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The early days of cloth nappies

Way back before I had kids, I obviously knew nothing about cloth nappies, or at least I knew very little that would help me when I had my own kids.  I do have a very vague recollection of my Mum folding up terry squares into triangles and using nappy pins to secure them on my younger brothers, and a plastic bin full of water and stinky nappies that sat next to the toilet, but that was about it.  I did think that I’d probably be likely to use cloth nappies though, partly because I thought it would be cheaper, but also because I’d been converted to reusable menstrual products, namely the moon cup, (I discovered cloth pads after having my oldest son, another revelation.  I could see that there were nicer alternatives to disposable pads and tampons, and I wanted to use something similar for my baby’s needs.
When I was pregnant with my first son, I started to do some research and found that there was much more to cloth nappies than I first thought.  Not only were they easier to use than I had first expected, but they worked well and looked very cute.  There was a lot of information to work my way through, but it’s fair to say that by the time my baby arrived, I was pretty much hooked.  And so began our first journey into using cloth nappies, and our early days of cloth nappies.

My oldest son during our early days of cloth nappies
Early days of cloth nappies for us.

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