The other week when I was having a big stash cull, our GroVia AI2 were going to be included. As although I wax lyrical about them and love them dearly, because we have so many pretty nappies these days I dont generally like to re-use the same covers as it gets boring but that defeats the point of the GroVia! So I thought I’d offer them up to a new home, however when OH saw this he said they were his favourite nappy to use! So I decided not to sell and then a few days later I saw that Fill Your Pants are now stocking them and they had the two new colours coming in soon! And well you know me, anything ‘new’!
The new colours are Surf – a teal/azure and Cloud – a grey and to be honest I love the look of them both! I have no problems buying a grey/boy coloured nappy for Chloe – I’m sure she wont mind! So I’m going to order them and re-ignite my love for the GroVia’s – they are the perfect change bag/travel nappy. Plus I usually always change Chloe when she gets up and then again about 30-60 mins later after breakfast as she always pees when she has a drink so just being able to change the soaker then will be great and reduce washing a bit! And if Daddy likes them then that’s always a plus too!
Also I ordered a new Wee Notions night nappy awhile ago, it’s the newer version and actually it’s been really fab. Chloe’s dropped her midday bottle now but still has one at bedtime so maybe she’s generally peeing less, but the outside of the nappy (a lovely plush minky) is bone dry in the morning! And that’s without extra boosting, so I think we’ve turned a corner and I’m already eyeing up a few more for a Christmas present (to myself of course – I dont think Chloe would be impressed to open nappies on Christmas Day!).
We’ve been using a new Disana pull on over her night nappies, which was the first wool we ever tried back in the day. And I have to say they still work like a dream, lovely and soft, stretchy and no leaks, not even any dampness on the outside! Plus they are super cheap too, so well worth trying, I will pop up a quick review at some point.
Also I caved and bought some of the Tots Bots Easyfits in the new rainbow colours – I do find the colour names confusing and have to check what I’m ordering, as I always think Cherub is going to be red but its a blue and the red is called poppet (we have both colours plus a sweetpea, green). They are lovely and squishy, bomb proof and fast drying. I do pop in an extra booster but they are still quite slim fitting. Only downside is the velcro – argh! But I will perserver for a little while longer, at least until the velcro looks really tattty then I might get rid of them – I’m so picky arent I! They do have a new limited edition Christmas Easyfits out which although look cute – the gingerbread is my favourite, I wont be buying as I know full well that after Christmas I’ll no longer want to use it and at £17.99 they arent cheap!
Also something I’m looking forward to is the new BumGenius and Pop In nappies. The new Freetime from BG should be out in the new year I think and I will be getting one to try once preorders open somewhere. I’m not sure which of the new colours/prints to get though, the full info on them is in a post I wrote here.
There’s a nice sneak peak over on the Babi Pur blog, of the new Pop In nappies. The new colours look nice, not too keen on the white looking trim, the new prints look cute – but slightly too babyish in my opinion. They’re still keeping the minky and bamboo versions with the snap together inserts but they have been redesigned slightly. They still only come in velcro though which is a big disappointment, Pop Ins are one of the first nappies we had in our stash and worked great at night for Chloe till she was about one and started out peeing it. I’ll always recommend Pop Ins to someone new to cloth though, they are bomb proof and I’d probably have still have one in our stash as a spare if they werent velcro! I’ll do a full post on them when they launch and I’ve actually seen one, I’ve heard it should be in December but have yet to see an official date.
Edit January 2012: we have tried both the new +Bamboo and +Minkee version of the Pop-Ins, see here for the full review.
So that’s a quick nappy round up for now, I seem to be in a review writer’s block at the minute and I dont want to write just for the sake of writing but hopefully I’ll get some free time soon and get back in the groove!