What do I need to get started?
- Approximately 20 nappies
- A large hanging wet-bag or nappy bucket to store dirty nappies
- A medium size wet-bag for out-and-about to store dirty nappies
To switch to cloth fulltime you will need 15-25 nappies if washing every 2 to 3 days. If making a gradual switch, we suggest trying a few nappies first and adding to your stash as and when you wish.
How often do I change the nappy?
Change the nappy as you would a disposable. It all depends on the baby or child, some require changing every 2 hours and others every 4.
How do I use a liner?
Liners are placed on top of the inside of the nappy between the nappy and baby’s bum. They are used to catch any solids that would otherwise stick to the nappy. Biodegradable liners are tossed in the bin or compost.
Have I put the nappy on properly?
After putting the nappy on your baby, observe how it fits around the legs and bum. The leg elastics should fit either on the leg or snug in the crease (If one method doesn't work for you try the other). If you see gaps between the nappy and the skin then the fit should be adjusted. Use the adjustable waist snaps to ensure the nappy fits snuggly around the back and waist.
Can I use rash creams?
Bum and rash creams can impair the absorbency of your nappy. If you chose to use a cream just ensure that you place a liner in the nappy to protect it.
Can I soak the nappies?
NEVER soak the nappies in any type of sterilizing solution or water as this will damage the PUL|TPU waterproof lining as well as interfere with the absorbency of the nappy.
How do I wash the nappies?
Our nappies come with an instruction card on how to wash and care for them. Our washing guide is also available here.
Why do your One-Size nappies say they start at 10lbs?
Although One-Size or Birth-To-Potty nappies suggest they start at 8lbs, most are too big for newborns. So, to stop any confusion, we let you know our nappies fit from approximately 10lbs, (and we say approximately, as babies come in all shapes and sizes).
What is strip-washing?
Strip-washing gets rid of any unwanted smells in your nappies, (which are usually due to detergent and ammonia build up). To get your nappies smelling fresh again:
- Pre-rinse your nappies
- Use a full dose of your usual detergent
- Set on a long cycle, ideally at 60°
- Once complete, do an extra rinse cycle
- Continue doing rinse cycles until there are no suds left in the machine
- Hang out on the line to air and sun out any stains