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"Cheap, versatile, effective and comfortable - I'm told…"
We have used Terries for all five children. Some have been wearing nappies at night at 6yrs+. We've rarely had wet beds, DS1 says more comfy than dipsosables, because much less plastic near his body. Bigger sizes available mean there is no problem fitting older children or with absorbency. I would not use anything else - and there's something special about a line of Terries in the wind!!Read moreLess
4 people found this review helpful.
"fantastic for nappy rash suffering babies…"
after tryin loads of branded disposable nappies, terry nappies have been the only ones not to give heer a nasty rashRead moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Too hard basket.…"
I tried as I was given them by a friend but definitely one for the too hard basket. They are supposed to be very absorbent but I couldn't fold them properly and thus got leaks. I binned them.Read moreLess
"The perfect nappy system. Not sexy or trendy but they…"
The perfect nappy system. Not sexy or trendy but they take you from birth to potty with no leaks and minimum cost.
There is never a problem with your terry not fitting properly as there are no fixed sizes as with shaped nappies - just adjust the fold or get it tighter around the legs. I've had horrible leakages of milk pooh from disposables, but terries are so absorbent that I can honestly say that we have never had pooh escape onto the baby's clothes.
In addition, they dry in the sunshine in a couple of hours, or indoors on a damp day without the heating on well with 24 hours.
Only downsides - can be fiddly until you've got the hang of it, and can be bulky while your baby is still small.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Once you get your head around the "origami" of folding…"
Once you get your head around the "origami" of folding it, this is a great nappy system. Super fast to dry, leakproof as it adjust perfectly to your baby (I have skinny ones, pre-folds were a poo leaking disaster). Cheap in comparison to other nappy systems. We use both cotton and bamboo. Cotton dries quicker while bamboo is more absorbent, perfectly happy with both.Read moreLess
"Quite high start up cost and are tricky to use…"
Quite high start up cost and are tricky to use at first, but you'll soon be experimenting with new folds. Over time the cost evens out and you will have saved plenty of money over disposables.
If your child wets the bed chances are they will be too big to wear them as nappies but they can be folded into a booster to use in otherwise not absorbent enough trainer pants.
They have plenty uses after after potty training too. Such as use on a second child and after your children have outgrown nappies they can be used as cloths.Read moreLess
"Brilliant!! Kite fold and nappi nippas contain breast fed poo.…"
Brilliant!! Kite fold and nappi nippas contain breast fed poo. Pad fold for older more 'solid' poo. Wash easily, dry easily...I fold my nappies before I put them away so folding becomes less of a hassle. I was given my terries - they are now being used on a fifth baby -just how cost effective is that! For a newborn I used poorer quality terries - so they are less bulky. Now using my better quality ones for my 13 month old. Night time I use a kitefold and a booster pad. My older daughter was at nursery so I used wraps for pre-folds (Ellie pants) - I put the folded nappy in them and then they could put them on as easily as a disposable...easier than shaped nappies and then wraps. I have used a couple of older ones cut up as wipes (with water). Hemmed with blue as nappy wipes, hemmed with white for face cloths/feeding. For poo bottoms I think they are better than any bought wipe - they are a bit scratchy so they clean 'weetabix' poo brilliantly....
They have lots of other uses as well - good for putting on a mat when changing small babies (better than cold plastic), and for letting them have a 'kick' on - with a thin plastic mat underneath absorbs any accidents. Have even used them to pad the wooden arms of a chair (under a throw) to prevent bumps...I couldn't imagine not having them! I prefer them to any shaped nappy I've tried (and I rented lots of different types to try them out). The only alternative would be prefolds...slightly less folding but longer to dry.Read moreLess
"Cheap and cheerful, a great standby for when the weather…"
Cheap and cheerful, a great standby for when the weather is bad and your other nappies aren't drying. can be folded in a myriad of different ways to suit individual babies size and shape, and can be boosted with microfibre inserts if required. Best used with a tight fitting wrap like motherease rikki or tots wrap.
Dry very quickly but aren't so great at containing breast fed baby runny poo.Read moreLess
"Bamboo terries are worth trying. I have been using them…"
Bamboo terries are worth trying. I have been using them for several months now and they are lovely and soft, dry quicker than a cotton terry on the line and are slimmer and yet more absorbant. I've used them pad folded in an imse vimse wrap for a whole day out with no leaks. They also nappi nippa well as long as you don't tumble dry them.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Very cost effective, quick to dry, not at all difficult…"
Very cost effective, quick to dry, not at all difficult to use after the initial couple of goes.
I found Little Ewe nappies very absorbent.
A good workhorse of a nappy and useful for other things too.Read moreLess
"Flat nappies are great - very cheap, and dry very…"
Flat nappies are great - very cheap, and dry very fast. Little Ewe terry squares are luxurious thick terry with lovely bindings.
It takes a little while to get to grips with folding, but is really worthwhile.
