How to use cloth nappies

We know first hand just how confusing cloth nappies can be when you're expecting, or looking to make the switch to cloth. We've created this space to help guide you through the process.

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how many?

Work out how many cloth nappies you think you'll need.

We recommend:

8 nappies for part-time use

15 nappies for full-time day use

24 nappies for full-time day & night use

Of course, if you're anything like us, once you get into the swing of it, you may become a cloth nappy addict. Our recommendations are based on personal use when washing every 2-3 days.

what else do i need?

To make your cloth nappy journey easier, we recommend using wet bags when out and about, starting daycare or heading to the beach, pool or park. In our experience, wet bags have a never ending list of uses from a handy pram caddy to a secret place to hide the good snacks from the kids.

It's also a good idea to have a travel change mat to make nappy changes quick, easy and hygienic.

To make drying cloth nappies a breeze, add a Loomey into the mix and say goodbye to the monotony of washing.


Cloth nappy inserts will always dry much slower than the outer shell, particulalry when using a Loomey for the shells. So if you live in a cool climate or want to reduce your upfront investment, buying extra insert sets means you can get your nappies back on your little cherub's bottom quicker.

Washing cloth nappies

Cleaning cloth nappies is so much easier than you think. Check out our handy "How To" guide here to make sure you get the most out of your nappy stash.