One-size nappies are also knowns as birth to potty nappies. One Size reusable nappies are cleverly designed so that they are easily altered to fit younger babies right up to potty training.
One Size Nappies
Onesize nappies offer great value for money compared to buying multiple sizes of nappies. One-size are very convenient if you have a toddler and a newborn baby in nappies at the same time, as 'one nappy fits all' right up to potty training.
A one size reusable nappy will be bulkier than size nappies on a newborn baby. The fit improves rapidly during the first few months and is less of an issue if starting with cloth nappies from 10lbs in weight.
One-size nappies are available as cotton nappies but also come in other nappy fabrics, bamboo, hemp or polyester/microfibre.
Onesize all in one nappies or a pocket nappy are very convenient and are changed in a similar way to a disposable nappy - whole dirty nappy off and replaced with a whole new clean nappy. However with a reusable nappy it will be washed rather than thrown away.
Most onesize pocket nappies are lined with a stay dry material often fleece to keep baby's skin dry. If your nappy has an inbuilt fleece liner you should not use separate fleece nappy liners however you can use a disposable paper liner to make getting rid of dirty nappies easier.
Two part one-size fitted nappies will need a reusable nappy wrap over the top. The outer layer nappy wrap provides the waterproofing
Onesize reusable nappies come in many designs. The Close Pop In nappy contains a double gusset which some parents find aids containment. A Bumble nappy is a fabulous as a night time nappy, brillaint for a heavy wetter and the built in reusable liner keeps baby incredibly dry. Bambino Mio make a very long all in one design called the Mio Solo this is perfect for really tall chunky children, it is available in microfibre or bamboo. The Petit Lulu Organic range are super absorbent and also suitable for heavy wetters, they also come in beautiful prints. The famous Mother-ease Wizard Uno is a quick drying all in one that has been our best selling onesize nappy for many years. The Little Lovebum is one of our newer brands but has seen incredible growth in it's popularity. Little Lovebum make several one size reusable options both good quality, the quickdry and the everyday are the most popular. All reusable nappies are easy to wash and care for. See our guide for full instructions to wash and care for your nappies correctly.
Adjusting One-Size Nappies
One-size nappies are adjusted to fit through different waist size settings either with popper fastenings or velcro. The length of the onesize nappy is altered using poppers, normally on the front panel. The panel is poppered down to make it shorter for a smaller baby and gradually poppered to longer settings as baby grows.
Reusable nappies generally all alter in very similar ways. Read our article for more information and photos on how to adjust one size nappies.
A reusable nappy can be used on more than one child at a time if you buy a birth to potty size. You must be aware that the real nappies will go through more wear and tear if they are one-size as they will be used for 2+ years.
You should also bear in mind longevity of the product, one piece nappies are normally washed after every single nappy change which means they will wear faster than two part nappies. If you are planning a second child this might not be the right product for you. as they may not last multiple babies.
Always follow the care instructions for your particular brand of reusable nappies.