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zucch3ro
« on: June 18, 2010 10:48:07 PM »

My cousin is having a baby girl any day now and she mentioned that she would love to give cloth nappies a try, so I decided to make her some. I made 12 in total and used the Rita Rump Pocket pattern found here:

http://handmadebyrita.blogspot.com/2007/10/classic-rrp-ritas-rump-pocket-pattern.html

But they are actually stuffed, I used 3 layers of towelling and sewed it into the lining. I also used a very thin shower curtain to line them to make them more leak proof. So they wont be able to put them into the dryer but the curtain was very thin so it doesn't make those squelchy sounds when they move. The outside is made from op shopped baby blankets, all flanellette. The lining is patterned jersey. If I were to make it again I probably wouldn't use jersey for the centre it made it hard to line up the pieces and it doesn't sit flat like the outside but I m pretty happy with the finished product.

I didn't put any snaps or velcro on so they can be used for a larger range of sizes. Anyway onto the photos ...

here is one all folded up



this is the outside of one laid flat



this is a semi-folded one that shows the inside



this is all 12 of them folded up together



it all ended up taking much longer then i expected so I am quite glad they are finished!
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glambastard
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010 11:12:26 PM »

aww. these are awesome. I have always said I wanted to try cloth diapers when I finally have a baby. I'll bet that was a lot of hard work....all those layers!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010 05:28:30 AM »

Are they designed for an insert or do they have enough room for one?  Because a newborn baby will go through this many or more diapers in one day.  I found that the diapers with a little more space to put a folded prefold work better than the clothies built like sposies.  Mostly because for new parents, the longer they can go between laundry cycles the better.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010 01:52:35 AM »

Even if she only uses them part-time she is still doing a great thing for an environment and for her hip pocket! The great thing about cloth is that every time you use one of these nappies, it is one less disposible that goes into landfill. I'm pretty new to cloth nappies myself and recently found out that in Australian and new zeland alone 3.75 million tonns of disposible nappies go into landfill PER DAY!!!!

You have made enough too that she can save them up and wash them together. I love pocket nappies, they dry so quickly because you can remove the inner part. What a great gift and from recycled materials too.  Grin
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zucch3ro
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010 03:45:14 AM »

i only made 12 so far, I know she will go through a lot but she said she is only planning on trying them out when she is at home. If she decides to use them all the time I can easily make more, but I think 12 will be more then enough to begin with. The baby still isn't due for a couple weeks so I hope she likes them, but I suppose they can use them as burp cloths or for dolly diapers later on.

RuneAriala and nilmerg they have the inserts sewn in so they only have to wash once, I am planning on making ones with the inserts that come out, as mentioned before they will dry quicker. But I will see how my cousin likes them and i she decides to continue using them. Thanks for the comments guys!
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010 11:15:42 AM »

This is probably a "duh, obvious!" question to ask...but not having had children yet and being from the disposable generation I gotta ask, how do you get these things clean and sanitary? Do you just empty everything in the toilet and then wash them or what?
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010 01:54:25 PM »

I used cloth nappies last time round and found they cleaned up nicely after a soak in some water with tea tree oil and then a normal machine wash. Must confess, though, that this time I;m back to disposables. This tutorial might just inspire me to go back to cloth - they are just so sweet!
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