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Anyone can let mi know whether its better to do nappy or diapers while at hm??? diaper is exp... but use nappy aso need soap n water... which is better as well???
If you dont find it troublesome, you can use nappy in the day & diapers in the night.
i m aso thinking of nappy in the day, diaper in the nite n outdoor... but for every brand of diapers, its can last thru the whole nite?
n for newborn, is it thru that they poo a lot per day???
Frequency of baby's poo depends on the baby. Some babies poo everyday, some every 2-3 days. But more often than not, babies do poo everyday.
What first diaper to get depends on the size of your newborn. I bought S sized diapers but my baby was born at 2.3kg. So we had to get some newborn diapers which are a smaller cutting. I used Huggies Dry Comfort for my boy.
If you intend to use nappies, you can look into nappy liners. This could save you a little on stains and easier to clean off poo. Nappy liners usually come in 100 pieces a box.
For me, I think I will use nappy with liner for my girl (going to born in Jul'10) in day time.. better for my girl butt I think... but when pass to nanny got to use diaper whole day d, no choice..
But you have to see too, cos' sometimes if you forgot to change the diapers, some bbs will develop rashes due to poor absorbtion.....so if you are thinking of getting a cheap brand, make sure you change your bbs diaper regularly
it is good to have a mixture of diaper & nappy as nappy allows more air ventilation although it's more troublesome.
We use diaper for my new born gal end up she got nappy rash during her 1st week from born. It was so painful until she cry everytime she pee or poo. Then we switch to use nappy with nappy liner during day time & diaper at nite.
My gal tried drypers / pet pet and their cutting doesn't fit her well. Now is using Pureen diaper & wet tissue due to heavy usage & cost efficiency. Pureen has an outlet @ KK and offer good discount that you can't get else where.
For me I feel cloth nappy is troublesome cos I know I'll be alone at home and taking care of my girl for the 1st few months. I dont't think I will have the time to wash and also the water utility bill will shoot up if keep washing.... haha....When she was just newborn, we use the PetPet/Huggies Newborn. 1 day need to change diapers for many times cos their urine alot and poo everyday. Even midnight the confinement nanny also need to change diapers cos sometimes poo during midnight... ;p After that I change to PetPet Small... PetPet is cheap and good for newborns I feel. Every change, need to wipe her butt properly and apply diaper rash cream. I use Desitin creamy. When she was about 3 mths old I switch to MamyPoko cos it can hold urine and poo quite well and won't leak. If you r using cloth nappy, you must make sure that you wash the nappy and inserts well. Cos I heard from friends that babies do develop nappy rash even though they wear cloth nappies. But of cos cloth nappies are much more comfy and airy .... *just my point of view*
I use both nappies, diapers and cloth diapers (because expensive thus slowly stocking up).
Nappies usually in the day, and diapers when going out and at night. For night use, usually use 2 diapers, will change her in between. Nappies can be using up to 10-12 daytime, the moment she pee, we change. She poos 1-2 times a day. Max 3 times a day since she was born til now.
Currently using mamypoko. Prefers huggies, as I find that huggies has smaller cutting than mamypoko (she's a small size baby, 2.1kg), the first day use mamypoko, got leakage. First time had such a problem, even though I had tried huggies, pampers , drypers and petpet before.
For wet nappies, we just throw into the washing machine at the end of the day. As for soiled ones, we'll soak it in a pail of soap water, make sure to remove all the stains, then throw in with the rest of the nappies. If you wish to use nappies, its best to use a diaper liner, much easier to clean up the poo.
after looking at all the suggestions, i think i will stand at my view, which is both nappy and diapers... nappy for indoor n daytime, diapers for outdoor n nite time...
so is it every nite we have to use 2 diapers even though its not filled full to prevent rashes???
and 1 pkt of nappy cloth has gt 5 pieces in it... hw many do i need to purchase???
I bought 1 pack which inside have 6 pcs .... lolx that for my newborn day time... As weather now i guess easy to dry after wash .. ..
Mayb you can prechase 1 pack first then if not enough can tell your hubby buy another pack .. Rmb put the liner as it will lock the poipoi .. ^^
I bought nappy and diaper for my son, but when come to think of it changing diapers is better then using both. Becos nappy you have to keep changing and wash. I use huggies/drypers nb for my son when he's born. Then now changed to Mamy Poko becos it can last longer and he's more comfortable with it. No nappy rash when he's using it so has been using this brand until now.
There are also modern cloth diapers like BumWxxx , etc..... can buy the inserts.... you can go check out the website.... if you are using the conventional cloth nappies, it is better not to use safety pins like what our mummies used on us last time.... if not careful it will hurt the baby....
I use diapers since boy is born. Try using those modern nappy (something like bumw***) but gave up after only only a day of trying. So troublesome, must soak, wash and scrub, already no time to sleep, still have to do all those laundry, i will go crazy.
Somemore i bf my boy, he poo so often, change and change diaper quite often.
I used Huggies ultra and Mamy poko when he's about 1 - 2mths old to prevent nappy rash, then 2 - 3months onwards (when he wear M size), i changed to cheaper range, like Huggies Dry and Dry Comfort (around $0.25 per pc - he use about 3-4pcs in daytime), only use Mamy poko (about $0.38 - only 1pc in nightime) at night.
