Cloth Nappies for Older Children

Cloth Nappies for Older Children

Cloth Nappies for Older Children

Cloth Nappies for Older Children

What happens when your child is too big for birth to potty size nappies?  What if your child is in nappies over night although potty trained during the day? 

The good news is there are options.  

Cloth Nappies for Big Babies and Older Children

The majority of 'birth to potty' size cloth nappies are suitable for babies and children in the weight range of 10lb to 35lb, or 4kg to 15kg approximately.  Some children remain in nappies when they exceed the weight range.  Some children potty train but don't become dry at night for quite some time into childhood.  

If the time comes that birth to potty nappies no longer meet your childrens needs there are junior size nappies available offering the option to remain in cloth, or move to cloth, rather than having to use disposable nappies. 

What Nappies are available in Junior size?

We stock Frog and Bear Junior Nappies which are handmade by the team at Kijani Baby, a social enterprise in Uganda.  These are available as pocket nappies and as Wraps.  There is more than one way to use both of these nappies so we will break these options down so that you can confidently choose how to cloth nappy an older child. 

Junior Size Pocket Nappies

Frog and Bear Junior size pocket nappies are available in 3 prints (at the time of writing); Every Day Earth Day, Nature Calls, and Reusable Rainbow.  3 beautiful unisex nappy prints.  You can stuff the pocket nappy with any of the following, or a combination of the following;  

  • Size 2 prefold
  • Birth to potty size inserts
  • Frog and Bear XL Snap in Insert
  • Cotton Terry Square
  • Bamboo Terry Square
  • Cotton Muslin (would need to be folded into a rectangle and coupled with another listed option and we recommend either bamboo or hemp inserts would offer the best combination)

Frog and Bear Junior size wraps are available in 5 prints (at the time of writing); Every Day Earth Day, Nature Calls, Reusable Rainbow, Unlikely Friends and Thunder Down Under.  5 beautiful unisex prints.  

NEW! We also stock the brand new Bells Bumz Z Wrap PLUS which is available in 5 prints too; Ocean Stargazer, Draconis, My Spirits Light, Festoon Reverie and Blue Rainbow.  

The wraps will perform well over any of the following, or a combination of the following

  • Size 2 prefold
  • Frog and Bear XL Snap in Insert
  • Cotton Terry Square
  • Bamboo Terry Square
  • Cotton Muslin (would need to be doubled up and boosted with another listed option. We recommend either bamboo or hemp inserts would offer the best combination)
  • Birth to potty size inserts (suitable to boost a prefold or terry nappy. 
  • Bells Bumz Junior Hemp and Bamboo fitted nappy 

How Absorbent are Cloth Nappies for Older Children?

The level of absorbency can differ, and be adjusted, to suit the childs needs.  A child who has high absorbency needs will be better suited to the Bells Bumz Junior Hemp and Bamboo fitted nappy.  This would be a brilliant choice for night times for example.  For children with fairly average output, a cotton or bamboo terry square with a hemp or bamboo booster folded in could be reasonably expected to last 2 to 3 hours.  

Whilst there are fewer options of cloth, or reusable, or washable, nappies for older children or bigger babies there are still a number of options available.  It is possible to start, or continue, to use cloth nappies beyond the birth to potty weight range.  

To view the full Junior Cloth Nappy range click here 

If you are interested in junior size cloth nappies and still have questions then feel free to contact us via the contact form.