Baba and Boo new collection 2016 *plus giveaway*

The Baba and Boo new collection has officially launched!

If you know us, you’ll know that we are huge fans of Baba and Boo cloth nappies, so I couldn’t have been more excited when some brand new fluffy mail came through the post.  The lovely Eve (founder of Baba and Boo) had sent us a couple nappies and a new nappy bag from their shiny new collection!!

There are 5 great new designs to choose from, take a look at Rio, Hot Air Balloons, Elephants, Harlequin, and Under the Sea – anyone else getting a Summery travel vibe here?

 

Baba and Boo reuseable new collection 2016 new collection plus giveaway

Baba and Boo new collection 2016

Baba and Boo new collection 2016

Baba and Boo new collection 2016

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There are SO many reasons why we love Baba and Boo cloth nappies…

They are easy to put on, hard for little people to take off, chemical free, easy to wash, super reliable.  I could go on, but I’m not too ashamed to say that one of the main reasons I love them is that they are without doubt the best looking nappies on the market!
With lots of bright colours and beautiful, bold prints, their new collection has certainly not disappointed
 

As part of the launch of their new collection I’ve teamed up with Baba and Boo to offer you a chance to win a cloth nappy in my favourit of the new collection, the  beautiful under the sea design.  We love this nappy, it’s so bright, cheery and will totally add a splash of the Seychelles into your life!
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For a chance to win this little beauty, enter here

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Freddie is 3 months old

Freddie is three months old!  We fall more and more in love with this amazing little guy every day! He has well and truly stolen our hearts!

3 months old.
Weight: 6.2kg

Freddie is seriously the most smiley happy baby I’ve ever come across.  His smile is amazing, I don’t know if we can officially call it a laugh yet but he really does get so excited and it totally does sound like he’s laughing at us!!  Here is our little smiler at Halloween this year.  Can’t believe Arthur was in that same little skeleton costume 2 years ago, it’s gone by so fast!!

Freddie is 3 months old

We are using cloth nappies in the day time all the time now, he looks so cute in them!  Its nice to be using so much less disposables.  I’m sure we will switch to cloth at night time soon as well.

This last month Freddie has generally been waking up once in the night. We have been so impressed with his sleep.

He had his three month check up.  He’s putting on weight like a little trooper the nurse was super impressed with his size! Such a amazing feeling to know that my milk is doing him so much good.
He had to have his first injection too (well since the one he had at a couple days old in hospital).  It was not nice at all, poor little guy really screamed.  The good thing was that he didn’t seem to suffer too badly following it.  His fever was never really bad, something I remember Arthur had quite badly, but he was quite grumpy.  We kept him dosed up and his sleep wasn’t disrupted which was a relief!  It also didn’t take long to get our happy little man back!

Freddie was a super lucky baby this past month and had his first boat trip!  Not a bad first experience on a catamaran sailing on the Indian Ocean!!  I’ll be writing more about that soon!

Seychelles catamaran boat trip

Freddie and Arthur get closer each day, check out this months update on their relationship if you missed it!

I am so proud of how Freddie is fitting in with our little family it really is like he’s always been here. I’ll be back with another update next month!

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Baba&Boo cloth nappies review

So it’s been about four months now since we received our gorgeous Baba&Boo cloth nappies, and since it was our first time using cloth I thought I’d do a review!

Baba&Boo cloth nappies review

*please note Ive not been paid or compensated in anyway in return for this review all opinions are my own!*

What I loved about Baba&Boo right from the very very beginning was how helpful and approachable everyone was.
Having never used cloth before I had lots of questions.
I was referred to the lovely Sue, who couldn’t be more reassuring, helpful and just lovely!  She made me feel really comfortable with making my selection.
Since the nappies would be coming such a long way to us here in Seychelles this was incredibly important to me, I really wanted to feel confident in what I needed to order!

For me personally, I think this made so much difference in taking the leap into starting with cloth nappies!

We were told that around 15-20 nappies would be good for full time use and to try a few bamboo inserts for night time boosting!

We ordered 15 nappies (each comes with two microfibre inserts), 6 bamboo inserts (for night time use) and 1 large nappy bag for storing dirties until wash time!  I loved that each nappy already came with inserts it made it very simple to order!

When our nappies arrived (baba&boo ship worldwide!) we were instantly excited!  The colours and patterns were so bright and funky we couldn’t wait to start using them!

Baba&Boo cloth nappies review

As much as I wanted to get going straight away I was sensible and pre-washed them to help with absorbency.  I think I pre-washed them 4 times, back to back cycles and then line dried them.

PUTTING THE NAPPIES ON!
So I was a little worried about getting this bit right.  Honestly I massively over complicated it all in my head before they arrived!
It was not difficult at all though.  There are lots of poppers on the baba&boo nappies but don’t let that scare you, you really don’t have to do too much!
There are essentially two stages:

Baba&Boo cloth nappies review how to use

Baba&boo cloth nappies review

When I put them on for the first time I realised when I got Arthur down off the changing table they were a little loose around the top so adjusted them quickly and really easily and he was good to go!!
This was a big reason I wanted to switch to cloth in the first place…..I found that all disposables, even ones that claimed you could readjust the tabs never worked as well if you didn’t get it bang on first time and then you had a poorly fitting nappy that would leak in no time!

I like that these are all poppers as it means you are going to get the same fit every time!!
Arthur is big enough now that we don’t pop any of the ‘height’ poppers shut.

LOOKS
As soon as Arthur had his nappy on, we were in LOVE!  He looks so so cute in them!!
Living here, Arthur pretty much lives in just a nappy year round and so it’s so nice to see him in a funky and fun nappy rather than an ugly disposable!!!
I really think that Baba&Boo have the best looking cloth nappies around!!

Baba&Boo cloth nappy review

Something I wasn’t sure about was whether he would still fit in his size shorts (when he does wear them!) or if we would have to go the next size up due to bulk!  We have not found this to be the case at all!
Actually we don’t really notice any difference as at the moment during the day Arthur just has one liner in and so they really are no more bulky then a disposable.
Even with two liners in we can’t really notice a difference under clothes!

ABSORBANCY
I found that right from the first time we used them the nappies were a lot more absorbent then I thought they would be!  The bamboo liners took a little longer to reach their full absorbency but Sue had told us that this would be the case so we were prepared!
We found that after around 8-12 washes all our liners were great!

NIGHT TIME
I think we waited around a week before we decided to take the plunge and try our Baba&Boo cloth nappies over night!  This was mainly due to having some disposables left over, but also as I was nervous about disrupting Arthur’s sleep!!

For a night time nappy we use one microfibre insert and two bamboo inserts!  It does 12 hours no problem!!!

WASHING
I have been so pleased with how our Baba&Boo nappies wash up, they are still looking brand new!
Of course we are at an advantage living somewhere as warm as we do, however, they do dry nice and quick on the line!
To wash Baba & Boo nappies you take the liners out and chuck them all in the machine! Having the liners seperate to the nappy helps with the drying time!
With 15 nappies we are washing every other day which works totally fine for us.

So that’s my review of Baba&Boo nappies! As you can tell I’m pretty much in love with our Baba&Boo nappies!

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Our new cloth nappies {The Ordinary Moments 15} #2

So I wrote a post a little while ago about wanting to switch to Cloth nappies.   After lots of research and recommends from some lovely bloggers, we took the plunge! We ordered our nappies with Baba & Boo and they arrived this week!

It has been a few days of using them now and I am honestly so happy we have switched to cloth…I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner!  In a way, it already feels like we have been using them forever!

First of all, and of course most importantly, Arthur seems really really comfy and happy in them. This was the main reason we wanted them. We’ve has problems with disposables for a while now due to the heat, so we are so happy that the switch seems to be helping!  We went down to the beach to have a little run around, they even appear to be splash proof!!!!

Baba&Boo Cloth Nappies

Baba&Boo cloth nappies

Baba&Boo cloth nappies

Baba&Boo cloth nappies

Second of all, he looks ridiculously cute in them!

Baba&Boo cloth nappies

Thirdly, we don’t need to worry about whether or not we will be able to get the disposables we want (it has been an issue for us here!)

And lastly, they are not scary, at all!! They are super easy to use and to wash. I was honestly a bit scared about dealing with a dirty one but it’s totally fine, really!! We’ve even done over night, and no leaks (phew!).

As regular readers of my blog will know, Arthur pretty much lives in just a nappy and so I’m so happy that now he will be in these little beauties instead of just normal disposables! I love our new cloth nappies!!!

This is definitely a very ordinary moment, because let’s be honest, we are talking about nappies here!!! But, at the same time I think it is going to make a huge difference to us!!

 

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