Ella’s House Bum Huggers are loved by many a cloth nappy user and for a long time I’ve heard how amazingly good they are as night nappies. But until now I’ve never gotten round to trying them, that’s until the lovely Sarah at Nappy Go Lucky asked if we’d like to test one out as she’d just had some newly labelled ones come in. There’s no difference between the old label style and new label style Bum Huggers – just an updated designed label!
So what’s the Bum Hugger all about then – apart from the cute name, well it’s made from hemp/cotton fleece (55% hemp/45% cotton) so as you can imagine its a thirsty little nappy. It has an attached, pull out soaker, so no having to hunt around in the clean washing for it and it also speeds up drying time. When you want to use it simply place the soaker into the pocket and you can either lay it out flat inside or fold it up at the front for boys/tummy sleepers. The inside is covered in fleece to keep baby dry during the night, and it’s pretty coloured fleece too, a shame it gets hidden away but is brilliant for hiding any stains and they come in some very cute prints, including spots, paw prints etc.
They come in 3 sizes, small 6-15lb (3-7kg), large 15-40lb (4-18kg) and xlarge 35lb+ (16kg+). Which is a good range to have, Chloe fits in the large perfectly, the rise isnt too low and there’s plenty of room for growth and in the pocket if you need to add a booster. They cost £10.80 and come in either aplix or snaps, of course I chose the snaps and they are slightly slanted to give a better fit when your little one is at the smallest setting. The slightly odd thing is that the snaps dont show on the outside of the wings so at first glance you’d think they where snapless or aplix but they are there, just the tops of them is between the inside layers of fabric, it does make them look very tidy but I think I prefer/am used to the normal way where they can be seen.
Performance: With the extra booster this works a treat for Chloe and she sleeps 12 hours and has a bottle before bed but no leaks in the morning and the nappy isnt soaking wet. She’s not quite the heavy night wetter that she used to be, I’d say she’s just a normal night wetter now, but you could easily add more boosting to the pocket or use another lay in booster if need be and it would still be a super trim night nappy. I love that the soaker just seems to fall out of the pocket in the wash and it helps it dry so much quicker than other night nappies. Only downside is it can dry a little hard as it’s hemp but that’s the same with most bamboo/hemp nappies, the inner is still soft against your little one as its fleece though.
Design: These have been well thought out, fleece inner to keep baby dry, love the flap out soaker and the big pocket, really useful for quick drying and boosting for heavy wetters. Love the fit of the Bum Hugger but have to say the look of it always throws me, I much prefer the snaps to show on the wings – itsnt a problem or a design fault, I’m just used to seeing them there and it makes the wings lay that bit flatter/closer to the nappy. The cute fleece prints are nice too, of course it’s a shame that when on you cant see them but they do brighten up change time and look pretty when drying on the line.
Overall: This is a really good night nappy, very trim, doesnt take too long to dry and can easily be boosted for heavier wetters. I wish I’d tried this sooner rather than jumping straight into the more expensive night nappies! For how absorbent they are they are so so trim, it doesnt look like a night nappy when on at all and you could easily still add more boosters to the pocket and still get a good fit. The price of this is fab, it’s worth getting one to try on your little one and if they are a mega day wetter then I’m pretty sure this would work as a great day nappy too due to it being thirsty yet trim.
Ella’s House do a whole range including breastpads, wipes, fleece liners and the new Bum Slender – a day time fitted, all at really great prices considering the quality of the fabrics used. Ella’s House is definitely a brand I’d recommend to people who are looking for a good night nappy or nappies for a heavy wetter.
The lovely Sarah at Nappy Go Lucky has offered a £5 off a £20 spend on the Ella’s House range. Simply use the code fmblog12 and it’s valid for the next 14 days, enjoy!!
We were kindly sent this nappy to review, however no compensation was received for writing this review, no one has told me what to say and all opinions (and spelling mistakes) are 100% my own and genuine.