How Do I Fit a Roam Reusable Nappy?

Reusable cloth nappies are not complicated to use and, in essence, are the same as a disposable to put on - you are simply fitting it to and around the baby.

Once your Roam reusable nappies have been pre-washed and dried, we recommend stuffing the bamboo inserts inside the pocket and setting your rise height to make life easier at nappy changes. The rise height will stay on this setting throughout washes and you’ll only ever need to adjust these when your baby is ready for the next size up. 

How Do I Put a Reusable Nappy on My Baby?

Roam reusable nappies illustrated sizing and fit guide.

  1. Lay baby on the open nappy, with the back waistband sitting just above the bottom and hips, where underwear would sit. The front of the nappy should sit around / below the belly button.

  2. Lift the front of the nappy through the legs and pull upwards, fitting the leg elastics into the groin crease. Bending one knee at a time while squeezing the front of the nappy and pulling up and in towards the groin can help prevent leaks.

  3. Keeping hold of the front of the nappy with one hand, pull a side wing up towards the direction of the armpit and pull around to meet the front panel, fastening the hip snap onto the bottom row.

  4. Now fasten the waist snaps to fit baby and repeat for the other side of the nappy.

  5. Check you can run two fingers between the tummy and the front of the nappy. There should be no gaping at the back of the nappy and the leg elastics should be flat — run a finger inside the elastics to ensure they feel snug against baby. Make sure the nappy is ‘tidy’ at the front and use your fingers to push any loose fabric up into the rise.

The condensed version is in our printed fit and wash guide, sent out with all new orders. You can view it digitally by clicking here.

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