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#1 of 64 Old 04-22-2004, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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SNIBBS

It looks like wrapping your baby in a hefty bag. What's the deal?

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That has got to be one of the most "interesting" things I've seen lately.

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:LOL A few of us were laughing about those a few months ago. GROSS! They definitely look like a garbage bag wrapped around your kid.

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Does anyone else expect to see the Energizer Bunny come marching through this thread?
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Well...um...very creative and better than disposables!
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Yuck! Those look worse than sposies!! And hot!
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Yuck! You would think those things would be dangerous!

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OMG how awful!! They look like those bibs they hand out when they serve bbq'd ribs or something. Yuck!

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Never heard of them... Are these liners you wrap around the baby?? Go figure...
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ummm

since when is PVC breathable?
(and about the statement from the one mom who could leave her babe in a thinner diaper for two or more hours)

and....
am I just totally wrong or
for PVC to be pliable, doesn't it need major amount of phalamates (sp?)
which are carcinogenic and
when they leach out are absorbed through the skin?

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OMG - those are hysterical! It totally looks like a plastic grocery sack tied around the poor baby!
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Eeeewwwww - they are plastic thingies!! I had only seen the little pic and thought they were some kind of thin cloth!! It is just like a cut off plastic bag.
PVC???? Hasn't PVC been banned for causing cancer?? At least in Scandinavia they are...
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yep, looks like trash bags to me.... and they're expensive too


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These are as old as the hills! These are what they give you in all our maternity hospitals to hold on the flanelette nappies they provide.

I agree, they're just a bit of plastic and pretty yuck, but they actually work really well on a small baby and hold the nappy on without pins.

I cant stand them though and pvc is no way breathable, so I took my own wraps in this time with Eliza. Just basic wraps - eenies (www.eenee.com) - which caused oooh's and aaah's of utter amazement amongst the midwifery staff.

I really cannot figure out why prefolds and wraps have never been brought into this country.
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stuff it in a kitchen catcher and tie it on your baby's bum. :Puke
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WOw, those are awful!!

They are seriously AWFUL advertisements for cloth diapers too!

NO ONE is going to stop you and say "Oh wow, those rock, where can I get some??"

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You guys arnt being very open minded....
10.00 for 10 isnt expensive and from the sellers feedback rating/ everyone seems to like the product. If its a foot in the door for someone who might not of thought about using cloth, then thats good..right? At least its savng landfill space.
I might even bid on them ,just to see for myself.
i'll let you know,
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At least its savng landfill space.
Part of it is still going into the landfill and plastic too. ICK! Ur did I miss something? I am closed minded when it comes to my babys bum, boogers!!
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You guys arnt being very open minded....
10.00 for 10 isnt expensive and from the sellers feedback rating/ everyone seems to like the product. If its a foot in the door for someone who might not of thought about using cloth, then thats good..right? At least its savng landfill space.
I might even bid on them ,just to see for myself.
i'll let you know,
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Well, I don't need to be open minded about plastic. I pretty much know what I like in a diaper and if I wanted my baby to wear plastic I would use Pampers. And it's not really saving that much landfill space because they last 10 uses or something.

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the auction says 10 at $10.00 lasted 10 months. you put your pf into and it ties onto the baby. It's better than sposies..and alot cheaper too. for somone who wanted to try into cloth and couldn't afford the outragous prices of wraps, pockets or aios..like I said its a foot in the door.
I wouldnt put it down...unless I tried it.
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Sorry, but I think that thing is exactly why people don't use cloth. Rubber pants are cheap too...

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I really cannot figure out why prefolds and wraps have never been brought into this country.
Actually there are 3 down under. One in AUS & 2 in NZ.
Snazzipants
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I think I remember seeing those a few months ago. They look really gross.

 
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I have no idea about covers or rubber pants ect.. because I have pocket dipes.....but arnt rubber pants made of plastic too? and do they breath (sp?) ?
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worst. ever.

pvc on a baby! pvc on anyone! :
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Those are interesting! I've never seen anything like it before : I guess they're better than sposies? It looks like a lot of the material is just hangin in the picture of the baby in them though
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I have seen those before ICK!

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Thanks Jen - I was aware of those. I really meant on a major scale at reasonable prices - those sellers charge prohibitively high prices. Since most people looking on those sites have never actually eyeballed a prefold, and dont understand that shipping, duty and gst are involved, the general consensus amongst other forums I visit is that they arent worth the price. People look at the bummis wraps and say "oh you can buy something like that in the supermarket for $4" and wont buy them. They cant understand that what you buy in the supermarket isnt like a bummis wrap at all.

I try and try and try to encourage people to have a try of all these marvellous things, but people still base their experience on things like those awful snibs, because they just arent willing to pay for a good product. And of course, sooner or later, they give up and go back to disposables.

The people I have managed to convince I've actually lent things too or at least shown them when we've met up. This has been amongst one forum in particular and of course, they've gone on and shown their new purchases to their mothers groups and things like that. I've got a tally of about 14 converted so far - mainly to Happy Heinys.
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I have seen them before, years ago. In fact, in one frugal magazine or another that I read one time, there were actually instructions for making an emergancey diaper out of a grocery bag and paper towels. Not a bad idea, if those are the only resources you have available.

Now, one of my big concerns about these is, what if baby pulls and tears off a piece of that plastic hanging off the side, and puts it into their mouth? No way in HE77 I would want my baby wearing something like that. And yes, that PVC will eventually end up in a landfill.
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