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Wraps for Nappies

Aplix, Velcro, and Hook and Loop Fastening Wraps

Please note: Velcro and Aplix are trade marks of specific brands of hook and loop fastenings, we also include all Hook and Loop type fastening wraps in this section

  • Hook and loop fastening wraps offer greatest adjustment for best fit at all times.
  • May be laid flat for easy changing.
  • Closer fitting style, may be used with pad folded nappies.
  • Hook and loop fastenings can snag/collect fluff in the wash and become less effective.
  • Edges of fastenings may be stiff and can rub some babies.
  • Older babies usually discover hook and loop fastenings are easiest to undo.
  • Wide variety of styles, fabrics, colours and prints available.

We stock Bummis, Imse Soft and Organic Cotton, Kooshies, Litewrap, Modern Baby, Mothere-ease Rikki, including the new Eco Theme prints, Nappy Nation, Popo, , Tots Wrap, including the new colours of Spot and Star wrap, Prorap, and Bright Bots Pilchers.

Popper Fastening Wraps

  • Popper fastening wraps geberally have less adjustment of fit as hook and loop fastening wraps.
  • Looser styling and good elastication at waist to accomodate less adjustment between popper fastenings.
  • May be laid flat for easy changing.
  • More difficult for babies to undo than hook and loop style fastenings, and ideal for older babies.
  • Not as easy for grown ups to fasten as hook and loop type fastenings, but can often be pre-fastened and pulled up.
  • Best suited for nappies that are fastened rather than pad folded, although some styles are designed specifically for use with prefolds and padfolded nappies.

We stock Air Flow (Air Rika), Bummis Super Whisper Snap, Nature Babies Classic & Multiwrap, Prorap Snap, Popolini Vento, Stacinator So Simple Snap.

Pull-on Pants

  • Traditional styling.
  • Cheapest option, good value for money.
  • Easy to use, no adjustment, just pull on.
  • Looser fit, not suitable for pad folded nappies.
  • Cannot be opened flat - may be less easy to use with newborn/less solid poos.
  • No individual adjustment, just the elastic, may not fit some body shapes.
  • Less easy for babies to remove.
  • Choice of fabrics and colours.

Wool Wraps

  • Luxury fabric that is both breathable and waterproof, allowing cooling by evaporation.
  • Does not need washing after every use, does require airing regularly to ensure properties are kept.
  • Occassional treatment with lanolin /wool cure required to maintain properties.
  • Some babies may have a senstitivity to lanolin/wool.
  • Hand wash with pure soap and air dry, some may be machine washed and even tumble dried with care.
  • Choice of styles, fastenings and fit available.

We stock Disana, & Imse Vimse, but we can also get to order other makes.

Fleece Wraps

  • Very breathable - Fleece allows air to circulate through the cover and moisture to evaporate, thereby cooling the nappy area considerably.
  • Is non absorbent and therefore does not 'wet' like a natural fibre might.
  • Soft to touch, dries very quickly, and can withstand laundry abuse, and may be tumble dried even on hot (though they don't take long).
  • May collect bobbles if washed with terry fabric nappies.
  • Not suitable for use when baby is in one place for long periods as baby's weight can push damp through wrap eg car seat.
  • Not always suitable for heavy wetters or strong 'in one spot' wetters as damp can come through the wrap.
  • Choice of fastenings and styles available.
  • May suitable for babies with latex sensitivities as the fleece covers the elastic well and doesn't leave marks.

We now stock Bummis Polar Fleece, Redrap, Ranbow Fleece and PolkaBot by Tots Bots, and Stacinator fleece wraps. Daisy fleece wraps are discontinued by the manufacturer. For fleeced pouched wraps eg Stuffables, Fuzzi Bunz, Minkis, Happy Heinys see 'Pocket Nappy Systems'.

Wraps for Prefolds

  • Designed to suit prefolds and pad folded terries.
  • Closer fitting to accomodate lack of fastenings and secure the nappy.
  • Usually lower slung at the waist, so often less suitable for use with shapped nappies.
  • Choice of styles and fastenings.

We stock Bummis, Nature Babies, Prorap.

Cotton Wraps - ideal for sensitive skin

We often get asked for cotton nappy covers which have cotton only next to baby's skin for babies with sensitive skin and prone to eczema. We have found a product that does this: Cot'n' Wrap, where the PUL waterproofing layer is entirely encased by cotton on the inside such that no synthetic fabric or PUL is next to the skin. Ideal for sensitive skin or for those who only want cotton next to their baby's skin.

We also stock the Imse Organic Cotton wrap, this is a wrap with organic cotton on the outside, and a soft knitted polyester with polyurethane laminate on the inside.

Note: Cotton wraps are more prone to leakage when wet, particularly once the leg bindings have got wet as cotton will wick on to the outside, therefore we advise that these products are changed frequently to minimise this effect, and that nappies are adequately boosted before use. Not always suitable for nighttime particularly if a heavy wetter, however wool wraps are an alternative natural fibre wrap, particularly suitable for night time as they allow greater evaporation and thus work well for heavier wetters and need a less bulky nappy underneath.

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