This is the nappy made up with the 2 bamboo inserts, and on the left is the charcoal booster.
For those who don't know, a pocket nappy is pretty much as simple as a disposable...except you wash it.
It consists of a layer of waterproof pul, or waterproof minky, with a top layer of fleece or bamboo, with an opening at the back where you add the absorbant inserts. You also have the choice of adding a flushable liner on top, so if the thought of poo in your nappies scares you, you literally just take your nappy, tip the poo and the liner into the toilet, flush that away, then store your nappy in your bucket or wetbag. Then wash your nappies with less then half of non bio washing powder and no fabric softener/conditioner, line or tumble dry, put your inserts back in, and use. It really is as simple as that.
After just one prewash(usually nappy companies recommend at least 3 prewashes, which helps increase absorbancy, but i couldn't wait to get this on Jack) I was eager to try out our gorgeous Dotty Bots Bamboo Nappy.
Jack has always been a very heavy wetter, which was the whole reason we started using cloth, as he was outweeing every brand of disposable out there.
I first tried him in the bamboo nappy at night, using the 2 bamboo inserts that came with the nappy, and also using the charcoal booster. I was very dubious that we'd wake up to a wet babygrow, as we usually use heavily boosted 2 part nappies at night, but i awoke to the lovely surprise that Jack was dry. The nappy was very wet inside, yet his skin was dry, thanks to the fabulous top bamboo contact layer.
After that i had no doubt that it would also make a fantastic day time nappy.
I think we got to a little over 3 hours before i changed Jack, but the back of the inserts were still relatively dry, so i know that if we were out or on a long car journey, without a doubt this nappy would keep him dry for as long as needed.
We also had a not so nice pooey nappy, and there was definately not going to be any leaks happening.
Whilst the nappy and bamboo inserts were in the wash after using as a day nappy, i used the charcoal booster on top of one of jacks night nappies. When teething Jack gets really bad nappy rash, but after using the charcoal booster-which is known for its anti-bacterial properties-i was amazed to see a huge improvement in his nappy rash. I will definately be ordering more of these, i am still shocked at just how good they are.
Dotty Bots nappy's are birth to potty nappies, which adjust in height with poppers on the front. They are then fastened around the waist with various popper settings.
They are also cheaper then most brands on the market, with their Original nappies, that come with a micro terry insert AND a super bamboo booster costing only £8.50, The Bamboo nappy, that we reviewed is £12.00 and the stunning couture range, supplied with the same inserts as the Original nappies are only £9.50.
The wetbags retail at £6.50 and fit 5-7 wet nappies in. They can all be purchased here, along with extra inserts and boosters.
To use cloth nappies full time it is recommended to have between 15-20 nappies. If you had 15 Original Dotty Bots nappies and 1 wetbag(although i would recommend 2) it would cost you in the region of £134. Compared with other companies where for the same you would be paying £240, this is an absolute bargain.
Bear in mind, if in disposables you were paying £20 a month, that would cost £240 a year. On average your child will be in nappies for 2 years, if not more, so over 2 years you would be spending £480 on nappies. Definately makes £134 from birth to potty look really appealing doesn't it.
We have teamed up with Dotty Bots to offer you 2 fantastic prizes.
We are giving away a girls set and a boys set. Both Sets contain a nappy and a wetbag of your choice.
All you have to do is head over to Dotty Bots facebook page and say "I want to win fluff with Dotty Bots and Lorens Little Lovelys" and also head over to my facebook page saying the same. Then pop back here to let me know you've done it, and if you would like to win a girl or boy set.
There is also a chance to gain extra entries by:
- Heading over to twitter and saying "I want to win fluff with @dottydonkey and @LorenPeabody" and feel free to follow us while you're there. Again coming back here to let me know you've done it.
- Following my blog via the networked blogs on the right hand side of your screen.
Three chances to win a super prize, so why not enter now. Competition will end on 8th October 2011.
*UPDATE!!!! WE WILL BE RUNNING THE COMPETITION FOR AN EXTRA WEEK, DUE TO MY LITTLE LOVELYS BEING POORLY* LETS GET SOME MORE ENTRIES IN THE NEXT WEEK :-D*