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Real Nappies Cloth Diapers & Covers/Wraps Review & Giveaway (CLOSED 5/26)

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Real Nappies makes quality cloth diapers and covers, swim diapers, training pants and accessories at affordable prices.

real nappies 2 top up pack

I received the Real Nappies “Top up Pack” to review. The top up pack retails for $39 and contains 6 cloth diapers (100% Indian cotton prefolds, 6 diapers retail for $19.99-$29.99 separately, depending on size) and 2 snug wraps. The wraps in the packages are available in white only, but sold separately for $12 each, you can get them in red, blue or pink!

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The diapers and covers come in 4 sizes. Newborn (6-13 lb), Infant (11-20 lb), Crawler (17-30 lb) and Toddler (29-40+ lb.) Even though my son is almost two, I chose the crawler size based on weight.

real nappies 4 before preppingreal nappies 5 after prepping

As I expected, the prefolds shrunk a good bit in length after washing & drying (before on left, after on right.)

real nappies 5 before prepping

They did not shrink noticeably in width.

real nappies 6 prefolds stacked

Cloth diapers (no matter what kind) look so pretty stacked up after washing!

real nappies 7 snug wrap cover crawler

The snug wraps are high quality PUL, and you can reuse them for several diaper changes.

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They do have laundry tabs for the Velcro closures, but I do wish they were a little bit bigger!

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The covers have gentle (but effective) elastic at the rear and legs.

Here is the crawler size measured both folded and stretched. The elastic isn’t super tight, so it doesn’t have tons of stretch.

real nappies 11 crawler cover measured foldedreal nappies 12 crawler cover measured stretched

There is a flap of PUL at the front of the diaper:

real nappies 13 flap covering aplix

Though it seems to be calling out to have the prefold tucked under it, don’t do it! The flap is there to prevent any wicking through where the Velcro strip is sewn on.

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To use the system, simply fold the prefold and place it in the cover. The guide included with the pack includes tips on how to best fold for boys, girls etc. I was thinking it was going to look really bulky the way I folded it, but it didn’t!

Here’s the crawler size on my 22ish pound almost 2-year old:

real nappies 16 crawler size on 22 lb babyreal nappies 18 crawler cover side

I think it fit him quite well, and the prefold was very absorbent! (They also sell boosters to make them work better at night!)
real nappies 19 crawler cover frontreal nappies 20 crawler cover rear

Real Nappies has tons of packages available, from a $15 intro pack (1 cover & 1 prefold) to a $499 birth to potty pack. For $69, you can get 12 diapers, 3 covers and 100 liners in the Essentials Pack. That would get you in cloth full time (though you would be washing a lot!) for about the same cost as a month of disposables!

Definitely note that even though these are affordable, Real Nappies has a Two-Child Guarantee. They guarantee that you’ll be able to use Real Nappies Cloth Diapers and Snug Wraps for at least two children, and will repair or replace a diaper or cover that fails before your second child outgrows it! Now of course, there are caveats (click the link to read all the details) and in order for the guarantee to apply, you have to wash them no more often than every two days, using at least the minimum recommended # of diapers. So, you can’t wash them 2 times a day (like I did with my first 6 diapers) and have them replaced.

Giveaway: Real Nappies is offering one reader an intro pack in his/her choice of size (ARV $15.00.)

Here’s how to enter: All entries go in the form below. I love comments (great way to remind yourself you entered) but comments do not count as entries.

Mandatory entries include your name, email address and what size Real Nappies you would need. You may receive a bonus entry if you “like” The Real Nappies USA page . They are giving away a $150 prize pack when they reach 1,000 fans!

I will accept entries until Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 9:00 P.M. Eastern. I will select a winner using’s true random number generator and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S.

# of entries received as of giveaway close: 302

FTC compliance: I received the pictured items at no cost in order to review them. I was not otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

Disclosure: This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, nor associated with Facebook. By entering, you release Facebook from any responsibility and understand that the information entered on this form will not be disclosed to Facebook.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
  • Sara
    May 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I just hit the enter button and realized I should have picked the newborn size for our baby due in Nov! I haven’t cloth diapered a newborn yet, so am building up some little sizes. Still have a 21 month old in diapers as well, so will definitely be able to use the crawler size sooner or later! thanks for the giveaway!

    • May 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      If you win, I will confirm your choice anyway, so don’t worry! 🙂 Congrats on the baby!

  • Just Elisabeth
    May 25, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Can’t wait to see who wins!

  • Rachel
    May 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

    thanks for the great giveaway! fingers are crossed!

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  • Elizabeth McCarthy
    May 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Entered! Want to win this soooo bad!!!!

  • Sylvie
    May 21, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Great giveaway. I am very highly considering doing away with the diaper service and cleaning myself. Get me started! 🙂

    • May 21, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Yay! You can do it!

  • debbie m
    May 21, 2011 at 12:45 am

    very neat..thanks for the giveaway!

  • sara myrick
    May 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Would love to try these! We are new to fluff so this would be a great way to get a nice stash!!! 🙂

  • May 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

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  • Trisha W.
    May 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Have you tried using the Angel fold with these? I have used that fold with a Snappi and love it inside a cover. The Angel fold makes a nice leg gusset that helps keep the poop in the diaper and off the cover. I hate it when my covers get poopy. 🙂

    • May 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      I am a lazy prefold-er (I’m a pocket gal mostly) so I either trifold or have the back flat & the front trifolded and snappi (which I think is like the angel wing fold?) In hindsight, I would have been better off to start with prefolds than to wash those darn 6 pocket diapers twice a day until I could afford more! What can I say, I was a’skeered of prefolds at first! 😉

  • Katie
    May 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’d love to add this to my newborn stash! Thanks

  • Naomi
    May 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    #1: note to self, you entered, so don’t do it again and mess with the system. 🙂

    #2: note to Maria, thanks to your weekly roundup I won a Baby K’tan!!!! I am so super excited. I’ve only tried a sling baby carrier in the past, and it simply did not like me back. I was able to try a (way too small for me) baby k’tan carrier at a birthing center, and was instantly in love with it. I was even more excited when I saw one listed in the weekly giveaways. so happy!!!! thanks a lot!

    • May 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Oh I’m so excited for you!! I always wonder if anyone is winning the giveaways they find here!

  • May 19, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I had a Real Nappies cover when I was doing prefolds in the newborn stage and I ADORED it! It was sturdy and washed really well, even after a million times. I’d love to try it over a fitted now.

  • May 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

    thanks for this, I need some newborn dipes, and this would fit the bill perfectly!

  • Barbara Feutz
    May 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I love to try new brands of cloth diapers!

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