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January 5, 2012

Cheap Cloth Nappies – Recommendations for A Budget-Friendly Washable Cloth Nappy Stash…

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Cheap Cloth Nappies – What Is Your Recommendation for A Budget-Friendly Washable Cloth Nappy Stash?

You want to get your cloth Nappy Stash on the cheap to get started? Here are our experts’ tips on buying a budget friendly stash of cloth nappies…

Many mums are on one or a reduced income while there are little ones in nappies, and saving money is a high priority. Perhaps, a cheap stash is needed to get started, to save more money so better modern cloth nappies can be saved up for. What is the best advice? Let’s find out…

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:

Cheap Cloth Nappies – What Is Your Recommendation for A Budget-Friendly Washable Cloth Nappy Stash?

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

There are plenty of options out there if you are looking for something reasonably priced, you don’t have to rely on flat nappies either.  Although nappies are expensive to buy upfront, don’t forget that you’ll be saving quite a bit by using them, so it works out slightly more reasonable.  You can often sell them on after use, which helps with the cost, and it’s also worth looking at what you can get hold of second hand.  A good fitted nappy would be our one size, made from recycled cotton, it’s reasonably priced, and will last from birth onwards.

Karen from Baby Blossom:

Keep it simple. A easy system is the Weehuggers where you can change the inserts at change time and not the whole nappy. You do not need to buy a nappy for every change. Have 4-6 covers and lots of inserts.

Liz from Hatchlings Cloth Nappies:

There are a couple of options for budget-friendly stash, terry flats and pilchers are very budget friendly but for me I would use prefolds/tri-folds and covers that way you can still achieve the trim fit and cute look of some of the more expensive options without the price tag. Also make sure you do your math when weighing up the options, some of  the all-in-two options work out significantly less expensive than all-in-ones or pockets as you don’t need any where near as many covers.

Kendall from Australian Baby Supplies:

I would start with prefolds as these can be used as boosters later on and buy one sized fits most nappies for when the baby is bigger. I recommend either Booroi or Ish Fly prefolds.  A cheaper one size nappy that I have found to be excellent with my son is the Organic Bugalugs Smooth Nappies. They fit from approximately 4kgs and are a pocket nappy which makes it easier to add extra boosters for overnight or if your child is a heavier wetter.

Melanie & Diana of Bodeo:

A dozen Mandy Mac MacBoos and a dozen Pikapu AIOs, and 7 Pikapu covers are a good combination to start off with. Having a mixture of bamboo & polyester nappies will ensure that you have super absorbent and quick drying nappies. A OSFM nappy is a great option for not having to buy a new set of nappies each time your baby goes up a size. If you add 6 prefolds to the mix, you’ve added 6 nappies to your stash, and also have the option of stuffing the pockets with a folded up prefold to increase absorbency – great for night time.

Misty from FluffyBuns:

All cloth nappies are budget friendly when compared to disposables. To keep your costs down even further, go for nappies that have removable inserts, this way you can have three or four inserts per nappy shell, the shells dry in a matter of hours and you can just use a new insert. Plus you don’t need to wash the shell everytime, only if it gets wet or soiled.

Jane from Little Bear Bums:

It depends on which type you end up using – for  a pocket nappy I love Issy Bears because they are One Size Fits Most and made with quality materials so they’ll last for the time you need them and beyond (therefore you won’t be replacing them so they’ll be cost effective)! If you prefer a sized nappy I love Itti Bitti D’lish – fantastic quality and a choice between Snap Ins and All in ones.

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December 17, 2010

What are the Benefits of Pocket nappies?

Spring Green Promise Nappy Sponsors – Congo Advice #7

The Sponsors of the Spring Green Promise Nappies are your Nappy Doulas for this series of ‘Congo Questions’.

All Spring Sponsors were invited to contribute their expertise. Each donated a special cloth nappy as a giveaway prize to become an ambassador for ‘Nappy Change’ as it stops a disposable heading to landfill each time it is worn. This seasonal giveaway strives to reach 100 donated nappies in a future round, and you can register at any time to play.

I’m pleased to have contributions from a number of your Green Promise Nappy Sponsors included in this article. I’d like to thank them for their time and for sharing their experience to help you make the most of your green nappies! We have Kyra from Bubbalooba, Lara from Extremely Nappies, Katerina from Twinkle Lily, Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba,Yoland from Bumbino, Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies, Nat from Little Diamond Bums and Liz of Real Nappies NZ.

Let’s see what they have to say:

What are the Benefits of Pocket nappies?

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

I love pocket nappies because they dry so much faster, especially when you can unfold the inserts!

Lara from Extremely Nappies:

A pocket design allows for quick drying and customized absorbency. You can add extra boosters for older kids and for overnight: add as much as you need. Because the boosters come out, they dry fast. Faster turn around means you need less nappies. And they go on in one piece, making them as convenient as disposables. Childcare centers love them!

Katerina from Twinkle Lily:

Customise to your heart’s content. Whether your bub is a light or heavy wetter, you can adjust absorbency to suit even through those heavy wetting periods without having to invest in more specialised nappies.

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

Usually quick drying, Poo doesn’t make it onto the boosters and absorbency is adjustable

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

1. Stuff as much or as little as you like according to baby’s wetting needs

2. Once stuffed, they are just as easy to put on as an all-in-one nappy

3. The pocket outer shell dries quickly, so additional insert sets can be purchased and used with the dry shell while waiting for the previous batch of inserts to dry.

4. The inner lining is smooth, so solid waste is washed/scraped off more easily from the lining than nappies designed with absorbent flaps (e.g. quick dry AIOs or AI2s)

Yoland from Bumbino:

The main benefit in my mind is the ability to neatly customise the absorbency inside the pocket of the nappy. For example, when I am travelling I will choose re-cycled and potentially disposable pieces of towelling for the inserts and leave my slower drying (albeit more absorbent) bamboo inserts at home. You can customise the absorbency inside the nappy but it still looks nice and neat because the inserts are contained inside the pocket. I like the fact that the parts are separated for washing and drying. Potentially the parts are washed more thoroughly and they do dry faster they are separated from the nappy. Also, having parts separated means that the outer nappy shell (elastic etc) can be afforded a little extra care while the inserts can be left in the dryer or the sun a little longer.

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

The absorbency can be adjusted to suit your baby, they can be slim fitting if they need to be but can also be bulked up to use as night nappies. Also fast drying since the inserts are taken out for washing.

Nat from Little Diamond Bums:

These nappies are great as the insert and outerlayer can be separated to reduce drying time. They can also be adjusted to suit your baby i.e. additional inserts can be inserted for heavy wetters.

Liz of Real Nappies NZ:

Pocket nappies are perceived as simple nappies to use and are great when someone is looking after your little one as they are easy to use – downside is don’t expect your babysitter to fish in the pocket and pull out the wet nappy at change time, they will probably just want to change the whole nappy, so more washing…

The comment question for you is:

How many Pocket nappies do you have? What do you like about pocket nappies? Please leave your stories and thoughts in the comment box below…

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This is part of a regular series of articles that offer you an insight into the beliefs, concerns, knowledge and wisdom of mums making and selling modern cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand.

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