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Get in Touch sales drydayz. Subscribe to our newsletter Be the first to know about new products and special offers!My sister is 26 and has to wear a thick large size terry nappies during the day to prevent accidents and was asking me whats the best way to hide it under her clothes making it almost invisible for others to see?
Why does she use terry nappies? Is it a personal choice based on environmental factors? Else Tena Lady or other incontinence pants would be far prefferable, as they have high absorbancy and are thin enough as to be unnoticeable beneath her clothing.
I suppose she could wear very loose fitting skirts, or else wear trousers with jumper dresses or suchlike, whereby the length of the top obscures her bottom area, disguising the thickness. That way people would just assume she was gifted in the "booty" region Is she doing this for period relief or for incontinence? If the latter, she should see a doc; there are medicines available to help with urinary incontinence. Also, protection can be found in pads similar to maxi pads called Depends pads.
Answer Save. Favourite answer. Brutally Honest Lv 7. Halloween freak. What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer. She may not want to do this but it would be less trouble. Get some adult diapers. Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.Nappies have come a long way from the old terry towelling squares of yesteryear. But from the moment the first disposable nappy was invented over 70 years ago, a debate has raged: what kind of nappy is better?
When it comes to choosing a good nappy, either cloth or disposable, there are a few basics to look for:. For a lot of mums, it comes down to the choice between cost, environmental impact and convenience. Cloth nappies are considerably cheaper in the long run and generally better for the environment. Although some brave mums still rock the old-school terry-towelling squares, most modern re-usable nappies are cut to fit. They also include multiple fastenings and can involve multiple layers.
In fact, there are lots of different styles you can now choose from.
Cloth squares — generally made of terry towelling, these cloth nappies need to be specially folded, fastened with a pin or clip and work best with a leak-proof cover. They can be a bit bulky but they fit children of all ages and dry quickly. They are also the cheapest to buy. Pre-folds — made of soft layers of fabric that are folded over into a pad shape and placed inside a fitted, leak-proof cover.
Fitted nappies — also called contoured or shaped nappies, they usually fasten with velcro or press studs and are used with a leak-proof cover. Some have an absorbent insert. But a growing awareness of their environmental impact has meant many mums are wondering if they really are the best choice.
Disposable nappies — although there are lots of brands of nappies, their basic design is the same — they have a plastic outer layer, a soft lining and a layer of super-absorbent chemicals in between. Biodegradable disposable nappies — made with non-chemical absorption materials, like bamboo, fabrics and paper pulp, these nappies decompose more quickly than normal nappies when you throw them away.
But there are some easy criteria to consider:. Cost — cloth nappies have a large upfront cost but are a lot cheaper in the long run, especially if you continue to use them for a second child. Eco-friendly — although there are some more eco-friendly disposable options, cloth nappies have by far the least environmental impact.
Wash in cold water and line dry to keep energy and water usage to a minimum. Materials — cloth nappies offer more natural or even organic options if this is important to you. Performance — disposables are largely thought of as more absorbent, although it might take a little trial and error to find the most absorbent brand for your bub.
Sizing — disposables generally offer more sizing options, although many cloth nappies are made to fit multiple sizes.These figures, from an Environment Agency study and consumer group Which? And then there are the environmental benefits: experts claim disposable nappies take up to years to break down. But the decision to use disposables is not just about cost, says Rachel Burrows of UK parenting website Netmums.
Burrows says that while cloth nappies are a lot more expensive to buy, they can save significant amounts of money if they are reused for later children.
Electricity and water bills also need to be taken into account. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that a 30C wash costs an average of 15p a cycle for water and 4p for electricity. As you turn up the heat, the cost of electricity rises: a 90C wash will cost 15p.
Tumble drying costs a further 21p for each cycle. However, many local councils offer incentives such as free trials, laundry services and cashback on reusable nappy purchases. Guardian Money spoke to two mothers and discovered there were considerable savings to be had, even when mixing reuseables with disposables. Michelle Rankin, 36, is mother of three sons — Thane, six; Harris, four; and Lennox, three.
They live in Bromley, Greater London. The decision to use reusable nappies was an obvious choice, Rankin says. I got the whole pack and actually ended up using them for all three children.
The liners and nappies were washed together twice a week on average, on a 70C wash. Rankin says there were occasions when it was necessary to use disposable nappies. I also used disposables when we were travelling up to Scotland to see my mum. The pretty designs and comfortable fit of reusable nappies are the continued draw for Sarah now that she has ditched the disposables.
We had the terry ones with the pins. I thought I would give it a go, with the idea of saving money. Sarah signed up to a free cloth nappy trial with Kettering borough council, which meant she had a range of different brands to try before purchasing her own.New mums today have the choice of whether to use cloth or disposable nappies, but it was a different story back in the day.
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Washing machines were only just beginning to appear in Britain in the mids so not many homes had one. Solid waste was scraped into the toilet before the nappy was placed in the bucket, and anything you missed would make itself known sooner or later as it floated to the top of the water in the bucket! Now, did you or did you not add Napisan to the water in the nappy bucket? But, before the nappies could make it to the washing line, they needed to be boil washed.
Most homes had a large saucepan for this job and the soaked nappies would be transferred from the bucket into the pan to be boiled on the hob for several minutes with whatever soap powder or detergent was favoured. An alternative to boiling nappies in a pan was to invest in a Baby Burco boiler. Having one of these meant no more heavy pans to deal with as the water could be drained out through the tap, and it could also be used for rinsing the nappies after the boil wash.
