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The v1.5 is a pocket nappy with a stay-dry jersey lining and waterproof PUL exterior
The v3.5 nappies have an entirely waterproof shell that can be wiped down in between nappy changes, and snap-in inserts
There is no right or wrong nappy. It is simply what works best for you (do you like or hate stuffing pockets, do you prefer wiping down and reusing shells, or does it not matter?) and for your baby (Are they a heavy wetter? Are they lanky or chunky? Do they flood the nappy, so need the absorbency of the v3.5?)
If you'd like to read more about which one will suit your baby best, read on below.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
If I want to do cloth full-time, how many nappies do I need?
This is a great question and will depend on how often you do laundry and where you live (as this will affect drying times). If you wash less frequently and in a colder climate, we would recommend getting at least 36 nappies to give you a good buffer.
If you wash every other day and live in a hot environment (or use the dryer/heater), then 20-24 nappies will be a good starting point.
My v3.0 inserts aren't snapping very well into the v3.5 shells - is that normal?
(See answer below)
What is the difference between ‘A’ and ‘B’ snaps?
Nappies from our first few releases featured the original snaps (what we’re calling ‘A’ snaps). They are a little larger than the ones released in late 2018-2019 which we’re calling ‘B’ snaps. This means it is a little more difficult to snap the ‘A’ studs into the ‘B’ sockets (will require a little more force). Conversely, the ‘B’ studs will snap into the ‘A’ sockets but will be a little loose (may move around and not snap tightly).
Both snaps are KAM20, but due to a switch in manufacturers, the type of snap used was changed. However, we have asked our new manufacturer to source and use the original ‘A’ snaps to allow our customers in the future to use the inserts and nappies (between releases) interchangeably. Please note that from the December 2019 release, all snaps are 'A'.
In the meantime, can I still use ‘A’ inserts in ‘B’ nappies (and vice versa)?
Short answer is yes – the inserts and shells can still be used interchangeably and will be functional. Some people also use our nappies without snapping them in at all. With the v1.0 nappies this is easy (simply stuffing them into the pocket). With the v3.0 nappies, you can simply tuck the inserts under the front and back flaps, and place a hand on the middle of the insert whilst putting it on bub’s bottom to avoid it moving too much.
Does my nappy use ‘A’ or ‘B’ snaps?
We have summarised which nappies use which snaps in the document - "How To Tell Different Releases Apart". Feel free to email us if you’d like us to confirm your particular nappies if you’d like!
Question: Which nappy is best for my little one - the v1.5 Ai2 Pocket or v3.5 Snap & Wipe nappy?
The answer to this question depends on a number of variables, ranging from absorbency required to personal preference, so here are some indicators below to help you with your decision. Keep in mind that most of our customers have some v1.5s and some v3.5s in their stash, as they find the different shape/uses of the nappies suit the different stages that their little ones go through.