Ok, ok – so I’ve used the title of this blogpost to unashamedly put up a photo of my little boy as a teeny baby – BECAUSE HE WAS SO DAMN GORGEOUS – but it’s actually here to illustrate a point.
A point that I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while, but life has kind of got in the way.
Now, I’m a member of many cloth nappy related groups on the internet and there are several common threads that keep cropping up time and time again.
One of the main ones is people who are panicking because their baby has suddenly outgrown all their stash. Outgrown BTP (birth-to-potty) nappies that should be lasting longer.
These aren’t babies at the top end of the weight scale for nappies (around the 35lb ish mark).
These are usually babies who are at that stage between rolling and crawling, or between crawling and walking.
The cute stages where quite often their little chubby legs are just SO chubby that it’s really hard to do up those nappies.
Those medium nappies just don’t fit.
Those BTP’s just aren’t quite working anymore.
Whilst it’s tempting to sell on a lot and buy the next size up (believe me, I know because I’ve done it myself) it’s really worth sometimes just holding back.
Just hold your horses and wait.
Because, all of a sudden those nappies might start to fit again and all those lovely nappies that you’ve just got in the next size up will be MASSIVE.
When babies start to crawl and/or walk, they really change how they use their muscles and all those little rolls of gorgeous fat start to disappear. Chunky legs and tummies slim right down and it’s astounding how they suddenly fit back into nappies that you’d honestly given up on.
Invest in your nappies wisely, my lovely fluffy friends.
Try to hold on to workhorse nappies that will see you through.
Invest in good BTP’s that will last through to toddlerhood and don’t come up too small.
Invest in good BTP wraps that cover a wider weight range.
Hold your horses!
The nappy my son is wearing in this photo STILL FITS HIM AT 2 YEARS OLD!
It didn’t for a short while whilst he was a very chunky little monkey, but now it does.
It’s an Itti Bitti Large D’Lish and I seriously never thought we’d get to use it again.