How many times do I need to wash my new diapers before using them?
Diapers containing synthetic fabrics (PUL, microfiber, etc) only need to be washed once!
diapers with natural fibers such as hemp, bamboo, or cotton will need
to be washed and dried 5-6 times before use to strip the natural oils
and reach full absorbency.
How often do you restock products?
It depends on the product! If we are out of stock, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we can tell you when a product is expected! Also, if you ‘like’ or
follow us on
we do post when we restock inventory!
What is your return policy?
may return or receive credit for any unwashed, unused, and in original
packaging (if applicable) items within 30 days of original purchase date
for a full refund (less shipping). For used and washed items, we have
the convenient 15 Day Wash program! Try cloth diapers for 15 days on
us. Try, wash, love, or return them for store credit.
For more specific information on our return policy, click HERE.
For more specific information on our 15 Day Wash program, click HERE.
Why does my baby have a diaper rash only when I am using cloth diapers?
are several possible causes for a rash. Often it’s a buildup issue,
either urine or detergent. The first thing to try would be adding MORE
detergent to your wash and see if you can get your diapers cleaner and
remove urine buildup. If that doesn’t work, try stripping your diapers
(according to manufacturer suggestions) and then adding less detergent
or trying a more
you have a consistent rash problem, this may be a specific detergent
irritation issue and you can try switching your diaper laundry
detergent. Sometimes (however rarely) babies develop an irritation to a
specific fabric against their skin, so trying a different fabric type
might help too! Remember, wet diapers can contribute to rashes, so make
sure to change your baby when they are wet.
you find that you need to use any sort of
we recommend to
ALWAYS use a
. Otherwise creams can coat your diapers, making your
cloth diapers repel liquid. Place the liner between the cream on your
baby's behind and the inner of the cloth diaper. There are tons of
liners on our website including flushable and disposable types. Even if a
cream is "Cloth Diaper Safe" - it is still advised to use a liner.
manufacturer is different with care recommendations for diapers, so
please feel free to contact us so we can help you figure out the best
there is any question to whether a rash might be due to yeast or other
medical issue, please contact your family physician!**
What type of detergent should I use on my cloth diapers?
manufacturer has different washing directions and warranties for their
diapers, including which detergents are allowed and recommended. The
general rule of thumb is to use a
that is free of any
additives, scents, bleach, and fabric softener. “Free and Clear”
detergents are not recommended, as they often have additional cleaning
agents in them that can cause buildup. We have had great success using
, Rockin Green,
Others that can be found at various local stores are Arm and Hammer for
Sensitive Skin Free of Dyes and Perfumes, Tide Original liquid (not
Ultra) and Planet detergent.
How often should I wash the diapers?
works best to
every 1-3 days. Any longer and you will have a big
pile of stinky diapers! Washing frequently can help prevent smell issues
How do I remove the poop stains from my cloth diapers?
proper care, your diapers should not have too many poop stains. You can
help prevent them by using a liner as well! The sun is your best friend
when it comes to stain fighting! Simply lay or hang your (still wet)
diapers in the sun for a great whitening effect - a 100% natural bleach.
recommend using bleach, stain removers, borax, Bac-Out,
Biokleen, or Oxy-Clean.
I’m new to cloth diapering. What do I need to start?
Welcome to the world of cloth diapers! The number of diapers you need
ultimately depends on the age of the baby and how long you want to go
between washings. Newborns can go through as many as 12-15 per day, so
having 24-36 diapers on hand is usually a good number, to allow you to
go 2-3 days between washing. As babies get older and start sleeping
longer periods at night, toddlers often only require between 5 and 8
diapers per day. We have several
that might help you get your stash started! You also need something to put those dirty dipes in --
there are many great options including
to match your baby’s room)! Many people also invest in a
for when baby starts solids or for formula-fed babies.
These work great to reduce staining and stink issues! Also, many
people who cloth diaper use
as well so everything can be
tossed into the dirty pail and washed together. If you’re local to
Madison, WI you might want to check out our free
Cloth Diapering 101
What are the benefits of natural fibers over synthetic?
fibers can be great, as they are all natural and many people prefer to
have a natural material against their baby’s skin. Also many natural
fibers are very trim and absorbent as well as being anti-microbial.
Wool, for instance, is naturally moisture resistant and reduces odors!
Some of the disadvantages of natural fibers are that they will not have
the wicking qualities that many synthetic materials offer. They can also
be heavier and more pricey.
fabrics also have a lot of advantages! They are often a lighter
material and much less expensive. They can also wick moisture away from
the skin, making baby feel dry and more comfortable, and in turn reduce
What cloth diapering methods work for newborns?
’ diapers boast that they fit from newborn to potty
training, a sized diaper often works the best for those little tiny
infants. Many people opt to use
for the first few
months, especially since newborns go through so many diapers! Other
options (if you are not so keen about folding prefolds) are sized
, or an option with sized inserts.
