I've just changed my lo's very first cloth nappy and was surprised to find that his skin was really wet. Is this normal with cloths and doesn't it mean more irritation/discomfort for him? In fact I found it so disagreable that I've put a disposable o him! Have I done something wrong? Please help cos I'd really like to get into this cloth thing!!!
That was my experience too. The so-called 'one-way' liners don't do much in terms of keeping the bums dry, but the fleece liners are much better at that. OTOH, you can't flush away a fleece liner full of poo. You may need to wipe him with a wipe or wet cottonwool all over the nappy area with every change, depends how his skin reacts.
Thanks, Tissy, for the encouragement, just what I needed. I haven't bought my 'set' yet, I'm still trying them out, and today is the turn of the tots bots, which seems v popular here on mumsnet! So we'll see how that goes. But, yeah, I think I probably should've changed him sooner, even though it wasn't more than 4 hours. Plus the fact, as someone on my other thread said to me, that it was a brand new nappy, so apparently less absorbant.