hf1

How do you get to grips with the different materials?

My avatar
JennyPenny
Cloth Nappy Nutter
Cloth Nappy Nutter

How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby JennyPenny » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:28 am

Hello. One thing I am stil struggling to get to grips with is the whole thing with different materials and absorbancys. I mean, most of what I have is pre-loved and most came in bundles etc so I don't always know all the details about what they are.

I wouldn't have a clue looking at the different nappies/boosters etc what they are made of and how many layers/how absorbant they are etc? I keep seeing people talk about x layers of bamboo then x layers of terry etc. How do you know what is what?

Sorry, I probably sound quite thick here! :oops: If somebody could explain it to me in very basic terms then I would be very grateful! What types of material there are for nappies and boosters etc and what are the pros and cons of each and how do I reconognise it?

I would be very grateful of some help! :mrgreen:

Sorry I have baby brain at the moment and my mind isn't working properly! :shock:

My avatar
flutterby
Cloth Nappy Prophet
Cloth Nappy Prophet

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby flutterby » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:11 am

:D It's fine

The main fabrics are bamboo, cotton, hemp and microfibre, but these are then divided further, I'll try and explain as best I can

Bamboo
Bamboo terry, knit fabric with teeny loops, very silky when new, slimmer than cotton
Bamboo fleece, like sweatshirt fabric, jersey one side, fleecey to other, also very soft when new
Bamboo jersey, like t-shirt material
Bamboo velour knit fabric, smooth one side, shaved loops on the other, again so so soft

Cotton
Cotton terry, knit fabric with teeny loops
Cotton fleece, like sweatshirt fabric, jersey one side, fleecey to other
Cotton jersey, like t-shirt material
Cotton velour knit fabric, smooth one side, shaved loops on the other, very soft


Hemp
Hemp terry, knit fabric with teeny loops, stretchy
Hemp fleece, like sweatshirt fabric, jersey one side, fleecey to other
Hemp jersey, like t-shirt material

Microfibre
A manmade material very soft, very fluffy, and catches on dry skin (if youve felt it you'll know what I mean)

PROs and CONs

Bamboo
Slim, very absorbent, very soft, antibacterial, but takes an age to dry

Cotton
Not as soft, slim or absorbent as bamboo, but dries quite quickly

Hemp
Again very slim and absorbent, but not that soft and can go very stiff, dries a little quicker than bamboo, absorbs slowly so often needs something fast absorbing on top

microfibre
Stays soft, dries very quickly, quite bulky, and can squish out wee when compressed

sorry for the essay, hope it helps
Last edited by flutterby on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

My avatar
jan3182001
Sucker for Cloth Nappies
Sucker for Cloth Nappies

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby jan3182001 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:49 am

could thatbe made into a sticky

My avatar
clairelana
Cloth Nappy Passionata
Cloth Nappy Passionata

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby clairelana » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:02 am

OOOoooOOO get you Hanna :giggle:
If only I had all that info when i started.
:cnthug:

My avatar
Annette
Cloth Nappy Ninky Nonk
Cloth Nappy Ninky Nonk

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby Annette » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:20 pm

That is great Hanna

My avatar
Velvetsteph
Cloth Nappy Clanger
Cloth Nappy Clanger

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby Velvetsteph » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:33 pm

That's brilliant Hanna - can you post it seperately and I'll make it a sticky!

My avatar
flutterby
Cloth Nappy Prophet
Cloth Nappy Prophet

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby flutterby » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:09 pm

I will but dont know what to call it, thought

nappy fabrics, how to define and pros and cons

but it seems long

wdyt??

My avatar
Louise
Cloth Nappy Chatterbox
Cloth Nappy Chatterbox
Thankyou Moderators :)
Site Supporter

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby Louise » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:45 am

flutterby wrote:I will but dont know what to call it, thought

nappy fabrics, how to define and pros and cons

but it seems long

wdyt??


What about Nappy fabrics and their properties?

My avatar
flutterby
Cloth Nappy Prophet
Cloth Nappy Prophet

Re: How do you get to grips with the different materials?

Postby flutterby » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:42 am

I put it up as nappy fabrics, it can always be changed!


Return to Cloth Nappy Chat