(If you dye them, you get a gorgeous rainbow effect on the line ;))Read moreLess
"Terry's are "amazingly cheap". "Used with an outer wrap, folded…"
Terry's are "amazingly cheap". "Used with an outer wrap, folded muslin square and fleece liner, they're perfect for newborns - you can fold them to fit really snugly with no leaks". "You don't need to use pins now we have the wonderful nappy nippas". What's more they are "less bulky than some shaped nappies and dry in no time" and "one size fits all". On the downside they're: "fiddly at first" and "not much good for an active older child". But hey you can have great fun folding them: "Origami with material!"Read moreLess
"They are much easier to use than they look and…"
They are much easier to use than they look and so much cheaper than disposable and shaped nappiesRead moreLess
"The more expensive terry nappies from Born (Kosi Nappy) are…"
The more expensive terry nappies from Born (Kosi Nappy) are much better than the ones from mothercare - they're slightly bigger, more absorbent and last better.Read moreLess
"dry quicker than any other reusable nappy, no need for…"
dry quicker than any other reusable nappy, no need for a tumble dryer, 1 size fits all, can easily adjust padding to suit, difficult to find place to fold nappy when using public changing facilitiesRead moreLess
"Brilliantly cheap and so very versatile, can be used as…"
Brilliantly cheap and so very versatile, can be used as floor cloths when kids are all grown up.Read moreLess
"If you can learn how to fold them so they…"
If you can learn how to fold them so they don't fall off I expect they're great. But I didn't persevere. Shaped ones are easier!Read moreLess
"the classis cloth nappy! terries are very cheap, and once…"
the classis cloth nappy! terries are very cheap, and once you have got the hang of folding them they are easy to use. Containment may not be fantastic on breastfed baby poo... but a good wrap will keep it all in!Read moreLess
"I've been a committed real nappy user and love shaped…"
I've been a committed real nappy user and love shaped nappies but have recently tried terries and taken them on a fortnights holiday and i have to say they are fab. They wash easily, dry quickly and can be used as a towel or a change mat, as well as a nappy.
At the end of the holiday my husband suggested that we sell our shaped nappies and stick with these - so they must be good!Read moreLess
"Cheap to use, snug fitting with a nappi nippa -…"
Cheap to use, snug fitting with a nappi nippa - no need for pins! Not as absorbant as some of the shaped nappies but overall a cheap system to use. We always have some terries ready for rainy days when I can't get the other nappies dry! Folding is tricky at first and there are lots of different folds, but fine when you get the hang of it.Read moreLess
"pad-folding makes them much easier to use - tho nippa'd…"
pad-folding makes them much easier to use - tho nippa'd folded terries are much cuter looking. last all night with no leaks - great to use when you've got the hang of them.Read moreLess
"I used these with my older son but not with…"
I used these with my older son but not with the younger one. It doesn't really take very long to get used to folding the nappy but the problem is really getting them on wriggly babies! Reliability (whether they leak or not) probably depends on how you fold them and what kind of wrap you use. they are definitely the cheapest and quickest drying option and have many different uses in our household now they aren't used as nappies any more.Read moreLess
"A bit of a faff, but cheap and quick to…"
A bit of a faff, but cheap and quick to dry and very handy for use as little bottom towels.Read moreLess
"Very cheap, quick drying, you don't need to use pins…"
Very cheap, quick drying, you don't need to use pins now we have the wonderful 'nappy nippas'. These nappies can be fiddly but the internet has a myriad of different folds to suit different ages/sexes which once you have practiced a couple of times becomes second nature. So far, the leaky nappies I've used have been disposable.Read moreLess
"i don't mind doing origami with them, we've got little…"
i don't mind doing origami with them, we've got little aids to help such as 'nippas' and a bag to keep the dirt ones in when we go out. i get a satisfaction hanging them on the line, they're environmentally friendy but best of all they're cheaper than disposables or other brands of all-in-one reusablesRead moreLess
"really cheap - but buy good thick ones. easily adjustable…"
really cheap - but buy good thick ones. easily adjustable for different circumstances eg over night, heavy wetting. Use with booster overnight and fleece liner. Not difficult to fold, even for husbands/friends. much quicker to dry than shaped nappiesRead moreLess
"Terrys nappies are fantastic if you like to help the…"
Terrys nappies are fantastic if you like to help the environment and save some money at the same time - I must have spent no more thanRead moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Used these with other wraps (motherease etc.) Ok, but preferred…"
Used these with other wraps (motherease etc.) Ok, but preferred shaped terry nappies- easier to use and more reliable. But they are still in use now, years later, for anything and everything!Read moreLess
"Excellent all round nappy. I know its old fashioned, but…"
Excellent all round nappy. I know its old fashioned, but at times there is nothing that will beat a terry for versatility. For overnight a Little ewe terry is superb and will easily last a heavy wetter. So many different combinations of folds means there is a right fold for your little one out there. They are so cheap to purchase too. And finally when your little one is out of nappies they make great polishing cloths and mopping up cloths. All in all SUPERBRead moreLess
"cheap easy system once you get the hang of folding.…"
cheap easy system once you get the hang of folding. great for holiays or if you wont have access to a dryer on wet days.Read moreLess
"Good value for money, quick drying and very practical with…"
Good value for money, quick drying and very practical with the invention of nappy nippas. The only real downside with terry nappies is the time taken to fold one. We use a combination of flat terries and tots bots with nappy nippas fixing both types on, and the same wraps over both. The smaller terry sizes can be used as boosters in bigger ones later on, or cut up and used as wipes. Would recomend Babeco terries from Bristol, now also available in bamboo.Read moreLess
"cheap easy way of doing reusuable nappies once you get…"
cheap easy way of doing reusuable nappies once you get the hang of folding.Read moreLess
"WAY fewer leaks than disposables. Quick drying, and cheap, and…"
WAY fewer leaks than disposables. Quick drying, and cheap, and quick to fold too. Very flexible, as you can choose the type of fold you need based on his age, size, poo amounts, speed of folding needed etc. And I just love them!Read moreLess
"I bought terries to try them out. John lewis ones…"
I bought terries to try them out. John lewis ones are very very good. They are absorbent and dry easy (air dried -abt 4 hours) they washed well at 60 and remained soft and i got 12 for 20!
