i've friends who've sworn by EC, a concept of potty training your Humus within first few months. They're onto Humu 3 so it really works, despite my lack of discipline in even attempting I am impressed.
for more info, tell her jixel sent cha :D
I did a little reading about it - I'm not sure I have the necessary dedication to do it. It's a nice idea if you really must carry the baby around all day, but as I don't have to do that, I'd prefer to have my breaks so I can do things like answer e-mails and play on the internet!
I'd look on clothnappytree for some extra nappies and inserts - I usually use 2 inserts in a nappy.
For nursery, I leave 4 nappies in a bag each day and get given 3 or 4 nappy sacks with dirty nappies to take home. I found with Quatlet that all in ones or pocket nappies worked well, but 2 pieces sometimes leaked mainly as certain staff never got the hang of nappy nippas. So I got some more 2nd hand nappies to stuff/all in one and they were fine.
Quatling had her first session today and I saw another baby being changed into a nappy with Motherease wrap, so will ask if they are used to nippas. I leave a roll of liners and packets of wipes there.
They did once have a temp who chucked out a nappy without other staff noticing - of course it was A's only new nappy, a dark purple velvet Blueberry that I'd got as a Christmas present for him. Was most miffed.
Oh, thank you for the link to clothnappytree! Looks like it should be fairly easy (and cheaper) to pick up some more wrappers and all-in-ones. It's good to hear that nurseries are OK with cloth nappies. I'll get some second-hand all-in-ones to use for her nursery days to make life easier.
It also never occurred to me to put extra inserts in the nappies. o.O That's a great idea too, thank you.
I have a bunch of random inserts of all thicknesses, some wearing through at one end, so I stuff nappies with two or three and sometimes a thin one under a liner.
Imse Vimse are my favourite paper liners for once the baby is eating food.
Pocket nappies act like all in ones for nursery but dry faster - AIOs like Kushies can take ages. A couple of my Kushies have degraded a bit so I need to buy a couple more to make life easier - R has her first full week of nursery next week.
I haven't tried disposables at all, so not really able to compare, but I know Thomas is a very wet boy, and we need to add additional absorbency to his nappies. With that, he can go three or four hours during the day in the good ones (Little Lambs fitted plus wrap), maybe two in the not very good ones (the Tots Bots all-in-ones). Overnight, he gets a bamboo one with extra absorbency added and a wrap which lasts as long as required, at least 12hr. It's wet, obviously, but since he's asleep, he doesn't notice. Bamboo is most absorbent.
He used to get nappy rash now and again when he was younger, when he pooed a lot, but now he almost never does unless he has a particularly pooey day.
Do you have paper liners? We have Little Lamb ones and they keep him almost totally dry, and shrink wrap him! The Tots Bots ones were pretty rubbish and just got really nasty and soggy.
So you've tried several different brands - I take it the Tots Bots rank the lowest and the Little Lambs the highest?
I do have paper liners that I got when I ordered the Bambooty nappies. I put them in the Bambooty nappies against the rare occasion when she does a poo in the night. They're OK, not great, so I'll try the Little Lamb ones, thank you!
In principal, I like the Tots Bots for convenience, but they're too tight around his thighs now, not nearly absorbent enough even with inserts, and they leak through the seams (this is Easyfits V3 birth to potty ones). Shame. I have a Bumgenius Freetime with science equations on it which is pretty good, and a Charlie Banana sized one which is good too. Generally though, we go for Little Lamb fitted microfibre with additional double folded Little Lamb booster, with a Motherease Airflow or Little Lamb wrap. At night, we use a Little Lamb bamboo or Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretch (they are very good, unlike the Easyfits) with additional booster at night, same wraps. These
are the liners - you can wash them maybe three times to reuse (unless there is poo) which makes a roll last much longer.
We never really got on with washables - though we did try - and switched over to disposables. It can be worth trying different brands. Luckily for us, he got on well with the cheapo supermarket own-brands, given a bit of nappy cream, but then we generally changed him as soon as he needed it.
Yes, the Morrisons disposables are just fine for Humuhumu when she's in them. Supposedly the Asda's Little Angels are the very best, but since Morrisons is our nearest supermarket, they win for convenience!
I definitely love the Bambooty cloth nappies but they're so expensive, it's painful.
Ahahaaaa, the image of the nekkid baby dashing away from the defeated velcro disposable made me laugh. Brilliant.
We didn't use cloth, but I know that my daycare is totally fine with them.
Also, if I had known that diaper sprayers existed, I might have trie cloth. If you don't know about diaper sprayers, google it posthaste. :)
Funnily enough, I had just learned about diaper sprayers from the blog entry linked in the comment above yours: here
. They look like a good idea - especially once poo becomes solid. At the moment it seems like it'd be pretty pointless!