A nappy with the absorbency sewn onto the water resistant outer. No prep needed it’s ready to go. Some come with poppers (snaps) others come with Velcro.
A nappy with the absorbency insert separate to the water resistant outer. The absorbent part of these nappies secure in to the outer waterproof shell. Most secure in the shell with poppers. These can generally be removed and the shell reused a number of times. Thus making them a more economical option. These are good for fast drying as the absorbent part of the Nappy can be removed and air dried seperate from the shell.
An absorbent nappy with no waterproofing, requires a wrap over the top. Most commonly used for night time nappies.
1. Pre-folds which lay flat inside a wrap.
2. Muslins and Terry Towels can be used as flats, but generally work best folded into a nappy, and secured by a nappy nippa and then covered with a waterproof wrap.