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Any opinions on LL OSFA or Bumgenius Freetime nappies yet?

(31 Posts)
Peaky1 Sun 14-Oct-12 12:16:14

Hi all. I was wondering if anyone had used these types of nappies yet as the reviews are few and far between (...can't find any in fact). I have bought 8 LL OSFA with the offer already and I'm considering buying 10 BG Freetime after having a look and a feel in a nappy shop yesterday.

ValiumQueen Wed 17-Oct-12 16:37:36

Fleece to cover bamboo yes. I am hoping to make some.

Bomb proof LL wraps yes. Just bought 3 one life wraps off nappy lady to tide me over, as they were in clearance section for £3 each. They have poppas.

Make sure you do not wash the bamboo nappy with fabric softener. Probably best to just run it through with towels only, using a smaller amount of powder, and no softener. The towels will not likely be softer for it.

Blueberries for Christmas! On my list also!

Peaky1 Wed 17-Oct-12 14:18:26

But oooh I should have said - ouchie at the blisters! Are those the 'bomb proof' wraps? I have only got a couple of small motherease second-hand ebay purchases so far (none arrived yet). I'm considering asking for bigger motherease and blueberrys for Christmas. You'll have to feedback on how you get on with fleece wraps. I assume they're covering bamboo nappies.

Peaky1 Wed 17-Oct-12 14:15:16

Haha definitely a pusher! Well, a helpful suggester perhaps.

I've found the offending nappy and so will just email a photo of it to LL HQ and they'll replace that no probs.

Had a cheapy ebay one-size bamboo nappy arrive today (Dudeybaba). Light blue with owls on. I love it! It's so blinkin' soft! I hope it serves well when it's time comes around. Also my pack of 12 Muslinz have arrived from the nappy lady so they're getting a wash now. I suppose I should just keep putting the bamboo nappy in the wash whenever I do baby stuff to build it up that way.

Perhaps I should bring my nappy chatter over to the general nappy chat thread as I'm veering further away from the LL OSFAs more and more. However, will still be pleased to hear from anyone who has actually started using them yet to compare notes with others. smile

ValiumQueen Wed 17-Oct-12 09:17:28

There are a lot of poppas to check.

You only need to pre wash pockets once as neither bits are absorbent. It is bamboo that needs pre washing several times to reach maximum absorbency, about 10 times, but no need to wash that many times as you soon get to 10. Microfibre no difference in washing times and absorbency. Not sure about terry. Good you gave them a severe washing though as you found (or will) a broken one.

The London tots bots is cute. They had a jubilee range too.

I will be buying a fleece wrap soon as DD got blisters off her LL wrap last night. Thinking of selling them while they are still barely used.

You are doing very well. No need for rehab yet. You are being sensible and thinking things through, asking questions etc.

But then again, if this were a drug, I could be considered a pusher? Not a dealer though MNHQ honest, cannot part with them grin

Peaky1 Tue 16-Oct-12 22:48:48

Oooh by the way, I've been having a field day on eBay! Won a couple of motherease riki wraps to go over the muslin folds in initial weeks (to mix with disposables as I play about with it all). Got a set of 5 size 1 LL bamboo nappies for future longer nights to try out and a rather cheeky tots bots teenyfit London theme nappy as my one-off couldn't-help-myself nappy!

My future victims are blueberry wraps in owl & giraffe. These will be on my Christmas list!

Do I need nappy rehab? blush

Peaky1 Tue 16-Oct-12 22:43:35

I wouldn't mind but I can't find the broken popper on the 16 nappies, just the line white popper that came out the washing machine hmm. I've got white, green and blue so I need to figure out which colour needs replacing.

VQ I was told to do a couple of quick washes initially to build up the absorbency of the nappies...

AmandinePoulain Tue 16-Oct-12 20:22:55

Don't worry about it peaky, they told me to keep the broken one anyway, and they're sending me a lovely new one smile

ValiumQueen Tue 16-Oct-12 20:18:15

You washed them a few times? Why? LL will replace the broken nappy.

Peaky1 Tue 16-Oct-12 20:05:07

I have just done a few first washes on my 16 osfa's and I found a broken popper in the washing machine but do you think I could match it to a nappy? No! Will have another thorough search when they're dry confused

ValiumQueen Tue 16-Oct-12 18:35:50

I like the tiny nippers site. Not necessarily the nappies, but they have clothes and fleece soakers and other bits, so thank you snala.

