I have recently completed my cloth nappy stash… for the moment.
I’m not sure if there is anything more exciting than getting something in the mail, correct me if I’m wrong. So getting your nappies from a courier is an exciting moment, and possibly even reason enough to break out the happy dance!
The last 2 deliveries I received mark the end of my nappy buying days for the moment. We have what we need and should be good for a long time now.
I have found the solution that works the best for me and I am so pleased with it. I don’t get any leaks, the nappies are on for between 2 and 3 hours and the washing routine is easy to maintain. I use pockets during the day with 1 microfiber insert and 1 bamboo insert. After my most recent cloth haul, I now have a total of 17 day nappies and 3 night nappies.
Here is a rundown of my entire cloth stash:
7 x Baby Castle Pockets
10 x Bumblebee Babies Pockets
Where is number 10 you ask? On the bum of course!
3 x Biddykins Hemp Fitteds & Covers
1 x Bumblebee Babies Swim Nappy
1 x Heart Bunny (Large) & 1 x Baby Castle (Small) Wetbags
The large wet bag was custom made for me by Heart Bunny. I use it to store my dirty nappies in before they get washed. The straps are detachable so that I can clip it onto my towel rail. The smaller wet bag lives inside my nappy bag and it is the one I use when we are out and about.
There are minor differences between these 2 brands of pockets. I find the Bumblebee Babies (BB) PUL to be more stretchy than the Baby Castle (BC). The BC bamboo inserts are thinner than the BB bamboo inserts. I think this is because they are only 3 layers of bamboo as opposed to 4, but I could be wrong.
You can also see here that the BB insert has lost it’s shape a bit, which is not great, but it doesn’t affect their use . These 2 brands of nappies are extremely similar and I love them both, but I find myself leaning towards Baby Castle as my preference. I like how trim the inserts are and I find them slightly easier to stuff.
I also have 3 night nappies and covers. These are hemp fitteds with 2 hemp inserts and 1 bamboo insert with a feel dry fleece layer. These are working so well for me. We actually only use 1 of the hemp inserts with the bamboo. We haven’t had any leaks and they are sometimes on for up to 13 hours, so they are doing very well. I would suggest buying 4. I feel as though we are 1 short since I wash every 2 days, but it is manageable.
Here is a list of the links to follow to find the websites/facebook pages of the companies we bought from.
Hope you found this post helpful!