The basics of pocket nappies
Pocket nappies consist of two main parts - the main outer nappy, which has a “pocket”, and the insert which is what you put inside the pocket to create the absorbency. They fit like a traditional disposable nappy, with either velcro or poppers, and most come in birth to potty size, which means they last for ages.
So for many people the winter months can be difficult to dry cloth nappies. We all know that drying our reusable nappies outside is amazing in the summer time and even the slowest of drying nappies (natural fibre all in ones especially) can dry pretty quickly in the summer breeze outside. So what happens when an outside drying space is no longer available?
Like many things in life (especially when it comes to babies!), the thought of using cloth nappies can be incredibly daunting, and many people find themselves asking, “what do I need to start using cloth nappies?!”. Seeing nappy experts in groups talking about a whole host of complicated systems, accessories, must-have new prints can make the whole thing feel far too overwhelming and put off cloth newbies!
So what do you actually need to start with cloth nappies?