Review: Tots Bots Easyfit Star Reuseable Nappy #RNW2016

If you’re new to cloth nappies and you’re looking for good quality, high-performing and bloody gorgeous fluff for your baby’s cute little bottom then I will always point you in the direction of Tots Bots.

But, before I go any further, can we just take a second to appreciate the cuteness of the Tots Bots name? I just love it 😉

Lily In The Garden - Tots Bots Easyfit Star Nappy

Anyway, for starters, their nappies have a velcro fastening so when it comes to putting it on, it’s essentially the same as your bog standard disposable.

If you’re got a very wee one, you can use the poppers on the front of the nappy to fold it down to size in just a few seconds.

All you need is a liner (throw-away or washable) to pop along the inside of the nappy then you simply fasten the nappy at the waist as usual, make sure it’s a comfortable fit for your little one and you’re all done!

Tots Bots - From Newborn To Toddler

I tend to place all of my liners (I use disposables at the moment so I simply flush these away before storing the nappies ready to wash them) in the nappies before use so they’re ready to go if I need to do a quick change whilst we’re out and about etc.

Lily In The Garden - Tots Bots Reuseable Nappy

You’ll see that Lily’s new cloth nappy from Tots Bots doesn’t look particularly bulky and has the benefit of a slimmer fit just like your usual disposables.

Secondly, the insert is attached to the nappy and slots straight in quickly and easily. No faffing around trying to find the right insert for the right nappy or struggling to put it together when you’ve got a screaming baby waiting to be changed or a toddler that has no intention of staying put whilst you’re all fingers and thumbs. Instead you’re prepared, you’ve got this down and you’re ready to go! 😉

You’ll see that the design is quite similar to a pillowcase in that it folds over nicely to keep everything neat, tidy and in place.

Tots Bots Easyfit Star Highlighting Features

Personally, we use a combination of these velcro-fastening cloth nappies and pocket nappies.

We have more pocket-style nappies but that’s purely because I bought them in a big bulk job when we first made the switch to real nappies when Lily was a few weeks old. There’s a few pocket nappies in our collection that I absolutely adore and I wouldn’t be without but I can’t deny that I find the former easier to use on a day-to-day basis.

I bought my first lot of cloth nappies for Lily in sets that I made up myself. I chose bamboo inserts as I did a little research and discovered that this is one of the most absorbent types of innard so it’s reassuring to see that this has also been used by Tots Bots in their latest venture – the Easyfit Star all-in-one/birth to potty nappies {one size fits most kiddo between 8 – 35lbs}.

The new Easyfit design by Tots Bots is full of fancy features and new ideas.

Tots Bots Stitch-Free Seams On Nappy

For example, the mention I made to a pillowcase-style feature as shown in the photo above? This actually doubles as a waterproof tummy area to keep your little one’s tum-tum dry and comfortable as the nappy absorbs liquid between changes.

And again, you’ll see along the sides of the nappy there’s some further stay-dry buffer zones to ensure that the absorbent core carries the bulk of the wee as intended.

Technical stuff isn’t it? The guys over at Tots Bots HQ have really nailed it this time round.

The very clever stitch-free seams help to minimise leaks and I’m pleased to say that we’ve not experienced any accidents with the Easyfit Star nappy. Just like with the Tots Bots Bamboozle Stretchies that we usually put to good use overnight {and generally keep Lily dry for a solid 12 hours} the bamboo core does an exceptional job. It’s also super soft and squishy to keep little bottoms happy and healthy!

We can quite happily go 2-4 hours without Lily recognising that she’s ready for a change which she now highlights to me by peeling back the velcro, taking the nappy off and waving it around {this is her new *thing* these past few days…} 😉

Lily In The Garden With The Bird Bath & Tots Bots Nappy

The fit around the leg is stretchy and secure so perfect for active babies + toddlers.

The nappy washed well and I know from previous experience with Tots Bots designs that the velcro is hard-wearing as my oldest TB nappies {1 year+} are still fastening properly and the velcro is as sticky as the day we bought them.

Aside from the above, Tots Bots are probably just as well known for their adorable prints. You can check out all of the designs currently available here and if you’re anything like us, we’re eyeballing the ‘Billy Goats Gruff’ and ‘Elves and The Shoemaker’ prints right now.

So cute and extraordinary!

You’ll note that each Easyfit Star costs £16.99 and there’s currently free P + P on all UK orders over £25.00. It’s also worth checking to see if you can find any special offers this week in particular with it being Real Nappy Week and all.

Tots Bots is definitely one of our top ‘go-to’ cloth nappy brands and they tick all of the right boxes with no hassle or fuss and instead just comfortable, chemical-free and practically leak-proof cloth nappies. Winner!

