Review: Baba + Boo Series II pocket nappy

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I first came across Baba+Boo when I met Eve, the owner, on a baby forum. I had a look at her website and was blown away by not only the site itself, which is gorgeous but the lush goodies she had for sale. We’ve previously be lucky enough to try one of her nappies but since then Eve has been working hard has now given them a slight redesign and has launched the Series II nappy and again she kindly gave us one to review. Eve’s mission is to make cloth affordable, whether its people who are new to cloth, take that first initial, and somewhat expensive first step or to help current cloth users feed their stash and make it a more workable size. She hopes to achieve this by sourcing ethically made nappies at a reasonable price without compromising on quality. It’s great to hear that Baba+Boo would never knowingly supply nappies made in factories that do not look after their workforce or endorse child-labour.

When the average price for a BTP nappy is around £14+, it’s amazing that Eve can sell the Series II nappies at £8.75 and that’s for a nappy with inserts from a big selection of fab colours and prints! The new design of the snap system incorporates a crossover snap setting for smaller babies and extra leg snaps that give a snug fit to help ensure there’s no leaks. So there are 3 snaps in total on each wing to do up, two for the waist (to help stop wing droop) and one for the leg. Although I’m sure you could skip the leg one or the second waist snap if you wanted to and got a good fit without. I was worried the new snap design would mean a different but Chloe is still on the same waist snap setting in the new one as she was in the old, which always makes it easier for daddy!

Each nappy now comes with 2 large microfibre inserts and they now have snaps on them so you can make them smaller as needed for the various rise settings. As before there is a huge range of solid colours and prints in both PUL and a soft minky fabric. The packaging has had a revamp too and now the usage and washing information is on an eco friendly recyclable paper sleeve. The actual pocket design is still the same, it has a large, elasticated opening at the back, which I have always loved on these nappies and am so glad it hasnt been changed!

Eve also sent us one of the new 100% bamboo inserts to try, which will be sold separately, they are made from 4 layers of bamboo and again they have the snaps on to adjust the size. Microfibre isnt that brilliant for Chloe now and I was having to use both mf inserts at a time or change her after 2 to 3 (on a good day) hours with the old nappy. So I was super happy to give this a try out and after it had a fair amount of prewashing I’m glad to say it happily does 3-4 hours and can go 4 hours+ if I add one of the mf inserts in as well. For those with average wetters then I’m sure they wont need the extra insert at all but it’s so slim that they’d be great for using in some of our other pocket nappies as well. So I’ll be on the look out for when they’re available on the website to get a few more.

Ease of use: I love the large stretchy pocket opening, it really does make it nice and easy to stuff and I so which more pockets where like this with no flaps or fiddly bits.

Performance: For a nappy at this price I am still impressed with the quality and performance, not a single leak and everything has been contained brilliantly. If I know Chloe is due a blow out or we’re going on a long car journey then it’s great to know I can pop this on her as a trusty nappy and it still looks cute! Drying time is still great, the minky fabric is lovely and soft and it washes really well.

Design: The new improvements are great, the crossover snap setting will make this a much better BTP nappy for smaller babies to use and the leg snaps are a nicely thought out extra. The big range of colours and prints available is fantastic, there’s definitely something for everyone. The only negative I can find is the shape and size of the wings, the old style was a lovely curved shaped and the new style has big squared off tab. Which I’d prefer to be a bit smaller if anything but it wouldnt put me off buying one and Eve has said she might be tweaking them a little on future shipments.

Overall: These are more than just simple and functional nappies, they are super funky, perform amazing and are at a fantastic price that doesnt leave you feeling guilty for buying yet another nappy! These are perfect all rounders: an ideal nappy for people starting out in cloth, for those needing to expand their stash or even for just those times when you fancy a new nappy to brighten up your stash but you cant afford to go overboard. They do exactly what you want a nappy to do, keep your baby dry and stay leak free but in a bright and colourful way for a great price! Although the improvements are subtle, they have been well thought out and not only make the fit snugger but being able to use it for a smaller sized baby is always a good thing with BTP nappies!

I’ve said before that if I were sending Chloe off to nursery or to a childminder then I think I would buy a whole load of these as they are so simple to use, cute and perfectly priced to be able to get a big amount in one go. This is again a keeper for us, it does a great job, looks gorgeous, isnt bulky and is completely OH friendly, well worth a try for everyone and especially for those with smaller babies who want to get them into cloth asap!

Michelle xx

We were kindly sent this nappy to review, however no one has told me what to write, all words (including spelling mistakes) and opinions are 100% my own and genuine.

