Diaper Knowledge

Basic Information of The Diapers

If you purchase our diapers for the first time, we kindly suggest that you order a sample before you order a large quantity.

Elf Diaper Store is best known for its own produced standard diapers and diaper inserts. They are pocket diaper, diaper cover, and AIO diaper.

Pocket Diapers are made up of three completely different layers. The waterproof outer material is sewn to an inner "Stay Dry" material; together those two layers form a pocket that is stuffed with the third layer, in which allows you to insert an absorbent insert. Pocket Diaper is always the best choice for mothers who have never used cloth diaper or someone are afraid of trouble because those diapers can be used as easily as a disposable diaper. There are 3 rows of adjustable snaps that allows for 3 different size M/S/L. The pocket diaper is eco-friendly and skin-friendly. The pocket diaper has 3 rows of snaps which can fit your baby better. The elaborate design makes it for useful to fit different baby size. A Diaper Cover is consisted of a waterproof shell that are made from polyurethane laminate (PUL) or thermoplastic laminate (TPU). Elf diaper cover is waterproof and remains breathable, pliable, and very skin-friendly to baby's skin. It is adjustable that you can resize to fit your baby well. Designed with advanced leak-proof protection, it will work effectively and will not hurt babies' legs. Elf diaper cover works with SD bamboo inserts and SD microfiber inserts, which keeps superior water absorption.

All-in-one Cloth Diapers (AIO) are a complete cloth diapering system. Elf Diaper AIO Cloth Diapers are the easiest diapers to use. They are the all-in-one diapers with absorbent insert sewn-in that diaper cover is not needed. AlO diaper is one size that fits all because they are adjustable to fit newborn infants to toddlers from birth to potty training. It is 7-layer water-tight diaper. There are 2 layer of suede cloth, 3 layers of microfiber and 2 layers of bamboo cotton. The AIO diapers are reusable and washable. When you wash them, please do not wash them with other clothes together.

Advisable Wash Method and Temperature

   New items such as pocket diapers, diaper covers had better be washed before use. and inserts and items made from microfiber or bamboo only need a quick wash less than 30 Celsius. (Less than 86 Fahrenheit) Please wash diaper and the insert separately.

Some Tips for Washing Soiled Diapers

It is convenient for you to wash the soiled diapers clean. The soiled diapers shall be washed

after separating the inserts from the diapers. You had better remove dirty waste before placing them in pail. When washing the diapers, only water and detergent are available and other additives shall be avoided.

Some tips to deal with the soiled diapers

The diaper pail provides a truly good place for the soiled place.

Many people are used to storing the soiled diapers in the wet bag or diaper pail directly.  The diapers will not be dealt with until the laundry day. In order to get the best results of laundry, it is a good choice to use a disposable diaper liner or a diaper sprayer. This is a recommendation that you can consider about.

Diaper Sprayers is extremely useful, which makes you able to remove most of the stain and reducing to make a mess when employing the dunking method.

How to store your soiled diapers until laundry day effectively? There are high-quality wet bags that we highly recommend to you. Not only are these wet bags in large capacity and high quality, but they are designed with fashion prints. Placed in the wet bags where is dry enough, the soiled diapers are reasonably handled waiting for the laundry day without rapid bacterial breeding in wet pails.

You will love these wet bags once you have used them with the fact that they are practical and durable.

Pay Attention to Some Information about LEAKING

The two following aspects are involved with leaking.

(1) Size

Leaking is associated with diaper size. The diapers can be adjusted to fit baby's size well. If a diaper is too big for baby without adjusting it, it will leak. The inserts can't absorb effectively if they are too narrow, and the diapers will leak from the edges. This is an important factor that may cause leaking. If you are disturbed by leaking, please try to check the size and then adjust it. How to make sure the diaper is right for your child, you should be able to slide one finger easily under the elastic areas of the back and legs. Usually it’s too loose if you can slide three fingers effortlessly.

(2) Absorbency

Prewashing the diapers is a necessary step. It's better to wash the new diapers with good detergent before usage that will get better effect of absorbency.

There are different kinds of diapers inserts which contains different ability of absorbency. The absorbency also depends on the material of the inserts. In addition, leaking may happen when the inserts are not flat when you put the diapers on your baby. Making sure that the inserts are flat reduces leakage to a certain extent. We suggest that you put the insert properly about one inch below the top edge of the diaper, which avoids wetness from the edge of the diaper. If you are experience the leaking from the tabs, it means that it's time to remove the insert and the diaper. Leaking may also be caused if you have used detergent with additives foe a long time.  

