Everything you need to know about cloth nappy liners

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If you’ve ever wondered what cloth nappy liners are and if you need to use them? This blog is for you. Read on to find everything you need to know about using cloth nappy liners with your modern cloth nappies.

What are liners?

Liners are a thin layer of fabric that goes on the inside of bubs’ cloth nappy. They’re designed to catch solids and make it easier to dispose of poo in the loo. 

When should I start using liners?

Newborn babies don’t need liners as their poop is pretty much liquid and will seep straight through to the nappy. However, as your little one grows and starts solids, their poo will change—this is a great time to try liners with your modern cloth nappy. 

3 reasons to love liners

1. They keep things mess-free

As a parent, you will have to deal with poo, but liners can help make that experience a little less messy. Liners perfectly fit the inside of the nappy, which means less poo to clean up when it comes to washing your MCNs. They also make disposing of solids easier as you can drop poo from the liner into the loo then toss it into a designated organic waste/trash bin or place it into your garden compost where it will break down naturally in 90 days. (Note: Do not place soiled liners into garden compost bins that will be used to grow food.)

2. They protect nappies from rash creams

Rash creams and balms can be used with our cloth nappies, however, because they act as a barrier, they can impact the absorbency of the nappy insert. For this reason, we always recommend using a liner when using nappy creams or balms to protect the nappy.

3. They’re ideal for carers and daycare

You can make using cloth nappies even easier for daycare, babysitters or families by setting up your nappies in advance. That means setting up the leg snaps for the perfect fit and layering inserts. But you can also add a disposable nappy liner to catch the poo too.

How to use liners

Place the soft liner on top of your cloth nappy inner next to the baby's skin and fit the cloth nappy as usual. Solids will be caught while liquids pass through into the absorbent part of the nappy. Once soiled, remove the bamboo liner and discard. It’s that simple!

How to dispose of liners responsibly

Never flush liners down the toilet! Some brands claim to be flushable but that's rarely true. Instead, wipes clog sewers which can lead to public health issues, increased water bills and other environmental problems. When removing your cloth nappy, we recommend dropping the solids (remove as much as you can) into the toilet. Dispose of wet liners in your home or garden compost, while soiled liners should be discarded in your regular rubbish bin (do not use in compost for food gardens.) EcoNaps liners are biodegradable and compostable. 

Five-star reviews from our customers

“These help make cloth nappies really easy to use for those more messy naps! Also lovely and soft against my baby's skin."- Rachael P.
“These liners are the best I've used. They are so soft and the perfect size for all of my MCNs (I have a few different brands). Love them!”- Rhiannon S.
“I’ve tried two other brands and found this the best one for its size and touch. Perfect for my little one!”- Estela D.

Ready to try bamboo liners?

This is your invitation to give liners a try! Our EcoNaps disposable liners are made of a soft and gentle bamboo fibre that is biodegradable and compostable. They’re comfy on bubs’ skin and fit seamlessly with many cloth nappy brands.

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