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TotsBots Bamboozle Stretch Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Shortlisted Best Reusable Nappy
  • 2015 Gold Best Reusable Nappy
  • 2014 Shortlisted Best Reusable Nappy
Mother & Baby 2018 Shortlist

At a glance:

Our panel of mum testers loved the bright, colourful colours of the Bamboozle Stretch and thought the nappy was great value for money. This nappy has a snug fit due to the poppers, but can take a little while to dry as it is so absorbent.

This product is also featured in our article on the best reusable nappies.

What they say:

“Your little one can daydream all day and all night in the award winning Bamboozle Stretch. Bombproof, really absorbent and gorgeously soft. This brilliant nappy will last the night no problem, just add an extra booster if your little one is a heavy wetter.”

Tested by mum Sharon Gentle for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

For anyone thinking of using reusable nappies, these are a great option. Once we got our head round how they worked, they really were very simple and not unlike a disposable nappy. I think there's a massive financial gain to be had, although the initial cost is greater. This brand even does a 'trial pack' to get you started. It took us several days to wash them through enough for them to get to full absorbency, but this wasn't a problem. They have some lovely colourful fun designs that even older ones will enjoy wearing.

How did this product make your life easier?

The Bamboozle stretch is made of lovely soft fabric which feels very good quality. It washes lovely but does take a while to dry - I imagine in the winter this could prove troublesome and we would need to have a fair few to rotate. It fared well overnight and even though very full and wet, we had no leaks like we often do in the disposable. I feel like this is something we may continue to do for overnight sleeping. I noticed a significant difference in the level of our household waste this month, which is a brilliant bonus.

Would you choose this product to win?

Yes. I'm not all that familiar with other brands on the market but I feel like I have been converted. They nappies are so easy to use, with Velcro to secure like a 'normal nappy', and are made from very good quality materials that are kind to babies’ bottoms. I think these would be great to use all the way up to potty training, as they are quite pant like in appearance. For me Bamboozle Stretch deserves to be a Mother & Baby winner.

What changes would you make to this product?

My only negative point is the fact that they took a while to dry. However, I can't see how this could be improved without compromising on the levels of absorbency.

Tested by mum Fiona Murdoch for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

The Bamboozle Stretch holds a lot of moisture. My eight-month-old was able to have one on all night and, combined with the peanut wrap, there was no leaking at all. Thicker inserts were available but we didn't need one as the standard one it came with held enough to prevent leaking. The product has a lovely soft feel and the colourful designs are fun – I have got a lot of compliments from curious mums! It also is a perfect snug fit and easily adjustable. I love that it is made from all natural, organic materials, no horrid chemicals touching my baby's skin, and that it is manufactured in the UK.

How did this product make your life easier?

Having a ‘pre-made’ reusable nappy, as opposed to one I have to fold up, makes my life so much easier. It is also brilliant having a one-size-fits-all design as I don't have to worry about getting the sizing right in the shops without trying it first. I love the fact that you don't have to soak these nappies, they are so practical.

Would you choose this product to win?

I would choose this product above others on the market because it is beautifully designed and looks lovely on. It is soft and comfortable for my baby, can last all night without leaks, is good value for money as it can be used from birth right the way through to toddlerhood.

What changes would you make to this product?

If I could change one thing about this product, it would be the ability to tumble dry it on a normal heat. I found it hard to remember to separate the nappies out from the rest of the wash and then felt wasteful putting them in the dryer on their own. I did dry them naturally when possible but they take a very long-time due to the super absorbency of the core.

Tested by mum Charlotte Stones for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Firstly, the variety of patterns were both bright and creative, which really appealed to me. The fact that you can use the PeeNut wrap as a separate nappy from the Bamboozle is amazing value for money. When using the Bamboozle, it was great to have the soft liner and then the waterproof liner for double protection, and three different sizes that you can easily change by using the poppers. The soft material is high quality and will no doubt last, I’m sure I will be using it for my next baby too. It is quite bulky for a nappy on a day out, but it’s brilliant for lounging around the house as it has such high absorbency - even for the heaviest wetters. It is absolutely leak proof! There is so much positivity about this nappy, it is extremely comfortable and has kept his bum happy with no rashes. From the eye-catching patterns to the well-thought-out material, no mum should be without this, and the added bonus is it's friendly to the planet.

How did this product make your life easier?

Many things make my life easier. It doesn’t seem to feel heavy once full, which is a great point about this nappy as we can go out on long car journeys and my son only needs to be changed a few times, due to the high absorbency. After use, I just place it in the Bumbrella bag which you can get from Totbots – very strong quality and waterproof. My son sleeps almost undisturbed using these nappies, which is a relief for all the family. I also feel relieved to be helping the environment instead of polluting it with disposables.

Would you choose this product to win?

There is no doubt about it, this product is a winner in so many ways. It’s great for those starting out with reusable nappies, coming with a well-detailed instruction leaflet. These nappies save you so much money because they are so reliable, durable and reasonably priced, that you only need to buy a few and they last you several children!

What changes would you make to this product?

This product is very hard to fault. The only thing I can think of is it would be great if the nappies were slimmer and less bulky. This would mean that baby could wear the nappy under clothes when out and about and not have a huge bum!

Product Information

TotsBots Bamboozle Stretch

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