Giveaway! (Now Closed)

To celebrate Real Nappy Week 2011, Eve at Baba + Boo has given us three of the new Series II nappies to giveaway on the blog. All you have to do is take a look over at Baba + Boo and answer the following question:

‘What print would you like to see in the Series II nappy range that they dont currently have?’

Please write your answer in the comments to this post and you can gain extra entries for doing any (or all) of the below:

– Follow Baba + Boo and me on twitter (@babaandboo and @Fluffy_Mummy) and post your twitter ID in the comments here.

– Tweet “I’ve entered to win a fluffy nappy from @babaandboo at @Fluffy_Mummy here: http://wp.me/s10ad1-bababoo” and post saying you’ve tweeted and your twitter ID in the comments here.

– Like Baba + Boo on Facebook and post “I’ve entered to win a fluffy nappy from Baba + Boo here: http://wp.me/s10ad1-bababoo” and then comment saying you’ve liked and posted.

– Place an order with Baba + Boo during RNW (16-22nd May) and leave your order number in a comment below.

Please use a separate comment for each entry.

Terms and Conditions:
  • This is open to anyone in Europe.
  • And closes at 11.59pm on Monday 23nd May 2011.
  • The three lucky winners will be chosen by Random.org on Tuesday 24th May.
  • And the winners will be announced on this page and Twitter.
  • The prizes are non-refundable and cannot be transferred. No cash alternative is available.

Random Org has spoken and the 3 winners are:

@thepontipines

@sicilysmiles

@millylitre

Please email me at michelleandchloe at gmail.com or via Twitter to arrange your prizes!! Thanks for entering everyone xx



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85 Responses to Review: Baba + Boo Series II pocket nappy

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  2. vicki says:

    I have a strawberry print nappy for my boy (yes I know strawberries are a little bit girly!) and it is by far and away my favourite nappy print! So I think a strawberry print would be super cute. x

  3. vicki says:

    I am following you both on twitter I am @vickibrown x

  4. vicki says:

    I have also tweeted! @vickibrown

  5. Rachel Khan says:

    I’d like to see something in a big floral pattern. I love flowers! And Leyla would love something with cars or cats on it🙂

  6. Rachel Khan says:

    Baba+Boo liked on Facebook and shared.

  7. Dawn Crane says:

    I’d like something skully. Skulls always seem to be a hit for boys or girls

  8. Di Coke says:

    I’d love one with stars on!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Di Coke says:

    I’m following on twitter… @superluckydi

  10. Di Coke says:

    …and have tweeted! @superluckydi

  11. monya says:

    id love turquoise with red cherries on

  12. monya says:

    ive liked & shared on facebook

  13. Joanne Greenhalgh says:

    A bumble bee design would be fab!!

  14. Joanne Greenhalgh says:

    Also following on twitter – @ LittleJoPNE

  15. Joanne Greenhalgh says:

    And tweeted!!! @ LittleJoPNE

  16. Enola says:

    I’d love to see a bat print nappy to match the little rucksack that they sell🙂
    x

  17. Enola says:

    Liked Baba+Boo and posted🙂

  18. Id love to see some slogan ones (drama queen,does my bum look big in this etc hehe) They are always something different to prints & fun🙂

  19. Caroline says:

    bumble bee print! Or something with funky wording….or both!🙂

  20. Caroline says:

    I’m a facebook fan of baba+boo

  21. Caroline says:

    Oh and have shared this link on facebook too

  22. elaine says:

    i would love a hello kitty print. i am following you on twitter ‘elaineinfrance’. cheers!

  23. elaine says:

    tweeted. elaineinfrance

  24. Penny says:

    Stripes, stripes and more stripes please!!

  25. I am also a facebook fan of baba & boo🙂

  26. Laura Hendley says:

    I would like to see a big bright floral print!

  27. Sarah says:

    I’d love a nappy with some kind of construction print, diggers, tools, trucks etc

  28. Sarah says:

    Liked on FB😀

  29. Claire says:

    I’d like to see a bright floral print!

  30. Claire says:

    Facebook liked!

  31. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    little robots for boys and pink daisy print for girls would be fab x

  32. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    im following both twitter pages @twinklenicci

  33. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    ive tweeted @twinklenicci

  34. nicci cowdell-murray says:

    liked the fb page and commented as my status tagging you twinklenicci cowdell-murray

  35. kate poyser says:

    I would like to see a nappy with a solgan like ‘I’m recycled’ on the bum and the recycling logo all over. Green on white would be nice.

