Cloth nappies (also called real nappies, reusable nappies, and washable nappies) are a convenient (yes we said convenient) way to nappy your baby and do something fantastic for the environment plus save yourself lots of money. Many modern cloth nappies are shaped like disposable nappies, fastening with velcro or poppers, making them just as easy to put on your baby. They also come in a range of colours and attractive prints, so look good on. And they’re much easier to wash and care for than you might expect – no soaking, scrubbing or having to get too familiar with the dirty nappy, just pop them in a bucket and wash every few days, dry and they’re ready to go again! There are a variety of types to suit everyone, from an absorbent nappy part with a waterproof outer on top, to all-in-ones that are the whole package ready to go. You can also mix and match styles and brands to get the best fit and absorbency – anything can work, just give it a try.
So how about it? Give them a go and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Our volunteers who have experience in using cloth nappies on their own babies have put together kits, suitable from newborn to potty training, and written guidelines on how to use them which we provide printed with the kits.
There is also a cloth nappy group in Bristol which meet regularly and have a Facebook group. www.facebook.com/BristolClothNappyLibrary/
Families are welcome to come back to us for a swap if there are certain types of nappy that they prefer to use or that fit their baby better.
Read about the benefits of using cloth nappies in this article on Why Choose Cloth Nappies?