This is the first in a series of posts I’m planning to do all about our journey with cloth nappies and reusable wipes, how we’ve been managing with them so far.
When we had Frey I didn’t even think to look at reusable nappies or wipes. The overwhelming feeling of being a first time mum meant I just wanted to everything to be easy and convenient as possible. However with Sigi I sort of know what I’m doing now, so I started looking more into reusable nappies and wipes. I quickly realised that using reusable nappies and wipes were both cost effective AND good for the environment. So I decided I would give them a try, worse case scenario. If they didn’t work for us, they didn’t work. Thankfully though once I worked out what I was doing, it was full steam ahead.
My lovely cousin got us a starter pack as a baby gift that included several different types of nappies to try, as well as a set of reusable wipes to go with them. The starter pack had a mixture of AIO (all-in-one) and pocket nappies. Both are great as they’re adjustable, starting from 8-10lbs going all the way up to 30-35lbs depending on the brand. To put this in perspective, you can use them from about month old until their about 2 years old.
So far I’ve swapped completely over to reusable wipes for Sigi. Her skin is even more sensitive than her brother’s and every disposable wipe I’ve tried has caused her to come out in a nappy rash. So the reusable wipes have been a god send. As for the the nappies, she’s in cloth nappies about 75% of the time. I’ve yet to find a night nappy that works for us, so she ends up in disposables overnight.
For now I’m really happy how we’re progressing with cloth nappies and reusable wipes. It’s been an adjustment, but a worthwhile one.