PACK & FIT
THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT!

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YOUR SIMPLE GUIDE TO PACKING AND FITTING CLOTH NAPPIES FOR ULTIMATE EASE-OF-USE, TAILORED ABSORBENCY & THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOUR BUB

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USING CLOTH NAPPIES

There are two things to learn when it comes to using cloth nappies easily and effectively - how to pack the nappy and how to fit the nappy. 

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PACKING

This is the what, when and how of putting the nappy together before it goes 'on the bum'. Each OSFM nappy comes complete with 1 x main insert and 1 x booster. You can use these inserts on their own, or in conjunction with each other. You can 'snap' them onto the cover by laying them on top of the stay dry layer, or you can 'stuff' them into the front pocket to create an AIO easy to use nappy. The way you pack a nappy has a direct impact on its absorbency and fit. 

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FITTING

Now that you’ve packed your nappy like a pro, it’s time to get it ‘on the bum’! It all starts with sitting the back of the nappy just above bubs bum line and ends with a few snaps that ensure the leg seal is tight enough for the nappy to be effective, but importantly super comfortable for your bub. Read on to see our quick fit guide to get across those snaps!

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PACKING

Not sure how to pack for your babes different stages of wetting? Here is a simple guide to follow according to age.

NEWBORN (0-3 MONTHS)

As Bub is still fresh this means output is going to be little and changes frequent. For this reason you only need the booster to begin with. I suggest folding it one third so absorbency is at the front of the nappy. Making sure to lay on top of the stay dry layer and fit the insert firmly against bubs skin before stretching over the cover so the elastics relax into the groin for a tight seal.

INFANT (3M - 1Y)

Once your bub starts to output more and gain some weight you can swap out the booster for the main insert. Here is where tailored absorbency comes to play with the many ways to fold the long insert depending on where the absorbency needs are. This is an example that works well for most infants as absorbency is needed at the front of the nappy. Folding the insert into three folds at the front of the nappy tailors absorbency to where its needed. Again, making sure to lay the insert on top of the stay dry layer and fit firmly against bubs skin before stretching over the cover so the elastics relax into the groin for a tight seal.

TODDLER (1YR TO TOILET TRAINED)

Once bub starts sleeping longer and out wetting the main inserts (the whole insert is wet- if not, adjust the fit and absorbency zone) then it's time to add the booster. This is great for nights, day naps, long car rides or any time where you need a little more absorbency. Use the booster to tailor absorbency to where bubs 'wet zone is'.

QUICK FIT GUIDE

STEP 1

Sit the back of the nappy just above bubs bum line. Decide on a fold and snap in your insert.

STEP 2

Fit the insert to bub first making sure it's firm against their skin.

STEP 3

Stretch the cover up and over to cover the inserts, releasing enough for it to relax into the groin.

STEP 4

Snap down the bottom snap to ensure a tight leg seal, then the top snap ensure comfort at the waist.

THE PERFECT FIT

Getting the right fit with our cloth nappies is easy.
The one-size design and side snapping feature means that you can fit your newborn right through to your toilet training toddler, with the same nappy!

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BUT I'VE GOT A PROBLEM, WHAT NOW?

So... you've followed the general packing guidelines but you've had a issue such as a leak, flooding or a poor fit - what do you do now? Don't panic! We cannot stress enough that every single bub is different in their size and wetting volume, so all you do is make some adjustments to your packing and you'll be on your way to cloth nappy success in no time.

I'VE SPRUNG A LEAK

Add the booster insert
If you were only using the main insert and the whole insert is wet, time to add the booster. This adds extra absorbency which can be tailored. Fold the booster if needed and apply to the 'wet zone' which basically means the are that receives the most liquid.

Flooding and Wet Zone
If your finding liquid escaping from the nappy cover without the nappy being complete wet then your babe is most likely flooding. Take the insert out of the pocket and use the snap in or add the booster to the stay dry layer to allow for faster absorption to the 'wet zone' which for boys is at the front and girls in the middle.

Firm Fit
When fitting the nappy to bub, if you're not using the pocket (not recommended for newborns or infants), grab and hold the inserts firmly against bubs skin before you stretch over the cover allowing the elastics to relax into the groin for a perfect seal!

IT'S NOT FITTING RIGHT

Look at your inserts
More inserts does not mean a more absorbent nappy. The smaller the bub, the less inserts you need to get a good fit and absorbency. Pay more attention to getting the fit of the cover right on the size of your bub. Newborns only require the use of the booster. From here, use only the main inserts and tailor the absorbency by folding the fabric to be in the 'wet-zone'. Boosters need only be added for night use, long naps and car trips and can also be positioned to the 'wet-zone'.

Triple fold the main insert
If you're finding gaps in the groin seal, there is potential for leaks. When fitting the nappy, hold the inserts firm against bubs skin before stretching the cover over to then relax into the groin area. Then snap on the sides, loose enough to allow for movement.

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HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

If you've tried all the tricks in the book & are still not sure what's going on - don't suffer in silence. Book a free chat via our Cloth Concierge and one of our friendly Cloth Coaches will give you tailored tips to overcome any obstacles.  

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