When I was pregnant with Reuben I really wanted to use cloth nappies, but after sitting down and discussing it with my husband (who was not keen on the idea at all) we decided that it just wasn’t going to be for us. We wouldn’t have the time or the patience to soak cloth liners, going out and carrying around poopy liners definitely didn’t fit with our lifestyle at all.
When a blogger friend of mine wrote to me to introduce me to GNappies I was intrigued but honestly a little bit sceptical. I said we would try it out on Toby and I am so pleased we did!
The nappies can be used with either cloth liner inserts (making them more like traditional reusable nappies) or the amazing disposable, eco-friendly, biodegradable liner inserts that we have been using. With these inserts you have the wonderfully soft cotton outer of a cloth nappy (which is what drew my attention to cloth nappies with Reuben) but you have the ease and practicality of a disposable nappy too!
So how does the insert work? When baby needs changing you simply take the soiled insert out of liner, roll it up and pop it in the bin, or if you have a compost bin you can add it to the pile (wet ones only of course)! In all the time we have used these nappies we haven’t had any leaks onto the cloth outer, the liner pops out to rinse off anything that isn’t caught by the insert (we had a lovely bout of teething tummy upsets during using these!) and the outer is colourful, stylish and fun. The other thing I love about these nappies is that Toby can’t pull them off in the same way he can a normal nappy, he has to pull the whole pant down, which is going to make potty training so much easier, plus means we have less accidents when he has managed to sneak off and remove a nappy before he understands what he’s doing! Toby loves them too and if you hold up his GNappy next to his disposable and ask him which he wants, he points to his GNappy every time!
What makes these nappies unique is that they are a total hybrid between reusable and disposable nappies and I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough… it’s pretty certain to say that I am 100% converted to GNappies, now the only issue is choosing what colours and styles to order!
You can find out more about GNappies, how they work and why you should save yourself a fortune and convert to them here at their wonderful website.