• Sarah from Cloth Tots

Why you should try different cloth nappy brands?

Updated: Jan 17

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of looking after my gorgeous niece, the daughter of our ClothTots co-founder, Lucy. As it turns out, she's a "heavy-wetter", with a tiny waist, and a big appetite for water. Plus, she's a she. All these minor differences added up to us having a few leakages in my son's nappies.

This is why it is so important to try different brands and styles of reusable nappies. The closure style, absorbency, and waterproof cover all combine to create the perfect, personalised nappy for your tot. Which means that some brands will be more suitable to some tots than others. Using a Nappy hire service, such as the packages we offer, is a great way to experience a number of brands and styles.


So what can you do to get your perfect nappy:

  • Check the fit:

All nappies fit differently. this can be due to their closures, or by-design. Some are trim, some are bigger. There can be quite a lot of discrepancy. But there are a few basic checks you can do, if you're having leaks, time to check the fit, particularly around the thighs. Pull the nappy through your tots legs stretching the elastics into the leg crease to get a close fit around the legs. Make sure you can fit 2-fingers into the waistband . And perhaps most importantly make sure you tuck any absorbent material into the waterproof shell.

When you're new to cloth nappies, getting the right fit can be a bit daunting. That's why our nappy hire packs come with all the information you need to get started, including a fit-guide.


  • Check the absorbency

As you are probably becoming aware, there are a few different styles of nappies (if you're new to this, check out our