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Nappies come in three types




A fitted nappy that usually comes in 2 sizes


You can also purchase birth-to-potty systems


Fastened with poppers, aplix or nappi nippas


Designed to be used with a separate wrap


All in one


A shaped nappy with integral waterproof cover


Come in various sizes and birth-to-potty systems


Fastened with aplix or poppers




Traditional terries, muslins or prefolds


Folded to fit around baby or into a wrap


No more pins – can be fastened with nappi nippas

Frequently asked questions


What will I need?


    20-22 nappies


    Nappi Nippas (if required)


    4 nappy covers in each size as baby grows (unless using all in ones)


    Either flushable or fleece liners


    Nappy bucket


    Laundry mesh bags (optional)


    Tea tree oil or nappy sanitiser (optional)


    Wet bag (optional)

How much will I spend?

Nappies vary in price from around £3 for a traditional terry square, and £8-£10 for a shaped nappy. Wraps cost £7-£10 each. All in ones cost a little more to buy, but you don’t need to buy the wraps. Using cloth nappies can save £500 or more on your first child alone!


How do I wash my nappies?

Wash your nappies at a maximum temperature of 60c, boil washing is not necessary. Fabric softener should not be used as it reduces the absorbency of the nappies. To keep nappies soft just use some white vinegar in the last rinse cycle.


Do I need to soak my nappies?

Store your nappies in a lidded bucket, but whether you choose to soak to your nappies or not is up to you. Putting a few drops of tea tree oil, which is naturally anti-bacterial into your bucket, or direct into your washing machine drum prior to washing is sufficient.


Don’t forget that you can call into our store in Museum Street, Ipswich with any questions where a member of our team will be happy to help. Alternatively, contact us on 01473 253809 or send us an e-mail to


Contact Details


Westgate House,
Museum Street,


01473 253809

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sat 10.00-4.00
Sunday: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed

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