Charlie Banana Birth to Potty Nappy

Charlie Banana nappies are a onesize nappy which fits most children birth to potty. The nappy size is adjusted through altering the elastic setting at the legs. The elastic is pulled tight for small babies and gradually released as babies grows.

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Price:  £20.99

Brand:  Charlie Banana
Drying Speed:  Very Fast
Containment:  Average
Absorbency:  Average
Looks:  Slim
Change Speed:  Very Quick
Ease of Use:  Very Simple
Length:  Long
Fastening:  Poppers

Charlie Banana nappies are a onesize nappy which fits most children birth to potty.  The nappy size is adjusted through altering the elastic setting at the legs. The elastic is pulled tight for small babies and gradually released as babies grows. The elastic has sizes marked on it to make it simple to alter, there is an xs, 2 small settings, 2 med settings and 2 large settings. The elastic is altered just like a bra strap so there aren't any buttons like the in previous Charlie Banana versions. The elastic is hidden in the nappies fleece lining so can't be seen on soiled or irritate. While it seems like altering the elastic to fit is fiddly you must remember you'll only be altering the fit when baby grows so normally when you put the nappy on you won't need to alter it at all. Must of the alterations will be in the first 6 months when baby is growing rapidly but after this it could be 3-6months between needing to alter them.

The nappy is made up of a waterproof outer pocket and you insert your washable inserts inside, Charlie Banana comes with microfibre inserts. The lining of the nappy is soft fleece to keep baby dry and comfy. The small insert is to fit in the nappy length positions xs and smalls, the larger pad is for the nappy length positions med and large. You can use both pads together when the nappy is in the larger setting to give you more absorbency but this does make it bulkier. A great tip is when you stuff the pocket make sure you insert the pad with the Charlie Banana label towards the front. Then when you unstuff the nappies to put them in the bucket you can pull on the label so you don't have to touch the wet pad.

You have the option of either using the cloth reusable inserts inside the nappy pouch or if required you can use the disposable inserts. Our preference would be to use the cloth inserts. The Flip Disposable inserts fit perfectly.

Charlie Banana isn't the longest pocket/all in one nappy (MioSolo still wins that) but I find it's longer than Bumgenius and slimmer too so it makes it a great choice for tall (but not SUPER tall) toddlers. Due to its narrowness I find it too slim for Super big chunky monkeys but for the vast majority of children slim to chunky it's fab!

I always recommend washing nappies at 60deg however the Charlie Banana recommends washing no higher than 40deg. If you wash over 40deg this negates the Charlie Banana guarantee so reluctantly I recommend washing Charlie Banana at 40deg (personally I still wash mine at 60deg with my other nappies but that is at your own risk!)

 

 

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loved these at first
Sunday, 30 October 2016  | 

I loved these from about 10lb on my little girl, they were my favourite, my go to nappy but the moment we needed to use the second booster it was massive on her! Really bulky! Used a little lambs bamboo booster instead of the second banana booster but she soon out weed that so now they're sitting unused in the box

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Charlie banana
Thursday, 22 September 2016  | 

First time using cloth nappies and took a few adjustments to get the fit correct but so happy with these now. Very easy to put on. A bit of a knack to adjusting leg elastic but doesn't need to be done often. Super cute prints.

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Loving these nappies
Wednesday, 21 September 2016  | 

I wish I had of chosen to use these with my first two boys. They are so easy to use, wash and dry. The booster pads take slightly longer to dry than the nappies. They are comfortable on the baby, easy and fast to do in the dark when awake for a midnight feed. Have not used them yet for proper weaned poos but they are perfect so far with breastfed poos and heavy wees. So happy with this product.

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Great nappy!
Tuesday, 20 September 2016  | 

Love this nappy.
Baby was only 9lbs when we starated with cloth and it's a great fit! It's one of our most trustworthy nappies, great for days out and long trips. Very absorbant and never had a leak. We are still only using one insert at 11 weeks old.
Was really easy to adjust the legs to make them smaller, finding it more difficult to loosen them back off tho.
It is quite a short nappy which is working okay for as atm not sure if it would be good on a longer baby tho.

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Slim and nice fit
Thursday, 15 September 2016  | 

I've found this easy to se, I love the colours and clothing fits better over it than with other pocket nappies. Generally it's been quite reliable, but it's not coped 100% with big poos, hence four stars.

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Great nappy
Tuesday, 23 August 2016  | 

I got a couple of the Charlie bananas to try on my newborn having used the bumgenius free time on my toddler since birth. I found the straps easy to adjust and a good fit around his chunky wee legs. Great absorbancy and nice soft lining. Not as slim fitting as bumgenius but this doesnt bother me. Would definitely recommend.

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Good daytime nappy but not super absorbent
Friday, 12 August 2016  | 

I really like this nappy, really easy and quick to put on and lovely colours. It is quite a narrow fit between the legs and poos often go right to the edge of the nappy but as yet no escapes! The boosters are really quick drying (usually dry in 2-3 hours on the line or hung in the airing cupboard), however they are not the most absorbent - I have to change my 12week old every 1.5-2hrs in these, and because of the slim fit there isn't much room for boosting as the 2 included boosters are quite bulky together. But i have found that using the little lambs bamboo boosters and inserts works well. It's quite a nice trim fit on my baby but she is already in the smaller medium elastic setting on the legs - she is only 12weeks/5.5kg and 50th centile so not a big baby - will be interesting to see if they last her nappy lifetime. Overall it's a good daytime nappy though and an easy option from disposables which my husband hasn't taken issue with!

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Pleased
Wednesday, 18 May 2016  | 

Got this on Nappy Lady's advice... Impressed by the softness and comfort. Tend to use both inserts so that it lasts longer, but that doesn't bother me, and the fleece does a good job of staying dry as long as possible. Not had much experience of poo in this nappy yet.

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neat but a bit leaky
Monday, 16 May 2016  | 

Gorgeous design (polar bear), v cute. However, bit fiddly to adjust and doesn't last more than about 2 hours before leaking. It is slim fitting under clothes and my baby seems to find it comfortable to wear.

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Good but narrow pocket
Sunday, 10 April 2016  | 

Love these nappies but the pocket is quiet narrow for extra boosters

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