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Do all cloth nappies need a cover?

 by babyblossom on 17 Apr 2015 |
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No. Most "modern cloth nappies" have a waterproof outer layer so you don't need a seperate cover, that is the beauty of the modern cloth nappy! So when might you need a cover? Well, you'll need a separate cover if using flats, prefolds or fitted nappies. These nappy styles are made purely of absorbent materials so will need a cover to avoid wetness coming through to clothes etc. You may find that you can even live without a cover with a particularly good fitted nappy just by ensuring very frequent nappy changes. Many parents find using a cover with flats/prefolds is often a cheaper alternative to modern cloth nappies, particularly in the newborn stages where nappy changes are more frequent.  I've personally found covers useful when my babies had just about outgrown their OSFM nappies and were on the verge of toilet training, I was able to use covers to add a bit extra leak protection over already waterproof nappies or when toddler refused to change out of daytime training pants for nap time. Quickly putting a cover over the training pants before nap time and no more worries about a wet bed.  And of course, they come in so many cute and gorgeous designs we even find disposable users choosing covers to "pretty" up their nappies. So while there are plenty of options where you don't need a cover there are some good reasons why you might choose to have some in your stash.  

What is the best Trim Fitting nappy available?

 by babyblossom on 02 Nov 2014 |
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What is the best trim fitting nappy? Ok, so "best" will be quite subjective and will depend on what suits your individual bubs needs. No single brand is likely to work for every baby and mum. That said, if "trim" is your main requirement we can't go past the Peachy Green nappies, both their all in one and all in two are the trimmest nappies we've come across. Most modern cloth nappy brands are aiming for that ideal combination of trim and absorbent, and with modern fabrics like bamboo they are doing a good job of getting that mix perfected. Generally it's only the super absorbent night nappies that can be noticably bulky. Most other styles, when not stuffed with extra boosters, are quite trim and comfortable for bub.  Keep in mind that generally speaking the trimmer the nappy the less absorbency (comparing like fabrics of course, so bamboo will be more absorbent than terry cloth even though it is slimmer). So you wouldn't probably choose your trimmest nappy for long car rides, nap time or other times when you need peak absorbency, but even the trimmest of the trim should still comfortably last 2 hours+.  And for yet to be mums who might be asking "why is trim so desirable", you'll quickly find using cloth nappies that some pants, and in particular onesie's, might be hard to do up and you might find yourself having to go up a size when buying leggings and pants. However, there are products out there to help extend body suits that will make life a little easier and give you more wear out of your bubs clothes.

Is a One Size Fits Most (OSFM) nappy really going to be all I need?

 by babyblossom on 27 Jun 2014 |
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Will a One Size Fits Most (OSFM) nappy really last from birth to toilet traning? The quick answer is: It depends on how small or big your baby is!  Many nappy brands offer a OSFM nappy in their range. Typically they are from 4-16kg, but each brand may be have slight variations to this weight range.   So is this range enough to last from birth to potty training? Well, my babies were born over 4kg and fitted their OSFM nappies straight away, a  smaller newborn might take a few weeks to fit comfortably into a OSFM and a premmie or very small newborn might have no choice but to use a specially sized nappy for newborns. At the other end of the scale my favourite OSFM nappies (Blueberry and Bubblebubs) have fitted my children well past the recommended weight limits (15-16kgs) while other brands have definately started to get tight when baby reaches that upper weight range.  So, if you have a particularly large child they might outgrow their nappy before toilet training, but this isn't the norm and you can reliably expect your OSFM to fit bub the whole time they need nappies. If you are starting your nappy stash in anticipation of your new arrival, and will have no idea how big they are going to be at birth, make sure you have some small/newborn size ones on hand (they will still fit your newborn even if they turn out to be born at 4kg+) to ensure you don't just have OSFMs that are slightly too large to start using straight away. Many mums will use flats and prefolds during the newborn stage when nappy changes are more frequent and this might be a solution too.   

Helpful Hints

 by babyblossom on 12 Jun 2014 |
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Here at Baby Blossom Nappies we're going to start a series of helpful tips and facts over the next few months to help you on your cloth nappying journey. These will be taken from common questions you've asked us in the past about type, brands and care of cloth nappies. We'll aim to provide you with up to date information that is easy to follow using our real life experience with using cloth.  If there was anything you wanted to know just drop us an email and ask away and we'll get the answers up here soon.  
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