Easy-to-use Velcro tabs
Affordable price for MCN’s
Can be bulky on newborns
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).
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.
Greenkids are an OK workhorse nappy, but not something i'd buy too many of, I find the way it is done up awkward and I don't particularly like the appearance when on.
I have found it reliable to about 2.5 hours, but no longer.
It takes forever to dry, the slowest to dry in my whole stash.
I won't buy more because of the drying time and appearance. They are effective though so I can see why some like them.
Reliable and cost effective
Inserts take as long to dry as a true AIO. Awkward to put on and looks bulky.
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This nappy would best fit a baby with slim legs between six and twelve months, possibly eighteen months for a slim child. I didn't get a lot of use out of my Green Kids Anytimes nappy as it just didn't fit my children well for long. It was small around the legs and short in the rise. I didn't have any problems with leakage as long as the nappy fitted well. I used it at night and in the day time.
Compact - as are other pocket nappies
Doesn't fit newborns. It didn't fit my toddlers either.
a great daytime nappy. i send my daughter to daycare in these every day and even the MCN-hating staff are happy to use them.
i love how easy these are to dry - the covers are almost dry straight out of the machine. they are simple and easy to use. the stay dry lining is also great because baby's bits are kept nice and dry - not one case of nappy rash yet and we've been using this as our main daytime nappy for more than 2 years.
not as absorbent as some other MCNs, so better for day use than overnight.
I bought 6 of these (incl minky and funtimes) on special - just the outers - I made my own stuffing/boosters. I think they are a nappy with great potential but need a few more refinements to make them really good. The main thing was that they aren't really one size - they were just too baggy on my tallish 5kg baby and we had wing droop. I have added a set of snaps on the front to downsize them and the fit is now much better although I had to add a line of stitching around the top to stop the suedecloth hanging out. Still they are fiddly to fit to make sure there is no wing drop!
Good colours, quality materials
Rise not adjustable
I bought two of these when trying to decide which nappies to go with, but ended up going with fitted nappies instead of all in ones. I found these quite annoying stuff, but easier than the fitted nappies when my daughter is being looked after by someone else(i.e. the nappies are sent pre-stuffed). These are quite trim, which is good.
Trim, good absorbency, quick to dry, ease of use for others.
Annoying to stuff, end up WAY too big when boosted for nightime use.
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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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