A pocket nappy consists of a waterproof cover with a pocket lining sewn in with either one or two openings in the lining; The pocket lining can either be made from synthetic fabric (stay-dry) or natural fibres. Inserts are stuffed into the pocket lining. Inserts absorb the urine. Inserts can be made of a variety of fabrics, the most popular being microfibre, bamboo and hemp.

Strengths:

  • Widely available

  • Affordable

  • Quick drying

 

Weaknesses

  • It can get tedious to stuff pockets

  • You need to remove soiled inserts before washing (with pockets that have 2 openings in the pocket lining, the inserts agitate out in the wash)

  • Not an ideal option for night time cloth if baby is more than a light wetter at night

  • The entire nappy (cover and inserts) need to be washed after each use

 

How many do I need for fulltime use?

You would need about 24 pockets to wash every second day. Note: Sizing - OSFM will only start fitting when baby is 5+kg. For newborn phase you would need 32 nb pockets to wash every second day. Just note that newborn pockets have a very small insert and, therefore, nappies that can absorb fully (eg fitteds, prefolds and flats) are recommended for newborn stage since it can cope better with the output

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Type of Cloth Nappies

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An AIO is the closest to a disposable nappy in terms of putting it on your baby as it can be used just as-is. AIOs have an outer waterproof layer and sewn in absorbent fabric.

 

Strengths:

  • Easy to use as it’s a one step process

  • Most like a disposable

  • Trim fit

  • Requires no or minimal assembly

 

Weaknesses:

  • Most expensive type of cloth nappy

  • Need to wash the whole nappy after each use

  • Can take long to dry (depending on how the layers are sewn in)

How many do I need for fulltime use?

You would need about 24 all-in-ones to wash every second day. Note: Sizing - OSFM will only start fitting when baby is 5+kg. For newborn phase you would need 32 nb AIOs to wash every second day, just note that newborns pee a lot for the size of the nappy, therefore nappies that can absorb fully (eg fitteds, prefolds and flats) is recommended for newborn stage since it can cope better with the output

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