New to Cloth? Learn the Lingo
Cloth Nappy Lingo
Ever feel like the cloth nappy mums are speaking a whole new language? Let us help....
MCN: Modern cloth nappy
AIO: All-in-one - a type of nappy where the insert/absorbency is attached to the shell
AI2: All-in-two - a type of nappy where the insert and the shell can be separated for washing. Comes in two sub types:
SNAP AND WIPE- like the EcoPeach newborn range- the shell can be reused by just replacing the insert
POCKET- this style has a soft lining in which you place the insert- This is the EcoPeach main style- it allows you to customise absorbency as bub grows
OSFM: One size fits most - An adjustable size nappy to cover multiple weights
PUL: Polyurethane Laminate - The waterproof fabric in the shell of the nappy
Cover/Shell: Refers to a waterproof outer of the nappy that holds the insert
Insert: The absorbent part of the nappy that does all the soaking- can be made from a variety of matierials, commonly hemp/bamboo/cotton/microfibre
Liner: Disposable or reusable - Placed within the inside of a cloth nappy to catch the poo making cleaning the nappies an easier process.
Stay-dry layer: a layer of Microfleece/suede-cloth used in cloth nappies that aids in drawing moisture away from bubs skin. All EcoPeach nappies and inserts have a stay-dray layer of suede.
Gussets: An extra row of leg elastic that helps to prevent leaks. All EcoPeach nappies have double gussets.
WAHM: Work at home mum/maker- Cloth nappies made by mums- these are often small batch makers
CC: China cheapies - Refers to cheap (often unethically made) cloth nappies from China these brands are frequently found on Ebay, Catch of the day etc
BUYING AND SELLING:
RAOK: Random act of kindness - Term used when giving away cloth nappies
EUC, VGUC, GUC: Excellent/ very good/ good used condition
OTB: On the bum - we love seeing EcoPeach OTB
Wetbag: A waterproof bag used to store nappies when out and about- also useful for snacks, toys, wet clothes... the list is endless
Nappy Pod: A type of wetbag that makes a cube/block shape when stuffed- especially useful for storing unused nappies when out and about.
Cloth wipes: A reusable, washable alternative to disposable baby wipes.
Prep: Preparing your nappies for use - usually through soaking the inserts overnight and washing the nappies.
Stash: Your nappy collection
Stash shot: Snap a pic📷 of your nappy collection
Stuff: Refers to putting inserts into the pocket of a nappy
Fluff mail: The best things to receive in the mail- nappies and accessories
Strip and sanitise: A method of cleaning nappies that is used to remove ammonia build up and thoroughly clean nappies.
Delaminating: When the waterproof layer separates from the outer fabric, often resulting in a "crunchy" sound and leaks
Dry pailing: This refers to storing soiled nappies in a pail without water (it is not recommended to soak your nappies so this is the best method).
Nappy Sprayer: A hand-held spraying device that attaches to the external plumbing of the toilet and allows you to wash your nappies directly into the toilet