5 Essential Tips to Prevent Cloth Nappy Leaks

5 Essential Tips to Prevent Cloth Nappy Leaks - Mimi & Co

In the realm of modern cloth nappies, experiencing leaks is quite common, especially for those who are new to using them. Even seasoned cloth nappy users can face this issue as their baby grows and their fit needs some adjusting. It’s important to remember that leaks are a normal part of the journey and can often be addressed with a few adjustments.

To help you tackle this challenge, we've compiled five essential tips that can prevent leaks and ensure a peaceful night's rest for both your baby and you. By following these tips, you can make your cloth nappy experience more enjoyable and stress-free.

Step One: Thigh Elastics

Make sure the elastics around your baby’s thighs are snug but not too tight. You should be able to comfortably fit one finger between the baby's skin and the elastic. This ensures a secure fit while preventing red marks or discomfort.

Step Two: Rise Snaps

Ensure that the fabric of the nappy is properly positioned between the rise snaps. Pushing the fabric up between the rise snaps helps create a snug fit, preventing gaps where leaks can occur.

Step Three: Groin Line Check

The middle part of the nappy should be pushed into your baby’s groin line. This ensures that the nappy fits closely to the body, providing better absorption and reducing the risk of leaks from gaps around the legs.

Step Four: Butt Crack Check

When the nappy is on your baby, you should not be able to see their butt crack. A properly fitted nappy will cover this area completely, ensuring there are no gaps at the back where leaks can escape.

Step Five: Two Finger Check

You should be able to fit two fingers between your baby’s waist and the nappy. This ensures the nappy is secure but not too tight, allowing for comfort and movement without risking leaks.

By consistently checking these five essential steps when fitting your baby's nappy, you can significantly reduce the chances of leaks, ensuring a more comfortable experience for both you and your baby.


Preventing cloth nappy leaks is all about getting the right fit and making small adjustments. By paying attention to how the nappy fits around your baby’s thighs, rise snaps, groin line, and waist, you can greatly reduce the chance of leaks. These steps help ensure that your baby stays dry and comfortable, providing peace of mind for you. Remember, a well-fitted cloth nappy not only prevents leaks but also contributes to a more pleasant and hassle-free diapering experience. With these tips in mind, you can enjoy the many benefits of cloth nappies without the worry of leaks.


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