I was bought a trial pack as a gift. They were too big for my 3kg baby initially. By the time she was almost 3m old and 4.5kg they fit her well. Very easy to use, easy to size. Super soft on the inside. Come out clean from the washing machine and dry much quicker than some brands. I have been using them overnight also with no issues. Only had one leak and that was when the nappy had been on for 12 hours overnight when I forgot to change her when she woke at 3am for a feed. Love the patterns and feel and have upgraded to full time stash.
Leaking since purchase
I bought 3 of these nappies 2 weeks ago, they fit great out of the other 4 brands I have, eco naps, designer bums, peapods and bambino mio. They are cheaper. But they leak through the front. My boy is 7 months, and I change him every 2 hrs anyway as all the nappies leak out the sides if they are too wet. I couldn't work out where this wet patch was coming from on the front of his pants but it must be a weakness in the material as the nappy is definitely wet at the front. Therefore this gets 1 star as it is not doing what it is designed to do.
Disappointing due to leaks
Bought full stack for my newborn and didn't really get to use it til she is around 3 1/2 months. (Tried to use it when she was newborn; with the insert it is super bulky but without it it leaks every time, so I thought maybe it is too big for her although adjusted to smallest size.. my baby is born normal size) And ever since she uses it, I have to cross my fingers and pray for it not to leak every time (never trusted it to be fit for night - lucky!). No matter how i tried it still leaks. The inserts seem to be inconsistent in quality with some thicker than the others. Just too disappointing as I read through reviews of different brands and thought i made the right choice. :(
Purchased in December 2019 for A$400.00.
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fun colors, don't leak as per my experience
I have 12-month old who has been moving a lot and for some reason, he doesn't like any nappies. I guess he really likes the colors. It doesn't leak even he is playing and the elastic band is just fine.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$19.95.
Not Durable. Not worth it.
We are 15 months into our first child wearing hippybottomus nappies. The coating started coming off the outer shells after about 7 months. All of the green and blue nappies started first. Then the others started at about 12 months. The elastic has not lasted much longer than 12 months, leaving them loose one one side and tight on the other, or just loose all around, causing leaks and bad fitting nappies that want to fall off. They advertise that you can use them on a couple of kids to get your moneys worth, but they are not going to last us unt...il completion of toilet training on the first child, let alone being of any use for a second child. In honesty, they will have probably paid for themselves if compared to having used disposable nappies, but we could have bought simple terry toweling nappies with pilchers and achieved a better result, the same amount of washing, and a fraction of the cost. Seriously...buy terry toweling nappies. Same labor involved in washing and they are durable, unlike these. I am totally disappointed. This review is honest and factual and represents an account of our negative experience with these nappies. They are made in China and must have long ago forgotten about quality control. Maybe the brand was once good, but not any more.
They leak and not worth the money
I purchased a big stack of nappies and they leak all the time. I have a cheaper brand nappy which are heaps better and don’t leak. The elastic isn’t tight enough. The only positive is the designs look good.
Purchased in January 2018 for A$300.00.
Great until baby starts moving
This nappy is great while my baby was younger. Once she started moving a lot, they started leaking through the sides. The leaking became much worse as baby gets older and practically unusable once she is walking at 11 months. We have followed all care instructions given by hippybottomus and also emailed to ask if there is a way to fix this issue, but received no further reply other than the standard fixes which we have already tried.
Used for 6 months now and they’re really good. Good fit and absorbency, never had a leak (only when using disposables! those poo explosions!), dry quickly, simple to use and at a fair price. Tried a few well known brands and found these the best. No issues, would recommend especially to someone who’s new to cloth diapering.
Was a bit skeptical of going cloth since unsuccessful attempts in the past. But this one is great. Even lasted overnight and through a not so fun experience of diarrhea with no leakage what so ever. It isn't too bulky either, bubs able to wear normal clothes over top. 10/10 would recommend
Purchased in November 2019.
The best I have tried
I purchased half a dozen brands prior to my babys birth and these are by far the best, so much so that I ended up purchasing more of these and more inserts and dont use the other brands unless I forget to wash and really need to.
The shell and inserts dry over night which none of my others do, I wash every 3 or 4 days so they have had sooo many wears and no issues.
I use 1 flat and 1 crimped over night with no issues, i have a baby boy who is a tummy sleeper and still has a bottle just before bed at night and a late dream feed about 300ml+ liqu...
Purchased in August 2018 for A$15.00.
Great during the day/ Awful for over night
We love that these nappies reduce waste, it’s why we initially bought them. They are great for during the day (short periods of time) however night time is not okay. We did two insert, one normal and one crimped as suggested but he leaked every single time (I find he leaks WORSE with crimped ones in). I then contact Hippybottomus and a lady suggested using 3 flat liners. Not only did it make the nappy extremely bulky but it also didn’t work. Every morning (sometimes during the night) I’m having to wash his bedding and his nighttime clothes. We really didn’t want to use wasteful nappies. We will continue to use HB during the day but I would recommend getting something else for night time.
Purchased in September 2018.
One of the best I've tried
Having heard some stories about cloth nappies we wanted to try something different for our kids and gave these a go after seeing them on sale one day, the normal price is towards the dearer end of the market but the quality makes up for it. Would recommend it.
