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Tammy - posted on 11/06/2010
24 Nappies is a good amount to have, with washing every second day. Most people recommend waiting until after your baby is born to try different nappies, as sometimes you may buy your whole stash before hand and not like them. I bought cheap one size pocket nappies off ebay- a no name brand but one year on there is no wear and tear and still work great. I would also recommend not buying nappies with velcro as it can wear out very quickly, I prefer snaps. You could also look into Baby Behinds, I have heard they are good too. Hope this helps!
Kristy - posted on 08/15/2011
I am Aussie and love my cloth bummed baby!! Hehe
We use lots of different brands my favourites are the itti bitty snap in's, the itti tuttos, bumgenious, fluffybubs, ishyfly and junglebumz :)
My least favourite are my cushie tushies, baby beehinds, every bbh I have had and I have tried most of them my DS wets through and I am not a huge fan of issy bears :)
Brooke - posted on 08/10/2011
I love Cushie Tushies, they are adorable and work well but they are so expensive to begin with! I found some MCN's on Ebay (no brand name but pretty much same design as CT's and just as cute) and they work just as well, if not better :)
Frances - posted on 12/01/2010
Hi i'm aussie and expecting baby two in 8 wks with disposables used on my first born, i'm using mcn with expectant baby, i have about 15 tiny toosh, and 7 water proof velcro nappies and three woolen velcro nappies, bought at random from ebay and vinnies scouring through baby items, all in good condition. I've also made my own liners of micro fleece- so i'm hoping with the range i'll have my bases covered to start on the newest adventure of using cloth. Am nervous but super happy to be saving money and enviro :)
Kunang - posted on 11/28/2010
Hey I'm an Aussie. I'm using Baby Beehinds bamboo multifits, they were quite big on her for the first 3 months, but now they're great. No leakages yet! Not too keen on their PUL covers though. I'm looking for great woolen covers if anyone can recommend some.
Shivana - posted on 11/14/2010
Aussie mum, used disposables for my son (now 9 yrs) because i didnt know about mcn, but have used cloth on my daughter (2 @ end of month) since she was about 1 month old. I made my own nappies - free pattern and bought the PUL via internet, picked up lining and soaker material from local shops. i have found they work better than many of the commercial nappies as i have had to get replacement soaker pads for bitti d*lish as the bamboo-cotton soakers rotted (yes i did rinse them, etc, but they just rotted and my sister had the same prob with hers, although glad to say the replacements havent rotted). i have also found many of the commercial ones needed the elastic replacing after a yr or so of use.
Jessica - posted on 11/10/2010
Oh yeah, I have a couple of Sandman nights as well, agreed that they are the most absorbent things ever! Michelle at Sustainable Hemp Products is really nice too.
Also, I forgot to mention GreenKids pockets - they're good quality and have some cute prints, but very wide, so not good for small bubs; and MiniLala pockets, which are quite expensive but have swanky fabric, excellent quality, and are so trim that I once accused the daycare staff of putting her in a disposable when she was wearing her Minilala! Oops. Too used to big clothy bums :)
I am a big fan of trying different sorts, as my petite little girl didn't fit a lot of the wider brands till she was older, especially the 'OSFM' types. Not sure how many I have now... probably too many... but they will be for a future baby as well.
Kate - posted on 11/10/2010
Hey Sarah! I'm an Aussie too, and totally hooked on nappies!
I'm sold on Baby Beehinds - I have a few of their styles, including night nappies (fab!) with either PUL cover or wool cover (not made at present, but apparently they're working on a new style). I also have BBH magic-alls multifits - a pocket nappy with bamboo inserts, can adjust the snaps to fit bub from little baby to potty training - I like using these when we're out and about as they last at least a few hours. The multifits don't have the sewn-in absorbent layer, so they dry nice and quickly. And I have some BBH bamboo fitted nappies, which I find great for long daytime sleeps. I agree with Jessica - the cushie tushies are wearing out after about 9 months of use - the inserts are getting a little ragged and the snaps are coming out of the fabric, not impressed. I bought a bunch of itti bitti snap-in-ones second hand, and I like them for going under 'nice' clothes when we're out since they're so trim. I find them more absorbent than the itti bitti all-in-ones, and the elastic seems to last longer too. I do like the genesa forge nappy I have, as Jessica says it is more absorbent than the itti bitti's, and feels better quality. The other nappy I have that I'm in love with is my Sandman night nappy - it's just amazing :D the back is still dry in the morning (BBH is wet all over) so we've got soaking power to spare. I put on a custom woolly soaker over that, since it's bulky. Phew! That's all of my stash described. I agree with Tammy - 24 is a good number, and you can probably gather from my motley assortment that I've followed her approach of trying different types out and seeing what works best as we go along.
Jessica - posted on 11/09/2010
My faves are probably Itti Bitti snap-ins, but Baby Beehinds are excellent if you are after fitteds (their night nappy is great too). I know others love BBH Magicalls pockets, but because they have a sewn-in absorbent layer as well as the pocket I find they take ages to dry (we don't have a dryer). For pockets, Pixie Poppits from New Age Nappies are a great basic. Cushie Tushies are adorable and absorbent all-in-ones, but the boosters are starting to deteriorate after a year. Mandy Macs are another great fitted, with a built-in liner and optional pocket. Iish Fly are snap-ins with a tummy pad, which some people swear by for boys, though I find them less absorbent than Ittis (the embroidered patterns are very cute though!) Genesa Forge also do excellent trim snap-ins, and I think some other styles as well, but I've only used their night nappies. Bambooty does a clever all-in-one with fold-out boosters for quick drying. I think that's all the Aussie brands I've used - we are certainly spoilt for choice here!
Marija - posted on 11/04/2010
Im not an Aussie but I do live in NSW. Im going to be trying cloth nappies for this baby. I got bought Peapods but am not sure what other brands I might be able to buy, really want OSFA. What brand do you suggest for OSFA? and how many do you think I need for baby?
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