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    Default night nappies for 3 month old?

    My 3 month old baby girl has just started going the whole night without pooing, so I've stopped changing her at the 3am feed so we spend less time awake
    I've just bought a heap of pockets and AIOs and want to use these at night instead of cotton terry flats. I put her in a Baby Beehinds pocket with one insert last night, but we had wee leakage that seemed to come through the waist elastic! Obviously I need to put in another insert, but does that mean I was doing it up too tightly or too loosely at the waist?
    She's still pretty small (not yet 5kg), so am I better off sticking with the flats until she gets bigger?
    I have a bunch of different brands, have people found any of these really good (or bad!) for night use?
    Pockets - Cushie Tooshies, BBH, Happy Heinys, Haute Pockets, Pixie Poppits (all one-size)
    AIOs - BBH, Imse Vimse, Itti Bitti (and a snap-in IB too).
    Most of the pockets come with 2 inserts, but I thought the 2nd is for bigger babies - do I need to put both in to go 10 hours?
    Thanks in advance!


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    With the baby beehinds bamboo - are you folding it down for the newborn fold? That can help in ensuring a perfect fit for young ones. I think I used that until Miss M was around 6 months actually.

    As for adjusting to one or two inserts in pockets - totally up to your child and how much of a heavy wetter they are. Mine would always need two inserts.

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    Jess,
    we use the itti's -snap ins most nights here (without the mini booster), I only change if it smells when we stir/wake for a feed (2-3am, 5-6am, the up round 8am) or if we poop while up for feed. The other night it was about 10-11 hours - strong wee smell though when it got changed.

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    Yep, folding the BBH down. All the multi-size ones seem huge on her though, even with the front fold or snap down - so much bunching at the crotch!

    Bridie soaked her IB snap-in yesterday in three hours. Do they wee less at night, or is she just a heavy wetter?

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    May be the itti's haven't been washed enough for the absorbancy to be up enough? . They say 3 washes should get them up to full absorbancy. Or you may have a heavy wetter. My DS has eased a little with the wee-ing overnight but still has at least one change, sometimes more. Try using the extra snap in mini-booster you can get for the itti's (red snaps bit) and see if that helps.

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    Hi Jess, DD3 wees enough to end the drought and can outwee a night nappy. I have to change her every few hours through the day too, so I know the feeling of everything getting soaked through. I need more boosting for her than DD2.

    Baby Beehinds are not the best fit for DD3, she often leaks with them and they are not absorbent enough, but they are a nappy that I use simply because I dont have too many small nappies. I just make sure I check her regularly when she is in one.

    I use a Mazalicious Licious Lullabyes or an AIO WITH a prefold. I have the cot slightly raised at 1 end so she is laying flat thanks to all the padding on her bot.

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    Firing up this topic again I just asked on facebook, and I'll probably get the same answer here, but how many nappy pins/snappis will I need if I'm using a combination of flats, MCNs, and 'sposies? Facebook answer (and logic) was that I wouldn't need more than "a few" - so 2 or 3? Is that right? For some reason I had it in my head I'd need about 10

    I'm not 100% sure I'm getting the MCNs (a friend of my DH offered to give me the ones she used for her kids a while back, but I haven't had contact with her since and I'm not sure I could afford to buy any myself just now) so it may just be the flats and 'sposies.

    Also, around how many covers will I need per "size"? Do they have to be specialised nappy covers or can I use something else? I don't know what else, but is there anything else I could use in place? I think I'm a tad intimidated by the prices at the moment... Wish I knew for certain how big my bub's going to be - it'd make it easier shopping!

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    You will need only one pin per nappy really (maybe two depending on how you roll with your nappy changes). The 10 (which I feel is slightly more accurate) comes into play when you take into consideration snappis and pins that go walkabouts, the emergency ones you keep in the nappy bag, the ones at the change table, the ones you find in your pocket and the one stuck in the washine machine filter. When babies are newborns, you don't need pins at all, tucking is fine because they don't move much. If you google 'no pins nappy fold' there's a photo tutorial of a good pinless newborn fold.

    Ah covers! Fun. For a newborn, I found 4 a good number, 2 in rotation a day, and 2 the next day.
    When looking at covers, there should be a weight range, so just make sure it covers 3 and 4 kilos roughly. You can get some brands in discounted packs of 4, Motherease Rikkis (which I highly rate, even though they're not the cheapest) come to mind here. If you want to ask more specifically about covers that people recommend, then maybe start a new post, or ask in general chatter, and see what those who've had newies more recently are recommending these days. Many come with leg gussets, which ensure a firmer fit around the legs, and I feel those are pretty key for those young baby explosions.

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    TeniBear, I found we needed only one Snappi, as you just take it off the old nappy and put it on the new one - so I also knew where it was! Only problem is if you take off a clothie and put on a sposie and don't have a place where the Snappi lives so you can find it again. So maybe one for the change table and one for the nappy bag, then you're not trying to remember where you left it...

    I know what you mean with the covers, it's a bit confusing! I found that I could use 'small' sized Bummis, Thirsties and Motherease Rikki from birth (she was 3.27kg = 7.2 pounds) and she's only just growing out of them now, 6 months later, which is pretty good. I wouldn't bother with getting wool for a NB as they poo so often and it's liquid and leaks really easily, so you have to wash the covers much more often than with an older baby. I have no experience with fleece covers, I just got PUL; I think they are often cheaper? New Age Nappies and Baby Beehinds both have sales on at the moment, maybe check them out.
    Good luck!

