Modern Cloth Nappies

How long will my cloth nappies last?

This is a great question and one that I am always asked.

Sorry, there is no definite answer to this question.
It depends on

  • BellaBott Banners_1600x1000px_4how quickly your child grows;

  • how many times you wash and wear your nappies over a set period of time and;

  • how you care for your nappies.

From my personal experience it is so unpredictable to know exactly how long your BellaBott Fitted Nappy will fit on your child.
Let me give you two completely different examples with my two children.
My daughter, affectionately known as Poppet because she is very petite, at 16 months and 9kg could still wear a BellaBott Infant nappy. For the first 5 months she used BellaBott Newborn nappies and then was in a BellaBott infant size. At 14 months I decided I would graduate her into crawler sized nappies even though she could still fit in an infant nappy at this time.
My son, affectionately known as Bruiser because he is built like a front row forward could only wear his BellaBott newborn nappies for the first 10 weeks. The BellaBott infant nappies lasted until approximately 5 mths … he was 10kg at this stage! He then graduated into multi-fits and will continue to use these until he no longer requires nappies.
So as you can see it really does depend on every child!

BellaBott Multi Fit Nappies have been designed to fit from 4kg.
Your newborn may fall within the weight range but you may find that it is a little bulky on your baby until approximately 6-8 weeks of age when they start to fill out. Until this time, the nappy may not be a perfect snug fit particularly around the legs so I do recommend teaming our Multi Fits with Newborn nappies to get you through this newborn phase.

Another thing to think about is if you are only using 6 nappies consistently then they are going to ‘wear’ a lot quicker than if you are rotating 18 nappies.

Be aware that if you consistently use the drier and chemical washing detergents then your nappies will begin to deteriorate faster than one that is being washed using natural detergents and being line dried.

BellaBott nappies are made from exceptional quality materials so you can be assured that you will get a great return on your investment.

From my personal experience, I am still using my original BellaBott nappies after 3 years and 2 children, they are still working very well!

Feel free to share as this may help someone you know make their decision.

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