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New Easyfree Popolini pouch nappy (VIDEO)

Popolini has recently introduced in its range of washable nappies a new type of size nappy with “pouch” or “All-In-3” system. The new Easyfree nappy is structured in the opposite way compared to the most common washable nappies: the outer cover is in fact made of cotton and the waterproof part is inside, where it welcomes the absorbent inserts like a sort of “pouch”. It is a small size nappy designed especially for daytime use. The peculiarity of Esayfree is that it includes a cotton band to be hooked at the waist, useful for those who want to practice Elimination Communication (bring the newborn to do their needs by catching the anticipatory signals, learn more in the blog).

How Easyfree Popolini pouch is made

The Easyfree washable nappy is available in 3 sizes: S (~ 2.5-5 kg), M (~ 5-10 kg) and L (~ 9-15kg) and consists of 4 elements.

1) External cover: it is in soft 100% organic cotton with reinforced side barriers, it fits comfortably without marking on the thighs or belly. It closes at the hips with Velcro, unlike most washable nappies that have a closure in front: in this way you avoid tightening the belly when the baby is sitting.

2) Waterproof pouch: it is made of breathable PUL (polyester with polyurethane), it retains moisture avoiding leakage to the outside and thanks to the side barriers it also contains liquid stools well. The absorbent inserts are placed in the pouch. It attaches to the inside of the cover with snap buttons.

3) Absorbent insert with pocket: it is the part that absorbs the pee. The insert attaches to the pouch with snap buttons. The part in contact with the skin is in organic cotton terry, while the inner core is in viscose and polyester. The insert is provided with a pocket in which you place any other inserts (not included) to strengthen the absorbency; however the additional inserts can also be simply placed, without necessarily inserting them into the pocket.

4) “Nappyfree” band: if you want, you can attach this cotton band to the cover – using the special hooks – to “tie” the nappy to the baby’s belly. This way you can quickly open and close the nappy with one hand while you place the baby on the toilet or sink to make him pee or poop.

As with all other types of washable nappies, a liner can be placed in contact with the skin to easily remove the bulk of the poop. When changing nappies, the absorbent insert is washed and the pouch and the cotton cover are reused; in the case of liquid stools, it is likely that the pouch will also need to be washed.

Watch the video and everything will be clearer:

Reviews about Easyfree Popolini

As I usually do when I find a new product, before putting it on sale I tried it. Or rather… having no more diapered children on which to test it, I asked for the collaboration of some volunteer mothers who already used washable nappies. They try size M of the Easyfree Popolini for a week. I then handed over a form in which to evaluate absorbency, practicality, wearability and leak tightness. They then wore the new pouch nappy of Popolini newborns aged between 6 and 9 months and weighing between 7 and 9.7 kg.

According to the test mothers, the strengths of the Easyfree nappy are:

  • Change speed: when the nappy is assembled and it is ready to wear; moreover, it is often possible to change only the insert inside the pouch, having even less volume of things to wash than a fitted nappy or a pocket nappy
  • Little volume in movements and in a sitting position
  • Compatibility with other nappies: you can use the inserts of the fitted or pocket nappies that you already have at home, even without hooking them to the pouch
  • Convenience for those who want to partially keep the baby without a nappy: it can be put on as protection from possible “accidents”, but it is quicker to remove and put back on than a traditional nappy when carrying the baby on the potty or on the sink to let him unload.
Neonato fa pipì nel lavandino con pannolino Easyfree

Some critical issues were also found:

  • The supplied insert is not very absorbent when used alone: ​​normally mothers who did not practice EC have used 2 inserts to have adequate absorbency
  • On children of 9 kg the absorbency and fit were not at the top: for them it would probably have been better to use the next size L (9-15 kg)
  • Since the cover is made of cotton, it tends to be damaged by rubbing on the floor: the nappies were tried on in the summer so without any other clothing on. It is therefore better to wear shorts over the nappy if the children are in the age of “rolling” on the ground…

Overall, the feedback of the Easyfree diaper was generally positive: the negative opinion of a mother who was not really happy is compensated by another mother who instead wanted to keep the nappy at the end of the test! We are all different…

Lucia

My name is Lucia Monterosso, I live in Cremona and I have 3 children. Always interested in environmental issues, fair trade and the green economy, I am the founder of Pannolinofelice, a small company created to spread the use of washable nappies and sustainable clothing for children.

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