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Review: Goodmama fitted nappy

http://shop.thegoodmama.com/

Goodmama nappies have an almost cult like following in America and that’s not just because they have a fabulous selection of prints (that generally only run for a limited time and new prints are added frequently) but because the nappies are so well made and work so well.

As with most American WAHM nappies, these are few and far between over here, no one as yet stocks them so I actually went to the source and bought it from their shop on one of their friday stalking stocking days. The cost wasn’t too bad with shipping (about £26) and some lovely wipes jumped into my basket as well (which are my new all time favourites!). The only problem is on fridays you have to go to their FB page and find out what time the shop will be stocking and then when the time comes you sit there frantically refreshing the shop page until the nappies get stocked (one print at a time). And unfortunately you cant wait around with nappies in your basket as they will be bought from under your nose. So as soon as you see a print that you want you have to go checkout and pay. The problem is if you wanted say 3 different nappies then you have to check them all out separately and they wont combine/refund you the shipping costs so you’d have to pay for the shipping 3 times, eek! Hence why I was so restrained and only got 1. Hopefully someone will be stocking them over here soon so everyone can enjoy their loveliness but otherwise I see them on preloved boards a lot but again they tend to get snapped up so you have to be quick!

Okay so back to the actually nappy, this print is a new one called Love Potion, and I am so glad I snagged it as it’s lovely and OH likes it too! It can be folded down at the front for smaller babies and there are crossover snaps as well. Each wing has 3 snaps to do up, all nicely spaced out to stop wing droop but we generally only really do 2 snaps up on each side. I know I say this a lot but the inside really is velvety soft, I wish I could get PJ’s like this!

The inner core is absorbent organic bamboo/cotton fleece and the lining is another layer of soft and silky organic cotton/bamboo velour. The soaker’s stitching matches the snaps and tie in with the print perfectly. The soaker is made from organic cotton/bamboo velour plus 2 layers of organic bamboo/cotton fleece sewn together and then another soaker made the same is then sewn to it at one end. Which all together gives 9 layers of super soft squishiness. The elastic at the back and the legs is nice and tight but there is a good amount of padding as well to give it a soft but snug fit – no red marks left behind from this nappy. I knew right away that this was a great nappy and yes I did indeed pop Chloe into it straight away!

Generally Chloe wears this around the house without a cover on now that its warmer and she’s toddling about. We can get about 2-2 and a half hours from it max like this but I’m more than happy with that. I know if we had a cover over the top it would be in the 3 hour+ category but I just love seeing the print! GM’s have a really nice contoured shape to them, which is great to avoid the sumo wrestler look. I must say we’re usually a fan of side snap nappies over front snapping, as they are a better fit on Chloe but the GM is a great snug fit, I think that’s were paying that bit extra for a brand like this really works.

Ease of use: Nice and simple, snap in soaker and go, yes it does need a cover if you’re going to be putting trousers over the top or will be sitting down a lot but as summer is getting ever so closer I think ours will be on show a lot of the time!

Performance: One of the best day fitteds we own, I can really see why they have such a big following. It washes well and the drying time isnt any longer than other day fitteds we own.

Design: Almost perfect, it looks great, contains everything and holds up well to Chloe’s heavy weeing but it also gives such a lovely trim fit as well. If only they could squeeze in a bit of PUL to make it an AI2 but still keep the amazing fit then this would be 100% perfect and I’d seriously consider converting all our stash to them!

Overall: I do love these and if someone stocks them over here or there was a co-op running then I would sign up in a heartbeat. These are seriously gorgeous nappies and the prints are amazing! Have a look through some of the pics here on FB and I can guarantee you’ll fall in love with more than a few! It’s just a real shame they are so hard to get hold of. I’m more than happy to pay a good price for a gorgeous nappy that’s been well made but having to wait for one day a week to then sit at the PC for an hour or so in the hope that I might be quick enough to grab one or maybe two (and then have to pay double for shipping) is hard work.  But fingers crossed someone can start stocking them soon as I love them and need lots more for the summer (sorry Mr Bank Manager!).

Michelle xx

I bought the nappy mentioned in this post and did this review because I wanted to, no compensation was received for doing it.