…

If you have an urgent Cloth Nappy Question that isn’t covered in our MCN Information so far, let us know below in the comment box.

Provide full information about your troubles, and I can ask our panel of nappy experts and compile it into a new article to help both you and other Mums with a similar MCN problem. Just Ask!

 

This link will take you to the most recent MCN advice from Our Nappy Experts…

 

– Our Nappy Experts –

Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

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Charndra


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April 20, 2012

Need Modern Cloth Nappy Help? Discover The Best Expert Cloth Nappy Advice…

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Do You Need Information, Advice, Tips or Have Questions About Using Your Modern Cloth Nappies?

Discover More Expert MCN Advice…Expert Modern Cloth Nappy Help and Tips are Shared Twice Weekly in Questions and Answers about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to common cloth nappy FAQ, and respond to these ‘cooperative questions’ so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the MCN topic. Enjoy and discover something new…

If you have an urgent Cloth Nappy Question that isn’t covered in our MCN Information so far, let us know below in the comment box.

Provide full information about your troubles, and I can ask our panel of nappy experts and compile it into a new article to help both you and other Mums with a similar MCN problem. Just Ask!

 

This link will take you to the most recent MCN advice from Our Nappy Experts…

 

– Our Nappy Experts –

Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

Charndra


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March 1, 2012

Reusable Nappies: Top Tips For Using Modern Cloth Nappies In Summer, Or In The Tropics

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Reusable Nappies: Using Modern Cloth Nappies In Summer and In The Tropics

Discover Our Nappy Experts’ Top Tips For Using Modern Cloth Nappies During Hot or Steamy Weather…

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below. This is MCN advice from a series by the Autumn 2011 sponsors of the Green Promise Nappy Event.

Let’s see what they have to say about our mcn question:

Reusable Nappies: What are Some Top Tips For Using Modern Cloth Nappies In Summer, Or In The Tropics?

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

In very hot weather, some people worry that having a bulky cloth nappy, might make a baby too hot.  On the whole though, cloth nappies tend to be cooler, than a plastic wrapped disposable nappy.  Where possible, using natural fibres helps to regulate temperatures, while some of the very thin, modern, synthetic fabrics that are available are great for ensuring that there isn’t lots of hot, bulky material in the area.  A really hot day is a great chance for some nappy off time though, letting a bit of air get to a part of your babies body that’s usually covered.

Fiona from Darlings Downunder:

We asked our customers this question, as we’d had queries from mums concerned with sweaty bottoms as well as drying nappies in areas of high rainfall & humidity. We got a great variety of responses from parents with tropical experience which we posted on our blog here.

Melanie & Diana of Bodeo:

Summer is the perfect season for cloth nappying! Nappies are at times dry in a matter of hours in the summer sun, and there is no need to hide those delicious prints under clothes. If you are using a fitted nappy, summer is the time to leave the cover off and change when the outside is damp to increase airflow and allow those little butts time to breath.

Misty from FluffyBuns:

Go with breathable fibres, such as bamboo. These nappies are not waterproof but during the warmer months you won’t be covering up bub with clothes so you will feel when bub is damp. These nappies will allow bubs skin to breathe. Don’t forget that wool covers are the best covers to use all year round as they allow your babies skin to breathe and they help moisture to evaporate.

Jane from Little Bear Bums:

Use cotton or natural fibres as much as you can to allow your baby’s skin to breath. And have naked time too!!

Our Comment Question is about Using Reusable Nappies in the Summer:

Tell us the strategies you use to fend off the issues of a hot baby and steamy weather?

– Charndra

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February 23, 2012

Reusable Night Nappies: How Many Modern Nappies Will I Need For A Toddler?

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Reusable Night Nappies: How Many Modern Nappies Will I Need For A Toddler?

Toddlers wee more than smaller babies, and may generally sleep longer. Discover How Many Reusable Night Nappies You Should Aim For, and The Best Night Modern Cloth Nappy Brands…

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below.

Let’s see what they have to say about our Modern Cloth Nappy question:

Reusable Night Nappies: How Many Modern Nappies Will I Need For A Toddler?

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

For night time use, you will need at least 3 nappies; a wash and a wear, and another, just as a back up.  A quick drying nappy that you can boost, such as the Little-ducks toddler night nappy, is ideal, as it can be nice and absorbent, but still quick drying.

Fiona from Darlings Downunder:

How many night nappies you need will depend on your drying capabilities and how often you wash. Night nappies often come apart for faster drying time, but they still take longer than most nappies to dry. If you’re washing and drying every day (throwing the nappy in with the regular washing or hand washing the nappy in the morning), then you could conceivably get away with only one, but two is a much more reasonable minimum, with three being a comfortable number, unless you wish to wash less frequently. We’d usually recommend starting with two or three night nappies and getting extra ones if you find you need them.

Karen from Baby Blossom:

As your baby grows, you will find you need less and less nappies per day. How many you need will still be determined by your baby and how many reusable nappies you can manage to use.

Melanie & Diana of Bodeo:

24 nappies would allow you to wash every 2-3 days, and have dry nappies for the days you are washing. If you have a really heavy wetter and are changing your toddler more frequently, another 6 will have you sorted out!

Misty from FluffyBuns:

3-4, this way you always have a backup one in case they poo right after you put the nappy on, and if there is one wet, you always have one ready.

