How to guides

The Good Fit Checklist

Achieving a good fit helps protect against leaks and ensure your baby feels comfy.

If you are having trouble fitting your nappies, are getting leaks or just don't know where to start, send us a picture and we will help to guide you in the right direction!

Fit checklist

Step 02 - Position

Check where the nappy is sitting. Modern reusable nappies tend to sit lower than disposable nappies. Just above the bottom and just below the belly button. The front and back should be the same height.

Step 03 - Fold tucked upwards

Use your fingers to tuck the fold away in an upwards direction.

Step 04 - Excess material

Check excess material is tucked in. Use your fingers to poke excess material away especially with smaller sizes.

Step 05 - Leg elastics

Ensure leg elastics are tucked right into the creases between leg and groin (undie line). This is a very important step.

Step 06 - Tummy room

Check the tummy is not too tight, leave some room for sitting up. You should be able to fit two fingers between the nappy and tummy. A gape at the front is fine.

Step 07 - Leg seal

Check the leg seal, there should be no gap between the nappy and leg. If there is you may need to go down a rise size or tuck the leg elastics into the undie line more.

Red marks

Some red marks are common with reusable cloth nappies, just like you can get sock marks from socks.. If the marks disappear within 20 mins or so and don't appear to be upsetting your baby then these red marks are absolutely nothing to worry about.

However, if you are finding red marks that are sticking around, look angry, raised or are upsetting your baby then there is a problem that will need to be rectified. Send us an email and we walk through some issues that may be creating this.

How can we help?

If you have a question or just don't know where to start, send us a message we'll be happy to help!


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