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Newborns, Heavy Wetters & Nighttime!

Newborns

The fear of many parents is that OSFM/Onesize nappies will absolutely swim on their newborns, however keep in mind they do grow quickly! If you're expecting a small newborn, there are some brands of OSFM (one size fits most) nappies that will fit a newborn more reliably than other, but sometimes the best option can be nappies designed specifically for newborns.

If you are after a nappy that fits neatly and contains well (newborns are notorious for explosive runny poos!) we recommend the Bubblebubs Bam Bams nappies. Use these in conjunction with a gussetted Bubblebubs cover, Rumparooz cover or a Thirsties Nappy Cover for a snug fit. The Bubblebubs BamBams give a trim fit, and are even able to fit well past the newborn stage, on many babies.

There are also some great Newborn All-in One nappies available including Tots Bots Teenyfits, Bumgenius and Grovia Newborn nappies. These are simple, easy to use and fit newborns beautifully. Rumparooz little Joey's are also a very popular (and cute!) option.

An economical option for cloth nappying your newborn is to use Prefolds with a cover. While the fit may not be as neat and snug as a fitted nappy, they will do the job and save you more money.

Be sure to also check out Nappy Packages section - buy in bulk and save $$ on any of our nappy styles from fitted nappies to prefolds and covers. We have a Newborn Starter package which has a variety of the best nappies for newborns and enough for 12 nappy changes!

Heavy Wetters

If you have a heavy wetting bub on your hands, look for nappies/inserts which use Bamboo or Hemp in their absorbancy, as these are more absorbent than cotton or microfibre alone.

We've found that Close Pop-In Bamboo, Bubblebubs Candies & Bumcheeks minky nappies all very absorbent, and have worked well with my little heavy wetter! 

Rumparooz pocket nappies stuffed with both their microfibre inserts or bamboo inserts, are also a great option.

If you already have some pocket nappies(any brand!) try stuffing them with an extra bamboo or hemp booster for your heavy wetter, you may find that will do the trick.

If you have a SUPER heavy wetter, often the best leak proof solution can be a fitted nappy with a cover (PUL, wool or fleece). This is because the whole nappy is absorbent, not just the inserts along the centre of the nappy. We have some great fitted nappy options for heavy wetters, and can recommend the Baby Beehinds Bamboo as a top 'One Size' option. Teamed with a cover these works really on heavy wetters! Bubblebubs Bamboo Delights fitted nappies are also great (and have the most gorgeous soft bamboo velour!). These are also designed to fit birth to potty.

If you would like some more advice on brands/styles that might suit your bub, please email us, we are happy to help!

Nighttime

We have a few great options for night time when you need your nappy to go the distance.

Some babies who are light to medium wetters, don't necessarily need a dedicated night nappy, often, adding an extra booster to your babies current daytime nappy may be all that is needed.

Why not try a pocket?  Use a Rumparooz nappy or Bumgenius 5.0 or one of the other pocket nappies and BOOST (especially with bamboo boosters - it really holds on to liquid)!  And if that still doesn't work - pop a cover over the top (that's what I've done!)

Or try the new Grovia ONE nappy. It's getting rave reviews for overnight.

Fitted nappies with a wool or PUL cover over the top are great for medium overnight wetters. The Baby Beehinds Bamboo  are excellent for nighttime (or daytime!) and are great with a wool cover such as the Baby Beehinds or EcoPosh Wool covers. If you prefer you could use a PUL cover instead, Thirsties  nappy covers are a great choice.

If you have a heavier wetter you may need a dedicated night nappy.

We  recommend: the Baby Beehinds Bamboo one size fits all nappy with a booster or their specialised Night Nappy - they come complete with 2 x different boosters and up to 23 layers of bamboo fabric in the wetzone.  Add an extra bamboo fold up and pop a Baby Beehinds or EcoPosh Wool Cover over the top! If you prefer not to use a wool cover we have great range of PUL covers, including Thirsties or Bubblebubs

We also now stock the highly rated RAWr Stuff n Snap night nappies. These nappies have a built in waterproof cover, and are a fantastic night option getting rave reviews (and proving very popular!) They come in larger sizes too, which suit older toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Boosting

Need extra boosting at night? 

Try the Baby Beehinds Fold Ups - so easy to use, so versatile and very absorbent.

The Flip organic nighttime inserts are also fabbo!   You can use these inside a Flip cover, along with another Flip day time or stay dry insert. You can also pop the Flip nighttime inserts  inside your Bumgenius Elemental  for a excellent night time solution,or even inside another pocket or AIl in 2 nappy (you may need to use your nappies current insert/s at the same time to make sure you have enough absorbency)

Also try using a bamboo prefold in your pocket nappy too!