All-in-one reusable nappies are closest to disposables in their design, generally making them the simplest to use. An absorbent inner liner is stitched into the main body of the nappy, so there’s no need to insert extra pads.
“The cost is higher as you’re paying for everything in one go,” says Tamara Rayment from the Women’s Environmental Network and Real Nappies for London. Extra drying time is also needed, as you can’t take them apart to wash.
Modern Baby Pop-in nappy, £15 each.
All-in-one nappies are made like disposables, so lay the nappy down in the same way. Some brands provide you with extra padding to put inside, but most come already stitched.
Once you’ve got your baby lying on the nappy, pull up the front towards his tummy as you would when changing a disposable.
Fasten the Velcro tabs or poppers to hold the nappy in place. “When putting on a disposable, the general rule is you should be able to fit two fingers down the side. The same applies with all reusables, therefore the fit should be snug but not tight and certainly not gaping away from the skin,” says Tamara.
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