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To ask nursery to use cloth nappies?

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InMemoryOfSleep Fri 27-Oct-17 14:29:16

DS (17 months) is at nursery two days a week, and up to now I've provided disposable nappies for them, while he's in cloth at home. Am thinking of asking nursery to use cloth, but wondered if anyone has experience of this? Will they be hmm at me?

messyjessy17 Fri 27-Oct-17 14:32:32

You can ask but most have a policy against them.

EnFlique Fri 27-Oct-17 14:32:35

I have used cloth nappies for a child in a nursery before, the parents just provided lots of spares and bags and we literally took the nappy off, disposed of the liner and put the rest straight into a bag to go home. Wasn’t s problem for us.

Pickleypickles Fri 27-Oct-17 14:32:53

When i worked in a nursery we had children with reusable nappies that was fine, they did up and looked like nappies but they were reuasble cloth ones. Do you mean the really old towel ones you have to fold yourself? Because they might need a lesson if you do but it should be fine.

Snap8TheCat Fri 27-Oct-17 14:33:24

As a cm I have used them for a parent before. I don’t like them at all but I did it. No harm in asking, I’m sure they will.

InMemoryOfSleep Fri 27-Oct-17 14:33:39

Messy what kind of policy, do you know? Struggling to think of why they'd need a policy...

AnchorDownDeepBreath Fri 27-Oct-17 14:34:00

No, I don’t think so. I worked in a nursery years ago and some parents did it then - to varying successes; they are a bit of a pain and they seem to smell rank by collection time some days; but it won’t be something they’ve never encountered.

DontKnowWhatToDo123 Fri 27-Oct-17 14:34:13

I worked in a nursery pre-motherhood, we only ever had 1 child in cloth but all was fine. Parents provided the cloth nappies all ready to change (so liner and everything inside it so we didn't have to add/make it up), we changed, disposed of the poo in the toilet, wipes in the nappy bin but put everything else (nappy, and liner) into a bag to go home.

I shouldn't see why it would be a problem for harm in asking.

UnicornRainbowColours Fri 27-Oct-17 14:34:59

When I worked in nursery we had children with cloth nappies no prob.

InMemoryOfSleep Fri 27-Oct-17 14:36:02

Pickley no I wouldn't expect them to faff with the terry ones, we use the two-parters or all-in-ones so no more hassle than a disposable really.

reallyanotherone Fri 27-Oct-17 14:36:28

Mine did. I went in and showed them what to do, provided them with a nappy bag, no issues.

In fact the were reasonably keen as nurseried have to dispose of nappies as clinical waste. Which means they have to pay for it to be removed, per kg. So children in reusables meant waste bills went down.

I have heard of some nurseries providing and using reusables on all children for this reason.

messyjessy17 Fri 27-Oct-17 14:37:13

All the ones we asked had a blanket ban, mainly mentioned issues around hygiene/storage etc.
It was a flat no.

alleypalley Fri 27-Oct-17 14:38:04

Our dd was in cloth nappies at nursery about 7 years ago. There was no issue with it. One of the staff did manage to put her nappy on back to front once though, lord knows how. It was one that did up exactly the same way as a disposable too.

InMemoryOfSleep Fri 27-Oct-17 14:39:35

@reallyanotherone that's interesting, I'd never thought of that. I'm not sure hygiene issues would stand up to be honest, they're no worse than disposables - just get bagged up and sent home, rather than binned. Will ask on Monday, thanks all!

HappyTalking Fri 27-Oct-17 14:40:40

I've known lots and lots of children who wear cloth nappies at nursery, in reality in is no more hassle than a disposable.

Anditstartsagain Fri 27-Oct-17 14:42:08

I would only see problem if you have a child with runny poo. Ds2 tends to have runny poo's I don't mean being ill just normal for him. I would hate to think of his care provider trying to despose of his poo it would need scrapped off and would leave loads of residue envy

NameChange30 Fri 27-Oct-17 14:42:12

DS is about to start in nursery and they are happy to use washable nappies. His key worker says they have several babies in them. I am thinking of sending him in with all-in-ones as even I find the others a bit of a faff! I assume if you send them with liners and a big wet bag, they can throw soiled liners straight in the bin and put the wet nappies in the wet bag for you to take home. I'm just not sure I fancy carrying a bag full of wet/dirty nappies home from nursery every time he goes!

coldcanary Fri 27-Oct-17 14:42:36

When I started training we had kids in terry nappies! <shows age>
When my youngest was in nursery 3 years ago there were a couple of babies in washables, the parent I talked to brought in everything as prepared as possible with a waterproof bag to send the used ones home in without a problem. Just ask, at least you’ll know one way or the other.

MoanerChopsis Fri 27-Oct-17 14:43:26

DD used cloth nappies at nursery, it was no issue at all, I provided the nappies and a bombproof bag for the soiled ones!

OnionShite Fri 27-Oct-17 14:49:08

No reason not to ask, but at least some of them will flatly refuse.

SierraFerrara Fri 27-Oct-17 14:50:01

Nursery used cloth for my daughter without issues. Had to buy them a lidded bin and make sure I provide sure the wet bag was big enough to fit comfortably in it and teach them how to use them but that's all perfectly reasonable requests.

It was always interesting to see how they'd used them though. They came up with all sorts of weird and wonderful ways of putting them on! Haha!

We had seperate pads, nappies and covers. I can inagine that is you use the ones that you have to fold and pin they won't.

rosy71 Fri 27-Oct-17 14:51:39

Both mine wore cloth nappies & nursery were fine with them. I sent in enough for a day & they changed them & sent them home in a nappy bag. I also sent a few disposables as spares.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Fri 27-Oct-17 14:52:16

Well it's a hygiene issue if they have nowhere to store the dirty ones?

As everyone has said, ask but be prepared for a no.

SierraFerrara Fri 27-Oct-17 14:52:37

* I can inagine that is you use the ones that you have to fold and pin they won't.

SierraFerrara Fri 27-Oct-17 14:53:03

* gah:
I can inagime that if you use the ones that you have to fold and pin they won't.

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