We are reviewing all the different brands of Cloth Nappies that we use. Our previous reviews are:
And you can see a post giving a broad overview of our stash here.
The majority of our Cloth Nappy collection is made up of Little Lamb. When Gracie was first born we used Little Lamb Shaped (two part) nappies (pairing them with either Little Lamb covers, or Motherease Rikki covers). Now that Gracie is a little older, we’ve swapped to using Little Lamb One Size nappies during the day, and two parts at night.
We chose to use Little Lamb as they came at a reasonable price, and appeared to be of remarkable quality. We originally purchased the One Size nappies when we first decided to use cloth nappies, but following a little research realised that they wouldn’t be a great fit for a new born, unless she was born exceptionally large. After doing some reading we settled on the Shaped nappies as they seemed to be highly regarded.
Little Lamb Shaped Nappies
As we knew that Gracie would be in these nappies for the first few months we bought several of the shaped nappies, a mixture of microfibre, cotton, and bamboo. We picked up a selection as they all profess different absorbency and drying times. The quickest, but least absorbent was the mircofibre, with cotton in the middle, and bamboo absorbing the most, but taking the longest to dry. In total we had 15 nappies, 5 microfibre, 3 cotton, and 7 bamboo.
In the whole we were extremely happy with the shaped nappies, they seemed to fit Gracie extremely well, and the layers did a great job of pulling the moisture away from her skin. During the day we used the lighter nappies, while at night we used bamboo which meant we could go longer between changes.
One issue we found specifically with the bamboo nappies is shrinkage. Now all bamboo nappies have this problem, so its not something particularly new, however we felt that after regular usage that they would no longer fit Gracie comfortably, even though she is two pounds under the upper limit of the size one nappies. Regardless of this we found these to be our best option for a nighttime nappy, and purchased 5 more bamboo ones in size 2. A notable difference between size 1 and size 2 seems to be that the main insert is attached to the nappy in size 2, which could make adjusting for boosters more difficult.
We used two different wraps for the shaped nappies. Firstly we used Motherease Rikki Wrap which seemed to fit the nappies better when Gracie was smaller. Specifically they were lower on the waist than some wraps which accommodated the umbilical cord better. As Gracie grew bigger we swapped to Little Lamb wraps which are higher waisted and provide a more comprehensive cover.
Little Lamb One Size
The first thing I need to say about all one size nappies is that they can take a little time to get used used to. We experimented with sizing, and length of time that Gracie could wear a nappy without leakage. Every baby is different and it can take some time to get the hang of. I say this because we were nearly tearing our hair out when she kept leaking. Be patient and it will be fine
With that out the way, we love the Little Lamb One Size nappies. We use both booster pads that come with the nappies for our average use, and stuff with a charcoal insert if going out for long periods of time. On average we get between 2 to 3 hours of wear from a nappy, any more than that and she gets uncomfortable. The pocket is a decent size, and easily fits the inserts.
The poppers are strong, and keep the nappies tightly closed. The poppers are so strong that one of our nappies actually broke when trying to undo the popper. So you need to be a little careful when opening them.
We are also happy to report that while using Little Lamb nappies we’ve not had a single poop explosion, and they have contained some pretty serious baby bowl movements.
In short the One Size nappies make a solid backbone to our nappy stash. I would certainly recommend these nappies to anyone, especially for the reasonable price.