You would have read in my last post that we are making the move over to cloth nappies. This is for quite a few reasons but the most important being the fact that they are eco-friendly and they will be saving us money in the long-run… up to £500 a year did you know?! We are starting with the all in one cloth nappies but I know there are other versions available and there is a lot for me to still find out but for now, I am going with what seems to be the easiest option.
I wanted to purchase all the right bits and pieces before we started so I could get it right from the off (well, try my best to!) I have listened to lots of other cloth nappy parents, checked out fab Instagrammers and messaged other bloggers to gain as much insight as I could but I have felt the best way to learn is to just jump straight in and see what works for us as a family and for William.
So, I just wanted to give you a quick tick list for yourselves to follow so you can also get started on your cloth nappy journey:
- All in one nappies (obvs!!) The brand is completely up to you. I have gone for Bambino Mio’s starter pack as they are a trusted name and ever so cute! I’ve heard good things about close pop-ins, tot bots and Baba + Boo too.
- Nappy liners- to catch the poo. This can be thrown away.
- Wetbag- for when you are out and about and need somewhere to put your dirty nappy.
- Laundry bag- To pop them into in the washing machine.
- Boosters- These are extra liners to boost the absorbency of the nappy.
- Reusable wipes- They work so much better than normal wipes and are also eco-friendly of course! Pop them in the wash with your nappies.
- Plastic dispenser box for your wipes to be kept in- you can half-fill this with water and add your choice of aromatherapy oils for when you go out.
- Washing powder- I have purchased mine directly from Bambino Mio but as long as it is non-bio you will be fine. Just don’t add fabric conditioner as this can affect the nappy’s absorbency.
And, because a list is pretty dull and seeing these things is even better, I have made you a video of what we have purchased and to talk about the ins and outs of the all in one nappy:
If you have any further hints and tips I would love to hear from you and if you are thinking about making the change, also let me know how you are getting on.
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