Essex Baby Review
These award-winning Bambino Mio nappies look simple and stylish. Are they really as easy to use as a disposable?
Bambino Mio offer the miosoft two-piece nappy and the miosolo all-in-one nappy. The miosoft consists of a soft and highly absorbent cotton nappy, which is used with a water resistant cover. The miosolo is a super nappy which is designed to be as easy to use as a disposable. Both nappy styles are available in a variety of colourful patterns.
This is the first time I have tried out reusable nappies. My baby boy was about 3 weeks old when I started using them and he was still quite small at around 8lbs. I had four covers and five packs of the nappies (which come with four in each pack).
I liked that I didn’t have to change and wash the entire nappy with each change, as the waterproof cover is easily wiped cleaned. The only time I found I have needed to wash the outer cover is when there has been a poo explosion! Otherwise it has just been a case of changing the inner nappy.
These nappies have been very easy to use as they are quick to wash and take around 4 to 6 hours to dry. I was a bit wary that the Velcro fastenings on the cover may look worn quite quickly, but because they are not going through the wash very often they have lasted well.
The two-piece system has fitted my baby pretty well. I had a few leaks early on at night time, but they seem to have disappeared now. In my experience they last about as long as the average disposable nappy before they’re soaked through.
I found these nappies to be absorbent, easy to care for and great all-rounders. I also thought they were very good value for money as the covers cost around £7 to £8 and the packs of four cotton nappies to go inside at around £14 to £16. Essex Baby rate these nappies a 4.5 out of 5.
After my success with the Bambino Mio two-piece system, I found it a little harder to get on with all-in-one nappy.
Both nappies seem to perform equally well when it comes to absorbency and leaks – when my baby was small we had a few leaks at night, but now it is quite rare to have any leaks. However, I don’t like that I have to wash the entire nappy with each change. This is much more time consuming and each nappy takes at least 10 hours to dry.
As I original thought, the Velcro fastenings haven’t lasted that well in the wash. They look very worn and have curled slightly, making their stickability a little unreliable. I think they are also more bulky than the two-in-one nappy, although I didn’t find this to be too much of an issue.
Overall, the all-in-one nappy performed as expected and is easy to use. However, I do wonder if the extra bulk is completely comfortable for little ones – not that my baby complained at all!
The miosolo all-in-one nappy retails at around £14 to £16, which I think is quite expensive compared to the miosoft two-part nappy. Due to this fact, as well as the rapidly deteriorating Velcro, Essex Baby gives this nappy a 4 out of 5.
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