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Old 17.08.2011, 22:58
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

As most people have said Pampers or Huggies for the first six months, we then used baby love from Aldi (their wipes are excellent) for days and H or P at nights. It depends on the size and shape of your child, pampers were best for our 1st and huggies for our second , watch Denner for cheap H or P nappies, we buy trolley loads when they are on special.
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Old 17.08.2011, 23:11
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

i am also waiting for that three for two offer...anyone has used a milette brand..
also which rash cream do you prefer for your new born???
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

My favorite reusable nappies are the Milette gauze squares from Migros. I do a kite-fold, add a pad-folded gauze square for extra absorbency, and then snappi it on. Nothing escapes! Woolen pants overtop keep everyone dry.

Solids go in the toilet (the showerhead next to the toilet helps with this). Dirty diapers are stored in a waterproof drawstring bag hanging under the sink in the bathroom. I wash diaper laundry 3 times a week, using a 60 Grad cycle with Vorwasche. The flat diapers air-dry very quickly. We have a few pocket diapers for the diaper bag, as they go on just as easily as a disposable. Small waterproof bags ('wet bags') are handy for the diaper bag as well.

Our daughter wore disposable diapers, and I prefer the washable diapers we are using for our son.
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i am also waiting for that three for two offer...anyone has used a milette brand..
also which rash cream do you prefer for your new born???
There's a zinc paste you can get from the pharmacy. I can't remember the name of it because I got rid of it ages ago once my son was out of nappies but it's in a red tube.

It's great - seems to seal the bum against any further moisture and the sting of the wee.

My mum brought me some moisturising cream from the UK (Sudocream?) but I found that somehow rubbed off from his bum and waterproofed the inside of the nappy which then compromised its absorbency .

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Which can be tricky too - you can end up having too many of the wrong size, as baby grows..
We were pretty good at this - he could always wear a larger size even at a lower weight specified on the pack so we had very little wastage plus the size guiding has an overlap (2-5 kg then 4-9 kg for example) so you can usually switch to the next size in good time.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

I'm a great fan of the Mustella products. I systematically put a bit of the Mustella changing cream, to prevent a rash to appear.

If the rash is there, Eosine is your friend, even though it will paint your baby's bum ( and your fingers!) a nice pink colour! Oxyplastine is also excellent.

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most of the votes goes for huggies and pampers...in the starting i also do not want to do any experiments with the baby..will use pampers only...will see for few months and then decide weather to change or not...many people appreciate the shopping from Germany too..can anyone please suggest the brand too..in case we have any opportunity to cross the border..
From Lausanne I think it would probably be easier to shop in France rather than Germany if you were to cross the border. You will be able to save a lot if you do that especially with the exchange rate at the moment.
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Old 18.08.2011, 09:57
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

actually with limited access to the washing , i do not find it a very good idea of using the washable..keeping the dirty nappies for few days inside the two room flat is little no no for me...
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:22
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Well we've used just about every pamper imaginable after 3 kids. I agree that you can't go wrong with pampers or huggies, but am a recent convert to the Aldi brand since Aldi opened here about 1 year ago.

Each baby has a different build, and sometimes one brand just fits better than the others, thus preventing leaks and messes, so if something doesn't work don't buy to too much and change brands.

I would note that Aldi, at least here in La Cote, seemed to have changed the brand of pampers they stocked recently, so the My Love is new and haven't tried it. But the one they used to carry was excellent and at a super price, cannot recommend it enough.

The other thing to keep in mind re. stocking up. Don't buy a lot of the size 1 newborns, as they only fit in it for about 1 month. Size 2, not in them too long either. We bought size 3 and size 5's for years, so if there is a sale, these are the sizes to stock up on.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

It absolutely depends on the kid. Too many variables like leg chubbiness, belly roundness, and poo explosiveness.

We used cloth diapers with our first. It worked great. Tried the same cloth diapers on the second, but it just won't work because her poo comes out hard and fast and it just cant be contained. I tried at least half a dozen different cloth systems with her with no luck.

So then we resign ourselves to using disposables and the same problems. I assume that the more expensive ones will work. No, not the case. Target brand (from the U.S.), various generic US brands, Huggies, Millette, all failures.

Do you know what finally worked? The Coop "Prix Fix" brand that only costs 10 CHF a pack . Never would have expected it, but no complaints from me or my wallet .
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

I'm going to go against the current here. Pampers and Huggies just never did the trick for my son. I love Milette diapers - even 3 years later I'm reasonably certain that stuff will stay where it's supposed; even at night. And oh so much kinder on the budget!
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Pampers activ fit. New ones are so much thinner and holds everything well.

Tried Coop and Migros brands. Rashes came much faster, so ended up changing more often and in the end not much cheaper. More importantly, time is at a premium and if we change diapers 5 times instead of 8 times a day, it would be worth it.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

We are always using the diapers from Lidl. Apart from being cheaper, we also have the impression that they are better than Pampers and Huggies.
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actually with limited access to the washing , i do not find it a very good idea of using the washable..keeping the dirty nappies for few days inside the two room flat is little no no for me...
In your case I fully understand that you prefer to use disposable. For anybody with a washing machine and a garden or balcony to dry things- the re-usable option is really worth considering. My niece lives in a small flat with a balcony and says they are brilliant.
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Pampers all the way and go to Germany to get them.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

With baby number 1 we used pampers all the way, never really had a problem with them - except that they cost a small fortune. Baby number 2 we used the coop My Baby ones and loved them - never had any problems with them either and they are so much cheaper - plus if you have a coop card with My Family registration you get lots of deals for % off and 2 for 1 etc.

We have now (youngest just turning 4) said goodbye to nappies for good since 6 months and it's something I am not sorry to see go!
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

might be useful:

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cheap-nappies
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Where can we get good cloth diapers? I looked and only found the milette nappy liners - which aren't all that good to hold everything.
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Old 19.08.2011, 23:19
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Where can we get good cloth diapers? I looked and only found the milette nappy liners - which aren't all that good to hold everything.
All my friends that use cloth nappies got them online - just Google and you'll find many that are available from Swiss online stores and several others that will ship here.

Here's at least one link with a lot of nappies on:
http://www.sonnenkind.ch/Stoffwindeln:_:41.html

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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

can someone please give me a rough calculation with sizes for let's say first three months..i.e. how much one is going to need approximately
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

As noted above, do not buy too much of the newborn, size 1. If your baby is of normal size, not preemie, and grows accordingly, will only be in size one for about 1 month. Size 2, again, not a very long time, probably 2-4 months, as I recall. Size 3, you can stock up on, in them for quite some time. This will get you through the first year.
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