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We have compiled a series of videos that answer our most frequently asked questions on how to use our Cloth Nappies. Below you will find a range of videos on the following topics:
  • Our inserts
  • How to adjust the sizing
  • How and when to use Bamboo Liners
  • How to put the nappy on your Baby
  • Washing and care instructions
  • Strip Washing

Keep scrolling at the end of the video series for more information on Cloth Nappies.







Modern Cloth Nappies by My Little Gumnut

  • Eco-friendly
  • Cost Effective
  • Gentle on skin
  • Easy to use and care
  • Adjustable sizing

Environmentally Friendly

Disposable Nappies will take around 400 years to break down in landfill. That means EVERY disposable nappy ever used (and its contents) are still out there somewhere – yuck!

By using just 1 reusable nappy per day, you will reduce the amount of disposables in landfill by around 900.

And notice that we said "break down" no decompose. That is because disposable nappies contain plastic so they will never complete decompose, rather they will break down into microplastic.

Even when taking into consideration the manufacturing and laundering of Cloth Nappies, the environmental impact is significantly less. Our Modern Cloth Nappies are made to last, which means they can be used for your first and subsequent babies. Thus, our reusable Cloth Nappies will have an extremely long life before they eventually make it into landfill (we have even had Dad’s tell us that they use old cloth nappies in the shed as rags before disposing of them - try doing that with a disposable!).

The natural materials used in the manufacturing of our Cloth Nappies means that they will break down a lot quicker than disposables once they have exhausted their life and have made their final journey to landfill.  

Our babies are our future, lets do our part to look after the environment so our babies (and their babies) can continue to enjoy this beautiful planet that we live on.

Cost Effective

$4000….that’s the cost of using disposable nappies from newborn until toilet training (per child!). Compare this to just $800-1000 which is the approximate cost of using My Little Gumnut Cloth Nappies from newborn to toilet training and that includes laundering!

Just think of what your family could do with that extra money – ballet/football lessons, your child’s first bike, a family holiday to visit Grandma…*insert daydream here*

We have created our Value Bundles to help you save even more during your Cloth Nappy journey. Whether you are need washable nappies full-time use, part-time use or some times use, we have a package for you!

We are often asked about the cost of laundering. We recommend washing your nappies on a cold water cycle, with a quarter to half a scoop of your usual detergent and line drying your nappies in the sun. All of this means that laundering costs are kept low as well!

Gentle on Bub’s precious skin

Our Cloth Nappies are made with gentle, natural materials, meaning they are soft and gentle against your babies precious skin. Our Nappies feature a stay-dry layer of bamboo-fleece which sits against your littles skin. These natural materials willkeep your little one dry and comfortable - dry baby equals happy baby!

This also means no more nappy rash (and that’s something to get excited about!).

Easy to Use and Care For

You would be forgiven for thinking that cloth nappies require extra effort to look after and use. But just like almost everything we use today, cloth nappies have advanced since our parents were using them with us!

Our reusable Cloth Nappies are shaped like a disposable nappy and can be tightened for the perfect fit with snap fasteners (that’s right, no pins required!!).

Caring for your Cloth Nappies is worry-free with these 4 easy steps:

1. Rinse off any solids (or remove solids with your Nappy Liner)

2. Store in a dry bucket or Wet Bag until ready to wash

3. Machine wash with reduced detergent

4. Line dry in the sun.

The sun will act as a natural disinfectant and draw out any stains, eliminating the need to use whiteners, brighteners or softeners.

Using a reduced amount of detergent will prevent a build up of detergent in the inserts which can cause leaks. We recommend using a quarter to half a scoop of powder detergent to 20-25 nappies (this can be reduced if washing less).

We don't recommend any particular brand of detergent, however we do recommend using a powder detergent rather than liquid and always use cold or warm water to wash your nappies (water temperature should not exceed 40 degrees Celsius) as ongoing exposure to heat can effect the elastics and waterproofing material in the outer shell of the nappy. Never dry your outer shells in the dryer.

Adjustable to fit Newborn – Toddler

All of our Cloth Nappies are fully adjustable in sizing. Our Newborn Cloth Nappies will fit most little ones up to 6-10 weeks (5kg) and our Cloth Nappies 1.0 and 2.0 will fit most little ones from newborn up to toilet training (4-18kg).

Using the snaps at the front allows you to adjust the length of the nappy, while the snaps at the top allows you to fasten around the legs and waist.

Prevent Leakages

While leakages will occur from time to time in any nappy system, ongoing leakages should not occur. Some parents over time begin to accept that leakages and “poo explosions” are just part of babies wearing nappies. While in actual fact, if a nappy is the correct fit and
size for your baby, you should rarely have a leak.

The adjustable sizing feature of our reusable nappies means that leakages and poo explosions a thing of the past (insert happy dance here!). After all, how can it be “normal” for such a little person to get poo up to their shoulders, down their legs and in their belly button?! For more information on managing leaking nappies, see here.


Modern Cloth Nappies are ultra convenient with no more rushing to the shops because you are out of nappies! Imagine never having to buy nappies again..

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