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Reusable Nappies for More Comfort
Cloth nappies are a time-tested classic that’s gentle on your baby’s skin, eco-friendly and quite affordable. No wonder they’re gaining new popularity! But how do you decide which reusable nappies are the right ones for you and your little one?
Reasons to Use Cloth Nappies
- Your baby’s comfort: Now you don’t have to look up the list of materials used in disposable nappies which can be quite long, not to mention full of substances you don’t know and can’t be sure if they won’t cause irritation. Cloth nappies are simply made of cloth which will likely not irritate your baby’s sensitive skin.
- Environmental friendliness: Unlike disposable nappies, cloth nappies don’t create a large amount of waste, which makes them quite eco-friendly. You can simply wash them afterwards and keep using them for a very long time.
- Money-saving: According to calculations, cloth nappies are effectively cheaper then repeatedly buying disposable nappies – including the cost of machine washing. Not to mention that you can reuse them with your next baby.
- No more worries: No more searching for deals on nappies, driving around, transporting and storing them. And no more frequent trips to the rubbish bins, or the strong smell that disposable nappies might create.
How do Reusable Nappies Work?
There are two main types of cloth nappies, and each has their own specifics.
- The first is an “all-in-one” (AIO) version which looks a lot like disposable nappies where all the layers are integrated into one product you then put in the washer.
- The other version is a combination of a nappy cover and a nappy liner. Both can be made of a variety of materials in different cuts and feature different types of fastening. You purchase them separately and changing the nappy then requires two steps.
Cloth Nappies (Nappy Liners) According to Material
The absorbing inserts for nappy covers come in various materials with different benefits and drawbacks. In terms of weave, you’ll find nappy liners made of terry cloth, fleece or even crepe.
- Cotton nappies – they’re the most common (you can also often find various cotton blends). These nappies are very absorbent, strong in pull, affordable compared to other types and suitable for frequent washing. Their main disadvantage is that cotton production uses a large amount of insecticides and water. You can however solve this problem by using organic cotton nappies. Our tip: Choose cotton nappies with a fun print to make changing more enjoyable.
- Bamboo nappies – the fibre for these nappies is processed in a different way, which makes them softer and shinier. They’re even more absorbent than cotton ones, plus bamboo grows fast without the need for chemical agents or large amounts of water.
Cloth Nappies according to Cut
Let’s talk about the different absorbing layers you can pick from.
- Square nappies: The most common choice for small babies. They’re affordable and sufficiently absorbent for a little kid – plus they dry very fast. You simply insert the square nappy liner into the nappy cover, and your baby will stay dry and happy.
Our tip: Square cloth nappies can also be used as a bib, a cloth to wipe the baby’s mouth, as a sun shield for the pram or as a changing mat.
- Insertable nappy liners: They increase the absorbance when square nappies can’t quite do the job, and they’re usually compatible with nappies made of other fabrics. You can get insertable nappies in various cuts and sizes – shorter ones for small babies and longer ones when they grow older. When it comes to material, bamboo nappy inserts are the standard choice.
Both you and your baby will absolutely love using cloth nappies. No matter why you choose to give them a go, cotton nappies or bamboo nappies will work like a dream. And if you get printed cloth nappies, you’ll instantly make both changing and washing more fun. Want an eco-friendly alternative for times when you’re travelling and can’t throw them in the wash? Eco nappies are the perfect compromise you’re looking for. Find the best baby products at notino.co.uk!