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                         Gemma Kinnon

Gemma Kinnon

1 year ago

reusable nappies anyone ?

Hello,\r\nMy little one is 7weeks and I've decided to give resuable wipes and nappies ago. \r\n I'm waiting on my wipes being delivered from cheeky wipes (little excited) and a friend has given me 10 reusable popper nappies with liners. Just looking at the inserts now and don't know which to go for. \r\nAnyone else use them ?

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Patricia Burns
1 year ago
We used reusable nappies but not the wipes. we tended to use cotton buds and water instead of wipes. Not as wasteful as packet wipes but also not as enviromentally friendly as reusable wipes. I actually never heard of reusable wipes before! Our reusable nappies were a little hard to get used to to begin with but eventually it was ok. I just made sure I had plenty with me when out and about - they don't squash as tightly in the baby bag as disposable! Eventually we got into a routine of washing.
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Mums NI
1 year ago
hello girls! Interesting topic. I've used disposable nappies on both my children and didn't even consider the reusable ones at all, just for convenience. Out of curiosity, and not wanting to sound funny here girls, but what happens with the poo?
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Patricia Burns
1 year ago
There's a little liner that you can use that catches the poo and then that goes down the loo. I carry tie-top bags with me when we're out and about. If there is no loo handy (there usually is) then I can tie everything up and it keeps the smell to a minium.
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Mums NI
1 year ago
Ahhhh I see thank you for clearing that up for me. Are the reusable nappies as absorbent as the disposable? I should have maybe given them a go but I never really heard much about them.
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Gemma Kinnon
1 year ago
Are you happy with the nappies now? I was talking to someone today and she said she couldn't go back to disposable ones. So far the wipes are good but I think I've to much water in the box have to wring the wipe out to use it lol
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Gemma Kinnon
1 year ago
Today my wipes and nappies arrived, not had much use of the wipes yet but I'm loving the designs and oils I got along with the boxes. Nappies and inserts so far so good the first we used lasted from 2-6 and no leaks we changed it and the second was a poo one the liner went in the toilet anyd the nappie quite soiled. Have one on now so will see how it does through the night, I'm finding with the poppers it's hard to get a secure fit worried it'll leak. X
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Gemma Kinnon
1 year ago
That's a good idea with the tie bags. X
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Rosie Hughes
1 year ago
My wee man is nearly 10months and after an expensive real nappy week we are pretty much full time cloth bumming. I use reusable wipes for feeding as they are so much better at getting food off little hands, if you are looking at wipes I'd suggest not using microfibres as it kinda feels like it catches on my skin loads? So it might get annoying. I like my bamboo ones. As for the liners that have been mentioned, they are packaged as flushable but must will clog and block pipes, if you are on a septic tank they aren't suitable at all, same for older pipes. I use flushable liners but they just get binned, a lot use fleece liners and something like a knife to scrape the poop into toilet, or wash it off then add nappy into nappy wash pile.
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Joanne Rea
1 year ago
I've used with all 3 of mine- the wipes are one of my best buys for sure. I just wet as needed and throw in with the soiled nappy then - only used water tho. If you need any help with fit or advice there is a fab fb group - NI cloth bums and also Nappy Advice Service NI is run by cloth bum mums and gives fee advice at their meets in IKEA, banbridge and Antrim!
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Gemma Kinnon
1 year ago
I was looking for a Facebook page for the nappies and couldn't find one, thank you random girl. Yea the fit just isn't right they don't seem secure around his wee legs. See they have a meeting on Tuesday I might try and get to it. Roshug not so sure about scraping off the poo with a knife my husband came up with a good idea about putting the disposable liners in the food recycling cady which I think is good at the minute but down the line with proper poo on it I'm not so sure. I was thinking the liners would block the toilet at some point and I wonder how long they take to break down in the water ???
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Joanne Rea
1 year ago
As far as I'm aware the liners don't break down well at all and there are motions being made to have them repackaged without being labelled as flushable. I'm not sure re the food caddy- might be an idea. thing is human waste shouldn't be going to landfill- even with disposables, what is meant to happen is that the poo is removed (read the side of the sposie pack) before binning. In reality, most people don't do this and bin it these days which is less than ideal. my kids reacted to liners- the dispoable and the fleece both caused rashes and sores so I just used without and had a knife as the above poster suggested. Worked fine here but I dont mind a bit of poo ;)
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