Of all the things I thought would put us off using cloth nappies, it has so far been something that I had never even thought of. It never occurred to me that it would be the actual using of the nappies that I would struggle with. Every few week, we have another go at using the nappies, going through 10 or so, before giving up and returning to disposables. No matter how I put the nappies on Pip, they leak pee out of one leg hole and we end up with not only a wet nappy but a wet suit and wet trousers. There is a huge amount of washing involved with a baby anyway, and having to change her clothes three or more times a day as well as washing the nappies, is too much for me, plus it is annoying and uncomfortable for Pip too.
Which leads me to the conclusion I must be doing something wrong. 
Any thoughts?



  1. Aubergineink August 26, 2012 / 11:18 pm

    We have exactly the same problem. It doesn’t happen every time but enough to be annoying and the only solution I’ve found is to change them more often.

  2. thelittlepip August 26, 2012 / 11:34 pm

    How often are you changing them? Last week I had to change two in 40 minutes and even then the second had leaked. I really want to use them as well but it’s making me stressed. We are using biodegradable disposables as a happy medium,

    How are you getting on btw. Many congratulations xxx

    • Aubergine September 3, 2012 / 11:29 pm

      I’d say probably an hour or so or as soon as I realise he’s wet. He does seem to do some massive wees so I’ve bought some boosters to see if that helps. Will report back!

      We’re also using the Naty disposables overnight and when we’re out.

      Other than that we’re good. He’s at the top of the charts for weight and length but I didn’t realise how big he was til we met a 6 month old that was roughly the same size as him at 5 weeks.

      Did you get the photos I sent? I hope I had the right email address!

  3. Peonies & Polaroids (@peoniestweets) August 27, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    Oh bugger. My guess would be that they’re just not the right fit for Pip. Does it happen with both sorts? Both W&P were fine with the three part nappies but the all in one’s leaked on Ammie. As the were fine on Ella I assumed that it was just that they weren’t the right ones for A’s body shape.

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