Good Afternoon Beautiful People. I trust everyone is well on what was a beautiful Spring day here in London, England. As part of Real Nappy Week 2017, I will be sharing my thoughts on a British brand I have grown to LOVE Close formerly known as Close Parent.￼￼This Hertford brand not only specialises in baby carriers, feeding and swim essentials, they are also well known for their brilliant award-winning reusable nappies.
They currently have two versions available, a newborn pack specifically designed for smaller / pre-term babies weighing from 5 – 12lbs, (2-5.5kgs) and their multi-award winning Pop-In New Gen V2, a birth to potty 2 part nappy system designed to fit most babies weighing from 8-35lbs which I’ll discuss in a separate article.
THOUGHTS ON CLOSE POP-IN NEWBORN PACK
I was kindly gifted a pack to try ahead of Baby Eco’s birth back in late February 16. These nappies were my first proper encounter in using reusable cloth and LOVED how simple the design was.
The outer waterproof wrap with velcro fastenings positioned typically at the front looks like a disposable nappy albeit better!
The outer wrap can be easily be wiped clean and re-used if it hasn’t been soiled, leaving caregivers the simple task of simply pop-in another soaker come change time (see what I did there?)
It is also worth mentioning the double sided design on the soaker which means one can choose either 100% soya… known as vegetable cashmere or stay dry suede cloth against the baby’s delicate skin.
I opted to use the stay dry suede cloth (the yellow side) and started to fold the soaker back on itself when my Son was 5 weeks old to provide more support at the front where baby boys need it most.
The front section of the nappy is contoured to sit below the umbilical cord and is much slimmer than it’s older sibling the New Gen V2.
Pop In newborn nappies are intended for lower wetting, high frequency changing during those first few weeks and am pleased to say they worked a dream for us following Baby Eco’s first few weeks of life as I found myself changing my Son anywhere between 8-12 times over a 24 hour period (yes that many!)
Close also prides itself on designing a unique double gusset around the upper leg and thigh area and for me, this clever design ticks ALL the boxes when looking for and even recommending cloth nappies to expectant friends, relatives and my awesome readership. Why you ask? It’s simple….
Babies are born in different shapes and sizes so from long skinny legs to short chunky thighs, the double gusset ensures a super snug fit around your precious little infant, thus greatly reducing the risks of leaks and accidents.
Speaking of accidents, we did unfortunately had just one during the 7 weeks we used them. (a massive poonami explosion which resulted in me having to change is entire outfit) but put was down to my Son fastly approaching the maximum weight for this nappy (12lbs) as opposed to being deemed an unreliable nappy which prompted me to upgrade to their newest birth to potty nappy… Pop-In New Gen V2.
If you like I adore the cute prints cloth nappies come in, you’ll probably be ecstatic to learn that Close released their core prints version in the Newborn size this week and in case you missed my post yesterday, I’m hosting a competition to give one lucky reader or follower to WIN a a Close V2 Gen Bundle.
Simply click on my Giveaway for details on how to enter. Best of Luck!