Supplier: Bambino Mio
REVIEW: Miosolo All-in-one nappy
The products were provided to Eco Parents Australia to review. This is not a paid review. The opinions are those of Eco Parents Australia.
Bambino Mio contacted me just in time. After 3.5 years, and two children (both in cloth nappies at the same time for a while there), the cloth nappy days in our household are numbered. I must say, this nappy was a delight to see those days out. Here is my experience.
I prepped two Bambino Mio nappies as per the instructions supplied on the packaging, a 60 degree wash. I chose yellow. I do like nappy colours and prints that are gender neutral. Having both a son and daughter means I really value items suitable for them both. It also means they can be passed on to more children after mine are done.
There is a small pocket at the end of the insert which makes stuffing easy. All parts of the insert remain contained inside the shell (between the shell and the liner). Nappies that have separate shells and inserts can be fiddly for carers that are not accustomed to using cloth. Hence, that makes the Miosolo especially good for sitters, grandparents or daycare carers.
Some all-in-one nappies can be slow to dry. The Miosolo is made from polyester so it dries in no time. There are two purpose made loops toward the top of the insert at the back that allow you to pull out the inner core easily. I have a special drying rack in my laundry for cloth nappies shells with any PUL type element. I prefer to dry them in the shade rather than the harsh Queensland sun. I find it prolongs their life. I didn’t even need a peg, instead I just hung the nappy over a couple of rungs.
My 2 year old daughter is small but cuddly (12 kgs). Once dry, I fitted the nappy without any rise adjustment but found that once I lowered one level it gave a more snug fit. Given she only wears nappies for sleeping a snug fit is important. She sleeps 2 hours in the day.
While the product is not organic cotton, bamboo or hemp the practicality of a polyester nappy will appeal to many cloth users including faster drying time and less issues with acidic urine.
If you have a heavy wetter you can add a booster inside the Miosolo. BambinoMio sell these separately in packs of packs of 3.
The Miosolo has a range of features that make it a very easy to use cloth nappy. During the review period I used a couple of these nappies over numerous occasions and had no issues. No leaks, good fit, quick drying, easy use and carer friendly. I had no hesitation sending this nappy for daycare use. It certainly seemed to tick a lot of boxes.
My daughter is now 2.5 years old and only wears nappies at night. I have two Miosolo nappies that I use overnight in rotation. I give them a rinse in the morning and throw them in with whatever load of washing I have going that day. A little boosting and they last 12 hours overnight. I’ve only had one leak, which happened to be the night hubby put it on…
Outer: 100% polyester laminated to polyurethane
Core: 85 % polyester, 15% nylon
Inner: 100% polyester
- Multiple rise snaps allow for three adjustment levels.
- Velcro closure allows for versatile waist fitment.
- Secure laundry tabs to preserve Velcro in the wash.
- Stretchy, waterproof outer layer.
- Quick dryer absorbent insert.
- Absorbent insert attached to outer layer.
- Pull hooks allow for easy insert removal.
- Hand pocket to make stuffing insert easy.
- Elastic at legs and back.
- 7 colourful print designs and 4 plain colours.
- Made in China. See more below.
The white insert and nappy inside can attract coloured lint. This does not effect the functionality.
The manufacturer suggests a wash temperature of 60 degrees and allows for tumble-drying on cold (it may be called a delicate option on some dryers). By folding the tab over to secure the velcro this keeps the velcro performing better for longer as it helps prevent lint and thread etc attaching to the hooks.
Each nappy is individually packed in a plastic bag with a detailed cardboard insert which outlines a number of features in various languages – Before use washing, regular washing, pailing options, drying, staining, trouble shooting, fabric composition etc.
Bambino Mio was founded in 1997 by a husband (Guy) and wife (Jo) team and has proved a popular choice by parents looking for an affordable, quality reusable nappy. Guy is also the Chairman for the UK based Nappy Alliance, a group of manufacturers that form an industry body to promote reusable nappy use. The first version of the Miosolo was introduced in 2012 and the Bambino Mio products boast a heap of awards.
There are plenty of videos on Bambino Mio on YouTube. To find them all follow the YouTube link on their website. You’ll can buy this nappy at selected stockists (over 60 in Australia) as listed on the Bambino Mio website or directly through their website.
- Two-piece nappy (cotton prefold style inserts, double gusset legs)
- Cotton prefold inserts sold separately
- Booster pads (polyester/nylon blend)
- Toilet training pants
- Swim nappy
- Laundry bucket and washable bags
When I asked about the manufacture process of these nappies here is the response I received:
“We work with factories in UK, mainland Europe and China. We are proud of the long-standing relationships we have with all these suppliers. As well as undertakings from those factories regarding factory conditions and standards we also make regular visits to ensure the agreed standards are being adhered to.”
Congratulations to Melissa Sinclair who had won her little one an elephant print cloth nappy.