Kijani means ‘green’ in Swahili. The perfect name for cloth diapers and pull-ups made by Ugandan women in a small shop in Kampala, Uganda. Kijani Baby is a social business that pays a fair wage and provides good working conditions. They also make a range of cloth diapers ranging from the one size designed to fit new babies all the way up to adult cloth diapers.
This new Pull-Up has recently been redesigned. Let’s check out the new features!
Reusable pull-ups are the perfect eco-friendly alternative to disposable trainers. You’ll find many of the same features from the mainstream options in reusable training diapers.
The cover is made of waterproof PUL. The insert’s absorbent layers consist of cotton jersey and bamboo terry. The top layer is stay-dry suede cloth and the additional waterproof layer attached to the insert is PUL.
Kijani Baby does not give a weight range for their Nighttime Pull-Ups. Instead, it is labeled as fitting 4-6 year olds. Below you can see the measurements of the pull-up which is available in two sizes.
Waist: 17 in – 30 in
Rise: 19 inches
Leg opening: 8 – 14 in
Waist: 18 in – 36 in
Rise: 21 inches
Leg opening: 9 in – 16 in
It’s recommended that if your child could fit both sizes, go with the smaller for a trimmer fit or the larger for more absorbency.[ngg src=”galleries” display=”basic_imagebrowser”]
Due to the stretchy tabs and general stretchiness of the trainer itself, Norah found it super easy to get these on herself. I just made sure they were snapped and she pulled them on just like underwear. It was easy to readjust the sizing if we needed to.
Norah is 6 years old and only wears trainers at night just in case of accidents. She is still on the petite side weighing just over 50 lbs. She’s old enough now to give me her opinion, and she does so often. She thought these were actually way more comfy than a disposable trainer. Nice and soft on the inside. Obviously, they are a little more bulky than disposable trainers would be.
You can store these in any wet bag or pail until you are ready to wash them. I personally threw it right in with my regular laundry on hot, heavy-duty with an extra rinse.
The Kijani Baby Nighttime Pull-ups washed up very easily and dried in one go. Just no fabric softener or dryer sheets as that will destroy absorbency as with any cloth diaper.
- I love that these are made in a responsible way by Ugandan women. The employees get a fair wage and a wonderful work environment.
- Materials used and construction of the Pull up is top notch
- Plenty of absorbency that can handle a big accident at night
- Sizing is very generous and should last over a long period of time. Saves money vs buying disposable pull-ups to wear every night.
- You can remove the included snapped in absorbency and use something trimmer that you may already have on hand
- Almost too much absorbency. This makes this a bulkier option
- Addition of the stay-dry layer. If you are looking for something that alerts the child that they are wet this might not be the best choice.
- There’s no way to adjust the rise
- The price point, while very justifiable, might be a bit high in the beginning for families who need multiple pairs or those who are on a tighter budget
Kijani Nighttime Pull-Ups are incredibly well made. I personally will be recommending this particular product as well as their adult cloth diapers as alternatives to disposables.
You can find Kijani Baby on Etsy. Nighttime Pull-Ups are $29.95 and ship to the US and worldwide.
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.