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Reusable nappies - clothes to fit over them

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kerala Thu 02-Aug-07 09:23:02

Any ideas where I can buy (preferably on line) summer trousers that will fit over DD's enormous bottom?

All her friends in their disposables have lovely lightweight trousers that protect the knees when crawling, but struggling to find ones that fit over reusables.

mistlethrush Thu 02-Aug-07 09:26:08

Sorry, can't help - ds now potty training, so trousers no longer held up by washable nappies so fall down - looks very trendy with lable on pants showing at back with trousers at half mast, clearly working towards being a teenager already.

I know that there are some more 'eco' lines that specialise in fits that accommodate washables - have you searched eg organic baby clothes?

flightattendant Thu 02-Aug-07 09:26:15

Sorry, we only ever could fit DS into tracky bottoms...very elasticated waists!

Good luck!

Wilbur Thu 02-Aug-07 09:30:21

Try Really cute stuff and washes really well. Weirdly, I was introduced to it by dh's child free gay brother when he bought some pressies for the dcs from there.

Miaou Thu 02-Aug-07 09:42:03

Try dungarees - they tend to be cut generously round the waist. Ds1 and ds2 are in washables and I've never needed to fork out for cut4cloth (lovely as they are, they are pricey!). Woolworths dungarees are pretty good for being generous around the bum; Next less so.

kerala Thu 02-Aug-07 10:25:48

Thanks for these tips will have a look at cut4cloth.

My plan was just to leave her in dresses but was confronted yesterday by two grazed knees from energetic crawling...

LittleMissLate Thu 02-Aug-07 10:33:33

I have just bought a sewing pattern from here to make some trousers for dd (pattern is for dungarees, trousers or dress) - was v easy and took me just over an hour with sewing machine (and am very much a beginner). Cost of cotton fabric and elastic was £3.50 but you could get even cheaper if you bought remnants. Lots of other patterns on the website but this one said it was "very loose fitting". They go over her bottom ok and you could adjust the pattern if needed for bulkier nappies.

JennsterBubsLayer Fri 03-Aug-07 12:14:41

Littlemisslate that pattern looks brill. Wish i could use a sewing machine.

weasle Sun 05-Aug-07 14:23:51

Cut4cloth wonderful clothes and ethical company too. Expensive though...

also tinkertogs are nice and cheaper.

See nappy board thread for other ideas.

Cappuccino Sun 05-Aug-07 14:25:47

just anything stretchy

NineUnlikelyTales Sun 05-Aug-07 14:31:29

We got loads in the Cut4cloth half price sale, which is the only way we could afford to buy more than a few vests. If you join their mailing list they will tell you about forthcoming sales.

I find that M&S clothes are too tight fitting, ditto Next. Gap stuff is okay and also H&M. Sainsbury's clothes are cheap and fit DS well.

CarGirl Sun 05-Aug-07 14:33:45

anything with lycra should be okay - sometime I go up a zie - buy 3/4 length trousers and use them as long ones ) I doubt I have anything summery but I've got stretch bottlegs that you can have if you're interested what size clothes is she in generally?

Wallace Sun 05-Aug-07 14:43:49

what about a dress and those baby legs things?

CarGirl Sun 05-Aug-07 14:44:14

yes baby legs are the way to go!

Smithagain Fri 10-Aug-07 13:16:09

IME on-line is really difficult, because you have to get your hands on the actual trousers and see which ones have the baggy, big-bottomed look. Styles are so variable, even in a single shop.

I tend to buy tops and dresses online, and then brace myself to go shopping just for trousers!

Having said that, I've just bought DD2 some M&S cropped leggings in a size too big for her. She has just turned two and I bought age 3-4. The bum is big enough, the waist is not too loose and the legs are the right length. Result!

If you want a look, on M&S website the product code is T776552A and there are some similar styles in different colours.

Smithagain Fri 10-Aug-07 13:17:17

Should have said the legs are the right length for full-length trousers. They are meant to be cropped, for a bigger child. Does that make sense?

Capers Fri 07-Sep-07 13:43:37

If you don't mind a high-street solution I found Pumpkin Patch (also available online) good for my DS. They are not marketed for use with cloth nappies, but are a fairly generous cut with adjustable waists. You'd need to double check that the girls' cut is similar to the boys' though.

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