Aren't cloth diapers a thing of the past? TOP
Cloth diapering is making a major comeback! The diapers used today have come a long way since our grandmothers' time. People are choosing to use cloth diapers over disposables for many reasons. Check out our "Why Cloth?" page.
How many cloth diapers do I need? TOP
The average newborn will go through 10-15 diapers a day. An older baby will most likely need about 8 or slightly less a day. So, you should have enough diapers on hand to get you through at least a couple of days unless you don’t mind doing the laundry more frequently.
Confused and still not sure about cloth diapering or which system to go with it? TOP
Please schedule a consultation. It is free of charge and well worth your time (NO obligations for purchase). We also offer cloth diaper rentals, which is a really great option for the newborn phase as well as for an older baby. It will give you an opportunity to see, touch and use each diaper in order to get the right fit for you and your baby.
How does the diaper rental program work? TOP
We have newborn rentals as well as older baby “try-it-out” rentals.
Newborn rental package: You will receive 24 newborn FuzziBunz cloth diapers, a diaper pail liner, laundry detergent and 24/7 rapid email support. This package can be rented for a minimum of 60 days. This package saves you money since you don’t have to buy a lot of diapers that your baby will quickly outgrow during those first few months.
Are the cloth diapers used in the rental packages new or used? TOP
Both. You will find that they are mostly used but there will be new ones rotated in as necessary. Any diaper found to have a stain or look worn will be retired immediately. As a general rule, the diapers used in the newborn rental package will only be used by a total of four babies before being retired. Before the diapers are rented to another baby, they will be professionally sanitized and hand inspected by us. If the idea of "used" diapers is getting to you...please remember that millions of babies have shared diapers in the past as many people used diaper services.
Is it safe to clean my diapers at home? TOP
Absolutely. You will want to make sure you use a detergent that does not produce any build up on the diaper, because this will cause them to not get properly cleaned and eventually may even smell. And, most diaper manufacturers warn against using bleach, fabric softeners and dryer sheets or their warranties are void. We recommend one of the following detergents: Rockin Green Soap, Charlie’s Soap, Eco’s (Free and Clear Liquid), and Mountain Green (Free and Clear).
There are different methods out there, but this is the one that we recommend to all of our customers. Basically, run a cold rinse cycle without any detergent, then one hot wash/cold rinse cycle with your detergent and another cold rinse (if you have this option available on your machine). Dry on medium heat for 50-60 minutes or hang out to dry in the sunshine (the best method to get tough stains out).
How do I store my dirty diapers? TOP
Dirty diapers can be stored in any diaper pail, trash can or wet bag. The pail can be lined with a washable liner so on wash day you never have to touch anything icky. You should shake off any number two in the toilet prior to putting it in the pail/wet bag. If your baby is exclusively breastfed, this step is usually not necessary.
How can I prevent leaking during the night? TOP
First of all, please ensure that the diaper is fitting correctly. The best option is to use a pocket style diaper (including the insert) and adding a prefold to act as a doubler.
What diaper creams are safe to use on cloth diapers? TOP
Many popular diaper creams/ointments that contain zinc oxide should NOT be used on cloth diapers. Using them will cause the diaper to loose absorbancy and stain it. A safe cream to use is Magic Stick.
How do I get stains out of my cloth diapers? TOP
The best thing you can do is spray a little lemon juice on the stains and set them out in the sunshine. You will be amazed!
Also, see the answer to "My diapers are funky - help me?!"
My diapers are funky - help me?! TOP
Rockin Green Soap to the rescue! This stuff totally rocks and is the new craze in the cloth diapering community.
First time user: To get rid of build up of minerals and left over detergent do the following:
1. Fill your washer with hot water and 3 Tbsp of Rockin Green, along with your diapers.
2. Let it soak for approximately 30-60 minutes. Then launder as usual, skipping the soap. If you have a HE machine, you may have to consult your manual for instructions.
*Tip: Repeat this process anytime you need a good deep-cleaning. If your diapers have excessive buildup or residue, it may take a few soaks (or overnight) to get them in good condition.