Easy-to-use Velcro tabs
Affordable price for MCN’s
Can be bulky on newborns
Great service, cute. As good as a re-useable nappy can be.
Easy to use and cute. Good service- I live in Perth and nappies delivered on same day as the order. Answer emails fast. I prepare the nappy’s by putting in the bamboo inserts and putting them in a pile next to change table so hubby more likely to also use instead of reaching out for disposable (he can be lazy). The downside (but i think this is true for any cloth nappy) is it can be tricky to tell when nappy needs changing so need to change quite often (every 3-4 hrs) to prevent leaks; whereas disposables have an indicator system and need l...ess frequent changing. If not changed frequently there is also a stronger ammonia smell than with disposables. The bamboo inserts take a long time to dry out on a line-esp on cooler days- take a couple of days to fully dry. Microfibre faster to dry but i find them less absorbable. Cloth nappies do take a bit more preparation and planning than disposables; but i think its worth it to save the environment and in the long term, costs. I didn’t find the nappy liners very good- runny poop just leaks around and through them so i have been hand washing poop off nappy. Recently i purchased the little squirt and will write my review on that when i have practised with it a bit longer.
Purchased in March 2021.
Nappies that last and fit every age.
I inherited a couple of nappies from my sis in law and loved the print so much that I went and bought more. It has now lasted 3 years (even the second hand ones). Yes the older inserts were not bamboo (5years ago or more) so they are now basically paper thin. However the new inserts I bought are still going strong and look as good as new.
We recently had another baby who is now 2 months old and was able to wear the nappies at about 5 weeks old.
The trick to making the nappies (outer shell) last longer is not to heat wash them and not to ...use the dryer with them as this disintegrates the waterproof lining. In any case you can buy fabric waterproofing spray and respray them to make them last longer. This is what I read online but I have never had to do this even after 3 years and that is because I always sun or air dry the nappies. They only take a day or overnight to dry usually. I personally dislike the other type of nappies with the poppers because it takes so much longer to put them on. My only gripe is that greenkids shld make a reusable fabric diaper liner as well. I am using some I bought on Amazon.
Good quality, absorbent nappies
I was new to cloth nappies and Green Kids offered fantastic support. It took me awhile to figure out my wash/wear regime, but once I did, these nappies have been fantastic. The large Applix tabs make nappy changes quick and easy. The bamboo inserts are really absorbent. They are also Australian made and the quality is excellent.
Aussie made quality
What sold me on Green Kids was that they are Aussie made. This is so important in this day and age and I find them of fantastic quality compared to the Chinese ones out there. Yes you pay more but it's worth it.
They have good absorbency and I love all the colors available. Customer service was excellent and delivered the day after I ordered. Very happy with my purchase
Great love the bright colours
These nappies are great. I find that they are easy to use as they have a great Velcro tab. The elastic around the legs are great too. They come is some cute designs and colours so I can match my baby to what he is wearing. I think they are a great price too... very cost effective.
Good, but could use some improvements
I've been using the large version of these about 4 months now on my toddler for nights. Positives are: Made in Australia, & a pocket nappy (which is good because she shell dries fast and you can buy multiple inserts so you can save on drying time). Negatives would be: they are velcro, without any snaps or any other way of changing the rise height, which means that it's not always possible to get a perfect fit. After 4 months I'm already seeing some pilling in the outer fabric, and the velcro has started to fray around the edges. Not a huge deal..., because pilling can be removed, and I hand-sewed a zig-zag stitch around the edges of the velcro to prevent further fraying, but it's more maintenance than I've had to do on any other nappy I own (which are all Grovia). Would I buy them again? Yes, because it's not economical to wait for nappies to dry and there are not a lot of larger-size nappies on the market suitable for night in a pocket style. However, I would like to see more flexibility in the fit and some instructions provided with the product at the time of purchase to minimise fraying (or extra stitching around the edges of the velcro).
Great MCNs Made In Aussie!
Bought a stash of Green Kids nappies recently and am very impressed with the quality and ease of use - they're even dad friendly! Love the colours & love that I can stuff extra boosters into the pocket so they last thru the night. Highly recommended & I'll be back for more soon :)
A top option for bottoms!
I was handed down a set of these and have found them quite useful. I don't use them exclusively, use disposables at night and when out.
Aussie product, have shown no wear and tear even though they are onto their 3rd baby, I have not had any trouble with nappy rash, also function as a swim nappy (without insert)
Didn't fit my baby well when she was small, despite trying a couple of different fits with the insert (2 in 1style vs insert in pouch). Also now at 7 months she sometimes undoes velcro tabs.
