“ We’ve been using cloth nappies for just over a year now. Arthur was 18 months old when we got them. In that time Arthur has now fully potty trained (including night time) and now Freddie is in them! I remember spending so long […]
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The lovely people at TotsBots kindly sent us one of their award winning Easyfit v4 reuseable nappies to review.
We have the ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ design which is based on the nursery rhyme and it is very cute!!
Tots bots have the liner attached already and they come with an additional booster liner for extra absorbency use that pops on, very easy! (A little more about the liners in a moment!)
PUTTING THE NAPPY ON
Putting this nappy on is super quick and easy!
There are poppers to adjust the height/length of the nappy.
At 22 months (and around 12kg) Arthur is big enough that we do not need to use any of the poppers (so he’s on the biggest setting)
The width of the nappy is adjusted with hook and loop (Velcro) and stretches and wraps round to give a lovely fit. This makes doing it up as quick and easy as a disposable nappy, in fact TotsBots describe this nappy “as close as cloth gets to disposable”.
The hook and loop fastening is much stronger than the tabs on disposable nappies though making it harder for your baby to remove their nappy (Arthur used to love taking his disposables off especially at night which can have messy consequences!!!)
Most of the time I’ve used the nappy just with the attached liner. I’ve added the additonal liner a couple of times. Obviously, with the additional liner in the nappy is bulkier. I found it a little harder to get as good of a fit with the extra liner in but I think this would just be down to practice!
The TotsBots Easy fit v4 is a really lovely nappy and I love the design of the one we have been sent! Makes me sing the nursery time every time I put it on Arthur!!!
The stretch and wrap means that the fit is really good which also ensures there’s no excess bulkiness!
They are generally more compact then our baba&boo nappies which adds to the lack of bulk of them, it could be a problem for particularly tall or big babies but at 22 months there’s still room to grow in them for Arthur so can’t see that it would be too much of an issue for most babies!!
Arthur is definitely super comfy running around in his nappy!
I think my favourite feature of the TotsBots Easyfit V4 is their new ‘binky’ liners! They are a combo of mega absorbent bamboo and soft fast drying minky!!
It’s nice to have these combined and they are very good!
So far I’ve only used our easy fit during the day so can’t comment on it’s overnight absorbency but I’m sure with the additional liner that comes with the nappy it would be totally fine!
Being as it’s so hot here Arthur sleeps just in a nappy 99% of the time. With the fastening being Velcro style I’d be a little nervous of Arthur taking the nappy off in the middle of the night. Obviously, this wouldn’t be a problem for most people as they’d have pjs on their little ones!!
There are little tabs on the Velcro fastening to make sure to make sure that it doesn’t stick to other things in the wash….they work great!
The nappy washes up perfectly. The ‘Binky’ liner dries nice and quickly too!
So all in all I think that this is a really great nappy. For us, as I mentioned above, we will probably stick with it as a day time nappy, but it definitely is perfect for that!
DISCLOSURE: I was sent this nappy by TotsBots for the purpose of review, however all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!
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 […]
Using cloth nappies is something I’ve gone back and forth in my head about since before Arthur was born.
Now almost 17 months later, I wish we had invested from the start!
The reason we never did it was, it is such a pain to get stuff delivered here. Let alone expensive, and we had no idea where to start. We were worried we would not get on with them!!
Also, we already had no idea what we were doing with a baby let alone trying to get our head around all the options and decisions for cloth nappies too!!
However, looking back now, I am pretty cross at myself for not taking the plunge sooner.
It’s so hot and humid here, I think about just how much nicer it would have been for our little guy having all natural materials instead of plastic. I’m sure the disposables cause nappy rash because of the heat.
Of course, another benefit is how much cuter he’d looking roaming around in a little cloth nappy, there are such lovely colours and patterns available!!
Living on a small island, rubbish is an issue! Right now in Seychelles, rubbish is disposed in a landfill. Switching to cloth nappies would obviously be a way for me to lessen our household contribution to this!!
I am seriously looking at going down the cloth route now, I am not sure if it will make any financial sense now, but surely it will be better for Arthur?!!
If you have any advice or recommends about starting with cloth nappies for toddlers I’d love to hear!!