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October 10, 2011

Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops: Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Buying Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia is easy. Australian Cloth Nappies are easy on your budget when compared with the constant drain of the cost of disposable nappies each week. They are far more environmentally friendly and are very cute and stylish as well as a fashion statement. Join the popular trend of having at least one reusable cloth nappy for your baby!

There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

– Charndra

P.S Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

September 27, 2011

What Every Parent Should Know About Nappy Fabrics

What Every Parent Should Know About Nappy Fabrics

When you’re just starting out in the cloth nappy world, it can be a bit confusing seeing all these different fabrics talked about that you may never have heard of before. “Hemp?” you may say. “Isn’t that a drug? And I thought bamboo was what pandas eat. How can that be comfortable as a nappy?”

By Melissa Smith of Little Para Pants

Relax. I’ll spell it all out for you.

Absorbent fabrics – bamboo, hemp, cotton, wool

Bamboo is a grass native to China; and yes, pandas eat it. Bamboo fabric is made from the fibres inside the canes. It is very soft – possibly the softest nappy fabric available – and can absorb about three times its own weight. Bamboo fabric does have a downside, however, and that is the fact that the process of making bamboo into fabric is patented by a single company in China. It is a bit more expensive than other fabrics. It’s usually blended with another fibre, such as cotton, to make it more durable. Bamboo shoots grow up to three metres a day, and because it’s a grass, they keep growing after they’re cut, so it’s a very sustainable crop.

Hemp is another popular fabric. It is made from the cannabis plant, but a different variety than the one used as a drug. Hemp is durable, versatile, absorbent, and can be grown in any climate. It has natural antibacterial properties, making it a good choice for babies with nappy rash. Hemp has been made into rope, paper, fabric, plastic, plywood, and many other things. For nappies, it’s a great middle-of-the-road fabric when you want something absorbent yet affordable.

Cotton is ubiquitous. It is durable, widely available and inexpensive. However, it requires a lot of water to grow, and for this reason, many environmentally conscious parents choose to use it sparingly. It is not as absorbent as hemp or bamboo but is often used in combination with both.

Wool is a bit different to these other fabrics. You’ll see wool most often as a nappy cover. In addition to being absorbent, wool is water resistant. Many parents find that a bamboo fitted nappy plus a wool cover is their best overnight nappy combination. The wool will help to absorb more liquid while still keeping clothes and bedding dry.

Stay-dry fabrics – Suedecloth, microfleece, polar fleece

Stay-dry fabrics are synthetic. Because of this, some babies develop rashes from them.

Suedecloth is a synthetic fabric which is soft on the ‘right’ side and smooth on the ‘wrong’ side. It is often used in pocket and all-in-one nappies to keep moisture away from baby’s skin. It’s comfortable and doesn’t tend to stiffen up after washing the way many fabrics do. It costs a bit more than the other synthetics I discuss later on, and is generally only available to purchase online. One of the nice things about suedecloth is that solid matter doesn’t stick to it – it just slides off into the toilet easily!

Polar fleece is inexpensive, thick, and can even be made from things like recycled plastic bottles. Again, this does present a possibility for synthetic reactions. Polar fleece is often used for covers or liners. It isn’t waterproof, so if you’re using it as a cover, you may get compression leaks if your child is a particularly heavy wetter.

Microfleece is similar to polar fleece, but thinner and softer. It’s generally used in pockets and as nappy liners. Like suedecloth, microfleece repels solid matter, so it’s easy to clean up. It costs less than suedecloth but is a bit less breatheable.

Waterproof fabrics – PUL

PUL stands for polyurethane laminate. This is a synthetic coating laminated onto the back of fabrics to make them waterproof. This makes it perfect for things like cloth nappies, cloth menstrual pads, wet bags, and breast pads, where you need to keep moisture contained. Most waterproof fabrics do not breathe easily, but for some reason that I don’t pretend to understand, PUL actually does breathe. And breatheability is something you definitely want in a nappy. You want air to circulate around your child’s genitals to keep them from becoming too hot.

PUL is available in all colours of the rainbow and many different prints. You can get it in 1 mil or 2 mil thicknesses. It is most commonly laminated onto polyester fabrics but you can also get cotton and minky/minkee fabrics as PUL.

– Melissa from Little Para Pants in South Australia

Because Cute Babies Deserve Cute Nappies!

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September 10, 2011

Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops: Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

There are now so many places you can purchase Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia from the ease of your home computer. Australian Cloth Nappies are generally easier on your budget in comparison to the constant drain of disposable nappies that are only used once then thrown away. They are far more green and are very cute and stylish and a fashion statement. Join the popular trend of having a minumum of one reusable cloth nappy for your baby!

