For over 15 years we have been helping hundreds of families, like you, find the perfect and accessories for them, their child & their lifestyle. Over the years we have tried and tested every cloth nappy there is, and quite frankly if we don't sell it, there is a very good reason why! We have hand selected the best nappies, so you can shop here in confidence, knowing we only stock the very best!
Changing to Cloth Nappies & Wraps - Start your collection & get a Kit today
If you are thinking of ditching disposable nappies but do not know where to start with cloth nappies, don't panic! Washable nappies and their care is not as complicated as some sites make out, and preferable to disposables in many ways. Once you cut out the 'lingo' and nonsense - really reusable nappies are quite straightforward! Things have progressed from terry squares and safety pins and today's shaped nappies are remarkably simple and easy to use with an all-in-one nappy offering a very similar user experience to disposables.
Reusable Nappy Pros and Cons
As with anything, there are pros and cons but once you consider the fact they are environmentally friendly and kind to baby's skin hopefully the pros will win.
Environmentally friendly - Chuck them in the washing machine rather than the bin.
They can be used for more than one baby.
Being super soft and free of chemicals they are gentle on baby's skin, better for avoiding nappy rash, and generally better for babies health.
Washing nappies is easier than you might think.
One set can last from birth to potty so you save money. Although you may prefer to start with newborn varieties if you have a tiny baby.
Reusables are less prone to leaks meaning fewer dirty baby grows. Use absorbent hemp or bamboo boosters for heavy wetters and don't risk interrupting baby sleep.
Choice - the range of designs and colours makes nappy changing pretty.
You have to wash them. This can be tricky on holiday or if your washing machine breaks which is why we stock the flip disposable inserts.
Not everyone will get on board.
They are so pretty that buying them can be addictive.
All in ones can take a long time to dry.
The fit is generally bulkier than a disposable so you need to find clothes that suit cloth bums.
Two-Part or One Part Nappy System?
In order to find the best reusable nappy for you and your baby firstly decide if you would like a two-part system or a one-piece pocket nappy system.
Two-part systems have an inside nappy or inserts which you cover with a waterproof outer layer or wrap. One of the benefits of the two-piece system is that you only have to change the absorbent part without changing the waterproof outer wraps each time. The inserts often unfold making them quick drying which is great if you have limited space.
One piece systems, are just like disposables, put them on and go! A pocket nappy is a great way to transition to cloth and especially good for getting child carers, grandparents, etc on board as changing all-in-one nappies is almost exactly the same as a disposable. A pocket nappy can also be easily boosted for night time or heavy wetters.
Next, decide if you want natural fabric or quick-drying fabric. All-in-one shaped nappies tend to take longer to dry
We have a huge choice of colours and designs so there's plenty of choices, but making these decisions first should narrow the options. You can also use our handy guide. Then simply search our range to find the perfect fit and find your ideal nappies and accessories! We recommend 20-25 nappies for full-time use and washing every 2 days.
Baba Me has some of the best nappies on the market, and we often have special offers. Check out our shop.
We also have a team of experts ready to help you with any of your nappy questions.
Cloth nappies can be used from birth to potty training, as they are adjustable as baby grows, meaning that despite the initial outlay they will actually save you money compared to disposables. We often have special offers and you don't need to make the switch all at once if you can't afford it, every disposable you don't use makes a difference to the environment, so you could start off just using them at home until you get used to them and how best to wash them, etc.
Need Help, Not Sure Which Washable Nappy to go for?
If you are not sure which brand or type to go for, how many to get for you, or any other queries then just use our advice questionnaire, to help us get the perfect ones for you!
Remember you can always pop into our organic baby and eco toys shop - too see them in the flesh!