Different Nappy Styles
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This nappy is similar to the Flat Nappy, however it has several layers sewn in & generally has three panels. The middle panel has several layers of cotton sewn in for extra absorbency. Minimal folding is required for this nappy & fastening with either pins or a snappi is required. These nappies can also be used as a filler/stuffer in a pocket nappy at night for extra absorbency (if your baby is a heavy wetter ).This nappy also requires a waterproof cover to ensure good containment - available individually or for an economical choice check out the prefold package kits I sell to put your baby in cloth nappies.
This nappy is in between a prefold & a fitted nappy. It is shaped slightly with a soaker/doublers sewn in, but does not have any elastic in the legs & waist area. No folding is required for this nappy & if you do not have a very snug fitting cover you will also need to fasten with pins or a snappi. These nappies also require a waterproof cover to ensure good containment. Contour nappies can leak without a cover as they do not have elasticized legs like a fitted nappy to hold it all in. They are quick drying and are also a cheaper alternative to the fitted nappy & are quite good for newborns.
These nappies have elasticized legs & waist area with either velcro or snap fastenings. They are shaped like a disposable & have an absorbency section sewn in made with layers of either terry cloth, hemp or bamboo. Fitted Nappies do require a waterproof cover & vary in absorbency (note that bamboo is the most absorbent, but it will take longer to dry). These nappies come in either one size fits all (grows with your baby) or multiple sizing (snug fit, not as bulky & but more expensive). The one size fits all are also cheaper than the multiple sizing. Fitted Nappies will take longer to dry than the flat, contour , prefold & pocket nappy.