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 Terry Nappies
Terry nappies, or square flat nappies, are an easy nappy to wash and care
for. The terry material is inexpensive, but holds in leaks exceptionally well.
The nappy does require folding, as well as a waterproof nappy cover. You will
also need nappy pins or another way to secure the nappy if you arenít using a
pad fold in the cover.
Terry toweling nappies are one of the most traditional nappies.
The material is safe for babies, even those with very sensitive skin and you
really only need one size to last from birth through potty learning. Terry
nappies also come in a wide range of colors and prints, so they are just as cute
as they are economical. Terry toweling nappies are a natural choice when you
have a baby and arenít sure which nappies are right for you.
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.