I’d like to talk more about cloth diapering here on SafeMama and to start, I want to introduce you to a company called Real Nappies! Real Nappies is a prefold cloth diaper system which are not only kind to the environment, they are easy to use. One of the main reasons people shy away from cloth diapering is that they feel its too hard or inconvenient and I can say, I’ve felt that way too. I never fully committed to cloth diapering for those reasons alone. In reality, the inconvenience factor is not all that accurate. Finding a system that works for you is more of the challenge.
Real Nappies cloth diapers include a cotton prefold cloth diaper (think of the cloth diapers we use as burp cloths) inside a waterproof Snug Wrap diaper cover. The Snug Wrap diaper cover only needs to be washed when it gets dirty. The cloth prefolds can be soaked for a few minutes and then added to your regular washing machine, and tumble or line dried. It’s really very simple to use and once you have a system in place, is no more a pain in the rear than using disposables (and keeping them stocked).
They provide complete kits – from birth to potty training – to start you off on your way to never having to buy a disposable diaper again. To use have all your prefolds folded and ready to use so when its time for a change you open up the diaper cover and swap out the dirty for the clean one and re-close the diaper cover (which utilizes a velcro closure).
Real Nappies equipped me with their Real Nappies Intro Pack which includes a cloth diaper, a Snug Wrap diaper cover and one of their handy Bioliner Diaper Liners.
Once assembled and on (which really is not a big deal at all) they fit comfortably and snug enough to ensure no leaking. They aren’t overly puffy like some cloth diapers can be. My son was comfy during its use and the cloth inserts wash up in a cinch. I keep a wet bag in my laundry room to collect wet cloth diapers and then do a wash every day or so. I really prefer the cloth prefold system to a pocket diaper simply because its less work and less laundry for me. It can be quite cost effective too. Real Nappies products are made high quality materials, and are backed by great warranty that extends to two children and applies to diapers and covers.
Real Nappies has so graciously offered one of our readers a Real Nappies Intro Pack to try out.
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Congratulations Jackie, commenter #3! Thanks to all who entered.