How To Fit Cloth Nappies + Free Downloadable Fit Guide

How to fit cloth nappies on babies and toddlers



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1. Place nappy under baby’s bum

Not too high up the back, 1-2 cm above baby’s bum crack is just right. 

2. Pull the front of the nappy over

Pull the front of the nappy up to bubs’ tum. Make sure it’s pulled high enough to provide a snug fit around the base. 

Tip: The back and front of the cloth nappy should sit at an equal high all around bubs’ waist.

3. Secure the waist flaps 

Pull the waist flaps and snap into place, but not too tight.

Tip: Leave enough wiggle room to slide 2-3 fingers into the waistband.

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4. Tuck away excess waist fabric

Smooth any excess flaps around bubs’ waistline for a flat and comfy finish.

5. Tuck up excess front fabric 

To get a nice smooth finish on the front, tuck front fold fabric upwards.

6. Tuck in the leg elastics

Tuck the leg elastics snugly into bubs’ knicker line to avoid leaks. You don’t want to see any visible leg gaps here.

If you need more information on setting up and sizing your cloth nappy before fitting to bubs, click here. If you are getting leaks, visit our leak diagnosis page where you can send in your specific questions and get tailored support, click here

Download our free quick-start fit guide to make fitting cloth nappies easy for anyone looking after bubs. This free download is designed to be printed and placed near your change table or handed to grandparents, babysitters, and daycare for the perfect fit, every time. 


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