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May 5, 2011

Fitted or Shaped Nappies: What Does This Mean?

Charndra's baby Jett in a Pop In from Oz Baby TrendsIn Search of the Best Cloth Nappies: Fitted or Shaped Nappies

Modern Fitted or Shaped Nappies – the goal of this article is to clarify for you what a ‘Fitted or Shaped’ nappy means – and to introduce you to some of the cloth nappy shops who offer them

Our Nappy Experts explain Custom Made 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 fitted or shaped 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 range of Fitted or Shaped Nappies with your enhanced understanding of the features and benefits of them.

Laura of Cloth Nappy Co:

Fitted nappies are usually made from bamboo and require a waterproof outer cover.  The entire nappy is absorbent as opposed to using just absorbent inserts.  Fitted nappies come in sizes according to weight range.

Kelly from Pepper Place:

A completely absorbent nappy-the Modern Cloth version of a square nappy.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

A completely absorbent nappy which requires a separate nappy cover over it to become water resistant. Some fitted nappies have a sewn in stay dry nappy liner.

Now you know exactly what a Fitted or Shaped 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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