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Sizing OSFM nappies with rise snaps (Bare Cub nappies)

So you have received your nappies in the mail and you are wondering how you get them to fit your baby at each different age.

Here is the guide to how to do it.

Baby Bare nappies have 4 size settings and these are detailed below in the photographs.

Many parents want an age guide to which snaps they should use. But I prefer to explain that there should be no loose fabric hanging in the crutch of the nappy. You can see in the image below, the nappy has a sagging excess of fabric that is loose. Snapping up the rise, will eliminate this excess fabric. When fitted right, you shouldn’t have any excess.

In the image below the excess is gone and the nappy sits neatly and firmly on the baby.

This first image shows the nappy snapped up to the smallest setting. You can see that there are no rise snaps visible in the front of the nappy. This is the suggested sizing for a newborn baby.

As your child grows, you will notice the smallest nappy setting is now too tight. We expect this to happen around a couple of months old.

You can see the second size has one row of snaps exposed in the rise.

The next size has two rows of rise snaps exposed. This is around 6 months of age depending on your baby.

The last setting is having the snaps fully exposed. Whilst this will happen around 10–12 months of age, the nappies no longer need rise adjustment. Most babies stay on the same setting (waist and rise) form  14 months till toilet training.

Keep in mind you baby is growing at their fastest rate in the first year. Their growth then slows down. The nappies also are designed to fit more like undies as they get older, so they become lower rise and trimmer. This sees them fit beautifully under clothes and gives more comfort to your child as they are not wearing a big bulky nappy.

If you want some help putting the nappies on a toddler we have a video demonstration here: