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When we decided to try out reusable nappies for our baby daughter even before she was born, I bought a variety of packs of flushable nappy liners, as I assumed they were an essential piece of kit for anyone using reusables. Totsbots offer their own range of reusable nappies, however I use these particular liners with the Motherease One size nappies.
I purchased a roll of these TotsBots nappy liners from Amazon for £2.50 which I thought was pretty reasonable. There are no shops anywhere near me that stock flushable nappy wipes and so if it weren't for the internet I would struggle to find such liners as these.
A nappy liner is just as it states -a liner that you put inside the reusable nappy, and then when used you can just flush it down the toilet - much more pleasant than having to try and scrap off poo. These liners are also biodegradable so you can also, if you like, put them on your compost heap, bit either way, they are certainly not bad for the environment.
These liners are made from cellulose fibres which are biodegradable and also can be recycled and digested in sewage, which you cannot do with synthetic fibres. Totsbots claim that these liners are super soft and therefore different from many of the more paper feel liners that are available.
I bought a pack of these liners and some Junior Joy liners. The Junior Joy liners are much much bigger than these Totsbots liners, and I do notice that sometimes poo can escape from the side of these liners since it doesn't cover the entire inside of the nappy, but most of the time it will do what it is meant to do. The Junior Joy, because they are so much bigger mean that everything gets caught within the liner. However, the big difference is in the feel of the liners. The Junior Joy are hard and like rough paper, which I never think seems very comforting against baby's skin, however these Totsbots liners really are very very soft. They are very thin, but I assume that is just because of the material used, and to allow liquid to pass through and keep you baby dry.
As I said at the beginning, I bought a variety of liners, however rather than using one of these liners all the time, I also use a fleece liner which is so soft against baby's skin and is much cheaper and I simply wash it with the nappies. I do know of people who will wash these liners and reuse them, but to be honest, they are so thin that I just don't bother, and simply flush them down the toilet when finished. So, although I use fleece liners a lot, especially when I don't think my daughter is about to soil it, I still use flushable liners as well, and when I do I would definitely opt for these due to their softness against baby's skin and the fact that they are a good price as well.