When we first started using cloth nappies at night we used a combination of Tots Bots Cotton Tots and Easy Peasy Bumbles. This worked for a while and then the leaks started. Eli was wetting heavily at night and we were regularly getting big leaks that soaked his clothes, sleeping bag and our bed. I doubted that we would have much more luck with a disposable overnight as we moved to cloth at night because of leaks using disposables! I wanted a more absorbent nappy and I knew that bamboo tended to be better than terry so bought a bamboozle stretch as a trial. It worked brilliantly and so I bought 4 more and ditched the other night nappies (except for emergencies).
We don’t use the bamboozle stretch as a day nappy (although I think it would work really well as one I’ve got too many other nappies to need to use it that way!) and so this review is wholly based on its use as a night nappy.
- bamboo is softer and less scratchy than terry cotton;
- trim fitting, which is a bit more comfy for Eli at night I think;
- one-size so will last until he’s dry at night;
- available in natural (which is what we have) or a variety of other colours to match other Tots Bots nappies and wraps.
- none that I can think of.
As with most night nappies these do need to be boosted to give extra absorbency – we use a Tots Bots bamboo booster as it’s quite slim and doesn’t add too much more bulk to the nappy. These are two part nappies and need a waterproof wrap over them – we use Tots Bots Flexiwraps and Motherease Airflow wraps.
The vital statistics for our Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretches:
How many do we have?
Velcro/Aplix or Poppers?
Which sizes do we have?
They are one-size nappies so will fit from newborn to toddler – there are two levels of poppers on the front to make the nappy smaller.
How long would we be able to use just this part of our stash?
5 days assuming no need for an overnight nappy change (which is a very rare occurrence).
How often do these nappies need to be changed?
These last 12+ hours overnight.
How easy are these nappies to wash?
We wash all our nappies together and don’t need to do anything special for these. I do unpopper the inserts before washing.
How long do they take to dry?
They are bamboo so not the quickest at drying but dry in the tumble drier on my usual cycle or on the line after 4-5 hours.