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 (AIO) Nappies

    All-in-One (AIO) Nappies

    An AIO might sound like a part in a computer chip, but we promise it’s a lot less complex. It’s our one-piece nappy that’s 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 stay-dry liner and baby. Job done!

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

    Why buy: Easy-on, easy-off, slim-fitting and fast-drying. Great for day-time!

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

    Perfect for: Dads, childminders and super-fast ninja nappy changes on wriggly babies 

  • Two-Part Nappies

    Two-Part Nappies

    Two-part 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 stay-dry liner and you’re ready to go. Choose the Bamboozle for unbeatable overnight performance and the PeeNut for slim-fit nappies and faster drying times.

    Why buy: Very absorbent, Bamboozles can last 12+ hours, great containment, perfect for night-time

    Top tips: Don’t forget the wrap! Bamboozles can feel saturated when full. Just speak to any sleep-deprived parent who has forgotten the wrap and woken up to a slightly soggy bottom — no leaks though!

    Perfect for: Heavy-wetters and parents with two in 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 enable you to make the nappy smaller or bigger. TotsBots will fit most babies from 8/9 lbs up until potty training at around 35 lbs. 

    In most of our ranges, Size 2 is our birth-to-potty size. Bear in mind 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. We use the best and stretchiest elastic, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit at all stages of your baby’s growth.

    Birth-to-potty nappies can also 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 nappies are one size fits most. For babies on the skinnier or chunkier side, we have our Size 1 and Size 3 nappies, available in Bamboozle Stretch and PeeNut Wrap. For really tiny babies, we recommend our Teenyfit Star which fits up to 12 lbs.

  • Wrap

    Wrap

    Our wrap is essentially the waterproof section of our two-part nappy system. During the day, pop in our PeeNut Pads to make up the two-part nappy system. At night, the PeeNut Wrap fits around your Bamboozle nappy.

    The wrap doesn’t need to be washed with every change. Quite often a wipe down will suffice for 3-5 changes, making this a great option if your goal is to cut down on washing.

  • Pads & Boosters

    Pads & Boosters

    PeeNut Pads are placed inside a waterproof PeeNut Wrap as part of our two-part nappy. Two pads (light and medium) come in a set, and they can be used together or separately. For example, a newborn isn’t likely to use both PeeNut Pads together, but an older baby who is sleeping through the night may benefit from extra absorption.  

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

     

  • Liner

    Liner

    Liners make the job of poo disposal that bit easier! Pop a liner (either disposable or fleece) into the nappy before you put it on baby. When it's time to change, just remove the liner and pop it in the bin. If you use a fleece liner, tip the poo down the loo and pop the liner in your nappy bucket and wash it with your nappies.

  • Laundry Tabs

    Laundry Tabs

    All of our nappies have laundry tabs to make sure the velcro doesn’t get stuck together in the washing machine. Just remember to fold them back every time you change a 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 20-25 nappies to use TotsBots cloth nappies full-time, which costs around £200-£300. Disposables can cost as much as £1,500, so cloth nappies really can save you from throwing your hard-earned cash in the bin — literally! 

    Choosing cloth doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Why not use one or two cloth nappies a day until you can gradually build up your full-time stash? We have discounted Trial Kits available with code WTRIAL so you can give them a go for as little as £25.

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