Who else uses cotton terry-towelling squares?

Anne - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I was raised in them, my husband was raised in them, and we find them easy and convenient and love seeing the line full of white squares flapping in the sunshine! Mostly this choice is a financial one - but there are so many other benefits. They always fit - just adjust the fold. The waterproof overpants are very inexpensive, and if you use little flushable liners inside the nappy, they keep baby's bot as dry as a disposable. Now that we don't have to struggle with pins (we use the Snappy) they're as quick to change as any other nappy. By using traditional folded nappies, we have also avoided the large set-up expense of fitted nappies, and haven't become slaves to a commercial brand. They're quicker to dry than the pads in fitteds and can be used for so many other things when your bub's out of nappies!
Are we the only ones continuing this seemingly antiquated tradition?

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Andra - posted on 07/01/2009

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I used towelling squares for my daughter all the way through (she's dry day and night now) and I'd highly recommend them. So much quicker and easier to wash and dry - so you need to spend a little time folding them but that's not much of hassel. I made my own shapped liners (terry backed with fleece) for night time use.
I used muslim squares when she was very tiny as they are so much thinner and easier to wrap round a little one - again with a terry liner they work fine for soaking everything up.

Margaret - posted on 06/29/2009

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I'm going to give them a try, don't have enough pocket nappies and don't want to spend more money. I use them on the changing table as well. Any ideas on folds for a 15 month boy?

Anne - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Elise:

Do you have any tips for how to use them with toddlers, Anne? My daughter is quite a heavy wetter and I'd sort of given up on towelling flats as she got older but still have them all sitting there!



Erin is only just coming into this stage too (18 months and drinking a lot!) so we are going to try using 2 nappies and folding them as one, at the suggestion of my mum.  This is what she did for nights with me and my siblings.  I have to confess we have been using a bio-degradable disposable for nights - as Erin will sleep 12 -14 hours and that nappy weighs a ton in the morning!  When we initially tried the double nappy she was still too small and the nappy was so bulky she was lying "downhill"!   I might try it again for nights now that she's bigger and see how it goes - we are trying to cut back on expenses.

Arika - posted on 05/30/2009

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I love the flats! I have been using them for summertime..They are so much lighter and I feel like they breath better too! Plus my baby is still small enough that I can ususally just wrap and tuck under a cover.no pins or snappi's

Emma - posted on 05/29/2009

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I love watching the nappies dry on the line too. Cloth nappies are great and so handy for other things. We can never have too many flat nappies around to mop of vomit and wees when on the change table. We are using Nap-Naps modern cloth nappies which have been good.But the flat nappies are just as easy. I don't have a toddler, so not sure about the effectiveness of flats with a toddler. I reckon cloth are just fun too.

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Do you have any tips for how to use them with toddlers, Anne? My daughter is quite a heavy wetter and I'd sort of given up on towelling flats as she got older but still have them all sitting there!

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