Thanks to the wonderful owner of these brands, I have been sent three awesome nappies to try. They came to us at a perfect time as Charlotte has started to become a really big heavy wetter and our usual nappies just weren't doing the trick.
As you will know from my previous blogs Charlotte has severe eczema and cannot use disposable nappies as they irritate her skin. But where do you go when the nappies you have don't last an hour and your baby isn't ready for potty training? You shop for Bamberoos, Wonderoos or Real Easy.
Want to know why? Read more below:
So what is the nappy made of?
"The Real Easy nappy is constructed with a soft fleece lining to keep baby feeling comfy and dry, behind this is a sewn in microterry soaker pad (2 layers) to quickly soak up wetness and wick it away from baby. Behind this layer is an absorbent pad made from 3 layers of thirsty, trim organic cotton/hemp fabric."
This is a great nappy as its very thin on the bum but has amazing absorbency. You can even add extra boosters but this nappy really doesn't need it. I add an extra bamboo insert for nightime use and Charlotte's skin is always bone dry by morning. I love how the material hugs her skin comfortably and its so soft next to her skin.
Its easy to wash and dry too. I put it in my normal 60 degree wash with my other nappies and straight in the dryer. Comes out like new after each wash and amazingly seems to get more absorbent with each wash.
As well as great materials, easy washing and being hugably soft, there is also stunning prints on offer. My favourite is the Dinosaur print but I think thats because Charlotte roars every time she sees it :).
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Again this nappy is really easy to fit with a popper system and is lovely and soft inside. It is also very easy to wash and can be put in the dryer. This is another go to nappy for me. I always use it for bed or it we are going to be out of the house for a few hours.
This nappy is different inside to the Easy fit as it has two separate inserts which are included in your nappy packet. The great thing is they pop together really simply with poppers on the insert. You will notice there is a blue popper and pink popper, these are designed so that the insert is in the right place depending on the gender of your child, blue for boys and pink for girls. The blue one being slightly higher to prevent leaks.
So what are these inserts made from?
In your packet you will find a shaped microfibre insert which is intended for newborn babies and a a trifold bamboo insert, which is for older babies. I personally snap them both together as I find this is the most effective for Charlotte. Once popped together they just slide into the pocket and your ready to go.
Again you have a great selection of prints and solid colours to choose from. I love the way this nappy sits around Charlotte's legs. Again its so comfortable and hugably soft.
This may not be the prettiest nappy but it has amazing absorbency and the great thing is there is so much choice for wraps out there. I was sent a THiRSTiES Duo Wrap to try with this nappy which I have to say has took some time getting used to.
In the beginning, I could never fit it right and would always end up with gaps and find leaks, however after alot of practice I learnt that I need to line the wrap with with the Bamberoo, pulling it to ensure it would cover her legs before fastened and then I need to adjust the waist. Still it is not my favourite wrap in design or print but it does the job.
I also have little lamb wraps which are cheap and lacking in quality however with Velcro fastening they are slightly easier to fit and again do the job. The great thing about wraps is you can give them a wipe over and use them the following night and so don't need to be washed as much. Personally, I wash them nightly as with Charlotte weeing so much, I find there is a slight smell. Also gives me a great excuse to look at more wraps :). If anyone has any suggestions for wraps after reading this blog, I would love to hear about them.
So what are they made from?
"Bamberoos are made from gentle, soft bamboo fabric, with a layer of microfibre in the core, and come supplied with 2 loose inserts - 1 bamboo and 1 microfibre. "
I also add an additional bamboo insert behind the microfibre and bamboo insert that is provided with the nappy as I feel it gives extra security for Charlotte sleeping a full night with a dry bottom.
The only downside of me about this nappy is that she ends up with marks around her legs. This happens no matter how I adjust it. Charlotte does have sensitive skin, so that maybe the reason but don't let that put you off as this is the ultimate heavy wetters nappy.
My favourite thing about this nappy is its soft when you first get it and remains soft each time you wash it. Also like the others it washes at 60 and straight in the dryer. No meshing, easy peasy :).
Now here's your chance to win a Small Real Easy nappy. A small fits babies from 7-18lbs which is great for any new or expecting parents to start their collection.