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December 17, 2010

What are the Benefits of Pocket nappies?

Spring Green Promise Nappy Sponsors – Congo Advice #7

The Sponsors of the Spring Green Promise Nappies are your Nappy Doulas for this series of ‘Congo Questions’.

All Spring Sponsors were invited to contribute their expertise. Each donated a special cloth nappy as a giveaway prize to become an ambassador for ‘Nappy Change’ as it stops a disposable heading to landfill each time it is worn. This seasonal giveaway strives to reach 100 donated nappies in a future round, and you can register at any time to play.

I’m pleased to have contributions from a number of your Green Promise Nappy Sponsors included in this article. I’d like to thank them for their time and for sharing their experience to help you make the most of your green nappies! We have Kyra from Bubbalooba, Lara from Extremely Nappies, Katerina from Twinkle Lily, Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba,Yoland from Bumbino, Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies, Nat from Little Diamond Bums and Liz of Real Nappies NZ.

Let’s see what they have to say:

What are the Benefits of Pocket nappies?

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

I love pocket nappies because they dry so much faster, especially when you can unfold the inserts!

Lara from Extremely Nappies:

A pocket design allows for quick drying and customized absorbency. You can add extra boosters for older kids and for overnight: add as much as you need. Because the boosters come out, they dry fast. Faster turn around means you need less nappies. And they go on in one piece, making them as convenient as disposables. Childcare centers love them!

Katerina from Twinkle Lily:

Customise to your heart’s content. Whether your bub is a light or heavy wetter, you can adjust absorbency to suit even through those heavy wetting periods without having to invest in more specialised nappies.

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

Usually quick drying, Poo doesn’t make it onto the boosters and absorbency is adjustable

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

1. Stuff as much or as little as you like according to baby’s wetting needs

2. Once stuffed, they are just as easy to put on as an all-in-one nappy

3. The pocket outer shell dries quickly, so additional insert sets can be purchased and used with the dry shell while waiting for the previous batch of inserts to dry.

4. The inner lining is smooth, so solid waste is washed/scraped off more easily from the lining than nappies designed with absorbent flaps (e.g. quick dry AIOs or AI2s)

Yoland from Bumbino:

The main benefit in my mind is the ability to neatly customise the absorbency inside the pocket of the nappy. For example, when I am travelling I will choose re-cycled and potentially disposable pieces of towelling for the inserts and leave my slower drying (albeit more absorbent) bamboo inserts at home. You can customise the absorbency inside the nappy but it still looks nice and neat because the inserts are contained inside the pocket. I like the fact that the parts are separated for washing and drying. Potentially the parts are washed more thoroughly and they do dry faster they are separated from the nappy. Also, having parts separated means that the outer nappy shell (elastic etc) can be afforded a little extra care while the inserts can be left in the dryer or the sun a little longer.

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

The absorbency can be adjusted to suit your baby, they can be slim fitting if they need to be but can also be bulked up to use as night nappies. Also fast drying since the inserts are taken out for washing.

Nat from Little Diamond Bums:

These nappies are great as the insert and outerlayer can be separated to reduce drying time. They can also be adjusted to suit your baby i.e. additional inserts can be inserted for heavy wetters.

Liz of Real Nappies NZ:

Pocket nappies are perceived as simple nappies to use and are great when someone is looking after your little one as they are easy to use – downside is don’t expect your babysitter to fish in the pocket and pull out the wet nappy at change time, they will probably just want to change the whole nappy, so more washing…

The comment question for you is:

How many Pocket nappies do you have? What do you like about pocket nappies? Please leave your stories and thoughts in the comment box below…

– Your Nappy Doulas –

This is part of a regular series of articles that offer you an insight into the beliefs, concerns, knowledge and wisdom of mums making and selling modern cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand.

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3 Comments »

  1. I love pocket nappies! My midwife and a friend who makes EZPZ pockets got me into them and now they are my preferred choice. Leg and back elastics are great and mean less leakages from explosions and I can customise the inserts depending on what stage bub is at ie heavy wetter, night time etc. Fast drying and easy to fold and stuff on washing day, so they are as easy as disposables at change time and look much better with the choice in coloured shells. The hemp and microfibre squares I use to stuff havent even needed overlocking! EASY!!

    Comment by Betty — December 17, 2010 @ 9:07 am

  2. I have 15 pocket nappies, some of which I have made myself. Real easy.

    Comment by Betty — December 17, 2010 @ 9:10 am

  3. I regularly advise those on a tight budget or who have had the fortune of being handed down some flat nappies or prefolds (or any absorbent material for that matter) to get a set of pocket nappies because the outer pocket dries quickly enough that you can reuse them within the day if you have double the amount of inserts.

    Comment by Karyn Robinson — December 17, 2010 @ 11:20 am

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