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How to Use Reusable Nappies

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Reusable Nappy PeeNut Pad and waterproof wrap

Check out our in-depth guide to find out exactly how to use reusable nappies

Today’s cloth nappies are way less daunting than the old-school towel and pin versions of the 50s, but many people still have questions about how to use reusable nappies. We’re here to help clear everything up — including what to do with the poo!

How do I use an all-in-one reusable nappy?

Our EasyFit All-in-One nappy is most like a disposable. It has a waterproof exterior and an absorbent core inside — and it’s the best for ninja-fast changes!

  • No need to assemble
  • Slim-fit and fast-drying
  • Pop in a liner to catch any poo
  • Every change time, replace the entire nappy and liner
  • Use an additional absorbent pad for heavy wetters
  • Available in TeenyFit for low-weight babies

You’ll need 20 if washing daily and 25 if washing every second day.

How do I use a two-part reusable nappy?

Two-part nappies are made up of an absorbent core and a separate waterproof wrap. There’s some assembly required, but we promise it’s super easy! Our two-part nappies are the Bamboozle and the PeeNut.

The Bamboozle Night Nappy & Wrap

  • Reusable bamboo nappy sits inside a waterproof wrap
  • A great night-time nappy, lasting up to 12 hours
  • Pop in a liner to catch any poo and to keep baby’s bum dry overnight
  • Every change time, replace the liner and bamboo nappy
  • Re-use the wrap 3-5 times before washing

You’ll need 5 or 6 Bamboozles for night-time use plus 2 PeeNut Wraps to use over the top. Pick up our night-time kit, full of everything you need to use reusables at night.

PeeNut Pads & Wrap

  • Reusable bamboo pads sit inside a waterproof wrap
  • Two pads (light and medium) can be used together or separately depending on how much your baby wets
  • Pop in a liner to catch any poo
  • Every change time, replace the liner and pad(s)
  • Re-use the wrap 3-5 times before washing

You’ll need 12 wraps plus 8 PeeNut Wraps to use over the top. Our PeeNut Kit has everything you need in one handy bundle.

What do I do with the poo?

This is the question we get asked the most! And just like with disposables, there’s no avoiding baby poo — sorry! However, with reusable nappies, you tip any poo down the loo so it doesn’t sit stinking out your kitchen bin. Woohoo! Our magic little reusable fleece liners catch any poo and make change-time a doddle.

  • Before putting the nappy on, pop a liner into the nappy
  • Every change time, lift the liner out and tip any poo down the loo
  • Wash your liner with the rest of your nappies or bin/compost using biodegradables (no flushing!)

How long does washing reusable nappies take?

We promise this is a no boil-washing no soaking zone! Between washes (and once you’ve tipped any poo down the loo) store your used nappies in a dry bucket lined with a laundry mesh.

On wash day, lift the mesh and nappies out and chuck the whole lot into the washing machine. Wash in non-bio (40 degrees for wet and 60 degrees for soiled). Just remember “Clean in 15”.

  • 5 minutes to load the wash
  • 5 minutes to hang up or pop in the dryer
  • 5 minutes to fold and put away

Ready, Steady, Cloth!

So that’s it, you now know how to use reusable nappies! The only other thing you’ll need is a waterproof bag for changes on the go. Shop our full range or start small with a mixed Trial Kit and find the best nappy for you and your little one.

Reusable Nappy PeeNut Pad and waterproof wrap