A three piece cloth nappy system (The liner is attached to the waterproof)
The Insert / Booster is the absorbent part and the pocket is the waterproof component.
The liner provides a stay-dry barrier
They are generally synthetic and so most will dry quickly
No Folding Required – but you must pop the insert inside the nappy after washing.
1 – 3 Sizes of Pocket Nappy – Available in a OSFM (One Size Fits most) as well as New born
Single Containment Layer – so a snug fit is essential.
Liner – Synthetic – Generally Fleece or Suede cloth
Inner Absorbent Layers – Natural, Synthetic or a combination of fabrics
Waterproof Outer / Cover – PUL (Laminated Polyester)
Pockets are a popular nappy because once the insert has been put inside they are essentially a one-piece nappy.
The absorbent capacity and drying time is highly dependent on the fabrics used for the insert/s and how many layers can be inserted inside the pocket without distorting the fit around the leg and waist of the baby. Over stuffing could cause the nappy to leak. Options available at Bumblebee Babies are the following;
Hemp 4 Layer
Bamboo Pure 4 Layer
Bamboo Cotton Blend 4 Layer
Bamboo Charcoal 4 Layer
Most pocket nappies dry reasonably quickly because they are made from synthetic fabrics and the liquid is absorbed away from the bum quickly.
One of the advantages of using cloth nappies (as compared to using disposable nappies) is that you can adjust the absorbency of any cloth nappy by adding in extra fabric in the form of a booster/insert.
What You Will Need
20 – 30 nappies
A selection of absorbent inserts / boosters
A cover is the outermost layer of a nappy and this is what prevents the moisture in the nappy leaking out onto clothes.
A PUL cover, in my opinion, is the best all-round cover available. A PUL cover is normally made of polyester with the inside of the cover having a polyurethane layer sprayed on to laminate the fabric. This makes it waterproof but still very soft and pliable. By laminating the fabric, it gives the wrap a high degree of water resistance without compromising the breathable quality needed for the comfort of your baby.
When cared for properly they will last. Most PUL covers can be washed with the nappies and dry in minutes. They are my favourite for day and night time use.
How many covers will I need?
Unless a cover is attached to the nappy like a pocket or an all in one, it will not need to be changed at every nappy change. Some parents can use a clean cover at the start of the day and use another clean one for overnight. Or sometimes it is possible to use the same cover for 24 hours. However, once poo makes contact with the cover it needs to be washed. I generally suggest that customers have 4 covers so they have one on baby, one in the wash, one drying and one ready to be used.
Cloth Nappy accessories;
The main benefit of using flushable liners over re-usable liners is that disposable liners make it much easier to deal with faecal matter. They are exceptionally useful when out and about because of their easy disposal.
Please note that you should ALWAYS use a fresh liner at every nappy change.
Reusable cloth wipes are a great alternative to buying disposable wipes!
Warm water works wonders on little cute bums!
We carry a range of soft bamboo wipes
Washable Nappy Bags
These bags are waterproof and made out of PUL. These are used to put your wet or dirty nappies in when out and about. Then when you get home, empty the nappies out of the bag into the nappy bucket or washing machine and wash the empty bag with them.