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thread: IF I was to give it a go what would I need?

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    Question IF I was to give it a go what would I need?

    Hello All,

    I am looking into this whole cloth nappy thing and I was wondering IF I was to try what would I need for a basic set up? I would be most likly want to try the Modern Cloth Nappies ( I think..they are the ones that are designed like disposables??)

    Also Bella is a big bub - she is 8 kgs @ 4.5 months and puts on about 1 kg a month...

    Thanks In Adavance!!

    Kate



    PS as you can tell I have NO IDEA about cloth!!

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    The other ladies are WAAAYYY more knowledgable than me, but in the nappy threads, there is a starter thread, so you can read all about them, choose the type you like, and start there.
    Ill try to get the link for you to start reading up.... Welcome!!!!

    https://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums...ml#post1011825
    Last edited by Pretty Butterfly; April 14th, 2009 at 03:57 PM.

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    Howdy Kate - welcome to the dark side

    The first thing I wanted to work out - out of all the information I was faced with - is what system do you think would work for you. So, what "idea" do you like best - fitteds, AIO (all in ones), pockets, AI2 (all in two's).

    Once you have worked that out - then you need to work out what brands you like the look of, and try a couple, see what suits your baby, cos what suits mine may not suit yours. We can give you recommendations on what is a good nappy - but they would be based on how they work on our kids you know? Not necessarily a guaranteed winner.

    Float around in the cloth thread, ask questions, google brands - ASK MORE QUESTIONS..

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    Thanks Ladies!!

    Ill have a lurk around and read up and ask you all many many questions!!!!

    Kate xox

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    Me so way confused!!! DOH... Maybe Googling so I can see what they look like??

    And once I find one that I like would I just buy one and try it?? Is there a second hand market?? As $$ are tight I would not want to buy one and then not use it....

    I would like to try a cloth nappy for night time as Bella sleeps 12-13 hrs staight and the disposables only JUST hold that much wee...

    Thanks Girls! Sorry I am asking so many silly questions!!

    Kate xox

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    Google a site called buyforbaby, it sells second hand mcn's. Avoid ebay! I can't wait to try out my mcn's on my little girl . Watch out for the cloth nappy girls, they will have you addicted in no time.

    If you buy new, many sites have trial packs with three nappies and boosters / liners etc.

    EDIT: how do you feel about fitteds + covers, vs AIO?

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    if you google "baby beehinds" or "bum genius" or prob any of the main brand names, on their main pages (the nappy name dot com), they often have a 'New to Cloth' section where they explain with pictures the different types and how many you will need.

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    Kate - if you like, I can send you a couple of brands out of my stash to have a play with?

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    AAAWWW Mel! That would be ACE!!!

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    Just a few though - can't spare much from my 145+

    PMSL

    ahhhh..... I crack myself up...

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    Perhaps I was being too subtle. Mel is an enabler lol she will have you addicted in a matter of days. Love ya Mel.

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    *mwah* returning the love back atcha

    (enabler? me?? never)

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    WHOLLY CRAP 145!!! OMG!!!
    Enabler huh.... I will watch out!! Your the best Mel!!

    I best go rob a bank of some sort to finance the adiction im bound to have!! eeekkkk...
    Last edited by Jakabella; April 17th, 2009 at 08:40 PM. : woops naughty word!

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    let me know how heavy she is and her measurements (and your address) and I'll see what I've got

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    Thanks Mel.. she is asleep so ill do it tomorrow and let you know!

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    There were a few months where almost every post from Mel had fluffy mail in it in the cloth thread. She isn't too bad an enabler, there are worse

    Kate - Buy for baby is the best place for 2nd hand MCN atm. A BB member is going to be doing a second hand MCN store very soon so keep an eye on the MPM threads too (Lots of MPMs also do member discount) Popular items stocking (like Maz's) will usually also be announced in there, and you need to be pretty quick for those. They never stay long enough to go cheaper though.

    Get as many different brands as you can. Some brands suit some kids better than others.

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    Hey Mel,

    I PM'd you but my comp has been a biatch all day so I hope you got it!

    Kate

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    Hmmm I'll take a look - maybe one passed me by....

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