Saturday, 10 January 2009

Using Reusable Nappies – What Do You Need?

In actual fact you don’t need very much to get you started using cloth nappies. Its not even necessary to go out and buy them all at once. Buying 1 or 2 a month will soon get up you up to a full ‘stash’ in no time and will also enable you to discover which nappies work the best for you and your baby.

You need to think about how often you are going to wash your nappies. This will give you a good idea how many you will need to get you through till the next wash.
If washing every other day for a newborn you will need approximately 20 nappies. If kitting out an older child you will need between 10 and 15 nappies.

Additional to the nappies, you may need -

A lidded bucket. It doesn’t have to be a specific nappy bucket you may be able to pick one up cheaply from your local DIY store. The nappy bucket is the place to store your soiled nappies till wash day.

A wet bag, to put your dirty nappies in, when you’re out and about. These come in a range of funky and practical designs.

Liners if the type of nappy system you have chosen require them. Liners can be either washable or flushable. Liners help keep the moisture away from the baby’s skin and they retain solids so that they are easier to flush down the toilet.

Booster pads. These are used if your baby is a heavy wetter or needs to wear the nappy through the night.

Bibs N Bots making reusable nappies child play!

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