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Modern cloth nappies explained

 
Does the talk of modern cloth nappies leave you slightly confused? Rarpz Design explains modern cloth nappies, the types of fabrics used and what trifolds, soakers and boosters are used for.
Does the talk of modern cloth nappies leave you slightly confused?

Rarpz Design explains modern cloth nappies, the types of fabrics used and what trifolds, soakers and boosters are used for.
 

Cloth nappies explained


1. Modern cloth nappies are waterproof, absorbent, trim, reusable and have washable fabric.

2. They are as easy to put on as disposables.

3. The amount of effort needed to use a modern cloth nappy is only a fraction of the labour compared to the old white flats pinned style nappies that our mothers and grandmothers had to use.
 
4. They are dry pailed instead of soaked.

5. They have closures constructed into them, no need for nappy pins.

6. They include a waterproof outer so no need for wool covers.

7. And most importantly, they keep your baby's bottom dry! Eliminating nappy rash, reducing your waste, keeping money in your pocket and your baby's bottom stylish and comfortable!
 

Cloth nappy fabrics


Minky
  • Minky is a super soft synthetic fabric that resembles the feel of mink.
 
  • It washes up beautifully and does not pill (ball up).
 
PUL
  • PUL stands for Polyurethane Laminate.
 
  • It is a knit fabric with a waterproof layer laminated on the underside.
 
  • It is thin, breathable, and has forever changed the way cloth nappies are made.

Microfleece
  • Microfleece is a stay dry synthetic fabric that wicks moisture away from baby's bottom and into the absorbent inserts.
 
  • Because it is synthetic it does not hold the moisture, removing the nappy rash factor that our mums and grandparents had to deal with back in the day of white flats.
 

Trifolds, soakers & boosters


Trifolds, soakers and boosters are all used to describe the absorbent part of your pocket nappy.

They go inside the pocket of the nappy, in between the stay dry microfleece lining and the waterproof PUL layer.

Tips:
 
  • You will need one trifold for a day nappy.
 
  • You will need two trifolds for a night nappy.
 
  • Boosters are an extra bit of absorbency for heavy wetters, long car trips or shopping outings.
 
  • 'Soakers' is a general term to describe all of these items.

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Source: This article was written by Rarpz Design. The home of Bum Rarpz nappies, Shark Pups, Glow in the dark characters nappies and Rainbow Slices Wipes.
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