Those of you who have spoken to me in the past few months will be aware that Andrew and I were set on using re-useable nappies for our soon-to-be-born second child.
We both looked at dozens of websites, got a bit baffled by all the information available and kept looking.
Thanks to the wonder of Gumtree Belfast we found a local woman who was selling Bambino Mio nappies which belonged to her daughter and were no longer needed.
We went to her house, saw what she had for sale, and bought enough to last our baby for a long time. Talk about a bargain! We saved around £50 from the RRP, which we're happy about.
This blog post is a 'review' but a review in advance as clearly we haven't used them yet as the baby isn't born.
Below is a video showing a woman demonstrating how to use these nappies:
It really appears simple and I'm looking forward to getting started when baby is here! I am a totally sad person, I know, getting excited about nappies!
All I'm thinking is the price we've paid for these nappies = about what we'd spend in a few months on nappies for Adam. So we're going to save lots of money in the long run and not be filling around 3/4 of our black bin on a fortnightly basis with nappies as we do now.
* The liner bit in the video is flushable when wet, and can be composted when soiled.
* We got a nappy pail which is basically a bucket with a lid on it. When the nappy padding is wet or dirty I'll take it out of the cover and put it in the pail to soak in hot water. After being soaked I can put the nappies in a special mesh bag in the main washing machine and wash at 40degrees with normal non-bio detergent and a scoop of Napi San which is a powder for cleaning nappies.
* Then the nappy padding can be dried on the washing line or over the radiators.
We got 20 nappies so we'll have plenty to wash and have ready to use. We got 8 nappy covers and hundreds of liners.
The covers are a mix of plain white (good and unisex) and some are white with circle patterns like the cover shown in the above video, also unisex.
It really does seem simple, but I suppose we won't know for sure until the baby arrives and we start using the Bambino Mio products. One thing we like is that each part is so simply designed and easy to put together, no fiddly buttons or clips. Just good structured materials which are easy to clean and to assemble.