Sizing, Fitting and Adjusting Absorbency
One of the best things about our nappies is the awesome adjustability. But with this can come confusion and difficulty getting the products to work for you.
Below is a guide to how to adjust the nappies for babies of all sizes and get the absorbency right!
We recommend our nappies to fit babies from approx 3.5-16kg. They may fit better on some sizes and shapes than others, or at some times during a baby's growth more than another time.
The front of the nappy has snaps for adjusting the length of the nappy. These should be snapped down and folded up behind the waist snaps to achieve a good fit on smaller babies.
Start with the nappy open.
Fold the top of the nappy down to meet the rise snaps. You will have a section of fabric that is excess. This needs to be folded up behind the waist snaps so the front of the nappy sits neatly.
From the inside the nappy should look like this.
When putting the nappy on your baby be sure the rise area stays neatly folded up behind the waist snaps.
Adjusting the leg and waist
The size of the leg hole can be adjusted via both the rise and the waist snaps.
On the very smallest setting you would have the rise snaps fully snapped up (like in the picture above) and the waist overlapped at the front.
The size of the leg hole can then be enlarged by letting out the waist snaps to the correct sizing. The best way to find this size is to put the nappy on your baby and pull across until the nappy is secure. Do not pull too tight, likewise do not pull too little as you will end up with gaps. The elastic should just seal around the legs without putting any pressure on the skin.
You may find you need to fiddle around a few times to find the best fit for your baby, and overtime you will get faster and better at finding the perfect sizing for your baby.
Here are some pictures of the nappy on the smallest rise setting with a great neat fit.
The nappy shouldn't look too tight. There should be no gaps. Elastic should sit in the undie line and not wrap around the thighs. Push the nappy down into bub's leg creases to be sure you have it around the right place which will help avoid leaks and marks from the elastic.
We have a few absorbency options. Different babies will require different amounts of absorbency.
Our trifold can be folded either way to fit in the nappy on all settings.
On the smallest setting, fold so the stitched lines run horizontal across the insert as seen in the picture above.
On the larger setting fold so the lines run vertical down the insert as seen below.
The trifold is our most absorbent insert. If you find it is not enough on its own, you could add either the bamboo booster or the microfibre.
We recommend adding the microfibre if you feel your baby is flooding the nappy. This is where they hold on and let a lot of wee out at once. The volume of fluid cannot be absorbed fast enough. Generally the insert will appear to be partially dry despite a leak.
If you just want more absorbency and have a baby with a very large output, team the bamboo booster with the trifold. This will give you a great nappy suitable to hold a huge amount of fluid.
Our Bamboo booster can be used on its own or in combination with other inserts.
On its own it can be folded down to fit on the smallest settings.
A note about microfibre
We recommend using a bamboo insert in combination with the microfibre as microfibre can be prone to compression leakage. Like a sponge, it will hold a lot of liquid, but when compressed it will squeeze out. When teamed with bamboo, the bamboo will grab that excess that squeezes out. Without it, the fluid may shoot out of the nappy. Microfibre often gets a bad reputation, but it is really good as fast absorption. So teamed with bamboo it can be a great tool for preventing leaks.