1. What are the advantages to using cloth diapers ?
First factor is Reusable. Its economical too.
2.How many cloth diapers do I need to get started?
You need to consider the age of your baby. Newborns and infants will use about 10-12 diapers per day while toddlers may need 6-8. Ideally, you would have 15 cloth diapers.
3.How do I wash my cloth diapers?
Washing cloth diapers is really no more difficult than washing regular laundry! If the cloth diaper is wet, toss it into your diaper pail. If the cloth diaper is soiled, rinse it in the toilet, and then put it into the diaper pail. When your pail is full, empty your diapers into your washing machine. Do a warm rinse cycle and then a HOT wash cycle with the FULL recommended amount of detergent. Set washer to large load and use hot water.
4. How can I use cloth diapers when I am outside of my home all day?
All you need is a waterproof wet bag to throw your dirty diapers in for transport home. Please check out our Wetbag in our products list.
5.Is it a lot more work using cloth diapers than using disposables?
It is a little bit more work considering the fact that they have to be laundered. The work involved is not much more than washing an ordinary load of laundry. Certainly, cloth diapers are not as convenient as the use-and-throw disposable diapers but considering the cost savings and positive impact on our environment (and our baby’s bottoms), I’d say, yes, the little bit of
extra effort is certainly worth it.
6. Won’t my baby get diaper rash ?
Actually, it’s been proven time and again that cloth diapered babies have a significantly less incidence of diaper rash. The gel-like chemicals (Sodium Polyacrylate) in disposable diapers absorb the wetness so the parent can’t really tell when the child is wet and soiled. So the child wears the soiled diapers for a longer period of time. Plus, some babies are allergic to Sodium Polyacrylate in the disposables. All these factors are the reasons by babies are MORE likely to get diaper rash in disposables rather than the cotton cloth diapers.
7. How often do I have to change the baby ?
With our fleece lined diapers, the baby remains quite dry, so I normally change my baby after about 3 – 4 hours. Of course, if the baby passes motion, it is imperative that the diaper be changed immediately.
8. Don’t cloth diapers cost a lot of money?
Because the initial outlay of cloth diapers seems like more, many parents mistakenly think that cloth diapers are more expensive to use. We really don’t feel the pinch of buying disposables because its cost normally gets buried under our grocery bills. The cost savings don’t even stop there. If taken care of properly, the cloth diapers can be reused for the subsequent child whereas you have to spend the same amount again for the disposable diapers.
9. What should I start out with if I want to try without investing too much?
Try out our starter bundles which will help you to get introduced with Cloth Diapering.
10. Are cloth diapered babies toilet trained earlier?
In general, yes ! The cloth diapered babies can recognise the wet feeling and will generally have an easier time learning to use the potty