The bimbles hire kits cost:
£55 (single baby) + £50 deposit
£70 (twins) + £50 deposit
On the return of the nappies the £50 deposit can either be refunded for used against a future order.
The Nappy Lady Bimbles Hire Kit contains:
- 20 Bimbles (30 for the Twins Hire Kit). This should allow you to wash every day and half to two days from birth.
- 3 Nappi Nippas
- OPTIONAL - 5 XS/Small Wraps (10 in the twins kit) can also be hired for an additional £20 if you don't already have your own wraps
You'll also need to buy:
- Small Nappy Wraps. Ideally the Motherease Rikki small or XS. These can also be hired for an additional £10 fee as above.
- Paper Liners if you'd like to use them. (Bambinex liners fit the best.)
- Nappy Bucket/Nappy Mesh to store the used ones in.
Even with buying these additional items the cost of using the bimbles will work out less than you'd spend on disposables!
The Bimbles hire period is for 3 Calender Months, but can be extended for an extra £10 per month if required. Your hire period starts from when your baby is born and the hire kit is usually sent out 2 weeks before your due date. We know babies don't always arrive when they are meant to so if they do arrive earlier than this let us know and we'll try to get the kit out as soon as you notify us.
The Bimble Hire Kit will probably not be brand new but will be in a good, clean, sanitised and hygenic condition, washed at every return by The Nappy Lady.
We expect that returned bimbles will have been used and washed according to our guidelines but not damaged. We do expect some wear and tear of course. On the return of the nappies please do not worry if they are stained as this is common with newborn/breastfed poo. Stains are easily removed by drying them on the line (or even a window ledge) in the sun for a day or two and i'll be doing this on their return anyway. If any nappies are returned beyond use, the deposit or part of it may not be refunded to cover the cost of a replacement nappy.
The bimbles newborn nappies are very cute and incredibly useful for those early weeks when standard size 1 nappies just seem a bit too big on a tiny newborn.
Bimbles newborn officially fit from 4-15lbs although i find they struggle to fit from 12lbs. At a RRP price of £6.75 per nappy this makes buying bimbles a luxury most people can't justify for a nappy that will only last a few months.
However i think everybody should have the option of using bimbles, i know i was certainly very grateful for mine in the early days. They are more absorbent than muslins so perfect for night time and if you go out. They are shaped nappies so they offer excellent containment and no folding required. The bimbles are fully fleece lined so you don't have to use any other liners however using paper liners makes life easier in the early days.