I often hear people say ‘I’ll give cloth a go for my next one” and their current child is still in nappies. My response is “why wait?”, There are still massive savings to be had by converting to cloth even when your baby is a year old. The added benefit is you still get to use them for your next baby! so you get double savings!
Will changing to cloth nappies affect my current baby?
Not really, initially your baby may ‘react’ to the difference but over a few days they won’t really know the difference. A fleece liner can make all the difference when making the change too; as it will allow moisture to pass through it creating a stay dry barrier.
There’s no proven studies to confirm this but I know many parents who swear by cloth nappies; as they enable potty training to be successful earlier than many of their disposable using counterparts. Why? because the wetness isn’t completely locked away in a mass of chemicals; the child has a greater awareness of the discomfort and reacts to it.
Cloth nappies aren’t restricted to be used on only one baby! They’re designed to last, and can cover many bottoms! So even if your baby is 8 months old when you change over, you will still get best part of a years use before they’re potty trained then the whole birth – potty training with your next baby! A sure fire way of maximising your savings!!
Two babies in Nappies?
Don’t be put off using cloth nappies if your going to have two babies in nappies. You will feel the financial benefit of not buying disposables. You can invest in birth to potty or one-size nappies which can be worn by either baby. Your more likely to have a fuller washing machine of dirty nappies spreading the cost of energy and resources used in washing the nappies.