First off you could spend countless hours researching cloth diapers and still feel overwhelmed by the idea, but save your self the time and stress!
We can help! You can take our Cloth 101 class and get all the info you need to get started or set up a one on one consult or party with your friends.
Here are some basics... Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our products or services. We are here to help along your cloth diapering journey.
Basic Diaper Lingo:
AIO: all in one
OS: one size
Pocket: inserts go into a pocket creating a stray dry barrier & you can control absorbency
Fitted: A natural fiber(breathable/organic) diaper that requires a cover or wool
Hybrid: a diaper with cloth & disposable options
Prefold: old school square of cotton you can tri-fold into a cover or stuff in a pocket diaper
How many diapers do I need?
On average you need 24-36 diapers depending on which type you use & age of baby. Babies over 6+months could get by with 12-18 , remember its never to late to start!
Many diaper brands have the option to purchase in discount packages when ordering 4 or more diapers.
1.Prewash(about half scoop detergent)
2.Heavy Duty Hot Wash(with full amount for heavy soiled load)
3.Dry in dryer or on a line. (line drying helps with stains and also better for shells & wetbags)
*If you are breastfeeding(organic and water soluble) just roll that diaper up and toss it into the wet pail. Once baby is eating real food you can get a diaper sprayer or flushable liners to get rid of the poop before tossing into your wet bag.
Use a good cleaning detergent.. NOTE: natural or plant based detergents will require 1.5-2 times the amount of detergent
*Never use fabric softeners, diaper creams that contain plant oils or petroleum or dryer sheets. This will cause your diapers to repel vs absorb due to clogged pores!
How often do I wash?
NEW diapers must be “prepped” which means washed and dried. You do not need to follow the 3 cycle rule in this case. Just wash and dry!
On average 3-4 times per week. Washing Diapers every 2-3 days to keep them at their best.(remember..prewash, heavy duty wash, dry)