I would like to introduce a new member to Parent Panel, say hello to Naomi!
Naomi happens to be my best friend and Mum to E who is 11 and L who is 7 months. Even though we are best friends we do have different parenting styles and I knew she would make a great addition to the team.
So here is her very first post:
This week is “Real nappy” week and I thought I would share how I have been converted to reusable nappies.
It was a number of factors that finally gave me the push to switch. Logan was suffering with really bad nappy rash and when he had a nappy on he was getting really bad leaks. I had also read an article that real nappies helped EC babies as they were more aware when they were wet or dirty.
I must have spent at least a week researching different brands, comparing costs and reading different reviews before I finally decided on using gPants.
I bought a selection of 6 nappies in different colours, some spare inserts and disposable liners and they arrived a few days later. I have also since purchased some cloth liners and flushable cloth liners.
Depending on what I am doing or the time of day depends on what liner I use. Cloth liners are best for short periods, disposable liners for longer times.
I chose gPants because they are good value, had great reviews and are easy to change.
Instead of changing the whole nappy, you only need to change the liner when wet, or the liner and insert if dirty. This means a less bulky nappy bag when you go out. They are easy to wash and quick to dry too.
As an added bonus, they are really colourful and stylish! I often find myself checking out the limited edition page, justifying just one more outer pant.
I am really pleased I made the switch as I have not had any nappy explosions since switching to reusable, and we have not had any more nappy rash outbreaks either.
Some money saving tips I would like to share for reusable nappies are:
- Check out if your local council offer an incentive for reusable nappies. A lot of areas do offer this to help reduce landfill waste.
- Instead of buying an expensive wet bag, I bought a cheap “bikini bag” from Primark for £2.
- Check out Amazons “subscribe and save”, I have regular orders set up to ensure I never run out as I can be a bit of a scatterbrain and get the added bonus of discounts on my orders.