Are you just entering the cloth nappy world and confused by all the abbreviations that you may come across in website listing, Facebook groups or buy and sell sites? Hopefully this list helps with some of the most common ones. I know when I first started out I was a little intimidated by all the abbreviations and various terms. Please feel free to contact me if there are anymore you come across and not sure of.
AI2 - all in 2 - a nappy that has a shell and removable inserts.
AIO - all in 1 - a nappy that either has sewn in absorbency or the inserts are sewn to the shell.
ANA - Australian Nappy Association
AWJ - athletic wicking jersey - fabric sometime used as a stay dry layer
BB - can be Bubblebubs or Baby Bare
BBH - Baby Beehinds - brand
BUJ - Bottoms Up Junior - brand
BV - Bamboo Velour - fabric type that sometimes used as a stay dry layer or outer.
Cc - China cheapie - cheap nappies imported from China.
CCN - Clean Cloth nappies - a website and Facebook group focused on nappy washing.
FDR - fold down rise - a way to sometimes fit one size nappies that don’t have rise snaps.
FOE - fold over elastic
MCN - modern cloth nappy
MCNRU - modern cloth nappy reviews uncut - review group on Facebook.
MF - microfibre - absorbent fabric used in inserts
NB - newborn
OBV - organic bamboo velour - fabric type
OC - organic cotton - fabric type.
OSFA - one size fits all
OSFM - one size fits most - a nappy that will fit most babies through to toilet training.
OTB - on the bum.
PUL - polyurethane laminate - waterproof fabric layer that is chemically bonded
SIO - snap in one - Nappy that has snap in inserts.
SS - strip and sanitise - deep cleaning
TPU - Thermoplastic Polyurethane - waterproof fabric layer that is heat bonded.
WAHM - work at home mum
Common Buy Swap Sell Abbreviations.
VGUC - very good used condition in relation to used items
GUC - good used condition
EUC - excellent used condition
IPC - in poor condition
ISO - in search of
DISO - desperately in search of
RAOK - random act of kindness
WTB - wanted to buy