We've been exclusively using cloth nappies since Violet was around 6 weeks old. If you've followed my blog for a while, you might have seen a couple of cloth nappy related posts previously - here & here. We've learnt a lot about the reusable nappy world and with some trial and errors, we have definitely found what works for us.
Recently we've been given a chance to try out a brand of nappies that's completely new to us - Tickle Tots*. We were kindly sent one of the 'all-in-two' nappies to try out and see how well they worked for us. And so far we're really enjoying experiencing a new style of nappy. The all-in-two nappy features an waterproof outer shell, then an set of two boosters; a smaller sized booster and a larger one. The boosters can be used singularly or together for added absorption, and so far that's what we've opted for. We have one nappy in our stash that is similar to this style, and we find that leaving both boosters in can give us a good 5-6 hours with no leaks and no need to change (other than if V has pooped!).
In comparison to the usual all-in-ones that we use, this one from Tickle Tots has come in super handy when Violet is in her sling. If you've used AIOs in the past, you'll know if there is any added pressure to the nappy, after a while it will 'squeeze' the nappy and result in some leaking. With the Tickle Tots AI2, this doesn't occur as the boosters 'pop-in' to the outer shell rather than being all as one. If the nappy does have any pressure applied from tight clothing or sling, there is no leaking on to V's clothes, which definietly prevents any extra outfit changes when we're out and about!
This nappy is a birth to potty style, which is absolutely the way to go if you're wanting to exclusively use cloth. As long as the nappy is well looked after, it should last right up until Violet is ready to be potty trained. As you can see on the photos, the poppers allow the nappy to be made smaller depending on the size your baby requires. Violet is currently on the smallest size in all her nappies and this one fits like a glove. The Velcro fastening means I can get a good fit around her bum and waist to ensure we have no leaks around her tummy or legs. Again, the Velcro means it's easily adjustable and can be tailored to exactly the size your baby needs.
And of course, this would be no review if I didn't mention how cute the design of this nappy is. The pattern is described as Perfect Puddles online and that pretty much sums up this nappy. It's just the ultimate nappy to wear during those blustery spring days, when the only thing to do is pop the heating on and sit in your PJs all day!