Baba + Boo are a small family owned business and from reading the blog they sound like they truly care about the environment and sustainability (check out Eve’s reasoning on not giving out Black Friday discounts). They are a brand I’m totally happy to get on board with.
Baba + Boo do a smaller newborn sized nappy as well as a “birth to potty” size. I really love their “elf town” print but it’s always out of stock so I nabbed one from their “hygge” winter collection. It has a minky fabric outer which is a bit like velour to the touch. The inside has a layer of microfibre and a big pocket on the inside for the boosters. Each nappy comes with two bamboo boosters so you can use one or two depending on how much your baby wets.
This it the first reusable nappy I have used that doesn’t fasten with Velcro. There are several sets of poppers on the front to adjust the fit so it is possible to still get a snug fit. I didn’t find the poppers as quick as Velcro tabs but you get used to it. My baby is pretty wriggly and hates having his nappy changed so Velcro is definitely faster. I was surprised that the fit was pretty good as poppers mean there is a ‘set’ size. Furthermore the poppers mean the nappies don’t get stuck together in the washing machine if you forget to fold the tabs. I found the front part of the nappy sat a bit low but did not experience any leakage.
Baba + Boo nappies are a pocket style nappy which means there is an opening at the back of the nappy where you can stuff inserts which absorb the urine. You get two bamboo inserts with each nappy but you can purchase more (or use some from another brand if you already have some). I’m sure I could get away with just one insert sometimes but I’m too afraid to try!
As with all cloth nappies, you should wash these on a low temperature without too much detergent and air dry. Now and again you may need to do a hot rinse but that is true of all reusables. Since you can take the inserts out, these nappies dry extremely quickly. The inserts actually take a bit longer to dry since they are made of bamboo.
Baba + Boo nappies come at an excellent price point for reusables. One standard sized nappy is £12.95 (some seasonal prints will go on sale) or you can buy starter kits which work out better if you want several nappies to start off your stash. The newborn size starts at £10.95 but they obviously will not last you as long. Baba + Boo have some of the cutest prints I’ve seen (moonshine, toadstool). I also think they discontinue some prints each season so best get the one you like before it’s gone!
As a family we are also trying to get into the habit of using reusable wet wipes (when at home at least), not only for money saving reasons but also because they go into landfills (and sewers?!) as much as disposable nappies, so I added a pack of their bamboo wipes to my basket. They are lovely and soft and we just chuck them into the nappy wash or the regular wash. When they come out we keep them in a tub with a homemade solution and they are ready to go. We also use them in the bath or as wipes during a meal. I’ve enjoyed them so much I am planning to get more. They cost £5.95 for a pack of five, which is not the cheapest out there but they are great quality.
Although you can find Baba + Boo on various cloth nappy websites, I ordered directly from the Baba + Boo website. For orders over £40 you get free delivery, otherwise it is £3.95 for standard delivery. I paid for delivery and my order came in less than 48 hours! It came in a sturdy paper bag so could be recycled and there was no nasty plastic in sight. Their commitment to being earth friendly is 100%. I also got a lovely email from the owner Eve thanking me for my order. Now, do you want to hear the best thing?
My friend lives near their listed company address so I figured I could place an order and pick it up from them when I visited her. I emailed Baba + Boo asking if I could do this (I wanted to avoid a delivery charge) however they said it wasn’t possible but they would refund the delivery charge to me after placing the order. How great is that? It gets better though… So I really took my time placing the order. Like four months and they STILL refunded the delivery charge. Such *excellent* customer service. Please support this company if you’re thinking about starting a cloth nappy stash!
In conclusion, these are a great cloth nappy for first time users. They have adorable prints, are a good price point, are easy to use, dry fairly quickly, and the customer experience is wonderful.
Have you tried Baba + Boo nappies? Do you like their prints?