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    Question First Nappy After Birth?

    not sure if I have posted this in the right section, but I was wondering about the first nappy the baby wears after birth??



    I am having a homebirth, so I have flat, fitted and disposable all at the ready... but I would prefer to put him straight into cloth.

    does it matter??

    Thanks

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    FWIW I went disposible even though I had plenty of cloth nappies. Meconium stains your MCN badly, it's a buggar to get out.

    I guess you could put him in a cloth flat with a liner so it doesn't stain as bad and then you can soak the nappies ???

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    MJ went into the flats that the hossy provide (luckily they do the washing )
    She stayed in these for about 2 weeks as well as trifolds until the fitted were a better fit.
    she has never had a sposie on, but the first days were obviously easier for me as there was no washing.
    When i got home i would soak the pooey flat nappies as the poo was staining - nothing the sun didnt take care of thou

    Good luck

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    Thanks, can't say I had thought about the first poo!!

    My aunt is going to pay for a nappy wash service! She likes to encourage the use of cloth nappies in the family! We would have used them anyway, but it will be a great help! I havent enquired about it yet, but will probably start it a couple of weeks after the birth... definitely by the time DH goes back to work!!

    I am hoping we dont use disposables too often... they are really unfriendly to the enviro!! My MIL baught a packet when she was visiting - i managed to talk her down to a small packet, I dont think she realises how set we are on using cloth! It will be good to have them just in case though.
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    Not sure that a nappy washing service will be good on your MCN? Just yoru flats (or their flats, how ever it works, justr don't mix up your MCN!

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    We used flats at the hospital but then our MCNs when we came home. We came home after 24 hrs so he was still having meconium poos but we didn't have a problem getting them out (we even forgot to use liners ).

    We didn't want to use disposables on a newborn because of the chemicals and didn't end up using any till he was 2 months old. We bought a more degradable brand with no chlorine so you might want to look for those for your occasional use.

    If you're having a nappy wash service I'd use your flats and enjoy someone else doing the washing

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    I was lazy and used a HB Huggies in the hospital. I put him in cloth on day 2, but I didn't have enough NB cloth for full time so was doing 50/50 with disposables. Some of my MCN are still slightly stained from the meconium but I haven't soaked them or hung them in the sun yet (we line dry inside, unit dwellers).

    We are down to two disposables a day at the moment - one when we go out, and one overnight. He sleeps better in the 'sposie than in one of my fitteds. I really should look into a decent night nappy.

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