Vicki shows us how to fit a Candie, our one size fits most (OSFM) modern cloth nappy, on 6-day old baby Brock who weighs approximately 3.2kg. This video is very detailed, so we recommend you watch it full screen.


Hi, I’m Vicki from Bubblebubs. Today I’d like to show you how to put a Candie on a newborn. So, this is Brock. He’s six days young and about 3.2 kilos. A one-size nappy on a newborn baby is bulky. There’s no getting around that. But what I’ll show you today is that you can cloth nappy using one-size-fits from birth. So what we’ve got here is our Candies come in three pieces. You got your snap-in trifold. And what you’ve got here, this is a stay dry layer. If you prefer to have the more natural fibres against the skin, you can pop the bamboo against the skin like that. Now, that is more than enough absorbency for any baby, up until usually the 12 to 13 month mark, just depending on how long you’re wanting to get out of it. The Candies are a day nappy, so we’d expect to get anywhere between three to four hours out of any day nappy. They do come with the extra booster which you can use to get that three to four hours once bub is that little bit older. On teeny tiny little Brock, won’t need that. So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna position the nappy just underneath or around his waist kind of where his belly button stump is. Because he’s so little, we can fold down the trifold at the front here. So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna bring the wings around like this, and we’re gonna make sure that we’ve nice and firm around the waist, and around the legs so as we bring the legs around, like this, we’re gonna pop our fingers just don’t wanna wake him, underneath the nappy, and I find by positioning my finger underneath the snap it really helps to close it. And we just wanna make sure that the elastic is sitting in the leg rolls, not that he’s got any, he’s got the tinyest little legs you ever did see. And we’re just gonna repeat on the other side. So I’m going to put my hand under the wing, and bring it over. Now the big advantage of a side snap is if he did have really big thighs, you’d be able to bring the snaps back one. You don’t need to have the snaps on the same position. The most important thing is make sure that you’ve got that really nice firm elastic around the legs and around the waist. And see there, that’s a little bit loose, but we’ve still got another snap position there so what I’ll do is, keeping bub asleep is half the battle. I don’t want to pinch him with my nails. There we go. And just make sure that — A wing pops up there, that’s a much better fit there so again, just push into the groyne and as you can see, the nappy is a little bit bulky on a newborn, but you can see it’s, without the rise snap, it’s actually naturally folding to where it is this. So I’m just gonna gently pick you up, bubba. So you can have a look from the back. And there, you can see you’ve got it nice and firm around the back, and around the legs. There, super cute nappy. Super cute baby.

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