Monday, 6 October 2008

Smart Bum

It took me a while to come round to the idea, but after a lot of talking with different people, I decided to take the plunge and decided to buy some reusable (cloth) nappies. When Jay was a baby we thought we would give cloth a go. Two days later I was over it. Of course that was back in 'the day' when cloth nappies were a big square that you had to fold and you also had to use plastic pilchers, pins etc.

Nine years later cloth nappies are very different! These days (boy am I sounding old!) they are already in the shape of a disposable nappy and have velcro to fasten them and don't need plastic pants over the top. They are just like a disposable really! I wish they were out years ago, as they are great! I wasn't sure how I would like them as I knew it would be another thing we would have to organise everyday, but we have now had them for two months and are loving them. The main reason I decided to switch from disposables is the cost of nappies. I hate having to buy a box of nappies all the time - such a waste of $30-$40 or so and they are gone so fast. With Noah in nappies also, it gets very expensive having to buy formula and nappies for both Kobe and Noah.

I was worried it would be a pain but I'm actually finding it quite satisfying to do the whole nappy routine every day or two.



( I love days like today when I don't have to use the dryer!)

Stuffing them

I love it when I have a nice clean pile of nappies, all ready to go!

We decided to get the Bum Genius brand after talking to lots of people who tried them, and so far I have been very impressed with them.

Every time I change Kobe's bum I think 'that's another nappy that I didn't have to buy' and it makes it all worthwhile!


  1. What a great idea, and fantastic colours too. Kobe is a great model - very cute! The Bum Genius people could use HIM for their "Bum of the year" advertising campaign!!!
    Will pass this info on to all the parents-to-be!

  2. Kylie - they are quite expensive - $27 each or something but it works out WAAAAAY cheaper than all the thousands you spend on disposables over 3 years or so. I bought 9 which is probably a little too many - I'm thinking I should've only got 6 as I still wash most nights.

  3. I really am considering getting some of these for when the baby comes.
    It's great to have nappies that save money and are better for the environment. Thanks for the info!

  4. I like it that when Michaela's not dressed on hot days she still looks nice in the colours! You are so going greener Lisa!

  5. haha Kobe looks so happy with himself in that last pic!

  6. Certainly not the 'cloth nappy' our mums used! They look great.

  7. Those look wonderful, but I'm afraid I'm just too cheap to spend that kind of $. I considered making some of my own, but have just used the good ol' fashioned flannel diapers. I just breastfeed for the first year, so they're not too bad to rinse out.

  8. Glad you are happy with them, i still love them and i have used them for almost a year now. I LOVE the clean nappy stack. Oh how sad! It is so worth the $27.

  9. Those are so cool Lisa, wish they had big sizes for when my boy needs them at night.

  10. Ooh you might have convinced me with this post. I was dreading the cost of disposables. The small inconvenience of washing these nappies is nothing compared to the cost of disposables. I worked out that we would probably spend roughly $800 in the first year on disposables so these sound great.

  11. I'm laughing at all the mothers out there discussing nappies :)

  12. hi lisa
    my daughter sherri, swears by them..she decided to get those for her daughter and just keeps on buying them..she does save money..she buys nappies from this place in launceston and she even sends them to her..for girls she ges frilly ones too..sherri doesn't buy wet ones anymore she gets these cloth and wipes Mymona's bum with it and she also uses it as a lining in the should call her sometimes..

  13. How cool are they! I would have loved to have used those for my babies back in the 80's-90's. Seems such a long time ago!

  14. Hi Lisa -

    You've got me inspired. I think I'm going to try them out too. I've already been checking them out. Thankfully they're only $17 each here in the US.


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