The Real Nappies Difference
Nothing is more precious than your wee baby, we totally get that and we totally agree, which is why we’ve designed Real Nappies to be as natural as possible.
What are Real Nappies?
Real Nappies cloth nappies consist of a natural cotton prefold cloth nappy insert against your baby’s skin inside a waterproof Snug Wrap nappy cover. The Snug Wrap nappy cover need only be washed when soiled, typically every two to three nappy changes. See more on what makes up a Real Nappies Nappy further down.
Different Sizes for a Better Fit
Babies are all different shapes and sizes, and just as adults can't fit into a size that's too big or too small for them, babies can't either. Beware of one size fits all nappies that supposedly adjust to fit babies from birth to potty training. No single nappy can adequately address the needs of a tiny delicate newborn and a growing, boisterous toddler.
The four different sizes means you get a snug slim fit without any extra bulk at all ages and stages. A newborn in a one-size-fits-all design is generally saddled with a very bulky, often leaky, awkward and uncomfortable nappy, while on the other hand a toddler is left with one that is less than adequate. Using the correct size nappy will ensure a comfortable and leak-proof fit.
Plus, it means you can mix and match. So, if your baby still wears a Infant Snug Wrap, but needs a bit more padding, match it with a Crawler prefold. That way you can mix it up to make sure you get the perfect fit.
Quick Washing and Drying
Gone are the days of unpleasant and laborious scrubbing of cloth nappies. With Real Nappies it takes a few minutes to soak them before adding them to your regular machine wash load. In fact, you don't even need to soak them if you don't want to, just bang into the machine and turn it on.
Being two separate parts - a Snug Wrap cover and a Prefold inner, means the washing and drying is easier. The Snug Wrap covers can be used again and again and don't have to be washed after every change, cutting down on the washing load compared to nappies that have the cover included in each nappy. The Prefold inner is easy to hang out and drys very quickly. We have found the Real Nappies nappy cover and cloth prefold system means the nappies dry quicker than the All-in-one or Pocket variety.
Öko-Tex and CPSIA Certified
Our beautiful cotton inserts are Öko-Tex certified and all our products exceed CPSIA safety standards.
Öko-Tex ecological standards involves rigorous testing for over 100 harmful substances. You can rest assured that Real Nappies cloth nappies are free of chlorine bleach, plastics and chemicals, and won’t irritate your baby’s sensitive skin.
Our products exceed the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) standards, meaning that your child is in safe, laboratory tested and certified products.
Unique 2-child Guarantee
We are the ONLY reusable nappy company in the WORLD to guarantee our nappies through two babies*… why do we do that? Well, because we believe in them, we stand by our products and have built them to last : ) See our Terms and Conditions for more on our guarantee.
What makes up a Real Nappies Nappy
Soft Absorbent Natural Cotton Prefold Cloth Nappy
Real Nappies use premium quality 100% natural cotton fibre for superior softness, absorbency and durability wash after wash. The natural soft cotton cloth nappies are comfortable to wear, breathe naturally, and are certified to the highest Real Nappies cloth nappies endure rigorous machine-washing and tumble-drying without tearing, shredding, pilling or losing absorbency. In fact, Real Nappies cloth nappies actually ‘quilt up’ and get fluffier with each wash.
Real Nappies cotton cloth nappies are prefolded which means the prefold cloth nappies’ 3 panels are folded and sewn together each having up to eight layers for superior absorbency. The Real Nappies prefold cloth nappy is thicker in the middle to offer more absorbency exactly where it’s needed without it being bulky. They can be folded in a variety of ways to accommodate boys, girls and smaller babies as required, and ‘boosted’ with optional booster pads for heavy wetters or night time use.
Snug Wrap nappy covers
The Real Nappies Snug Wrap nappy covers is as quick and easy to use as a disposable nappy. The quality velcro tab closures won’t lose their grip with repeated use and the elastic at the waist and legs ensures a snug comfortable fit without ever sagging. We use Velcro instead of domes to give a better fit, and Day Cares prefer Velcro too as it’s quicker and easier.
Because the Snug Wrap nappy cover only needs to be washed if it gets soiled, and the individual cloth nappy inserts and Snug Wrap components dry quickly, with Real Nappies you need only half as many nappy covers, which is a significant cost saving considering that a baby will average about six changes a day and a newborn baby needs changing eight to ten times a day.