I purchased a full time set of these nappies and have been using them every day on my bub for about ten months. I wanted to use them for a bit to see how they worked out before writing a review. They have been wonderful and I haven't had any major issues with them. Had a few leaks to begin with, but once we got used to putting them on properly and added extra inserts (my bub is a heavy wetter) we haven't had any leakage issues. Only had a poo leak once! One nappy did delaminate, but the customer service of the company was excellent and they rep...laced the faulty one for me instantly. My husband and I love the ease of using velcro snaps as my bub is a wriggle bum when changing him. Also the colour/pattern choice is very cute and an added bonus, I always get positive remarks about them! The wet bags are great too and really trap in the smell. Overall I love these nappies and so does my bub!
Okay but not my nappy of choice
I originally purchase a full time set (25 nappies) of Green Kids nappies before my daughter was born; in hindsight I wish I had tried several different brands before committing to buying a whole stash. I liked the fact that these nappies were made in Australia (biggest selling point for me) but unfortunately the quality of the materials used is not that great (the PUL started to delaminate after 4 months of full time use, Velcro starting to fray, materials used would be made in China) and the workmanship is just not the same standard as some of...the other MCNs I now have that are made ethically in China (Green Kids are a very basic sewing job that I could have easily done myself on my machine at home given the right materials). The bamboo inserts are of much better quality than the shells. I did not have leaks all that frequently as bub grew into the nappies a bit better (lots of leaks to begin with as they are OSFM so don't fit little babies that well until at least 5-6kg) but they weren't fool proof even with a premium bamboo insert. Very expensive nappies for the quality provided and have to buy shells and inserts separately! Even a bulk purchase of 24 nappies is much more expensive than other MCN that are not China cheapies. A sized system works much better for us and I have since sold my stash in exchange for another Australian owned MCN that in my opinion is much better value for money.
Both the nappies and the team at Green Kids are wonderful! I wanted to support an Australian made product and am so rapt to have found Green Kids. Their nappies are bright, colourful, super easy to use and care for. The nappies have always performed to my expectations. They have a great range of quality products and I would recommend them to anybody having a baby who was interested in MCNs.
I love these nappies, I have 4 Anytimes with the bamboo inserts and they are my among my favourites.
The Velcro is easy to use, but always stays on the wash tabs in the machine. The suede cloth keeps baby dry and the bamboo is super absorbent. My only complaint would be the insert takes a while to dry, but that's to be expected given how absorbent it is.
They are perfect for taking out and about, or for getting other people to change the nappy, because they are just so easy.
I've never had any leaks yet, and the poop containment is good.
Worst value for money MCN
At about $20 each not including inserts these are by no means the cheapest MCNs on the market. I got the Velcro closure ones which I do like because it's easier to get a good fit.
However the quality is really poor compared to others I have (pea pods and bountiful bubs) the seams are not over sewn (single seem then pulled inside out) looks like it's been made in a high school design and tech class.
Overall not a bad nappy but definitely not worth $20 plus the cost of inserts!
2 kids and most are still going strong
I have been using my green kids stash since birth for my first son (now 3yrs & no longer in nappies) and now using the same stash for my 2nd son (1yr). After my 1st son, I found I had to replace the elastics in the legs of many of them to bring them back to their original glory ready for bub #2 but I've since had no drama's at all with them on bub #2. After almost 3.5yrs of constant, heavy use, I am only now starting to see some wear on a couple of them, where the PUL material is coming apart from the inner material but thats totally understand...able considering how much they are used and washed etc. I have never had any drama's with nappy rash and have only had the occasional leak. I find they are very absorbent, easy to clean, and quick drying. I am thinking however, for our next baby, I may need to get some new ones. Not sure if this stash will last another.
I am due to have my baby soon and have decided to go cloth. I have purchased a few different brands varying from $20-38 per nappy - and for quality Greenkids nappies look far superior. Cant wait to try them!!
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Green Kids Anytimes are suitable from birth (or 3.5kg) to the age when your child is toilet trained (or 15kg). They’re cost-effective, especially when compared to some other modern cloth nappy (MCN) brands. The plain colours are $19.95, while those with prints cost $24.
However, also keep in mind that the absorbable inserts need to be purchased separately, and these vary in price depending on their thickness, among other factors.
Points of Praise
- Good absorbency was observed, with hardly any leaks occurring when using Green Kids Anytimes.
- The bamboo inserts were reported to be soft and comfortable on baby's skin.
- Reviewers appreciated that they received excellent customer service from an Australian company.
- The Velcro tabs made it really easy to quickly secure the nappy around your baby, which is great for wriggly bubs who move around a lot during changing time.
|Release date||July 2008|
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