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September 1, 2012

Australian Cloth Nappies. Starting With Modern Cloth Nappies: How Old Was Your Bub When You Started Using Modern Cloth Nappies?

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Australian Cloth Nappies. How Old Was Your Bub When You Started Using Modern Cloth Nappies?

Let’s Find Out When the Experts Began Using Modern Cloth Nappies on their Babies – You May Be Surprised!

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:

 Starting With Modern Cloth Nappies: How Old Was Your Bub When You Started Using Modern Cloth Nappies?

Lara from Extremely Nappies (closed):

My third baby was in cloth as soon as I got her home from hospital. Her nappies fit from birth to toilet training. Some were hand-me-downs from her brother who’d just graduated to undies, others were brand new that I made specially for her.

I’m always happy to answer your questions personally, even if you use a different brand.

Angie from Piggy Tails Nappies:

My youngest baby is 14 weeks and I started using cloth as soon as he was born. I only ventured into nighttime nappies when he was 12 weeks.

However, I must confess, I didn’t use cloth with my other 2 children. I am kicking myself for that now because I could have saved almost $6,000! I simply didn’t know they existed. Bummer.

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

I started using modern cloth nappies on my oldest child from when he was a few days old.  I’m glad I did because teeny tiny nappies are very cute, but really any age, is a good time to start.  Some people prefer to wait until they are settled into motherhood and all the changes it brings before making the switch to cloth, and that can be a great idea, as you don’t want to get too swamped with new things.  There’s no reason at all that you can’t start using cloth nappies from the very beginning though, as I did.

Melissa from Little Para Pants:

My oldest was about 4 months old when I started sewing modern cloth nappies.  Prior to this we’d been using terry squares and changing about 20 a day!  My youngest was in modern cloth nappies from a couple of weeks old – I confess we started off with disposables to make the transition easier (and because I misjudged how many cloth nappies we’d need & how big he’d be!)

Susan from Nifty Naps:

My first bub was 6 weeks, my second it was when I came home from hospital.

Melanie & Diana from Bodeo:

Melanie – We used a combination of cloth and disposables for the first 6 weeks while we adjusted to life with a newborn. Beofe giving birth, I suspected that my son was going to be a big baby (at 9lb10oz I was right!!) so had avoided buying too many small sized nappies, and mostly had OSFM or mediums. At six weeks, we made the decision not to buy any more disposables and to just make do with the modern cloth nappies we had and a stack of terry flats until he grew into the mediums. This gave us a chance to experiment with different styles, and gave his little legs a chance to fatten up a bit and really didn’t take too long at all!

Diana – We started our son in cloth gradually when he was 4 months old. Once we started to build our collection we were so enthused and quite quickly we had a full stash and he was in cloth full time. We regret not doing it earlier because it was really much easier than we had anticipated and it was lovely to not have a do a mad dash to the shops when we ran out of disposables. If we have another baby they will not be in disposables at all. I am really looking forward to doing cloth from birth now that I know how great it is.

Jodi from MCN Lovers R Us:

My bub was almost 4mo. We bought imported OSFM nappies and then I gave birth to a 6pound 6 baby who just didn’t grow that big that fast! Her tiny thighs took a long time to fill the leg holes 🙂 Since then our stash has grown and evolved, I’ve got pockets, AIOs, AI2s, prefolds and covers. I know a lot more now than I did when I took the initial leap into cloth (I saw some nappies on ebay, thought they were cute and decided I wanted to be a cloth mumma! I didn’t know anyone who used modern cloth nappies or anything about them but I do now!!!) so when I have another baby it will be in cloth from the start.

Erin from Rascal Rumps:

My bub was 4 weeks old when I started using modern cloth nappies but I used terry squares on my older kids from birth.

Nat and Amy from Little Diamond Bums (closed):

First time round my sons was three months old. It took time for me to get used to having a little person around however second time round my girl went straight into cloth nappies with confidence.  If you’re new to both having a little one and using cloth don’t put too much pressure on yourself to start using cloth straight away, full time.  Give yourself time to settle in with your baby and ask around for advice from other families already using cloth (mygreennappy is a great place to start). It is perfectly fine to introduce cloth nappies into your routine gradually.

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