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How to fold a flat nappy

Kite fold

  1. Start with the nappy as a flat square.
  2. Fold the sides of the nappy into an imaginary centre line to match the pictures.
  3. Fold down the top triangle.
  4. Fold the bottom up to square off the front of the nappy. You can alter the amount you fold up to change the size of the nappy.
  5. Fold up the front of the nappy between your baby’s legs, bring the sides around and fasten with a snappy if desired.

Mini kite fold
The mini kite fold is great for infants and smaller babies. As the name suggests, it’s a version of the classic kite fold seen above.

  1. Start with the nappy as a flat square.
  2. Fold all corners into the centre, to create a smaller square.
  3. Bring two opposite corners into the midline. This will give you your “kite”.
  4. Fold top corner in, so now you have a triangle.
  5. Bring bottom corner up. This step will determine the rise and will depend on the size of your baby.
  6. Fold up the front of the nappy between your baby’s legs, bring the sides around and fasten with a snappy if desired.

Origami fold
The origami fold provides excellent absorption and a great coverage.

  1. Start with the nappy as a flat square.
  2. Fold the nappy in half horizontally.
  3. Fold the nappy half again, but vertically this time to make it square.
  4. Take the top layer of fabric from the top right-hand corner and…
  5. …pull to the left to make a triangle.
  6. Flip the whole nappy over to the back.
  7. Fold the top two layers in thirds to create an absorbent pad through the middle of the nappy.
  8. Place baby in the middle of the nappy and fold front flap up. Fold side flaps to centre. Wrap on a nappy to secure in place.

Pad fold
A simple pre-folded flat nappy. This fold can also be used as an additional insert for the All-in-One and One-Size nappy.

  1. Start with the nappy as a flat square.
  2. Fold the nappy in half horizontally.
  3. Fold the nappy half again, but vertically this time to make a square.
  4. Fold one side towards the middle and repeat with the other side.
  5. Place in nappy cover.

 

 

 

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CLOTH NAPPIES FOR NEWBORNS/INFANTS

Cloth diapers and nappies for newborns

Getting started with cloth nappies can be a daunting task. There are a lot of different brands and types of cloth nappies on the market and it can easily be overpowering for the new parent trying to find the “right” nappy for your baby. To make it easier for you, we have put together our best tips on choosing cloth nappies for newborns.


SIZED NAPPY COVERClassic nappy covers for cloth diapering

Our sized nappy covers provide an excellent and snug fit even for the smaller babies. The front on the smallest size on our nappy covers is slightly lower around the belly button to make sure it won’t rub or chafe on the umbilical stump.
A nappy cover is used over an absorbent layer and is the leakage barrier of the cloth nappy. We have two excellent alternatives to use together with the sized nappy cover; the classic and inexpensive flat nappy and the form-fitted terry nappy. They are both excellent choices for your newborn with their perfect fit.

 

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FLAT NAPPIES / MUSLIN SQUARESClassic cloth nappies and diapers

A muslin flat nappy is a square piece of thin cotton fabric and is folded and put in a nappy cover. Fold the muslin cloth after desired preference. There are several different ways of folding the flat nappy and we’re sure you’ll find your favourite in no time!
After folding the muslin square, place the baby in the nappy and put a nappy cover over it to prevent it from leaking and keeping the nappy in place. A snappy can be also be used to keep the nappy in place. Here are our three favourite nappy folds!  HOW TO FOLD FLAT NAPPIES >>

Muslin cloth is undeniably one of the most versatile products you can invest in for your baby. They can be used extensively, such as a burp cloth, a comfort blanket, as sun protection and during the warmer season of the year it makes a cool blanket. It dries really quickly and can easily be washed by hand. It’s without a doubt the most affordable nappy you can buy.
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FORM FITTED TERRY NAPPYFormfitted terry nappies and diapers, use with a diaper cover from ImseVimse

The form fitted terry nappy reminds you of a conventional disposable nappy in its construction and fit. The terry nappy is put on the baby and is the absorbent layer, put a nappy cover over it to avoid leakage. The form fitted terry nappy comes with an extra insert when that extra absorption is desired.
This nappy is a popular night nappy as it has great absorbency and provides great coverage.

 

 

 

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ALL-IN-ONE NAPPY

Another nappy that works really well on infants are the All-in-one nappy. Just like our sized nappy covers, the All-in-One is also slightly lower around the belly button to protect the umbilical stump.
The all-in-one nappy is unbeatable in its simplicity! With two absorbent layers permanently attached to the nappy cover, no extra inserts are needed. This nappy makes a very popular night nappy. The downside is that the whole nappy needs to be washed. With the two-part system, only the inserts need to be washed after use. The all-in-one nappy might be the most convenient cloth nappy, but it’s not the most affordable if you choose to stock up on only the AIO. On the other hand, cloth nappies have a really good second-hand value and you can easily sell them in various Facebook groups and on eBay.

