Highly absorbent and leak proof
Good quality materials
Quick to dry
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We purchased a Recommended Nappy Stash and until our son was mobile they were great. When he started crawling the nappies leaked a bit around the legs. Now that he is walking they are unusable. He and his clothes are drenched the second he does a wee in the nappy. I have always followed a strict cloth nappy routine (dry pailing, water not too hot to compromise the waterproof layer, wash every second day etc) and have done strip washes to try and help so I’m not sure what’s happened to them. I have previously contacted the company for tips on th...is but other than checking that they are a good fit on my son there was no real advice or answer as to why they were leaking. I doubled up the inserts to try and make them usable but as my son was new to walking this looked very uncomfortable and bulky and he found it very hard to walk with such a massive nappy between his little legs. I am so disappointed as I spent a LOT of time researching which nappy brand we would buy since cloth nappies are such an investment. Sadly though these nappies are unusable and we now use the best disposables we can for the environment full time now as purchasing a full time pack of cloth nappies again is not in the budget. Perhaps the ones I received were older stock as I requested only three plain colours for my stash and maybe over time they aren’t very good. I have checked the inside of each nappy though to see if the waterproof layer looks damaged or is peeling and I can’t see that they are. I don’t want to slander the company I just want to write this review so anyone who is considering this brand is aware that this might happen when your child is on the move.
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It is leaking
Hi guys unfortunately these nappies are leaking, I am sad that i have purchased 24 nappies and these are leaking from the sides. Easy to use, easy to clean, great idea to use them because I don't like to use disposable nappies but not great it is leaking I am really concerned my daughter is 3 months now and I cannot imagine when she is grown-up a little bit the leaking would be crazy than even if I change the nappies very often.
Purchased in January 2021 for $400.00.
We absolutely love our hippybottomus products to the point I think I have one of everything!!! We have been using our nappies full-time for a couple months now and they are wonderful. They have a perfect adjustable fit, no leaks or blow-outs and not to mention extremely stylish!! They have not worn at all, no stains, no colour fade and no rips or tethers. When using reusable nappies you also need wetbags, we have many bags in different sizes and different amounts of zips, these have been perfect with no wear, no leaks and good quality zips! In ...our small wet bag we keep all our reusable wet wipes, they are perfect size and soft on bubs bum! And last but not least we also have our reusable swim nappys, this is also a perfect fit, beautiful designs and hasnt worn even though it has been in and out of chlorine pools weekly!! I have spoken to staff a couple times and they have been absolutely lovely and have been able to answer all my questions!! I would highly recommend this company!!
Purchased in June 2020 for $16.99.
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.
Best so far
I previously gave this 1 star as they leaked at the front, but I kept using them anyway as I had to and it seems after more washes/use the problem went away! Now they are my favourite nappies as they never leak and out of the 4 other brands I have - pea pods, bambino mio, designer bums and eco naps, hippybottomus wins hands down. They have the absolute best fit out of the lot. Been using them for over 2 months now on my 9mth old son. Best value for money too.
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 $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 $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 $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 $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 $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
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.
- A 5-layer insert is made to be highly absorbent, and tucks easily inside a bamboo charcoal fleece inner that sits against your baby’s skin.
- This pocket nappy is made with an included waterproof outer, so you won’t have to spend extra money and time sourcing suitable nappy covers.
- Since it contains 3 sizes in one, this one nappy can be adjusted to fit your child as they grow .
- Press studs are used to secure the nappy in place.
- Available in a colourful rainbow array of block colours and fun patterns like toucans, and llamas.
Points of Praise for Hippybottomus
- Reviewers were impressed that they had no issues with leakages - even when poop was runny, and even when nappies were left on overnight. Absorbency of these nappies during the night was particularly praised.
- The materials were described as durable and good quality, and were also soft where they touched baby’s skin.
- These nappies dry quickly - one reviewer even reported that both the shell and inserts dried overnight. This makes them conveniently ready to reuse faster, which is handy if you're starting to run out.
- Many reviewers reported that these were the best cloth nappies they’d ever used on their baby.
|Release date||May 2012|
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