CLOTH 101

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WHAT IS MODERN CLOTH?

Cloth diapering is making a come back!  Modern cloth diapers allow you to safely and easily diaper your little one.  Most cloth diapers today are made of an outer waterproof layer (PUL) and inner layers of absorbent materials.

SO, WHY SHOULD I CLOTH DIAPER YOU ASK?

Environmental

Cloth diapers are a great way to limit your carbon footprint!

By using a cloth alternative you will be helping not only keep waste out of landfills but also reducing the amount of harmful chemicals that are produced in the first place to produce disposable diapers.

What about the water used to wash them?  This is a common statement but people often forget to take into account the large amounts of water that go into producing disposable diapers.

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Money Savings

Money factors are another great reason to try out cloth.  Especially at our prices!

To do cloth diapering full time you would need about 15-20 pocket diapers (where the insert goes in the pocket of the diaper and the diaper gets changed full each time) or 6-10 AI2 (all in two) covers/shells and 15-20 inserts.  The AI2 system works by swapping out only the wet insert and re-using the cover (unless it has also become soiled).

Disposable diapers can cost anywhere from $0.14 -0.25 each, or even more!

Let’s do the math:

Initial cost for pocket diapers – $180-240
Initial cost for the AI2 system – $132-260
One month of disposable diapers (based on 10 a day) – $43.40-$77.50

That means your cloth diapers would pay for themselves in few months and last for years as your baby grows!

HOW MANY WILL YOU NEED?

To cloth diaper full time you would want to have enough diapers to only need to wash every 2-3 days.
We recommend the following:
Pocket diapers – 15-20 diapers
AI2 system – 10-12 shells and 2-3 inserts for each shell.

CARING FOR YOUR DIAPERS

​We recommend washing your diapers every 2 days.

1. Remove solids from the diapers (this can be done more easily by using a diaper sprayer or fleece/disposable liners).

2. Start with a cold soak or pre-rinse.  This helps to avoid stains setting in. 

3. Add your detergent (use a detergent with no added fabric softeners) and run a hot wash with a cold rinse.

4. There should be no suds in your wash at the end of the last agitation.

5. Dry your diapers on MEDIUM/LOW HEAT or hang them to dry.

Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions about wash routine.