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ONE SIZE NAPPYOne Size cloth nappies are adjustable and fits babies from 5 kg

Can I use the one-size nappy for my newborn?
The one-size nappy fits babies from 5 kg and upwards. It tends to be a little too bulky and loose around the legs on the smaller babies. Therefore we rarely recommend the one-size nappy for infants.

 

 

 

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TO SUM IT UP

All babies are different and so are their needs. Finding the optimal nappy for your baby may take a few tries to figure out what is right for you. Our best tip is to have a few different types of nappies to vary between and to suit different needs. The All-in-one is a babysitter’s dream!

How many nappies do I need?
(calculations based on washing them every three days)

– 4-6 Sized nappy covers

– 3-4 packages Flat nappies/muslin squares (4 nappies in each package)

– 1 package Form fitted terry nappies (4 diapers in one package)

Extra: All-in-one diapers – optional if needed

Good luck and if you need any further assistance, we are available on our live chat to you out!

 

 

 

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Easy washing routine for cloth diapers

Yes, cloth diapers will generate work than using disposable diapers but with a simple enough washing routine, it doesn’t have to be all that much of a hassle as you’d think. Here are a few guidelines when it comes to washing cloth diapers. Create your own washing routine that works for you and your family.

Flush the poop
Simply shake off the poop into the toilet. If you’re using paper liners  simply lift up the paper liner with the poop in it. You can shake off the poop in to the toilet or simply throw the liner with the solids in it in the trash. Do not flush the paper liner down the toilet!  Rinse off  any excess poo.
how to wash the poo of cloth diapers and cloth nappies

Rinse & squeeze
Soak the diapers to make sure all the urine is rinsed off and then wring out the excess water. Then hang the diaper to dry before storing them in a wet bag until laundry day. The reason we recommend that you soak the diapers is to get all the urine out of the diaper. Urine contains ammonia which will make the diapers corrode if left for too long.
A lot of people puts a shower hose to the toilet and simply washes the diapers directly in the toilet, whereas others prefer to give them a good rinse in the shower, bathtub or in the sink. The diaper covers can be reused a few times before washing. Give them a quick rinse and let them dry and they are good to go again for a few more diaper changes. When ready for a proper wash they are washed along with the rest of the diapers. Wash dirty diapers within 2-3 days.
Soak the diapers and then dry

Laundry day
Put all the diapers, inserts and diaper covers in the washing machine. You can wash the diapers together with the rest of your laundry. Use a suitable detergent when washing your diapers. Don’t overuse detergent though. Too much detergent will not make the washing any cleaner, but might actually impair with the absorption. For that very same reason you should never use softener when washing your cloth diapers. Sometimes there’s a good idea to run the load of washing through an extra rinse cycle before the regular washing cycle. Vinegar can be used as a natural fabrik softener. Try to avoid using vinegar with the diaper covers, wet bags and the all-in-one diaper since the vinegar can ruin the PUL.

Dry
Let the cloth diapers hang dry. During summer, hang them to dry out in the sun. The sun will help whiten the stains. During winter you can leave the diapers out in the frost to help sanitize the diapers. The diapers can be tumble dried, but try not to dry the covers, AIOs and wet bags in the tumbler too often. It may damage the PUL.

All done!

More detailed washing instructions is to be found here >>

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Putting on a cloth diaper in three easy steps!

1. Grab a diaper cover of choice
2. Put an insert in the diaper cover (+ paper liners if you’d like to)
3. Put the baby in the diaper

And done! that’s how easy it is!

And if you find that three steps are one too many, we would  strongly recommend you to try the All-in-one diaper.

This is how you use the All-in-One diaper in two easy steps!

1. Grab the all-in-one diaper
2. Put the baby in the diaper

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Form fitting terry diapers
Muslin squares
Insert for One-size (you can use these inserts with all of our diaper covers)

Diaper Covers
Diaper Cover One Size

Paper liners

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Get started with cloth diapers with our Starter Box

Cloth diaper starter box

Get started with cloth diapering with our affordable starter kit!
The starter box contains eight diaper changes. A clever way of getting started with cloth diapers and saving some money!

ImseVimse’s start-kit with diapers has a clever and innovative new design that grows with your baby and fits throughout the diaper period. These diapers will fit babies between 4-16 kg /9 to 35 lbs, thanks to the Soft Velcro and adjustment buttons on the diapers. ImseVimse’s one size diaper consists of two parts: a waterproof diaper cover and two separate diaper inserts. If you have a baby that weighs less than 8 kg it may be enough to just use the smaller inserts. ImseVimses Startbox saves you time, money and are kind to the environment.

The starter box contains:
2 One-Size Diaper Covers (Woodland and Wildlife)
8 sets of inserts
save money on cloth diapering with Imse Vimse starter box
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