Have you thought about trying reusable nappies?
Not only are they better for the environment, but they're also said to be softer on your baby’s skin, claim to be less likely to spill, and supposedly help make potty training easier. If you’ve done your research about reusable vs. disposable and have decided upon washables, you’ll be pleased to know things have come a long way since the days of terry nappies and safety pins. Let's be honest: reusable nappies require more effort than disposables, but there are huge benefits to choosing washables.
To help you find the best reusable nappy for you and your baby, we’ve collected our top picks together.
From the gold, silver and bronze winners in the Mother&Baby Awards, to those shortlisted finalists our mums loved, these are the best reusable nappies on the market right now:
7 of the best reusable nappies
A highly absorbent, comfortable nappy, the fleecey inner layer will keep moisture away from your baby’s skin and the waterproof polyester outer layer keeps wetness in. Good value for money, our mums loved the choice of bright colours. There are a few downsides, however: despite being good quality, they're not as absorbent as other brands, so be prepared to carry a few additional nappies.
Quick drying, slim fitting and easy to use, these colourful, cute nappies come with a nifty Velcro tab that makes for quick changing. With a couple of bamboo boosters, the Tots Bots Easyfit will stay dry for up to four hours. The fleece liner is great for reducing nappy stains, as well as making the nappies extra absorbent. This is an all-in-one nappy that fits most babies from birth to potty training - the Velcro ensures a good fit. Our mums loved these easy-to-use nappies, voting them 4.5 out of 5. One of our testers vowed she would never go back to disposable nappies after using these nappies. Read more real mum reviews of the Tot Bots Easyfit here.
Picking up a silver Mother&Baby Award, these cute washable nappies have been designed with your little one’s comfort in mind. The back poppers have been replaced with tab poppers and the birth-to-potty nappy is made from a unique, fast-wicking panel to keep excess moisture in the middle of the nappy. The designs are cute and colourful, but if you have a wiggly baby, you might find these nappies slightly complicated to put on and take off. Read more real mum reviews of these reusable nappies here.
The cute Bambino Mio Miosolo nappy fits well, sits comfortably and dries quickly after washing. The pull-out tab system makes removing the core from inside the nappy super simple. The downside, however, is the nappy itself, which is not highly absorbent and usually wouldn’t last the whole night; Bambino Mio has tried to solve the problem with an added booster pad. Our mums loved the great designs and how easy these nappies were to wash. Want to read more reviews?
Not only do these nappies look adorable, they are super versatile: you can used them with reusable washable inserts or disposable ones if you’d prefer. Designed with a cloth insert made from super soft fleece that lies flat across your baby’s skin, minimising rubbing. With a bra-strap adjustment which allows for a secure and comfortable fit, our mums loved the easy-to-use buckle. Read what else our mums had to say about these nappies here.
These cute reusable nappies are soft, snug, bright and comfy. What’s more, they’re also super absorbent and won a Mother&Baby gold award. We love the fact they come with a handy instruction leaflet for those who are trying reusable nappies for the first time. The only downside? They take a while to dry after washing and can be quite bulky, however they are still a good night-time nappy.
Cheaper than other reusable nappies on the market, the pull-off sections make the BumGenius Flip Nappy really easy to wash. With a number of booster pads to choose from, you can re-use the outer cover, making it a flexible and versatile choice. That said, although changing just the inserts sounds like a great time-saver, it can be fiddly.
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