“ Brand: Kitty Kins / Type: Nappies „
I bought these when I decided terry squares were the cheapest and most versatile option for using cloth nappies on my baby.
These particular nappies come in 3 sizes, 40x40, 50x50 and 60x60cm. I decided to get the smallest size because I already had terry squares in the largest size. The reason I chose to buy some smaller ones was because I knew my baby would be quite small when first born and I knew the large size nappies I already had would be quite bulky on her. So to get a square in a small 40x40cm was great.
Little Ewe nappies are made from organic unbleached cotton (good for all those environmentalists out there) and have a soft binded edge which helps to keep their shape, and I also noticed it prevents the nappies from fraying, something which I have experienceed with other (cheaper) terries!!
They are also really soft and thick, a lot like a towel, so they will be comfy wrapped around your baby's bottom, and the thickness is great for absorbancy, especially when they start sleeping through the night.
I used these on my daughter straight away (she was 7lb 11oz when she was born) and they were the perfect size. I was really really happy with them because although I always wanted to use cloth, I really don't like the bulkiness you get with putting most cloth nappies on a tiny newborn, so this small size was just great and I didn't feel like she was restricted in any way from kicking her legs or squirming around like they seem to enjoy so much!
They went through the wash really well, and retained their fluffiness (unless it was raining and I had to dry them inside on radiators, then they became quite hard...). Drying time on the line outside varies depending on the weather but they usually dry within a day.
I think if you were to use the large size from birth, they would be quite durable and last a long time.
I paid about £2 for each square which I think is quite reasonable.
So all in all a good quality, reasonably priced, brill nappy.
The only downside to buying the smaller size is that your baby will grow out of them quite quickly. My daughter is now 3 months and she doesn't fit into them anymore. She is only on the 25th percentile as well (hopefully most of you Mothers out there will know what I mean by this) for her weight so she is a relatively small baby.
But having said that, if I was to do it again, I think I would still buy the small ones due to the fact that they fit so snugly. And because you have only used them for a short space of time, there is the advantage of being able to sell them on in good condition once you have finished with them.
I recommend them.
Prefolds are ideal to use with a close fitting wrap and can be used pad folded in a close fitting wrap, or alternatively as a folded pad with a pocket style nappy.