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Cloth diapers for newborns

Cloth diapers for newborns

Becoming a first-time parent can feel like a rollercoaster ride. Among all the decisions you need to make, choosing diapers is one of the first you'll encounter. Have you considered the alternative to traditional disposable diapers? If not, let us introduce you to the world of cloth diapers for newborns. An environmentally friendly, economical, and skin-friendly choice that can make a big difference for both your baby and our planet.

Cloth diapers for newborns: Why choose them?

Cloth diapers might sound like something your grandmother used, but modern cloth diapers are a whole different story. They are user-friendly, super comfortable, and come in a variety of designs and colors. But why should you consider using cloth diapers for your newborn?

Gentle on Baby's Skin

Cloth diapers are made from soft and gentle materials, making them very suitable for your baby's sensitive skin. If your baby tends to get diaper rash, switching to cloth diapers can be a game-changer.

Cost-Effective in the Long Run

While the initial cost of purchasing cloth diapers can be high, you'll save money in the long run. Instead of constantly buying new ones, you wash and reuse the diapers you already have.

Environmentally Friendly

We all know that disposable diapers create a lot of waste. By using cloth diapers for your newborn, you contribute to reducing waste and thus your family's carbon footprint.

How to Use Cloth Diapers for Newborns

There are a few things to consider when using cloth diapers for newborns:

  • Size: Modern cloth diapers are size-adjustable, so they can grow with your baby. Using the built-in snaps, you can easily adjust the size to ensure a perfect fit for your baby. Remember, the most important thing is that the diaper sits comfortably against your baby's skin.
  • Diaper Change: Changing cloth diapers is just as easy as disposable ones. Change the diaper after your baby has eaten, roughly every three hours, and as soon as possible after a poop. For babies who urinate a lot, use the included cloth insert for extra absorption.
  • Washing Diapers: After each diaper change, store the diapers in a wet bag or mesh bag until it's time to wash them. Cloth wipes can be a great addition, easily washed together with the diapers.

In the Getting Started with Cloth Diapers guide, you'll find various types of diapers and convenient accessories to start your cloth diapering journey.

Common questions about cloth diapers for newborns

How many cloth diapers do I need?

If you plan to use cloth diapers full-time, we recommend having at least 24 pieces. This way, you can use around 6 diapers every day and wash them every three days.

What is an "All-in-One" diaper?

An all-in-one diaper is a type of cloth diaper where the absorbent part is attached to the diaper shell. It functions like a disposable diaper but is washed after use. This makes them very user-friendly, especially for newborns.

How do I clean cloth diapers?

Many wonder about dealing with soiled diapers. Simply flush the poop down the toilet. If the stool is loose, using toilet paper to wipe it off usually works well.

For exclusively breastfed or formula-fed babies, the waste is water-soluble, so you don't need to remove it before washing.

Diapers are washed at 60°C (140°F), and using a high water level is recommended.

The transition to using cloth diapers for newborns might seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. With the right knowledge and tools, you can provide your baby with a gentle, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective diapering experience.

If you have more questions about using cloth diapers for newborns, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to assist you on your journey.

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