Am I the only one using terry nappies and plastic pants on both DC? Most of my friends use disp. and think I'm mad! I may be old fashioned, but I've been influenced by my MIL who bought me some terry squares to start me off just before DS1 was born. I find that they're the most versatile and cheapest nappy system around, easy to fold to fit different shapes and sizes, quick drying, can be passed on to the next DC, even found DH washing the car with one the other day!
I started off using terry squares and plastic pants on dd1 but found after a few weeks she was a bit skinny legged and the plastic pants were leaking. A friend (hi Octo ) lent me some motherease wraps, then sold me her motherease sandys and since then I became addicted to the modern nappies .
We did use the terries though when we went on holiday.
We used them to wrap dd2's placenta in after she was born 2 weeks ago and it ruined them.
I love terries, but I use nappi nippas and motherease wraps. I like the neat nappy fold although I did use the origami fold for a bit.
Terries are great. They are effective on both a small baby and toddler. They also dry quickly and are cheap to buy. They are enviromentally friendly as well as cheap. Also my terries are very durable. The terries I used on my son are still in perfect condtion for my daughter.
Maybe Itti's and Blueberries are pretty, but they are quite expensive. I don't understand why anyone would spend over 20 quid on a nappy.
Thanks for all the feedback. It's great to know I'm not alone. I found Boots plastic pants to be OK, cheap but still quite good quality, with nice soft leg openings which don't cause red marks on DS2. I've also got some Disana pull on pants from Twinkle Twinkle which are good quality, and roomy to cover a bulky nappy, especially at night. I don't get on with Nippas, and prefer tradtional nappy pins, because I normally use the kite fold, which needs to be pinned each side on DS2, who is still in night nappies at nearly 4. Does anyone know where you can buy those extra large nappy pins for use with toddler size nappies?
I used terries and plastic pants for all 4 of mine. And pins. Mothercare used to do plastic pants that had poppers so you could undo them and not drag the poo all down the legs. A pre-cursor to the wrap maybe?
I used them for my first two many moons ago. I got some 3 years ago for DD2 but was dismayed that they were nothing like the Harringtons gold seal I had years ago. I am still influenced by them and tend to prefer shaped nappies made of terry, and love snowy white nappies.
I don't whether it's me, or Mumsnet have changed their setup, but I'm finding it more difficult to navigate around the website. I've just started another thread on the subject of waterproof pants, asking whether anyone knows where you can get "Gerber" pull-on pants, which are made in the USA. My SIL gave me some and they're great, very good quality. Also, if anyone knows where you can get larger size nappy pins, please let me know.