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Cloth nappies - Very simple advice needed - I'm confused!!

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dizzymama Tue 02-Aug-05 21:18:29

Hi, I posted a couple of days ago on Health about wanting to try cloth nappies and people were very helpful in giving me advice about what brands to use.
Well, I've searched the sites and I'm now completely confused! Please could someone give me the idiots guide to what I need to buy. Ideally I'd like a trial pack as I'm not sure if Dd's skin will take to them but the only trial packs I have found have only gone up to a medium in size and I reckon Dd is at least 24lb and growing fast!
Web addresses would be super as I'm very dim when it comes to computers and searching!!!
Thanks mnetters

misdee Tue 02-Aug-05 21:19:17 i think. get an advisor to come to your house and go through your optins with you.

pupuce Tue 02-Aug-05 21:20:21

Try very good service and advice.

dizzymama Tue 02-Aug-05 21:24:09

Thanks! What bits do I have to buy when it comes to liners, wraps etc (god ,I know, I'm so dizzy, by name and nature!) Lollipop website appears to be being re-done

throckenholt Tue 02-Aug-05 21:24:16

have a look at as well - very good descriptions - and can ring for advice too.

pupuce Tue 02-Aug-05 21:28:02

You need a liner : fleece or paper (fleece make the nappy feel very dry to baby)
a nappy
a wrap unless you buy a "all in one" like a motherease. Those are more expensive.

On Mumsnet Tots Bots come up trumps, they are excellent.

Lio Tue 02-Aug-05 21:29:06 if you want to use motherease - they are one size all the way up to potty trained (except for the wraps - they are various weight sizes) so size won't be an issue.

pootlepod Tue 02-Aug-05 21:47:04

It would be worth trialing a few nappies before you commit to one particular one. The addresses mentioned here are good, teamlollipop do face to face advice or fill out the survey on nappylady.

kittykins also have an advice section and offer a large trial pack- go to the 'kit' part.

pootlepod Tue 02-Aug-05 21:48:03

In fact tha large trial pack is blooming good value-
Kit supplied in a canvas Kittykins bag
1 x nature babies - diddy diaper - unbleached - size 2 (approx. 18 - 35lb)
1 x mother-ease - one size - unbleached - one size (approx. 8-35lb)
1 x tots bots - aplix - unbleached - size 2 (18-40lb)
1 x mother-ease - rikki (aplix) - plain colours - white - Large (20-35lb)
1 x nature babies - popper wrap - plain colours - white - large (23-35lb)
1 x nappi nippa - nappy fastener - assorted - one size - single nippa
1 x ultra biodegradable - disposable nappy liner - non-chlorine bleached - 6 sheets

dizzymama Tue 02-Aug-05 21:52:03

That is good pootlepod! I've filled in the nappy lady questionnaire and will now visit kittykins!

dizzymama Wed 03-Aug-05 12:58:07

Just wanted to say i have ordered the trialpack from kittykins, I'll give it a go and see which suits her best. Thanks for all your responses

pootlepod Wed 03-Aug-05 13:28:11

ohh great news, let us know how you get on!!

Yorkiegirl Wed 03-Aug-05 13:29:13

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dizzymama Wed 03-Aug-05 13:37:19

Thanks Yorkiegirl, I'll have a look there too, the more info the better informed I say!!

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