About Modern Cloth Nappies

WHAT IS A MODERN CLOTH NAPPY?

Bonnibuns are a modern cloth nappy designed to be an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable nappies.

The sustainable bamboo inserts are breathable and allow airflow to your baby’s skin while also being super absorbent. Bamboo requires no pesticides or fertilisers to grow, meaning none of these harmful chemicals are touching your baby’s delicate skin.  The stay dry suedecloth inner aids in reducing the chance of nappy rash.

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Cost Benefits of Using Cloth

How much can you save using modern cloth nappies? There are no doubts that using cloth nappies from newborn to toilet training, 0 – 2.5 years will save you your hard earned money.

Money spent using disposables:

(please note the figures quoted may vary for each individual)
77 disposable nappies per week up to 3 months $390
56 disposable nappies per week from 3-9 months $980
35 disposable nappies per week from 9 months – 2.5years $1560
Disposable nappy bags for 2.5 years $90

Total $3020+


Money spent using cloth:

These figures are based  on only one of your children wearing Bonnibuns nappies. If you re-use your nappies on your next child, the savings will be absolutely outstanding!

Approx 20 Bonnibuns nappies (from newborn to toilet training, washing every 2 days) $450

Washing costs (over 2.5 years) $231

Total $681

Cloth can save you over $2339!


THE LINGO

Bonnibuns Workhorse Nappies, are made to a One Size Fits Most 4-18kg pattern. They have a built in layer of absorbency inside the base, and a long, foldover, snap in insert (suedecloth topped) that snaps inside the shel of the nappy. This makes up 6 layers of absorbency. See diagram below.

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Bonnibuns Rapid Dry Nappies are made to the same One Size Fits Most 4-18kg pattern. The outer is a PUL shell, with a suedecloth topped trifold, that snaps into the shell of the nappy, making it “rapid to dry”. See diagram below

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Pocket Nappy – Pocket nappies consist of an outer fitted shell sewn to a liner leaving a “pocket” at the top, pocket nappies allow for adjustment of the absorbency level by changing how much absorbent material is stuffed into the nappy. The water-resistant shell might be PUL (polyurethane laminated fabric)with a high quality fleece or suedecloth. Pocket nappies can be stuffed with anything absorbent! Inserts may be specially made stuff-ins, bamboo, cotton, hemp flats or prefolds, or microfibre boosters.

Booster – Extra material (bamboo,hemp,terry) used in any nappy to provide extra absorbency.

Insert – A long piece of bamboo, that folds in half, and snaps into the nappy to provide absorbency.

Trifold – A square of bamboo, folded into 3, that either snaps into the shell of a nappy, or can be “stuffed” inside a pocket.

Wicking – Process of moisture moving through a fabric.


WHAT DOES THAT FABRIC DO?

Bamboo –

Yarn made from the bamboo plant that is woven into a fleece. It is very soft to touch, very absorbent, about 6 x more absorbent than cotton! It is naturally antifungal and antibacterial. Bamboo is a highly renewable resource making this fabric very environmentally friendly.

Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) –

Is a laminate that is applied to fabric to make it waterproof yet gives fabric the ability to still breathe.

Microfleece/Suedecloth –

Soft synthetic fabric. The material is Hydrophobic, meaning that it does not absorb any liquid and remains dry to touch. Fleece is used inside nappies because it wicks moisture away from baby’s skin to keep it dry.

Minky –

A poly fabric that is super soft to touch. Often used on the outer of nappies lined with PUL.

Malden Mills Fleece –

Windpro/WindBloc are different types of heavy weight fleece. It is the density of the fleece that makes these fabrics water resistant. Fleece isnt waterproof. It is breathable and the synthetic equivalent of wool making it ideal for night nappies.