Schlagwort-Archive: milovia

Testing the new DM Paper Liners

Recently, the well-known German drug store DM has started to sell paper liners for cloth nappies. The cloth diaper community seems to be quite excited about it, because up to now it was not possible to simply buy equipment for reusable nappies just around the corner. I bought our paper liners on the internet or drove all the way from Bonn to Königswinter, to the only store I know that sells the Disana paper liners.

So when I heard about the Pusblu liners, I started looking in the DM stores and found it directly in the Kaiserpassage near Bonn’s main station. You can find it near the Alana products and it costs 3,95 € for 100 sheets.

IMG_2997

Of course I bought a roll and compared it to the Disana liners that we normally use. At first sight, they look alike, only the single sheets have a slightly different structure.

IMG_2999 IMG_3001

The biggest difference is the length: the Disana sheets are 36 cm long, while the Pusblu papers are only 28 cm in length. Both are 16 cm wide. Here you see the two sheets next to each other and, for comparison, next to a Little Lamb fleecy liner:

IMG_3003 IMG_3004

We are currently using nappy covers by Blueberry and Milovia in the one size version. Inside we stuff cotton prefolds, fleece liners, and the paper liner goes on top. The Disana sheets covers the prefold and can be stuffed into the pocket – the Pusblu papers however are smaller and cannot cover the inserts completely. You can see it in the pictures below, even though I did not stuff the diapers all too well: in the top row, the Pusblu paper liner is used in the Blueberry Capri on the left and the Disana sheet covers the inserts of the Milovia cover on the right. In the bottom row, the Capri is used with the Disana liners and the Milovia with the Pusblu sheet. In both cases, there is a part of uncovered fleece liner visible where the Pusblu paper is used.

IMG_3005 IMG_3006

IMG_3007 IMG_3008

Both paper liners can be machine washed, then they crinkle a bit and thus get a little smaller again. The producers of both say you can also dispose of them in the toilet, which I usually do not – you never know what will happen and I do not want to risk a clogged loo.

IMG_3120 IMG_3121

Personally, I will probably stay to the Disana paper liners, even though that means I have to order it online or buy it in stores farther away. Simply because it is longer and thus fits better into our diaper system. We also have shorter all-in-one nappies that go well with the short liners, but right now we are in the process of sorting them out because they don’t fit the big baby.

Maybe if I will use newborn size nappies again, I will change to Pusblu – on the other hand, you do not really need paper liners for breastfed newborns. Hence for us, another size of about 8-10 cm more in length would be so much better! If there was another size, I would directly change to the Pusblu brand because of the cheaper price and the better availability.

tl;dr: the German drugstore DM sells paper liners! If the sheets were longer, I would certainly use it.

 Disana  Pusblu
 Price  4,90 € for 100 sheets  3,95 € for 100 sheets
Availability in 4 stores in Bonn, according to Disana in many DM stores
 Size 36 x 16 cm 28 x 16 cm
Miscellaneous
machine washable; can be disposed in the toilet machine washable; can be disposed in the toilet

Cloth Diapers – Basic Equipment: 5 months later

In October, I postet an overview of our basic cloth diaper equipment. Today, after about 5 months with my baby, I can say what we actually need. We tried a lot, invested money, had one or the other accident, and after all, we found a system that is suitable for us.

I did research before buying – about tie-ons, all-in-ones, fitted nappies, prefolds, covers… However, it is a different question which system you actually like with a real baby in your real life. By now, we use different diapers for daytime, nighttime, and on the road.


Daytime

At home, we use covers with cotton prefolds. We tried covers from Rumparooz, Blueberry, and Milovia, and prefolds from Cosies, xkko, and Blueberry. You simply fold them, put them into the cover, and then on the baby. Optionally, you may use fleece liners or paper to keep liquids from baby’s skin and other parts from the cover, respectively. We tried paper from Stoffywelt and Disana and fleece liners from Little Lamb and TotsBots.

[print_gllr id=919]

My personal favorites are the Milovia covers, directly followed by the ones from Blueberry, together with Cosies prefolds and Little Lamb fleecy liners. Here is what it looks like:

[print_gllr id=923]

Right now, we have 9 covers in size 2, 26 big and 40 small prefolds, and 15 fleece liners. This is by far enough, only the fleece liners are sometimes used. Then I take paper or nothing at all.


Nighttime

Cloth diapers for the night are a real challenge around here. My daugher wakes often at night and drinks, and accordingly, she pees a lot. We only change her diaper once a night, so the diaper needs to take a lot of liquid.

We tried different fitted nappies (TotsBots Bamboozles, Hu-Da One Size, Anavy XL, Petit Lulu, Fluffy Fly) with TotsBots and Blueberry covers. Most of the time, the diapers held everything, but some of them make a very big package and all of them are really wet after half a night. Like soaking wet all around the baby.

[print_gllr id=924]

Furthermore, the fitted nappies take comparatively long to dry. Considering two nappies per night and one wash every three days, you need six nappies. We do not own a tumble dryer, so if it takes three days for the nappies to dry, we need another six. Twelve nappies plus covers however are quite expensive, and I would only invest the money if I was really satisfied with the system.

Since we neither want to change 3 – 4 times a night, nor leave our daughter to sleep in a wet diaper, we simply use disposable nappies for the night. Two per night are enough and the child is warm and dry. Maybe we will switch to cloth diapers if the perfect system comes around or our baby pees less per night.


On the road

When we are not at home, we use all-in-one diapers. Additionally, I sometimes take readily prepared covers with prefolds with me, but most of the time I find it to be easier to change the complete nappy. Put the new one on, the old one into the wetbag, you don’t need to fold or sort anything.

In our diaper bag, we have a BumGenius Freetime, a TotsBots EasyFit, and a Pop-In minky. Okay, to be honest, the Pop-In is not an all-in-one diaper, but we ignore that and use it as such. Back in the days where we still used newborn sizes, we also had a Blueberry Simplex and two ImseVimse all-in-ones. If I feel like it and have the time, I also have paper or fleecy liners in the bag.

[print_gllr id=925]

Besides a wetbag for the used diapers, we own a Hoppediz Wickelmaxx and a SkipHop box for washclothes. Normally, we are not on the road everyday with our complete diaper bag, so four all-in-one diapers and two wetbags are enough. If we happen to be away for longer or more days in a row, I take prefolds and covers, and either reuse the same wetbag for two days or simply use a trash bag.


These are our experiences so far. Now I can finally say that we have everything we need – maybe we could buy one or two more all-in-ones or fleece liners. At daytime, we get along very well. Even though we do not use cloth diapers at night, we save a lot of garbage and do not have to buy new nappies as often as other parents. Next time, I will report our experiences with the different nappies.

By the way: even though I write about all the brands I use, we bought everything ourselves and I am not sponsored by any company.