ModiBodi Reusable Nappy Review: We Tried The New ModiBodi Washable Nappies
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Have You Heard ModiBodi Make Reusable Nappies? We Tried Them And Here’s What We Thought
Calling all parents…We’ve been trying out new ModiBodi reusable nappy, which brings Modibodi’s period pant technology to the washable diaper market.
ModiBodi claim the new reusable nappy is the most absorbent reusable nappy ever, holding over 1 litre of liquid leak-free while keeping babies dry and comfortable and offering 12-hour overnight protection. And there are all the obvious environmental benefits of washable nappies. Which all sounds good, right?
I can vouch that the ModiBodi period pants work brilliantly – you can read all about them in my ModiBodi review – so was intrigued to see how the ModiBodi reusable nappy would fare for babies, as the premise sounds promising.
As my kids are all far too big now, I borrowed a baby (my one-year-old niece and sister-in-law volunteered to review them for us. You can read more about them in my post on what it’s like having a newborn in Coronavirus lockdown).
We were sent ModiBodi reusables for the purposes of this review.
Why Switch To Reusable Nappies?
Do you use reusables? I know they’re not for everyone, and can seen confusing and expensive, but there are so many benefits. We didn’t try cloth nappies first time round, but when Flo was a baby, we tried out TotsBots EasyFits and TotsBots Peenut nappies. We then used them alongside disposables – its important to note you don’t have to make the change completely if it’s too daunting. Even occasional use of a reusable nappy means less disposables going to landfill.
However, the environmental and financial costs of disposable nappies is huge. The average baby needs 6,500 nappy changes before moving on to pants. This generates one tonne of plastic waste which takes 150+ years to break down.
And while the initial outlay for reusable nappies seems high, the cost per wear comes down each time they wear them. We’ve handed our reusables down to my niece, and there’s also a thriving second hand market for cloth nappies (try Facebook for swapping groups).
What Is The ModiBodi Washable Nappy Like?
One of the things that confused me about reusable nappies when I was a new mum was, well, how confusing they seemed. There seemed to be so many different styles and types and folds. So in the simplest terms, the Modibodi reusable nappy is a one piece reusable, meaning it’s in one colourful, patterned piece, shaped like your typical disposable nappy, that the baby wears like a normal nappy.
Each of the reusable nappies uses the Modibodi polybrush lining, which is absorbent but soft. And the lining is black – when reusable brands are white – which means stains aren’t so much of an issue.
There are adjustable velcro fasteners around the waist, and poppers at the front to make it smaller or bigger, depending on the size of your baby. Which means it will last a while, and you don’t have to size up or down.
You can also buy biodegradable nappy liners from the brand, as well as the ModiBodi booster – a thick wedge of fabric to insert into the nappy to add more absorbency (you’d probably use this overnight).
Each nappy can be put in a normal wash, with no additional soaking or scrubbing.
Our ModiBodi Reusables Review: What We Thought
My sister-in-law has been using our old reusable nappies with my niece since she’s been born. So she was keen to try out the new ModiBodi nappy to see what it was like.
The feedback from her so far has been good. She was impressed with:
- The softness of the ModiBodi cloth nappy lining, especially around the seams (other reusables have tended to rub on the baby’s legs)
- The black lining, which looks so much better as no stains show
- It’s very easy to wash them, as you can just throw them in the washing machine, there’s no soaking or scrubbing needed.
- The absorbency
- The pattern – they look pretty.
So far, it’s all been good! My sister-in-law is keen to keep using them.
Are There Any Negatives About The Reusable Nappy?
- It seems like a slightly more bulky nappy than other reusables.
- It’s a one-size-fits-all nappy, but you’d need a smaller size for newborns or tiny babies (or bigger babies).
- Obviously with all reusables there is the initial cost implication, and the washing. Although you’re probably already doing a lot of washing with a baby anyway…
How Much Do The ModBodi Reusable Nappies Cost?
In terms of cost, a four pack of the Modibodi reusable nappies costs £75, and you can buy individual ones for £13.00 The booster costs £13.50 and you can also buy biodegradable nappy liners for £6.
Where Can You Buy The ModBodi Reusable Nappies?
You can buy them from the ModiBodi website (here).