We at Indybel realise that the desicion to choose which type of nappy system is best for you can be truly daunting. Below is a guideline for how to use each of the nappy systems that we currently sell.
All in one 100% certified organic cotton reusable nappies. One of the best award winning organic all in ones on the market.
Quite simply these work in exactly the same way as a disposable and are by far the easiest to use as they offer a complete nappy system in one piece
Bambino Mio offers a complete nappy system suitable for babies from newborn to potty training. Our nappies are 100% cotton which means they are naturally soft, breathable and absorbent, maintaining a healthy temperature.
Bambino Mio’s nappies and covers have been designed with comfort and simplicity in mind, which make them convenient and easy to use.
The nappy cover has Velcro style fasteners to make them quick and simple to use, and allow adjustment to suit the shape of each baby. The edges of the covers have soft binding on the waist and leg cuffs. The waist and cuffs are elasticated to ensure a snug fit.
A 100% pure cotton nappy. Our cloth nappies have a three panel construction with a thicker centre panel giving maximum absorbency with minimum bulk.
The nappy can be separated from the cover so that there is no need to change the cover with every nappy change, simply place a fresh nappy inside the cover and fasten back onto your baby.
For added convenience we recommend the use of our biodegradable Mio Liners. The nappy liners retain solids and are safe to flush down the toilet. They are designed with a one-way action that allows moisture to pass through but prevent it seeping back
Lay the nappy with the two parallel stitched lines running horizontally. Fold the right vertical edge and left vertical edge over each other.
For extra absorbency at the front (or boy fold)
Lay the nappy with the two parallel stitched lines running horizontally. Fold the right vertical edge over the centre. Fold the top and bottom panels over the middle and tuck into each other. With this type of fold, the length of the nappy may be altered to fit the cover accordingly.
For loose stools
Follow steps for fold 2. Lay the nappy with the thicker pad at the front and fold back the outer panels to form a fan shape.
Assembling the nappy
Place the folded nappy with the nappy liner around the centre into the cover. Ensure that the nappy fits to the front and back of the cover and is not sticking out.
Close Velcro tabs.
Machine wash at 60 C in non-biological detergent.
Hand wash or rinse in cool water.
Tumble dry on low or line dry.
Dry away from direct heat.
Do not use chlorine bleach or borax.
Do not iron.
Do not use fabric softener.
Do not soak the nappy cover.
Soiled nappy covers
Occasionally there may be some soiling inside the nappy cover. In some cases, not using a liner can help. Due to the nature of the product, however we cannot guarantee that this can be completely prevented. If staining occurs - use only mild or natural stain removing agents so as not to irritate the baby’s skin and/ or cause premature deterioration of the fabric.
Guidelines for both types of nappy systems
Mio Liners and Imse Vimse Liners help prevent heavy soiling of the nappies reducing the need for soaking or sluicing. Remove soiled liners from the nappy and flush. Liners can be used in a septic tank system.
Caution: Flushing liners may cause blockage in old or damaged drains. No responsibility can be accepted for individual drain systems.
Change the nappy frequently. Approximately 2-4 hourly (with the exception of night time nappies). A bigger, more absorbent nappy may be required for night-time. Alternatively use a small nappy as a booster pad.
Wash in accordance with the washing instructions on the garment label.
Soak nappies in a solution (15ml of Bio D Nappy Fresh for every 5 litres of water) of Bio D nappy fresh cleanser for a minimum of 2 hours. Nappies can then be rinsed in cold water or washed in non-biological detergent.
No soak method
Add 15ml Bio D Nappy Fresh to the wash with a non-biological detergent. Nappies can be washed in temperatures up to 90°C but 60°C is adequate. Tumble dry on low or line dry.
Please note: as babies’ shapes and sizes vary a lot these sizes can only be taken as approximate.
If the nappies are leaking check the following:
Have you pre-washed your nappies at 60° C? The nappies become more absorbent after the first few washes.
Check that you have the right size nappy and cover for your child.
Change frequently as nappies should be changed every 2-4 hours depending on the size of your child and the time of day.
Do not use fabric conditioner. This will reduce absorbency of the nappy.
Check that the nappy is completely tucked in the cover at the waist and leg holes. Do not use a double layer of the nappy liner. Remove the liner to improve the containment of loose stools particularly for breastfed babies. Use sunlight as a natural bleaching agent.
We stock a number of accessories to help you get the most from your cotton nappies. If you require any further information about our accessories please don't hesitate to contact us at