13 Popular Reusable Cloth Nappies Mums Are Using

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As parents, we know that keeping our babies comfortable and dry is a daily priority. And if you’re thinking about using modern cloth nappies to keep your babies’ sensitive areas free from plastics, or to do your part for the environment and save some money not buying disposables, reusable cloth nappies are a safe and easy-to-use alternative.

Reusable cloth nappies have come a long way from the terry-towelling squares, safety pins and pilchards our grandmothers and mothers used to use. Nowadays, Australian cloth nappies are wonders of modern technology, carefully crafted to be comfortable, absorbent, cost-effective and easy to wash.

Top tips for starting Cloth Nappies

If you are thinking of starting with reusable cloth nappies, we consulted the huge Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community for their top tips for mums starting out with cloth nappies and these are their tips.

“That you might not save any money because you end up with a stash of 200, the prints are addictive” – Cindy

Hire a kit first to find what works best for you and bub before buying an entire stash” – Katrina

Need larger sized clothes than standard disposable nappies your little one wears” – Michelle

Having a breastfed and cloth nappied baby is very cheap!!!!” – Simone

Ask for them as baby shower gifts.” – Louise

That’s it’s not that hard!!!!!! And not as scary as everyone thinks.” – Nadia

Get a silicone-type dish scrubber to help clean the nappies but better yet, use a liner.” – Lillian

Spending more money on quality inserts is well worth it!” – Jahs

Start at 3 months of age, that way you don’t feel like you are washing 10-15 reusable  diapers a day as babies use a lot in the initial stage.” – Raquel

“That you need a decent washing machine that actually reaches the required temperatures and lengths of washes for it to work and be sanitary.” – Lana

Don’t go cheap… go quality and try lots of Australian cloth nappy brands.” – Christine

You need a dryer. So much harder if you only have a small amount and require the sun to shine.” – Elle

MGV tip

Before investing in a full kit, get a trial pack from a few brands (or visit a ‘nappy library’) and see which style and type you prefer.

13 reusable cloth nappies (loved by mums!)

To help you find a super-cute cloth nappy for your little bubs tooshie, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below. Read what other mums had to say in the Facebook post!

In no particular order, here are 13 of the most popular cloth nappy brands.

Cloth Bums

Cloth Bums One Size Fits Most Nappies (from $24.95)

Made with the softest materials, these one-size-fits-most nappies are the perfect partner to get you through those pesky nappy years. Including a size range of 3kg all the way to 18kg, they have press studs and Velcro closures that were a breeze to use.

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EcoNaps Modern Cloth Nappy ($34.95)

Designed in Byron Bay and boasting the first plastic-neutral reusable nappies in the world, EcoNaps easily resized with the snap of a few buttons to accommodate bubs from 3.5 to 16kgs. They’re wearable as a pocket or with a thirsty bamboo insert for leak-free absorbency at night.

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Mumma Bear

Mumma Bear Reusable Cloth Nappies

Mumma Bear Premium Cloth Nappy ($24.99)

Lovingly designed for a comfortable and leak-free experience, Mumma Bear Premium Nappies include a 4-layer bamboo insert for extra protection. We thought the tummy elastic was a nice inclusion for a snugger fit and that they’re quick drying, minimising the wait time between uses.

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My Little Gumnut

Two babies wearing My Little Gumnut Modern Cloth Nappies showing two neutral designs

My Little Gumnut Cloth Nappy ($22.99)

Ready to use, My Little Gumnut nappies come with a breathable, water-resistant outer shell and a super-thirsty bamboo insert. We found that the bamboo fleece pockets quickly wicked away any moisture and protected our little one’s tooshies from nappy rash.

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Brolly Sheets

Snazzi Pants All in One Cloth Nappy ($24.95)

When a mum who understands the importance of comfort and convenience, designs a cloth nappy with stay-dry suede and microfibre, we knew we’re in for a treat. Snazzi Pants are so easy to use, there’s no pinning, folding, tucking, or stuffing needed.

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Cloth & Crown

Little girl on bed wearing a pair of Cloth & Crown modern cloth nappies alongside a stack of nappies in different designs

Cloth & Crown OSFM ($36.95)

Offering playful prints designed by female artists, Cloth & Crown OSFM Pocket Nappies come with adjustable snaps for a perfect fit from newborn to 3 years. We loved the easy-to-use pocket style featuring waterproof PUL shells, stay-dry lining, and absorbent inserts that keep little ones dry.

