This review is by the lovely Sarah-Jane, who had no previous experience of using night nappies on her children. It is a fantastic insight into just how easy it can be to commence using nappies overnight.
Review of Close Pop-In with Night Booster
By Sarah-Jane, Mum of 18 month old Zoe and five year old Belle
I’d like to say I’d used cloth nappies on a regular basis but that might be a slight exaggeration. True to say I was slightly hesitant about trailing a night-time cloth nappy. I’d heard the modern cloth nappies were a far cry from the old pieces of terry towelling our mum’s used on us and the designs I’d seen on the modern cloth nappies looked so adorable.
I thought the night nappies would be handy and easier for me to incorporate into my routine but I had some concerns. If they didn’t work effectively they might interrupt my 18 month old baby’s full night sleep and she had only recently started sleeping in past 5am!
When the cute designs arrived they looked so gorgeous I couldn’t wait to see what the nappy looked like on my little girl. It was fairly straight forward with the little press studs inside allowing me to put together the comfy layers of fabric (including the Pop-In night time booster) that would form my daughter’s night nappy and (hopefully) keep her clean and dry throughout the night.
I put her in the nappy and made sure it was adjusted for a comfy fit. It looked a little bulky in comparison to disposables but after the normal bedtime routine (teeth, story with sister and cuddles) my little darling was all set for sleep.
I had no problem settling her into her sleeping bag and cot. I checked on her a few minutes later and breathed a sigh of relief when I found her sleeping soundly.
I was super happy (as my five year old would say) that little Zoe slept through the night and woke at a reasonable hour, smiling and ready to face the world. Well, 6am is reasonable for a Mum with kids under five, right?
I quickly checked my little one’s sheets and sleeping bag and they were all dry. On removing the nappy I found the outer shell was completely dry. The layers inside were very wet which was fairly typical for my child at night. The odour was a slightly stronger than that of a disposable nappy but probably to be expected considering how wet she was during the night.
After removing the nappy and undoing the press studs I simply placed it in with the next load of washing that morning and a regular dose of liquid laundry wash, then onto my usual line dry. The cute nappy dried quickly and came off the line clean and fresh.
Since then I have become a bit of a cloth nappy convert. I still use disposable more often than I want to but I like knowing these easy to wash beautiful cloth nappies are always on hand and I don’t have to run out to the shops to get them.
Now I still use cloth nappies at night and for day sleeps. The beautiful fabric and cute nappy designs means I don’t have to rush to change her before the school run to pick up sister, if she sleeps a bit later than normal.
In the long run cloth nappies will not only reduce landfill and smelly nappies overloading our rubbish bin, they will also save me money even if my child is only in nappies for another year or so.
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