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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.
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:
|Available from Bambino Mio|
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!
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 🙂