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About our nappy sizes

Our nappies are designed to fit babies at every stage. We have tried and failed to design a one-size-fits-all nappy that will fit a newborn to a toddler without too much bulk or leaking. The fact is that babies and little people come in all shapes and sizes. Our nappy packages are comparable in price to "one-size-fits-all" brands as the design means that you can use the same soakers as the baby grows, simply upgrading the covers. This allows you to spread the cost over time, as we know that the initial outlay seems quite expensive (although compared to using disposable nappies, you will actually save $1000s in the long run!).

We have found that rather than using a weight guide, the size of the baby's tummy and thighs is the main determinant of what size they require. Slim built babies and children may only end up needing the Newborn and Infant sizes. Larger children may need the Infant and Toddler sizes earlier then go back to the Infant size when they start walking and lose their chubby thigh rolls. 


Green Nappy Size

Approx Australian clothing size equivalent

Age range  
Newborn OOOO and OOO 0-3 or 0-6 months*  
Infant OO and O 3-12 or 6-12 months*  
Toddler 1 and 2 >12 months* or >24 months  
Snaps O, 1 and 2 9-24 months*  


*depends on baby's build, NOT their weight


Green Nappy snap covers are extrememly stretchy and equivalent to O, 1  and 2 clothing sizes. They are in between the Infant and Toddler size. 

If you are looking for an extra large nappy, our Toddler size is ideal. It is bigger than "one-size-fits-all" nappies. It is suitable for most children up to 3 years old. There is not much waist difference between standard size 2 and size 3, the main difference is in the leg length which obviously doesn't matter with nappies. The Toddler size is also useful to use with 2 or 3 soakers for an extra absorbent (if a bit bulky) night time nappy. 


The table below is based on rough averages but gives a basic idea of the huge cost savings of cloth nappies. You don't need to compromise by choosing a fiddly and bulky one-size-fits-all nappy when you can spread the cost over time with The Green Nappy. Plus you are choosing a very easy nappy to use and you are supporting a true Australian-made product!

Age Number of nappy changes Cost of disposables (50c ea) Cost of The Green Nappy packs
0-6 months 8/day = 1460 nappies $730 Starter Pack $349
6-12 months 6/day = 1095 nappies $547 Covers Pack $160
12-24 months 4/day = 1460 nappies $730 Covers Pack $160


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