Lollipop bamboo are filled with microfleece so they dry much quicker than a pure bamboo nappy - just as absorbent and very soft and squdgey. Come in cream, mint and nutmeg (Think cuddly teddy bear bottom!) Buy them from the Lollipop website - check out their special offers on the homepage for oloured nappiea and wraps - www.teamlollipop.co.uk or find your local advisor so that you can see them in the flesh first.
I use modern baby pop-ins, they have 2 shaped bamboo pieces that popper into the wrap, and then you can unpopper them again when you dry them. They are much faster to dry than for example bamboozles, because they are much flatter. No fleecey bits, but you could just use a fleece liner. They are really slim fitting as well. The wrap does up by velcro - not sure if that would be a problem. DD loves undoing it, but usually forgets once she has clothes on.
I think pop ins are great, a good alternative to pockets, which I am not so keen on as they are so synthetic. The colours are nice too
You can still get nippa bambinex/geobel <glances at big box of stock>, and nippa bambeasy are still available atm but they seem to have been discontinued so with most of us selling them it is a case of when they are gone, they're gone.
Upsy Daisy bamboo fitteds are fleece lined and all of their nappies are honestly fabulous. They are also bringing out a birth to potty bamboo fitted in the next few weeks. Their soy nappies are ultra absorbent, dry faster than any make of bamboo and have a really excellent re-sale value.
I also love Wee Notions Northern Lights - they are bamboo, high in the rise but slim fitting and have a fold out/snap out booster so aren't slow drying really.
My 3rd favourite bamboo nappies are Motherease Bamboo Sandys. They are a lovely fit, slim and very absorbent but take literally days to dry.
I also have little lambs bamboo and they are cuddly soft but bulkier than all of the above nappies and slower drying than the WN or UD.
I didn't like cotton tots to be honest. Their bulk wasn't the problem, they just weren't absorbent enough for Blake (and he isn't a particularly heavy wetter). They are a similar bulk to the little lambs bamboo, and are a bit bulky over the hips iyswim?
The smallest nappies under clothes are itti bitti d'lish. They are hardly bigger than disposables and fit most babies excellently, but just weren't long enough in the rise for Blake. But he is very long and has a very chunky bum. They are incredibly cute and compact.
The geobel are definitely slim and long in the rise, so give a really good fit.
I dont think they are much bigger than disposibles really. Definitely slimmer than cotton tots.
The only disadvantage is that the velcro is quite high up and if you've got a wriggly child it can be quite hard to keep them still long enough to put the wrap over without the pad moving about and the whole nappy falling apart and having to start all over again.
I've had a few 'manoeveres' in the past with my wriggler