The perfect fit - Finding clothes to fit over a cloth nappy
My name's Kerry aka Fluffy, I'm mummy to two beautiful girls Little Squidge and Puddle. Together we run Fluffy & Squidge making handmade crochet clothing we also have a blog that runs alongside documenting our adventures which we're never short of ?
So this week has been real nappy week Wohooo! anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my real nappies, my friends all say that I have OND (obsessive nappy disorder) if anybody mentioned real nappies near me you couldn't hide the look of horror on Mr Squidge's face as I squealed like a giddy child and promptly started an hour long speech on how amazing real nappies are.
From the moment I found out I was pregnant with Little Squidge I knew the one thing that I wanted to do was use reusable nappies, even though lots of people said I wouldn't stick it out and they'd give me a month at most!
I spent hours pouring over the internet reading about the different brands and the different types after finally settling on a brand I ordered my nappies and by the time that they arrived the seed was sown I was truly hooked, I didn't even have a baby yet! Who cares though pretty nappies ?
Little Squidge arrived 2 weeks early weighing 5lbs 8oz and baby Puddle arrived 4 weeks early weighing a tiny 5lbs, they both went straight into my tiny nappies and they were a great fit just looking at their tiny squidgy bottoms filled my heart with such joy.
Everything was going well until I hit my first bump getting clothes to fit, I quickly realised that clothing on the high street was really hit and miss with a cloth bummed baby. I would struggle to find trousers that were comfy on the bottom without being too tight, I'd have to size up and then they ended up being huge on the waist with super long legs which tend to look silly on my tiny girls.
Then we started using other brands our favourite being Piccalilly their clothing is cut for cloth so is perfect for big bums especially now Puddle is on the move! We love them so much we have recently become brand ambassadors for them.
When looking for clothing for cloth bums it needs to be soft fabric that's got plenty of room without looking like you've dressed your baby in a sack, if the clothing is too tight you end up with compression leaks which of course no one wants.
There needs to be enough stretch and movement in the fabric so that Puddle can move around at ease, we used to find especially with dungarees that within moments of putting them on her they'd be huge gaping holes between the legs where the popper's had come undone.
I also wanted clothes that had bold prints and bright colours, neither of my girls are particularly girly girls so pink frills are a no go here, Little Squidge much prefers her superhero costumes if it's got a cape she's sold.
In short if Puddle can move around and cause havoc whilst looking comfy then we're onto a winner these comfy reversible dungarees and stripy romper from Piccalilly's new summer range are perfect, they tick all the boxes and will see Puddle right through the summer months ?
So there we have it, what to look for when your looking for clothing to fit a cute squishy cloth bummed baby. We absolutely love our Piccalilly clothes they are perfect for any cloth bummed adventurer. The fun prints and comfy material means they always stand out from the crowd were never short of compliments when we're out rocking our Piccalilly.
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Guest blog post by Kerry Durrant from Fluffy & Squidge