Frequently Asked Questions

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About Cloth Diapers

  • What are cloth diapers?

    Cloth diapers are reusable, washable alternatives to disposable diapers. They are made of various materials such as cotton, bamboo, hemp, or microfiber and come in a variety of shapes and styles.

  • Why use cloth diapers?

    Cloth diapers can be a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective option compared to disposable diapers. They also come in a range of cute and stylish designs, and some people find them more comfortable for their babies.

    For more reasons, please refer to Why We Choose Cloth Diapers: A Parent’s Perspective

  • How many cloth diapers do I need?

    The number of cloth diapers you need depends on your individual lifestyle and schedule. A general estimate is to have around 24-36 cloth diapers for full-time use. This allows for washing every 2-3 days and having a few clean ones available at all times.

    In short, multiply the number of days you plan to go between diaper washes by the number of diapers your baby will use in a day.

    Newborn (0-3 months): 12-14 diapers / day
    Infant (3-9 months): 10-12 diapers / day
    Baby (9-18 months): 8-10 diapers / day
    Toddler (18 months and up): 6-8 diapers / day

  • Can I use cloth diapers on a newborn?

    Yes, you can use cloth diapers on a newborn. All our cloth diapers that are one size fit all and suitable for newborns. We also have some small size diapers for newborns.

  • Can I use cloth diapers while traveling?

    Yes, you can use cloth diapers while traveling. You can pack a small number of cloth diapers and a wet bag for storing dirty diapers. Some cloth diaper users prefer to use disposable diapers while traveling for convenience.

  • Are cloth diapers more expensive than disposable diapers?

    The initial investment in cloth diapers can be higher than for disposable diapers, but over time, cloth diapers can be more cost-effective. It’s estimated that a baby will use between 2,500 and 3,000 disposable diapers before being potty-trained, while the cost of Elf Diaper cloth diapers is typically around $100 to $200.
  • Are cloth diapers safe for sensitive skin?

    Cloth diapers can be a good choice for babies with sensitive skin, as they are free from harsh chemicals and fragrances. However, it’s always a good idea to check the materials and detergents you’re using to ensure they don’t cause skin irritation.

  • How do I transition from disposable diapers to cloth diapers?

    The transition from disposable to cloth diapers can take some time and patience.

    It’s recommended to start with a small stash of cloth diapers, you can purchase 2-3 sets of diapers to try out before you make a larger investment in them.

  • Why use cloth diapers?

    Cloth diapers can be a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective option compared to disposable diapers. They also come in a range of cute and stylish designs, and some people find them more comfortable for their babies.

    For more reasons, please refer to Why We Choose Cloth Diapers: A Parent’s Perspective

    • How do I prepare cloth diapers for use?

      Cloth diapers typically need to be washed several times before they are ready to use. This helps to increase absorbency and remove any residues from the manufacturing process.
    • How often should I wash cloth diapers?

      It is recommended to wash cloth diapers every 2-3 days to prevent odors and buildup of ammonia. If you have a small stash of diapers, you may need to wash them more frequently.
    • How do I clean cloth diapers?

      Cloth diapers can be cleaned by washing them in a machine using a cloth-diaper-specific detergent. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the diapers remain in good condition. Some people choose to use a diaper service that picks up soiled diapers and returns clean ones.

    • How often do I need to change a cloth diaper?

      It’s recommended to change a baby’s cloth diaper every 2-3 hours, or as soon as possible when it’s soiled.

    • What type of detergent is best for washing cloth diapers?

      A cloth-diaper-specific detergent is recommended, as regular detergents can leave residues that can cause diaper rash or reduce the effectiveness of the diapers. Avoid using fabric softeners, as they can reduce the absorbency of the diapers.

    • Can I use bleach on cloth diapers?

      Bleach should only be used on cloth diapers in moderation and as a last resort for removing stains or sanitizing. We strongly discourage the use of bleach on diapers when there are other solutions. And we will no longer provide a warranty after bleaching.

    • Can cloth diapers be dried in a dryer?

      Our diapers can be dried in a dryer on a low heat setting. Our inserts can be dried in low and medium heat setting.

    • How do I remove stains from cloth diapers?

      Stains can be removed from cloth diapers by using a stain remover or by soaking the diapers in a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide. Avoid using vinegar, as it can cause the diapers to become less absorbent.

    • What is the best way to store cloth diapers when not in use?

      Cloth diapers should be stored in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. A breathable storage solution, such as a cloth diaper pail or a laundry basket, is recommended.

    • How do I troubleshoot leaks or fit issues with cloth diapers?

      Cloth diaper leaks can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper fit, not enough absorbency, and using a diaper that is too small. To prevent leaks, make sure the diaper fits properly, add extra absorbency if needed, and consider using a larger size diaper if your baby is close to outgrowing their current size.

    • How do I deal with cloth diaper odors?

      There are a few things you can do to prevent and reduce cloth diaper odors: Wash your diapers every 2-3 days, rinse dirty diapers thoroughly before storing them, use a cloth diaper-specific detergent, and avoid using fabric softeners or bleach. If you are still experiencing odor issues, you can try adding vinegar or baking soda to your wash cycle.

    • How do I know when my baby has outgrown their cloth diapers?

      Most babies will outgrow their cloth diapers by the time they reach 35-45 pounds or when they can no longer comfortably fit into the diapers. Signs that your baby has outgrown their cloth diapers include leaks around the legs and waist, red marks on the skin, and discomfort or fussiness during diaper changes.

    Payment & Shipment

    • What payment methods are supported?

      We use PayPal as the payment method, you can use credit card, debit card and PayPal balance to pay through PayPal interface.

      Stripe, Alipay and Wechat payments will be supported in the future.

    • What is the shipping cost?

      For supported countries, our shipping fee is $3.

      For orders over $49, we offer free shipping.

    • What shipping methods do you have? How long will take ?

      We primarily use ePacket and Airmail Parcel for shipping most orders, which may take anywhere from 2-6 weeks for delivery, depending on the country.

      For orders over $129, we may use a faster shipping method like UPS, DHL, or FedEx, though we cannot guarantee this upgrade due to some countries’ restrictions on commercial express deliveries.

      If you would like to upgrade to expedited shipping, an additional fee may apply, so please contact us for more information.

    • How to track my order?

      You will receive a tracking number in your shipment email once your order has been shipped.