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Vest Extenders
Vest Extenders

Vest Extenders

(219 Reviews)
£3.99  VAT Free
Product Details

What is a vest extender?

Vest extenders are simple yet very clever, they increase the length of a normal size baby vest. An invaluable accessory for those using cloth nappies, they help extend the life of your baby's vest and help prevent compression leaks from tight vests.

Vest extenders popper to the existing poppers at the bottom of the baby vest and add approx 4 inches (10cm) to the overall length.

Why do I need a vest extender?

Reusable nappies are usually bulkier than disposables, especially boosted night time nappies. This can make standard baby vests tight or too short to easily popper up underneath the crotch. Vest extenders allow extra room for a cloth nappy or just to accommodate a tall/long baby.

Tight fitting vests can be the cause of compression leaks with reusbale nappies, particularly those made of microfibre. The Nappy Lady vest extenders provide additional room to help prevent any pressure being applied to the nappy underneath.

You can of course put baby in a baby vest that is the next size up, but the issue with this is that the vest is then often very loose around the neck.

Vest extenders are sometimes called baby grow extenders or baby grow extender.

Sizing

The Nappy Lady Vest Extenders are a square shape compared to other brands that are usually rectangular. This makes them look more seamless with baby's clothing.

They come with the same size poppers, as used by most chain stores.

The poppers on these nifty little vest extenders will fit the vast majority of EU brands including H& M, Mothercare, M&S, George, John Lewis, Fred & Flo and Waitrose.

We have found some exceptions including (Frugi, Green Baby, some Baby Gap, Wilkinsons, and Mini Mode, Next, Boden, Petit Bateau and La Redoute). Before first use check the vest extenders female inner popper against the male outer popper on the vest so you don't damage your vests female inner popper.

Pack Size

Vest extenders made by The Nappy Lady come in packs of 3 in white cotton (or choose a single vest extender to try them out),

 

specifications

The Nappy Lady
Care & Warranty

Little Lamb Care Guide

Store dirty nappies in the nappy pail, separating any washable boosters, inserts or liners and closing the Velcro tabs over on themselves.  When you have a load ready, put them in the washer on a 30˚ wash with half the recommended dose of detergent, give them an extra rinse and air dry. That's all there is to it.

Here are a few tips:                         

- Dry pail the nappies.
- Soiled nappies should be washed regularly. Do not leave soiled nappies for longer than three days.
- Check the Velcro tabs are closed tightly on the nappies. Wash the wraps with the velcro closed but inside out. Boosters and inserts are best removed from pocket nappies prior to washing.
- We advise washing at 30˚.

The above is all most parents need to know but for the few parents who need it we've included the sum of our knowledge below:

Detergent: In our opinion powder detergents dissolve quicker and rinse better leading to cleaner laundry.

Dosage: We advise starting with half the recommended dose of detergent for the load size and water hardness and working up from there. The amount of detergent needed is dependent on load size, machine type and water hardness. Soft water needs less detergent to be effective and hard water needs more - possibly up to a full recommended dose.

Fabric softener: Do not use fabric softener in your nappy wash - it will coat the fibres and inhibit absorption.

Sanitisers: We do not recommend using sanitisers with your nappy wash. Sanitisers will affect the elastic and Velcro components and shorten the life of your nappies.

Drying: Drying nappies in direct sunshine is best. Placing them by, but not touching, a heat source is effective but do not place them directly on radiators as they may scorch. Avoid using a tumble drier where possible; if you do use a tumble dryer make sure it's on the low heat setting. Do not tumble dry wraps or pocket nappies.

 

Little Lamb Warranty

All Little Lamb products are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for 6 months from purchase, as long as care guidelines have been followed.

Use of the following will void warranty:

  • Nappy sanitisers (Napisan etc.)
  • Bleach, bleaching products (Oxy 10, vanish etc.)
  • Vinegar.
  • Washing soda, borax or bicarbonate of Soda.
  • Fabric softener.
  • Limescale removing  products (Calgon etc)
  • Dishwasher tablets.
  • Ecover, feedback of poor results, difficult to rinse thoroughly leaving residue and causing issues.

Little Lamb's decision on any warranty claim is final.

Customer Reviews (219)
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219 Reviews:

Great vest extenders
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21 May 2024  | 

Work really well and with most vests.

 
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Exactly what we needed
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11 May 2024  | 

Seriously struggled getting vests over the reusable nappies, which are much bulkier than disposable ones, and this just works a treat. Would love them in more colours!

 
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Brilliant - wish I'd know about them sooner
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24 November 2022  | 

If you have a long baby, or just larger nappies these are genius. They greatly extend the period of time that you can use a body vest, they also work on baby grows.
So glad you stock them - thank you Nappy Lady!

 
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Best gadget ever
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29 September 2022  | 

Love these! As we know cloth nappies are slightly bulker than disposable so vests don't fit too great unless you size up. And then these can be too big on shoulders and tummy. Especially when baby is nearing the next size clothes! These get that little bit extra use out of your vests without stretching them tight to fit!

