The Pop in nappy by Close Parent
Close Parent is a company run by mums and the Pop in nappy has been designed by mums so this is a great start! They are an ethical company who operate a fair trade policy with their suppliers.
The Pop-in nappycomes in five attractive unisex colours. It looks good and feels lovely and soft. The nappy is put on just like a disposable and fastenes with stretchy aplix tabs (similar to velcro) which helps give a lovely snug fit. There is no need for a seperate wrap with this nappy.
The nappy seperates into three parts for washing to ensure quicker drying time. First you have the outer shell which which is made from a soft brushed polyester which is coated with a waterproof yet breathable material called TPU (there is no spandex or PVC) Then inside there’s a slim bamboo soaker and slim bamboo booster – these are shaped so that only enough material is used to provide the absorbion required without the unnecessary bulk. The soaker is attached to the outer shell with poppers and the booster is attached to the soaker with poppers too.
The outer shell of the pop in has poppers to adjust the size of the so that it fits from newborn to potty trained. This makes this nappy excellent value for money as there is only one size to buy. The soaker and booster can be tumble dried however the outer shell cannot.
The ‘Dri Night’ Booster – This is a square piece of bamboo fabric which is folded in three. It folds to a rectangle shape and pops into place inside the nappy. The ‘Dri Night’ booster is to be used at night or on very long journeys. This booster would rarely be used on younger babies as the other parts of the nappy should be absorbent enough even for night time use. The ‘Dri Night’ booster however proved a godsend for us as our ‘baby’ is nearly 2! It can be used as a pre-fold for newborns (we have not tested it in this way)
We found the bamboo fabric in this nappy is very absorbent. We’ve had no leaks whatsoever and because it comes apart it dries quicker than most bamboo nappies. The outer shell did pile a little after a few washes (I’m probably nitpicking here because it doesn’t make any difference and they still look nice) The nightime booster when used with all the other parts seems very bulky but this makes for a leak free night and no great rush to get the nappy changed first thing in the morning.
In conclusion this nappy looks good, works extremely well and is good value. Buy a Pop-in Test Kit.