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We took you previously into the world of the diapers. In this blog we will continue with that and talk about hydrophilic diapers. But although the name suggests otherwise... they are not real diapers. Hydrophilic diapers, or rather cloths, are the multifunctional cloths you can't do without. Trust us, you'll soon swear by it!

What are hydrophilic cloths?

Hydrophilic cloths are large square cloths made of cotton or bamboo that can absorb a lot of water. Previously you only saw them in white, but now you can get them in all kinds of colors and prints. In the old days, before the disposable diapers were invented, the hydrophilic cloths were used as diapers, that's why you still see the term hydrophilic diapers. Nowadays people have come up with a whole range of new uses for the hydrophilic diaper. And we totally agree, because there are few things you can't use the cloth for. 

What do I use hydrophilic cloths for?

If you ask us... you can't think of anything else! We've listed the most useful applications for you, but don't hesitate to let your creativity run wild (and let us know about it).

Baby cloth

Ideal, such a large bib. Or use the cloth to put over your shoulder if you want to let your little one burp after the bottle. 

Changing mat

The hydrophilic cloth is ideal to put over the changing mat. Should something go wrong, the cloth will absorb it and you will not have to wash the entire cover straight away. The cloth is also ideal to protect the upholstery on the way, for example when changing the baby on the back seat of the car.


The extremely absorbent nature of the hydrophilic cloth makes it ideal for use as a towel when your little one has had a nice bath. The thin fabric makes it easy to get between the fingers and toes.


A hydrophilic cloth can be wonderful for your baby to lie under, especially when the weather is warm. The fabric is nice and airy, which gives your baby a nice feeling of protection. 


The cloth can be used as a sunshade on the pram. Be careful not to close the stroller completely, as the temperature can rise quickly. 


Although they are hardly ever used for this purpose nowadays, they were originally made for it. An excellent sustainable and cheap alternative to disposable nappies.  

Cleaning cloth

Is your little one not so little anymore? Then don't throw them away, but keep them for cleaning. You can wash them at 90 degrees, so they should wash out any stains. Their absorbent powers will come in handy during weekly - or monthly (we don't blame you) - cleaning. 

The cloths are thin and light, so you can easily take them with you in your diaper bag. The towels can be washed in the washing machine in large numbers and dry quickly. Wash hydrophilic towels before you use them. They will soften up considerably and that's good for your little one. Make sure you buy enough, because believe us, soon you won't be able to live without them!


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