Bambeasy Nappy Overview
The Bambeasy Birth to Potty nappy is just the same cut as the wonderful Bumble nappy but it's made of soft bamboo and is a more absorbent alternative.
The Bambeasy is made from soft bamboo with a sewn in liner of fleece that sits next to your baby’s skin. Because the whole inner is fleece lined it is especially good if you live in a very hard water area and you have problems keeping clothes etc soft. Due to the fleece liner you do not need to use separate paper liners with this nappy but you can if you prefer. The paper liner would sit on top of the fleece liner.
This is also a very absorbent nappy, excellent as a night nappy or for a heavy wetter. You may find a heavy wetter will need an extra booster for night time. Because of the opening, the Bambeasy can also be stuffed with extra absorbency if required (in addition to or instead of the pop in pad, depending on how much absorbency is needed). The addition or removal of additional layers makes it quite a versatile nappy for bulking up or slimming down according to circumstance/clothing.
The Bambeasy is particularly suitable for tall or well-built children due to the generous cut and crotch depth. This isn't considered a particularly slim nappy in comparison to some of the newer nappies on the market however it's one that I find very realiable.
The Bambeasy is available in popper fastening only as bamboo fabric is not suitable for use with nappi nippas.
The Bambeasy is a very cleverly designed birth to potty nappy. This makes the Bambeasy very economical as you only need one nappy rather than having to keep buying different sizes. When the Bambeasy is changed into the smaller newborn setting (from 10lbs) the fit is still snug on small legs and waist.
How to use
The Bambeasy comes with a pop in inner booster pad (included in the price), which pops onto a flap inside the nappy, so as not to disturb the smooth line. To use as a newborn nappy, the pop in pad should be removed and the loose flap you are left with should be taken up inside the nappy to reduce the crotch depth. You can then attach the poppers on the flap to the matching poppers part way down the crotch (on the inside) if you wish, though this is not essential and you may find it better not to if you need slightly more length in the nappy - it depends on the shape of your baby. If using the popper fastening as a birth to potty nappy you may need to use a Nappi Nippa for a short period at first as the popper placement is not always quite right on a smaller baby.
Bamboo fabric is more absorbent than cotton and also anti-bacterial. Bamboo fabric does take a long time to dry and I find that the Bambeasy is incredibly slow drying (takes days to dry on an airer!). Bamboo can be tumble dried on low but if you can avoid tumble drying it's much better for the longevity of the nappy. Bamboo fabric is softer than cotton however it does still go harder over time. I've had a Bambeasy in use for 3 years and it's not any softer than my cotton bumbles, I do find it more absorbent though. You must weight up the drying time versus the absorbency when choosing between the two nappies.