This guide will help you understand the parts and functions of A&P nappies. 

Scroll to the bottom to find a video created by eco-conscious parent and vlogger, Hayley Puzey, to guide you through the elements of Alice & Patrick cloth nappies.



Shell: The waterproof outer layer that keeps everything contained within the nappy

Insert: The absorbent part of the nappy

Liner (optional extra): biodegradable fabric that assists in easy removal of solids



Materials: The nappy shell is made from waterproof PUL material and lined with suede. The suede keeps the nappy feeling dry and soft against your baby’s skin.

Snaps: Snaps are used for customisation of size so they can be used from birth to potty training. Rise snaps are found at the front and adjust the length of the nappy and tightness around legs. Waist snaps are found on the wings and top of the nappy. They fasten the nappy together and adjust waist size.

Pocket: The nappy shell contains a pocket where the absorbent insert is placed.

Gussets: The latest design of A&P nappies contains additional external gussets around the legs for ultimate leak protection. These sit in the leg/groin crease to create a "bucket" that assists to contain everything.

Tummy Panel: The tummy panel is a section of waterproof PUL at the tummy on the inner side which prevents any moisture from rubbing onto clothes.



Our current inserts are 4 layers of bamboo. They are designed to be placed in the pocket of the shell however can be placed on top of the shell (between shell and baby) if preferred.

Daytime: 1 insert

Night-time: 2 inserts

You can customise absorption based on your baby’s needs and add another layer for heavy wetters.




    Liners are made of biodegradable bamboo fabric and are placed on top of the nappy. This allows easy removal of solids as you can remove and dispose of the liner along with solids. This can prevent stains and reduce the need for nappy changes if the nappy is otherwise clean. Our liners degrade in sewage within 10-16 days however it is acknowledged that there is no specific advice available regarding whether they can be flushed.