Welcome to the world of reusable nappies for newborns

Welcome to the world of reusable nappies for newborns!

If you're a new parent, you may be wondering which options are the best for your little one. In this blog, written by our Newborn Nappy Expert Rebbeca, we'll take a look at some of the popular newborn reusable nappies on the market, as well as the pros and cons of each. Bex has clothed both her babies from birth so lets check out her top recommendations!

First up, we have the Bear Bott newborn nappy. This nappy is perfect for small babies (fitting from around 5lb) and is super slim and has great containment. It may not be the best option for very heavy wetters as its so teeny it doesn't have much room for boosting. It's an all-in-two design, which is a cost-efficient option, dries quickly and gives the choice of 2 insert types, stay dry or fleece topped bamboo (for more absorbency)

Next, we have fitted nappies. One popular option is the Little Lamb Newborn nappy , which is great for tiny or premature babies as it can be made very small. As fitted nappies are absorbent all over they do hold more than an all-in-one (AIO) all-in-two (AI2) or pocket nappy and they are good for containment. This nappy does require a nappy nippa or nappy pin to fasten it and waterproof cover and because they are very absorbent they take a while to dry.

Another option I recommend, and probably the most popular for newborns are Muslins or terry nappies, which is a budget-friendly way to cloth and dry really quickly. They require a nappy nippa and wrap like the fitted I mentioned above and boosters can be added easily if you have a heavy wetter.


Lastly, the Motherease Sandys was a personal favourite it mine. It has great absorbency, but boosters can be added. It has poppers so no nappy nippa is needed, and it is a fitted nappy for good containment. Like the others it requires a wrap.

When it comes to wraps, the Petite Crown Newborn Keeper, Motherease Airflow, and Bells Bumz Z wraps are popular options. The Petite Crown Keeper is fitted, so it's great for newborn poo. The Motherease airflow is designed to be baggy so if you are using it over a fitted always size up to get longer out of each size. It does not have rise poppers but comes in multiple sizes and has magic binding. However, it can sometimes go rough in hard water. Lastly, the Bells Bumz Z wrap is similar to the Petite Crown Keeper wrap and although not a newborn wrap it has poppers to make it fit from birth. It's worth noting that you may need to size up on some wraps depending on what nappy you use as the bulk will vary.

In summary, there are many options to choose from when it comes to reusable nappies for newborns. Each one has its own pros and cons, so it's important to consider your own needs and preferences when making a decision. With proper care, these nappies will last you a long time and multiple babies.


If you would like more help on starting your cloth journey we recommend filling in our nappy questionnaire and Amanda will be in touch recommendations tailored to your needs. You can also drop us an email at hello@pumpkinbrown.com or hop on over to our online community The Pumpkin Patch for advice.