The only problem was having to fold them and that they looked bulky on my tiny babyRead moreLess
"Definately the cheapest and most cost efficient reusable. If looked…"
Definately the cheapest and most cost efficient reusable. If looked after they'll last for more than one child and no need to buy bigger ones as the baby grows.Read moreLess
"My kids are 5 and 3, and there werent so…"
My kids are 5 and 3, and there werent so many spaped nappies on the market then, and I really couldnt affort what were. I found them easy as an old midwife showed me a pinless nappy which was great. washing didnt bother me and at least i never ran out. They potty trained really well too, i think it was because they learned quicker when they were wet, not like in desposables where they seem happy to lie in mess all day. They are still in great condition and washed really well, so i use them as dirty cloths for cleaning, but i could of used them on half a douzen more kids. The best thing was that unlike shaped nappies which you have to buy in sizes, these lasted from birth until potty trained, which ment 3 years per child, 6 years in total forRead moreLess
"They are less complicated to use than people think and…"
They are less complicated to use than people think and with the right wrap over them and pad folded they are as easy as any other nappy and dry alot quicker as it is only one layer. They last at least two children and are very absorbent if you buy good quality e.g from NappyladyRead moreLess
"cheap and cheerful and green too (if you dont use…"
cheap and cheerful and green too (if you dont use a tumbledrier!) easy to use with nappy nippers (no pins) and very reliable if you get a good wrap to go with your piles of terries (motherease rikki wraps have been brillant). quicker to dry than pre-shaped reusables. a bit of a struggle to get on when your tot is on the move.Read moreLess
"they may take a while to learn folds but once…"
they may take a while to learn folds but once learnt its simple.they are cheap,easy to wash and dry,reliable,easy to use but most of all cheap,cheap,cheap.even my husband has stasrted using them,getting over his folding fear.Read moreLess
"What a con the disposible nappy manufacturers have pulled. I…"
What a con the disposible nappy manufacturers have pulled. I used terries for my second baby with a small piece of thin, disposable liner and pull on plastic pants (less leaky than disposibles). Shook poo into loo, chucked nappy into bucket of Boots soak and when full threw the whole lot into washing machine on rinse cycle. Put them on the line still somewhat stained: they dried quickly on even a bleak day and miraculously turned white. Never had to lug packets of nappies back from shops. Used fancy origami on small baby, changed to kite for larger one. Because they are soggy and less comfortable than disposibles potty training was early and fast - lack of comfort is a real plus.Read moreLess
"terry nappies can be great if you know how to…"
terry nappies can be great if you know how to fold them to suit your babies shape, they are incredibly absorbant and can look very cute although there are obvious draw backs they can take a long time to master and it can take longer to put on a small wriggling baby then other nappies however they do not take long to dry and are very resiliantRead moreLess
"Quick to dry and one size fits all from newborn…"
Quick to dry and one size fits all from newborn to 2 year old. Great to think you never have to buy anything to do with nappies again. Save money by keeping out of the shops.Read moreLess
"cheap and easy to use once you get the hang…"
cheap and easy to use once you get the hang of it.. I use the small 40x40 for my newborn (now 3 months)simply folded into 3.. remember to change often (you can't leave as long as disposables... mind you I had leaky disposables when I used them!)Read moreLess
"why would you not want to use something that saves…"
why would you not want to use something that saves you so much money, is good for the environment and is best for your child?Read moreLess
"they take a bit of getting used too but once…"
they take a bit of getting used too but once youve mastered the folds theyre excellant.cheap to buy,wash and dry very easily.i find them as or more reliable as most shaped nappies just cheaper!Read moreLess
"Value for money = 0, as I wasn't able to…"
Value for money = 0, as I wasn't able to use all the ones I bought. Not absorbent enough for my heavy wetterRead moreLess
"Quick drying - infinitely adjustable - works as well as…"
Quick drying - infinitely adjustable - works as well as a shaped nappy as log as you invest in a good wrapRead moreLess
"They're very cheap and not too much work either. Although…"
They're very cheap and not too much work either. Although the folds may look difficult on paper, when you have a nappy in front of you they are very simple. There's nothing cuter than a baby with a big terry nappy bum!Read moreLess