There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

– Charndra

P.S Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

August 25, 2011

Behind The Scenes… What Is a Typical Day Like When Running a Cloth Nappy Shop?

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Behind the scenes… What is a typical day like for you in the running of your cloth nappy shop?

Cloth Nappy Shops are run by busy mums, by and large. How do they manage it? I have no idea! Their responses will give you an insight into the balancing act of the WAHM.

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:

Behind the scenes… What is a typical day like for you in the running of your cloth nappy shop?

Marnie from Noonee Wilga:

I love getting up early, just before sunrise. I watch the sky brighten outside my window while I check email and reply to queries that have come in over night. It seems that many cloth nappy users are major night owls (unlike me!!).

After breakfast and getting my home educated children busy with something, I get to work on the sewing machine. I often use a treadle operated 50+ year old sewing machine in a pink cabinet. My sewing fits in around my children’s activities and other community activities that I am involved in, including doing bushcare, being a Girl Guide leader and playing trumpet in a concert and marching band.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

– Depends on what I need to do. Some days are sewing days, other days are fabric cutting days, still other days are ordering days.

– New orders are dealt with as soon as possible to get fluffy mail out to clients quickly.

– If new stock arrives I will set aside time to unpack, count stocks and restock the shop.

– Juggling with my two little ones is a daily challenge. But with the shop, I am growing in confidence levels, and gives me a creative outlet in something I’m passionate about.

Michelle from Cloth ‘n’ Craft:

Check email to see what orders have come in. Check for payment, register payments that have been received. Print out invoices and labels. Package up orders twice a week ready for the shipping days. Go to the post office twice a week.

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

I work from home, with our spare room set up as my sewing room (or storage room, depending on the day :p). I start the day by getting my son dressed and fed, then check for orders and questions before I head to the sewing room.

I tend to sew my nappies in a production line of sorts, so i’ll trace and cut all the pieces I need in the morning, and try and get the snaps done (around a 17 month old who likes to steal my snap press and screwdriver), then after a break I get the inners and outers assembled, and then after lunch I can finish the nappies off and get any extra bits done like nursing pads or wetbags to go with an order.

My day is broken up to fit around meals and lots of cuddles with my son, and I use his nap time to either get the fiddly bits done without his help, or to catch up on the emails and paperwork.

Louise from Nip Naps:

Phew! It’s usually hectic! I get up very early and first thing is process and pack the orders for the day. Then I answer any e-mail enquiries and then if I have time before everyone else gets up I look after background things like book-keeping, re-stocking, facebook, competitions, webpages etc. There is always plenty to do.

Later in the day my little guy and I take the parcels up to the post office and if we have time we drop in for morning tea at the coffee shop next door. We are friendly with the PO people and the coffee shop people and this is always a highlight of the day. Of course, people may ring with enquiries anytime so sometimes I spend a good deal of time talking to people and taking phone orders.

I love what I do and the flexible lifestyle of working from home – even if that does mean I have to work early and/or late so that I can run my business and spend my days with the kids.

Tamara from Baby Mumma:

My day is quite busy, much more busy that when I first started out. The things I like to get out of the way first thing in the morning is payments, post and emails, 3 of the most crucial parts of my day. After these are done my days do vary, from stocktake, website maintenance and research for new products.

Misty from Fluffybuns:

Busy busy busy, uploading stock, receiving mail, it’s awesome!

Laura from the Cloth Nappy Co:

Every day starts with first making sure my bubby is playing happily while I check for overnight orders! I then check my google analytics to see how many hits my site received versus how many orders I received. I then do some research on what other cloth nappy stores are promoting and what is on sale to make sure I am offering a competitive deal for my customers.

Then I put together orders from my stock and order replacements. I know how nice it is to receive parcels in the post (especially new cloth nappies!) so I make sure all orders are nicely wrapped and presented. Once orders are posted I dedicate the rest of my afternoon to updating my facebook page and sending out promotions/sale information through facebook and twitter and working on my website.

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August 16, 2011

Our Nappy Experts: Help! Modern Cloth Nappy Advice.

Help! Cloth Nappy Information, Advice, Tips & Tricks!

Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy…

  • Information About Modern Cloth Nappies…
  • Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions…
  • Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies…
  • Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies…
  • Below you’ll find a compilation of the current ‘Help!’ type questions answered by our panel of Nappy Experts.

    Night Time Nappies Help!

