You’ve made the decision to choose cloth nappies? Spent hours checking out the different brands and types of reusable nappies available on the market. One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is finding the perfect clothes to fit over a bigger cloth bum.
Here at Piccalilly we started life as an organic baby brand before expanding into toddler, kids and womenswear. Very soon after launching our first organic baby clothing range we realised that many of our customers were using reusable nappies and that the fit for our Piccalilly babywear needed to be adapted to comfortably cover a cloth bummed baby. Our sizing and fit have evolved over the last 15 years to reflect wearability. Much of our baby and toddler clothing has been adapted based on fit sessions and feedback from parents to ensure a comfy fit over reusable nappy.
When looking for clothing to fit over cloth nappies it’s best to choose soft and stretchy jersey fabrics rather than woven fabrics. Stretch and movement within fabric is important. Choose styles that have enough room, without being too baggy. Tight clothing and woven fabrics are not ideal for fitting over reusable nappies as they can lead to compression leaks, which of course no one wants. When it comes to trousers or leggings it’s important to look at high rise or harem styles over slim fits.
Feedback from our Piccalilly Chatterbox group on which styles were best for fitting over reusable nappies suggest that our jersey dungarees for baby and toddler are the perfect fit over a cloth nappy.
So. here’s a summary to help you choose the best clothing to fit over washable nappies;
- Choose your fabrics carefully.
- Go for soft jersey over restrictive woven’s.
- Avoid tight fitting clothing which can lead to compression leaks
- Piccalilly jersey dungarees are the perfect fit
“I've found your brand (honestly) makes clothing ideal for cloth nappies. In over 2 years we've never had an issue. Your sizing is generous and lasts longer than the tag size.”
- @otterdreaming, Instagram