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April 28, 2011

Nappy Cover or Nappy Wrap: What Does This Mean?

In Search of the Best Cloth Nappies: Nappy Cover or Nappy Wrap

The Modern Cloth Nappy Cover or Nappy Wrap – the goal of this article is to clarify for you what ‘Nappy Cover or Nappy Wrap’ means – and to introduce you to some of the cloth nappy shops who offer them.

Our Nappy Experts explain the Nappy Cover or Nappy Wrap for you in simple ways…

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below. These nappy retailers and nappy makers have been asked to describe the Nappy Cover or Nappy Wrap for you in their own way, depending on the time thay had available to contribute when I asked; you’ll see quick, concise definitions as well as detailed explanations that reveal more about the composition of the nappy fabrics, materials and designs. I am certain you will discover everything you need to know about them in their brief or detailed descriptions – I did! Once you know, pop over and look at their own ranges of Nappy Covers or Nappy Wraps with your enhanced understanding of the features and benefits of them.

Laura of Cloth Nappy Co:

A cover or wrap is put on over the top of a fitted or cloth nappy as a waterproof covering.  They come in sizes according weight range for fitted nappies or a standard one size fits all and are held in place by either hook & loop or snap buttons.  Patterns and colours of wide varieties make them fun.

Kelly from Pepper Place:

A waterproof or water resistant outer layer to go over your fitteds or square nappies. No absorbency is included, allowing for multiple uses.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

A water resistant, breathable nappy cover that does not have any absorbancy at all, used to cover over an absorbant fitted or flat nappy. Covers can be pullup-style or wrap-style. Keeps carers and surroundings dry!

Now you know exactly what a Nappy Cover or Nappy Wrap is and the best features and benefits of this style of modern nappies.

To summarise this series of articles about the meaning of the various nappy styles, Amy of WeePantz clarifies the main components of modern nappies, to reassure you that it is actually easy to choose the nappy style that suits your lifestyle, baby and budget:

Essentially, all nappies are comprised of similar components, remembering this helps us to not get confused when looking at new brands or styles of nappies.

The main components of a nappy are:

1. Absorbency (whether it be sewn in on an AIO, Stuffed in a pocket or the entire nappy in a fitted or a flat or a prefold)

2. Waterproofing (covers, PUL layers, woollen soakers etc)

3. Stay Dry Layer (flushable or washable liners, or the microfleece/suedecloth layer in a nappy)

4. Fastening (Velcro, snappis and snaps)

When we remember that, I think its easy to figure out what a nappy needs to have in it, and how we want our nappy system to work. For example if you want it all in one you get an AIO, if you don’t mind attaching stuff, then you can look into other options like pockets, AI2’s, fitteds etc. A parent can decide what is right for them rather than being confused by all the options available.

Thank you to all our nappy experts for their contributions,
P.S There is a question at the bottom of each of these features. Join in the conversation and share your own experiences and stories with us…

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