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A list of terms used by the Cloth Nappy Community

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A list of terms used by the Cloth Nappy Community We appreciate that the first foray into using cloth nappies on your little one is often confusing and in some cases simply overwhelming, but we have compiled a list of the most common abbreviations used within our cloth nappy community. AIO An abbreviation for all-in-one nappies. All-In-One This cloth nappy is one piece. The cover and insert are sewn together. AI2 An abbreviation for all-in-two nappies. All-In-Two This cloth nappy comes in two pieces. All-in-twos are a cover that allows you to snap in your insert. Aplix Aplix is similar to Velcro,...

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Cloth v Disposable Nappies

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Cloth vs Disposable Nappies Each year in Ireland, 96 million disposable nappies will be dumped in landfills where they'll stay intact for centuries as they decompose. The very first disposable nappy which was introduced to the world in 1961 is probably still in a landfill, intact. If so, it will remain there for another estimated 450 years before it completely decomposes. And those first nappies have since been joined by billions more just like it. In Ireland it's estimated disposable nappies account for 7% of waste in all landfills. In this increasingly threatened world we inhabit, and with a generation...

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Why should I choose cloth nappies

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Why Should I Choose Cloth Nappies? Cloth nappies will save you a lot of money. This is an undisputed fact. Allow us to explain. Every parent or guardian has a different motivation for using cloth nappies. Your rationale for wanting to use cloth nappies may be purely for environmental and sustainability reasons, however many parents are also moving towards reusable options to save money; a lot of money. The Cost of Disposable Nappies Disposable nappies are the biggest financial outlay for the vast majority of parents. An average child gets through 1,600 nappy changes per year before toilet training, which...

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Cloth Nappies – Let’s discuss some misconceptions and myths

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Cloth Nappies – Let’s discuss some misconceptions and myths. There are so many misconceptions and myths circulating about reusable cloth nappies, so we asked our customers for the ones they’ve heard most often. "They always leak so they have to be changed more often.” Leaks almost always relate to fit. At Summer Sweets Baby, you can be assured that we only stock quality brands, thus minimising any quality issue you may experience. All of our brands undergo extensive testing prior to being offered for sale. As a parent, if you get the fit right and ensure the nappy is boosted...

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How you should wash and dry your Cloth Nappies

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How you should wash and dry your Cloth Nappies Step 1 – Cleaning your baby and storing your nappies Taking good care of your cloth nappies to ensure they last from birth to potty training with your baby, and indeed any more babies you may have, all begins with taking the reusable nappy off when it is time to change your baby. You may decide to use reusable or disposable liners in your nappies. This is entirely your choice and should be a fit for your lifestyle. Disposable liners can be popped in the bin once removed from the baby,...

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