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De-lamination, a word to strike fear into the heart of nappy owners everywhere!  But what is it really?  What does it mean? How can you avoid it? What should you do if it happens? Most modern cloth nappies have a laminate layer, a waterproof layer that is attached to the fabric, usually on the inside.  This fabric is usually know as PUL; polyurethane laminated fabric.… Read More »De-lamination

How long cloth nappies last

We’re often told that you can save even more money, by reusing your cloth nappies on later children that you might have, but how long do cloth nappies last? Of course, the answer to this question is going to vary from brand to brand. I have some of the cheap pocket nappies that you can find online, that haven’t lasted for more than a few… Read More »How long cloth nappies last

Cotton flat nappies

I posted a few days or so ago now, about using old fashioned cotton flat nappies.  And at the time, I promised more photos and a bit of an update.  Since then, I’ve been busy with birthday parties, the baby show in Dunedin and all sorts of other stuff, so now I thought it was about time that I came back to it. I used… Read More »Cotton flat nappies


For a bit of a change I made a nappy in the shape of an elephant for a recent competition.  It’s not my usual style to make a nappy in a particular shape (also known as a 3D nappy) but I thought why not give it a go. I thought for a while about doing a removable trunk, but decided instead to appliqué one onto… Read More »Elephant!

Old fashioned flat nappies

Earlier in the week, I suddenly decided that I was going to just use old fashioned flat nappies for a few days.  Bit of an unusual thing to suddenly decide I know, especially for someone who has any number of “modern cloth nappies” (you know, the ones that are usually promoted as not needing folding or pins, unlike old fashioned flats).  But seeing as I… Read More »Old fashioned flat nappies

Nappy liners?

Wondering whether to use cloth nappy liners? There are so many choices out there, when it comes to using cloth nappies, and it’s easy to get lost in all the choices.  One of those choices is whether to use nappy liners or not, and if you do, what type to use. What are nappy liners for? At their simplest level, nappies liners are there to… Read More »Nappy liners?


We’ll I’m back home after the baby show in Auckland, and still recovering!  Three days of full on talking about nappies was lots of fun, but it really took it out of me!  I’m pretty exhausted now and need a holiday. Still, it was great fun, and I’m really looking forward to the baby and child show in Dunedin later this month. It’s really great… Read More »Exhausted!

New look for Nappyneedz.

So, if you’ve been here before, you might notice that things look a little different now.  We’ve got a lovely new back ground,designed by Janelle at inkeepress.  Which I’m hoping to add to the website soon too, just to make it match, a whole new look for Nappyneedz. It might be a few weeks before I’m able to set that up.  First of all though,… Read More »New look for Nappyneedz.