About us

Welcome to Nappyneedz.

Nappyneedz was set up in 2010 by me, Kelly, in an attempt to bring affordable and quality cloth nappies to New Zealand parents.  I first started using cloth nappies on my oldest son, when he was born in 2006, and after this worked for a time as a cloth nappy adviser.  Having then gone on to creating and sewing my own nappies, I wanted to be able to share my knowledge and information about cloth nappies with other parents; Nappyneedz was born.

About us nappyneedz

About Nappyneedz

Here at nappyneedz we believe in offering reasonably priced, but reliable cloth nappies, and great cloth nappy advice and information.  We know lots about cloth nappies that we’d love to share with you.  Our dinky nappy has been designed and created by me, based on what I know works well.  By the time that nappyneedz was born, our family had increased to three children, and then in 2012 we had a fourth baby, so we have had plenty of opportunity to try out our cloth nappies.

The nappyneedz team

Value for money

These days there are many many cloth nappy options on the market, but finding one that works well without breaking the bank can be a challenge.  We aim to offer nappies that are a reasonable price, but that have had a thoughtful and thorough design process in their creation.  We back up all of our sales with a solid after sales service, that means that we can help make sure that you can make the right choice before you buy, and have assistance trouble shooting any problems later, should they occur.

New Zealand Cloth Nappies

We are based in the South Island, just outside of Dunedin, which is where we offer our first at home advice service, although we are hoping to build upon this, with advisors based in other areas in the near future.  If you do not live in the Dunedin area, then please feel free to fill in our on-line advice form here.  If you want to know anything else about us or about cloth nappies, then please let me know.

34 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hi,

    I have a 4mth old boy and recently have converted to cloth nappies. Looking at all the options plus reusable sanitary options (my friends are interested too if they work out well)

    Do you have a group meeting soon so I can look at all your fabulous products . I live in Dunedin.

    Thanks D

    1. I’m always happy to come out and show you our nappies 🙂

  2. Are all your cloth pads for woman made in NZ?

    1. Hi
      No, these ones are manufactured for us overseas.
      Thanks
      Kelly

  3. how can I get a list of all the materials used in your menstrual pads? thanks

    1. Hi Rachel
      Our basic pads are made of PUL (polyurethane laminate) for the backing fabric, two layers (one in the case of the liners) of microfibre and one layer of microfleece on top. The minky and bamboo pads are made of a laminated minky fabric, one layer of microfibre, one layer of bamboo fleece fabric and one layer of charcoal bamboo. Hope that helps.
      Thanks
      Kelly

  4. Do you deliver to Australia? If so, what is P&P costs?

    1. Yes, we charge a flat rate of $10.50. Thanks

  5. hi just wondering. i have an elderly morher who is suffering from incontinence with the odd rear end accident. what would u reccommend for nights. would it be nighttime liner under underwear. awaiting your reply.
    thank you

    1. HI
      I would perhaps suggest that our large bamboo pads or our night time washable pads would be your best choice. Thanks

  6. Hi i am looking for some night time nappy pants for my 4 year old that are absorbent enough not to wet the bed. She is a very heavy sleeper and doesn’t get up for toilet, even Alarm doesn’t wake Her. I have had to wash her sheets nearly everyday.

    1. Hi, unfortunately, I don’t have anything suitable at the moment. I hope to have something in stock in the next six months or so. Thanks

  7. Hi there, when well you be getting the hemp boosters in? It says you’re out of stock but I’m keen to but some. Thanks 🙂

    1. I’m hoping to have them back in in the next few days.

  8. Hi Kelly, Im wondering if you are getting hemp prefold cloth ones soon as its out of stock at the moment.

    1. Yes, I have more of the bamboo prefolds on the way soon. thanks

  9. Oop, sorry… not the prefold one, I meant bamboo flat nappies.Thanks.

    1. Hi
      I should have the bamboo flat nappies in stock again soon.
      Thanks

      1. Thanks for your reply. Could you assume appx.date of getting bamboo flat?Otherwise, Ill order the rest of my list soon. My baby due is on the way soon and Id like to get nappies ready. Thanks!

  10. Hi I was wondering when you might have more stock of the regular sized menstral pad?

    1. Hi, thanks for getting in touch, they are back in stock now.

  11. Hi there. So I’m really interested in your wet bags. What are the measurements of these wonderful creations?

    1. Hi, I’ve recently added sizes to the page on the website. They measure approx 29 x 39 cm.
      Thanks

  12. Hi there
    I am a returning customer that is now pregnant and wanting to know a little about the cloth nappies. So I’ve been looking at getting the Dinky all you need cloth nappy pack with the all you need prefold pack… would this be ok to use for a newborn? Also can I buy a type of booster alongside these to add extra absorbency? Any guidance would be much appreciated.

    Thank you

    1. HI
      Yes, these are fine to use from newborn but can be a little bulky. If you wanted something a little trimmer for the early days, then the newborn prefolds are a good choice. You can then use these as boosters in the dinky nappies later. I would recommend our hemp boosters for nights in the dinky nappies, but you won’t need these until your baby is a little older usually.

  13. Hello! We are travelling to New Zealand from Europe with our 6 Months old baby, arriving in Auckland on March 7 and driving to Christchurch (7 Week holiday). We use cloth nappies at home (cotton flat musselins and PUL covers), and we would like to know where we could buy second hand cotton flats, so we wouldn’t need to bring our own, as it would take a lot of place in the bags… I hope you can help us, otherwise we will have to use the “regular” horrible plastic nappies… best regards! Joana 3

    1. Hi Joana
      You can sometimes find them in charity shops over here (Op shops) but there’s no guarantee. Otherwise, trademe might be your best bet. Thanks

  14. Hi there,

    I’m a little new to nappies and everything as I’m currently expecting for first child. So your prefolds, they would work as a nappy on their own technically?

    Also one of your products, Infant Organic Cotton Nappies, are they unbleached?

    Cheers!

    1. Hi Esther
      You would usually need a cover over the top of the prefolds, as they are not waterproof, you don’t need anything else though.
      Our organic nappies are all unbleached.
      Thanks
      Kelly

  15. Hi Kelly

    I am interested in ordering the bamboo sanitary pads. Could you please when the stock will be available?

    https://www.nappyneedz.co.nz/shop/bamboo-minky-sanitary-pad/

    Cheers

    1. HI Annie
      We are expecting them back in stock in around two weeks.
      Thanks

  16. Hi again, when do you think stock for organic cotton infant nappies (prefold) will be back in stock?

    Thanks!

  17. Good evening, will you be making / getting the night time boxer/pants for older children again? I hate having to use disposable pull ups on my 6 yr old when my 3 yr old is in full time cloth.
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi, we are working on something simliar at the moment and hope to have it available in the next few months.
      Thanks

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