Bumkins – Cloth Nappy Review

For the cloth nappy committed, converted and curious, and for those who just know something pretty when they see it, I present to you Bumkins nappies, which I’ve been putting to the test these past two weeks.

Bumkins nappy review

Born, an ethical retailer of natural, organic and fairtrade baby products, sent us a few Bumkins goodies to review. We’ve got the waterproof Diaper Cover (that green number), the two-pack contour soaker, fitted diapers in size 0 (5-12 lbs) and size 1 (6-22 lbs) and a Snap-in-One diaper (the one with the owl pattern).

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They’re obviously gorgeous but, as anyone who’s looked after a newborn poo machine knows, it’s function not fashion that ultimately counts when it comes to nappies, be they reusable or disposable.

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Having used both the soaker and the cover, and the fitted diaper and the cover, I’m impressed with how slim fit both options are. Cloth nappies can be quite bulky but this wasn’t the case with either combination. They also actually fit. There are nappies out there that claim to be birth to potty but blatantly aren’t but the snap design in this cover (there are a lot of poppers) really secures the nappy around tiny thighs.

This is good news because it’s contained what would have been a bonafide poosplosion twice now. So, yeah, it works.

I’ll admit that I’m more into velcro than poppers as I find the latter a bit of a faff. Snaps do look tidier though and I can see where people are coming from when they talk about babies pulling nappies off though I never had that problem with Talitha.

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The Snap-in-One (7-32 lbs) is a little bulkier but still not very. It’s inside is deliciously soft and surprisingly absorbent. It, too, hasn’t let down on performance at all. All of these nappies wash well and everything (including the diaper cover and the outer of the Snap-in-One but I chose to hang them anyway) can be tumble dried on low. I hung them up overnight too and they were dry in the morning – something I couldn’t say for some of my other nappies.

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Could I be tempted to get more? I really could, actually.

These Bumkins nappies were sent to me by Born for the purpose of this review.


  1. March 19, 2014 / 8:20 am

    These are gorgeous! I was really planning to use cloth nappies this time but I’m so lazy and useless and never got around to it. I could still do it now but I just don’t trust myself with the washing. The rest of us are always running out of clean pants but that would be a disaster for a baby!! x
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  2. March 19, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Not only functional they look gorgeous too. We tried cloth nappies when F was born but to be honest I think the shock of sleepless nights meant we quickly moved to disposables for speed. saying that second time round I might be tempted to try again. x
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  3. March 19, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    I used to love bumkins nappies… I miss having a baby with a cloth bum 🙂 and a line of nappies drying!
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  4. March 19, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    oh so cute! And yes I find cloth nappies very addictive! xx
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  5. March 20, 2014 / 12:42 am

    Oh these look great and I love the prints and designs they come in – we used a few different reusable brands although never found a pair that works very well when he was brand new, even though they were size adjustable – so if we have another one will have a look at this brand 🙂

    Laura x
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  6. March 20, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    If we ever have another child, i am using cloth nappies. I love the designs of these ones 🙂 x
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  7. March 31, 2014 / 11:29 am

    Newborns in cloth is so SO cute! I must say not tried these nappies myself, we’re mostly using gNappies with our daughter but have enjoyed trying all sorts of brands and love using cloth nappies again. 🙂

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