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Nuggles Cloth Diaper Absorbency

The question on everyone's mind is "how much will this hold?"

We are proud to design our products to meet the absorbency needs of every baby. Nuggles products are made with only the best high quality textiles that are not only manufactured with environmental sustainability in mind, but also to hold up to babies and toddlers.

Absorbency numbers are not all or nothing. They showcase one experience of a product and sometimes real life experiences vary. This is normal and reflects changing flows and baby sizes.

Absorbency Testing

Absorbency testing in the kitchen or cloth diaper science lab gives us an estimate to how a product might perform in real life. It helps us provide a scale of reference to understand a products capabilities. These numbers represent full saturation of a product. We believe that these products paired with our durable TPU covers can be fully saturated without leaking, but sometimes a mix of compression and less than optimal fit can cause leaks. 

In general, diapers are designed to a 2-3 hour change during the day and 8-10 hours for overnight.  Learn more about when to change a baby.

If you are struggling with leaks, check out this blog post on troubleshooting your leaks. There's lots of great fit tips, and products to support you in a leak free experience. You can also reach out for support in in our Facebook Group.

Nuggles BambooLUXE Prefolds

The Nuggles Naturals prefolds come in a variety of sizes and styles. This is a rectangular shaped insert that is folded typically folded into thirds and added to the Nuggles Tuck-Wrap-Go Cover but you can add it to any cover or pocket style cloth diaper. Learn how to trifold it here. 

The BambooLUXE terry prefold is available in two sizes and two weights. It is made out of 70% Bamboo and 30% Organic cotton and is a terry material (those are the little loops it has). The 2 ply is intended for daytime use and the 3 ply for night time use. However, use the one that works for you and your child's bladder. 

2 Ply BambooLUXE Prefold (Daytime)

  • Size 1 holds approximately 8 oz. 
  • Size 2 holds approximately 11.5 oz.

3 Ply BambooLUXE Prefold (Nighttime) 

  • Size 1 holds approximately 10 oz
  • Size 2 holds approximately 14.5 oz

Previously, Nuggles sold a Bamboo/Organic Cotton Prefold that was not a terry.  These are now sold out but you might find them second hand. If you're curious about their absorbency I've included that information here. 

  • Size 1 holds approximately 4.5 oz
  • Size 2 holds approximately 9.5 oz

Simplee Inserts

The Nuggles Simplee Insert is sold with the Simplee, and separately. The newest insert is made with 2 layers of bamboo terry (70% bamboo and 30% cotton). It is available as a two pack with a regular sized  insert and a snap-on booster (or newborn sized insert). Inserts feature snaps for snapping together and into the Simplee Diaper. 

  • Regular Size Simplee Insert - 5 ounces
  • Newborn/Booster Simplee Insert - 4 ounces
  • The complete Simplee Insert set is a total of 9 fluid ounces of absorbency. 

Previously, the Nuggles Simplee Insert was made with 100% viscose of bamboo terry. These inserts are made of 4 layers of material, are slightly larger after washing, and take longer to dry. They do hold the same amount of liquid. The large holds about 5 oz, and the small is about 4 oz. 

Bambooluxe fitted diapers

The Nuggles BambooLUXE fitted diaper is made of premium bamboo velour. This incredibly soft textile is not only absorbent but comfortable and durable. 

Nuggles fitted diapers are available in two sizes - size 1 (5 - 20lbs) and the size 2 (15-40lbs). It consists of two parts - the shell of the diaper and then the booster that comes with. The shell is made from 2 layers of bamboo velour. The booster is a 4 layer snap-in contour that can be snapped to the front or the back giving a customized absorbency placement.

  • Size 1 Nuggles Fitted Diaper = 13.6 ounces with booster. 
  • Size 2 Nuggles Fitted Diaper = 16.3 ounces with booster.

Both diapers have an optional overnight insert. This is a long four layer insert that is folded in half to the body of the insert. The size 2 overnight insert adds an additional 8 oz of absorbency. 

Absorbency numbers for the Signature Stay-Dry Bamboo Booster coming soon.

Bailey Bouwman

Bailey is a mom of two young and wild children living in the cold tundra of Northern BC. She fell in love with cloth diapering where she continues her passion here at Nuggles as the Director of Happiness.  Bailey loves social media, chewy candies, and chasing waterfalls.