Making Your Own

The simplest way to make your own nappies is to do flat nappies. You can buy bamboo or cotton terry online, or cut up some old towels; just cut a 60cm square and hem it securely.  See here for folding instructions.

Prefolds can be made from old T-shirts and hoodies – see this page for some stylin’ versions!

You can also make shaped nappies from your terry towelling, old clothes, scraps, and pretty much any fabric that is absorbent, durable, and kind to your baby’s skin. We like Ottobre design’s handy pattern (though be aware, it comes up very big, and you may need to scale it down for smaller babies).  Here’s a basic pattern you can use for both nappies and wraps.

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