I purchased a box of Close Pop-in nappies after much research for my first baby and absolutely loved them. Found the design great, easy to use, absorbent, etc. However, I have just gotten them out of storage to use on my 2nd baby, and to my horror all the elastic is completely shot. The outer shell and the bamboo soaker's elastic crackled when I tested it, and is clearly ruined (i.e. it didn't bounce back into shape). I took very good care of my Close pop-ins: I washed them as per the instructions on your website, I did not leave them in the s...un on the line for prolonged periods and I have never put them in a drier. I also stored them appropriately (as per their storage instructions, they were not in an airtight container, but in bags in the cupboards. Some friends gave us some small all in one nappies by Bitt d'lish to use during the newborn period, and these nappies have perfectly working elastic, even though they have been used over a period of 8 years on 5 different babies!! I think it's fair to say that the elastic in the Close Pop-in is not very good quality, as I have them for half that time and only used them on one baby and it is already ruined. I contacted Close and they simply gave us some instructions on how to replace the elastic. Must say I expected more given the cost of MCNs these days.
My fave cloth nappies - hands down
I've tried a range of nappies (different brands and styles) but these are by far my favourite. These nappies are easy to fit (just like disposables) with the velcro tabs. Never had a leak. I now use trifolds or flats as the absorbent layer as son is a heavy wetter... also means I don't need to fiddle with the snaps to get inserts in.
Edit to previous review*
I initially purchased 3 of the V2 Close Pop-Ins to try. After years of use through multiple children, I can honestly say that they are an amazing nappy and while I struggled to fit my first child (due to being accustomed to AIOs + his breastfed chunk!) & they do feel as that they won't fit for very long at times, but once bubs is mobile and loses some chunk, they maintain a consistent and easy fit until toilet training.
I quickly learnt that having a routine with stuffing, especially with different types of cloth nappies, is vital.
I found ...it easier to leave the inserts unsnapped from the shell as I discovered that the front of the shell pulls down when the inserts are snapped into the front of the nappy, which causes the velcro to rub against bub's skin. Leaving the inserts unsnapped doesn't effect the absorbancy or coverage at all, which is a common thought when you don't snap inserts into the shell. I found that they didn't shift at all when doing this. They have double leg gussets which I find is a must in a cloth nappy. A feature I honestly wish that more brands that manufacture velcro-closure nappies would implement: the placement of the laundry tabs for the velcro tabs. They are covered under the back inner PUL panel so they not only don't become unstuck to the laundry tabs (and tangle up and stick to other inserts), but they pick up significantly less fluff/lint than other velcro-closure nappies! They are very trim fitting which is a surprising and welcome feature over other cloth nappy brands I own. The inserts are super thirsty and quick drying which is an absolute must when washing every 2 days with multiple kids in full time cloth! Highly recommend!
Purchased in November 2020 at Mumma Loves Bubba for $38.95.
Great cover. Fiddly inserts - Close Pop-In v2
I love the v2 covers. They are easy to put on a wriggler, fix if necessary and with the laundry tabs, the hook and loop (aka velcro) doesn't stick to other laundry. I am also a big fan of their night boosters. I, however, am not a fan of their regular bamboo inserts. As other reviewers have pointed out, the inserts are very fiddly to put together and take apart when soiled. I also do not find them as absorbent as other MCN inserts I've tried, making the All-In-2 part pointless when the shell always gets soiled. I have ended up using the night boosters with another brand of MCN inserts with the Pop-In covers and the results have been great ever since, thus the 3-star rating from me.
What's the fuss about?!
I bought two Pop-Ins to try because I'd heard great things about them. I wouldn't buy any more, and always reach for them last. They are fiddly to put together, difficult to hold inserts together when putting on, and didn't fit my daughter well once she started walking. Hubby refuses to use them at all because they're so fiddly. They also take forever to dry, feel scratchy against bubs' skin, and feel wet against her after the first wee. Would not recommend them.
My only night time nappy.
I started converting to MCNs this year after my bub turned 6 months old and have bought several different types and brands. I have found the only one I can put on my baby at night (still night feeding) is the Close Pop In gen2. The gussets are everywhere on the nappy so when bub sleeps on back or front it doesn't leak. I change him once in the night due to night feeding but when that stops I am confident he can last all night in this nappy. Otherwise with night booster he has been leak free for 9 hours overnight in this nappy (6.30pm til 3.30am...). I have just purchased 2 more of these as I only have one right now so i use a disposable when this one is in the wash as all my other types leak overnight. Highly recommend this nappy. It is bulky with booster though but all night nappies are! Without night booster it is not too bulky. Its well made and comes in cute patterns. I like that the elastic around the waist is comfortable too and not tight so it doesn't leaving red marks. It is an expensive nappy but it looks like it will last a long time. Inserts are soft and made from nice materials.