How to do deep-cleaning of your diapers?

Nobody likes to use the diapers with disgusting smell, therefore doing deep-cleaning of diapers is essential. At first, we need to consider about the water.

Since hard water has high minerals content contrasted with soft water, it might give rise to the odorous smell of diapers if not do thorough cleaning. Detergents is the material that you will use as you clean the diaper, but it is not able to get the best result in hard water. Therefore, separate water softener is suggested that is no harm to the diapers.

Please keep in mind that drying diapers is indispensable after washing. It is a good choice to sun the diapers and inserts. It's widely acknowledged that sun is good at sterilization, which is safer for usage.

When leaking happens, try to find the cause of leaking first and then determine whether you need to clean the diapers. 

Knowing about Diaper Rash

Diaper rashes is a symptom that implies some problem. There are many factors that might cause diaper rashes. If you find that your baby has diaper rash, consulting with a pediatrician at the first time to make sure the causes of the symptom and get the most professional advices. Then you can determine the best way to deal with this situation.

 Currently, studies have shown that about 5% babies of using cloth diapers suffer diaper rashes, while about 50% babies of using disposable diaper have diaper rash. Disposable diapers are made from plastics, which are not skin-friendly enough and may cause diaper rash because of weak breathability. Compared with disposable diaper, cloth diaper is made up from skin-friendly fabric and are eco-friendly to the environment.

 There is a symptom called allergic contact dermatitis, caused by the situation where babies are allergic to the chemicals in disposable diapers. It does not mean that only wearing disposable diapers may cause diaper rashes. Rashes can also occur when wearing cloth diaper due to allergy to the bacterial, residue, detergent remains or rarely allergy to the diaper fabric itself.

  To prevent from diaper rashes, changing the diapers frequently is a effective way refrain long-time wetness, what is always a key factor of diaper rashes because babies are sensitive to the bacterial brought by continuous wetness. In addition, changing diapers also provide chance for babies to be exposed to the fresh air.

One thing to remember is that disinfection is needed when rashes occur. This procedure can decrease the risk of infecting rashes again and ensure the safety of your babies.

How to disinfect your diapers effectively?

(1) Washing diapers by hot water after dealt with by cold water, because hot water can kill much bacteria to ensure safety.

(2) Whether using vinegar or not relies on the types of diapers you use. Vinegar provides a choice to kill bacterial of diapers, but you need to control the dosage of it without using too much.

(3) What has been mentioned by several times is exposing to sunshine, due to the fact that sun the diapers helps to kill the material effectively.

When diaper rashes or other skin reactions occur, try to find the causes of it.

Many babies are sensitive to the detergent residue so you can wash the diapers in hot water without detergent to check whether the adverse skin reaction is brought by this or not. If there are some skin reactions that you cannot how to deal with it, consult a pediatrician or family doctor who will provide you the professional advice and treatment, because they are expert.

Answers to Some Questions about Diapers

1. How many do I need to buy?

Determining how many diapers you need. In general, newborn babies need to be change diapers 10-12 times a day. Babies of 2-3 months need to change diapers 6-10 times a day. You need to do laundry wash at least every 3 days. Cloth diapers are different from disposables diapers, so they need to be changed about every 2 hours during the day. In addition, one insert is needed during day time, while 2-3 inserts are needed for night. There is a reference and you can adjust it according to specific situation. You can refer to it to determine how many pieces of diapers and insert you need to have.

Age Recommended quantity
0 to 4 M 20 - 24 diapers
4 to 10M 16 - 20 diapers
10M + 12 - 16 diapers


2. What do I need to add when doing laundry washing?

Less is more. Do not add extras randomly when doing laundry wash. It is most appropriate to use the detergent for diapers which is safe enough.

3. Do I need to use the dryer?

Different people have different opinions about drying the diapers. There is no doubt that using dryer is a good way to protect the function of the diaper. We suggest that you use the dryer to check the effect of it.

4. How do I adjust the diapers?

There are 3 rows of adjustable snaps that allows for 3 different size M/S/L. You can adjust the size by using different snaps on the front of the diaper according to the size of babies that makes the diaper fit your little ones well.

The diapers work with inserts, and the inserts need to be place flat to avoid the leaking. How can I tell if the diaper is adjusted to fit my baby properly?



To check whether the diaper fits your baby properly, picking up your baby’s legs and observe the edges of the diaper. It might be too loose if you can slide three fingers into the diaper, and too tight if hard to slide only one finger. Remember to notice the relative position of insert and back elastic when babies stand up. If the insert is higher than back elastic, open the snaps and adjust it.