Fitted Nappy Material
Little lamb fitted nappies come in three materials. Bamboo, Cotton and Microfibre. They are two piece fitted nappies. This means that the nappy is the inner absorbent bit and you need an outer waterproof wrap to go over them.
The bamboo nappy is the most popular. It is an absorbent nappy but is slow drying. We always recommend buying extra if going for the bamboo nappy as they do take longer to dry. Cotton would be the next in terms of absorbency and is usually quicker drying. Microfibre is the quickest to dry but has the least absorbency out of all. It is also prone to compression wicking.
Fitted Nappies Sizing
The nappies come in three sizes, size 1, size 2 and size 3. Size 1 is 7-15lbs. Size 2 is 15-30lbs. Size 3 is 30lbs +. These are different to the guidelines Little lambs give for the sizing of their nappies, however with years of experience we have found that these are a small fitting nappy.
WaterProof Wrap / Outer
With the fitted nappies you will also need an ‘outer’ waterproof wrap. This keeps all the moisture inside and prevents it from leaking. You can mix and match your wraps, you don’t have to use the same brands together. The Littlelamb covers are waterproof but breathable, and have an elasticated back and side seams. I’m not a fan of gusset seams myself, I always think a natural gusset is a lot better fitting.
Boosters are included to provide extra layers of absorbency to help your nappies last for a longer time.
The fitted nappies come with stay dry liners which will keep the baby dry. You could also use a paper liner, this is a personal choice.
Putting the nappy together
1. Outer Wrap – lay this on the bottom, it fits over everything.
2. Fitted Nappy. Next lay this onto the wrap, ensuring it’s all fitted inside the wrap. Any material poking out will cause wicking.
Add in a booster if you need to.
4. Add on your stay dry layer to keep your babies bum nice and dry.
5. If you want, you can then place a paper liner on top of the stay dry liner, to catch any solids. These are not suitable for all houses, old pipes or people with septic tanks. Flushing them may cause blockages so it’s best to avoid them.
Putting the Nappy on the Baby.
Once you are ready, it’s time to put the nappy on the baby. Bring the fitted nappy (with any boosters and liners you are using) up around the baby and fasten the velcro. Fasten it securely but run your finger under the top of the nappy and make sure it’s not too tight!
Then bring the outer wrap up through the middle and fasten. Make sure the elastic is on the nappy, not the thighs. Again run your finger around the seams to ensure they are fastened tightly but not too tight. At this stage also check that no fitted nappy material is poking out through any of the seams, as this will cause wicking.
And that’s it, that’s how you use a little lamb fitted nappy.