 
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Excellent for extending life.of baby vests
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09 June 2022  | 

Brought these to try out and they're brilliant. Baby is now 19 weeks and we're able to still make the most of her 0-3 month vests that fit her arms but got to short to cover her big cloth bum (particularly her nighttime nappy). These are great, good quality fabric and work with all our vests no problem. Would highly recommend as it saves on having to buy the next size vests so quickly!

 
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Great extenders
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10 May 2022  | 

These work wonders with the bigger nappies such as night nappies. They really help with easy fastening of bodysuits rather than buying bigger ones all the time.

 
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Vest extension
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24 March 2022  | 

I have a few brands of vests and work well with all

 
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Doesn’t fit most vest poppers
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20 February 2022  | 

Nice idea and good when it works but incompatible with most vest poppers

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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These will save you money
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16 February 2022  | 

A brilliant buy, they mean you can keep using vests that otherwise would be too small, getting more use out of each age range. I wish I'd found them sooner!

 
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Great quality
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03 February 2022  | 

I bought these to replace some vest extenders that had seen better days and had holes in. These feel really good quality and I’m sure will last a long time. Perfect for getting vests to fit over chunky nappies.

 
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Brilliant
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10 January 2022  | 

Great product. We use them for the night nappies which are thicker and to which we add a booster.

 
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perfect fit
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13 December 2021  | 

I am so happy that we still can use my LG vests thanks to the extenders. They fit perfectly including with the two poppers vests

 
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Now bodysuits fit! Game-changer!
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27 November 2021  | 

These vest extenders do seem to fit the press-studs on most of my son's bodysuits, with very few exceptions. They also wash well.

They do stand out against bodysuits in other colours, but you can easily cover them up with trousers, tights or other clothes.

I only wish I'd known about these three years ago, for my daughter!

 
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Great idea
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14 November 2021  | 

Great idea, allowed me to extend my daughters vests at night when her nappies we’re a little bulky due to hemp boosters.

 
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They do their job
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06 October 2021  | 

Good to have a few just in case! Yes, they don't fit all bodysuit brands (especially Italian ones), but in general I can use them with almost all the UK ones I have. I'm happy I finally bought them, they are handy.

 
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Great for making baby vests last longer
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29 August 2021  | 

We bought these as my daughter is long and we have a lot of vests she hasn't worn much before growing out of them. They fit on almost all the vests I've tried, preventing the waste of resources and money replacing otherwise functioning (and some really cute) vests. The quality is good and they came quickly, I would definitely recommend them to other parents.

 
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Simple and handy
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17 August 2021  | 

These are simple to use and very handy! Good value for money.

 
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Work great!
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21 June 2021  | 

These have worked really well for us. They fit most vests and allowed us to use them for a bit longer. Would definitely recommend for anyone using reusable nappies!

 
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Useful
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21 June 2021  | 

These fit existing M&S bodysuits/vests well and we’re delivered speedily

 
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Useful
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21 June 2021  | 

These fit existing M&S bodysuits/vests well and we’re delivered speedily

 
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Nappy extenders!
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20 June 2021  | 

Using these we are able to extend the life of bodies which is very handy

 
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Excellent and very useful!
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14 June 2021  | 

We've found these really useful for helping fit vests over bulky bottoms! One would have probably been enough since they rarely need washing, but we've found it useful to have the set of 3 so that we can always have a spare.
The fabric has enough stretch to fit a variety of vest popper set ups, and the poppers fit the standard size used on baby clothes - I haven't yet had a vest it hasn't worked on, and we've got a whole hodge podge of different brands that we've got second hand

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Extenders for use with vests over Pavlik harness
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30 May 2021  | 

I ordered these to ensure a good fit of my babies vests over the top of her pavlik harness and they work very well. They fit most vests, only a few vests had poppers which weren't compatible

 
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Vest extending
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25 May 2021  | 

These work well, with a variety of vests.

 
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Great product
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22 May 2021  | 

I’m very happy with these vest extenders. The fabric is very nice. Good quality. And they fit the M&S vests, which is good for me.

 
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Great for cloth nappies
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11 May 2021  | 

This are good vest extenders. After my first daughter kept getting leaks frequently, I realised it was mainly because of pressure of the vests against the nappies. So this works great!

 
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Vest extenders - 3 pack
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05 April 2021  | 

These are really great, Little One is much more comfortable now

 
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Life changing!
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05 March 2021  | 

We were already sizing up vests and still getting leaks when trying out pocket nappies. Used a vest extender and problem solved.

Also means of we put a vest on at night it fits over his chunky butt!

 
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Fits most, but not all
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02 March 2021  | 

These vest extenders are excellent provided the snaps are the same size as those on your garments. I’ve found some of my baby clothes have slightly smaller press studs (who knew?), and then the vest extenders can’t be attached.

 
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Perfect
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22 February 2021  | 

Does the job, unlike some cheaper ones I bought on eBay which didn't fit. I made a mistake here when ordering as meant to get a few but ended up with just one. Can manage swapping it between outfits OK though so no real problem...