You really can’t go wrong with these lovely inventions and we’re incredibly happy to add the new Easyfit Star {Lily is wearing the ‘Ugly Duckling’ print in these photos} to our nappy stash.

Have you used the new Easyfit Star?

Are you a Tots Bots family? 😉

P.S. If you’re new to Tots Bots or reuseable nappies in general, the team do offer a trial kit including the Teenyfit {for tiny ones!}, the new Easyfit Star {reviewed above} and the Bamboozle Stretchie {great for overnight} and if you enter ‘WTRIAL’ at the checkout you’ll get 50% off and free P + P. So, what are you waiting for?!

Lucy Signature

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20 Comments

  1. April 18, 2016 / 11:16 AM

    Great review. I’m a cloth nappy mama too and love velcro’s so these little guys are right up my street. I’ve only used cheapies and bambino mio’s so really need to explore and try out some TB’s
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    • April 21, 2016 / 12:04 AM

      Thank you 🙂
      I’ve got tons of popper button cheapies that I bought from Amazon that are great but I just think that the Tots Bots are easier to use and I trust them not to leak unlike my cheapies which do sometimes especially now that Lily is getting older and having these huge wees all in one go!
      We have BM nappies as well which we love, they’re quite similar to TB aren’t they?
      X X

  2. April 18, 2016 / 12:36 PM

    I love their name too! 🙂 I have read a few posts about these and they look fab! The last time I changed a cloth nappy it was really tricky. x
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    • April 21, 2016 / 12:02 AM

      Oh no! I think if you were to use these you’d find them a breeze, it’s the same as putting on a disposable and so easy! X

    • April 21, 2016 / 12:02 AM

      They really aren’t tbh. It’s just the same as disposables but instead of throwing them away you wash them and use them again! 🙂 X

  3. April 18, 2016 / 9:49 PM

    Gosh i LOVED my Tots Bots nappies, i fell in love with them at a baby show. It’s great to see they’ve made some improvements as i remember we would leak quite often. I will defo be giving these a go with my next one 😉

    Great post!

    x
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    • April 21, 2016 / 12:01 AM

      I’ve read a few others reviews of previous Easyfits that have mentioned leaks and then the same bloggers have also used the new Easyfit Stars and commented as to the improvements. It’s great when a company takes on board what their customers are saying and makes the necessary changes. The Bamboozles have never leaked for me so it’s fabulous to see that they’ve changed their Easyfits to use the same absorbent materials X

  4. April 18, 2016 / 9:55 PM

    This is great – my daughter is three months and I am sick and tired of crappy disposably nappies leaking and having to wash and change her clothes every few hours. I’ve seriously tried every brand of disposable nappies and I’m not happy with any of them so I am seriously considering making the change to reusables. There is so much choice though so it’s a little overwhelming!
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    • April 20, 2016 / 11:59 PM

      I would definitely recommend making the switch, it was one of the best things we ever did. Keep some disposables in back up just incase you’re not happy with them but I imagine they’ll work out for you, they usually convert people pretty quickly!
      I know what you mean, it can be really daunting to begin with. If you need any help please do email me (lucy@hellobeautifulbear.com) or drop me a tweet (@hellobb_lucy) but if you’re looking for something similar to disposables in the way that they work and fit then Tots Bots really is the way to go. Another alternative that’s quite similar is Bambino Mio as they also use velcro fastenings which I find is a better fit and easier to use than popper buttons X X

  5. April 18, 2016 / 10:14 PM

    I have seen these before and I think they look amazing! I just wish that I had considered using them when I had my little one! Thanks for sharing x

  6. April 21, 2016 / 3:48 PM

    Great review! I think their name is really clever too! They look fab and so easy to use! I didn’t realise the newborn and toddler nappies are the same and you could just adjust the sizing x
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    • April 24, 2016 / 11:08 PM

      Thank you 🙂
      Yes it’s wonderful! One type of nappy for approx. 2 years, so easy!
      X

  7. April 21, 2016 / 4:22 PM

    These look great. I’ve heard lots about these reusables before. Would definitely look into them if or when I have another!:)
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  8. April 22, 2016 / 11:42 AM

    I love reusable nappies! We also have the ones from Tots Bots and they really are great, they save us so much money and ease the nappy landfill guilt! x

    • April 24, 2016 / 11:05 PM

      Definitely, it’s shocking how many nappies you end up using before potty training isn’t it? You don’t think about it whilst you’re throwing them away I suppose but it’s so many! X

    • April 26, 2016 / 2:07 PM

      They’re great aren’t they? We’ve really enjoyed using them. Thanks for stopping by! X

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