Are you interested in using cloth nappies on your little one, but finding the cloth nappy world a bit overwhelming? Well never fear! We’ve put together a few tips and encouraging words to get you started. We consulted our awesome fans for their advice too so have also included their thoughts – these are people who have been in the same position as you at some point, so you can rely on their advice!
So in no particular order, here are our top tips for getting started with cloth nappies:
We’re always really keen to remind people that using reusable nappies doesn’t need to be an all or nothing thing. It is perfectly fine to use cloth AND disposables! Don’t feel like you have to use cloth full time right from the start, particularly with a newborn – ease yourself into it, and as you get more comfortable with getting the fit perfect and washing all sorted, use more cloth nappies. And if you’d prefer to use disposables while you’re out or overnight, go for it! And don’t feel bad, just remember that every cloth nappy makes a difference.
Keep in mind that modern cloth nappies are totally different to the traditional nappies from years ago, which were usually soaked in buckets of chemicals and water. Cloth nappies these days are easy to use (many fit in a very similar way to disposable nappies), are easy to care for (dirty nappies don’t need to be soaked and the washing machine does all the hard work!) and are easy to use (modern cloth nappies don’t require any complicated folding or pins).
Try out a variety of styles before investing in a huge number of one particular type. Some cloth nappies can fit on some babies better than others, so it’s best to make sure that whatever style or brand you choose works well on your little one. Here at Bubblebubs, we have a range oftrial packsto give you a chance to try our nappies out and we also have amoney back guarantee, so if for whatever reason our nappies don’t work for you or your little one, you can return it for a refund!
If the first few cloth nappies you try don’t work as well as you were expecting, don’t give up! It can take a bit of trial and error to get the fit of cloth nappies perfect, but once you do you’ll never look back. Check out videos online that show how to get a really good fit of your chosen cloth nappy. If you’d like to check out getting a great fit with any Bubblebubs cloth nappies, check out our videoshere.
As with all things baby related, it can be really easy to over research cloth nappies which can lead to dreaded analysis paralysis! If you’re keen on giving cloth a go, pick out a couple of styles which you think you might like best and try them out. The main things you need to know is how to get a good fit with your chosen nappies (see point 4!) and how you need towash and carefor them.
Makes things easy for yourself – have your nappies assembled so they’re ready to go come change time. That way you won’t have to worry about finding bits and pieces and having to muck around getting them together when you need to be changing a grumpy baby!
What is your top tip for new parents starting out with cloth nappies?
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