I bow down to the humble terry square nappy
Lately I have found myself using cotton terry square nappies more and more. I used to just use them as backup, or for nappy free time, but of late they have become my staple nappy.
This started because I noticed a little bit of wear and tear on a few of my modern cloth nappies, so I thought I would start using my terry nappies here and there to give my more expensive nappies a bit of a break. What started as here and there has become the majority of my nappy use, because I had a surprising finding, they work really well.
This probably doesn’t come as a shock to that many people, after all a generation ago this was the normal standard nappy, a square piece of terry towel. This was however a shock to me, all my research had found that bamboo was superior, fitted was better, and that nappies had come a long way since the old-fashioned terry.
…but have they?
The old-fashioned terry can be left on just as long as my modern cloth nappies, can be laundered and laundered without showing much wear (well not for a while anyway), and most importantly I can get the best fit possible with a terry square that no other nappy has given me.
Oh, and did I mention, I have never had a terry square leak, whereas the others have.
This is not to say everyone should chuck out their modern expensive nappies and go back to the old-fashioned terry, but I thought I would share my surprise that these truly work well. I still love my modern cloth, it is hard to beat their trimness and ease of use, especially when out and about. However I humbly bow down to the old-fashioned terry, whom I so often discredited when buying my nappies.
Today if you look on my clothesline amongst the scattering of pretty coloured modern cloth nappies, you will also see line after line of beautiful cloth terry squares blowing humbly in the wind.