Sunday, 4 May 2014

The End of Real Nappy Week

Today marks the last day of Real Nappy Week, it wasn't at all what I expected, in a good way though.
Well here are the last two nappies we received from -

Grovia All In One is what the name suggests, an all in one nappy. There is a sewn in Cotton pad, with a popper on the end so you can add additional boosters. There is a choice of 10 different nappies, 5 with designs on and 5 plain ones, but different colours. We received the 'Drift' design.  The nappy closes with poppers, and is the only one where the flaps will be on the inside of the nappy rather than on the front. There are poppers down the front for adjusting the size. The inner body of the nappy is 100% Organic Cotton, and the nappy outer is 100% Water Resistant Polyester. I found this nappy to be very similar to the GroVia Hybrid apart from the Hybrid has the inserts and the All in One has a sewn on piece.

Last but in no way shape or form least we tried Tots Bots V4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the designs of these nappies, they are all nursery rhymes, how cute is that!? We received 'Hey Diddle Diddle'. The nappy is made in the UK and is Oeko-Tex certified, which means every stage of production is environmentally friendly. The nappy comes with an extra booster. Both the booster and the 'pad' of the nappy consist of different fabrics on different sides. The side which touches your baby's skin is blended cotton and bamboo, whereas the other side is minky, which is a very absorbent material. Since the minky does not touching you baby's skin it means the wetness is kept away from their skin. We received disposable liners, which makes the removal of solids a lot easier. The liners are biodegradable and can be flushed away, which made me decide to try this nappy when we were out and about, and it was so easy to use, I simply popped the liner into the toilet, then put the nappy in the wet bag to take home and wash. Tots Bots V4 is a one size nappy, which should fit from 8lbs to 35lbs, with poppers down the front to adjust the size and it closes around the waist with a hook and loop fastening (what we would call Velcro). When we used this nappy we used the additional booster and it was great, very absorbent. I found this nappy very simple to use, and it is clear that this one is my favourite.

This post marks the end of our Real Nappy Week journey. It wasn't at all what I expected, firstly I expected to have old Terry Nappies. After I received all the nappies I was very, very confused about what to do with them all, but once I got stuck into using them they were actually quite simple, although I may be getting some of the terminology wrong when writing it all down. I was really surprised as to how much I have enjoyed using them all. I will definitely continue using cloth nappies, although it won't be 100% of the time, such as days out, or trips away, etc, but that's just because of the convenience of not having to carry extra around with us.

☺ Save a lot of money, although initially buying the nappies may be costly but you will save in the long run.
☺ The prints and colours of the nappies are really nice
☺ More environmentally friendly
☺ Easy to wash

x Can be awkward when out and about or going away - don't think I could have coped with them when we went to Scotland
x Extra washing

If you have any question about anything cloth nappy related I recommend speaking to a a nappy guru. I spoke to Sarah who is lovely and full of information about cloth nappies. She told me that if you are to use cloth nappies exclusively you will need 15 pocket nappies or 20 all in ones.

Also there is a week left in the giveaway with a chance to win a £50 to spend at, you can enter here.

- Disclaimer - I was sent these nappies for the purpose of trying them out for Real Nappy Week, all words and opinions are honest and my own.


  1. I'm really glad to hear you have enjoyed your journey into cloth nappies and will continue to use them. I agree that the TotsBots prints are just awesome!