Newborn pop in - great intro to cloth nappies
I am currently using the newborn close parent pop in nappies (6 shells, 10 inserts). We used from day 1 and they have worked really well. Not designed for long wearing (which suits a newborn most of the time), a few wee leaks but no poop blow outs (yet). Shells have sometimes needed a second wash from poop stain (they dry very quickly though). It's been helpful if the wee/poop has only soiled the insert, as you can just replace that and get more value out of the pack. Double gusset for newborn is great for fit. You would need 2 of the 6 shell / 10 insert packs for full time use.
Good but not perfect (v2)
A good solid choice for soft cloth nappy. We've tried (almost) everything on the market and the hype surrounding these nappies is marketing genius. Overall I've been happy enough with fit, containment (double gusset does well here), patterns are nice. Not happy about how fussy the inserts are to get in and out and also the cover has a fleece inner which becomes wet so not really a good option to let air and then reuse - basically becomes an all in one nappy. The liners snap ins are so very fiddlley which is a pity. Overall they feel like a good...quality product and never had any leaks but the grovia hybrids (all in two) or bambino mio (all in ones) are my "go to" nappies. I also don't like that the liners are coloured but this might just be me being weird about my washing. The standard cotton liners dry fairly quickly.
Close new gen v2
These are the Rolls-royce in nappies.
Bought the close pop in new gen v2 and these are by far my favourite nappies I've used on bub.
I've tried disposables, terry flats, baby bare, tots bots, imse vimse and grovia but I keep going back to the close pop ins.
Like these better than AIOs or pocket nappies as they are easier to clean- no poop gets trapped when rinsing- and more cost effective if buying extra inserts.
Super cute patterns.
Been noticing a few complaints about the wetness in the insert and how it's not a stay dry insert. I ac...
Need to buy more!!
I was very hesitant to try these, I thought they were ugly and expensive and my SIL used them so instantly not a fan lol. But hubby requested a "daddy friendly" non clip nappy so I did some research and we went and visited the local nappy shop for further advice. We left purchasing a Little Box in the pastels and bamboo inserts.
Firstly after "prepping" I did notice it seemed to take a while for the absorbency to reach its peak. But after that the absorbency for my heavy wetting boy was great with both insert and soaker. There was no dry touc...
This product does what it's intended for.
Ive tried both the newborn and OSFM versions of this nappy.
It does what it's supposed to. But I was disappointed after reading raving reviews on a nappy page.
Firstly, it's well known that newborns poop like crazy. So providing less covers then inserts is ridiculous. The baby will have likely pooped in it and now the mum is washing all six covers which were used only once. The only benefit is the cover dries quickly. So you can use the remaining 4 nappy inserts on the dried covers.
These nappies have 4 layers to the insert....Two which are skin facing layers and not absorbent. The other two which are very (very) thin microfibre. This provides. Next to no absorbency. My newborn could out wee these in the first week. If he didn't poo on the cover first. I quickly found myself using the spare inserts to double up the absorbency.
I read so many great reviews of these nappies and I was a little disappointed in them.
The covers are great, double gussets, cute patterns, good containment. But the inserts are so fiddly to take in and out to wash. I feel like it's not worth the hassle.
Also the bamboo isn't stay dry, so I need to use a microfleece liner or baby is just sitting in a soggy wet mess.
Quite absorbent though (bamboo).
I wouldn't buy more.
Love these nappies, and the night boosters are incredible.
We used the minky Pop-ins and they are probably the best 'factory-made' MCNs we had (The bulk of our daytime stash were WAHM-made). We tried many different brands and these were one of the few that were absorbent enough to last longer than an hour or two (perfect for daycare when they don't necessarily get changed straight away). The velcro also makes them incredibly easy to use and much more adjustable for a perfect fit.
And the leg gussets are just brilliant!!! I don't think we ever had a leak in these nappies! I have not tried the bamboo ...inserts, so cannot comment on those, but the minky inserts are also much more resistant to stains than other brands. The night time boosters are magic! We tried many night nappies, and Pop-Ins with the added night booster were also the best in that category, and did not get as much of the night nappy 'ammonia-stink' that our others did. And once again, the leg gussets helped ensure no leaks. I used these on my daughter from age 1-2. They would probably not be a great option for a newborn/infant until they get to at least 6kg or so. In my experience, most OSFM nappies, are best used from this weight range onward, and newborns using 'small' or 'newborn' sized nappies for a snug fit without bulk. Newborns do not wee as much as older babies, and so do not need as absorbent a nappy as a toddler. If I was asked to recommend a 'factory-made' MCN, these would be the ones I would suggest.
Love the look and fit of these nappies. Nice stretchy elastics and double gusset keeps everything contained. We currently use these of a night with the night time booster and can get 10-12 hours from them. Our inserts are all bamboo and dry within the day when outside. Will slowly build our stash to have more of these.
the bamboo terry inserts are very absorbent and soft
Great in theory, poor in reality
I want to love these nappies more than i do. I bought these primarily for the double leg gusset to contain the mess, and because they go from birth to potty.
They were too big to begin with so had to buy disposables (they now produce a newborn size). Then the first popper failed within a week of actual use. The company i purchased from replaced it with no worries, but by 7 months of use (out of the 'warranty' period) many more poppers broke and the clips which keep the inners together no longer stay together. I am now sewing the inners to...
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