I came across your site while sifting though a magazine when I was waiting at my paedetrician, I?m new in Banaglore and?this site has?been a great help.
I have been looking out for something unusual which I?m getting in international websites. It will be great if you can help me out with wahable nappies/diapers(not the usual langots or triangles) they have something called an insert and claims much better than the disposable ones. The west is swearing in by these diapers.
Also are washable training pants available in India?
Some good news and some bad news. First the good news – I know exactly what you?re talking about because thats what I used for my babies and swear by them – definitely a better option than disposable. The bad news – I have not come across them in India at all though I?ve been keeping my eye out everywhere!
But don?t despair – couple of options here:
The brand I used has an online store and they do ship internationally (you?ll have to find out the shipping cost) or if you have friends/acquaintances in North America or Europe just ask them to bring some over – its a pretty small package.
So the brand I?d recommend is called FuzziBunz (Fuzzibunz Online Store). Basically its a fitted diaper with a large pocket. Its got a microfleece lining which keeps baby dry (so you don?t have to change after every pee – every 3 hours or so will do). You have to put in a terry insert into the pocket to absorb the wetness (these are also available in the online store). They are super convenient, very adjustable and the babies looked comfy in them and I never had a problem with leakage. They are expensive at $18 for one, but you can use one size for about a year since they are so adjustable and hand them down to siblings as well. In the long run, is cheaper than disposables. You would need about 5-6 if you?re going to do only cloth diapering (I used disposable at night). Size small should fit from about 3 months to about one year or little more and then you?d have to buy the medium.
Training pants – Again, I haven?t found any in India, but though I bought them I didn?t find them that useful. It was easier to switch to regular underwear during toilet training. Thats what I did with my second one and though there were a few accidents he learnt quickly enough!
Hope that helps!
The MummyKnowsBest Team
Do let us know if any of you have come across pocket diapers or prefolds in any store in India.