Best Cloth Nappies in Australia 2024

27 February 2024

Good job on making the decision to look into cloth nappies for your family. Reusable nappies are better for the environment, they can save you money long term and are more comfortable for babies.

Washable nappies reduce the chemicals around your babies sensitive nappy area. They have great resale value when your baby finishes with them.

At Cheeky Wipes, we are all about providing 'Simple Reusables' products at an affordable price. We aren't afraid of comparisons with our competitors. Google is available to you, just as it is for us!

This review of the best reusable nappies 2024 will look into the positives and negatives of Australia's reusable nappies. 

This is a challenging time for small eco sellers with a recession threatening. Sourcing reusable nappies from an independent company rather than Amazon helps - you'll get tailored advice which Amazon just can't match!

There are several popular and highly regarded brands of cloth diapers available in Australia. However, the "best" reusable nappies can vary depending on individual preferences, such as budget, design, materials, and environmental considerations like the need to line dry. Here are some top options - 

Cheeky Wipes:

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At Cheeky Wipes we have been sharing our passion for 'Simple Reusables', which has been driving us since we launched with our reusable baby wipes in 2008. We worked hard to win the Queens Awards for Enterprise in the Sustainability category, being one of just 17 companies recognised for this award in 2021.

With pockets, fitteds and wraps, muslins, boosters, and all nappy accessories we are a one stop shop for your reusable baby product needs. Customers love these nappies.

Type: Pockets, fitted nappies and wraps

Ease of use: Pockets are as simple as disposable nappies, fitteds and wraps are bomproof to last the night

Absorbency level: Super absorbent

Main Material: Bamboo / microfibre / cotton 

Fit and Comfort: Fitted nappy comes in three sizes to fit from newborn to older children, ensures a great fit and pocket from birth to toilet training

Sizing: One size fits most pocket nappies and wraps, sized bamboo fitteds

Price: $38.69 but lots of multibuys and offers, and free trial pack

EcoNaps:

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Known for their environmentally friendly and sustainable nappies, EcoNaps offers a range of modern cloth nappies made from organic bamboo and cotton. Each nappy removes 5 plastic bottles from the ocean - a plastic neutral cloth nappy

Type: Pocket, AI2, swim nappies

Ease of use: Great, can be set up as a pocket or all in 2

Absorbency level: Various including boosters

Main Material: Organic bamboo and cotton

Fit and Comfort: Popper fastening, adjustable rise

Sizing: Birth to potty / one size fits most, adjustable to fit most babies

Price: Moderate to slightly high, around $34.95 but can be bought in bundles to save money

Baby BeeHinds:

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Baby BeeHinds is a well-established Australian brand that offers a wide range of reusable nappies, including one-size-fits-most (OSFM) nappies, fitted nappies, and swim nappies. They use high-quality fabrics like bamboo and hemp, and their nappies are known for their durability and absorbency.

Type: Fitteds, wool, all in ones, night nappies, training pants, swim nappies

Ease of use: No pockets, but simple snap ins for ease up to slightly trickier fitteds and wool

Absorbency level: High

Main Material: Bamboo and hemp

Fit and Comfort: Fully adjustable

Sizing: Covers full range up to 8 yr olds

Price: $33.64 but sales and multibuys available

Bare and Boho:

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Bare and Boho is another popular brand known for its eco-friendly and stylish reusable nappies. As seen on Shark Tank they offer a range of nappies made from organic bamboo and cotton, featuring adjustable sizing and vibrant prints.

Type: Huge range of reusable items including flexi cover nappies that claim to be wipeable

Ease of use: When used, remove inserts and wipe wrap then popper in clean inserts

Absorbency level: Snap in inserts, no full cover of absorbency

Main Material: Organic bamboo and cotton

Fit and Comfort: Double gusset, tummy elastic to help with gaping, contoured boosters

Sizing: Designed for birth to potty training

Price: $34 but available in bundles for reductions

Close Parent (Close Pop-in):

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Close Parent offers award-winning reusable nappies that are designed to be easy to use and gentle on the skin. Their Pop-in nappies come in various styles, including all-in-one, bamboo, and swim nappies, catering to different preferences.

Type: All in 2, waterproof shell with snap in soakers

Ease of use: Need to assemble two parts but relatively simple

Absorbency level: Good, can be boosted

Main Material: Bamboo

Fit and Comfort: Stretchy side tabs like a disposable, velcro for snug, good fit

Sizing: Newborn sizes then one size fits most for when baby grows

Price: $37.95 

Designer Bums:

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Designer Bums is known for its premium, hand-designed reusable nappies featuring unique prints and patterns. Their nappies are made from high-quality materials like bamboo, with options for both day and night use.

Type: All in 2, newborn, training pants

Ease of use: Relatively easy snap in inserts but with a pocket too for extra boosters

Absorbency level: Moderately high

Main Material: Bamboo / cotton

Fit and Comfort: Good, snug trim shape

Sizing: 3 rise settings to fit designed to fit most from birth to potty

Price: $38.95 but also multibuy value packs

Bubblebubs:

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Bubblebubs specialises in modern cloth nappies that are designed to be highly absorbent and leak-proof. They offer a range of nappies, including all-in-two, all-in-one, and fitted nappies, as well as accessories like wet bags and liners.

Type: Traditional nappies, AI2, AI0, sized fitteds and wraps

Ease of use: one size fits most but with no rise poppers so may feel big or snug depending on size of baby

Absorbency level: Can be up to 12 layers of absorbency but no info on material type

Main Material: No information on booster material, says plush or PUL outer, suede cloth inner

Fit and Comfort: wings are inside as the front panel snaps over the top of the sides

Sizing: Separate newborn size then one size fits most

Price: $18 

I highly recommend having a few different types of nappies from different places. Whichever style or brand of nappy you choose to buy, you will be doing your part to reduce landfill and support small businesses. Be sure to follow washing instructions and they will last for all subsequent children too.

If this article was helpful, have a read - 

Beginners guide to reusable nappies

How many reusable nappies do I need?

Sanitising cloth nappies

As always, if you're unsure of what you need to make the switch, please do drop the team a line or use the online chat function. The team all use the products themselves and just LOVE to chat pee poo and periods, all day long, nothing is TMI and we all love to overshare based on our own experiences.

About the Author: Kirstin is part of the Customer Experience team at Cheeky Wipes, which since 2008 has been selling the original reusable wipes kit. She is mum to three kids and loves the forest, the sea and the hills!

Along with the rest of our crack team, she spends most days talking about poo, pee and periods and loves a chance to overshare. Cheeky wipes were recognised with a Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2021, celebrating their hard work over the last 13 years.

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