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About two-part shaped nappies
Shaped cloth nappies are made from several layers of absorbent material
(usually cotton terry or flannelette) and are shaped to fit round your
baby and usually fasten using velcro, poppers or a nappy nippa. A waterproof
wrap is required to cover the nappy to prevent wetness leaking through
to the clothing. Two-part nappies obviously require you to put on two
layers rather than one (as with pocket nappies and all-in-ones) but
are still easy to use, as they require no folding or pinning. Some (with
popper fastenings such as the Motherease Sandys) can even be fastened
together before you put them on and pulled up like pants for the wrigglier
toddler. Wraps can usually be fitted standing up too, whether they are
fastened with velcro or poppers.
The shaped cloth nappy is probably the most leak-proof of nappy designs,
as the absorbent fabric covers the whole nappy area and there are two
barriers at the waist and legs to stop leaks: the nappy and the wrap.
This makes them good for heavier wetters or for when reliability is
a priority, such as at night time. For this reason it is usually handy
to have at least a few two part nappies to give that extra versatility
to your kit.
Two part nappies take a little longer to dry than most pocket nappies
and inserts, but are usually quicker to dry than all-in-ones.
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