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    Nelle thank you for all the info you have posted in this thread I have found it really helpful! I have a dozen one size fits all (adjustable) pocket nappies that I was planing to use after the runny new born poo stage and thought I might use disposables for the 1st month or so but after reading your post I think I'll use prefolds instead as I can then use them as boosters in the pocket nappies later. I looked up Nurture Nappies and The Wee Wuns and think I'll get the new born size ones... but I have a question for anyone who can answer it... Do I need to put a cover over top of those prefolds if they are hemp or bamboo? If so I can see Nelle posted that about 4 covers would be enough?

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    if they're hemp or bamboo you will need covers (can't comment directly on use of pre-folds as I didn't use them) as they absorb liquid but don't prevent it from soaking other things once they're saturated (eventually it does happen).

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    Yeah you'll need covers for the reason Liz states. Sometimes in hot areas like Queensland people don't put covers on their bubs during the day because the moisture evapoarates off bub as they wander around (sort of similar to wool covers), but for a newie that doesn't move that's not a good idea.

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    hi, I have just scanned this entire thread, and am not sure if it is all clearer to me or if I am now more confused!
    My DS is 19 months old, and I am thinking of giving cloth a go for the first time. He is my 4th (and most likely last) baby, so I don't want to spend a fortune.
    Have seen these on Ebay, are they likely to be rubbish because they are so cheap?Do you think I will need some kind of booster, especially for overnight as he sleeps approx. 12 hours.


    Sorry if I am being really thick

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    ok, at risk of repeating a question (i started reading the thread but only made it to page 6 or 7...) what brands are recommended? my bubs is most likely going to look like a mini buddha but quite long if he takes after DF, a long skinny thing with no bum if he takes after me... i am mainly looking for nappies that are easy to use cos DF is a newbie to nappy changing entirely let alone figuring out cloth nappies! he still struggles to get the dog in her harness correctly after more than 2 years practice....
    i so far have 2 itti bittis (1xAIO, 1xsnap-in) and 3 very baby AI2s. just ordered a bambam fitted nappy to try as well as thirsties duo adn a bbh pul cover.
    SO: best nappies for a lil buddha baby?
    best nappies for a skinny thing with no bum?
    OR: something that will fit both maybe? (this might be wishful thinking)
    AND: at least 1 brand thats reasonably easy to use

    thanks!!

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    I would recommend side snappers in that situation cmarfol. They are more adjustable, so if you have a baby with a bigger bottom and smaller legs you can adjust the snaps to suit and visa versa. DD3 has a tiny bum and bigger legs so her leg holes are looser than her waist.

    Brands that side snap:
    Berry Plush
    Ecobubs
    Swaddlebees

    I'm sure there are more but that is just what we have.

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    cmarfol I had a 4kg kiddo and he was looong and skinny but big. I loved spunky butts and tots bots that did up with a snappy - much more easily adjustable than being stuck with snap settings IYKWIM? They are fitteds but i found them better for NB (IMO only of course).

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    Hi ladies,

    Just having a look there seems to be some real experts putting in their tips here, so I think this is the best place to put out my questions. I've asked a few times but seem to get really varied answers. So here goes.

    We are having bub number 2. I am wanting to go full time MCN's but am also happy to use sposies for the first month or so till bub is big enough to fit into a OSFM. I have done quite a bit of looking round but I find myself reall daunted by how many options there are. So far Blueberry minkee OSFM pockets have been my favourite. I need convenience as I'm goign to be studying full time with 2 little ones so its a big priority that I don't spend 8 hours a day folding nappies lol. What I'm looking for:

    Super convenience.
    OSFM.
    Narrow crotch (DS is narrow and as he was 6.1 pounds born I'm not expecting a giant this time either)
    Durability. Money is a big issue for us so these nappies better last or DF will ring my neck lol kidding
    Snaps not velco as I understand these last longer.
    And anything else that is going to make my life easier basically.

    Thanks so much to anyone who writes back. I have DS to test nappies on thank God but I just feel like time is going so fast and I don't want to be 39 weeks pregnant and trying to buy nappies, plus we are hoping that friends and family will help us out with fluffy pressies so the sooner the better on the decision making side of things.

    Cherished- which brand of one size fits all did you buy?

    Ella xox

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    Just my 2c's worth! I was fixed on OSFM to get the best value for money out of my nappies. I since changed to sized nappies and have never looked back. The nappy i use the most is a Medium ittibitti, (followed by CK Auriel and wildchild sidesaddle.) The IB's have fitted my daughters from about 8 weeks until almost toilet trained. I did need a few large ones but not many. I have lots of others in the stash but they are my main 'workhorse' nappy. If you don't want to spend time folding then the AIO is great as there is nothing to fold/stuff/snap. They are cheaper than OSFM and i 'think' they have worked out more economical for us in the longrun. (i havn't done the sums, but it's not that much different) I wouldn't buy smalls if $$ is an issue as they don't fit for very long. Although my first was a little-un and was in them for ages, my second was average and fitted the smalls for about 2 months. i like that all my kids clothes fit over IB's as they are such a trim nappy. I have had friends with big bubs who don't like them at all though, they have issues with plumbers crack.

    I have a couple of blueberries' and they are great but i find the fit is not as good as a sized nappy. And i don't like the wide crotch. To be honest i got sick of stuffing them! I know a lot of mum's don't mind pockets, but i won't buy another one, maybe i'm just lazy.

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