Best Reusable Nappies in 2021
Updated 17/11/2020 – Sasha King
Nappies are an absolute necessity when you are having a baby until you get your little one potty trained. This means your household budget will also significantly change. In fact, according to experts from the Money Advice Service, parents in the UK spend a monthly average of £23.52 on nappies alone (and this statistic was in 2018)!
Relatively high cost is probably the reason why cloth or reusable nappies have sprung back to life. Ask your parents (or grandparents), and they’d probably say you were raised on reusable nappies. They would also tell you that it costs them way lesser amounts than what you are currently (or about to be) spending on disposable nappies.
Of course, other than the apparent savings, reusable nappies are also more environmentally friendly compared to non-biodegradable disposable diapers.
Things to Consider When Buying Reusable Nappies
Since the comeback of reusable nappies, there have been so many types and brands now available in the market. So how do you choose? Below are some of our tips, followed by our list of the ten best reusable nappies available in the UK for 2021.
Your Reason Going Reusable: If savings are your primary incentive, old-fashioned cotton terry nappies are the way to go. However, if convenience is more relevant to you and the other carers of your baby (i.e. grandparents or childcare), you may want to go for the more modern, reusable nappies.
Sizing and Durability: Are you looking at one that will last your baby until they are older and can even be used with your other kids? Most reusable nappies come in one-size-fits-all sizes for this purpose. However, it can be too big for younger babies, or too small for bigger ones. You also want to check the make of the elastic for the all-in-one nappies as these tend to wear off quickly.
|Bambino Mio Miosolo All-in-One Cloth Nappy||Best product||9|
|Babygoal Baby Cloth Diapers||Premium product||8.9|
|Littles & Bloomz Reusable Pocket Cloth Nappy||Value product||8.9|
|Pop-in Newborn Nappy||Best for premature & newborn babies||8.8|
|Teamoy Reusable Swim Nappy||Best reusable swimming nappy||8.8|
|Alva Baby Cloth Pocket Diaper||Best in design variability||8.6|
|Jobebe All-in-One Reusable Cloth Diaper||Best for night-time||8.6|
|TotsBots EasyFIT Star Reusable Nappy||Best eco-friendly material||8.5|
|Lictin Washable Potty Training Pants||Best for travel||8.2|
|Petit Lulu Pull Up Cloth Nappy||Best for potty training||8.2|
1 Bambino Mio Miosolo All-in-One Cloth Nappy
Bambino is a British brand specialising in reusable nappies and its accessories. Their award-winning Bambino Miosolo all-in-one cloth nappy is our top pick on our best reusable nappy list. The features below will justify why.
First off, the nappy comes in a one-size design, which ideally means it will grow with your baby from birth until their toddlerhood. It comes with adjustable poppers and secure velcro closures to ensure a suitable fit for your little one. However, Bambino has aptly put a disclaimer that this is not a 100% guarantee, due to the varying range of babies’ shapes and sizes.
The Miosolo comes in a range of vibrant colours and designs, to complement your little one’s outfits. It is made of water-resistant and stretchy fibre to accommodate your little one’s wide range of activities.
Its unique feature is the pull-out tab system, that allows easy removal of the core from the nappy, making your washing and drying time such a breeze. Putting and securing the core back in place is also convenient thanks to the integrated tuck-in pockets.
Finally, it has a fold-back laundry tab feature that not only protects the velcro closures but also saving you from having to untangle a chain of nappies from the machine or from having to clean any other materials stuck onto it. For more changing products, check out our guide on the best potties and get a potty training reward chart to go with it.
2 Babygoal Baby Cloth Diapers
Babygoal is a Chinese retailer of reusable baby nappies and associated accessories. The Babygoal Cloth Diapers feature a double row of snap closures, to ensure you find the proper fit for your little one. Multiple adjustable snaps are spread throughout the nappy to help you adjust the size as your little one grows older.
It has a waterproof exterior, and a suede lining, which is excellent for wicking away moisture from your little one’s bum. You also get bamboo inserts to help keep your baby’s bottom dry. Also, the diaper design integrates a leg gusset and pleated elastics to ensure maximum protection against leakage.
The Babygoal cloth diaper is also designed with a wide pocket opening with a secure elastic closure to make it easy for you to insert and remove the inserts.
The Babygoal Baby Cloth Diapers is significantly more expensive than the rest of the reusable nappies on this list. The package does include six nappies, six inserts, and six bamboo wipes. So if you don’t mind spending a bit more for the above convenience, the Babygoal can be a reasonable reusable nappy option.
3 Littles & Bloomz Reusable Pocket Cloth Nappy
Littles & Bloomz is an Amazon retailer specialising in reusable nappies, nappy inserts, and potty training paints. Their reusable pocket cloth nappy comes available in a wide range of colours and design options, and you are sure to find one to fit your baby’s character and your style.
It comes in a one-size-fits-all size with many poppers spread across the outer fabric to allow adjustment as your baby grows older and bigger.
The inner lining is made of fleece, which is lightweight and does a great job of wicking moisture away from your baby’s bottom. The outer shell is a waterproof, laminated polyurethane, to help keep your active little one dry.
These reusable diapers come with integrated pockets for ease of putting in and removing inserts, which you can buy together with the nappy or separately.
If you are looking for relatively affordable reusable nappies that have the essential features, the Littles & Bloomz reusable cloth is the cheapest diaper on this list.