Purchased in March 2019.
Wish the product was as good as their customer service
I’ve been using the nappies for 6 months now and all I’ve had is problems. I have had two replacements in the first two months one shell replacement and one liner replacement. Customer service is great and very understanding. But now 6 months on I’m having more problems with more of my shells especially coming apart on the inside with the waterproof layer. I am washing according to their instructions and am making sure I follow it to a T. But it doesn’t look like they are going to last me until toilet training. Which is very disappointing
The only cloth nappy we use now
New to cloth nappies and not sure what to try we purchased a hippybottomus trial pack as well as some other brand cloth nappies. Whilst I did have to wait until my 2.5kg baby reached about 3.5-4kg before using (or the leg holes were too big) I am completely converted and will be buying more. They are beautiful and soft and baby sleeps twice as long overnight with a hippybottomus nappy opposed to a disposable (which surprised me). This is the only nappy that hasnt leaked on us no matter how big the explosion (both disposable and two other brand...s of cloth have multiple times) and I like how it can button one side over the other and at the leg holes to go very small. The inserts are very soft and absorbent but dry quickly and they are extremely easy to wash, dry and assemble. I have found going cloth very easy and with the waterproof bags in the pack even using cloth out and about is no problem. I also purchased a hippybottomus change mat which is great due to being waterproof one side, and folds up small in the nappy bag. Excellent quality and good value for money I will be buying more.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$199.00.
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Only nappy we use now
As soon as bub hit 3 months we wanted to move away from cloth nappies. We got trial packs of several brands and Hippybottomus just kept coming out on top. Inserts dry faster than the rest, the fit keeps poosplosions in without being too tight and leaving red marks and lastly, small but important thing, when he poops it doesn’t end up inside the pocket entry. These are just designed and made really well, crazy absorbent and soft and in cute patterns! Only ones we use now.
HAPPY BABY & MUM.
I went from being so worried about using them, to using them as much as I can.. Even in public. Beautiful quality, no leaking through & baby is loving them. Getting lots of compliments about them. Recommending you guys to all friends & family with little ones. Skeptical husband even loves them! Definitely buying another pack real soon, so I can use Hippybotamus cloth nappies full time.
Perfect fit no leaks
Very happy with my order, they dry super fast once washed and we have had no leaks at all. So happy to have purchased them and will be stocking up on more shortly. Loving the colour options that have been released too. Can’t wait to recommend these nappies to my friends
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Lack in customer service
I have ordered my starter pack 3 days ago and no response on my emails/messenger and no updates on progress of my order. My Rumparooz from America ordered same day has already been shipped.
Seriously disappointed and worried that I will loose my or wait weeks for my order, and that from a local supplier
Brilliant cloth nappies. Easy to use. Excellent value for money.
I came across hippybottomus nappies when I had my first child 4 years ago. They won gold award at the time. Since using it, I’ve been extremely happy with it. My first daughter used it til she was toilet trained at 3 years. I love the softness and absorbency of the bamboo. I changed her nappy every 4 hours during the day unless it’s really saturated but rarely happens. And the night insert works really well for overnight use. I was still able to use them for my second daughter for a little bit but the absorbency only lasted 2hrs at this stage. ...Which is fair enough, considering it’s being washed every other day for the last couple of years. So we decided to buy another lot of hippybottomus for our second baby. I have used other brand mcn at this stage but this by far is my absolute favourite.There has been 2 occasions where my baby has fallen asleep at night without the night insert. Fearing of waking her up, I just left it and put a waterproof bed protector in case it leaks overnight but to my surprise the single insert was able to hold the wee. My 8 month old baby is usually a heavy wetter coz she breastfeeds on demand at night (we’re cosleeping). I cannot recommend it enough. So easy to use and and much cheaper compared to your other brands. Also, when I had to contact there customer service, they were really responsive and very helpful. Excellent product.
Practical and Funky
Great product: practical with environmental and economic benefits. I bought the trial pack last year and started using them when my son was 3 months old. I’ve since purchased extra nappies and inserts. They’re very absorbent and, along with a singlet, are all that my 7 month old wears in the NQ heat. Highly recommended. Their bamboo fibre breast pads are excellent too.
Questions & Answers
Hi there, I have been trialling the hippybottomus nappies and quite like them. I am interested to get a full time pack but I am keen to know how long these will last... I would like to think they last 3-4 children but I have read that the PUL isn't as good quality as other brands. Has anyone had any long term experience with these? Has the fit been good with all your children? Thank you in advance.
Hi, I am expecting twins and I am wondering how many nappies I would need to buy?
I bought the Nappy Stash which has 24 nappies. This allows me to only wash every 2-3 days. I did find that as my Bub was quite small at birth, that the nappies were too bulky on her and I used disposables for a while until she put on weight. Now I only use disposables for emergencies
As others have answered, I would use disposables to start with as they are bulky to begin with. Also with newborn twins... I don't think you would want to start off with washing mountains of nappies. I would recommend you start with aldi brand newborn nappies which are affordable and I found them great, until they are about 8 weeks then start with the 24 pack which is designed for one baby. If this works well for your babies look at getting another 24 pack. The one pack lasts 2.5 to 3 days depending on how frequently you need to change bubs.
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