Nappy FAQs

 

New to reusable nappies? It can be a bit of a minefield to start with, with new terms and different styles of nappies to learn about, getting the right fit, and working out a washing routine! Hopefully you’ll find your answer below, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at hello@foxandmarsh.com  

 

What are the different types of nappies? 

 

All in One's - it’s in the name! These nappies are one complete piece - an outer waterproof layer with an insert sewn in. This is usually folded into place.
  • Pros - Nothing else is needed. This can be a good place to start with reusables. Once ready, they’re ready to go!
  • Cons - Can take a while to dry. Usually more expensive 

 

 

Pocket Nappies - A waterproof outer layer that needs to be ‘stuffed’ with inserts. The inserts are the fabric strips that absorb wetness. They come in a range of different fabrics (cotton, bamboo, hemp, microfibre and mixes) and can be doubled up to create more absorbency. 

  • Pros - Quick drying as the inserts and waterproof layer separate in the wash. Usually cheaper then all in ones.
  • Cons - Require stuffing / prepping. 

 

 

Two Part Nappies - Usually a hemp or bamboo ‘fitted’ nappy with a wrap over the top. (The inner fitted nappy is not waterproof so needs the wrap) 

  • Pros - Long absorbency, great for night nappies. Can be ‘boosted’ with extra inserts
  • Cons - Can be bulky and take longer to dry  

 

Terry Nappies - 'Old school' cotton / bamboo / mix squares, that are folded into a waterproof wrap. 

  • Pros - Cheap. In theory anything can you used - old towels, muslin squares etc. Can be boosted as much as needed
  • Cons - Potentially more fiddly 
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