  36. kate poyser says:

    Liked on Facebook

  37. Nikki Moore says:

    I’d Like to see something like trains for boys and dolls for girls

  38. claire lewis says:

    would love to have slogans with personalized names! like I want Amy Rocks!!!!!

  39. claire lewis says:

    like on facebook

  40. claire lewis says:

    shared on fb

  41. claire says:

    I would like to see butterflies

  42. Charley brown says:

    baba+boo liked on facebook and shared.

  43. order number for baba + boo 1257

  44. i would like to see army print but in all different colours.

  45. Kayleigh Findlay-Peers says:

    I’d like to see fruit/veg patterns…

    i.e. peas, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, Tomatoes, Aubergines, Bananas etc

  46. Stephanie says:

    I’d like to see a bright, bold floral print

  47. Stephanie says:

    Following both on twitter @millylitre

  48. Stephanie says:

    I’ve tweeted @millylitre

  49. Stephanie says:

    Liked and posted on facebook

  50. Emma H says:

    I’d love to see Bees and Ladybirds

  51. Emma H says:

    Following both on Twitter ID @emma678h

  52. Emma H says:

    Tweeted @emma678h

  53. Emma H says:

    Liked and posted on Baba+Boo FB page

  54. angela says:

    i’d like to see a groovy guitar print retro style in blue, green and aqua

  55. Kim says:

    My favorite would be bright colours/purple tye dye patterns. Or something fruity- strawberries, but witha twist!

  56. Jodi says:

    Global bum….a nappy print to look like a globe!

  57. Jodi says:

    I’ve liked and posted on Facebook!

  58. Jodi says:

    I’ve tweeter! Jodimariebrown

  59. Jodi says:

    I’m following @babaandboo and @fluffy_mummy on Twitter
    @JodiMarieBrown

  60. mary says:

    I would like purple to be included in baba+boo Series II nappies

  61. Gina says:

    I’d LOVE to see some skull and crossbone designs for boys. With cupcakes for girls.
    I’ve tweeted, followed, liked on FB and posted. Phew!
    Twitter id: Sicilysmiles
    x

  62. laura smith says:

    liqourice alsorts!! little prints of the sweets all over a white nappy. maybe a cheeky bertie bassett on the bum too🙂

  63. laura smith says:

    ooh forgot to say ive liked and posted on facebook and ive added you on twitter.

    twitter id – laurasmith89

    trying to post on twitter but not worked out how to do it yet haha

  64. PetitMom says:

    We love jungle themes so a nappy with lions, giraffes and monkeys would be super ultra cute and most certainly be a big favourite in our family!

    Tweeted about this as @petitmew, following both @babaandboo and you. Also liked and posted about this competition on their FB page.

  65. Adele- monkeyingaround says:

    oh a road map would be great! I am following on fb and tweeter

    @mamummyblog

  66. rebecca forster says:

    @thepontipines following both on twitter
    I would like to see guitar print and multi coloured stripes print!

  67. rebecca forster says:

    @thepontipines
    I tweeted too!

  68. rebecca forster says:

    liked and posted too!
    Thank you

  69. Lisa Jackson says:

    Hmm someone pinched my idea! lol I was going to say strawberries, but what about a nappy with different coloured leaves on it. That might be quite nice. Lovely site and extremely well priced nappies.

    Lisa

  70. vicky morton says:

    I think one with paint splats all over them would look pretty cool :)Thanks for giveaway

  71. vicky morton says:

    following both on twitter @vickyd4v3

  72. vicky morton says:

    I have tweeted🙂 @vickyd4v3

  73. angela says:

    liked baba and boo on fb

  74. angela says:

    would love to see groovy guitars and retro stripes / circles

  75. Anna Mizerska says:

    would love to see little pink flowers @anna8301

  76. Anna Mizerska says:

    I follow both @anna8301

  77. Anna Mizerska says:

    Have tweeted @anna8301

  78. Galina V says:

    As we are big fans of Elmer the patchwork elephant, we’d love something patchworky and mulitcoloured. Saying that, how cute are the current nappies, simply fab!

  79. Galina V says:

    Liking the FB page.

  80. Emma says:

    I’d like a dino print

  81. Catherine Miller says:

    The Bright Floral print!🙂

  82. Marzena says:

    I would see small teddies

  83. Marzena says:

    I tweeted as @marzutek

  84. Marzena says:

    I’ve liked Baba + Boo on Facebook and I’ve posted as Marzena Sz

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