How many diapers will I need? Please see chart above to help in determining your number needs.
Every baby is unique, and it's important that you find the system that is right for you. Our diapers will give you an absorbency of 3-4 hours during the day up to 12 hours overnight, so you can work out how many diapers you will need depending on how often your little one needs changing. Remember that newborns need changing more than older children. The guide is usually that every time you feed your newborn, you change them.
How many inserts do I need? Each Ecobubs pocket comes with 1 full insert. (recommended) Additional inserts and boosters are available for purchase. You may not need to stuff 2 full inserts in for nighttime.
Every baby is different. You may be fine with just 1 insert or 1 insert
paired with a booster. A lot of our customers are saying one insert with a hemp
or bamboo booster is all they need for nighttime. In addition, some customers use only a
booster for a slim daytime look (limited absorbancy).
What equipment do I need to get started? We recommend the following to set-up a home diapering system. *Sold here in our on-line store.
*Diapers, Inserts, and extra nighttime inserts. Use 1 insert for daytime use (Included in your Ecobubs pocket purchase) and up to 2 inserts for nighttime.
*Diaper Shower (recommended) or *biodegradable liners.
*Cloth Diaper Butler (washing tool)
*Hang Drying Rack
*On the Go wet bag
*Diaper Pail Liner
*Cloth Diaper Detergent (Liquid is best or a powder that dissolves instantly like Charlie's.)
-Optional Accessories include boosters, liners, reusable wipes. (You can use cloth wipes or disposable wipes. If you opt to use disposable wipes, you must have an additional small diaper pail next to your changing table to dispose of wipes.)
Is it true I can't use rash ointments or creams while using cloth diapers? Yes and No. Zinc Oxide in particular will build up on your fleece and cause leaks. The fleece layer keeps baby's skin dry by allowing moisture to pass through to the absorbent insert layers beneath. Zinc oxide makes a water barrier so that your baby stays wet as well as allowing urine to leak out of the sides of the diaper. If you use ointments, you must use a diaper liner in most cases. However, we found a fabulous product called *Bum Bum Balm, that is all natural and can be used with cloth diapers. No liners required. (We love it so much we sell it.)
Isn't wool uncomfortable or too hot for warmer temperatures? I also heard it's difficult to launder. Our wool-blend keeps babies cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Wool is known for it's temperature regulating qualities. It is also extremely breathable. We line every diaper with a super soft micro-fleece that sits next to your babies skin. The microfleece is not only soft and cuddly, but it allows moisture to pass through to the absorbent layer, keeping your babies more dry. We use a thin layer of PUL between the fleece and wool-blend. Babies stay dry, cozy, and comfortable. Our wool-blend does not need to be lanolised unlike 100% wool products. The wool-blend fabric is super tough and long lasting. Wash it like you would any other diaper and marvel how it keeps its shape and good looks.
I'm Getting Leaks! What Am I Doing Wrong?
Firstly, check that your diaper is pre-washed before first use, as this prepares them to absorb properly.
Check that you have the right sized diaper. The diaper should fit around the waist and legs snuggly, but not too tight.
Make sure that no clothing is tucked into any part of the diaper.
If you have a moderate to heavy wetter, you may need to boost the diaper with an extra layer of absorbency. We sell boosters in the inserts section of our website.
For night-time, remember we recommend two inserts in our wool pocket diapers for sizes medium and large.
Make sure that you're changing the diapers often enough.
Test whether you have a build-up of washing powder or nappy cream in the fleece. (See wash and care instructions.)
Isn't washing diapers just as environmentally damaging as using disposables?
This is one of the great myths of the disposable vs. cloth debate. Remember, disposables require resources to be manufactured and transported and the use of energy (output of COA2) and natural resources is far greater than washing with environmentally friendly diaper wash. Even if you use just one washable diaper per day you will stop 730 diapers from being disposed of in the landfill. So yes, you can make a difference.