Want your One Size reusable nappies to fit from birth? Here's our top tips:
❤️ Choose a nappy with removable inserts - an all-in-one nappy may be convenient on bigger babies, but having the full absorbency in the nappy from birth creates unnecessary bulk on a newborn. A pocket nappy or wrap allows you to use a muslin cloth or size 1 prefold as absorbency rather than the full-sized inserts that come with it, reducing bulk.
🧡 Choose a nappy with at least four rise settings - the extra set will maker the nappy even smaller and allow you to get a teeny tiny nappy height to avoid rubbing your newborn's umbilical cord.
💛 Overlapping waist poppers are your best friend - a nappy that allows you to overlap the tabs for a super small waist fit is ideal, giving you a good, snug fit on smaller babies.
💚 Get the fit right - ensuring the leg elastics are tucked into t he knicker line can help to prevent leaks, even if the nappy is still a little roomy around the legs. Luckily, a little gap in the legs isn't too much of an issue for newborns as they wee little and often, so aren't likely to flood the nappy.
💙 Lower your expectations - sometimes, getting a good one size fit on a newborn just isn't possible, particularly if they are below 7lbs or have particularly skinny legs. After all, these nappies are designed to fit 35lb toddlers too! Try again in a couple of weeks, and don't sweat a few disposables used until then.
💜 Hire a newborn kit - if your baby is small or you already have a stash that won't fit from birth, then why not hire a kit? You have the full freedom of trying out a large range of brands to suit all sizes, support throughout hire and you'll get a money off voucher to purchase a kit of your own!