How the Mini Matters SNAP-DUO all-in-two nappy system works

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You have probably heard all about the amazing advantages of all-in-two nappies; space saving, economical, easy to use etc. But how exactly do they work? Here we will tell you all you need to know.

A true all-in-two nappy system consists of a wipeable, waterproof shell and inserts that snap into the shell. Unlike pocket style nappies, you only need to use one insert in your shell at a time as the Mini Matters soaker inserts are snake-style (meaning its a long insert that is folded double so you get all the absorbency you need in one piece). For heavy wetters you can add an optional booster if necessary. Because the shell is wipeable, it can be re-used around 3 times before it needs to be washed, assuming no poop got onto the cover. You can wipe it down with a damp cloth in between changes. So it’s really as simple as this;

  1. Snap in soaker insert, fold it double or as needed, and put nappy on baby
  2. When it’s time for a nappy change, remove the insert, wipe down the cover if necessary and place a clean insert in the shell.
  3. You can use the shell about 3 times this way before changing to a new one

As you can see this means you end up needing fewer shells and pieces, so a full time stash takes up a lot less space and works out very affordable. These are also a great option for travelling as you only need to pop one shell with a few inserts in your nappy bag to ensure you have enough changes to last you a while. 

For your most economical option, we recommend that you purchase 3 inserts for every shell. For a full time daytime stash we recommend around 7 covers with 21 inserts. You can buy them in sets here. A full time daytime set works out to only R2,065.00, the most affordable modern cloth diapering option available!

While all-in-two nappies are a convenient option for daytime use, they are not ideal for use at nighttime. We recommend using our CLASSIC fitteds with Softshell Covers for nights. 


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