blank image

Nappy Boosters and Liners

















 

Nappy Boosters and Liners

Boosters are used to add absorbency, but sometimes may be referred to as booster liners. Liners are used to line the nappy, usually to collect poo (biodegradable flushable) but may also be used to keep baby dry (fleece or polyester) or protect baby's skin (silk). Just to confuse further, there are also hybrid boosters with both an absorbency and a liner function such as the Twooster (2 layers of terry topped with 1 laye of fleece).

Different manufacturers booster pads vary in size, please note that the measurements given are only approximate, and that composition may change. It is worth mentioning that ANY absorbent fabric you have may be used as a booster, you do not necessarily need to buy a matching booster for your nappy, you'll achieve the same effect with a cut up towel or old flannel folded in two: experiment to find the absorbency you need for your baby.

Do experiment with the number of booster pads you need especially where you are looking for a nappy that will last through the night. Boosters can be laid flat in the nappy or folded to give the extra padding where required - more at the front for a boy and to the back for a girl. For extremely heavy wetters you may find that a prefold folded into a pad will be more absorbent than boosters, or alternatively use two nappies. You will find that these extra layers may well mean you need a larger wrap. For best effeciveness when adding a lot of extra boosters, add these between nappy and the wrap - too many layers inside the nappy can result in the elastic pulling away at the legs encouragng leaks. If you place the booster between nappy and wrap the nest result is the nappy is pushed closer to baby, thus ecouraging a more immediate soak-up by the nappy.

All booster pads can be washed with the nappies.

LINERS are used to provide a drier layer between baby and the absorbent nappy and to aid with poo removal. With all these liners there is no 'right' way up, either way up will do. If you are using a fleece liner there is no need to use a flushable liner - poo falls off polyester fleece quite easily - hold over loo and shake carefully whilst stretching it, or hold a corner and flush the loo. If you use both the stay-dry properties of the fleece may be lost as the two don't appear to work together as sometimes a layer of moisture may be trapped between the two leaving the flushable liner soggy. However with older babies and toddlers, when poo cycles are more regular and in larger quantities, you can lay a flushable liner over the fleece when expecting a poo to make poo removal easier, particularly when out and about. Again, this is something you can experiment with. The same thing happens if you are using silk liners, which are useful for treating nappy rash. The healing effect of the silk will get lost if a paper liner is used on top, likewise these shouldn't be used in conjunction with barrier creams. However silver polyester liners seem to work wherever they're placed in a nappy, the antibacterial properties of silver seem to work well whentehr next to baby or under another liner

Ultra Liners

Ultra Liners

Price: 4.25

Ultra Liners

Twinkle Booster Pad

Twinkle Booster Pad

Price: 2.35

Twinkle Booster Pad

Bamboo Booster

Bamboo Booster

From: 2.50

Bamboo Booster

Nappy Mesh

Nappy Mesh

Price: 4.75

Nappy Mesh


blank image