Saturday Is Caption Day 21/01/2012

So it’s Saturday which means its time for another bit of caption fun. You know what to do. Take a look, write a caption in the comments box and make me smile. 
Simples!?
the go see what other captions you can create for the other entries
by clicking here
Saturday Is Caption Day
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Re-usable Nappy Challenge – Day 4

So last for the last 2 nights I have carried out challenge 4 which is

I was a little nervous about letting Jenson wear the Miosolo all night if I am honest, as I know that it is recommended that the nappy be changed every 2-4 hours during the day.

BUT to ensure a more absorbant nappy during the night you can add a MioBoost which is an extra cloth ‘pad’ which can be tucked inside the super absorbent core which should prevent any leakages during the night.

I didn’t add the mioboost Tuesday night, because Jenson’s disosable nappies never get very wet during the night since he stopped breast feeding, so I hoped that the Miosolo would not leak as a result of my decision!

Make sure that nappy is securely on – it could be on for a few hours!

As I have mentioned previously, Jenson has been ill this week and has not been sleeping through the night. The night before last, my first night of trialling the reusable nappy at night, he woke up at some unearthly hour and was not happy at all!!! Try as I might, I wasn’t able to soothe or settle him, so I ended up checking his nappy to see if maybe it was wet and was proving to be uncomfortable for him. I need not have worried, although a little wet, the Miosolo had not leaked and had performed well. However, having removed the nappy I replaced it with a disposable (sorry!) because the other real ones were not completely dry from having been washed last thing before I went to bed.

BUT last night I did add the mioboost in the hopes that

1). Jenson might sleep through the night
2). If he achieved the above I didn’t want the nappy to be wet and maybe leak ( he had swallowed a fair bit of bath water as he insisted in trying to crawl in the bath, and in doing so took in some water!)

Believe it or not ( I myself am still in shock after more than a week of getting up in the middle of the night for quite some time) Jenson slept until 5am!! So I changed his nappy and it hadn’t leaked at all and to be fair it wasn’t that wet either.

Phew!! Success and challenge 4 completed 🙂
Is there no stopping this Miosolo nappy? We will see………….one more challenge to undertake !
WOW!
In conjunction with the miosolo challenge week Bambino Mio are offering 25% off all miosolo purchases from their online shop with free p&p!
They are even throwing in a free 100g of miofresh (nappy sanitiser) too! http://www.bambinomioshop.co.uk/miosolo-new-32-c.asp

All you need to do to take advantage of this brilliant offer is enter discount code challenge at the checkout.
Bambino Mio sent me re-usable nappy products for the purpose of this week long challenge. all opinions are my own as is the gorgeous baby modelling the items. I will only test products on my children which i feel are suitable and appropriate
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Re-usable Nappy Challenge – Day 3

So its Day 3 and today’s challenge is

Now as you will know from my introductory post, I have never used anything but disposable nappies so some of the questions presented to me onto days challenge card were a bit redundant. So I can only give you my opinion as a first time user as I have nothing to compare these all in one nappies against.

Here are the washing facts:

miofresh nappy cleanser
Available from Bambino Mio

  • It is recommended that the nappies are given a pre wash before first wear
  • The Miosolo nappy must be machine washed at 60oC . 
  • You could choose to soak the used nappies instead I hasten to add, but as I have a washing machine its just as easy to add a load at the end of the day for me personally. 
  • You do need to add a scoop of miofresh sanitiser to your washing powder draw and then you wash as normal with your washing detergent. 
  • It is important not to use fabric softener as this will lessen the nappy’s absorbency.
  • Oh and don’t forget to pull out the liner before washing as this will help ensure that all soiled areas and any stray poo is removed! (see diagram below)

Drying the Miosolo is VERY easy and quick – obviously if you had a washing line, which I don’t, you would line dry them in the right weather conditions. However, this time of year a washing line is not a reliable method for drying nappies. I placed mine on my heated towel rail and they dry within 1-2 hours

The Miosolo can be tumble dried on cold too.

