What's the difference between nappy liners and inserts?

By: Sam G   On:16 December 2023 

People often confuse nappy liners with inserts. Here's how to Understanding the Differences

Nappy Liners: Nappy liners are thin layers placed inside the diaper, directly against the baby's skin. Their primary role is to catch solid waste, making diaper changes cleaner and easier. Liners are particularly useful when using rash creams, as they prevent these creams from affecting the diaper's absorbency. They are often disposable, biodegradable, and sometimes flushable, offering a convenient solution for parents. However, there are also reusable fabric liners available for eco-conscious families.

Inserts: Inserts, are all about absorbency. They are the workhorse of a cloth diaper, absorbing and holding moisture away from the baby's skin. Inserts can be made from various materials like microfiber, bamboo, cotton, or hemp, each offering different levels of absorbency and drying speed. Unlike liners, inserts are tucked into a pocket of the diaper or laid in a diaper cover and are essential for preventing leaks. They are reusable and need to be washed after each use.

Choosing the Right Option: The choice between a liner and an insert depends on your diapering needs. If you're looking for ease in cleaning up and protection against creams, liners are your go-to. For managing wetness and ensuring your baby stays dry, inserts are indispensable. You can use the two together, with liner placed on top of the insert. It makes the baby more comfortable and also makes nappy changes easier, less messy and quicker.

While liners are optional and mostly used for convenience, inserts are non-negotiable in a cloth diapering system. By understanding the roles of each, you can ensure a smoother diapering experience for both you and your baby.

Three rolls of Kindy Ecobaby Bamboo Flushable and disposable nappy liners


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