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Reusable regrets

17th May 2014

If I could do all this baby stuff from scratch, I wouldn’t have gone with reusable nappies. There, I said it, despite singing the praise of cloth when we first started.

We had an ok run with D, but as he’s got older, disposables are much easier for us. I simply do not have time to wash the nappies now and with E, that’s just got worse. Speaking of E, with her being much bigger than D at this age, it means she doesn’t fit the nappies we have at all, and at this stage I have no desire to replace them. I might think about it again when E isn’t squashing in clothes two sizes bigger than her age group anymore!

I feel bad that I spent time and money on the nappies and the whole “going cloth” thing only to give up on it – I can sell on the nappies, sure, but if I had known it was not worth the effort (for us, at least) I would not have bothered. For some people, cloth works; for some it doesn’t. For us, right now, it doesn’t. :(