1x 5-layer Hemp insert;
1x 5-layer Bamboo insert; and
2x 3-layer Bamboo ("Nap") insert.
Day/Nap-time Nappy: Use 1 of the 5-layer inserts - either hemp or bamboo paired with 1 of the 3-layer Nap inserts.
Snap the Nap insert onto the larger insert and then into the shell. You can also fold the Nap insert into half / thirds and place it in the "wet zone' which can often help reduce leaks caused by flooding.
If you have a Moderate Wetter, you can get away with using just 2x 5-layer inserts (i.e. snap the 5-layer bamboo insert on top of the 5-layer hemp insert, and then both into the nappy shell).
If you have a Heavy Wetter, we recommend using all 3, or even 4 inserts. You can also fold the Nap insert into halves (using the snap) in the middle, or fold it into thirds and place it into the "wet zone".
This is handy for winter or colder climates as the shell dries much quicker than inserts do. You can also purchase extra insert sets to get a few more nappy-changes out of your nappy
The Ultimate shell doubles as a perfect reusable swim nappy - simply remove the inserts when you're ready to hit the water! Rinsing the shell after use will prevent degradation of the PUL and extend the life of your nappy.
Poo-splosions or heavy soiling where wee / poo has escaped the inserts and penetrated the leg elastics (i.e. gussets) as otherwise it may cause ammonia burn on the legs; and
Night nappies - if you have just used the nappy as a night nappy, we recommend doing a hot wash of the entire nappy (shell along with the inserts) rather than just doing a simple wipe-down. Night nappies are designed to hold a lot of wee, and often the wee will get absorbed into the shell even if it appears dry.
Still OSFM and adjustable via the front rise and hip snaps
Double-gussets: You will notice that there are two leg elastics - one that sits closer to the body and one that is further out. The one that sits closer to the body needs to be tucked into the groin area so that there are no red marks. The outer gusset does not need to sit next to the leg. The extra nappy space is designed to accommodate the extra absorbency needed for night-time once you're no longer changing nappies overnight. The extra gusset also provides an extra barrier of protection against leaks and help to contain those unexpected explosions.
PUL tummy and back flaps: The inserts are designed to snap into the shell under the front and back waterproof flaps, to keep the moisture from sitting against bub's skin (stomach and back) for extended periods of time.
Thick back elastic: The back elastic is thicker than the usual designs you will find on the market. This is to ensure the nappy sits as trim and as flush as possible against bub's back, to minimise leaks and any discomfort from a thin elastic digging into the back.
Velcro: Easier to adjust the size (when bub is in-between snaps), and more similar to disposables so more user-friendly. Also great for fitting a night nappy on a non-compliant toddler.
Snaps: Great for when bub learns to take off their Velcro nappies and slightly more durable (Velcro is prone to picking up fluff in the wash and looking worn)
You like the idea of wiping down and reusing the nappy shell to save space in the home and when out and about. The Snap & Wipe system is also perfect for travelling with cloth;
You have a super heavy wetter and you need the extra absorbency especially at night-time;
You prefer to have a nappy that can take you from Day to Night without needing a dedicated night nappy;
You have a baby who may exceed 17kg before he/she toilet trains;
You like the idea of not having to buy a dedicated swim nappy
You just need a long lasting, comfortable nappy cover. The Ultimate shell makes the perfect cover for flats, pre-folds and fitted nappies.
Features: front snaps, rise snaps, hip snaps, double gussets, wipe down shell
|suits 4 - 18kgs approx|
|Cover||PUL with no internal lining|
5 layer hemp (gusseted)
|Insert 2||5 layer bamboo|
|Nap Booster x 2||3 layer bamboo|
Your wash/dry routine is integral to maintaining the lifespan of your nappies. Below is a generic outline only and we recommend that you follow the wash instructions specified by each brand (links included below)
STEP 1: Remove solids. Plonk straight into the toilet (or other method of your choosing) then rinse under HOT water.
Skip this step for pee nappies!
Pre-treat stains if required
* Note: Some brands recommend rinsing all nappies as soon as they come off to help prevent the build-up of ammonia smell
* Night nappies tend to be the smelliest due to the higher concentration and quantity of urine they withhold. A thorough hand-rinse in hot water with detergent, in the morning, is recommended *(but here at TCS we do our daily prewash as soon as the morning nappies come off to avoid this step) *
|STEP 2 : Dry pail. Use a storage solution with holes for aeration. The better the ventilation flow around your soiled nappies the less your nappies will smell (crazy right!). Also helps to keep your nappies in tip top condition.|
STEP 3: Pre-wash. Use a short cycle with half of the amount of recommended detergent for a heavy soiled load.
*removes bulk of soiling here to allow the main wash to be done in clean water
*most brands recommend a daily pre-wash on the nappies used within the last 24hrs
STEP 4: Main Wash. Use the longest cycle on your machine with the full amount of recommended detergent for a heavy soiled load. Water temp up to 60°C
*most brands recommend a main wash every other day
Detergent: Most of our stocked brands recommend a good quality main stream detergent
Spin cycles: Do not spin over 800rpm
|Line Dry: The most eco friendly & economical option is to line dry. Consider how the nappies are hung to prevent elastics from stretching, most brands recommend hanging horizontally length wise across the line. Hang covers/ shells in the shade or indoors|
|Dryer: A dryer can be used on the lowest setting for covers/ shells|
|* Wait until the covers/ shells are cold before stretching elastics|
|* Note that the lifespan of your nappy may be reduced with extensive exposure to the dryer. If possible use the dryer for inserts, prefolds and fitteds only and line dry the covers/ shells|
|WASHING NEW NAPPIES|
|STEP 1: Soak. Soak the absorbent components of your new nappies overnight to increase their absorbency.|
|STEP 2: Wash. Wash all nappy components at least once in warm water prior to use|
|* Most brands state that it will take 6-8 washes for your nappies to reach maximum absorbency. If you are using them after only one wash just be aware that you may need to change them more frequently|
|USING BARRIER CREAMS|
|Barrier creams should wash out in hot water with good quality detergent, however using a liner (disposable or re-usable) is a good idea to prevent build up on the nappy. Barrier cream, like fabric softener coats the nappy fabric causing them to repel rather than absorb|
|STAIN REMOVERS/ WASH AIDS|
|* The use of chlorine bleach may void the manufacturer's warranty if used incorrectly. Check each manufacturer's advice prior to using bleach as some advise against it|
|* Most suppliers state that stain removers such as Napisan/ Vanish may be used as a stain treatment prior to wash or used in the wash as long as you use the stain remover as per the product's instructions|
|WHAT NOT TO USE ON YOUR NAPPIES|
|Fabric Softener. Fabric softener coats the fibres of the fabric causing them to repel rather than absorb|
|Vinegar. Vinegar may breakdown components of your nappy|
|WASH INSTRUCTIONS BY BRAND|
|***You could void your warranty through incorrect care. Please see manufacturer's wash instructions for further details ***|
|Junior Tribe Co|
|Little Aussie Monster|
|Mimi & Co|
|Ziggy Rose Designs|