#ClothNappyMonday – It’s Not All or Nothing with Cloth Nappies!
There are many ways to incorporate cloth nappies into your baby’s or toddler’s routine if it’s something you’re interested in. It’s not all or nothing with cloth nappies! You can use as many or as few as you wish at the times that suit you.
What started my interest in cloth nappies was probably the fact that I’ve been using cloth sanitary pads, reusable swim nappies and reusable potty training pants for a long time. I thought that if I could do that, maybe I could try using real nappies too.
I started with just two cloth nappies from TotsBots that I used when I felt like it and then I decided that it wasn’t as hard as I’d imagined and I gradually bought more with the idea to use cloth nappies during the day at home which is where we are most days. This worked well for us and I felt confident using cloth nearly full-time with a wash routine in place and a selection of different cloth nappies to use. I have quite a few different brands, including TotsBots, Bambino Mio, Little Bloom, LittleLamb and FuzziBunz.
Now, I’m at a stage where I would like to use cloth nappies at night too and am researching how to do this the best way. I have one brilliant nappy by Baba + Boo that I use overnight when it’s clean and dry and I will probably just order a few more of them as I already know that they work with my toddler.
On long days out, I still use single-use (disposable) nappies and I would probably do so when travelling too for the actual journey. This might change in the future too!
Every little bit helps and every time you choose a cloth nappy over a disposable, you’re keeping a nappy out of landfill and that’s a great thing! Using cloth nappies can really be as much as you feel works for your family and lifestyle!
It is easy to get really involved in it all as it’s so much fun and once you have used cloth nappies for a while you might no longer like the look, feel and idea of single-use nappies. That’s the stage I’m at now and I just love using cloth nappies and can’t imagine going back to plastic nappies other than when necessary.
Have you combined cloth nappies with single-use (disposable) nappies? How did it work for you?