Materials in reusable nappies
All reusable nappies are essentially made of two to three parts.
1. An absorbent material - usually cotton, microfibre, bamboo, hemp or a combination of these materials. These soak up the liquid.
2. A waterproof material - usually polyester coated with polyurethane to waterproof the material. This keeps the liquid inside the nappy.
3. A liner material (optional) - usually fleece. This wicks the liquid away from baby's bum and catches any poo.
Which absorbent material should I use?
When choosing which material you would like to go for, we recommend thinking about how much drying room you have and how absorbent you need your nappy to be. For most babies we recommend cotton or bamboo because they give good absorbency without taking forever to dry. If you have very limited drying space, you might want to try microfibre.
Here are some of our pros and cons for each material: