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Living in Denmark (DH is a Dane) I did not even know that people still CD so I used Pampers on my daughter and first son for 3 years each...


After I moved to the U.S. and found out I was pregnant with my third child, I met a couple of ladies in my town who CD and began reading about it. I absolutely
CD and I am just fascinated by the whole WAHM universe and the thousands of options there are!!! I am a UBCPF + pins mama, though I also occasionally like to have some AIOs around for sitters and DH.

We will be moving back next year and I am now wondering where am I going to find UBCPFs, cute wool covers, AIO or even Dappi in Denmark or any other country in Europe??? Of course I will be taking the diapers I already have, but we plan in having more kids and I cannot possibly buy CD in advance because I don't know when it will happen... We have nothing for newborns either...

The only site I found in DK had Imse VImse (Bumpy) diapers and covers, but NOTHING ELSE familiar They have the weirdest looking paper-thin CD. HAve you ever seen something like this
Some English sites have more variety but NONE has UBCPFS, cute wool covers, Hemp diapers or anything of the kind!!!

What am I going to do??? Does anyone know of a good European site or of an American WAHM who ships internationally cheap (yes, it would cost a fortune getting the UBCPFs shipped to Europe...)

You American CD moms are so lucky! Long live the American WAHMs


PS. No, I have not been able to find the so called Europen PRefolds which Granitesmiths sells in any Europea site...
 

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maybe learn to sew and get a pattern before you move
maybe stock up on some good fabric (I hear tell the fabric is expensive in Europe (well at least in Germany). Wishing you all the luck in future diaperings.
 

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I first started to use cloth diapers in Denmark last year when my husband was working there. I bought them through baby orchard. (an irish company)also, I don't remember the site, but if you go to born to love, there is someone who sells cd on the internet from denmark. My visiting nurse said that somewhere in downtown aarhus had kushies. I think it might be the beauty store that starts with an M that i can't think of for the life of me. They are a branch through all of denmark. Otherwise Babyorchard had reasonable prices. Imse Vimse is a swedish company so you would expect to have their great wool covers and other bumpy products, but I never found them. Isn't giving birth in Denmark awesome?
 

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Wow Squirmyworm!!

How cool to meet someone who has lived in DK as well... I am Brazilian, but I consider DK my home.

I had no idea about CD options there !!! I should definetely look into this then!
So you lived in Jyland? How did you like it? My husband and 2 of my kids were born close to Copenhagen.

And no kidding - giving birth in Denmark was a dream!! I love how100% natural births are the norm; how midwives run the show in 90% of all births; how breast-feeding for at least 6 months is common sense; how all women got full paid maternity leave for 6 months (now it is 12 months!)

I love many things about America (million CD options is one of them), but giving birth in a hospital here was a shock...

I am looking forward to giving birth in DK again!!
 

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www.bambio.co.uk
www.thenappylady.co.uk
www.yummiesnappies.co.uk
www.cottonbottoms.co.uk

Also, search for Ellas House (they do hemp) and Twinkle on the Web if you havent already found it.

Bambino Mio do prefolds and wraps but they're not unbleached, however the wraps are fantastic, and the prefolds of good quality. Yummies do prefolds and proraps. Cotton Bottoms do prefolds and Bummis wraps.

None are unbleached though as far as I know.

But there are heaps of UK sites.
 

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Wool soakers are available at the health food store here in Germany, both Aristorcrat style and another kind. The prices are maybe just a smidge more than they cost in the US. I'm thinking 20-25 Euro, but it's been a while since I looked, because I don't use wool.

I've also seen flat diapers and tie on diapers in stores. CPFs may be available, but I haven't seen them (I don't do much shopping in German stores, or occasionally on base). Motherease seem fairly common on Ebay.de, and on Germany CD websites. You'd think with the political power of the Green Party and the environmental awareness (recycling!) in Europe that cloth diapers would be more popular in Germany than they seem to be. My German MW seemed unaware of CDs as a modern thing.
 

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Hey I have a deal for you. I sell cloth diapers and will send them to you if you find a way to get fresh French Vaffles to my house.
It is really hard to be pregnant without French Vaffles.
Actually my second recommendation is to buy the prefolds before you leave and then worry about the covers when you get there. Covers are light and inexpensive to ship. It is really the diapers that weigh a ton.

Have you ever been to Aarhus?
 

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will contact the Irish site, and take a look around organbic baby stores i DK for wool pants.

:LOL Yes, I miss the Belgian Waffles a lot, too. And no, I have never been to Aahus, but we are planning on renting a summer house i Jylland after we move
 
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