About cloth nappies.
Cloth nappies are great for the environment and economical for you.
Here's what you need to get started with cloth nappies
Nappy with booster pads
Most people like the 1x micro fibre + 1 x bamboo insert to start with.
But if you want 2 x bamboo that's another option.
If you have a heavy wetter then hemp boosters are a must. These thirsty 4 layer hemp boosters have natural fibres that lock moisture away. They are the best fabric on the market for night time nappies. Soak the hemp booster in water overnight and machine wash before use. Stretch them out and put them on the line to dry. Slide into the pocket of the nappy. They become more absorbent after about 10 washes.
Get the perfect fit for your baby
Place the microfibre pad above the bamboo one and slide them into the pocket.
Adjust the snaps and push the spare fabric upwards towards the tummy. Get the right size to make sure there are no leg gaps.
Put the nappy on your baby and put the velcro on the waistband. You should be able to fit two fingers downwards from the tummy button into the waistband so it's not too tight.
Make the elastic go in the creases where undies would normally sit.
Washing them is not as hard as you imagine
- Tuck and flush - Tuck the velcro tab inside the nappy. Flush the poo down the loo and rinse off the nappy.
- Basket - Put the pads and nappy into a laundry basket with lots of holes or washing machine with the lid open. No need to soak.
- Prewash - When you are ready wash at 40 degrees use Persil. No fabric softener or bleach.
- Main Wash - Within 2 days, top the machine that has the nappies in the bottom, with other small laundry items and put through a full wash.
- Line dry - but avoid prolonged sun exposure of the nappy outer shells. Booster pads can be tumble dried if needed.
- Stuff - Put the pad(s) into the nappy pocket ahead of time. Avoid scratching the waterproof layer with rings or finger nails.