The fit has been altered again and again until we now think we have the best fitting nappy on the market. Having six babies in washables means that we know what to look for. The leg has to be tight enough to prevent leaks but not too tight to create any chaffing. We use the softest elastic that is gentle on baby’s skin but is robust enough to last. We do not offer a re-elasticating service, as we have no need. The nappy is designed to stand up to wear and tear you wouldn’t believe a baby capable of. The leg has a shaped gusset to allow for freedom of movement. The back seam is gently elasticated to prevent any nappy explosions and the front has cross over tabs to grow with your babies ever changing shape. The bottom is slightly deeper than many other brands as a nappy cannot do it's job properly if baby has a "builders bottom” and the front does not gape but fits snuggly.
You see, by using a fine microfibre for the inside of the nappy (where baby sits) it allows moisture to be drawn away from the skin. This also allows for the nappy to “spin out” in the washing machine as many real nappies will take an age to dry. We added a double layer of cotton booster that is loose in the size 1 nappies and sewn into the size 2’s. This is to prevent the nappy becoming too bulky for tiny babie’s. It also ensures that the nappy remains as slim as possible giving your baby total freedom no matter if he is newborn and just wriggling in your arms or toddling across the room!
Caring for this nappy is simple. Always use the dry bucket system (this means no soaking, no bleaching- just pop any poo down the loo then fold over the Velcro onto the laundry tabs and pop it into the bucket with the lid on to prevent any pong) then when you have a days worth of nappies (or two if you have enough), chuck it all into the washing machine with half a scoop of powder. When your machine has done all the hard work for you dry the nappies either on the line or in the dryer. I always put my nappies onto a wire clotheshorse then I could put them out during the day and pop them in front of a radiator if they needed it through the night.
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Ours wraps fit perfectly over the nappies. With added side gussets and crossover waist tabs they adjust so you get the correct fit everytime. I found poppers were too fixed, or there were just too many and looked a mess. Our wraps stay white, look trim and slim and neat. They also stay soft rather than go crunchy like the old-school plastic wraps. Littlelamb wraps are made from a baby-soft laminated polyester knit so they're waterproof yet breathable. The laminate waterproofing inside the wrap is a microscopic honeycomb with the gaps big enough to let air molecules pass thus reducing the temperature inside the nappy but small enough to stop the larger fluid molecules.
Littlelamb wraps also have gently elasticated waist and thighs which prevents those up-to-the-neck poo explosions found with other nappy system and providing the "dry bucket system" is used (no soaking, no bleach - just pop in the bucket, then chuck in the washer when you have a load and let the machine do all the work) your wraps will last for years and still look and feel great.
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