Have you ever considered using cloth nappies? Well you are in luck, as this week (Monday April 28th till Sunday May 4th) is Real Nappy Week! All over the country there will be events organised to raise the awareness of real nappies and hopefully get those who are curious about cloth but wary, to give it a go.
I will be celebrating by starting this little series of posts I think I will name it ‘Let’s Talk Cloth’ all about my experiences of real nappies with my two youngest . Yes that’s right only my youngest, I confess, I was once a disposable user.
I had always planned on using cloth, I’d even bought some terry squares from Mothercare when I first found out I was pregnant. That was until I had my first scan and found out I was having twins. I chickened out.
Then when our next was born just two years later and with the thought of having three in nappies I baulked again.
Now if I’d have had the internet all those many moons ago giving me access to items other than thin terry squares, blunt pins and plastic pull-up pants I may have stuck to my guns. But the sadly the lure of disposables was too great.
So roll on another three years, yes we crazily had four children under five, and we now had a computer with internet and only the baby would be in nappies. This was going to be our last baby (until we decided to have O of course but that’s a different story!) I was experiencing quite a bad pregnancy(again a story for another time) so I spent a lot of time sitting trawling the internet to take my mind off it.
The whole world of cloth nappying (is that a word?) opened up in front of my eyes. Things like nappy nippers, fancy PUL wraps, wool covers and fleece liners. I was sold, there was no way was I going back to disposables! And you know what? I loved it! From nervously wrapping that first muslin on my tiny newborn right through to wrangling the chunky unbleached terry squares on my big, fidgety toddler I truly loved it.
Choosing to use cloth nappies can be a scary and overwhelming experience but there’s so much information out there now. A quick internet search will bring up plenty of sites offering up this information but I recommend you go visit the Go Real website for all the advice you will need and more!
There are also plenty of savings to be had with many online retailers having special sales and offers just for this week. I will be stocking up on some bamboo wetwipes and investing in some night nappies as O has decided he would like to become a heavy wetter, but only at night!
I’d love to hear from you if you use cloth, or have any questions about cloth. I will be writing more in this series soon, let me know what you want to read about.