    – Can you help this mum find the right nappy for her heavy wetting toddler? You’ll see lots of advice and resources to discover more.

    Do You Have Mould or Mildew On Your Cloth Nappies?

    – Here are a bunch of top tips to remove and prevent mould from being a problem with your washable nappies…

    How Do I Stop My Modern Cloth Nappies From Leaking?

    – Discover the common things that cause leaky cloth nappies and what to do about it…

    What’s a Helpful Tip for Keeping My Nappies Sorted After Washing and Drying?

    – Helpful tips for keeping your modern cloth nappy stash efficient and organised…

    Top Tips For Travelling With Cloth Nappies…

    – You like the idea but wonder if it is too much hassle? Find out the best tips here…

    What Do I Do When I Receive My First Ever ‘Fluffy Mail’?

    – Did you know the importance of pre-washing and how to check for size and fit first?

    Modern Nappies: Where to Start? I Have $50 to Spend, What Cloth Nappy Do I Buy?

    – About starting with modern nappies…

    My Newborn and Cloth Nappies: What Should I Do?

    – The eternal FAQ: How do I start with a freshie, a tiny newborn…

    Starting Cloth Nappies With a Toddler…

    – The eternal FAQ: I’ve survived the early baby daze – How do I start cloth nappies with a toddler…

    Night Time Nappies! What Cloth Nappy Options Will Suit a Heavy Wetting Toddler?

    – Fancy the idea of converting to using cloth nappies at night? Lots of ideas in here…

    What’s the Best Cloth Nappy Gift for a Baby Shower?

    – My friend is having a baby and I want to help them with their first cloth nappy…

    Why Do Wet Nappies Smell So Bad Some Times? (& What Can I Do About It?)

    – Sometimes smelly? Or worried it might happen? Tricks and tips abound…

    Australian Made Cloth Nappies? – I Don’t Want ‘Made in China’!

    – Are you wanting only nappies made by WAHM’s locally? You’ll learn a bit more here…

    How Do I Wash My Cloth Nappies?

    – Ahh, the big question – is it boiling and bleaching and sweating over a copper pot? Not at all…

    – Our Nappy Experts –

    Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

    Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

    – Charndra

    P.S. Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
    Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

    Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners

    August 10, 2011

    Recommended Australian Cloth Nappy Shops: Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

    Looking for Australian Cloth Nappy Shops? Where to Shop for Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia

    There are now so many places you can purchase Modern Cloth Nappies in Australia from the ease of your own home. Australian Cloth Nappies are commonly easier on your budget in comparison to the constant drain of disposable nappies, that are only used once then discarded. They are far more green.

    Modern Nappies are also very cute and stylish and also a fashion statement. Join the popular trend of having one or more reusable cloth nappies for your bubby!

    There is a wide range of shops offering Aussie and Kiwi cloth nappies. Over 350 online shops selling modern nappies in Australia and New Zealand in fact.

    From WAHM made, customised, personalised nappies, to nappies made with tried and tested licensed designs, through to retailers offering commercially made modern nappies that have been around long enough, and are popular enough to have been commercially produced.

    – Charndra

    P.S Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
    Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

    A little more about the three main types of modern cloth nappies you can buy is found here:

    The Modern Cloth Nappy – Your Three Main Options in Washable, Reusable Non Disposable Nappies…

    Looking for Australian Cloth Nappies? Start Here:

    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…

    – Our Nappy Experts –

    Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

    Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

    Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners:

    July 19, 2011

    Our Nappy Experts: Why? Modern Cloth Nappy Advice.

    “Why?” Cloth Nappy Information, Advice, Tips & Tricks!

    Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy…

  • Information About Modern Cloth Nappies…
  • Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions…
  • Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies…
  • Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies…
  • Below you’ll find a compilation of the current ‘Why?’ type questions answered by our panel of Nappy Experts.

    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.

    Disposable Pull-up Pants: They Are Dropping Down!

    – Sales of disposable training pants have dropped 10%. We ask our nappy experts why they think this may be so…

    Rash Decisions?

    – We ask our nappy experts why using cloth nappies can really help prevent nappy rash…

    The New Addiction for Mums: Modern Cloth Nappies – Why Does This Happen?

    – Are you already a modern cloth nappy addict? Are you feeling the ‘Call of the cloth?’ – What it is about modern cloth nappies that makes them such an addictive hobby for Mums…

    “Haven’t You Heard of Disposables?”

    – We ask our nappy experts the reasons they hear the most, and examine why they are wrong…

    Why Do Wet Nappies Smell So Bad Some Times? (& What Can I Do About It?)

