Cloth nappy guide

Forget fiddly folds, pins, plastic pants and leaking bulky nappies, cloth nappies really have evolved.
Here's a breakdown of all you need to know.

  • All-in-One Nappies

    All-in-One Nappies

    An all-in-one reusable nappy is most like a disposable. It has a waterproof exterior and an absorbent core inside. There’s no need for a separate waterproof cover, you don’t have to assemble the nappy and it fits from birth to potty training. Just add a baby and a liner to catch the poo. 

    The EasyFit all-in-one reusable nappy is great for use during the day and the TeenyFit is our all-in-one newborn nappy for lower birthweight babies.

    Why buy: Easy-on, easy-off, slim-fitting, fast-drying, great for day-time

    Top tips: May need additional absorbent nappy pads (boosters) for heavy wetters

    Perfect for: Grandparents, childminders and super-fast cloth nappy changes on wriggly babies 

  • Two-Part Nappies

    Two-Part Nappies

    Two-part cloth nappies are simply nappies that are made up of two parts. A waterproof shell (PeeNut Wrap) goes on top of the absorbent part (Bamboozle Stretch or PeeNut Pad). Just pop in a nappy liner to catch any poo and you’re ready to go. 

    Why buy: Bamboozles offer unbeatable overnight performance and PeeNut Pads make slim-fit reusable nappies with faster drying times

    Top tips: Don’t forget the waterproof wrap! 

    Perfect for: Heavy-wetters and parents with two in washable nappies

  • Birth-to-Potty Nappies

    Birth-to-Potty Nappies

    “How can one nappy fit a newborn and a toddler?” we hear you ask. Well, it’s simple! Poppers on the front allow you to make the cloth nappy smaller or bigger.

    TotsBots fit most babies from 8/9 lbs up until potty training at around 35 lbs. This is because the average waist measurement of a newborn is around 40 cm, which only increases to around 55 cm by the time potty training comes around. Plus, we use the best and stretchiest elastic, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit at all stages of your baby’s growth.

    Birth-to-potty reusable nappies can save you big bucks in the long term. There’s no need to buy different sizes each time your baby grows and you can even use them on multiple bums if you have more than one bubba in cloth — just change the popper setting!

    Our birth-to-potty fabric nappies are one size fits most. In most of our ranges, Size 2 is our birth-to-potty size. For babies on the skinnier or chunkier side, we have selected ranges of Size 1 and Size 3 cloth nappies. For really tiny babies, we recommend our TeenyFit all-in-one nappy which fits from 5 lbs.

  • Wrap

    Wrap

    The PeeNut Wrap is the waterproof section of our two-part nappy system. During the day, pop in absorbent PeeNut Pads. At night, the wrap fits around the super-absorbent Bamboozle Stretch for a reusable nappy that lasts up to 12 hours.

    The wrap doesn’t need to be washed with every change. A wipe down does the job for 3-5 changes, making two-part cloth nappies a great option if your goal is to cut down on washing.

  • Pads & Boosters

    Pads & Boosters

    To make our two-part nappy, absorbent PeeNut nappy pads are placed inside a waterproof PeeNut Wrap. Two washable nappy pads (light and medium) come in a set to be used together or separately. A newborn isn’t likely to use both PeeNut Pads together, but an older baby who is sleeping through the night may benefit from a second pad.

    Use additional nappy pad bamboo boosters when you need to make a cloth nappy even more absorbent. Our boosters insert easily into all TotsBots reusable nappies.

     

  • Liner

    Liner

    Nappy liners make the job of poo disposal that bit easier! Pop a liner (either disposable or reusable fleece) into the cloth nappy before you put it on baby. At change time, remove the liner and tip any poo down the loo. Pop disposable nappy liners in the bin and wash fleece liners with your reusable nappies. 

  • Laundry Tabs

    Laundry Tabs

    All of our fabric nappies have fold-back laundry tabs so the velcro doesn’t get stuck together in the washing machine. Just remember to fold them back every time you change your wee one's cloth nappy and they'll wash up a dream!

  • What will I need to get started?

    What will I need to get started?

    You need around 15-25 nappies to use TotsBots cloth nappies full-time. This costs around £200-£300. Disposables can cost around £1,000, meaning reusable cloth nappies can save you approximately £700. Yay!

    Remember, it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Why not use one or two washable nappies a day and gradually build up a full-time stash? We have discounted cloth nappy trial kits available with code NNTK1, so you can give them a go for as little as £35. That's a whopping saving of 45%!

    Reusable nappy extras: Reusable or disposable nappy liners and a waterproof bag or lidded bucket to store nappies until wash day.