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January 3, 2012

Top Cloth Nappy Tips: Modern Cloth Nappy Boosters and Inserts: What You Should Know…

baby instructionsModern Cloth Nappy Boosters and Inserts – How Do You Use Them Best?

What is an Insert? What is a Booster? Is There a Difference Anyway?

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 Find Out What Our Nappy Experts Have to Say About Our Topic:  Top Tips For Modern Cloth Nappy Boosters and inserts: What you should know…

Emma from Wrap ‘Em (closed) recommends:

If using BBH Petites, buying additional inserts will extend your stash somewhat. The night boosters are great for boosting up bamboo fitteds or MagicAlls for night time use or use as extra inserts for Multifits. They can also be used as prefolds on small newborns or even as great cloths for soaking up spills or putting under the sheet of a toilet training toddler 🙂

Kendall from Australian Baby Supplies recommends:

Inserts and Boosters for pocket nappies can often be exchanged between brands. If necessary choose an insert that is more suitable for your environment i.e. if you live in a cold climate and drying is a concern choose a faster drying material like microfibre or a trifold rather than a multilayered bamboo booster/insert.

Melissa from Little Para Pants recommends:

I guess for me it comes down to fabrics. What do you want next to your baby’s skin? How long do you expect the nappy to be on? For something like a night nappy, bamboo is the most absorbent and very soft. If you’re looking for something that dries quicker, hemp is still very absorbent but quicker to dry than bamboo.

Charndra from Part Time Nappy Free recommends:

I am not an expert on these – which is why this question is here, and woo hoo I’m learning new stuff!

Nyree from Kodomo recommends:

Be careful of over-boosting pocket nappies, too much and you will cause a leg gape and possibly have some leaks. When you boost fitted nappies, place the booster on the outside of the nappy – you’ll get the extra absorbency without compromising fit around the legs.

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Our Comment Question is about using boosters:

What is your tip for keeping them sorted? Leave your recommendation in the comment box below.

– Charndra

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May 21, 2010

Nappy Accessories: 3 Key Extras for your Modern Cloth Nappy Stash.

Cloth Nappy Extras – what is going to make your cloth nappying easier, faster and more efficient?

This article is about a few nappy accessories which are popular are aids to using modern cloth nappies, making them even greener.

In the Nappy Style Window for Accessories, you can browse a range of retailers who have a selection of ‘extra’s’ that have proven popular with families using modern cloth, and indeed for other types of nappies too. Liners for instance will help flick poo into the loo from a disposable nappy – which is something that everyone should be doing to reduce the risk of untreated sewerage contaminating groundwater from landfill sites around our countries.

Let us look at 3 of the ‘extra’s’ that you might consider to make your nappy use even more eco-friendly:

1. Reusable Cloth Wipes

Perhaps the easiest way on Earth to ease into using washable cloth, reusable wipes can be made of any sort of fabric that has evough softness and ‘grabbing’ to clean up and wipe down your baby’s bottom when it gets messy inside or outside of a nappy. You can make or buy reusable wipes that can be used for baby’s bottom, face or other baby spills. Using a different colour for baby’s face or hands is the way you’ll keep them sorted hygenically.Bought wipes can be of the softest bamboo or two sided for grabbing strength and wiping softness. You can get wipes colour coordinated with your nappies or wipes made of bamboo velour – once you try that….

2. Nappy Inserts, Nappy Liners and Nappy Boosters

Nappy Inserts – liners are useful to help you get the poo off the nappy – you can have washable ones made from hydrophobic polar fleece – just shake any solid contents into the loo, or favour flushable, bio degradable liners that you simply chuck into the loo, contents and all! Silk liners are favoured by families with babies who have very sensitive skin – as silk is very natural and soft next to the skin.Boosters allow you to increase the absorbency of any of your nappies very easily – just add in an extra soaker where you need it (eg at the front for boys and tummy sleepers), or when you need it (eg at nights.)

3. A Nifty Nappy Sprayer

These nappy cleaning devices attach to the water pipe of the toilet and have a trigger so you can blast poo into the loo with ease. Lots of cloth nappy families swear by them!
With these three ideas you’ll know if any of these accessories are something you will need. Have a browse from My Nappy Style Window for Nappy Accessories for these and other ‘nappy extras’ that are popular with cloth nappying families. They can make your nappy changing more swift and managing nappies more efficient and tidy.

You’ll know you are giving your baby a more sustainable future by using washable, reusable modern cloth nappies. Every baby should have at least one ‘green’ nappy in their wardrobe – and you can find it by exploring the resources here at My Green Nappy.org

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Some relevant resources here at My Green Nappy:

My Nappy Style Window for Nappy Accessories

A question for you about ‘extra’ accessories to use with your modern cloth nappies:

What accessories have you found essential, or at least really helpful? What accessories would you recommend to a mum making the switch to cloth nappies?

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