We understand that cloth nappies can seem confusing at first. But it doesn't need to be this way! The great news is that once you actually start to use reusable nappies, you'll realize that they are much easier than they first appear.
To get started with reusable nappies you will need:
Storage for dirty nappies
Wet bags or a nappy bucket. You just need something large enough to store your wet nappies in until wash day. When you’re out a wet bag is super handy so you can store your wet nappies in the bag until you get home.
Inserts are reusable absorbent pads that can be used inside your nappies to give them a 'boost' of absorbency when you need it. These are useful to have around. We have found Bamboo or Hemp will provide the best absorbency.
You will need somewhere between 15-20 reusable nappies if you choose to do this part time. We would advise starting with 20-25 if you plan to use cloth nappies full-time. You can always add more nappies to your stash if you find you are running out between washes.
Once you have your new nappies, you will need to wash them first. This helps to remove any residue from the manufacturer and helps with the absorbency.
Bear and Moo have an easy step-by-step fit guide to help you determine the right nappy fit.
Bear & Moo have created a simple step-by-step washing guide for soiled nappies.
Find what works best for you and your baby by experimenting with different approaches. One suggestion is to use cloth nappies when you're at home and opt for disposables when you're out and about.
We're curious to hear about your experiences with cloth nappies, whether you're a seasoned user or currently testing them out, let us know how your journey is going so far.
Check out our collection of Bear & Moo reusable nappies.