Reusable Nappies & Accessories from Bambino Mio
Bambino Mio reusable baby wipes are very colourful and lush! Their all in one nappy, the MioSolo, comes in a wide range of prints and is suitable for a larger child as it quite big fitting. Made with microfibre it means it is quite quick drying. The Bambino Mio prefolds were the first cloth nappy we sold over 16 years ago! These are simple rectangle cotton pieces which can be folded into the outer waterproof wrap. Bambino Mio nappy system are a very economical nappy system, so great for those on a tight budget.
Bambino Mio 3 Mioboost Nappy Boosters
These Bambino Mio slim fitting nappy booster pads are made from highly absorbent, extra soft, lightweight micofibre. These booster pads absorb several times its own weight while staying dry and keeping moisture away from your babyâ€™s delicate skin. Itâ€™s easy to wash and dries quickly. Great to use during night time!
Bambino Mio Miosolo Reusable Nappies
These award winning reusable nappies from Bambino Mio is one size nappy thatâ€™s extra soft , stylish and made from 100% polyester laminated to polyurethane and microfibre tongue. The nappy is one size and features velcro tabs for adjustable fits which allows your baby to wear it from birth to potty training. It also has a super absorbent core that stays dry and keeps moisture away. Available in a wide selection of fun illustrations by Bambino Mio.
Bambino Mio Miofresh Natural Laundry Cleanser
Designed with your babyâ€™s delicate and sensitive skin in mind, this Bambino natural laundry cleanser is perfect for use when washing reusable nappies. It freshens, cleans and deodorises reusable nappies and other baby garments at low temperatures. Unlike other cleansers, this Bambino natural laundry cleanser is free from nasty chemicals, synthetic perfumes, chlorine and other harmful materials, making this an environmentally friendly cleaning product and 100% biodegradable.
Bambino Mio Miowipes
This natural baby wipes from Bambino Mio is 100% biodegradable, flushable and made from cotton fibres which is perfect for your babyâ€™s soft delicate and sensitive skin. It is lightly scented with natural rose and pure essential oils and does not contain alcohol, parabens and chlorine. Vegan friendly and cruelty-free.
Bambino Mio Nappy Lines
This wonderful Bambino Mio nappy liners are made from 100% non-GMO cornstarch which is 100% biodegradable and free from plastic. Perfect for all skin types especially your babyâ€™s soft delicate skin. It has liquid repellent properties to keep your babyâ€™s bottoms cool and dry and retains solids to help reduce soiling of your nappies. Just like any other Bambino Mio product, these nappy liners are vegan friendly and has not been tested on animals.
Bambino Mio Muslin Squares
This multi-purpose bamboo muslin squares from Bambino Mio is a must have item for all parents. Itâ€™s ideal for everyday use and have so many uses like wiping up burps and spills. Itâ€™s made from 100% pure cotton which makes this muslin cloth biodegradable and environmentally friendly. The cotton fabric is supersoft, lightweight and breathable, leaving your baby comfortable at all times. Itâ€™s also machine washable and can be tumble dried.
How Many Bambino Mio Nappies Do I Need?
Generally we always recommended 20-25 Bambino Mio nappies, depending on a few different factors.
Like all reusable nappies, the amount you need depends on various factors like the age of your child in nappies, how many children in nappies, your washing and drying facilities and whether you intend to use cloth full time or just part time, read our general guide to how many nappies needed. It also depends on which bambino mio nappy you have.
You also have to consider if you are going to use nappies whilst out and about or even send cloth nappies to the nursery. If you will use bambino mio nappies at nursery as well as at home, we recommend getting in an extra set of 5 for the nursery so you always have a set ready to go. Each day sends in 5 nappies in a clean wet bag, along with an empty wet bag. The staff can put the dirty nappies into the empty one throughout the day and each night you can put the bag and the dirty nappies in your bucket or large wetbag at home. For this scenario, you really need at least 3 wet bags if in full-time nursery, to always ensure you can send in 2 each day.
Also, you need to factor in how often you are washing. The more often you wash, the less nappies you need. If you intend to wash every 1.5 days, you can get away with about 15 nappies. If you intend to wash your nappies every 3 days then you need 25-30 nappie to ensure you always have some ready to use. If you have a tumble dryer or good drying facilities you will need less nappies than if you have slow or poor drying facilities, so factor this in as well.
Bambino Mio has two types of nappies, the two piece prefold system called the Mioduo and the Bambino Mio miosolo nappy which is an all in one or one piece nappy. A two piece nappy system means that you have an outer waterproof cover and an inner absorbent nappy. A one piece system means that everything is sewn into a one piece nappy, the outer and inner are all one so you only change one piece, just like using disposable nappies.
If you opt to go for their prefold nappy system or as they have recently changed the name to mioduo, then you need about 25 inner prefold and 5-6 covers per size. Their prefold system is onesize, but their covers are sized. The MIODUO PREMIUM BIRTH TO POTTY PACk includes 20 x mioduo insert, 4 x size 1 mioduo cover sand 4 x size 2 mioduo covers, so would be a good starting point.
If you opt to go for their miosolo one piece all in one nappy, then at least 25 nappies are required. The miosolos are quite slower drying nappies so you will need more to keep in rotation. The miosolo premium birth to potty pack is a convenient and cost effective way to purchase reusable nappies and includes 15 x miosolo all-in-one nappies. I think this is a little on the low side so personally i would add a few more nappies to it.
All Bambino Mio nappies are made in China. Bambino Mio is a UK company, based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, UK. This is where their head office and warehouses are but all nappies are made in China.
Bambino Mio is a company started by Guy Schanschieff and his wife Jo. Whilst backpacking abroad they came up with the idea for a business for cloth nappies after meeting an American couple who were offering this service in America. THey came back to England and initially bought a nappy laundry company, called Cedar Nappy Service. They soon moved from this model to one which made and sold the cloth nappies, rather than offering a laundry service and in 1997 their Bambino Mio brand was born.
Bambino Mio were one of the first reusable nappy companies in the UK. Well, modern nappy companies as terry nappies have been around for a very long time. Magnus and Fiona Smyth from Tots Bots were contemporaries of Bambino Mio, starting at about the same time.
Guy Schanshieff is the managing director and initially his wife Jo came up with the nappy designs. In the early days he used his children as models for all the photoshoots.
Bambino Mio has moved away from just doing cloth nappies. They do a wide range of nappy accessories including buckets, nappy bags, swim nappies and even washing powder. Most of the products are sold using the Mio tag.
Bambino Mio products can be bought online, from stores like Baba Me. They are also sold in supermarkets and are available in over 50 countries worldwide.
Bambino Mio have grown to be one of the most successful reusable nappy companies in Europe. There are a few US companies which still dominate the US market but generally in Europe, especially the UK, Bambino would be one of the best known.
Their fortunes really changed when they moved from the basic prefold system and embraced truly modern cloth nappies like the all in ones.
Guy was awarded an MBE for his services to business in the Queens New Year’s honours list in 2011. He was also the chairperson of the Nappy Alliance. A band of reusable nappy manufacturers and retailers in the UK. The idea of the nappy alliance was to club together to help promote the usage of cloth nappies in the UK.
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