Bamboozles (Bamboo Tots Bots Nappy)

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Bamboozles (Bamboo Tots Bots Nappy)

Post by Jacinta » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:05 am

I've been testing on my 11 month old overnight (12hrs +) unboosted with a fleece wrap and have had no wicking or leaks. The nappy is only wet right where he pees, so the back, and the very top front is still bone dry to touch.

They are much slimmer then cotton tots, and quite stretchy... I'm using size two on Xavier, but closing with a nippa. And of course you can still use a nippa on the applix version of the nappy as well.

Looking forward to hearing other people's feedback on this nappy.

Bamboo is definitely the new hemp, and absolutely divine.

PS: I do stock these, so if you're feeling that way inclined, then take my feedback with a "grain of salt" :wink:

EDITED TO ADD: I don't stock these anymore, as I am a SAHM now, so pop on over to Bumbles if you're keen. Just thought I better add that as I am getting quite a few hits to my personal website from this post. And yes I still love these, and still use them overnight on my now one and a half year old boy.
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Post by sable » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:17 pm

I wish I could get one of these, but there's no way I could sneak it past DH. Fabric I can manage, not nappies :cry:
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Post by Kaz » Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:24 pm

First impression of the Bamboozle is sooo soft and smooth!!!!

It is much lighter weight than a cotton Tots. Eeek I can feel his bottom through the nappy it is so lightweight!

It is made from 2 layers of bamboo with a fold out soaker, made from a further 2 layers of bamboo. It has Aplix with fold back laundry tabs.

I have the size 2 aplix which fits my 10kg wee man well, the touch tapes almost touch in the middle, so plenty of room for growth.

It has been washed a few times now and is still soft, not as smooth as when it was new, but I expect some of the smoothness was residue from manufacture - it is definitely much softer than my cotton or hemp naps.

It has lasted well during the day - I've not been brave enough to try it at night yet. I'll let you know when I do (currently a 2 hemp flat + microfibre boy).

Washing has been done on a 60*C wash, no shrinkage to note. It has been line dried and can be put in the drier. It seems to take the same time to dry as my hemp and cotton fitteds.

I really like the nappy for it's trimness and feel. I'm sure wee bottom likes the feel as well. :lol:

OK I've now done overnight! 12hrs+ it was sooo wet I don't think it would have held anything else, but we didn't have a wet bed. I will be putting in a booster for ease of mind, but I am impressed that it held that well for such a trim nappy. (I was expecting a wet bed as he is a big night time wetter)

Overall a thumbs up for the Bamboozle!!!! :D

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Post by Mama-to-many » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:55 am

so soft....even though not advertised as such, the size 2 (snappi version) *could* be used from newborn/small if you fold over the front....no attached stay dry lining......dries OK (not quite as fast as a Rosie's fitted)...definitely absorbent (I was using a two layer hemp flat and 3 BKT boosters at night - with the bamboozle tried 3 boosters the first night but it was total overkill, one last night and even that was unnecessary as the nappy was not ALL wet - just at the front - but I'm not sure if it would wick through the cover without the booster because the wees seem to concentrate in one place rather than spreading out - will try tonight)...eco-friendly to the max....I like that it's only two layers (plus the sewn in booster which you fold how you like) so you can tell when it's dry....the booster could be placed higher up the front - but then you couldn't fold down for a smaller baby so it's a trade-off (I just fold it up towards the top of the nappy and then back KWIM?)....sizing seems big - the wings fold over on my 12kg DD....definitely like this nappy.
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The best over night nappy yet!!

Post by the nappy lady » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:15 pm

I had to come on and post about my experience's with our bamboozles so far too!

I have been using them over night on Daniel (13 months) with a fleece cover and i have to say they are fantastic! i have not boosted him at all and i have had no leaking to date even though they are super trim!! it is really exciting for us that we have been able to add another product to our range that we can honestly recomend.

I have to admit i also was a cheek rubber, i can't get over how soft they are and they do seem to dry quicker too.

