These beautiful Brightbots terries are 100% bamboo loop (390gsm) not a cotton blend. Incredibly soft and fluffy against baby’s skin they are slimmer and thus less bulky than 100% cotton terries and so are suitable even at the newborn stage.
Thirstier than cotton terries, these should last longer on baby before you need to boost or change.
50cm- Recommended from birth to 6 months when fastened to baby, but once outgrown can be padfolded in a wrap or stuffed in a pocket and used right through to potty training
60cm-Can be used 'birth to potty' but might be a little bulky for the first few months.
How to use
These can be fitted to baby with a nappy fastener such as a pin or nippa, cover with a waterproof wrap and make sure all the nappy is tucked inside the wrap to prevent leaks. Alternatively, padfold into a wrap or stuff into a pocket.
Folds we like to use include: Kite, Jo, and Bat fold across all ages- see here for a how to video
When baby outgrows Jo and/or Bat fold we also like the Gaynor fold which gives nice wide wings to go round squishy tummies.
For extra absorbency fold with a slimmer flat such as muslin or birdseye flat (simply lay flat on top of one another and fold together), or boost by adding a hemp insert or booster. Can be used with great success overnight.
Top with a fleece or disposable liner to keep baby dry and to simplify the disposal of solids (post weaning).
Remember, you can reuse your wraps 3-4 times by wiping them out with a wet cloth if they do not come in to contact with poo.
How to wash and dry
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Pre-wash once before use on a short gentle wash (30/40 degrees) to fluff up, set the bamboo loop fabric within its frame, remove manufacturing residue and to create absorbency.
It is very important that the first wash is gentle, as 100% bamboo fabric is particularly vulnerable to damage and washing on a low heat on the first wash will also help minimise shrinkage
Once in use, wash at 40-60 degrees but no hotter (40 is best if used on one baby, baby is 3 months+ and well). Do not use fabric conditioner. Washing regularly at 60 degrees over a long period of time (more than the first three months of baby’s life) may reduce the products lifespan.
Dry naturally if possible. Low tumble only. Do not place on direct heat like radiators as it can melt delicate bamboo fibres and make them stiff.