If you’re a new parent, pregnant, or just completely new to cloth diapers and nappies, I can imagine your confusion. You might think both of them are same.

What is the difference between Superbottoms cloth diapers, and Superbottoms Super nappies?

Well, look no further. Help is right here!

To begin with, the SuperNappy is essentially a hybrid langot.

It is an upgraded version of the old langots that our parents and grandparents probably used on their babies. However, to suit the need of the hour, Superbottoms has taken the old design, and added a whole lot of twists to it, making it a much safer, comfortable, cuter, and more convenient option.

Features of Super nappy:

  • Pure– Made of organic cotton
  • Padded– 4 layer organic cotton padding
  • Dry Feel- Our solid and printed Super nappies come with SUPERDRYFEEL, that means that the baby will not feel wetness in these even after urinating.
  • Safe– Printed using Azo-free dyes
  • Mess Free– Soft and gentle elastics to prevent leaks and messes: a feature that was clearly missing from the old langot designs of yesteryears.

The SuperNappy is an item that’s meant for diaper-free time, and is not a diaper. It isn’t meant to be worn for long periods of time. It isn’t waterproof and hence can be worn until your baby wets it, and then needs to be changed. It can hold 1 pee for most babies and can hold upto 2 pees for some babies- This completely depends on the wetting pattern/capacity of a baby.


What are Superbottoms cloth diapers?

Superbottoms Advanced Cloth Diapers are more modern.  They are like disposable diapers – lasts all night, are waterproof, stay dry but are made of cloth hence reusable and washable upto 300 times.

Features of Superbottoms cloth Diapers:

  • Waterproof- they come with a waterproof shell
  • Dry Feel- the baby will not feel wetness in these even after urinating.
  • Super Absorbent- Come with a dry feel soaker (8 layer organic cotton) + a booster pad(8 layer organic cotton). Together these two can last all night for most babies
  • Free Size (3 months- 3 year baby)- Same diaper works for 3 months or a 3 year baby since the diaper has different rise setting for different sizes.

Lets compare these feature to feature:

Waterproofing: A Superbottoms Modern Cloth Diaper, has a waterproof layer made of PUL. This is a breathable fabric which prevents leaks, which will get wet only after several hours, or when the diaper is completely full.  Cloth diapers are waterproof but since SuperNappy is not a diaper, in a Supernappy, there is no waterproof layer.
Padding: A SuperNappy is padded with 4 layers of organic cotton fabric within, which absorb wetness for a short period of time. However, a Superbottoms modern cloth diaper has padding of up to 14 layers of organic cotton in our soakers, which would help it to absorb for up to 5 hours or more!
Wearing (Waist fastening): The waist fastening is completely different in a diaper and SuperNappy. A Supernappy has the traditional system of fastening which needs to be tied at the waist using a drawstring, the modern cloth diaper has a more advanced and modern way to fasten the waist in the form of safe and sturdy snap buttons. These can be adjusted to fit your baby.
When you use a Supernappy, once baby has outgrown the size, you would need to buy a bigger size. However, when you use a free-size cloth diaper, the same diaper would last you almost 3 years. It can be used from the time baby is 3 months, right up to 3 years of age. You simply adjust the size settings using the snap buttons on the diaper, and it would fit perfectly!

These are the differences between the SuperNappy (hybrid langot) and Superbottoms Cloth Diapers. When making a purchase, one need not choose one over another. They serve completely different purposes, and complement each other. One is for long periods of time, and are as convenient as disposables. The other is gentler, for home, or shorter periods of time, and is meant for giving your baby’s tender skin a breath of fresh air, while also staying clear of any mess or inconvenience!

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