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Old 17.08.2011, 18:57
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pamper theories: anything you have to say

the baby has not yet arrived and we have discussed it so much that now i actually avoid this topic
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good to use bad to use
which one is better..pamper...millette..my love from aldi
how much to store
why is this thing so expensive
what is the alternative
they are using it ...they are not
what do you have to say..any bright, economic, good, useful idea???
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Old 17.08.2011, 19:05
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

I just went to Germany and the price for diapers are much cheaper. Similar to US prices, but of course it's Euro. If you ever make it to Germany in the near future I suggest you stock up.
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Old 17.08.2011, 19:11
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Type of nappy depends on you and your baby. I used Pampers for my son throughout because I found Migros and Coop's own didn't hold the fall-out from a really big poo plus they seemed to "stick" to him even after a wee and even if I changed him immediately.

Other people I know liked Migros and/or Coop's brand.

When the baby is born you'll get a shedload of samples landing on your doorstep so you can experiment.

The trick is to wait until they have an "Aktion" at the supermarket then you can stock up with as much as your cellar can hold...
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Old 17.08.2011, 19:27
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

We tried the cheap ones and ended up with either Pampers or Huggies, depending on the phase. They really are different. The store brand and generics just didn't have the 'holding power' as Sandgrounder said; and tended to give a rash much more readily than the fancy ones.

If you can buy over the border then great, also check Migros and Coop as they do have specials from time to time and we found some good deals on large boxes of them.

Friends of ours wanted to go totally green and bought a 'system' of uber eco washable diapers... that lasted a couple of weeks .

Some folks get on just fine with the cheapies- you just have to try and see what works on your baby.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

At the start the poo is especially runny, and the pampers and huggies nappies are the best at holding that in (but even they don't always manage it)
After about 6 months, when my baby started on solids, i changed to the co-op nappies, "my baby". they are excellent, great quality and soooooooo much cheaper than the branded nappies. I tried the migros ones too, but they were no good for us.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

All 4 of my kids wore either pampers or huggies, they absorb more and feel softer. Stock up in Germany (Real has good deals on daipers), not too much on size 1 though, before you know it they will be in size 2 ;-)
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Friends of ours wanted to go totally green and bought a 'system' of uber eco washable diapers... that lasted a couple of weeks.
At the risk of groans, I will say that I think the eco-friendly route with diapers is completely overrated. When you consider the carbon footprint of the electricity used to wash them, the water usage, the heating of the water (gotta wash those babies in ultra-hot water), it just doesn't seem worthwhile to me. Plus, you would still need disposables for times when you were out and about for the day, day care, vacation, etc.

And trust me, it is best to close up those dirty diapers as soon as possible and bin them!!!
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Old 17.08.2011, 20:03
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At the risk of groans, I will say that I think the eco-friendly route with diapers is completely overrated. When you consider the carbon footprint of the electricity used to wash them, the water usage, the heating of the water (gotta wash those babies in ultra-hot water), it just doesn't seem worthwhile to me. Plus, you would still need disposables for times when you were out and about for the day, day care, vacation, etc.

And trust me, it is best to close up those dirty diapers as soon as possible and bin them!!!
I started to explain this to these folks but as a started I saw the glaze of smugness radiating from their faces and gave up .

A brewer friend of mine had the same thing to say about bottles with deposit for return- the energy and waste involved in cleaning them and putting them back in service exceeded any benefit, it was a greener and more economical choice to simply recycle the glass.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

if you can go to germany (konstanz or singen) go to DM cost like 7 chf the paquet from 50 the name brand is baby love (plus you have the tax back!)
in switzerland i try huggies and pampers, i try the newborn from aldi and was horrible, now my new baby use the babylove from germany or the one you can buy at lidl in switzerland for 10 chf.
a brand like pamper and huggies will cost you the double and more.
also the wet towels you can buy for 1 chf at lidl .
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

When my wee girl was in nappies, I liked the DM (dm drogerie markt/drugstore) own brand ones that you buy in Germany and I liked their sensitive baby wipes too. Otherwise, if I didn't get to Germany and ran out, I used pampers.
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I haven't got the figures to hand, but I think it has been proven that re-usable/washable nappies are indeed much more ecological. The manufacturing process for cellulose is a bit of a disaster, then there is the transport as well as anything else. If you live in a flat with limited access to a washing machine, then it makes sense to use disposable.

I think there is a great business opportunity in CH for a collection and delivery service for washable nappies- like those offered in most cities in the UK.
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Old 17.08.2011, 20:19
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

We used Huggies for our son as they seemed to fit him the best and didn't leak so much. He has always been very long and thin and pampers seemed to be better suited to the chunkier baby. My friend always used pampers as her boy was a completely different shape.

We tried some of the cheaper brands too but I wouldn't recommend them until your baby is older when leakages become less significant.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

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The trick is to wait until they have an "Aktion" at the supermarket then you can stock up with as much as your cellar can hold...
Which can be tricky too - you can end up having too many of the wrong size, as baby grows..
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Nappies from Aldi were good, especially for a child six months and older. They were significantly cheaper than the major brands.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Another vote for Pampers and Huggies. The other brands are not as soft and do not contain the dumps very well. I found that they also chaffed my little ones legs.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Pampers here. All the cheaper ones give him a rash grrrrrr
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the baby has not yet arrived and we have discussed it so much that now i actually avoid this topic
like
good to use bad to use
which one is better..pamper...millette..my love from aldi
how much to store
why is this thing so expensive
what is the alternative
they are using it ...they are not
what do you have to say..any bright, economic, good, useful idea???
Don't buy pampers...the best ones are the from Müller, their own brand...and only 8-9CHF instead of 19-29 CHF for pampers in coop...
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Our son is 2, and we are expecting another baby in January.

We use Pampers. They seem stretchier/thinner than the more generic brands, which is useful if you have an active one. Admittedly, I have not tried every brand.

Once the baby outgrows newborn sizes. . . Personally, I prefer the "Active Fit" (purple packaging) Pampers over the "Baby Dry" (or some name like that; green packaging) because they move better with the baby/toddler and actually seem to hold more (esp. for a big poo) than the "dry" ones which advertise their high absorbency.

My son is very thin, and we never had trouble with the fitting of Pampers. We had some trouble with others, as they seemed to sag on him, esp. after he peed.

Pricing. . . yes, Pampers are outrageously expensive (as are many things here, esp. anything labeled "baby"). I try to always stock up during the 3 for 2 specials at the Coop (I think Migros has those specials, too?), though they don't seem to have those so often anymore. I haven't tried the jumbo boxes, but I've seen them in large Coops and in Toys R Us, and they are cheaper than regular packs (unless you get the regular ones with the special I mentioned). And there's always Germany for cheaper shopping.

I also like to buy wipes in big boxes because they are much, much cheaper than the individual packs.

I would like to use reusable ones for the next baby, but I'm not sure I could keep up with the laundry. It's not too stinky so long as the baby is breastfed, but with formula or solids, it can get pretty bad. Esp. with not-yet-potty-trained toddlers who eat all kinds of interesting things.
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

Real nappies are used with liners which stop all solids and can be just folded and thrown away in small bags. The outer nappy is then immersed in a special solution in a tightly closed bucket for washing every few days. Easy peasy.

One of the main problems with disposables is the amount of Chlorine used in the manufacture, and the fact they release dioxins in the incinerating process as in CH (or take huge amount of landfill sites elsewhere + release dioxins).
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Re: pamper theories: anything you have to say

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..
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