Brock is now 11 weeks and weighs 5kg. Today, Vicki shows us how a Candie all-in-two fits at this age. 4.5-5kg is considered the standard for when a one size fits most (OSFM) nappy will fit well. As you watch the video you’ll notice the front of the insert no longer needs folding down and the nappy doesn’t look quite as bulky on him. Vicki Simpson has been advocating for and selling cloth nappies in Australia for over a decade.



Putting a Candie cloth nappy on a 5kg baby

Hi, I’m Vicki from Bubblebubs, and today I’m with Baby Brock. And he’s reached 5 kilos now and is around about 11 weeks old. We say that the 4 1/2, 5 kilos is kind of more a magic marker for your one-size nappies, so if bub has reached that size, you’ll find that you’ll get a much better fit with your one-size nappies.
So, our candy all in twos, just that, they’re in two pieces, technically three because there’s an extra booster that comes with them. Don’t tell anyone. So they fold into three like this, so what we’re going to do is we show you how to pop it on a 5 kilo baby, so we’re just going to give it a quick little stretch, and what that does is, it’s a bit easier to do when you’re not getting kicked by bubby, so just give it a little stretch so it sits inside those elastic bits there and we’re going to lift him up, pop him there, and bring the tri-fold up and fold it down if we still need to fold it down.
Although, he’s at the stage now where it’s quite okay not to have to fold it down. And we’re going to bring the wing over, and I always put my hands underneath the snaps, because that way you get, it’s just easier. So we do the snap on the leg and then the waist, and then check your fit until you’re sure which snap you’re going to be using. And repeat on the other side.
So we go up, hands behind, and snap. And because it’s side snap, we can snap the snaps independent of each other, so as you can see there, I’ve snapped it on a different one to the leg to the waist. I can probably go one tighter, but he’s starting to get a bit grumpy, so I’m not going to push my luck. As you can see, it’s an excellent fit around the front. And I’m going to pick you up, I am! And we’ll have a look at the back, and it’s an excellent fit around the back as well. One-size nappies, if you’re struggling and bubby’s under the 4 1/2 to 5-kilo mark, wait a couple of weeks and you should get a perfect fit.

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