Bear & Moo Newborn Cloth Nappy - Mint Gingham
Our reusable Newborn nappies are soft, all in one, double gusseted with adjustable domes for comfort.
Made with five layers of absorbent bamboo charcoal and microfibre, available in a range of prints.
Why Choose Bear & Moo Modern Cloth Nappies?
- Five layers of built in absorbency – three of bamboo charcoal and two of microfibre
- Our newborn nappy is designed to fit up to approx. 5kg
- Double gussets to help keep bub clean and dry
- Adjustable domes to ensure the correct fit
- Top dome to allow space for the umbilical cord
- Reusable nappies are a better choice for the environment
Our Bear & Moo Newborn Nappies are an all in one cloth nappy, so no inserts required.
Absorption varies because every baby and child is different.
Getting started with cloth nappies doesn't need to be difficult. I know there's a lot of information out there about the 'right' way to do things, and if you want to follow that path, go for it!!
I'm going to try and bring it right back to the very basics below, to take away the fear around using cloth ... because it's not as hard as it sounds. I promise.
Ok, I've got my nappy. Now what?
The first thing you'll want to do is pop it in the washing machine. Doing this before your first use means you're getting rid of any residue from the manufacturer and helping with the absorbency. So just throw it in the next wash load you do to prep it.
Done that. I'm ready to go!
Awesome! If you have a stash of nappies, the first thing I'd recommend is when they come in from being washed, put the inserts in the pockets so you're ready to go. That way when you have a wriggling baby you're not trying to stuff an insert as well as dress your little one!
It seems too big, or too small?
See those domes on the front? You can adjust those to fit. So you can close them up tighter both length and width wise to give the fit you need.
It's been a few hours and bub is wet. So what do I do?
Firstly, change their nappy (obviously!). But then you just take that nappy and put it in an empty, dry bucket. And leave it until you do a nappy load in the washing machine.
What if it's poo?
Pretty much the same as above. Start by flushing the poo down the toilet like you would (or should be doing) for a disposable nappy. Give the nappy a quick rinse to get off any extra poo, and pop it in the dry bucket.
Should I be adding anything to the nappy? Cleaners? Bleach?
Nope! Nothing. Seriously. A dry bucket is the best place for your nappies while waiting to be washed.
What about washing? How often? What do I do?
I would recommend washing the nappies every 2 - 3 days. Much longer than that and they may start to smell a little. And how? Easy. Throw them in the machine, add your normal laundry liquid or powder (I prefer sensitive), and run them on a warm cycle. Don't add any fabric softeners or extras, and don't add more liquid or powder than needed.
How do I dry them?
On the line is ideal. Sunlight is perfect for getting out any last stains. You can throw them in the dryer if needed ... just don't make it too hot for the outers.
I like this ... how many more nappies do I need to buy?
That's up to you. If you want to do nappies full time, you might need around 20 nappies. It depends on how often you want to wash them, how many kids you've got, and how often you find you're changing your little one.
This is great but I don't want to do full time. Is that ok?
Of course it is! I still don't do cloth nappies overnight ... it doesn't work for me. And sometimes during the day, or if one of the kids is sick, I'll put them in a disposable. I'm not perfect, and no one is expected to be. But every time I use a disposable, I remember it's costing me about 45c ... so I have to really want to use it!!