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Reusable nappies - your ultimate guide to real cloth nappies

Reusable or "real" nappies take a bit more effort to get to grips with but some mums find them more economical and the cloth softer on their baby's bottom. Plus you're reducing the amount of waste going into landfill

Posted: 8 November 2010
by Kimberley Smith

Reusable nappies
Reusables - a growing trend?

Reusables, "real" cloth nappies you can use again and again

Real nappies of today are a far cry from those your mum may have used: gone are the days of folding and pinning bulky terry squares and covering with scratchy plastic pants. These days the choice in cloth nappies is huge and growing, with nappies made from all kinds of materials ranging from bamboo to polyester, each with their own advantages and drawbacks.

If you haven't made a choice yet, check out our pros and cons comparison of reusable, disposable and eco nappies. If you have decided, here's everything you need to know:

Types of reusable nappy - know your pre-fold from your pocket

Materials used for reusable nappies - Little one got a sensitive bottom? Reusables come in a variety of materials to help you find one that soothes rather than irritates

What to consider before you buy reusables - things that might affect your decision.

Caring for cloth nappies - washing powders, temperature and drying.

Why go reusable? - The good stuff.

Accessories - extra bits and pieces you'll need to buy to be prepared

5 funky reusable nappies - A little inspiration

Step by step guides to changing pocket, pre-fold, all-in-one and shaped nappies.

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