Nappy A-Z – The jargon explained
The absorbent inner part of the nappy is sewn to the outer waterproof layer creating a nappy that is all in one piece. Boosters and liners may need to be added to keep your baby dry for longer.
The absorbent inner of the nappy is attached to the outer waterproof layer by poppers or maybe velcro. There may be several inner pieces which attach together or overlap to increase the length of time it can be worn. Coming apart like this helps it dry more quickly.
Usually used to catch the poo. You can get disposable ones made from paper or reusable fleece ones. They also protect the fabric of the nappy from stains and fabric ones can add a bit of extra absorbency too. Not all reusable nappies are best used with reusable liners, so please check as otherwise there is an increased risk of leakages.
A flat piece of fabric with pre-sewn lines (often horizontal and vertical) that provide a guide for folding it to a three layered piece of cloth and can be stuffed in to a pocket nappy or a wrap.
These are made in a variety of sizes, typically small, medium and large or sizes 1, 2 and 3. The sizing for washable nappies is different from disposables and also differs from brand to brand, so please check the size guides to find the correct size for your baby.
The fabric part of the nappy (shaped or folded) is bought separately from the wrap. The wrap covers the fabric and fastens with either poppers or velcro to make a complete nappy that is waterproof.