Liners are used once and are designed to capture the poo in a cloth nappy, making its disposal easy. Liners are mainly made from polar fleece, polyester or paper. While the paper liners are disposable, the polar fleece and polyester liners can be rinsed, washed and reused.
- Polar fleece. The best liners are made of polyester polar fleece (don’t try using a fleece which has a cotton blend) The polar fleece allows urine to pass into the nappy but does not let it pass back to the skin unless the nappy is totally saturated, which will keep your baby’s bottom surprisingly dry. Fleece liners are very cheap and reusable. You can easily buy them on-line or even make your own by buying a metre of polar fleece and cutting it down to size.
- Paper. The key advantage of paper liners is that they are disposable – although it’s worth remembering that there are very few paper liners on the market that are flushable. This means that even though you can dispose of the whole sorry mess, you will be doing it into a bin and not down the toilet. While paper liners do reduce the amount of moisture next to your baby's bottom, they are nowhere near as effective as fleece.
- Polyester Liners. These liners are made of 100% knitted polyester, and they come in a large triangle shape. They are very similar to fleece liners in that they provide excellent dryness, and are good for poo disposal.
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Last revised: Thursday, 19 June 2008
This article contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.
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