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September 20, 2011

The Convenient AIO Nappy… Why Do Mums Choose All in One Nappies?

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The Convenient AIO Nappy… Why do Mums choose All in One Nappies?

All in One’s are a pretty popular ‘Gateway Nappy’ into the world of Modern Nappies. They are most like a disposable – often with velcro or touch tape as a fastener, they go on and off the baby with ease. Let’s find out more about the AIO nappy and why Mums like them…

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.

Let’s see what they have to say:

The convenient AIO… Why do Mums choose All in One Nappies?

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

– Less of a learning curve as they are put on as easily as a disposable. Hence it is also a good choice for carers and babysitters unfamiliar with cloth.

– No need to pull apart inserts or boosters for laundry or reassemble the nappy.

Michelle from Cloth ‘n’ Craft:

Ease of use – just like a disposable to put on and take off … easy!

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

All in One’s are a convenience nappy, they don’t require stuffing, you don’t have to pull them apart to wash and dry and there’s no guessing which bits go together with which nappy.

They are most useful if you are time poor and have no time for nappy assembly, or if you have a baby in daycare or who spends days with the grandparents as they are nice and easy to put on and take off.

My top tip would be that if you live in a cold climate buy extras to use when the rest are drying.

Tamara from Baby Mumma:

I am an all in one fan. 1 answer – easy to use. No snapping, stuffing just put in on and go. A great style of nappy for Dad’s and carer’s.

Misty from Fluffybuns:

Easy as a disposable, but so much better for your bubba’s bum..

Laura from the Cloth Nappy Co:

Value for money as the inserts are included in the nappy. Plus, they are very easy to use and quick to put on bubby.

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Our Comment Question is about All in Ones:

Why do you like your AIO Nappies?

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July 26, 2011

All in One Nappies: What Does This Mean?

In Search of the Best Cloth Nappies: All in One Nappies

All in One Modern Nappies – the goal of this article is to clarify for you what an ‘All In One’ nappy means – and to introduce you to some of the cloth nappy shops who offer these popular starter cloth nappies, arguably the most conveniently like a disposable nappy…

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.

Our Nappy Experts explain One Size Nappies for you in simple ways.

These nappy retailers and nappy makers have been asked to describe the AIO nappy 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 AI1 nappies with your enhanced understanding of the features and benefits of the All in One nappy.

Laura of Cloth Nappy Co:

An all in One nappy consists of a waterproof outer layer and an absorbent inner layer with an extra absorbent insert attached.  All in One’s are usually voted the most convenient cloth nappies to use as you simply put the nappy on your baby – no fuss required!  All in One’s can come in One Size Fits All or according to weight range. Keep in mind that they do generally take longer to dry as there is more material.

Kelly from Pepper Place:

For me, a complete nappy in one piece. No extra bits to stuff in, or snap in-all the waterproofing and absorbency is stuck permanently together. Lots of nappies are marketed as all-in-ones but have lots of pieces-it’s one of my pet hates!

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

A nappy that has an outer waterproof shell, inner stay-dry liner and an absorbent core all sewn into the nappy.

Now you know exactly what an All In One  nappy 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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March 22, 2011

Bean Sprout Bubba

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Bean Sprout Bubba

Bean Sprout Bubba is based in Western Australia and is owned by Rebecca.

Let’s find out a little more about Bean Sprout Bubba from Rebecca:

Tell us the story behind the name of your shop:

It’s green, it’s catchy, it’s edible 🙂

Tell us about your products:

I mainly stock a range of modern cloth nappies that work for different needs and baby shapes. I also give advice to help clients choose the best nappy for their needs. Other products include baby slings and nappy accessories.

Tell us about your background and what inspires you to have your own business?

I’m a mum of 3 children under 5 who have been cloth nappied most of their babyhood. I loved nappies and love to help others find the best nappy for their needs.

What extra information and support for using cloth nappies do you provide?

I have cloth nappy information in my shop, and write nappy advice articles on my blog.

I also provide advice over email for those who require more individual help.

What style is your best selling modern cloth nappy? Why do you think this is so?

Pocket nappies and all-in-one nappies.

They are both easy to use.

What do you use your newsletter, blog, facebook fan page or twitter for?

The newsletter is for upcoming monthly news, the blog is for nappy advice, Facebook page is just for social purposes.

I have a twitter account but I don’t know how to fully utilise it!

Let’s have a look at a range of Bean Sprout Bubba’s products:

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January 7, 2011

AIO: What are the Benefits of the All in One nappy?

Spring Green Promise Nappy Sponsors – Congo Advice #8

AIO nappies are great for convenience – you don’t have to worry about putting in any inserts or anything.

Used like a disposable nappy, only your All-in-One is Washable.

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. You can register at any time to play in the current or a future round.

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, 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:

AIO’s – What are the Benefits of the All in One nappy?

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

AIO nappies are great for convenience – you don’t have to worry about putting in any inserts or anything.

Katerina from Twinkle Lily:

No need to provide an extra cover, comes as a complete system with absorbancy included.

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

Convenient when out but I’m not a fan of PUL.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

1. convenience: wash, dry and wear, no need to stuff or snap in any inserts.

2. Easy to use like a disposable: little learning curve required by carers.

3. Easy transition for disposable users to cloth nappies.

Yoland from Bumbino:

I am not a fan of the AIOs that have lots of hidden sewn-in absorbent layers. I am way too curious about what gets lodged inside all those layers…. The AIOs that have the insert partly attached or detachable so that it washes thoroughly would be my preference if choosing an AIO. The benefit of these nappies is that they are quick and easy to assemble. They can be customised for absorbency by adding additional layers underneath the sewn or snapped-in inserts. I only have one of these nappies and I do have to add extra cloth underneath the insert to get the absorbency that we need. It doesn’t look as neat as a pocket nappy to my eye…but it works just as well.

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

Easy for people just starting out because you don’ have to reassemble after washing, can take longer to dry because they’re thicker though.

Amy and Nat from Little Diamond Bums:

They are the easiest nappy to use as they’re pretty much the same as a disposable. Their ease of use is great to encourage hubby, family members and childcare centres to use. One disadvantage is that they may take longer to dry but new designs are ruling out this issue.

Liz of Real Nappies NZ:

All in one nappies are seen are easy to use nappies and again are great when someone is looking after your baby. There is nothing to put in a pocket or fold as it is all built in. Downside is every time you change you bubs the whole thing needs to be washed.

The comment question for you is:

How many AIO nappies do you have? Tell us about them, and why you prefer them.

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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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