For over 15 years we have been helping hundreds of families, like you, find the perfect reusable nappies 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 reusable nappies for you and your family!
These nappies are very simple all in one nappies and work just like a disposable nappy. The inner absorbent layer is attached to the outer waterproof layer, so no separate layers. They are very easy to use but can be slower to dry. Perfect for childcare, out and about or people not used to cloth nappies.
Two piece nappies systems means an inner absorbent layer (either shaped or square like a terries) and an outer water proof wrap. You usually change just the inner bit at nappy change. This nappy system is most like the traditional terry system, but are much more modern. Very economical and usally quicker drying.
Designed for use for premature or newborn babies up to about 12lb. Very slim fitting and very trim on newborn, these are great starter nappies. Will only last up to 3 months unless used on twins or smaller babies.
Nappy Boosters can help give more absorbency to your nappies, whether you use an all in one nappy or a two piece system. Choose from hemp, bamboo or organic cotton to help make your nappies last longer in the day or throughout the night.
Nappy Wet bags & nappy buckets are great for storing your dirty nappies in. Wetbags can also be used for out and about with your nappies or for childcare, so having 2-3 is always useful. Choose different sizes depending on your needs.
If you are new to using reusable nappies, you probably have a lot of questions and that is alright. We are here to provide you with all the information you need to get started.
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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 cloth 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.
Pros and Cons of using a Reusable Nappy
As with anything, there are pros and cons with washable nappies 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 Reusable 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.
Two-Size or Birth to potty nappies?
When choosing reusbale nappies you can consider whether to choose a birth to potty reusable nappy or opt for two size nappies. This is a personal choice for parents based on cost. Onesize nappies will work out more economical for one child, however if you plan to have several children then you may be better off going for a two size system as they will hold up better for future children. Also babies do not need as much absorbency as older children, so you might want different nappies for different ages. Most brands and nappies will show their absorbency rating, but overall bamboo and organic cotton would be considered the most absorbent, whilst microfibre generally have the least absorbency. You can always increase absorbency by increasing the inserts or boosters that you put inside the nappy.
Drying Time of Cloth Nappies
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 of reusable nappies 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.
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We also have a team of experts ready to help you with any of your nappy questions.
Reusable nappies can be used from birth to potty training, as they are adjustable as the 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.
Many parents that are new to using cloth nappies are a bit confused on how to get started in washing them. And one of the most asked questions is if you can throw your cloth nappies in with clothes. The answer is yes. Sure, you can wash your cloth nappies with clothes as long as you take a few sensible precautions.
Yes, cloth nappies are cheaper than disposables. Do not worry about the initial investment required to get started with reusable nappies either. The cost of using disposables can accumulate overtime which is the exact opposite of what would happen if you would use cloth nappies. Furthermore, if you look after your cloth nappies properly and they are well-maintained, they could last many years and you could even resell them to other parents who are in need of reusable nappies if they are still in good condition.
There is a wide diversity of materials used in making high quality reusable nappies on the market. Generally, reusable nappies are made of natural fabric like cotton but it could also be made with synthetic materials like polyester. Fabric & textiles have changed so much since they were first introduced in manufacturing and many of the improvements that have been over the years were also applied to cloth nappies to make them safer and to improve their absorbency and drying times.
Things can be a bit confusing and sometimes difficult at the start of using reusable nappies. The fact that you decided to ditch disposables in favour of cloth nappies is a step in the right direction. Fret not, we are here to guide and help you every step of the way.
Yes, there is no doubt that reusable nappies are far more eco-friendly than disposables. Much of disposable nappies are made from different kinds of plastic materials and unfortunately most of these disposables end up in our landfills and oceans. It would take hundreds, if not thousands of years to break down plastic.
Need Help, Not Sure Which 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!
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