Cloth diapers are an inexpensive way to start your young child with potty training. Although disposable diapers are convenient and easy to use, they are not cheap and cost a lot in the long run. Cloth diapers are equally simple to use.
The first question to answer is “how many diapers do I need?” Well, this depends on how many times will your baby needs to be cleaned up and how many times do you actually want to wash these diapers. To make things simple, multiply the number of times you need to clean your baby daily by the frequency you wish to wash the diapers. You mostly would need about five to ten diapers as a stockpile.
The extra supplies
When you’ve got the number of diapers you’d need, you’ll want a couple of additional options for covers and buttons. All can be bought from our website, click here to check our collection. You would also need a place to store dirty diapers. Almost all parents use diaper bags, click here to take a look at our selection of diaper bags of all sizes and styles. However, a few prefer to fill the washer, and at the end of each day, they use the machine.
There are two styles of containers that can be used, dry and wet. A dry container is just an empty diaper bin. Simply collect the dirty diapers inside it. To deal with the stench, you can make use of baking soda. The wet method consists of a mixture of vinegar and water to remove the ammonia. If you want to use this wet method, then you probably need a plastic diaper container instead of a fabric one.
You can wash cloth diapers in the same detergent you use for your child’s laundry. Use what’s mild on the skin of your child. It’s best to use hot water for washing and cold water for rinsing. Do not use a liquid fabric softener. The ability of the diaper to absorb would be hampered. Do not use bleach as well. Hang up the diapers in the sunlight if there are marks that you’d like to try to get rid of. You can dry cloth diapers in the dryer safely. Never use a dryer sheet with a fabric softener. It would reduce the soak-up of the garment, just like a liquid fabric softener. You’d also like to stay away from Ivory Snow and Deft. Although they are suitable for the baby’s clothing, they are made of fabric softeners.
Good luck on your new journey. Thank you for keeping the surrounding hygienic and healthy.