These are sets of cotton squares that you fold in thirds and enclose in a waterproof outer layer.
Ecobots are working well for our family! They’re economical and straightforward, and the outer has really good leg gussets, double layered like disposable nappies have, for good containment.
The cotton squares are nice and natural and good absorbers. The idea is that when they’re wet you can just change the absorber and reuse the outer until it’s properly dirty and that has worked for us.
I often think I prefer the shaped inserts rather than these squares that you have to fold, but actually, they were just fine and it was good to be able to fold them how we wanted to get a bit more absorbency in the front, for instance.
As an aside, a friend of mine used Ecobots for both her kids and swears by them.
Things that made me go hmmmm
The outer closes with velcro, which seemed fine until I witnessed a friend’s five-month-old pulling successfully at the velcro-like closure of her disposables. I think I prefer domes for this reason, though the velcro means you can make the outer exactly as tight or loose as you want, which is good.
These are a good choice for those wanting an economical nappy system with natural fabric next to the baby’s skin.