4 Pop-in Newborn Nappy
Best for premature & newborn babies
Pop-In is another Amazon retailer of various baby products, including reusable diapers, bamboo wipes, car seat protectors, and activity mats.
The Pop-In Newborn Nappy comes in a range of vibrant colour options, featuring various animals and prints. It has a soft and elastic waistline that is contoured to sit under the umbilical cord, an essential feature especially for newborns in the early days and weeks as their umbilical stumps don’t fall off until they turn around two weeks of age.
It has multiple popper adjustments and a double leg gusset to ensure a snug and comfy fit even for the tiniest babies.
It also comes with removable soakers made with a combination of bamboo and viscose, to ensure quick absorbency, keeping your little one’s bum dry, resulting in a happy baby.
All these features make it the ideal choice if you are after a reusable nappy for a tiny baby, such as a newborn or a precious little one that decided to come out early.
5 Teamoy Reusable Swim Nappy
Best reusable swimming nappy
Teamoy is yet another Amazon retailer; however, their product range span across ages, from baby gear through to adult bags and accessories.
The Teamoy Reusable Swim Nappy features multiple popper snaps, to allow you to adjust the diaper’s size according to the size of your baby.
It comes with Lyra bindings on the legs and the waist, to ensure a secure and stretchy fit for your little one. This feature also makes changing your baby before and after a swim quick and convenient.
The inner lining fabric is a soft and breathable polyester mesh material, which suits a baby’s sensitive skin.
It has a waterproof outer layer which is perfect for a day out in the pool or along the beach. The Teamoy Reusable Swim Nappy range also comes in a wide range of patterns and designs, so your baby can swim in style.
6 Alva Baby Cloth Pocket Diapers
Best in design variability
Alva Baby is a China-based online retailer of baby products from nappies to bibs to other accessories.
The Alva Baby Cloth Pocket Diapers comes in an extensive range of colourful design choices from plain coloured ones, to vibrant animals, flowers, characters, and patterns. They have the most design option choices, so if the design is of particular importance to you, the Alva range is probably your best choice.
Functionality wise, this diaper range has the standard multiple snaps for size adjustments, including a hip snap to prevent the diaper wings from drooping.
It also has elastic legs, to ensure the comfort of your little one whether active or asleep. A waterproof nappy is also great for using on top of disposable diapers, such as for nighttime wear, to give added protection from leakage.
7 TotsBots EasyFIT Star Reusable Nappy
Best for night-time
TotBots is a UK-based company founded by a husband and wife in their attempt to come up with a more sustainable and environmental-friendly solution for the nappy needs of their growing family.
The TotBots EasyFIT Star Reusable Nappy range is TotBots award-winning product. It has a hook and loop feature for secure fastening and closure and adjustable poppers to grow with your little one.
True to the company’s mission and vision, the standout feature of this product is its use of 100% recycled polyester yarn for their waterproof outer material. TotBots prides themself in the first company globally to have come up with this design. If you care about your nappy’s environmental impact as much as TotBots does, this is a no-brainer option for you.
Other features include a stretchy leakproof waist, an extremely absorbent bamboo fabric core, and leak protection zone to ensure your baby stays dry and comfortable.
8 Jobebe All-in-One Reusable Cloth Diaper
Best eco-friendly material
Jobebe is also an Amazon retailer focussing on the reusable baby nappy niche. The Jobebe All-in-One Reusable Cloth Diaper comes in eye-catching, brightly-coloured patterns.
It has multiple snap adjustments to ensure the diaper fits snuggly on to your little one. It also has a pull out function that allows you to remove the lining out for quick and easy cleaning.
The standout feature of the Jobebe nappy is its inner layer made of charcoal bamboo, which is not only natural but also has antibacterial properties. Another standout feature is its three layers of microfiber inserts, which is excellent for added absorbency for lengthy periods between a change, such as during nighttime or long trips.
9 Lictin Washable Potty Training Pants
Best for travel
The Lictin Washable Potty Training Pants come in vibrant, fruit-themed patterns that look super appealing. It comes full of easy snap-poppers for easy size adjustment as well as for quick snapping on and off.
Although it’s meant to be a one size nappy range, it is recommended for babies from 3.6 kg up, so they may not be best for younger or smaller babies.
In terms of the inserts, you can place them directly onto the interior of the nappy or tuck it inside the easy-insert opening.
The Lictin Washable Potty Pants are perfect for a day out as they come with a carry bag that matches the design of the diaper.
10 Petit Lulu Pull Up Cloth Nappy
Best for potty training
Petit Lulu is a Czech company and started as a mother sewing reusable nappies for her first child. The nappies soon gained attention from friends and family, until the founder posted it online where it gained traction on the global market.
The Petit Lulu Pull Up Cloth Nappy is designed with convenience in mind. It is more of a cover as opposed to a nappy, so it’s more suitable for toddlers in the potty training stage. Its pull up concept makes it easy to pull the nappies on and off, and even your toddler can do this.
It can still be used for younger babies; however, because it has a medium to wide fit that is great for covering reusable or disposable nappies. It has a snug fit fleece leg ensuring your baby’s comfort and also provides additional leak protection.
Although the Petite Lulu is not a one-size-fit-all nappy, it comes in three size choices so that you can find one that better suits the size and age of your bub.
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