Cloth Diaper FAQ
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Cloth Diapering :: Where do I start? +-
The most modern style cloth diaper is also our most popular - the Rumparooz One Size Pocket diaper. Our top selling diaper bundles are built out of these high functioning and versatile diapers. Pocket diapers let you buy one set of diapers, once, each diaper has 4 sizes built in and grows with your child. No need to buy multiple sets in various sizes. The Rumparooz One Size Pocket Diaper will fit your child from birth, starting at 6 lbs, all the way through potty training (40+ lbs).
What we recommend ::
1. 18-24 Rumparooz One Size Pocket diaper :: Babies newborn to 9 months old - start with 24 diapers. Babies 9 months and older - start with 18 diapers.
2. 2-3 Wet bags :: You need these to store your dirty diapers in while on the go! Keep a clean one in your diaper bag.
3. 1-2 Pail Liners :: Reusable liner for your diaper pail. Fits most commercially available diaper pails and tall kitchen trash cans.
4. 1-2 Changing Pads :: Oversized, hypoallergenic and a hidden layer of absorbency. Makes a great sheet saver as well.
5. 10 pk of Washable Diaper Liners :: Protect the interior diaper fabric if you need to use diaper cream.
Overnight :: Do I need different cloth diapers for overnight? +-
The short answer is no.
The Rumparooz One Size Pocket diaper is designed to function, as is, from birth through potty training without additions or substitutions. However, babies that are heavy wetters, or sleep 10-12 hours at night, might benefit from a Bamboo or Hemp insert upgrade. Bamboo and Hemp are natural fibers and slightly more absorbent than the microfiber insert that is included with each diaper purchase. However, microfiber absorbs much more quickly. Individually sold diapers also have an upgrade option, so you can buy the diaper with a bamboo or hemp insert, instead of the standard microfiber insert. Bamboo and Hemp inserts are also sold individually.
Another slightly more absorbent option is the Rumparooz OBV (Organic cotton Bamboo Velour). This is the organic version of the original Rumparooz One Size Pocket diaper. The Rumparooz OBV has an organic cotton and bamboo velour interior and comes with the upgraded Bamboo insert as a standard.
For babies that do need a highly absorbent solution for overnight, our most absorbent option is the Ecoposh One Size Fitted and a Rumparooz Diaper Cover. The Ecoposh One Size Fitted is also a pocket diaper and comes with the Bamboo inserts for a total of 10 layers of solid absorbency. Pairing the Ecoposh Fitted with a cover is a workhorse overnight diaper! Ecoposh Fitteds and Rumparooz Diaper Covers are also available in newborn sizes.
My Baby Pees a LOT! +-
Your solution is going to be very similar to the above solution for overnight options.
Babies that pee a lot are sometimes referred to as heavy wetters. Heavy wetters, or babies who sleep 10-12 hours at night, might benefit from a Bamboo or Hemp insert upgrade. Bamboo and Hemp are natural fibers and slightly more absorbent than the microfiber insert that is included with each diaper purchase. However, microfiber absorbs much more quickly. Individually sold diapers also have an upgrade option, so you can buy the diaper with a bamboo or hemp insert, instead of the standard microfiber insert. Bamboo and Hemp inserts are also sold individually.
Another slightly more absorbent option is the Rumparooz OBV (Organic cotton Bamboo Velour). This is the organic version of the original Rumparooz One Size Pocket diaper. The Rumparooz OBV has an organic cotton and bamboo velour interior and some with the upgraded Bamboo insert as a standard.
How do I wash my cloth diapers? +-
1. Cold rinse
2. Hot wash with full scoop of recommended detergent
3. Cool rinse
4. Lay flat to dry or dry on low
Click here to learn more about washing and caring for your cloth diapers.
How should I store my dirty diapers? +-
You can store wet and soiled diapers either in a dry pail, or a wet bag. Storing diapers in a wet pail is not recommended and will void your warranty.
Do I need to prep my diapers? +-
Rumparooz One Size Pocket diapers, and the Microfiber insert it comes with, just need to be washed once before use! The Rumparooz OBV only needs to be washed once before use, BUT the Bamboo insert, that it comes with, will need to be "prepped". Other products made of natural fibers, such as hemp inserts, bamboo inserts and our Ecoposh One Size, Ecoposh Newborn and Ecoposh Training Pants will need to be prepped before use to increase their absorbency. Any products that need to be prepped we expect a 5% shrink.
How to "prep":
- Hot wash (no detergent)
- Tumble dry on High
- Repeat 3-5 times
What about enzymes? +-
We recommend using a detergent that contains enzymes. Enzymes are biodegradable and are used to dissolve protein stains. They also break down the fats and oils in your diaper left behind from your baby using the diaper.
Can I use vinegar, bleach, borax, baking soda or any other laundry additives on my diapers? +-
We do not recommend using any other laundry additives on your diapers. If you feel like your diapers are not getting clean, please contact us so we can help!
I have heard about stripping my diapers. What is that? How often should I do it? +-
Stripping is the process of removing oils from your diapers. If you have used detergent with fabric softener, diaper creams or other kinds of oils, you may need to strip your diapers. Please contact us so we can help you troubleshoot!
Stripping is not something you should have to do often, if ever. If you find yourself needing to strip your diapers often, it may be time to change up your wash and care routine. Please contact us so we can help you find a routine that works for you!
How many diapers do I need? +-
Most parents agree that 24 is a number to aim for. When your child is a newborn, you should expect to change the baby 10 to 12 times a day.
My baby has a rash, can I use diaper cream? +-
Diaper rash while in cloth diapers is not very common. If your child has a persistent rash, you will want to determine the source of the rash and consult your physician. When using diaper cream, we recommend to ALWAYS use a liner to protect your diapers.
What can I do if my diapers have stains? +-
To remove stains, you can lay your diapers in indirect sunlight while wet.
My diapers are leaking! Now what? +-
To help you troubleshoot your leaking diapers, please fill out this this form!
A snap came off my diaper, what do I do now? +-
We can fix that! Please contact us here!
How do I get a great fit on my Rumparooz? +-
Is there a warranty on my diapers? +-
My diaper is not under warranty. Can you still repair it? +-
We will do out of warranty snap repairs, other damage depends on the severity. For snaps, you will only to pay only shipping to and from Kanga Care, the repair itself is free!
How to Use Cloth Diaper Covers +-
Cloth diaper covers are traditionally used with prefold or flat diapers and pinned on baby, or secured with a more modern clip called a "snappi". For older babies, who no longer have loose stools, you can get away with laying a pocket diaper insert directly in the diaper cover, although that is not traditionally how they were designed to be used. Using diaper covers with cloth diapers can require a bit of skill, especially for first-time parents, but you catch on quickly. Read More
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When To Switch From Newborn Diapers +-
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How Much Money Do You Save with Cloth Diapers +-
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What Do I Need for Cloth Diapering +-
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