Reusable nappies- the journey begins!

Now that we’ve had a couple of months for Edith to settled into our lives, we’re going to start trying out using reusable nappies.

In Edith’s first few months, she was getting through about 8-10 nappies a day however, now she’s sleeping for longer stretches a night and we are more savvy about when to change her we’re down to around 6 per day. Hence our decision to wait to start using reusables rather than using them from birth. Even so reducing this waste will make huge difference.

We are really lucky that we can try with little commitment as we’ve been given a huge stash of reusable nappies including liners, covers and a full briefing by a lovely generous Crafty Sew&So customer who saw some of my previous plastic-free living blog posts and wanted to support my explorations. She used them with both her 2 girls.

So instead of doling out £15+ per nappy we got the whole lot free! So we have to at least give them a try!

The “kit” consists of multi size outers which are made from PU laminated to polyester padding. They include lots of poppers to resize the nappy as she grows and a pocket to insert separate washable liner core.

This is called an all-in-one reusable nappy system – which i have been assured is as easy to use as a disposable! The onesize nappies should last from birth to potty training. The size of the nappy can be changed using the adjustable poppers and hook and loop fastenings.

The water resistant outer fabric shell is stretchy to cater for even the most active babies.

Most of the nappies we have been given are plain but there are some with really cute designs on.

The Bambino Mio range includes some lovely prints

Like disposables, a concealed absorbent core and stay-dry inner layer keep moisture away from baby’s delicate skin, leaving it cool and dry.

We were recommended to add an extra thin bamboo liner which holds solids and can be flushed down the loo.

The used nappies can then be stored in a specially designed bin with a mesh bag liner. When full, the bag can be removed and the whole thing can be put into the washing machine.

Sounds simple and mess free right?

We’ll see…!