AmandinePoulain Tue 16-Oct-12 16:36:57

LLs couldn't have been nicer about my missing poppa - a new nappy is on its way to me smile

snala Tue 16-Oct-12 15:51:42

Have a look at tiny nippers,they have some fab prints at great prices. smile

ValiumQueen Sun 14-Oct-12 20:44:19

16 is even better!

Peaky1 Sun 14-Oct-12 20:39:30

No they're still doing the 8 option too! If they're all pretty much the same then I'll have a shop about and see what kind of pricing I can get.

Am tempted to get a couple of teeny wraps and some muslins to fold if he's too small for osfa at first.

ValiumQueen Sun 14-Oct-12 18:39:37

Little lamb bamboo boosters are what I use. I do not work for them either.

I think they are pretty much all the same.

I knew the offer was on again, but I did not want to lead you astray!

I think the offer this time was for 6 though? 14 should keep you going grin

Peaky1 Sun 14-Oct-12 17:54:08

Aaaah I see!

I had a look on the LL website and realised that the offer is actually still on! I ordered another 8 blush.

Where do you guys get your boosters from? I will have a shop around later when back on laptop but someone may be able to prevent me rebuilding the Ark...

ValiumQueen Sun 14-Oct-12 17:25:16

Yeah, no liner with pockets otherwise they leak! Fleece if thin acts as a keep dry layer, but if thicker becomes waterproof. Liner essential with bamboo.all stuffing goes in pocket.

amandine I think it would be best to use 1 microfibre and 1 or 2 bamboo boosters. Not just bamboo. Not quite sure why, but when I used two bamboos only, they did not hold much.

Peaky1 Sun 14-Oct-12 17:03:02

Woah, I took that long to type that 4 other posts popped up inbetween! That's what I get for chatting to DP and posting at the same time.

AmandinePoulain Sun 14-Oct-12 17:03:01

No need for a liner with the OSFAs, there's one sewn in. I use a fleece liner with my bamboos though.

Peaky1 Sun 14-Oct-12 17:00:03

Haha are you sure?

I think I will invest in a few. They look like they defo need boosting a bit more but that's easily solved. With these pocket nappies do you put your fleece liner on the top and then stuff the rest in pocket as required? Complete dummy question but my brain can't gather any common sense hmm!

I'm planning on investing in about 5 bamboo nappies for nights eventually when baby is sleeping longer so can hopefully rotate them with their loooong drying times. I hear bambinex and LL are good brands for this. May just buy one with a wrap and see how I get on to start with.

I'm not actually expecting the osfa nappies to fit to start with (although they're telling me i'll probably have a biffer). I have a stockpile of size 1 and 2 pampers to get me started (stockpiled before I changed my mind to cloth) and also hopefully give me the opportunity to mix up so that I can try a few cloth without buying too much at first. I have to say I am already disappointed that I will use them at all but that's the new addiction talking! blush

AmandinePoulain Sun 14-Oct-12 16:43:09

I should add that she's 10lbs 11, and in between the 25th and 50th centile so still quite small but she does have fairly chunky thighs grin

AmandinePoulain Sun 14-Oct-12 16:41:39

They are fine - just a bit wider between the legs than my bamboos. And the inserts seem to be coping with her huge wees - no leaks yet, and she almost slept through last night for the first time - the nappy was on for 10 hours without any problems. If I do run into trouble as she gets older I intend to replace the inserts with bamboo ones, or use some of the boosters I've already got.

ValiumQueen Sun 14-Oct-12 16:25:53

I wish I got money from my LA! amandine. How are they for fit for a wee one?

AmandinePoulain Sun 14-Oct-12 16:23:28

My LL OSFAs arrived on Thursday and I love them grin. I ordered 2 lots of 8, 4 of each colour, for 9wo dd2. I had LL bamboos for dd1 and was using those but they've gone to the bottom of the pile. The Velcro on them was getting a bit tired and I found I was using the drier more often to dry them, the OSFAs dry so much quicker that by the time I've claimed my £50 back from my LA they will more than pay for themselves.

They are far better at keeping dd's skin dry than the fleece liners I was using, and much less fiddly then the 2 parters. They are slightly more bulky though, and I need to phone LLs tomorrow about a broken popper but otherwise I'm really pleased with them smile

ValiumQueen Sun 14-Oct-12 15:02:08

I do not sell them, and am not related to the brand in any way grin

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