Jargon busting: What do these common reusable nappy terms actually mean?

Jargon busting: What do these common reusable nappy terms actually mean?

About to kick off your reusable nappy journey and feeling a bit overwhelmed with the confusing amount of reusable nappy jargon? We hear you. We’ve created this mini jargon-busting guide to decipher and explain some of the most common reusable nappy terms out there. So you can focus on getting on with looking after your little one.


MCN = Modern Cloth Nappy


OSFM = One-Size-Fits-Most


AIO = All in One. A type of nappy that is self-contained.


AI2 = All in Two. A type of nappy that has 2 parts, usually a shell and insert(s). (Peachi Baby nappies are AI2).


PUL = Polyurethane Laminate. The waterproof layer on the shell of nappies.


WAHM = Work at Home Mum.


WAHMs = Nappies made by hand at home by WAHMs!


RAOK = Random Act Of Kindness (usually a giveaway).


EBF = Exclusively Breastfed. Often people will use this term when describing poo as breastmilk poo is different to normal poo!


FF = Formula fed.


SS / S&S = Strip and Sanitise. With a good wash routine you won’t need to do this. See our laundry advice here.


OTB = On The Bum.


Delamination = When PUL is old or not cared for properly e.g. washed on a high temperature it can lift off the fabric, inhibiting its waterproof capabilities.


Dry Pail = A way of storing nappies without soaking. Usually it’s a bucket with lots of holes in to help airflow & limit ammonia smells / build up.

 

Photo: @aboderie

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