 
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Work really well
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21 December 2020  | 

These are coming in really useful, as my little boy is quite long anyway, and clothes were hard to fit over cloth nappies. They work with every brand of vests I've tried them with so far - a range of high street shops and supermarkets.

 
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Vest extenders
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16 November 2020  | 

Fit the baby and the toddler.

 
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These vest extenders are so useful!
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10 November 2020  | 

When we started putting our baby in reusable nappies, we realised right away that vest extenders would be incredibly useful. Most vests that otherwise fit my baby aren't long enough to cover her nappies. These extenders fit most types of vests (only one of our French vests have different widths between the poppers). I recommend them for any parents using reusables!

 
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Perfect
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04 November 2020  | 

Bought some on Amazon for about 2/3rds of the price but these are waaaay better, worth paying that little bit extra, they fit all of our vests so far

 
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Less clothes buying so good for the budget and the environment
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03 October 2020  | 

Great product that extends the life of clothes and makes a non-issue of which kind of nappy you put in baby next at any nappy change. As the Nappy Lady warns, they don’t fit all vests, inc Baby Gap, but they fit enough of my very miscellaneous stash that with my baby at 10.5mo I’m confident of being able to skip any 9-12m vest purchasing by extending my 6-9m and bringing forward 12-18m. That’s just with one pack of extenders, as they’ll do a couple of vests if there’s no nappy blow-out. That makes me very happy. I’ve had them since birth and they also kept some favourite vests going in earlier stages.

 
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A must for cloth diaper babies
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29 September 2020  | 

Before I started using cloth diapers I didn’t think I needed these. With a baby that’s long for size and in cloth these have allowed me to wear the right size vests while having them fit length wise, genius little product.

 
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A bit disappointed
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19 September 2020  | 

The poppers don't fit my newborn or 0-3 month vests. I wanted to extend them to fit my long bodied little one's vests over cloth nappies as she is long and skinny, currently most 0-3 months ones are swamping her round the shoulders and sleeves so was hoping this would extend the use of the new born ones but it doesn't fit either size. Service was great though.

 
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Response:

Popper sizes on vests do vary. While these fit a lot of vests they don't fit every brand.


Excellt
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18 August 2020  | 

Perfect, really useful

 
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Great quality best extenders
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12 August 2020  | 

After reading lots of bad reviews for vest extenders on other sites, I came across these and I’m glad I purchased them. They are really good quality and work well to give us extra room for nappies, even with our long boy and has given us extra life on older vests.
We have found they work well for M&S vests but they don’t fit some Zara ones.

 
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Brilliant idea
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23 July 2020  | 

Getting so much more wear out of vests my baby had only worn for short while.

 
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A must have for cloth nappying
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09 July 2020  | 

These are a must have for cloth nappying! They are great, allow you to extend bodysuit length to fit over cloth nappies whilst avoiding compression leaks. Also great for tall babies so that clothes last longer.

 
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Fits M&S, George, Nutmeg and Tu Vesta
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08 July 2020  | 

Easy to use and fits most supermarket vests. Don't tumble dry as they curl and shrink slightly but they should still stretch enough to use. Dry flat if possible.

 
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Handy but design could be better
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21 June 2020  | 

Having vest extenders is definitely useful, particularly if you have a tall, skinny baby with a bulky cloth nappy.

However, I don't understand why the poppers on these aren't on the binding at the edge, like on the vests. It means you get a big lump sticking out through whatever clothes they've got on top.

They're also really quite expensive for what they are. I could buy a pack of vests for the same price.

 
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Just what we needed
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03 June 2020  | 

Brilliant little things, just what we needed to keep vests fitting over the bulkier cloth nappies. Our little boy is tall and slim so the right sized vests for his age fit his body but are a really tight stretch over his nappy whereas the next size up are long enough but really baggy - these little things are the perfect solution. They fit all the vests we’ve tried so far - great.

 
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Now all vests fit a cloth bum!
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30 April 2020  | 

Without these, only my H&M vests would fit around a cloth nappy, but using these they all fit!

 
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Use them all the time
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20 April 2020  | 

These vest extenders are great for extending the life of vests we already have.

 
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Strong vest extenders
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06 April 2020  | 

Great for my very long slim baby to continue using vests that she would have outgrown in length but not width.

Also perfect for getting around the bulkier reusable nappies.

Excellent service as always.

 
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Very handy
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06 April 2020  | 

These are really useful and fit all the vests we have at the moment (M&S, George, next). Bought them due to extra bulkiness from cloth nappies but they’re also useful to make vests last a bit longer too if baby has outgrown them in length but still fits width ways!

 
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So useful
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03 April 2020  | 

These are brilliant. Such a simple and effective thing!

 
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well worth it, if but a little pricey
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15 February 2020  | 

these have made all the difference with the continuous clothes switching up. you can really get a good amount of wear from the clothes you love. have noticed the odd clothing make that does not do their poppers in standard spacing - mamas and papas seem to fall out of the norm so can't use these with their stuff

 
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