my dd is 1.5 y, we use cloth during the day. after much experimenting i found sandies organic the best. but anyway... my sis-in-law id having a baby soon an is keen to try baboo nappies. i remember reserching it before my dd was born and heard people complaining they going very hard in hard water (london). anyone had the same experience?
The bamboo are a lot less bulky than the cotton ones, plus the new bamboozles have a pop in booster so I use the booster at night and if I want a slim fitting look in the day I take the booster out. But there are less bulky nappies out there, not an expert I'm afraid!
Copied from another recent thread about bamboo nappies:
^Lollipop have a special offer on their bamboo nappies at the moment - just announced today to their advisors! They have teamed up their coloured bambo nappies with some of the funky Tots Bots wraps (the new ones that work, not the useless ones of the past!) 20 x size 1 or size 2 nappies, 6 covers and a roll of liners = £150
Or BTP set of 20 x size 1 nappies, 20 x size 2 nappies, 12 covers and 2 rolls of liners = £265
The mint nappies come with the Tots green wrap The teddy bear coloured Nutmeg nappies come with the orange Tots wraps.
Those are very good prices! I am happy to take orders ^
Bamboo stays MUCH softer than cotton in hard water areas. We have had to get rid of all our cotton nappies because they turn sooo hard in the wash. Still might not be super soft in London, but Bamboo is definatly the best option on the hard water front. It is also much more absorbant than cotton.
The best bamboo nappy I have come accross is the babyhinds bamboo birth to potty. It fits perfectly for both y 7 week old and my 17 month old and is fine for heavy wetters.
Clwt Twt nappies are brilliant too, I love these. We have bamboo ones with cotton outters, but the size 2s are a bit bulky for some reason, even though the small ones are nice and slim! Maybe I have 2 different versions as they were all preloved.
I don't have any myself but Upsy daisy bamboo nappies re meant to be excellent. I have some of their soy nappies and they are by far my most absorbant nappies.
Is French soy terry something you consider? This is the best in my opinion, above bamboo, but it depends on your budget as they can work out expensice as only Upsy daisy sell them so far and they don't do birth to potty sets or anything as they are WAHMs rather than a big company. You could get small ones though, then sell them and use the money to buy they next size? They sell on VERY well - the preloved ones have bought have been almost full price and they usually sell within hours of the seller advertising them where as bamboozles don't sell on very well - I recently bought some for £1.50 each!
Oh and meant to say that soy is really soft too, softer than bamboo. I have very hard water (outter london) and wish I could afford to have all my nappies in soy, but have a mixture of soy and bamboo for now.