What are Fitted Nappies?
Fitted nappies are a type of absorbency option that are designed to fit snugly around your baby, providing a secure and comfortable fit. The fitted nappy is not waterproof on its own and should be paired with a waterproof outer layer known as a nappy cover or wrap to ensure your baby's clothes and bedding stays nice and dry. You may see this referred to as a two part nappy system.
Features of Fitted Nappies
Fitted nappies are available in a wide range of materials and can be made from microfibre, cotton, bamboo cotton, organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, or combinations of these materials.
Fitted nappies may also come in a variety of sizes, which means that they can be used for babies of all ages and shapes. Some brands offer sized options, while others may offer only a one size or birth-to-potty size. These nappies can also have snap closures, hook and loop closures, tie closures or no closures at all, and in this case a nappy fastener or nappy pins will be needed.
What are the Pros and Cons of Choosing a Fitted Nappy?
- Superior absorbency: Made from natural fibres, they can absorb a lot of liquid, making them great for overnight use or for heavy wetters.
- Soft and comfortable: Fitted nappies are gentle on baby's delicate skin as most are made with natural materials and contain no chemicals.
- Reusable: Environmentally friendly option, they can be washed and used again and again, saving money in the long run.
- Variety of sizes: They come in a variety of sizes, which means that they can be used for babies of all ages and sizes.
- Effort: You essentially need to put a nappy on "twice" as you'll need an outer nappy cover to keep everything waterproof.
- Bulky: They are often bulkier than disposable nappies, which can make it a bit more difficult to fit them into tight-fitting clothes.
- More expensive: The initial investment can be significant, especially if you need to buy several different sizes as your baby grows.
In conclusion, fitted nappies are an excellent option for parents who are looking for a comfortable and absorbent reusable nappy, especially for overnight use. They are washable and environmentally friendly, and they come in a variety of sizes and styles and are available in a wide array of materials.