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Friday, January 20, 2012

As published in Issue 5 January 2012 Rattling Reviews Magazine.

With so many modern cloth nappies on the market it is often hard for mums to choose. This month our reviewer Kelly Azuma, mum to 9 month old Haru, put Snappy Nappy to the test.

I received 2 nappies, one which was light blue and had a very hippy peace and love design and the other one was a denim design with a matching wet bag and 3 flushable liners. Both nappies are funky in design but also lovely and soft on the inside next to baby’s skin.

I found these nappies really easy to use because they have a similar design to a disposable nappy in that they have tabs on each side with buttons that click into the matching buttons on the front.  For a beginner like me, I found no directions were actually needed here as they fit together well.

The microfibre inserts are lovely and thick and soak up all the urine perfectly. They are so easy to wash as well, and even though one day there was a very messy poo, by simply washing it in the machine and hanging it on the washing line, all the stains came out and after it dried it was white and bright like before use, which I think is amazing. I liked the fact that the wet bag came with the nappy and it matched the design on the nappy. The wet bag itself is quite large and it keeps all wetness contained inside. The only negative I have about the bag is that it is hard to pull together, because the drawstring is more of a string through a buckle, instead of the traditional drawstring open/close. So I would prefer it if the buckle was taken out and just a normal drawstring was used.The flushable liners are really handy to have as well and are easy to dispose of, but I’m not sure if I would regularly use them as I think the nappy is fine without them.

During the time I used the nappies my 9 month old son has been teething quite badly and has been urinating a lot, but not once did the urine ever leak, and that’s a major plus for these nappies as far as I’m concerned. Almost every brand we’ve used in the past has leaked, so I definitely feel really good about purchasing these nappies because they are really good quality, and also, a single nappy is only $20 which in my opinion is very reasonable.

The Snappy Nappy website is really bright and colourful, and it makes buying nappies really fun. It’s easy to use, setting out all options such as single modern cloth nappies, packs, and accessories plus instructions and general care. It was nice to see there is a video on how to put on a cloth nappy plus a picture guide, and tips on washing and drying.

I was pleased to see that delivery options and prices are clearly set out on the website, and that there is even a lay-by option, which I think is really wonderful. It’s also great that they have a gift voucher option so that you can gift your friends and family quality modern cloth nappies for their babies.

In all, I was really happy with the quality of Snappy Nappy modern cloth nappies, the design of the nappy and the usability. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these nappies to other mums and will consider buying more of them.

Find out more about Snappy Nappy at: www.snappynappy.com.au

Haru, 9 months, in his stylish Snappy Nappy