Many styles of tailored nappies use boosters (or doublers). These are extra absorbent pads, generally laid inside the nappy, made of cotton, hemp or microfibre.
Do not use microfibre directly against your baby's skin because it can irritate it. Use a liner made of fleece or cotton over any mircofibre boosters.
Tailored nappies often suit parents who want to use cloth, but don't want to fold traditional flat nappies. While the initial outlay can be expensive, in the long run they generally work out cheaper than disposables. If you purchase good quality ones, they could even be used for your next baby (if you intend having more children). Tailored nappies can be a great gift from family and friends and are available in a range of fabrics and styles, purchased from department stores and baby shops or through mail order or Internet sites. You will need around 24 tailored nappies and possibly eight waterproof covers if the style does not have this built-in.
All-In-One (AIOs) or re-usables
These are similar in style to disposable nappies because you simply lay your baby on it and fasten. They don't require folding and you don't need fasteners or waterproof covers because they are generally built-in, making them very easy to use. You can choose to use an additional inner liner if you wish. The waterproof layer of an AIO is usually made of high quality polar fleece or polyurethane laminated fabric (PUL). Some AIO's come with extra-absorbent pads generally laid inside the nappy made of cotton, hemp or microfibre sewn in or they may have separate boosters which are placed inside the nappy, or snapped on for easier washing and faster drying. Some parents use additional extra-absorbent pads generally laid inside the nappy made of cotton, hemp or microfibre inside the nappy for night-time use, or if their baby is a heavy wetter.