My hubby and I have decided to go the cloth route which I said I would not do but here I am. Anyway, looking in tescos and online, the tots bots really appeal to me, both in all in ones and the two part.
Just wondering, how have people found this brand and if it is a good way to go?
Both Tots Bots and bumGenius are popular brands. However, please don't buy more than one or two of any one kind of nappy because all babies different so not all cloth nappies will suit all babies. You wouldn't go out and buy enough Huggies to last until 2.5 years old from newborn so don't do it with cloth nappies either
I'd definitely recommend trying a Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretch and the Tots Bots wraps for over them are pretty good (although not on my list of favourites). Easyfits are great too. bumGenius pockets are very popular, as are their all in ones (the Freetime and the Organic/Elemental, so you wouldn't go far wrong buying one of each to try. I know it sounds faffy having several different ones but it's the safest way to go!
If you're looking at one-size nappies, they're unlikely to fit properly for the first 4 weeks or so, so you'd have time to try things out gradually anyway, unless you also want to buy smaller newborn sized nappies.
I agree with both of the above. I would try a few just to see what fits your LO. I made the same mistake and brought all BG Flips and ebay cheapies, neither have been great for us. My favourites are Tots Bots easyfits and I really wish I had tried them in the beginning, would have made reusables that bit easier
I didn't start with Ari until 4 months so went straight to BTP (one size). With this baby I will definitely start earlier (I have all my stuff and know what I am doing) but haven't decided whether to start from birth or do a few weeks of sposies yet.
Back to the question: I love love Easyfits (Tots Bots AIO). I have the v2s which you may have seen on sale in tesco, and find them great though they are not stay dry so need a fleece liner to keep baby's bum dry. The new v3s have just come out, not sure if they are in Tesco yet and I am keen to try these. I have tried stretchies so can't comment on them.
TB Easyfits area major part of my stash along with Bumgenius v3/v4 and old sized AIOs (now replaced by the Freetime), Blueberry pockets, ebay cheapy pockets, Econobums (prefold and wrap) and Fuzzi Bunz pockets. I am also keen to try the new generation Close parent Popin. Definitely get a few different things to try. For instance I also have Itti Bittis, MiniLala and Cushie Tushies in my stash which I am not getting on with for different reasons and plan to try and sell on in the next couple of months.
For newborns there are some very cute AIO nappies but if you're wanting the most reliable option I would go for fitted nappies with wraps. There's no folding (although terries are pretty good if you don't mind that, and really not difficult to learn) and they are great at containing newborn poo.
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