Washing and drying the Miosolo is actually very easy and the turn around time is pretty fast, especially the drying time. One of the nappies I washed had a ‘stain’ on it and after washing it had completely gone. So I would see the maintaining the re-usable nappy as a positive experience and one that could sway me towards going more real and less disposable nappy in the future.

It is worth noting that it has been calculated by Go Real that the total cost of washing nappies (including electricity, washing powder and water at 60°C) over a 2.5 year period is just £102.19. 

Finally, I was given some tips on looking after re-useable nappies by some lovely bloggers who commented on my introductory post and I thought I would share them with you, because I think any advice is good advice from people who have experience when I don’t!

 “wash at 60, with half the amount of washing powder, no softener and if you can let them dry with some sunlight hitting them (even through a window) this will help get stains out.
I put the inserts from my stuffable nappies on the radiators directly, and then lay the nappy shells on top of them, they don’t get stuff and the PUL lining isn’t damaged by the direct heat! Don’t use a tumble dryer for the shells unless you really have to for the same reason, and it’s not good for the elastic” Steph 


“I usually recommend 3 prewashes and avoid putting on towel rail directly as will reduce their life and make them hard to the touch. By or above the rail on a hanger would be good” Rose

WOW!
In conjunction with the miosolo challenge week Bambino Mio are offering 25% off all miosolo purchases from their online shop with free p&p!
They are even throwing in a free 100g of miofresh (nappy sanitiser) too! http://www.bambinomioshop.co.uk/miosolo-new-32-c.asp

All you need to do to take advantage of this brilliant offer is enter discount code challenge at the checkout.
Bambino Mio sent me re-usable nappy products for the purpose of this week long challenge. all opinions are my own as is the gorgeous baby modelling the items. I will only test products on my children which i feel are suitable and appropriate

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The Gallery – Eyes

This week Tara has set a relatively easy theme for The Gallery – EYES.
It makes me think of this phrase
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
and when I see the eyes of my two boys, I see two beautiful faces and I am filled with love for them.
now go and see what other posts have been linked to this weeks

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Re-usable Nappy Challenge – Day 2

So with Jenson being too ill to take out today (which was meant to be the actual day 2 challenge!) I am going to do a challenge originally planed for later in the week instead.

But before I move on to the ins and outs of today’s challenge, I wanted to clear something up.

 Yesterday I wrote about how the Miosolo had leaked a little during one of Jenson’s (extra) long naps, and although it didn’t put me off too much, after all even disposables leak from time to time, it did make me wary of having to monitor re-usable nappes more for ‘water’ content than I may have done with disposable for the same period of time (2-4 hours). However, it turns out that the ‘wee-gate’ incident may actually have been user error on MY part and not a problem caused by the Miosolo! I had forgotten that in order to make the nappy fit Jenson better and to be a more snug and less likely to leak fit, I needed to adjust the poppers on the front of the nappy! Doh!

Practice makes perfect!!

Let me show you. Here is

yesterday’s nappy attempt

Jenson wearing the Miosolo yesterday

Notice how the nappy is quite long and you can see two exposed poppers?

Ok, well let me show you what I learnt today which enables a much better fitting nappy and so far NO leakage!
Note the shorter length and the neater finish? Yes, me too!

Anyway, back to today’s challenge, which is:

I asked Jensons daddy to take up the challenge, and he has never handled a re-usable nappy either. He has changed disposable ones (not soften as me of course!), so he does at least have an idea of how to change a nappy! I briefly talked him through it and away he went.

He completed the challenge and had no problems whatsoever  in using the Miosolo. Even big brother Burton tried to get in on the act!

So if my son’s daddy took to the challenge and passed then I think any daddy could do the same 🙂

WOW!
In conjunction with the miosolo challenge week Bambino Mio are offering 25% off all miosolo purchases from their online shop with free p&p!
They are even throwing in a free 100g of miofresh (nappy sanitiser) too! http://www.bambinomioshop.co.uk/miosolo-new-32-c.asp

All you need to do to take advantage of this brilliant offer is enter discount code challenge at the checkout.
Bambino Mio sent me re-usable nappy products for the purpose of this week long challenge. all opinions are my own as is the gorgeous baby modelling the items. I will only test products on my children which i feel are suitable and appropriate.
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Thank you xx