Whatever method was used, rinsing the nappies was the next important step in the laundry process.
The boil wash killed the germs, but to keep the nappies soft, they had to be thoroughly rinsed to remove all traces of detergent. A good rinse was essential, but those who liked to have the whitest, fluffiest nappies on the street always devoted time to at least one extra rinse. Whether rinsed and rung out by hand, or spun in a twin tub, the next stop for the nappies was the washing line. This was generally a long rope or plastic cord strung between two trees or other fixed objects at a height that could be reached for pegging out items, and then it would be raised by a long wooden pole so that the washing would catch more wind.
The pride taken in displaying whiter than white nappies was extended to presenting them in a neat fashion — not only would carefully pegged nappies dry faster, sloppy pegging out was a direct reflection of your character! There was no central heating, so getting nappies dried during the winter meant living with nappies at every stage of the laundry process around the house, so are we looking back with rose-tinted glasses? Nappy rash was not uncommon, but then children tended to be potty trained within a year; nappy buckets could be smelly, but then the smell of freshly laundered nappies off the washing line is a happy memory that never leaves you… so if you were to do it all again and you had the choices mums have today, would you do it the same way?
Mrs Valerie Hunter Gordon from Scotland invented the first disposable nappies in after the birth of her third child — and becoming fed-up with continually washing nappies. And so I ended up by making about over of them… Everybody wanted to stop washing nappies. Nowadays they seem to want to wash them again — good luck to them! How the world has changed, but in terms of bringing up baby, which way is best; the way it was back in the day, or the way it is today?
Brought back memories reading this article, I remember it wellespecially the line or frozen brilliant white nappies. Hard work in comparison to todaybut we had the softest, whitest nappiesalso cotten muslin nappy liners. I still have my wooden tongs and occasionally boil my white tea towels etc in a pan on my multi fuel stovewhich is happening as I type this comment. I remember frozen nappies, but also the satisfaction of the lines of white fluttering nappies!
I was lucky enough to be gifted a tumble dryer to fluff them up though! I remember all this so well. Actually I have acquired a new baby Burco but am having trouble finding any wooden tongs. Im also pleased that both my girls were toilet trained very early and never suffered nappy rash whilst using.
In fact the only time one of them did was when I used disposable on a trip thinking it would be easier and I never used them again after that. Your email address will not be published.
The Nappy Bucket Washing machines were only just beginning to appear in Britain in the mids so not many homes had one. The Boiling Pan But, before the nappies could make it to the washing line, they needed to be boil washed.Updated February 27, Here's an unpleasant thought — every child you have will probably need between 6, to 7, nappy changes before they graduate to undies.
If you choose disposables, that's a lot of landfill — or a sky-high pile of laundry if you go with cloth.
While the environmental impact continues to be debated among parents, we wondered if it was possible to find out which option was best for your budget. So we did a bit of number crunching ourselves and spoke to a few parents doing things their own way. The Adelaide couple has used cloth on all three of their boys — now aged seven, five and almost two.
She used all three main types of cloth nappies — terry towelling the traditional method of folding the clothpre-folds also flat pieces of material but with extra fabric sewn in for absorbency and modern cloth nappies shaped like a disposable, fastened using press studs or velcro. I can pretty much use anything. I can use an old T-shirt as a nappy by now," she said. With cloth nappies, it's common for the biggest outlay to occur when parents first make the initial purchase.
Then the cost per wear decreases each time you use them — even more so if they're used for multiple children. She bought a lot of different brands when her son was a newborn, trying to find something that fitted best. She says terry-towelling nappies are "fantastic" for newborns, and not just because they're so cheap. You can nuke them and they'll be fine, more or less," she said. She bought all the inserts second hand which is fine if you sanitise them properly and even used some terry towelling that she had used as a baby in the 90s.
Aside from the upfront costs, you'll obviously need water and electricity to wash reusables and put them in the dryer. Water is still pretty inexpensive — you can spend just 20 cents on a litre machine.
And by using solar panels, Anastasia and Kai's electricity costs have been minimal.
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Potential costs are also affected by whether you have a top-loading or front-loading washing machine and also where your energy is sourced from. That cost a lot," Anastasia explained. So it depends on the person's situation. And despite what many people think, it's not the yuck factor that's been the biggest downside for her.
It's the time it takes Anastasia and Kai to hang and fold the laundry. But now I've gone back to work, hanging on the line and folding to put away — those are the only limiting factors for me personally," she said. She was always saying, 'the plastic on their skin, they'll get nappy rash'.
But the quality of them now compared to when I was a baby is very different," she said. Unlike cloth nappies, which have a more substantial outlay initially, disposables can be absorbed into the family's grocery budget each week.
The cost depends on brand, size and quality. Amber shops around to buy nappies on sale, buying them at a discount retailer for about 25 cents each.I just wanted to say thank you for converting me to cloth! I first bought a trial bamboo nappy from you whilst I was pregnant.
Everyone I told that I was going to use cloth nappies, poo pooed excuse the unintentional pun it - saying I would change my mind once I realised how hard looking after a baby was. Audrey was only 5lb 2oz when born so I had to use disposable for the first few weeks, but once she hit 6 and a half pounds she was straight in the cloth and I've never looked back : She's now a strapping 13lb and I get a real kick out of washing her nappies and seeing them hanging on the washing line - thanks again LittleLamb!!
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