Fluffy Bums

I decided that before Noodle arrives that I wanted to delve into the deep, dark world of Fluffy Bums!! Cloth nappies make us think of way back when we were kids and had those awful, shapeless terry nappies held together with a HUGE safety pin. Nowadays the world of cloth is oh so different. There are many different “systems” so you’re bound to find one that suits you and you’re helping the environment at the same time so you can feel good about yourself! Okay so the terry nappies still exist but they have been updated [although if you want to, you can still get the old style squares!] you can have pre-folded ones or, even easier, fitted ones. The fitted nappies look just like a regular disposable nappy except that it’s normally cotton, terry, bamboo or some other nice absorbent material. You then put a wrap, what would have been the dreaded “plastic pants” back in the day, over the top to waterproof it. Still sounds like a lot of work huh?

If that’s too much, and you have a little more money to spend, an all-in-one or pocket nappy might suit you better. Especially when you bear in mind that even though they’re more expensive than a terry nappy, they are still going to be cheaper in the long run than disposables!!

Rather than me go on and on about something I don’t really know enough about I’d rather make sure you get the BEST information. I found it at The Nappy Line. You’ll get a wealth of information and help as well as being linked a shop to purchase said nappies.

Now I bought my nappies 2nd hand, there are so many people swapping or selling nappies that either didn’t work for them or that their children have outgrown. If this is more up your street and you want to save a few pennies while trying different nappy systems then hit up Cloth Nappy Tree and look in the classifieds section. Not only do they have hundreds of different sizes and styles you’ll also find very helpful members who can point you in the right direction if you’re not sure about something.

I bought a Tot Bots pocket nappy and a Wee Notions all-in-two nappy [and a bunch more which haven’t arrived as I’m posting this!] and tried them out last night and this morning. I even have the great joy of getting a poo nappy which was actually easier to deal with than the disposable nappy as it seemed to smell less!!

Here is my beautiful Pandabear wearing her Wee Notions Taupe Elephants nappy

Hope you enjoyed this short introduction to cloth nappies!! You can look forward to more Fluffy Bums pictures in the near future!!

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