How do I put a cloth nappy on my baby?

How to Put a Cloth Nappy on Your Baby

Putting a reusable cloth nappy on your baby is just as easy as putting on a disposable, but there are a few tips and ticks that will help you minimise leaks and red marks!


If you're a visual person, you can download our FREE fit guides hereClassic  Pocket (Snaps) Nappy Fit Guide or Ultimate (Hook & Loop) Wipeable AI2 Nappy Fit Guide (the technique is the same with both nappies)

  1. Start with the nappy higher up baby's back, squeeze the edges of the nappy into a 'taco' as you bring the front of the nappy up between baby's legs, tucking it into the undie line.

  2. Keeping the front of the nappy snug in the underwear line, pull the front tab across the hip towards baby's back, keeping the tab above the thigh.

  3. Hold tab in place as you bring the wing across the front of the nappy and secure the single hip snap and front snaps.

  4. Repeat this process on the opposite side, ensuring a two-finger gap at the tummy panel.
     You may need to go back and re-adjust the other side to ensure a comfortable fit.

  5. Tuck the sides of the nappy up under the front panel to prevent leaks around the gusset line. With the Ultimate Nappy, a snug seal on the outer gusset isn't necessary.

  6. Push excess fabric at the rise snaps up towards baby's belly button. You can re-adjust the rise snaps if there is too much loose fabric here.

  7. ALL DONE!  If you find you're still struggling with your fit, please reach out on our VIP page or email us at


Need to see it all in action? We hear you!

We've created some in-depth step-by-step reusable nappy fit videos on our YouTube channel so you'll be a pro in no time! 

Classic Pocket Cloth Nappy Step-by-Step Video

 Ultimate Wipeable Nappy Step-by-Step Fit Video 

Need a hard copy cloth nappy fit guide?

If you're more of a "hard copy" person, we've got you covered with our handy dandy A4 printed matte cards, featuring our full Fit and Wash Guides!