The Ultimate nappies are Monarch’s signature nappy that many turn to as a night-time solution for their heavy wetters. These nappies feature a PUL outer and inner, meaning they are also wipeable and are used by many as a day nappy.
Monarch The Ultimate Nappy features:
1. Customisable ("Stackable") Absorbency
These nappies come with 4x inserts, with an incredible 16 thirsty layers of Hemp and Bamboo. Stack your inserts to suit babies output and achieve the perfect absorbency for your little one every time. Day, Nap-time or Night nappy, create a custom set up that works perfectly for your babe.
Each nappy comes with the following:
- 1x 5-layer Hemp insert;
- 1x 5-layer Bamboo insert; and
- 2x 3-layer Bamboo ("Nap") insert.
Every bub is different so we encourage you to experiment with absorbency to find what works for your little one. Start with a full set-up, and if at nappy-change times, not all the inserts are soaked, you can remove layers of absorbency. This will ensure you have the trimmest fit possible while still preventing leaks.
If you're unsure of what to use, the following combinations are a good starting point:
- Day/Nap-time Nappy: Use 1 of the 5-layer inserts - either hemp or bamboo paired with 1 of the 3-layer Nap inserts.
- Snap the Nap insert onto the larger insert and then into the shell. You can also fold the Nap insert into half / thirds and place it in the "wet zone' which can often help reduce leaks caused by flooding.
- Night Nappy:
- If you have a Moderate Wetter, you can get away with using just 2x 5-layer inserts (i.e. snap the 5-layer bamboo insert on top of the 5-layer hemp insert, and then both into the nappy shell).
- If you have a Heavy Wetter, we recommend using all 3, or even 4 inserts. You can also fold the Nap insert into halves (using the snap) in the middle, or fold it into thirds and place it into the "wet zone".
2. Wipeable Shell To Get Extra Nappy Changes!
The nappy shell (i.e. cover) is made with a waterproof material called PUL, meaning it is wipeable on the inside and out. Generally, you will be able to snap out the soiled insert, wipe down the nappy shell and re-use the shell with a clean insert.
- This is handy for our Irish weather as the shell dries much quicker than inserts do. You can also purchase extra insert sets to get a few more nappy-changes out of your nappy
- The Ultimate shell doubles as a perfect reusable swim nappy - simply remove the inserts when you're ready to hit the water! Rinsing the shell after use will prevent degradation of the PUL and extend the life of your nappy.
We do recommend changing the shell if it’s oiled or you’ve used it as an overnight nappy
3. Larger, Adjustable, One-Size Fit ~ 4-18kg
- Still OSFM and adjustable via the front rise and hip snaps but big enough to be used for toilet training
4. Leak-Proof and Maximum Comfort
Monarch’s Ultimate nappies include a few features that allow them to be as leak-proof as possible whilst also ensuring bub's ultimate comfort:
- Double-gussets: You will notice that there are two leg elastics - one that sits closer to the body and one that is further out. The one that sits closer to the body needs to be tucked into the groin area so that there are no red marks. The outer gusset does not need to sit next to the leg. The extra nappy space is designed to accommodate the extra absorbency needed for night-time once you're no longer changing nappies overnight. The extra gusset also provides an extra barrier of protection against leaks and help to contain those unexpected explosions.
- PUL tummy and back flaps: The inserts are designed to snap into the shell under the front and back waterproof flaps, to keep the moisture from sitting against bub's skin (stomach and back) for extended periods of time.
- Thick back elastic: The back elastic is thicker than the usual designs you will find on the market. This is to ensure the nappy sits as trim and as flush as possible against bub's back, to minimise leaks and any discomfort from a thin elastic digging into the back.
Monarch was set up by Kang and Eunica, a Sydney-based couple passionate about making a social and environmental difference! They started Alcmena because they wanted it to be a self-sustaining avenue for real change.
Monarch Donate (a minimum of)10% of all profits to a charity nominated by their customers each year!
”Our nappies are designed in Australia - the features are created by me (Eunica) and the prints are either sourced in-house (i.e. my creative husband, Kang) or by other talented artists. The manufacturing is done ethically overseas in China through companies with whom we have long-standing relationships. We chose this path as it allowed our nappies to be more affordable and available to more families. We are completely transparent about how our nappies are made, so please feel free to ask any questions.
We created Alcmena so we could do our little bit to make the world a better place - profits are nice, but money alone has no lasting impact. It's what you do with it that does.” Eunica
Monarch nappies are sent directly from China to AnniePooh and not to Australia and then on to Ireland!!