If you look into cloth nappies in much detail, or read online blogs or forums, you may have come across the term "China cheapies". This refers to good value nappies made (surprise surprise) in China, and then sold through different independent companies in the U.K. and the US. They're often sold through amazon and eBay … Continue reading The nursery nappy of dreams
If you've read my post about why we use reusables, you'll know there are a raft of reasons that cloth works for us. Milovia is guilty of making me not care about all the earnest reasons, and just make me want to show them off to people while singing "soooo pretty!" Because these are absolutely … Continue reading Milovia Pocket nappies – style and substance?
I really didn't think I'd be writing this particular review. I didn't really want to write this review. Because I didn't want to like these nappies. I didn't like the easyfit v4s at all. They were bulky, wide, crunchy, took ages to dry and I hated the Velcro. The bloody totsbots Velcro - I can't … Continue reading Tots Bots Easyfit Stars – the review I didn’t think I’d write
Oh what lovely nappies. The Tickle Tots AIO was probably the first nappy I properly fell in love with. I discovered the brand when it was very new, and J was very little, and they fitted like a dream. They are a bamboo BTP all in one nappy, with a suede cloth lining, and a … Continue reading Tickle Tots – my bad
Ah, the big question. I was wary of even writing this post, as it would be so easy to come across as worthy, sanctimonious and incredibly dull. But deciding to use reusable nappies isn't the same as deciding which pram to buy, or whether to buy a crib or a Moses basket. It is an … Continue reading Why cloth nappies?
I will add to this as and when I think of other terms - and if you have any you think it's worth adding, please let me know in the comments. Fluff. A slightly nauseating term for cloth. Minky. A fluffy outer layer for a nappy, that has a waterproof layer behind it. It makes the nappies … Continue reading WTF? Niche nappying terms
I'm not normally a wrap kind of woman. When I started out, two parters seemed like too much effort (and were huge on J), and inserts or prefolds just didn't float my boat - particularly as I couldn't understand the point of them with newborn poo, as surely the wrap would just get covered too? … Continue reading NappiMe wrap
Bambooty basics were the first snap in one (SIO) nappies I tried - basically, a nappy shell that you snap an insert into. Some are designed so you can replace the inserts while reusing the shell, and some are largely designed to be a complete nappy but the snap in insert allows for faster drying … Continue reading Bambooty Basics
I'm a big fan of US cloth nappy brands. The US cloth nappying community is big, passionate and a little bit barmy. They have lots of brands, from large companies to small WAHM makers; if you look at the cloth nappy pages of their parenting forums single threads can run into 70/80 pages; exclusive prints … Continue reading Smart Bottoms AIO
The problem with reviews, is they are based on personal opinion. So I thought I'd outline what, in my opinion, makes a good nappy and what I look for - so you know what my reviews are based on. Absorbency. I mean this is obvious. It's a nappy. It needs to contain wee and not … Continue reading What I look for in a nappy