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Cloth Nappies?? where can I get them?

(19 Posts)
AreAllMenTheSame2 Fri 23-Nov-12 17:34:01

I have been searching the internet for a few days now and cannot find any cheap cloth nappies!!! Does anyone know where I can buy some from that won't damage my bank account too much?

Fluffeh Fri 23-Nov-12 17:37:10

Tesco sell packs of terry nappies for around £7. They are very basic but you could buy pretty covers for over them smile.

ImpYCelyn Fri 23-Nov-12 17:37:43

How do you feel about 2nd hand? I've had loads 2nd hand and they're fine. Look on FSOT of naturalmamas.

Or Easy Peasy Nappies - they sometimes have some good offers.

ArtexMonkey Fri 23-Nov-12 17:38:58

I think there's a nappies topic on here, I'd have a look I there and see what you like the sound of, then, lots of people on here are selling them on in the for sale section. I got a cheap 2nd hand bundle off here to see how I went, then bought new off the Internet.

Some district councils will provide financial assistance towards you if you buy your nappies from certain specified retailers (or they did in 2009 when I got mine), there is a link to check but you'd have to ask in the nappies topic for it, the posters in there really know shitloads (ha) about nappies.

AreAllMenTheSame2 Fri 23-Nov-12 17:41:30

I am not to fussed about second hand ( as long as they arrive clean, haha). Ooh on mobile so hope nappy topic isn't to far down smile. Shall have a look at sites also. Thank you ladies x

PurplePidjin Fri 23-Nov-12 17:49:50

Buy second hand and get a wide range - nappies, like babies, come in all different shapes and sizes! No point buying a btp set for a couple of hundred quid only to find they leak in minutes smile

Ds is 4 days old, I'm itching to get him into cloth but the first one rubbed his stump so i have to wait...

PurplePidjin Fri 23-Nov-12 17:52:33
soandsosmum Fri 23-Nov-12 17:57:07

There's a great fb group for chat and one for sales called

Cloth bum mums (cbm)
And
Cloth bum mum sales

Callipygian Fri 23-Nov-12 19:48:53

I recently bought a big batch of littlelambs bamboo nappies. There was a clearance sale that was advertised through their facebook group. I would suggest likeing nappy manufacturers on fb.

Look at the mumsnet product reviews for reviews of different brands nappies.

Newforestpony Fri 23-Nov-12 20:02:09

Go to an NCT sale - I bought some at one, but also sold mine there.

I used bamboozles which were fantastic. I cannot recommend using cloth nappies highly enough. We saved loadsa money (smug mummy), baby only ever got nappy rash when using disposables a few times whilst away, easy to manage, no rubbish to dispose of and I preferred it.

I'm not a super green person, I just wanted best for my baby.

Oh, and pidjin, our son had serious abdominal surgery at a day old with a scar from chest to below where his tummy button should be (he doesn't have one). He went into cloth at 3 weeks old once home from hospital. I found them better than the disposables he had been in up til then as softer. :-)

Good luck - it's worth it.

Final tip - put baby in a disposable if you're going out all day, then you can throw away and put into a cloth one whilst out. My nursery were happy to use his cloth nappies too. :-)

PurplePidjin Fri 23-Nov-12 20:25:48

He had a prefold on, the stump bled. He's in sposies till it's gone smile

He's 5lb8oz, so i dont have many options yet!

Notmyidea Fri 23-Nov-12 21:28:02

babykind.co.uk have a sale on at the moment if that's any good to you.

AreAllMenTheSame2 Sat 24-Nov-12 00:06:20

Yes I've heard they save a lot of money - one of the main reasons im eager to find some smile plus if it was me I would rather have a cloth nappy on my bottom than a normal nappy. Thnks a lot Everton, wasn't expecting so many replies smile x

PurplePidjin Sat 24-Nov-12 02:00:26

On the advice of more experienced friends, I've gone for prefolds with wraps - i picked up enough to take him to 15lb for £46 including postage, and i know of others who've spent similar. Because you fold them yourself, they're much more adjustable so more likely to fit, but they're slimmer than terries.

On top of that, i have a random collection of other types and brands that I've collected along the way. I'll add to that collection once i know what shape he turns out by buying more of what works.

Ds is 5 days old and i estimate that £80 has taken us nearly to the potty stage - that includes some pretty ones like his Gen Y Guitars wrap. He's my first, and if we have another then that one will use the same nappies smile

AmandaCooper Sat 24-Nov-12 11:18:07

I just got 5 little lambs on eBay nearly new for £10 including postage. I got some itti bittis for a similar price, they were in good condition.

Rebecca75 Sat 24-Nov-12 18:41:45

There's a great website called www.clothnappytree.com

They do reviews, new, 2nd hand nappies. A great place for info

nannyl Sat 24-Nov-12 20:07:24

also look for FB groups for sale preloved cloth nappies and also preloved cloth nappies

there are hundreds of members and loads come up every single day

fill your pants is also a good website for brand new

NAR4 Sun 25-Nov-12 17:10:45

www.terrynappies.co.uk

You can get a terry nappy kit with everything you need in it for £56. I used this with all four of mine. There is loads of info on this website as well, including tips for washing and folding instructions.

Just bought some bits for new baby with Council Grant, so they do still do them. I think mine was on the council website under 'waste disposal'.

WigglyBraddins Sun 25-Nov-12 19:28:59

I got a set that would have cost £200 new at an NCT nearly new sale for £20. I really recommend them (& you don't have to be an NCT member to go).

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