Cloth Diapers: Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many cloth diapers will I need?

A: Here are our recommendations:

  • 8 to 10 cloth diapers for part-time use of 2-3 per day.

  • 12 to 18 cloth diapers for full-time day use of 4-6 per day.

  • 24 to 30 cloth diapers for full time use both day and night.

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 Q: How do you wash cloth diapers?

A: It’s surprisingly easy once you get started:

  1. Remove solids

    Drop poo in the loo and store the used cloth diaper in a dry pail. 

  2. Pre-wash cycle

    Run a pre-wash cycle 100-140 degrees with mild detergent every 1-2 days. Do not add bleach. This pre-wash removes the majority of soiling and gets your diapers ready for the main-wash. Store diaper in a dry pail until the main wash.

  3. Main-wash cycle

    Run a long main-wash cycle at 100-140 degrees with mild detergent every 2-3 days. Do not add bleach, fabric softener, whiteners, oxidized-bleach, or boosters.

  4. Hang to dry

    Air dry diapers until completely dry in the shade. Hang the crotch of the diaper over the line so the weight of the diaper is evenly distributed. Never hang wet diapers by one side only as this will slacken the elastic. Make sure diaper shells and inserts are completely dry before storing

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Q: How do you use cloth diapers when out and about?

A: All it takes is a little preparation and a couple of accessories including:

  • A wet bag to conceal used diapers until you get home. 

  • A travel change mat to create a hygienic change spot for bubs.

  • And don’t forget the clean diapers and wipes!  

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