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Do not iron, bleach or tumble dry.
Are reusable nappies easy to use?
Yes! We know lots of parents expect reusables to be complicated and hard work but we’ve designed ours to be simple. They’re super absorbent to reduce the chance of any leaks, and once used you can wash them in the machine. They are made from durable fabrics to easily wash and dry, and depending on your little one’s needs you may choose to also use boosters and liners alongside the nappy.
“I was initially a little nervous to try and imagined it would be a little complicated, fussy and messy but it was the complete opposite....we love it! It’s so soft to the touch, beautiful to look at and incredibly absorbent.”
What type of reusable is the Kit & Kin cloth nappy?
Ours is an all-in-one nappy, with a double gusset. The inner layer of our Tencel and hemp core pulls out for easy washing and drying. With an adjustable Velcro waist and poppers, you can adapt the size of the nappy to fit your baby as it grows.
Can I use them from birth?
Absolutely, our nappy is one size fits all and is suitable for newborns (8lbs/4kg+) all the way up to toddlers. This is thanks to the handy poppers and adjustable velcro waist which means the nappy will always fit your baby’s shape as they grow.
How should I wash the nappies? Do they need to be washed before use?
Yes, the nappy should be washed before use to increase its absorbency and of course between uses. We recommend machine washing them at 30 degrees with a non-bio powder, as this will protect the longevity of the nappy as well as our planet, but you can also wash them at 40 degrees if you wish. We do not recommend washing at 60 due to the eco materials in the nappy - the hotter the temperature you use, the shorter the lifespan of the nappy. However, if you feel the need to wash them at 60 if your baby has been unwell, you should do this on a delicate wash with no other items in the machine. Fabric softener or conditioner can reduce the absorbency of the nappy so do not use these. Make sure the drum is no more than three quarters full when loading. Always pull out the inner towel to ensure the best possible wash, and stick the velcro tabs together before placing in the machine – this will stop the velcro catching on the nappy.
How should I dry the nappies?
We recommend air drying our nappies, ideally with the inner fabric exposed to direct sunlight as the sun will naturally bleach the material and speed up drying time. When hanging the nappies to dry, make sure the inner towel is fully pulled out to allow them to dry as quickly as possible. Always keep garments separated to allow air circulation and faster drying. Do not dry directly on a radiator. The nappies should not be tumble dried, ironed or bleached.
How many nappies do I need?
This depends on whether you will be using reusables on their own or as part of a mix with disposables, so it very much varies from person to person. You will also need to work out how often you will be washing the nappies as this will affect how many you need - most people tend to do a wash every couple of days. As a guide we’d recommend around 15-20 nappies if you are using them full time, or 8-10 if you’re using them part time. We created three super cute animal designs so you can rotate prints depending on your preference.
How often should I change the nappy?
This will vary depending on your baby and how old they are, but generally we would recommend changing the nappy every 2-4 hours during the day.
Should I use a booster or a liner as well?
The nappy alone is super absorbent, but you may wish to also use boosters and liners to help make nappy changing even easier. If you're looking for extra absorbency, then our plant-based boosters will add an additional layer and allow you to change less frequently. Simply place the booster on the lining of the nappy, and when it comes to washing you should follow the same instructions as the nappies.
Our biodegradable liners are designed to contain solids and prevent heavy soiling of your nappies. Again, these should be placed on the inner lining of the nappy, but unlike our boosters, they are disposable - when the nappy is ready to be changed, lift the liner up carefully and throw away. Do not flush the liner down the toilet.
If you're new to cloth and unsure if you need the accessories, we'd recommend giving them a go, as they should help you find the process that works best for you and your little one.
What should I do when out and about?
When changing your baby’s nappy on the go, simply store your used nappies in our handy nappy wallet, which helps make nappy changing quick and simple. The looped strap allows you to fasten it to a buggy handle so it’s always easy to reach, and it’s fully machine washable - once you’re back home you can place it straight in the machine.