Nappies that are all in one piece.
You change the whole nappy every nappy change as the waterproof layer and absorbent layer are attached.
Pros - super easy to use, most like a disposable, very little time to put them together to use.
Cons - can take longer to dry, tend to be more expensive than some other options
Childcare, Grandparents, those wanting nappies most like a disposable.
These Nappies are in two parts. The waterproof layer and the absorbent layer come apart. Normally you can use the outer wrap for a few changes and just change the absorbent layer.
Pros - more cost effective, easy to add extra nappies to your set without costing much, faster drying time
Cons - slightly more complicated to use
Parents, Slight cost saving,
Likely to be a bit more complicated for childcare but great for use at home
The absorbent layer and waterproof layer are separate. You place the absorbent part in a pocket inside the waterproof wrap. You change the whole nappy each time.
Pros - easy to add extra absorbency if you need to, easy for childcare to use if organised in advance
Cons - 'stuffing' the nappies after washing takes a while
customisable inserts and layers, childcare if putting nappies together in advance, some great low cost options
This covers pretty much everything else. They are made up of a waterproof wrap and then an absorbent layer of some sort.
Fitted - nappy shaped
Terry - like a towel you fold up into a nappy shape
Prefold - you fold it into a rectangle
Muslins - you fold either to a rectangle or nappy shape.
Pros- super absorbent, low cost,
Cons - bulky, more difficult to put on
Low cost option, newborns