Choosing your cloth nappies

Eccobots Bamboo Nappies at the Natural NurseryWith so many brands, styles and types of nappies around, it can be a little hard to work out which one is right for you and your baby.

There are a number of factors that you might like to consider:

Your budget
Flat nappies or simple one size nappies are more economical than all-in-one nappies. There might be a real nappy incentive scheme in your area which could give you cash back or offer a free trial.

Speed of drying
Pocket and flat nappies will dry quickest, followed by slim one-sized nappies with all-in-ones taking the longest to dry

Natural fabrics such as organic cotton or bamboo are lovely on a baby’s skin but new fabrics are hard-wearing and absorbent

You could try to buy nappies that are made in the UK or Europe or ensure that they come to the UK by boat, not aeroplane to reduce “nappy miles”

If you want a slim fitting nappy, then look for trim nappies such as the Flip or the Mother-ease one size

Breastfed new baby poo
Generally a 2-part nappy system is better at containment but we have had good reviews of the Flip and the Wonderoo too

Ease of use
All-in-one nappies are the simplest to use, but they do take longer to dry and are more expensive

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