EcoNaps Reusable Cloth Nappies – All That You Need To Know
- It’s too hard, I will be elbow deep in poop and cloth and I do not have time
- There could be health problems, are they even hygienic?
- Wouldn’t washing hundreds of cloth nappies every year have just as much of a negative impact on the environment as using disposable nappies?
- It’s gross, I don’t want to get any closer to my baby’s poop than I already have to
- What do you do with dirty nappies?
- How can I do this when I am out and about, or when my baby is at daycare?
- Surely they can’t be as effective as disposable nappies?
Our EcoNaps Range of Reusable Cloth Nappies & Accessories
What are EcoNaps cloth nappies?
- Features many different snaps to help you size your nappy.
- The snaps down the side are used to size the leg elastics, the ones along the top are used to size the waist.
- The outer is made from a PUR laminate meaning it’s both waterproof and breathable (PUR offers excellent adhesion, can laminate 99.9% fabrics, is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, and the fabrics’adhesion and flexibility are very good).
- Bub feels dry and comfy even after they have done a wee.
- Inside the nappy is a stay dry micro suede which keeps moisture away from bubs skin.
- The moisture goes through the fabric and into an insert (if you’re using it), which is in the pocket setting.
- There are two main pockets, the back one is the widest and is used to stuff the insert into the pocket.
- The font pocket is used to keep the insert nice and straight, and is also for any liners that you might use with the nappy.
- The snaps at the back attach the inserts.
- The snaps at the front are hidden snaps to use with further insert combinations (all shown in demo videos).
- There are two sizes of inserts, one for newborn or small babies, one for larger babies.
- The inserts also snap together to add further lining and can be used like this for any sized baby.
- If you’re looking for even further protection and ease, you can also fit the EcoNaps Mess-Free Bamboo Liners.
- They are easy to use, and made from durable 100% bamboo fibre.
- They take the hassle out of dealing with solids.
- Simply place the soft liner on top of the nappy inner next to babies skin, and fit the cloth nappy as usual.
- Solids will be caught, while allowing any wetness to soak into the absorbent part of the nappy.
- Once soiled, remove liner and discard in the bin.
- The liners can also be used as a protective barrier when using rash creams with your cloth nappies.
EcoNaps FAQs – courtesy of EcoNaps
- Dealing with #1’s: Simply remove from baby, store in a dry, lidded bucket. Wash.
- Dealing with newborn #2’s: Just the same as above! (Lets face it, they are really only yellow #1’s anyway!).
- Dealing with solid #2’s: Tip rolling #2’s into the toilet, store in a dry, lidded bucket. Wash. Or to make it even easier, line the nappy with one of our Mess-Free Flush Liners before fitting (100% bamboo fibre & biodegradable of course!), flush away liner and #2, leaving your nappy totally mess free and ready to wash.
So many Modern Cloth Nappy newbies are unsure of using Modern Cloth Nappies when out and about, but its really, really easy – all you really need is a Waterproof Wet-bag! Here’s how it’s done:
- Change bub as you normally would.
- If you happen to be near a toilet, tip any solid #2’s in (if not, no biggie, just skip this part), before rolling up your nappy, fasten with a snap.
- Store dirty nappies in a Waterproof Wet-Bag (leak, and smell-proof too!) until you get home, and wash as per usual.
Washing your Modern Cloth Nappies – courtesy of EcoNaps
- #1’s – Place in a dry pail.
- Newborn #2’s (Breastfed or Bottlefed) – Saturate with cold water under the tap, and place in a dry pail.
- Solid #2’s – Tip Solids into the toilet. Saturate with cold water under the tap, and place in a dry pail.
- Night Nappies – Saturate with cold water under the tap, and place in a dry pail.
- Step 1: Begin by washing nappies and inserts on a warm pre-rinse cycle. This gets rid of any excess urine or soiling before the wash cycle.
- Step 2: Follow with a warm, regular/long wash cycle, no hotter than 60 degrees. Wash with the correct amount of detergent recommended by your detergent manufacturer for the water level / load size.
- Hanging dryers with attached pegs (the ones you usually use for socks and undies) are so handy for Cloth Nappy Inserts and Boosters. Its super quick and easy to hang them out, and if at the end of the day, your inserts are not quite dry, you can bring the whole lot inside to finish them off, without having to unpeg, and repeg everything! We LOVE the Pressa Hanger from Ikea for just $5.
- For similar reasons as above, we love drying Cloth Nappy Covers on a Clothes Airer. They are really quick to hang, and often (unless it’s windy) there is no pegs required, which means it’s super quick to bring in. Also, if you don’t have much sun, you can move the Airer during the day without having to take all of the covers off, and rehang again.