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Flat Nappies Summary

We have a range of flat nappies, this is a summary of them.

Our range of terries, muslins and prefolds.

Whilst perhaps not the most convenient nappies, in some respects, flat nappies do have their advantages. Firstly they are the most economical option to buy. It can be worth having a few just for those "Help! I've run out of nappies" moments is nothing else. Secondly they are very quick drying, making them economical to use very eco-friendly and handy if you don't have or wish to use a tumble dryer. If you were going camping for example, terry squares would be ideal for drying on your guy ropes! Finally they are very versatile: they can be folded to suit different baby's needs. Finally they are handy for lots of things other than nappies, such as mopping up accidents or spills, folded into a pad and used to stuff pocket nappies or as a booster for shaped nappies, an extra-large bib... the list is endless.

Folding terries or muslins can take a little practice and patience, though it's not rocket-science! Most of our mothers managed it successfully. They are however, the most fiddly nappies to put on and so may not be ideal for wriggly toddlers (unless you're an expert) or for people endowed with less patience! Nappi Nippas do make fixing them in place much easier and safer than pins, but flat nappies probably wouldn't be first choice if other people are looking after your baby. Your mother may become nostalgic as she folds a terry square again or she may think you are completely mad and buy you a pack of disposables!

Organic Cotton terry squares

Quality organic cotton terry towelling squares. Traditional terry squares made from natural coloured organic cotton terry towelling. These terries are made from a lovely organic cotton and finished with a quality binding. They are ideal for using folded and fastened with a nappi nippa for a fast-drying, economical nappy. Alternatively they can be folded into a pad and used inside a gussetted wrap, such as the Imse Vimse wraps or Nature Babies wraps, or used as a fast-drying insert for a pocket nappy. Sizes:

Small: for daytime use for smaller babies: 40cm x 40cm

Medium: for larger babies: 50cm x 50cm

For larger flat nappies see 60cm x 60cm see Nature babies terries below

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Nature Babies Cotton terry squares

Quality cotton terry towelling squares

Traditional terry squares made from white cotton terry towelling in a larger 60cmx60cm size. These terries are made from a lovely cotton and finished with a quality binding. They are ideal for using folded and fastened with a nappi nippa for a fast-drying, economical nappy. Alternatively they can be folded into a pad and used inside a gussetted wrap, such as the Imse Vimse wraps or Nature Babies wraps, or used as a fast-drying insert for a pocket nappy. Sizes:

Large: for daytime use for larger babies/toddlers and for night time: 60cm x 60cm

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Muslins

Multipurpose soft, absorbent muslin squares

There are so many uses for cotton square muslins. They are popular for use as newborn nappies, because newborns need changing so frequently and muslins dry so quickly, allowing a quick laundry turnaround time. They can be folded like a terry square and fastened with a Nappi Nippa, or folded into a rectangular pad and held in place with a gussetted wrap such as the Imse Vimse wraps or Rikki Wraps. They can also be used boosters for nappies (folded), as blankets, burp cloths for over your shoulder, and for clean-ups. Later, when your baby is bigger they can be used folded into a pad as boosting for shaped or pocket nappies. Eventually they will make great cleaning cloths so absolutely no waste with these!

Available from Imse Vimse are high quality, double woven 100% organic muslins in packs of 4, with full folding instructions included, in a natural cotton colour. Sizes:

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Available from Junior joy - Supreme quality 100% cotton muslins (70cm x 70cm) sold as singles (£1.20 each) or packs of 12 (£11.99 per pack) in White.

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Washing: Wash at up to 70ºC. Do not use fabric softener. Can be tumble-dried but air dry very quickly. Will shrink after washing by up to 10%.

Prefold nappies from Nappy Nation

Bamboo or stay dry prefold nappy.

These soft and absorbent nappies are great for those wishing to go back to basics with their nappying, or who are looking for a very economical option. There are 2 options - either a lush bamboo fabric that has a soft luxuruous feel to it and is very absorbent, or a stay dry prefold - one side is cotton terry and the other is made from a stay dry material - ideal for use when baby is to be laid directly onto the pad.

The prefolds are sectioned into three, and the middle section has more layers so that it can be folded along the panel seams to give good absorbency across the whole pad, or folded across the seams to give maximum absorbency in the middle of the nappy that sits underneath the baby where the absorbency may be most needed. The back of the prefold can be splayed out to help with catching solids and the front can be nippa-ed into place on small babies if preferred. Prefolds can be used with any gussetted wraps such as the Imse Vimse wraps, Motherease Rikki wraps or Nature Babies wraps. Use a liner to protect nappy and baby - lay the liner on top or wrap around the folded prefold pad. Prefolds also make excellent inserts for pocket nappies or boosters for any type of nappy, so a set of these will come in handy whatever nappies you choose.

Available singularly in either bamboo or stay dry option and in two sizes: Small (Size 1) and Large (Size 2)

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Prefold nappies from Swaddlebees

100% unbleached cotton twill prefold nappy.

These soft and absorbent nappies are great for those wishing to go back to basics with their nappying, or who are looking for a very economical option. They are made with unbleached cotton twill that just gets softer and more absorbent the more it is used and washed. They have three panels, with 4 layers of cotton twill in the outer panels, and 8 layers in the centre panel. The nappies can be folded along the panel seams to give a pad with a total of 16 layers of cotton, or folded across the seams to give maximum absorbency in the middle of the nappy, that sits underneath the baby where the absorbency may be most needed. The back of the prefold can be splayed out to help with catching solids and the front can be nippa-ed into place on small babies if preferred. Prefolds can be used with any gusseted wraps such as the Imse Vimse wraps, Motherease Rikki wraps or Nature Babies wraps. Use a liner to protect nappy and baby - lay the liner on top or wrap around the folded prefold pad. Prefolds also make excellent inserts for pocket nappies or boosters for any type of nappy, so a set of these will come in handy whatever nappies you choose.

Available in packs of 6 prefolds in a natural unbleached cotton colour in four sizes, though sizes Small (Size 1) and Large (Size 2) will suffice for most babies:

Newborn: 30 x 33cm (12 x 13")before washing, suitable for babies 5 - 10lbs (2 – 4.5Kg)
Small (Size 1): 30 x 41cm (12 x 16")before washing, suitable for babies 7 - 15lbs (3 – 7Kg)
Medium: 37 x 43cm (14.5 x 17") before washing, suitable for babies 12 - 25lbs (5.5 – 11Kg)
Large (Size 2): 37 x 53cm (14.5 x 21) before washing, suitable for babies 15 - 30lbs (7 - 14Kg)

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Nappi Nippas

Stretchy device to fix terry squares in place.

Nappi Nippas are ideal for fixing terry or muslin squares in place. They have three stretchy 'arms' which hold the wings and crotch of the terry square together, pulling it snuggly around the baby. Nappi Nippas are available as a pack of three or singularly. Current colours are white, blue and aqua.

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