22/10/2007, 08:48 AM
My little boy is 4 days old and still doing really 'orrible dark runny poos.
I've got no brain right now and can't remember how long it takes before their poos lighten up to the point where they won't leave nasty stains etc - can anyone remind me?
I've got him in disposables just now, but want to get brave and start on prefolds ASAP, but I don't want them all stained horribly if holding off a couple of days makes the difference.
22/10/2007, 09:03 AM
Mine is 4 weeks old and still does bright orange poo. The sun will take out the stains though. She's been in clothes since 3 days old and have had no stains that lasted a good sunning.
22/10/2007, 09:09 AM
Great, I'll get started today! Thankyou!
22/10/2007, 09:58 AM
Pop in a liner if you have them - may protect your prefolds. I can't remember how long it took Cooper to get over that stage - but he was is sposies in the SCU.
Have fun with the first cloth nappy change
22/10/2007, 10:11 AM
my bub was in bambo nature single use nappies for first five days (in hospital cos dh refused to take dirty laundry home!!) and started in cloth on day six.
Do you have microfleece liners? I put those on top of the prefolds, so the liner touched bub's bot, not the prefold.
Also in the nb fitteds, i put a microfleece liner inside.
So when i went to Little Squirt the MCN, i little squirted the liner first, and the worst of the poo was on the liner. So that really saved the nappies.
Even after the dark poo goes, the bright orange poo after that, is just as full on i thought, i was amazed how clean the LIttle Squirt got the nappies, then i would drop them into the drypail, so no chance for a stain to set.
washing mcn requires a mindshift, you wash so differently than when you wash clothes.
so little washing powder cos you don't want detergent buildup (will reduce MCN absorbency).
and don't use any fabric conditioner
to get them soft, i left them to dry and JUST before totally dry, i threw them into the dryer on lowest setting for three mins.
www.ozclothnappies.org has a great FAQ section - including the washing
i needed to ask LOTS of questions when i first started using MCN, so glad of places like this, nappycino and ozclothnappies (yahoo group) so i had plenty of places to ask!
enjoy your babymoon
#1 thing - do up the covers firmly enough, otherwise YOU will be wearing the explosive runny nb poos! (I learnt this the hard way!!!!)
congrats on your new baby !
22/10/2007, 10:38 AM
Yay, I love this forum
Everyone is always so supportive.
Thanks so much for all the tips, Purplebilby and Copperdogsmum - I've just got him in his first prefold with a Bambino Mio co ver only to read the suggestion about a liner, but I'll give that a try next change - hopefully he won't poo this time, but if he does I'll just have to hope sunshine does the trick.
22/10/2007, 10:56 AM
22/10/2007, 11:44 AM
We have the mustard colour poos here with the bits....
every nappy. The sun gets the stains out every time. I also use a washable liner to help.