- Cloth nappies have come a long way in the last decade and there are better options than the terry towel square variety.
Modern cloth nappies also work out to be cheaper - you can save around $3,000 over the time your baby is in nappies, which is at least two to two and half years.
- 1.Two-part nappies:
- These consist of a nappy part and a wrap part. The nappy may be a traditional terry square, a folded nappy (called a pre-fold) or a shaped nappy. Around it goes the wrap, which may be pull-up or wraparound and is waterproof.
- 2. All-in-one nappies:
- A combined inner nappy and outer waterproof layer. These look like disposables and are usually fastened with velcro. They tend to be less fiddly but more likely to leak and harder to launder, as their bulkiness means they are slower to dry and often can't be tumble dried.
- Don't forget to use an environmentally friendly washing detergent to further reduce environmental impact.
Babycentre.com.au and the Raising Children Network have some great tips on using cloth nappies.
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