Normally i buy in bulk from spree, so save alot compared to buy from supermarkets. Also i also looked out for special promo in supermarkets, will stock up when they price is really cheap.
dont't buy too many S size diapers, they outgrown very fast, M and L can stock up more.
Haha.. I am going to be a new mummy soon and this thread is alot of help. My own mother and my mother in law like insist I use the traditional nappy way. I am like thinking to myself, I am sure diapers were invented for modern reasons. So I already told my husband, I am going to mix the usuage for both. Alot of friends recommend Huggies, so I bought some new born and S sizes. Also bought alot of nappy liners, the brands I chose is from tollyjoy and I also bought a slightly more expensive one from mothercare retail.
I am also afraid the traditional needles may accidently poke baby, so I am going to buy pins with safety lock. I've seen them in mothercare retails, but quite expensive to me personally, 5 pins like 5 plus dollars.
haha, before my baby was borned, i'm also in a dilemma whether to use cloth diapers, cos alot of good reviews etc, almost wanted to buy the BumWxxx..... My mum also keep commenting must wear cloth diapers etc etc...... But after alot of advises from friends, I decided to use diapers. Cos what we r afraid of using diapers often is the $ we need to spend to buy it, as well as more prone to nappy rash. For cloth diapers, we can save $ on the diapers, but, time spent on washing, hanging the cloths and also the water bill, i feel it is not worth as it is so tiring. dont't think nappy rash will occur if you clean your baby's skin carefully and apply diaper rash cream everytime you change diapers. Till now my girl never had any diaper rash (she is coming to 6 mths)... hee...touch wood.... I am using Mamy Poko now.... Today Fairprice got offer, cheap, you can check out at the sales and fair forum thread =)))
I learnt it from my sister inlaw. She removes the inner skin (the gel portion) of the diaper and keep the outer layer. And use it with nappy during the day. It serve as the outer skin for the nappy and also enjoy the benefit for using the nappy.
I remember my No. 1 can poo up to 6 times (breastfeed baby), therefore it quite costly if we use diaper. We use nappy liner, it will help to prevent the nappy being soiled by the poo, it also make washing much more easier (I use baby detergent - Kodomo, dont really need to scrub, just soak and rinse)
I think I will do the same for my no. 2. Nappy during day, Diaper at night or out.
I use 2 diapers everynight, she'll get uncomfortable if her diaper gets too wet. But then she also poo at night, so I'll wait til she poos then I change her diaper.
The traditional pins, took me a while to get used to it, in the beginning take me forever to pin her diaper and she's screaming her head off (she doesn't like wet diapers and during diaper change).
I use tollyjoy and pigeon diaper liner, not for any reason, but usually because they are on sale. tollyjoy diaper liner is slightly bigger than pigeon's, my baby is small thus her nappies have to fold slightly smaller, and tollyjoy's can get too big for it, but now she's bigger, can use both. I prefer tollyjoy's though.
We use diaper at night so that she can sleep longer and dont't need to keep waking up due to wet nappies. As for cloth diaper, I use it after she poos, as she only poo twice a day, and usually at a certain time of day, so its much easier to estimate.
My in-laws bought about 25-30 nappies. Though it sounds alot, there were a couple of times we ran out of it. she can go through about 10 nappies in a day if I dont't use cloth diapers. And that's considering we use diapers at night !
I dont't even bother to scrub the diapers unless soiled. I just throw all into the washing machine. If soiled, soak it, scrub it then throw into the rest of the baby laundry.
Hi Mummies, I am a full-time Mum who cloth-diapers my boy day, night and outdoor for the past 14 months & counting. Modern cloth diapers are very absorbent and easy to wash. Breastfed newborns may need many diaper changes initially; my boy poo-ed up to 11 times a day! After a while, they may poo less frequently -- my boy reduced it to once in 10 days, which is still normal for breastfed babies because all the milk has been absorbed by the body.
- I wash my boy's cloth diapers with his clothes, handkerchiefs, etc. and my husband & my home clothes in a full load daily. Efficient use of water & electricity.
- Poo: spray off into toilet bowl, put in dry pail. After 1-2 days, wash. Dry under sun. No stain at all.
- Detergent: ironically, modern cloth diapers will not work if the usual amt of recommended detergent is used (detegent build-up). Therefore, we can only use 1/4 - 1/2 of recommended amt. 1 litre detergent lasts us 4-5 months! Definitely not an extra cost.
For more info on cloth diapering a newborn, read Successfully Cloth-Diapering a Newborn |
Another article: Why I Love Cloth Diapers |
Hope you'd enjoy modern cloth diapering!
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Hi.. was reading your articles... they are very informative...
Im thinking of buying Bum****... But I dont know how many of these modern cloth diapers I will need... can you advice? Will (let's say) 12 inserts be enuf for breastfed baby?
And also... I was reading that the brand you are using have special way of folding (like a fan fold for breastfed poo)... isit suggesting the breastfed poo will come out in a 'Blast'? I know the poo will be watery... so I really wonder if the Bum**** will be able to contain it and not leak...
Oh ya... the brands of cloth diapers you are using.. are their inserts inside a "compartment' of the cover? which means not in contact with skin? Or isit like the traditional way where we clothe the baby with the cloth diaper first then put on the diaper cover?