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What does it all mean??!

The world of cloth nappies and all the terminology that goes along with it can be confusing to start with, so we've put together a list of the words you will probably come across, to help you on your nappy journey!

Absorbency
Amount of liquid a fabric will hold.

Adjustability
How much you can adjust a nappy or wrap is important, as a good fit is required to ensure the nappy can do its job properly.
Aplix / Velcro A quick and easy fastening method, used for closing Daizy Babies nappies and wraps due to its adjustability and ability to withstand multiple washes. Aplix and Velcro are brand names and are types of hook and loop tape.

Bamboo
A fabric made from the bamboo plant, a very quick growing plant that doesn't require pesticides or fertilisers. The bamboo fabric remains very soft (even after multiple washes), is reasonably quick drying and, due to its amazing absorbency, is slim fit.

Booster pads
Extra layers of fabric used inside a nappy to increase absorbency. All Daizy Babies Bamboo Nappies include a booster pad. Size 1 is loose as smaller babies may not require this extra padding. Size 2 in sown into the nappy for extra absorbency.

Bright Bots
Manufacturers of training pants, ideal for the transition from nappies to 'grown up pants', available in a variety of bright colours.

Cloth nappies / Real nappies
Nappies made from cloth (bamboo, cotton, microfiber etc.) as opposed to disposable nappies. In America, these are known as cloth diapers.

Cover / Wrap / Outer
Any waterproof outer cover that goes over a nappy.

Dry pailing
A method of storing the dirty nappies dry (without soaking in water) prior to washing them. To help avoid smells, use a few drops of essential oil, such as lavender, on a cloth (not the nappies!) attached to the inside of the bucket.

Inner
The inner, fluffy part of a two part nappy.

Liners
Generally made from paper or fabric and for use in nappies to catch solids. Daizy Babies liners are made from paper and allow liquids to pass through to the nappy, while containing the solids to be flushed away with the liner. Liners also protect the nappy fabric while using creams on baby's bottom.

Nappy bucket
Any lidded bucket used for containing dirty nappies prior to washing them.

Nappy mesh
A net bag that goes inside the nappy bucket, making it easier to transfer the dirty nappies to the washing machine. Any net bag can be used, as long as it is washable and will allow the nappies to work their way out of the bag while in the washing machine.

Outer / Cover / Wrap
Any waterproof outer cover that goes over a nappy.

PUL or Polyurethane Laminate
The waterproof, breathable fabric used in the majority of breathable nappy wraps and waterproof covers. Modern methods ensure that the wrap remains soft to the touch and does not crack over time. Being breathable, air can pass through the wrap to keep the baby cooler and therefore lower the risk of nappy rash, all while not causing the nappy to leak. Wraps generally do not need to be changed at every nappy change, simply wipe clean and hang up to quickly dry before reusing.

Tea Tree Oil
From the Tea Tree, this oil is many antibacterial and antifungal properties. Ideal for use when controlling odours from the nappy bucket!

Training pants
Stretchy like normal pants, but with a waterproof barrier (inside two layers of fabric) to aid with potty training.

Two-part nappies
A nappy system (such as Daizy Babies Bamboo Nappies) that is in two parts: a nappy and a separate waterproof wrap, used together.

Velcro / Aplix
A quick and easy fastening method, similar to that used for closing Daizy Babies nappies and wraps due to its adjustability and ability to withstand multiple washes. Aplix and Velcro are brand names and are types of hook and loop tape.

Wet bag
A handy little waterproof bag used to store nappies (clean or dirty) while out.

Wicking
When wee soaks through the nappy and onto clothing. This can happen when clothing comes into contact with the fabric (inner) part of the nappy or when clothing is fastened too tightly (pressure wicking). Frequent nappy changes, extra boosting or larger clothing can help combat this.

Wrap / Outer / Cover
Any waterproof outer cover that goes over a nappy.

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