So Cloth Nappies! Are you interested but not sure?
Here’s my journey to Cloth Nappies so far.
I first dabbled in the idea of Cloth on my first little girl and I hired from the Cloth Nappy Library (A fantastic service – clothnappylibrary.ie) and was very excited to receive the package. I was a little under prepared by the differences between nappies and how they worked. I was also pregnant with my second baby and suffering from bad morning sickness and I got completely overwhelmed and ended up washing one nappy on its own as I couldn’t cope with leaving it with Poo on it. So I really wasn’t in the right frame of mind and put the idea behind me for a while.
When my second baba arrived I was still interested and really liked the idea of doing Cloth but was finding it hard to get my head round how it would all work. I was also was adjusting to life as a mum with 2 babies and struggling to keep up with house hold chores and washing (to be honest I’m still not great at it and my darling hubby does all our laundry-except for the Cloth Nappies!)
But my bins were overflowing because my toddler was also in nappies and paying for 2 lots of nappies every week is expensive. So I knew I needed to and wanted to change to Cloth.
So I started very, very slowly. I had 2 nappies and used 1 each day while only at home. I also started using Cheeky Wipes washable wipes at the same time and was amazed by how easy and convenient they were to use. And I was saving a fortune by not having to buy wipes for both girls and I love that the wipes are chemical free also.
My baby was the Queen of Poo explosions! They went everywhere and they would end up all up her back so requiring a full outfit change numerous times a day! No disposable nappy could catch them, I tried them all! I noticed that the Cloth ones didn’t leak and did not require full outfit changes after each one. The worse day was when she had 4 major explosions in one day and had to change the poor little baba on the front seat of my car…twice and 2 others times also that day. After that awful day I made the decision to go Cloth full time and funnily enough I have ended up with less washing to do as a result. I have to pack less going out as I don’t need lots of spare outfits and it saves me a lot of stress.
So I ventured into Cloth full time during the day and surprised myself with how easy it all was, not half as stressful as I had imagined it would be and I actually really enjoy washing them, hanging them and getting them ready in the mornings. And more importantly no more leaks and my bins are half as full as they were! I also love my Cheeky Wipes and how easy they are to use even if you aren’t using Cloth they are fantastic. I am saving a fortune not buying wipes and my nappies are investment for future little bums.
I have also learned that sunlight really does get stains out! Yes if you hang a stained item in the sun, it will come out after a couple of hours!
So in the words of Queen remember that “Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round” and give Cloth a go, you may be as surprised as I was.
© Snugglebugs 2015