AIBU to ask how I curtail my reusable nappy addition?
EmbarrassingMama · 19/12/2019 15:57
My LO has been in cloth for a year, and all that’s happened is I’ve developed some sort of insatiable appetite for buying new (to me, but often second hand) cloth nappies in ever more adorable prints. I now have a stash of cloth that is more than enough to meet our needs, yet I still spend hours scouring the internet looking at the next adorable print or stuffing option.
I decided that this month I absolutely, definitely would not buy any more nappies, but I’ve just seen one I adore (Baba and Boo Camping, if you’re wondering) and ordered it as a pay day treat.
Talk to me about this phenomenon. How does one stop?!
coffeeaddiction · 19/12/2019 16:10
I get it , I really do but you have to remember that they are only used for collecting poo ! That's what I tell myself any time I see one I fancy .
Also apart from the environmental Advantages it also is a saving money advantage so if you keep buying then you'll be losing out on both
nowaypose · 20/12/2019 04:46
Did you see the article about the woman who genuinely had a crazy addiction and owned over 100 nappies? It was in the BBC a few months ago, she admitted to spending more than retail price for limited edition prints on eBay.
I understand, I’m on my fourth DC in cloth now and there are way more cute prints than when I first started using them. Try deleting whatever outlet you use to buy the second hand ones and stash the money away in a pot instead.
Cookit · 20/12/2019 06:58
I use cloth but I just don’t “get” the pattern thing. Can anyone explain it?
They’re under clothes so you see them for a few minutes. They get weed and pooed on. My children have clothes with just as nice designs on that I actually can look at. I honestly don’t get it?
EmbarrassingMama · 20/12/2019 07:15
I flogged a load that weren’t working for us (Velcro and LO was able to undo them himself at about 15 months). So then we moved to poppers and did successfully manage sell / swap all our originals over.
100 nappies!? But...why!!? I thought 18 was ample...! Thank the lord you can sell them on, eh!
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