Why you must choose cloth nappies
Cloth nappies are good for the environment, good for your
wallet, and the best choice for your babyís skin. These tips will help you find
and choose the best nappies for your lifestyle and budget, without sacrificing
One of the many choices that you need to make when choosing
cloth nappies is the type of material that you want next to your babyís
sensitive skin. Of all the materials available, terry toweling nappies and
flannelette nappies are among the most popular for prefolds and flat styled
nappies. There are several advantages to each of these materials.
The Basics of Flannelette Nappies
Flannelette nappies are similar to terry nappies since they
need a waterproof cover, but the material is very different. Flannelette is
thinner and lighter than terry, making it a good choice in warmer temperatures.
Flannelette square nappies are also an economical choice that is available in
many different styles and colors. In general, both terry and flannel are
materials that hold up well allowing the nappies to be used on several babies
before needing to be replaced.
One advantage to choosing flannelette nappies over terry
toweling nappies is that flannel is trimmer, making it better for smaller babies
who donít need a lot of bulk to stay dry. Both flannel and terry nappies need to
be changed as soon as baby feels damp, but remember that terry toweling nappies
will typically hold more moisture than flannel does.
Choosing Your Nappies
It is a good idea to have some classic terry toweling nappies
on hand so that you can use them as needed. Not only are these nappies good for
baby, they are also great to use for burp cloths and to lay baby on any time
they have a rash, so that the air can help the rash heal quickly. Flannel
nappies are amazing for newborns and smaller babies, as well, and since both
types of nappies are so economical you may want to grab a dozen of each type to
decide which kind you personally prefer.
There are many different advantages for choosing either terry
nappies or flannelette nappies, but your personal decision should be based on
how well each type works on your baby. Since every baby is unique, what works
for someone else may not work for your baby. Terry toweling nappies are a
classic, however, and are versatile enough to work on babies of all shapes and
sizes equally well.