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    Hiya. I've noticed that there isn't a flat nappy discussion so I thought, hey, I'll start one.

    The general cloth nappy discussion is great, just that more than 90% of mums are using MCNs and not many people are using flats any more. So this thread is for those who want info and want to chat about flat nappy use.

    I use terry flats and Tots Bots Fleece covers. We've only had one or two leaks, just by leaving it a bit late to change her.



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    Hey!

    I am using terry cloths too... have a few leakage problems though! Where do you get the Tots Bots Fleece covers from??

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    I used Flannies & now Terry's with snappis & a snib to hold it on... Very rarely do we get any sort of leakage!!!

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    i use terrys at home and mcn when we go out !!

    i dont often use a cover , but if i do its a bbh

    and same , no leaks here ..
    i love seeing a terry flat on his butt
    so innocent ...

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    What am I doing wrong then?!?!? Aaarrgghhh! It probably happens maybe 3 times a week that my little mans numbers 2's escape out his legs!!

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    I've got one word for you Danielle......covers! You need really good covers. Oh, and are you tucking the nappy in around the legs nice and tight?

    We started with flanny flats with eenees snibs, we're now onto TT flats with a snappi and mostly Motherease Rikki covers, with some Baby Behinds PUL covers too. Motherease are my favourite though. Haven't had a wee leak for aaaages, and we only had our first poo leak this week! It was my fault, I left him in it too long........he was in bed with me and I fell asleep! Bad mummy!

    Great idea this thread, nice to know I'm not the only flat user

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    I think I might need to invest in some new covers. I try and tuck the sides in around his legs as tight as possible but he is a little wriggle worm and always manages to somehow get it a bit looser!!

    Sez- you made me laugh with the "I have one word for you!" ROFL

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    Darlings down under have got a great selection and good prices. I was going to get PUL covers for day but we decided on fleece so we can use at night and also they have a bigger weight range, 9-16kg.

    Oshani, perhaps its the kind of fold that is a problem. I've found that for El's size, we need more of a t-shape rather than triangle. I was getting frustrated on having it too long in the thigh, so I googled for some pictures and found a great one that works.

    I love the fleece covers I have, so colourful!

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    I love his chunky butt, it's so delicious LOL! It was so funny today at mother's group, he was in a sposie and I went to tap him on the bum........I went in a bit too hard and all the girls were like "oh that's bit rough!". I had to explain that I'm used to his big fat cloth bum which needs a good tap if he's to feel it LOL.

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    YEP Covers! Although I am safely still using the snibs as you tie them on as tight as you need, I have a few Tots bots small covers with the leg gussets which are awesome too.
    I have a few small MCN, but mostly we stick to Terry's ATM.
    Indah is still in MCN, I sent my Flanny's to willow (whom can now start using them on her little man!)

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    i love my tt's atm he got a white one on , and sezjem, ikwym by the hard hit on the bum , everytime i see him i have the urge to pat his bum .. hehehehe

    love the flushable liners too ... and i love seeing flats flying in the breeze on the line ...

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    That's great that Willow has your flannies Tracey! How good are snibs, I miss them. Which tots bots covers have you got? I love anything with a good leg gusset LOL!

    Oooh yeah, I love patting that bum! I reckon it's gorgeous!

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    The Tots Bots covers I have (Hmm, dont know it's technical name) are the ones with the large Dots & leg gussests!??? hee hee huge help hey!?
    I also have the Bummis wraps too!!

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    What's a snib? I use snappis. Fantastic, no pins and really quick! The tots bots with the large polka dots are fleece. I have those. And the rainbow ones and red ones. I bought 9. And we use chux cloth (cheapo brand) cut into wide strips (4 per chux) as liners, and in between that and nappy is a piece of microfleece folded in half. We've had no problems. Except her sticky poos atm, hard to clean off. We're still fine tuning our home made little squirt.

    Just a note, don't let zinc and castor oil type creams touch the nappy, they prevent the nappy absorbing water. It water proofs the nappy.

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    My Tot Bots arent fleece... They are PUL...

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    Oh ok cool, sorry got confused. No matter what brand they are, PUL are fantastic! I bought some but sent them back straightaway as I wanted to refund them to get only fleece to have a longer use of them. Hey, it took like 10 hours of research altogether to figure it out.

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    What fold does everyone use? I'm still using the pad fold thingie LOL with the back pulled up, but I figure I can't do that forever, he'll get too big?

    Any tips from those with boys as to which fold is best? I'm too lazy to figure it out myself

    Rory, I was going to ask you what you use for Flynn, but that thread was closed! Hope you're reading this.

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    I use the kite fold. I only know that one and the "pad fold thingy" that you mentioned Janie.

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