    – Sometimes smelly? Or worried it might happen? Tricks and tips abound…

    Why Modern Cloth Nappies?

    – We ask your nappy doulas WHY they make or sell modern cloth nappies…

    Eco-Advocate, I Am! #1 Eco-Friendly Reason To Use A Cloth Nappy…

    – Let’s find out the top reason why nappy shop owners recommend modern nappies as an environmentally friendly option…

    Why Do You Have Mould or Mildew On Your Cloth Nappies?

    – Here are a bunch of top tips to remove and prevent mould from being a problem with your washable nappies…

    – Our Nappy Experts –

    Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

    Discover More from Our Nappy Experts…

    P.S. Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
    Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

    Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners

    June 7, 2011

    Our Nappy Experts: How? Modern Cloth Nappy Advice.

    Cloth Nappy Information, Advice, Tips & Tricks!

    Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy…

  • Information About Modern Cloth Nappies…
  • Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions…
  • Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies…
  • Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies…
  • Below you’ll find a compilation of the current ‘How’ type questions answered by our panel of Nappy Experts.

    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.

    Getting Started In The Cloth Nappy Marketplace…

    – Our nappy experts answer the question “How Did You Begin Selling Modern Nappies?

    Do You Have Mould or Mildew On Your Cloth Nappies?

    – Here are a bunch of top tips to remove and prevent mould from being a problem with your washable nappies…

    How Do I Stop My Modern Cloth Nappies From Leaking?

    – Discover the common things that cause leaky cloth nappies and what to do about it…

    What’s a Helpful Tip for Keeping My Nappies Sorted After Washing and Drying?

    – Helpful tips for keeping your modern cloth nappy stash efficient and organised…

    Softness: What Nappy Fabrics Are Softest? How Do I Keep My Nappies Feeling Soft?

    – A brand new nappy is always so soft – but how can we keep it feeling soft?

    Top Tips For Travelling With Cloth Nappies…

    – You like the idea but wonder if it is too much hassle? Find out the best tips here…

    “Out, Damn Spot!” Environmentally friendly ways to remove spots and stains from your cloth nappies…

    – What IS the most environmentally friendly way to get rid of spots on your washable cloth nappies? Our nappy experts reveal their collective wisdom…

    Shrinking Baby’s Carbon Footprint?

    – We ask our nappy experts for 1 important tip to make sure your cloth nappy use produces less CO2…

    My Newborn and Cloth Nappies: What Should I Do?

    – The eternal FAQ: How do I start with a freshie, a tiny newborn…

    Starting Cloth Nappies With a Toddler…

    – The eternal FAQ: I’ve survived the early baby daze – How do I start cloth nappies with a toddler…

    How Do I Wash My Cloth Nappies?

    – Ahh, the big question – is it boiling and bleaching and sweating over a copper pot? Not at all…

    – Our Nappy Experts –

    Discover Expert Advice About The Modern Cloth Nappy – Information About Modern Cloth Nappies – Advice About Frequently Asked Cloth ‘Newbie’ Questions – Lots of Tips and Tricks to Help You With Your Reusable Nappies – Learn From the Experts in Cloth Nappies –

    P.S. Are you registered to play in our regular nappy giveaways?
    Be sure to sign up to have your chance to WIN a free modern cloth nappy for your baby!

    Thank you to My Green Nappy’s Sponsoring Partners

    May 17, 2011

    All in Two Nappies: What Does This Mean?

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

    All in Two Modern Nappies – the goal of this article is to clarify for you what an ‘All In Two’ nappy means – and to introduce you to some of the cloth nappy shops who offer these AI2 nappies…

    Our Nappy Experts explain All-in-2 Nappies 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 All in Two nappy for you in their own way; you’ll see quick, concise definitions as well as detailed explanations that reveal more about the composition of the nappy fabrics, materials and designs. Once you know, pop over and look at their All-in-two nappies with your enhanced understanding of the features and benefits of the AI2 nappy.

    Laura of Cloth Nappy Co:

    All in two nappies are great as they can be used in two different ways: an all in one nappy or you can remove the inserts provided and use the shell as a nappy cover.  This also makes drying easy as you can separate the inserts and the nappy shell.

    Kelly from Pepper Place:

    Similar to the All in One, but with two separate parts. Usually a waterproof outer shell, with or without absorbency, and another absorbent part that snaps in place.

    Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

    An outer waterproof shell sewn to an inner stay-dry layer, but with no pocket opening. instead the absorbent material is laid in or snapped into the inside of the nappy before use.

    Now you know exactly what an all in Two 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,
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