Some of the most popular newborn cloth diapers are the
Kissaluvs Fitted diapers size 0
Best Bottom system with small
, and the
Using a one size diaper on a newborn under 10-12lbs can occasionally
cause excess bulk, leaking, and size issues. That being said, every baby
fits differently into every cloth diaper!
What do I do about nighttime cloth diapering? My baby is an extremely heavy wetter!
is a must when baby starts wetting heavily through the
night! This can come with some trial and error. For
adding an extra layer (or three) can be all the difference! Hemp and
bamboo are very trim and are super absorbent, so these inserts are a
great thing to have on hand for those wet nights.
also great. They have so much absorbency and when paired with a
, work awesome! Mother-ease Sandy’s Fitteds,
, and the
Kiwi Pie fitteds
are some of the top
sellers! If you are using the
Best Bottom diapers
paired with a stay dry or hemp/cotton insert is another great option!
I have defective product- do I contact you or the manufacturer?
manufacturers require us to refer any defects to them directly, so that
they are made aware of any production errors. If you would rather get
the problem resolved through us, please feel free to
will be glad to help! You can also email us at email@example.com for any manufacturer's contact information and your proof of purchase from us if needed.
I have a HE washer, what do I need to do differently?
an HE washer the amount of water is limited to the weight of the
laundry load. This often means that cloth diapers don’t get the amount
of water necessary to get clean, since they are so absorbent and soak up
water that is meant to wash them! You can trick your machine into
adding more water by adding a wet towel to your load. Make sure your
washer is always set on the highest water setting as well and that you
only use HE specific detergent.
Help! My diaper leaks every time!
sure your diaper has been prepped correctly, then check the fit -- is
it gapping in the legs or waist? Is the inside fully tucked in? Is
there any smell (indicating buildup)? Is there repelling? You can test
for repelling by pouring some water on your diaper, then pressing
gently with your fingers. If the water isn’t absorbed immediately, you
may have buildup on your diapers causing them to repel and leak. With
many of these issues, stripping your diapers will be the best solution.
For instructions on how to strip your diapers, click
. Feel free
to email us for troubleshooting help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is my baby getting red marks from the diapers? Are they on too tightly?
not! Your baby would let you know if he/she was uncomfortable! ;)
Red marks most often aren’t a big deal, I promise -- you probably get
red marks from your socks or undergarments that don’t cause any issues,
right? A too-loose diaper can leak!
What do you do with the poop?
your baby is fed only breastmilk, their poop is completely water
soluble and will wash out just like yogurt! No removal required before
washing! Once baby starts solids/formula, we suggest using a
or other method to remove the poop from the diapers
before washing to avoid stains or buildup.
Frugal Diapering Tip:The initial investment of a diaper sprayer may seem like a lot, but it saves money in the long run over disposable liners.
What do you do with the diapers when you are out and about?
people will bring along a
. You can roll up the diaper and put
it right in. The
Planet Wise Wet/Dry bag
is great because you can keep
the clean diapers and wipes in the dry pocket then once they are used
transfer them to the wet pocket.
What is the deal with wool diaper covers?
Wool is an
amazing fiber. It is absorbent, insulating, and breathable. These characteristics make it an excellent choice for a
, or even other covered diapers as an
emergency back-up. It is worth noting that wool covers will
'compression wick' -- if the cover is saturated and baby sits/lies on it
you may feel dampness. The thickness of the wool and the absorbency of
the diaper, along with changing frequently will all help to avoid
compression wicking. Wool cannot contain a true leak (such as over
underwear) if there is too much volume. Wool is only as effective as
the diaper underneath it -- but the combination of waterproofness,
absorbency, and breathability make it an excellent choice for a cloth
is different than washing the rest of your cloth diapers.
need to be handwashed in a
containing lanolin. They should
not be put through a dryer as they will felt and possibly shrink or lose
stretch. The bonus of wool, however, is that it is antimicrobial and
can go for up to two weeks of use (as long as no poo gets on it) between
When is the best time to be fitted for a nursing bra?
best time to be fitted is around three to four weeks after you have
given birth. Right after you have the baby your milk will come in and it
is usually within those couple weeks that everything stabilizes. Some
women won’t change in size at all, and some can fluctuate between
several cup sizes.
What do most people wear post-partum/ the few weeks after the child's birth as far as nursing gear?
individuals will choose
although we do
have a large selection of
that will have enough variation to wear
just after birth.
How do swim diapers work?
are meant to fit snugly and hold in poop ONLY. They are not
meant to be absorbent because if they absorbed water from a pool or lake
they would become a weight and pull your baby down! Can I make my own cloth wipe solution?
This recipe can be used on even the most sensitive skin!