Monthly Archives: May 2012
Trial kits are offered by many cloth nappy retailers and they’re a great idea. It can be risky to buy more than a couple of any nappy before you’ve tried them out properly because not all nappies suit all babies or lifestyles. You want your investment to be a wise one, so test the water first before jumping in!
Cloth nappies can be confusing so take it step by step!
Step One – types of nappy
The first thing to understand is the different systems available to you.
Dear Fluff Lady,
I have bumGenius nappies and was wondering how to store used nappies. At first I was soaking the insert and the nappy in non-bio detergent and water in a bucket until I read this was wrong. Are the used insert and nappy to be stored until washing in a dry bucket?
Thank you for your advice.
This is a question I’ve seen asked and debated in several places over the last couple of months. In the past, the answer would have been simple – minky (also known as minki or minkee) is stay dry. Lots of nappy makers offer it as the lining to nappies to keep baby feeling dry. However, a few nappy makers have recently offered minky as the absorbent part of their nappies, which is very confusing.
I’ve contacted some retailers and done lots of searching online and what follows is my Minky Theory. Yep, I’m a nappy scientist coming up with nappy theories now!
The demand for preloved nappies is huge! If you look after your cloth nappies well, not only will you save on the initial cost compared to disposables you will also be able to make a decent chunk of money back when you’ve finished with them.