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Here is a list of essential items to start off right!

20 to 25 cloth diapers
To go on cloth diapers full time, you will need between 20 and 25 cloth diapers, depending on the amount of laundry loads you will do. Since your baby needs to be changed about 7 to 9 times a day during the first month after birth, a minimum of 20 diapers is strongly recommended.

Liners (approximately 1 roll per month)
These liners are a must! They help separate the faeces from the diaper before putting it in the laundry. Liners are disposable, which permits easy faeces elimination. You will need to add one liner per diaper.

Additional information: if you breastfeed only, you can limit the liners usage since the faeces are water soluble. However, as soon as you start feeding your baby meals or formulas, you have to separate the faeces before washing the diapers.

Wet bag (4 - 5 total)
Travel bags are very useful for out-of-the-house activities and day care. You will need 2 to 3 travel bags to start with (for your outings), then about 4 to 5 to bring your baby's belongings daily at day care.

Bag for dirty diapers
This bag is useful to store away your dirty diapers in between laundry loads. You can wash the diapers every 2 to 3 days.

Detergent
Many detergents do the job. What you need to know:

1- Do not use baby wash detergents (this detergent isn’t strong enough to clean the diapers effectively).

2- Do not use fabric softeners or detergents that contain a fabric softener (to keep the diaper absorbency intact).

Considering that a newborn baby will be changed about 7 to 8 times a day, an average of 20 to 25 washable nappies is recommended. Then, growing up, 20 nappies will be enough, because the child will need to be changed less often.

We have been doing business with the same supplier in China since our inception over six years ago. We visited the facilities in 2016 as well as in 2019 for research and development.

We are proud to work with passionate people who work extremely well and in whom we have complete trust. Initially tested and approved by our two boys, we then, with the help of our customers, made improvements to our products over time. Do not worry - although our nappies are made in China, we have made sure to offer you the best quality possible. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we will be happy to share our experience with you.

 

Making washable nappies as accessible as possible is the first objective we set ourselves when building our business. To be able to offer our products at this price, it’s impossible to make them at home. Our very competitive prices are due to the fact that there is no intermediary between our supplier based in China and us. In addition, we spend very little money on advertising and rely more on word of mouth.

1- Wash the nappies

Washing the nappies (nappies and inserts) allows you to get rid of the sewing threads. Thereafter, you can wash the inserts two more times (drying between each wash) to make them more absorbent.

2- Detergent

Using the right detergent will make the difference. Your detergent should not contain fabric softener. In addition, you should use the maximum recommended quantity of detergent. Do not use baby detergent, as it is not concentrated enough to wash the nappies properly.

3- Find a good storage solution

Close the velcro tabs after use. Place soiled nappies in a laundry basket or a wet bag for soiled nappies. Wash the nappies every 2-3 days. Do not soak or rinse nappies during this process as they should remain as dry as possible. If you rinse your nappies, you should hang them to air dry and wash them within the following 24 hours. A good storage solution should leave no odour.

 

Unfortunately, we are an online business with no storefront. Our very competitive prices and our satisfied customers are proof of success. If you are unsure that you want a full set of cloth diapers, we suggest purchasing our Trial Kit. That’s an easy way to try our diapers and let yourself be convinced!


It is recommended to wash and dry the inserts up to 2-3 times before their first use, this allows the fabric to gain maximum absorption and to clean them from sewing threads that would have remained stuck during manufacturing. The more the inserts are washed, the more they will become absorbent. You can have a look at our maitenance section for more information.

AFTER USE

Close the velcros on their flaps after use. Place soiled diapers in a laundry basket or a wet-bag for soiled diapers. If you rinse your diapers, you should hang them to air dry and wash them within the following 24 hours. Note that it is not necessary to remove the inserts before washing our diapers, they will come out automatically due to the double opening pocket.

WASHING

Use a soap that does not contain fabric softener. Also, do not use baby detergents that are not concentrated enough to properly wash the diapers. A good washing routine will help maintain the absorbency of the inserts.

Rinse with cold water before the wash cycle and then wash with warm or hot water according to your preferences.

DRYING

We recommend using the dryer to dry the inserts, diapers and covers the vast majority of the time. This step tightens the threads and “reseals” the Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) that covers the outer fabric (the waterproof membrane). Be careful to not to manipulate them when they are hot and not to overdry them! You can also lay your diapers flat to dry. You may occasionally hang your inserts and diapers outdoors to dry them since the sun is a whitening agent and has antibacterial properties butplease note that hanging your diapers and covers outside can dry the rubber bands (elastics) and wear them out prematurely in which case the warranty is no longer applicable.

All the nappies we sell contain an insert pocket. This means that you must place one or two inserts inside it, depending on your baby's needs. As you may have noticed, each of our washable nappies has two openings to place the inserts. It may seem trivial, but this second opening is very practical; it allows you to put the entire nappy in the washing machine without having to remove the inserts. These two openings will allow the insert to come out during washing. No need to touch the soiled insert!

Our two openings were created to make it easier to wash and to position the insert.

Our pocket nappies also have a double elastic along the thighs for better waterproofing.

The all-in-one nappy is a winning recipe because it includes an opening on the back to add more inserts for better absorption, and also comes with a booster. This booster has a drying effect on the top as well as a soft grey stay-dry cloth interior for baby’s skin. It is made of one layer of microfibre and four layers of bamboo (absorbs 192ml).

The AI1 (all-in-1) nappy has two gussets, which increases protection against leaks. It provides a precise fit thanks to the four rows of poppers located at the front of the nappy.

In addition, the inner lining of the AI1 is made of one layer of microfibre and three layers of bamboo (absorbs up to 177ml of liquid).

"La Petite Ourse" washable diapers can be used overnight. All you need is a night time insert. It is absorbent enough that you can use the same diapers by simply changing the insert inside. The night time insert is made of two layers that can be attached together using snaps.

You can get this night insert here.

Our trifold has been designed to overcome frequent leaks due to a lack of absorption. This insert has two parts that can be used together or separately depending on your baby's needs.

Made of three thicknesses of bamboo as well as a microfibre booster, our trifold is practical and hyper absorbent (absorbs up to 650ml of liquid).

You can get this insert here.

Several reasons can explain the leaks. Here are some tips that can help you fix the problem.

SOAP

First, make sure you use the right amount of soap. Putting a soap that contains fabric softener can reduce absorption.

After a certain period of use, the layers may have become engorged with residues found in the water, even if you have used them properly.

In the two previous cases, it is recommended to wash the diapers with lukewarm water without using soap until you no longer see bubbles during the washing cycle.

SIZE

If you adjust the diaper size because you think baby has grown up, watch for leakage. Your adjustment may not be adequate.

SHEET

A bamboo liner that sticks out of the diaper can cause baby's clothes to get wet.

TRAVELING

Most leaks happen while baby is seated or compressed in their car seat. If you have to be on the road for a while, be sure to change your baby shortly before going out. You can also add an extra insert to the diaper.

INSERT

Each of our diapers comes with two inserts. When baby is small, one insert can be enough but if leaks start to be more frequent, it's time to add a second insert to the diaper!

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We don't have training pants, but many parents choose to use swim diapers for potty training.

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