Also for all of those mums out there with babies that have super sensitive skin we have been having the most amazing feedback on babies with bad skin reacitons not having any more skin rash problems while using the Bamboozles. This is such fantastic news for us!!

All in all i think they are going to be a big hit!!

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Post by Sharonnz » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:14 pm

Hmmmm...sooooo soooooooft! That's my first impression. I cannot believe you can use these trim things overnight! Really? Wow!

I'll give some more feedback once I've actually used them on Gus, lol. I won't be able to wait to add snaps to them so I'll use a snappi first.

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Post by rachael » Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:19 pm

They are gorgeous nappies! So so soft, I also rubbed them on my cheek :oops: After the first wash they weren't quite as soft, but still lovely. I didn't have such a positive overnight experience though- not sure what I did wrong as everyone else found them so fantastic! I put in one booster and PUL cover and DD was awake at 10pm soaking wet through the entire nappy and jamies. Maybe it was just that she had been saving up a super huge wee??? I will try again now that I have read the other feedback and maybe with a fleece or wool cover...plus an extra booster or two!
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Post by Mama-to-many » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:05 pm

I've had NO overnight leaks with a double layer fleece NEFPUC, but slight damp feeling with wool soaker :? Not enough to do away with the nappy though! Just adding a BKT booster for security. The back of the nappy doens't get all that wet - just the front.
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Post by Jacinta » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:42 am

Ditto Kate - I'm still using them overnight unboosted on Xavier. Although I don't always use with a fleece liner.
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Post by Jacinta » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:44 am

... and Rachael, yes I agree to try a fleece or wool cover and see how you go.
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Post by Mama-to-many » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:12 pm

I got some sewing done this morning - some boosters for fitteds I'm about to make. There was leftover material so I've made some super large boosters to fit my bamboozles - a layer each of BKT and microfibre topped with microfleece - I wish I'd had more suedecloth, but fleece will do. Should make for a superabsorbent nappy with a stay dry layer too :D
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Post by Dunners » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:28 pm

We have been very blessed and have been sent one as a gift (thanks Kate :smt055 , it's been a huge "pick-me-up" in all that's been going on lately).

My, what a wonderful nappy! (it is a size 2 on 12 kg 19 month old Emily, secured with a snappi/nippi nappa). It is a wonderful fit and there's plenty of room (the wings are just crossed over).

It is so deliciously soft. Emily is currently wearing it coverless (thank goodness for BabyLegs to keep her legs warm) and both DH & I keep patting her bottom as she goes past. She looks very comfy in it and says it's "oft".

We haven't tested it enough yet to comment on the absorbency and speed of drying. Shall add those thoughts later...
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Post by Larraine » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:15 pm

Seth has his on for the first time as i type :)

It's looks so trim, feels soooooo soft and looks YUMMY :)

Will let you know what i think soon
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Post by Mama-to-many » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:30 pm

I'm still loving mine :wink: I've been using them as a night nappy and ahve worked out how to position the inner booster so it's just right for T. Also use a BKT/microfibre/microfleece booster I made for teh stay-dry-ness. Might try just a microfleece liner to see if the nappy on its own is OK now I've got the booster susssed.
I find it doesn't dry as fast as any Rosie's fitteds, but it's nowhere near as slow as a snazzipants cotton... It's almost dry after a day in the sun now (15 minutes in teh drier finishes it) - don't know hpow great it will be in winter.
But I still love the eco-aspect of it and the fact that the sizing means it should see T through to nighttime-trained (whereas my other medium fitteds are getting close to being too small now). I'd really love to try a small coz I like nappies to be trimmer rather than massive and I think the small would be OK for daytime - perhaps even a better fit (I find the size 2 wriggles around a bit when she's active - could be why it's good as a night nap)

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Post by Sharonnz » Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:56 pm

I haven't bothered putting snaps on mine after all as I would have needed heaps to get the adjustability. I'm more than happy to use the snappi. I figured that what I love most is that you almost have the look of traditional towelling on their bottom but it's so darn trim! I wouldn't use this on Gus overnight as he pees a river but it's great during the day.

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