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.
Don't understand how people can rave about them.
I bought 3 Close Pop-Ins V2s (in Polar Bear & Deer) to try because I'd heard great things about them plus they have double leg gussets which I find is a must in a cloth nappy. The only positive thing I liked about the nappies was the laundry tabs for the velcro tabs. They are covered under a fabric panel so they stay stuck to the laundry tabs in place and doesn't stick to other laundry.
Like others stated, they are fiddly to put together. They are also difficult to get the fit right and feel too tight despite having velcro closure. The inserts and the nappy itself also take forever to dry, as well as feel scratchy against bubs' skin, and feel wet against him after the first wee. Would not recommend them at all.
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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...
Not the best around especially for the price
I was very excited to try Close Parent pop ins after reading so many positive reviews, but I have found them disappointing, especially as they are expensive. The micro fibre inserts are not at all absorbent - leaks in under 2 hours. I think my baby is a heavy wetter, but even so can't see them being much use for any baby. The bamboo is much more absorbent but as they don't have a micro fibre cover the wetness sits against the baby's skin. Even then I would be lucky to get 3 hours from the bamboo nappy. The flaps at the top at the front and back...are a little fiddly, and I have had leaks from them before. The laundry tab is right in middle so if it gets poo on it you either have to put the velcro tab over the poo, or leave the velcro flapping around in the wash. They are also bulky on my 5 month old - perhaps they will fit better later. I have also bought the night boosters, but think they are poorly designed too. The micro fibre cover (essential for a 12 hour wear I think to avoid nappy rash) wraps around the whole middle of the booster rather than covering just the side facing the baby. There is also still bamboo exposed on the baby's skin side. The materials all seem to be high quality; birth to toddler is more cost-effective Expensive, poor design (especially laundry tab and night booster).
Best nappies available
These nappies are the absolute business. I almost gave on cloth after using fitted bamboo nappies with a cover but discovered these gems. They are easy to use, look great, and wash like a dream. I haven't had a leak yet despite having an extremely heavy wetter particularly overnight. The PUL flap on the inside of the front of the nappy really helps prevent moisture wicking upwards on to singlets/pjs with my tummy-sleeping angel.
I only wish they were slightly better priced but I suppose you get what you pay for. Cheaper to buy from the UK and pay postage.
easy to use and wash, never leak, look fantastic
These nappies are very well made, and work very well - never had a leak! They look very cute however, I find them a bit bulky - not sure if all mcn are just as bulky? It makes it hard to put a onesie on baby. The bamboo insert is very absorbent but does take two days to dry if line dried indoors ie if u live in an apartment (tumble dry is not recommended).
Bulky compared to disposables
Excellent night time nappy
I bought 6 Close-pop ins (3 in the gorgeous new prints) and I really find them sensational. They fit my chubby 4 month old well, especially with the double leg gusset and they last 12hrs+ at night time. The bamboo inserts are super absorbent although take a while to dry so we also have a couple of minkee inserts which dry quicker. I love how natural they are on my baby's bottom who suffered from severe nappy rash using disposals.
Perhaps a little expensive but well worth it, they seem to be a high quality product. The only thing I don't lik...e is that the bamboo inserts in the new print nappies are dyed certain colours (e.g. bright pink or blue) which seems to take away from their naturalness, I much prefer the original grey bamboo ones. Also some people might not like the few minutes it takes to prepare the nappy for night time but I don't find it a problem. Never had any leaks, lasts 12hrs+ at night, good fit for chubby baby. A little expensive individually so worth buying in a pack. New bamboo inserts are dyed bright colours which seems unnatural & not necessary.
MCN's for Dummies!
Omg absolutely love these nappies! I am a first time MCN user and you can't get much more basic than this. There is nothing confusing about them. They are as easy to use as disposables! I highly recommended for first time MCN users. Easy care and so far so good, no leakages =)
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