We bought the candies after having using the bam bams which were fantastic but we find that the covers leak constantly. We emailed the store to see what was happening and they even said the covers can leak at the back through the stitching where the tag is. I was a bit frustrated as why wouldn’t they just put the tag in the side where it wouldn’t get any leaks. I even sent photos and the lady said my fit was right but the nappy leaked in 1.5 hours which is a joke. We were disappointed as since they are so expensive we cannot use the covers so w...e have switched to the Grovia covers which never leak and I highly recommend. I unfortunately would not recommend the candies to anyone as they fail at the one thing a nappy should do which is not leak.
Purchased in June 2019 at Bubblebubs.
Excellent MCNs but may be quickly outgrown and tricky to use for wrigglers
I have three brands of MCNs in my stash, and most of them are Bubblebubs Candies. Terrific business, excellent quality MCNs that are easy to put on Baby (once I realised that the front flaps go over the back flaps and not the other way around as it is with most nappies!) Overall, I do (and have) recommended Candies, but here’s a breakdown of Pros and Cons:
Fit. This is a major issue with some other MCNs, but because the waist fitting and thigh fittings are separate snaps, Candies can be tailored well to suit your baby as he or she grows....Have only had one leak when I fitted the nappy too loosely. Quality and absorbency. Both the covers and bamboo inserts are great quality. I have used Candies overnight (10 hours) with a trifold insert plus a single insert, without any leakage. Design. The trimmest out of all my MCNs. No rise snaps, which Bubblebubs promotes as a major advantage, but rise snaps have not been a huge problem for me personally with other brands.
Purchased in April 2019.
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Best cloth nappies I’ve ever used
The bubblebubs all in 2 candies are very easy to use. We have had great success effectively using them for more than 12 months. The side snaps make them very easy to put on, even as my child wiggles. I also really like all the adorable prints they come in. In terms of effectiveness I find they hold better than disposable nappies!
Purchased in July 2019 at bubblebubs.com.au for $294.12.
Best cloth nappies in the market
I have used different popular brands on my bubs but by far the candies have been the best ones that by now I am only using. Only have to change my bubs nappies every 3 hours which makes it as competitive as the commercial ones. The night boosters are as fantastic
Purchased in October 2019 for $300.00.
Unbelievably great nappies and more
This brand is the greatest. All of their products are well considered, quality and gorgeous.
I did lots of research all through pregnancy and these were a clear front runner. After checking out several brands I was confident buying a full stash of this brand. Even second hand nappies look great and work as well as brand new.
I started with bamboo flats. Perfect for my premmie baby. So soft and absorbent and I love knowing that I can keep using these no matter her size. Perfect when you need quick drying simplicity.
Covers are a generous size...
Purchased in December 2018.
Earned my loyalty!
Have been using my Bubblebubs Candies since bub was 3 weeks old (about 3.5 Kgs) and previously used Bambams since birth. I honestly have no interest in trying other brands. Bub is now 10 weeks old and exclusively uses Candies. I love the side snaps - so does my husband. It is easy to get the fit right with the double row of snaps and we have had no problems with absorbency or leakage. They have even withstood a rare 6 hour stint. They have contained some mighty poo explosions as well, no outfit changes required. Love them, recommend them, want more of them.
Purchased in February 2019.
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Have been using my candies for 3 months now (started at 6 weeks old) and they are consistently amazing in absorbency and fit. They have contained the biggest explosions from an EBF baby without a problem and are lasting for her ~10hr overnight sleep (without the booster at this stage). Working on replacing my other nappies with more candies.
Leak almost every time.
I love the look of these nappies and see the advantage of side snaps as my 5.5 month old is already working out how to undo the other nappies we have that aren’t side snaps, however, I am having leaks almost every time and now rarely use them because of it.
It tends to leak out the top just under the snaps. The inserts are always dry when I inspect. I do them up tighter than looks comfortable and it still leaks. The other problem I find is that the crotch of the nappy she’ll doesn’t seem to be wide enough to house the insert and booster, leav...
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problems with leaks
Have tried candies with my third baby. He sleeps slightly on his side and have had issues with leaks from the back on the side he favours. Nappies were prepped properly, baby is over 5kg and they seem to fit well otherwise. I suspect perhaps it is just him as all other reviews are glowing. Otherwise, seem to be a quality product and quick dry time. Unfortunately not working out for us.
