Preflat NappiesPreflat nappies are a form of flat nappies that are budget friendly options and very fast drying cloth nappies. Preflats are also well worth considering if you need to top up your existing nappy system pending a new addition to the family. Preflat nappies are held in place with Nappi Nippas.
Preflats are an old style of cloth nappy that has come back to the market in the United Kingdom after a long absence. The original Preflat washable nappies we used nearly 20 years ago the Koala by Popolini which has long since disappeared from the market.
Preflats reusable nappies are a flat piece of fabric that is cut so there are wings and a narrower piece between the legs. Imagine a T shape. The nappy is then simply folded to make it the correct length for your baby. They are made with stretchy material and held in place with a Nappi Nippa. Preflat are often one size to last until potty training however some brands also make sized options too.
Preflats vary in price and are not always a cheap option. Many are hand made by work at home Mums. They come in gorgeous prints and delicious fabrics but this combination does mean they are not an economical choice.
Flat nappies such as muslins, birdseye and prefolds are incredibly economical, ultra fast drying cloth nappies but also a little slimmer than Terry Squares making them popular for newborns.
Flats can vary in absorbency. Many are quite low absorbency so ideal for newborns but some hemp flats offer high absorbency.
Flats are often a nappy used by young babies but some of the higher absorbency options are useful for older children stuffed into pocket nappies or covers. For night time a flat is not our usual first choice however Terry Squares are the exception and when a booster is added can be absorbent enough for night time use.
MuslinZ is the best selling muslin squares brand. Muslins can be folded into shapes and nappi nippa'd or they can be used to go into pocket nappies or two part systems. Muslins come in cotton or bamboo fabrics. If you like bright colours we also stock the vibrant Bright Bots Muslins which make a fabulous rainbow.
Flats if not folded into a pad will need to be held in place. Nappi Nippas are the easy way to hold your fold with no risk of scratching baby or yourself.
Nappy Wraps and Waterproof Covers
All flat nappies will require a wrap over the top. The wrap provides the waterproof layer. The Mother-ease airflow is the most popular cover choice.