Cloth Nappy FAQ
How many nappies do I need?
What type of nappy are Baba+Boo cloth nappies?
All of our nappies are the same type - pocket nappies. Each nappy has a pocket at the back, where you stuff the separate absorbent inserts. Pocket nappies are amongst the most popular type of cloth nappy because they are quick drying and easy to use. Plus you can change the absorbency according to your baby. There is no need for an additional wrap with our nappies. The outer is completely waterproof.
What size do Baba+Boo nappies start at?
Do I need an extra wrap with Baba+Boo nappies?
No. Our nappies come with 2 bamboo inserts and a nappy outer. This is all you need. No need to purchase anything extra. We like to keep it simple for you. Because using cloth nappies is really simple.
Should I buy newborn or one-size nappies?
Where do I store used nappies?
So what else will I need?
Nappy bags for when you are out and about to store wet nappies.
Nappy liners to line the nappy and catch the poop.
Are they hard work?
Do I need to change my baby more?
No. Change as you would a disposable. You will probably even find that you change your baby less. Cloth nappies are so absorbent and as long as there is no poop, you can get a fair while out of one nappy. You will get used to this as you go along and know when your little one needs changing. You will probably want to change nappies though, you'll be excited to get the next one on! Sounds daft but believe us, you will.
Do I need to use liners?
You won't need a liner but you may prefer to use one. Our nappies have a stay dry fleece layer, so it draws moisture away from baby's skin onto the insert. You may find it easier to use a liner when dealing with poop, as they catch most of it and you can just flush it away. See more details about liners here.
What do I do when I change the nappy?
When it comes to change time, undo the poppers on the nappy, tip any liner and contents into the toilet, take the inserts out and put the outer and inserts into your bucket or nappy bag. Then...forget about it until wash day!
What do I do with the dirty nappies?
Most mums use nappy buckets. These come with a lid and keep any smells at bay. Our starter kits are perfect to get started as they come with a bucket, nappies and other bits to get you going.
You could also use a large nappy bag. These are good if you go away on holiday too as it will save you taking a bucket, saving valuable boot space for the kitchen sink, which you need when you have a little one on board!
How do I wash Baba+Boo reusable nappies?
Each nappy comes with a handy manual with washing instructions. We suggest using a nappy bucket to keep them in until wash day, then you can wash them all at once. See our washing guide here for more information.
Do I need extra boosters?
Not straightaway. When your baby is really small, you will only need to use the one insert. However, as they grow, you may find that they are soaking through their nappies quicker. Try adding another bamboo mix insert and it should make a difference.
If you find that your baby is soaking through two bamboo mix inserts quickly, you will need to use some boosters. We have two options:
Microfibre - these boosters draw the liquid really fast away from your baby and could work really well with one of the bamboo mix ones.
Charcoal - perfect for heavy wetters, these boosters are the king of absorbency.
Can I use Baba+Boo nappies at night?
Yes. Lots of mums use our nappies at night. You will need to boost your nappy with extra boosters such as charcoal. Using boosters ensures that your little one isn't disturbed by being wet. Ensuring babies sleep as long as they can without being disturbed is always key. Always.
Get in touch if you would like any further help on using our nappies at night.
My nappy is leaking. Help!
Take a look at our troubleshooting guide here. If you need any more help, please get in touch straightaway. We will get to the bottom of it. Pardon the pun.