To be honest when I had my children I didn't even consider cloth nappies, the thought of using pins to secure a nappy sort of frightened me as a first time mum. I was one of those mums who was scared at first to hold my baby in fear of dropping them so I definitly didnt want t go anywhere near them with a pin. I talked myself into it being ok to use disposable nappies as I was also a busy working mum and would need the convenience of disposable nappies, and the time I saved washing would give me more time with my little one. Up until this point I only thought there were 2 options with nappies, disposable and cloth with pins.
Then I came across a business called Hippybottomus that designed cloth nappies that weren't only easy to use < button clips not pins, but they are also great for the environment.
We tried the nappies and loved them instantly. My little one was a lot more comfortable in them then the disposables. I had noticed that from time to time my baby would get a little red around the sides of hips where the sticky tabs where on the disposable nappy but using Hippybottomus nappies stopped this.
I thought that using cloth nappies would be a lot more work, but honestly it isn't and the money you save on buying disposables is so worth it. We were spending at least $30 a week on nappies. Now the money we save on disposable nappies we can use on other things for our little one.
I love that the Hippybottomus nappies comes in a load of gorgeous colours and are super soft and absorbent, but what I love even more is for every nappy you buy Hippybottomus also donates a nappy to a child in need around the world < how awesome is that! You can read more about their "YOU DONATE WE DONATE" initiative here.
Some of the awesome features of Hippybottomus are:
Natural fabric – against the skin is a layer of white bamboo fleece, which is anti-bacterial (& mildew resistant), has great ventilation, helps reduce odours, and is really soft. It is also anti-pilling and anti-fuzzing, so it washes really well. This fabric is far superior to the synthetic fabrics generally used in stay-dry nappies. It is also known to generate anions, which are very beneficial to bub’s health (they activate the bodies cells, purify the blood, help tiredness, calm the nervous system & improve allergies)
Stays dry against the skin – Bamboo micro-polar fleece has the ability to draw moisture away from the skin, keeping your baby dry and helping prevent nappy rash. All moisture is drawn into the insert.
Pocket design – a removable insert is placed inside the shell which allows you to separate the two parts for thorough washing and to speed up drying. It also allows you to add an extra insert or two of a nighttime to increase absorbency (meaning no midnight nappy changes).
Highly absorbent – each nappy comes with one insert which is made up of 2 layers of bamboo fleece and 3 layers of microfibre, which are both highly absorbent fabrics.
Waterproof – the combination of the layer of PUL (polyurethane laminate) and the polyester outer makes this nappy as waterproof as they come, so no cover is required. From our previous nappies we have concluded that this is the best outer fabric in terms of containing moisture and preventing wicking.
Fast drying – the fabrics that make up the nappy allow it to dry extremely fast (1-2 hours with wind and sun and within a day if not).
One size fits most – each nappy can be adjusted to fit from birth (3kg) through to toilet training (17 kg) so there is no need to buy a whole new set of nappies as your baby grows. There are also two rows of snaps for a snug fit around the thighs and the waist as your baby grows. The snaps are also nice and sturdy so won’t catch in the wash or wear over time like velcro can.
Easy – no folding or pins and no soaking is required (see how to use for more info) which make our modern cloth nappies just as easy to pop on as a disposable and really simple to wash (especially if you use a flushable bamboo nappy liner to collect the solids).
Great price – one of our main objectives at Hippybottomus is to provide an affordable price whilst maintaining the quality. We do this by keeping things simple, doing all of our web design and marketing ourselves and by only taking a very small profit margin. As an Australian company we also offer quick and friendly customer service and advice.
We highly recommend if you have little ones in nappies to give Hippybottomus a go, you wont be disappointed!
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