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Charlie Banana One Size Hybrid All in One Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Shortlisted Best Reusable Nappy
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Shortlist

What they say: "This diaper can be both a cloth diaper with reusable washable inserts or it can be used with disposable inserts if necessary. 

"The new cloth insert has an extra soft upper layer made out of fleece. This gives you a choice to place the cloth insert inside the pocket, or to put it on top of the pocket with the fleece layer against the baby's skin. 

"The diaper is fitted with bra-strap adjustment one-size system which allows for a secure and comfortable fit around the legs. It also comes with snaps to size the waist of the diaper."

Tested by mum Louise Maddock for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Beautiful and groovy designs that really make these reusable nappies stand out from others on the market. Unlike many other reusable nappies this nappy is one size fits all so can be used from new born to toilet training. It has an easy to use buckle that allows you to adjust the size from small to large. The disapobale liners make cleaning soiled nappies a lot easier, these nappies are easy to wash. Apart from giving my daughter a large/bulker bottom they didn't leak (however I did change them regularly)

How did this product make your life easier?     

I've always been aware of how many disposable nappies I use and what effect they have on the environment using these reusable nappies makes me feel less quilty. They are supper easy to use just like a normal nappy I would make them up with inserts once washed and we were ready to go. The disapobale liners also made using them much easier and less messy when coming to clean soiled nappies as the disapobale liner would continue most of the mess. With lots of new designs being released all the time it's easy to build a wide range of different colours and patterns

Would you choose this product to win?

The one size fits all design is easy to use and means that the nappies can be used from newborn to toddler allowing g massive savings. I love how the inserts have large labels making them easy to remove when soiled, and water proof bag means that soiled nappies can be kept away from other baby items ready to be washed when out and about. The nappy goes on like any normal disposable nappy and the poppers are super easy to use to allowing the nappy to be secure comfortably and securely.

What changes would you make to this product?

Before using the nappies you have to wash the between 4-6 times I found time consuming and a little frustrating the nappies were not ready to use. The initial outlay for the nappies is pretty expensive but as they are one size fits all you will get lots of wear out of them. I found the insert took a while to dry after washing. To aviod leaking I had to change every couple of hours which is more often then I would change a disposable.

Tested by mum Ali Chapman for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Yes, they are super soft and super absorbent. I used both liners at night as it sees my son through the night and one liner in the day. The designs are really nice, almost too good to be hidden away. They also wash really well and after quite a few uses are still unbelievably soft. It's so nice knowing my son is using something so soft against his skin and he's never complained about using them once.

How did this product make your life easier?     

They've saved me a fortune and my refuse bin isn't so full (or smelly). The buttons mean they can be adjusted to fit any size and unlike the velcro tabbed ones I've used, they don't dig into my son's tummy if not positioned right. The outer layer still feels dry when the inner liners are wet but the real convenience is never running out of nappies and not having to spend any more money on nappies.

Would you choose this product to win?

The design and unbelievable softness is way better than any others I've used. And coming with 2 liners means you straightaway have the option for extra soak power for nights or heavy wetters. There's also no need for any extra outer liners to keep the wetness away, a real plus for me as we've never had an issue with nappy rash once when using them.

What changes would you make to this product?

I do find the bra strap style clasp which you adjust for fit, a little too fiddly and I've yet been able to change it after giving up on several occasions. They can also be felt through the nappy which I wonder if my son might find uncomfortable if any pressure was put on that area. He's not complained though and I guess with them being elastic I might get away with not having to change the fit.

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