Frequently asked questions

What are the various nappy parts?

Nappy set

Nappy shell + soaker set

Nappy shell

Outer waterproof, breathable cover


Soaker set

Two overlapping soaker pads (small and large)

Booster/trainer pad

Super-absorbent booster pad/toilet training pad



Biodegradable disposable liners that double for use as wipes. Made from corn fibre.

Laundry bag and wet bag

Double-layer waterproof bags for storing soiled nappies until wash day.

 Refer to best use of your nappy products


How many nappies does my baby need?




In a 24-hour period, newborn babies usually use 8-12 nappies, whereas older babies generally go through 6-10.

The ideal would be at around 20 nappy shells, 20 soaker sets and 8 booster pads. This allows for eight changes a day for younger babies and six changes a day for older babies. Rotate use, so they are washed every second day.

A key factor in prolonging the life of your nappies is having an ample supply, so they don’t need to be laundered every day. The more nappies you have, the longer they will last.


Who manufactures nuababy products? 

nuababy products are created and manufactured by Nua Baby Ltd., West Cork, Ireland. 


Why choose nuababy cloth nappies?

Baby’s health

Breathable, super-absorbent, soft, and natural. No harmful chemicals or materials touching your baby’s skin.


Baby’s comfort

No pins, velcro, or sweat-inducing plastics.



Complete, easy-to-use system. Machine washable, fast drying, durable nappies. Dual-purpose liners/wipes. 



Huge savings. May be used for more than one child. Refer to Comparative cost: nuababy cloth nappies vs. disposables


Safe and secure

nuababy’s unique patent pending adjustable double-gusset drawstring and overlapping soaker set retains moisture and prevents messy leaks. 



Come in a range of attractive, unisex colours. 


Environmentally friendly

One child will need approximately 8,000 disposable nappies by the age of three, producing 1.5 tonnes of waste. This takes 500+ years to decompose. nuababy cloth nappies can help prevent this waste and keep your baby healthy and comfortable. Refer to nuababy – the eco-friendly option.



5 cloth nappy myths

  1. Cloth nappies are hard to launder and cause a bad odour in my home

    Laundering cloth nappies is no more difficult than washing regular laundry. The washing machine does the work for you and your nappies dry within a few hours outside. nuababy laundry/wet bags have a double-waterproof layer to ensure all moisture and odour is kept inside the bag.

  2. Cloth nappies leak more than disposables because they don’t fit as well

    Cloth nappies have come a long way since our mothers used them. nuababy cloth nappies really do fit babies from birth to toilet training, creating a one-size-fits-all solution for your baby. Many nuababy users report fewer leaks in comparison to disposables. Refer to best use of your nappy products.

  3. Cloth nappies are hard to use in modern life, e.g. when you’re out, or for childminders

    nuababy’s innovative nappy design, fitted liners and convenient changing mat make changing nappies quick and easy. Our changing bags and wet bags allow you to conveniently store soiled nappies and everything else you need when you’re out and about.

  4. Cloth nappies are more likely to cause nappy rash

    Disposables contain chemicals, which may increase the likelihood of skin irritations and nappy rash. Cloth nappies are made without using chemicals and are healthier for your baby.

  5. Using cloth nappies requires changing nappies more frequently

    Every baby is different and you will find the nappy changing routine that works best for you. Adding extra absorbency to cloth nappies will allow for longer stretches in between changes. Regardless of whether you use cloth nappies or disposables, for health reasons younger babies generally need to be changed 8-12 times a day and older babies 6-8 times a day.


Will cloth nappies cause my baby to have bowed legs?

 There is no evidence linking bowed legs to wearing cloth nappies. Slightly bowed legs is completely normal for many babies and toddlers. It is usually the result of the prenatal fetal position when the baby is curled up in the womb. Bowed legs begin to straighten once the child starts to walk and the legs begin to bear weight (about 12 to 18 months old).


Do I save money by using nuababy nappies?

Using nuababy nappies can save you a lot of money over the course of three years, even more if you use the same supply of nuababy nappies for more than one child.

By using nuababy nappies, you will typically save up to 75% of what you would spend on disposable nappies for your first child and then save almost 100% on subsequent children, because nuababy nappies are reusable. Note: costs may vary from country to country, depending on overhead costs.

A key factor in prolonging the life of your nappies is having an ample supply, so they don’t need to be laundered every day. The more nappies you have, the longer they will last. Refer to how many nappies does my baby need?

nuababy offers you a cost-effective choice that is healthy for both your baby and the environment.

When your babies have grown up, consider reselling your nuababy products.

See Comparative cost: nuababy cloth nappies vs. disposables.


How can I purchase nuababy products?

 nuababy products are available online and at a number of selected in-store and online retailers. Please see retailers. Only products purchased from authorised retailers are covered by our nuababy warranty.


My elastic drawstring has lost elasticity, what should I do?

nuababy elastic drawstrings are of high quality – see caring for your nappies. If for some reason, you need to replace drawstrings, this can be done easily without undoing the seams.


All of my children are toilet trained now, what can I do with my used nappies?

Resell! Online forums such as Facebook, eBay, or plain ‘word of mouth’ are good ways to resell your nuababy products.


How do I exchange nuababy products?

You may exchange unopened items for other nuababy products within 30 days of purchase, or according to retailer’s terms of sale – see warranty. Contact the retailer with the original proof of purchase.




If any concerns or challenges arise, please feel free to contact us.

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