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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Directions For Use

Our diapers are pocket diapers; the microfiber insert is used inside between the outer later and the microfleece. Microfibre should never be used against your baby; it is highly absorbent and can dry out baby’s skin. After laundering, hold the insert at one end and pull it all the way into the pocket. While removing your hand smooth out the insert so it is flat against the outer cover. Ensure the insert is covered by the microfleece, and either fold in half and store for use or put it on your baby.
Your one size diaper comes with three rise settings: small, medium and large. Small is when the bottom three snaps are attached to the top three rise snaps. Medium is when the middle and top snaps are together. Large is when none of the rise snaps are attached.
The three top snaps include two waist and one hip snap (lower snap). When you bring the diaper around baby’s legs let the elastic stretch a little and then attach the hip snap snugly to the lower row of snaps. After attaching both hip snaps, attach waist snaps snugly. If the fabric between the hip snaps is pulling it may be too tight. You should be able to fit 1 or 2 fingers into the waist on the diaper, if you use disposables, the fit at the waist should be similar.
If you find baby has red marks on their legs check around their legs that the diaper is sitting in the creases of their legs. Otherwise the diaper may be too tight in the hips.  If you are experiencing leaks the diaper may be too lose in the hip area or not sitting in the crease of their legs.
Cloth diapers generally need to be changed every 2-3 hours; you can increase absorbency by adding an extra insert inside the pocket for sleeping or long car rides.  
After you remove the diaper from baby, remove the insert, un-snap rise snaps, and store both in a wet/dry bag for laundering.
Liners can be used on top of microfleece to assist in solid waste removal. Unless otherwise directed on liner packaging, unsoiled liners should be thrown into the garbage.

Cloth Diaper Care

We recommend washing your diapers 2-3 times before first use
No matter how beautiful your baby is, some funky things will come out of them. To keep your diapers looking and smelling their best we recommend the following care tactics:
  • ·         Rinse diapers on cold rinse cycle first to avoid setting stains (without detergent)
  • ·         Add detergent (*see below for info on detergent) and run on Hot/Cold or Hot/Warm wash
  • ·         After wash is complete run another cold rinse cycle to ensure all detergent is rinsed out
  • ·         Hang to dry or machine dry on medium heat 
DO NOT use any fabric softener or bleach on your diapers!
A pre-rinse may be required for poopy messes, usually not for babies that are exclusively breast fed. Diaper sprayers can be purchased or you can just use the wash tub. Solids should be flipped or scraped into the toilet prior to storing in a wet/dry bag. DO NOT store your dirty diapers in water, this is dangerous for children, unsanitary and can cause premature wear on your diapers. Do not store soiled diapers in a wet/dry bag for more than 2-3 days.
Separate cover and insert before washing.
For easy stain removal, after laundering, let your covers and inserts sunbathe! The sun is a natural stain remover and sanitizer.
A few helpful hints I’ve learned along the way:
  • ·         Old toothbrushes are great for coaxing the messes out of the leg elastic gatherings!
  • ·         For your final rinse, take out any wet bags or pail liners. They don’t need the extra rinse but they can hold lots of water inside them and away from your diapers!