These super slim 100% cotton flats are kind of magic! Incredibly absorbent for their weight and very, very fast drying these cotton flat nappies are a perfect and sustainable natural fibre for use in cloth nappies. A faster absorber than bamboo these nappies work well to catch those flooding wees and are super, super slim. These dry in a matter of hours outside once the spring comes.
70cm-Works perfectly from birth to potty and can be made smaller by folding the corners in to the centre of the nappy to form a smaller (50cm) square suitable for use with newborns. See here for a video on how to do this.
How to use
These can be fitted to baby with a nappy fastener such as a pin or nippa, cover with a waterproof wrap and make sure all the nappy is tucked inside the wrap to prevent leaks. Alternatively, these work incredibly well padfold into a wrap or stuffed into a pocket and they dry so much faster than modern cloth nappy inserts.
Folds we like to use include: Kite, Jo, and Bat fold across all ages- see here for some guidance and videos of folds
When baby outgrows Jo and/or Bat fold we also like the Gaynor fold which gives nice wide wings to go round squishy tummies.
For extra absorbency double up with another slim flat such as muslin, or bamboo flat or boost by adding a hemp insert or booster. These might not work for all babies overnight but may with some when boosted with a hemp booster.
Top with a fleece or disposable liner to keep baby dry and to simplify the disposal of solids (post weaning).
Remember, you can reuse your wraps 3-4 times by wiping them out with a wet cloth if they do not come in to contact with poo.
How to wash and dry
Slim but sturdy, I can take a hot wash
Pre-wash once before use on a short gentle wash (30/40 degrees) to fluff up and remove manufacturing residue. Dry naturally.
Once in use, wash at 40-60 degrees. A hardier material than bamboo, these nappies can even take the odd 90 wash with no problems. Do not use fabric conditioner.
Dry naturally if possible. Can be tumbled on low or placed on radiators to speed drying but are unlikely to need it as they dry even in the depths of winter in less than a day with some airflow.