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Pea Pods

Two baskets side by side showing Pea Pods Cloth Nappy designs

Pea Pods One Size Fits All Nappies ($24.95)

A complete unit that includes an absorbent insert, Pea Pods feature internal leg elastic that adjusts as easily as a bra strap for a snugger fit. We loved that by adding a microfleece night booster we had up to 12 hours of overnight protection.

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Hippybottomus Stay Dry Bamboo Nappies ($16.95)

You’ll never worry about running out of the right size again with the award-winning Hippybottomus’s one-size-fits-most designs. A natural antibacterial, their bamboo charcoal fleece inners are amazingly soft for sitting against our baby’s most delicate skin.

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Monarch Store

Monarch Store Reusable Nappies 2.0 (from $24.95)

Playful and practical, Monarch Store’s hand-painted nappies come with a 5-layer bamboo and a 5-layer hemp insert so you we can mix and match to get the perfect level of absorbency. We love that they’re super adaptable and even double as swim nappies just by changing the insert.

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Bamboo Grove Co

A collection of Bamboo Grove Co reusable cloth nappies showing all designs side by side

Bamboo Grove Co Modern Cloth Nappy ($33.95)

Suitable for babies 3.5 to 15kg, Bamboo Grove Co’s hybrid design means these adaptable nappies can be used as either a pocket nappy or an all-in-2. We loved that their bamboo-cotton inserts are hypoallergenic and when added together the give a huge six-layers of protection.

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Bare & Boho

Baby lying on bed wearing Bare & Boho Cloth Nappy

Bare & Boho Cloth Nappies (from $34.95)

Bare & Boho’s, one-size-fits-most reusable cloth nappies not only feature a 4-layer absorbent cloth insert and double-layered gussets for leak protection, but also come with an additional 4-layer booster as well. The outer shells are conveniently water-resistant and were so simple to wipe down.

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Real Nappies

Four babies sitting at piano in Real Nappies Reusable Cloth Nappies showing available colours

Real Nappies Cloth Nappies (from $19.99)

With so many bundles and singles to choose from and the option for organic-only materials, Real Nappies have done all the guesswork for you. Don’t forget to add pre-folded inserts, snug wraps, booster pads, biodegradable nappy liners and nappy fasteners.

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Lulu & Finn

Selection of Lulu & Finn cloth nappies showing eight different designs

Lulu & Finn Modern Cloth Nappies (from $9.95)

Designed to suit newborns through to toddlers, Lulu & Finn Cloth Nappies are adjustable with snapping buttons. We thought the elastic around the legs gave a secure fit, and the large pocket was big enough to stuff with additional inserts for extra absorbency.

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Types of reusable cloth nappies:

    • All-in-one nappies (AIO) are similar to disposable nappies in that the cover and absorbent inner layer are attached. But while an AIO diaper means there’s no need to add inserts, it also means you’ll have to wash the whole thing when it’s dirty.
  • All-in-two nappies (AI2) are made up of an outer shell and an absorbent insert that snaps into the cover. When wet, simply change the insert for a fresh one and reuse the cover. This means less washing.
  • Fitted nappies are reusable styles that are fully absorbent and worn with a waterproof cover over the top.
  • Pocket nappies are fitted with a built-in pocket for inserting liners and boosters for extra absorbency.
  • One-size-fits-most nappies (OSFM) are available in a single size and equipped with adjustable snaps or velcro to grow with your baby. Many brands will see you from newborn to toilet training with just one size.

FAQ: Your questions answered

What are modern cloth nappies?

Modern cloth nappies, also known as cloth diapers, are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable nappies. They are made from fabric materials and can be washed and reused multiple times, reducing waste and environmental impact.

How do reusable cloth nappies work?

Reusable cloth nappies consist of an absorbent inner layer and a waterproof outer layer. The absorbent layer absorbs moisture, while the waterproof layer prevents leaks. They typically fasten with snaps, Velcro, or adjustable closures, providing a secure and customizable fit.

How many reusables do I need?

You’ll need at least 25 if you plan on using reusables exclusively right up until toilet training. The exact number will vary depending on the composition and your bub’s toileting habits, but our mums recommend having about three or four days’ worth available at any one time.

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Know an Australian reusable nappy brand we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been curating Australia’s best baby products into helpful lists for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.

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Ask other mums

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