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I bought a trail pack, 2 candies, and they are really great easy to use, very absorbent, a great fit on my 18 month old not too bulky was able to get 3 hours out of them with no leaks. Great service they always follows up with you after purchase to make sure your order had arrived and that you are happy with your purchase. Love the prints and the feel of the PUL
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Flexible and sturdy cloth nappy
The price difference of the Australian brands shouldn’t make you nervous- they’re worth every cent. My first Bubblebubs were preloved- after going through two children before my own, they were still bombproof. I couldn’t help but buy our own gorgeous new ones and they’re fantastic. Now most of my nappies are Bubblebubs Candies and everyone who deals with them loves them. Ease of prep, lovely trim fit, and gorgeous soft minky and prints. Being able to snap in the absorbent layer in two seconds is great and also means I have more of the inserts than I do nappy shells so I never run out of nappies and don’t need endless amounts or to use the dryer, even in winter! And the customer service is brilliant. I will keep recommending Bubblebubs!
Wish I’d discovered them earlier!
Bubblebubs Candies are one of the best fitting and most absorbent nappies I’ve used. Definitely a true one size fits all nappy, I have both my 6mo old and my big toddler both in the same Candies - without having to change any rise snaps! (The side snapping feature does away with the need for rise snaps) The are very cute and the minky fabrics are so soft! The Bamboo Delights are also amazingly soft and with the Candies booster are a great night nappy for us.
Perfect cloth nappy
After months of research we decided to go with the Candies. I soaked overnight and after a few washes they were good to go for up to 3 hrs for us. Easy to fit and not bulky for a cloth nappy.
We are now onto another brand as bubs is off the charts, but nothing compares to the candies.
They just seemed to be so easy to adjust to my sons shape and we hardly had leaks. Only when it was full, never from fit. Thanks ladies for your service, anything i ever had trouble with, you were there for us! I cant recommend this product enough. (We are now using 3 different brands , all award winning, and i still miss my candies)
Excellant - so happy
Great customer service
Amazing absorbency - 4 months in they have stood up to the test. Wash up beautifully with a great routine. Trimmer fit then some of the other brands I have but these are extremely absorbent.
No leaks, minky has stayed beautiful and soft and still looks brand new.
Thanks for a great product.
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Absolutely Love Bubblebubs Candies
My son kept getting rashes with disposables so I switched to cloth. I was skeptical at first so I ordered the trial pack. After using them for 2 weeks I was hooked and ordered more. My son is now 2 and still in them and they still look like new. Pregnant again and the new bubs will wear them to.
Good material, unfortunately leakage and no good fit
I always pre-wash new nappy inserts at least 5 to 6 times before using them. As much as I wanted to like our Candies after reading fantastic reviews, they were actually the only nappies (our stash consists of 5 different brands) we ever had leakage with. The crotch seems to be a bit tight. In hindsight, I'm glad I only bought 2x nappies. Although I was aware of the fact that they'd only fit until about 15 kg, they never really fitted well on my 9 kg one-year-old. A definite plus though is the fast line dry time. We still love side snap nappies....However, we ended up liking another brand that also makes side snap nappies using the same materials a lot better (this time 5 to 18 kg which makes a huge difference as it seems so much more comfortable and longer-lasting which is also a factor given the cost of cloth nappies). This is mainly as we weren't too impressed with the leakage we'd experienced with Bubblebubs despite the tight (almost uncomfortable looking) fit of the Candies on our rather slim baby.
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Questions & Answers
Has anyone had issues with their baby getting Thrush or severe Nappy Rash because of Reusable Nappies? Would love to buy these when the time comes but have heard stories from a few people that their baby got the above and switched to disposables.
It is usually the opposite way around, your child is more likely to get nappy rash from disposables due to the materials in them. I switched from disposables to cloth when my son was 2 months and haven’t looked back, he is almost 10 months now and we have not had a single bout of nappy rash since he has been in cloth
Never had thrush or nappy rash in 19months. As long as you use a good washing routine with your nappies that throughly cleans them (ie warm/hot water + good quality detergent etc). in the few times I’ve use disposables they seem to irritate bubs skin and make her red, like they draw too much moisture from her skin.
How many bamboo liners do you need and do you buy them separately from the shell?
My candies came with a bamboo snap in trifold and lay in booster. You can purchase these separately- I think the idea being that u can remove the inserts and reuse the shell. My bub always soils the shell too so I never reuse the shell.
I was wondering about that. I am a grandma now but when my babies were tiny and breastfed the poo was very liquid and used to go everywhere! Therefore you’d need many shells. This would be very expensive.
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