Jane from Little Bear Bums:

If you are using cloth full time, I would recommend having 4. So you have 2 days worth, and then an extra day for washing day – and when it comes to night nappies, it never hurts to have a spare lying around in case of emergencies / accidents / spills – I’m sure you know what I mean!! And there’s nothing worse than needing to change your baby in the middle of the night and not having what you need on hand!

Our Comment Question is about Reusable Night Nappies:

Tell us which brands of reusable nighttime nappies you think are the best?

Charndra

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February 20, 2012

Need Modern Cloth Nappy Help? Discover The Best Expert Cloth Nappy Advice…

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Do You Need Information, Advice, Tips or Have Questions About Using Your Modern Cloth Nappies?

Discover More Expert MCN Advice…Expert Modern Cloth Nappy Help and Tips are Shared Twice Weekly in Questions and Answers about Modern Cloth Nappies.

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to common cloth nappy FAQ, and respond to these ‘cooperative questions’ so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the MCN topic. Enjoy and discover something new…

If you have an urgent Cloth Nappy Question that isn’t covered in our MCN Information so far, let us know below in the comment box.

Provide full information about your troubles, and I can ask our panel of nappy experts and compile it into a new article to help both you and other Mums with a similar MCN problem. Just Ask!

 

This link will take you to the most recent MCN advice from Our Nappy Experts…

 

– Our Nappy Experts –

Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

Charndra


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February 9, 2012

Cloth Nappy Liners – What Should I Know About Them? (I Don’t Want to Deal with POO!)

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Cloth Nappy Liners – What Should I Know About The Nappy Liner?

What Materials Can a Nappy Liner Can Be Made From?

This mcn advice will help you to discover everything you need to know about making your own liners, buying cloth nappy liners, what they are made of and the benefits or cons of each. If “What if I don’t want to deal with the poop?” is a question you have asked, read on, you want to know about nappy liners!

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below. This is MCN advice from a series by the Autumn 2011 sponsors of the Green Promise Nappy Event.

Let’s see what they have to say about our mcn question:

Nappy Liners – What Should I Know About Them? (What Materials Can a Nappy Liner Can Be Made From and their Benefits or Cons) “What if I don’t want to deal with the poop?”

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

Personally I prefer washable liners, simply because they can be reused time and time again.  I have fleece and suede cloth liners in my stash.  Flushable liners are very handy when out and about, because you can simply flush the whole thing, liner and all, down the toilet.

Fiona from Darlings Downunder:

If your baby’s poo doesn’t just shake off into the toilet, and you can’t bring yourself to scrape the poo off using an implement, you have several great options:

1. A nappy sprayer. These clever devices attach to your toilet and work like a water pistol. You hold the nappy over the toilet and spray the poo off. You can buy commercial ones, or if you are handy, can rig one up using plumbing supplies from your local hardware store. Or you can use an actual water pistol/higher pressure squirt bottle. Just beware of the splash back factor.

2. Reusable liners. These are usually made of microfleece, a polyester fabric that wicks moisture away to the absorbent layer behind it and stays dry to the touch. It is much easier to hold a liner over the toilet and do the shake rather than the whole nappy. Solid poo tends to roll right off fleece liners, making removal easy and then you just throw the liner in the bucket with your nappies. You can buy microfleece from fabric stores and cut it into the appropriate size – it doesn’t need hemming.

3. Biodegradable/flushable liners. This is the best option for real poo phobics. The whole liner, complete with poo, is tipped into the toilet and flushed away. Most flushable liners aren’t suitable for septic systems and shouldn’t be used if you have very old/damaged plumbing. Flushable liners can be made of bamboo, viscose, corn fibres, or wood pulp.

4. If your baby poos at a predictable time each day, you could try some Elimination Communication and see if you can get that poo straight into the toilet!

Remember too, that runny newborn poo doesn’t need to be removed as it will wash out fine in the machine. Liners should also be used to protect your nappies if you have to use nappy creams or lotions at any time.

Karen from Baby Blossom:

If you don’t own a nappy sprayer the next easiest method to deal with poop is flushable liners. There are many different brands to choose from. Just check they are flushable before you buy.
Supermarket liners are not flushable.

Liz from Hatchlings Cloth Nappies:

For avoiding poop contact you can’t beat liners. Make sure you get flushable liners because otherwise you will still have to remove the poop from the liner before putting it in the bin. I find that liners, even flushable ones, that are poop free can go through with your nappy wash and be used again a couple of times – good for the budget, and the environment!

Melanie & Diana of Bodeo:

Nappy Liners can make dealing with poo a little easier, but at some stage or another we all have to deal with poo! Fleece liners are great, as they provide a barrier between the nappy and your baby’s bottom which is handy if applying nappy rash cream. The poo also tends to roll off these a little easier! Also, being washable and resuable means you never need dispose of anything.

Misty from FluffyBuns:

Going for a biodegradable and flushable liner is the best way to avoid poop.. This way you can just hold the nappy over the toilet and let the liner and everything fall in, there are one’s made from corn which i personally prefer. Fleece liners are my favourite as they are soft on bubs skin, they keep bub dry, and yes the poo does roll off into the toilet, then just wash with your nappies.

Jane from Little Bear Bums:

If you don’t want to deal with the poop, liners are the way to go – in particular biodegradable ones so you have no worries just removing it and flushing it! Be careful about what you put down the toilet because not all liners are as environmentally friendly as each other.

Our Comment Question is about Cloth Nappy Liners:

What type of cloth nappy liners work for you?

-Charndra

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