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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

We've had great success with some of the eco-disposables like Wiona and Möltex. They are slightly more expensive than Pampers, Huggies and co. but they ease my conscience about using disposables and if you order online they're home delivered. You can generally get trial packs to see if they work for your baby before you stock up.

Here are the links for two of the shops we've used and been happy with:

http://www.ecovisions.ch/

http://www.windelprince.ch/
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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
As runningdeer said don't buy too many of the newborn size. We only bought the one packet to take to the hospital and the started using the next size up. We were given a pack of newborn nappies at the hospital but I don't know if they do that here. So in total we used 2 packs of newborn nappies. We used size 1 for about 3-4 weeks then next size up for 2 or 3 months so don't invest in loads of them although they will get through colossal numbers of them in a day.(about 8-10 if I remember rightly and they always to a nice stinky one just after you've changed them)

Size 3 will be the one to stock up on if they have them on offer as you'll need the most of them during the first year.

Baby was average size (3.2kg) and grew at an average rate.(he was never really chubby just very long)
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Well, it all depends on you baby, and how fast he's growing and putting on weight!

With my daughter, now 4 mo, we used perhaps 1 pack of newborn pampers. Then size 2 for a month, size 3 for a month, and I think she's gonna keep size 4 for quite a while. But she's very very chubby, hence the quick change in sizes. I indeed remember that I kept the size 3 for much longer for my son who was really on the skinny side.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

as per this ..i am going correct till now..i bought size one for one month and size two for next two months...its time to go for three ..i did not buy any of them yet

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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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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

i would definitely llike to experiment all this ..but since this is our first baby , i want to keep things simple at starting ..as the baby grows and i become used to the things and the routine and the baby ..will definitely try all other things...

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We've had great success with some of the eco-disposables like Wiona and Möltex. They are slightly more expensive than Pampers, Huggies and co. but they ease my conscience about using disposables and if you order online they're home delivered. You can generally get trial packs to see if they work for your baby before you stock up.

Here are the links for two of the shops we've used and been happy with:

http://www.ecovisions.ch/

http://www.windelprince.ch/
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

one more doubt..how frequent do u need to change the diapers..do u change it every time it is dirty
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one more doubt..how frequent do u need to change the diapers..do u change it every time it is dirty
For wee-wee, pinch the front of the nappy and you'll feel it slightly bulging where it has absorbed the wetness.

For poos, you can smell it. Try to change it as soon as possible for a number of reasons:

1. Most babies hate being wet or pooey and will scream until you do something about it.
2. It cuts down the risk of nappy rash if they're not wet or dirty for too long.
3. If you change them soon after they've filled the nappy, you have less risk of them doing a later wee or poo once you've whipped the nappy off (been there, got it on my t-shirt....).
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

It really varies depending on your baby's digestive system. If you're breastfeeding, it's quite normal for a baby to go 5 or even 7 days without a poo and it's equally normal for them to poo 5-6 times a day. As sandgrounder says, you'll know about it when your baby needs a change!

I think that as a rule of thumb you can expect to be changing your baby around 7 times a day/night for the first couple of months. Once s/he is feeding less frequently, it'll probably scale back to about 4-5 times per day.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

I've never read so much about baby poo.

Awesome.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Yeah, I think I could probably make it my specialised subject should I ever decide to appear on Mastermind
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one more doubt..how frequent do u need to change the diapers..do u change it every time it is dirty
And for the first few weeks, the fresh air when you change the nappy seems to systematically trigger a pee so, if you have a boy never stand straight in front of him, and if you have a girl be sure you pull the bodysuit well up the tummy!

And don't forget to avoid squishing the tummy or pulling up the legs of a newborn after a meal: it makes them spit up/poo on you!

You have so much to discover with your little digestive system on legs
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Well, it all depends on you baby, and how fast he's growing and putting on weight!

With my daughter, now 4 mo, we used perhaps 1 pack of newborn pampers. Then size 2 for a month, size 3 for a month, and I think she's gonna keep size 4 for quite a while. But she's very very chubby, hence the quick change in sizes. I indeed remember that I kept the size 3 for much longer for my son who was really on the skinny side.
Maybe we could set up an EF Nappy/Diaper trading post for mums who have over-supplied on a now redundant size of nappies. We had a shelf full of size 4 and 5 nappies (along with an unopened pack of newborn size) which I didn't know what to do with once my son was dry. They've been given away now but it would have been nice to get rid of them a bit quicker - I could have done with the space...
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

I used huggies up to size 2 then found huggies size 3 too bulky so switched to pampers. Hated the Pampers new baby brand for sizes 1and 2 - they stuck to his skin - but the baby dry brand from size 3 up is great.

I didn't buy any nappies until I brought little one home - as others have said don't buy too many small sizes as you might have a big baby - - however my baby was in size 1 up until 8 weeks and I ended up using huggies because thats what they had in the hospital

I tried the Millette migros brand and they were just awful! infact all the own brand type i have tried just feel thick and bulky - pampers are softer

Breast fed babies can go up to a week without doing a poo (I have heard) and I have also heard when they finally do it can be carnage
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Breast fed babies can go up to a week without doing a poo (I have heard) and I have also heard when they finally do it can be carnage
Absolutely true! Mine does one every 3 days, and it's such a mess I have to put her straight in the bath and change all her clothes! And I don't tell you the nightmare if it happens out of home

She produced such a monster a few days ago at my grandmum's place, and silly me I didn't have spare clothes with me. All her clothes were soiled and we ended up making her wear the clothes of one of my grandmum's decorative doll!
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She produced such a monster a few days ago at my grandmum's place, and silly me I didn't have spare clothes with me. All her clothes were soiled and we ended up making her wear the clothes of one of my grandmum's decorative doll!
Happened to me in a hopsital at visiting time when he was 3 months and going every 4 days or so - up his back and no change of clothes - but they were nothing compared to what I have to deal with now at nine and a half months
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