How’s that for a cheese-ball title?!
The creative juices have yet to return to this overtired, slightly overwhelmed woman.
Alas, I push on.
Years ago, I bought a sampling of several diaper covers in a lot off Diaperswappers. One of the covers was a Real Nappies cover. I loved it but it got too small.
I quickly remembered how much I liked the texture and fit of a Real Nappies cover and said sure!
They generously sent me an Essentials Pack to try out. In the Essential Pack you get 12 prefolds, 3 covers, a pack of disposable liners and a handy dandy user guide.
Camden fits nicely into the Crawler size at 25lbs.
Why do I like Real Nappies covers?
- The thickness of the PUL prevents virtually any wicking or leaking.
- PUL is soft.
- Leg and waist bindings are gentle.
- Easy to use velcro- not to weak, not to strong.
- Excellent for using with disposable inserts or trifolded prefolds- just the right width and a front flap to secure.
Are Real Nappies prefolds worth it?
The prefolds are 100% Indian cotton and quilt up nicely. It is hard to break down a cost/per when they come in a $60 kit. However, if you say $6.50/cover + ~$3 for liners that leaves $37.50 for 12 prefolds. That’s about $3.13 a prefold.
Not too bad when you consider free Amazon shipping (if you have a Prime account) but compared to other cotton prefolds on the market the price isn’t competitive.
Are they good prefolds? I found them to be absorbent enough for 2 hours. For me that makes it about on par with many prefolds.
After several washes they feel very similar to other cotton prefolds I have used in recent months.
I was able to easily use the Snappi or Boingos on the Real Nappies prefolds.
Real Nappies Essentials Pack would be a nice shower gift. The versatility the covers and prefolds give you makes it a worthwhile investment. Even if you never used them as prefolds they could easily work as a pocket insert (newborn size, maybe even infant).
Overall, I would recommend Real Nappies covers as an addition to your cloth diaper stash or the Essentials Pack as a loving baby shower gift to someone interested in cloth diapering.