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Organic Cloth Diapering FAQ
|WHY CLOTH DIAPERS ARE GOOD FOR BABIES?
Cloth diapers provide ease of use, comfort and produce the least amount of waste possible.
Disposable diapers are a huge contributor of landfills. Using cloth also translates into savings for you as cloth is more economical in the long run.
Here at Sckoon Organics we really believe in the importance of using natural organic products for babies. Babies are so sensitive and their skin absorbs whatever is next to it. Certified Organic cotton diapers are produced without the use of pesticides or toxic dyes. They are kind and gentle for a baby as he or she adjusts to life outside the womb! The benefits of Organic cotton are endless, no apparel related health risks for your baby, Biodiversity encourages a healthier eco system and soil fertility and lastly true economy.
DOES IT LEAK ? ARE COVERS NEEDED?
With Scions Organic diapering system, you should be experiencing almost no leakage. However, if you are experiencing leaking problems, it is usually due to an improper fit. You should also wash your new diapers in warm water to remove then natural oils of Organic cotton, this procedure will also increase absorbency.
We suggest using diaper covers for older children and for over nights to avoid leakage.
WOOL VERSUS COTTON COVERS?
Of course this is an individual preference. There are many advantages to the wool cover although initially more expensive, justified by less to buy and more use prior to needing washing. Because the lanolin found in wool is naturally water repellent wool covers do not need as much washing. A simple rinse and air dry and its ready to use again.
1. Dispose of soil in toilet then rinse diaper.
2. Collect soiled or wet diapers in a plastic pail without liquid.
3. If the diapers are very soiled run the diapers through a cold wash/cold pre-soak cycle these settings are available on most machines today. For optimum cleanliness wash only about 2 dozen diapers in an average load.
4. Then, use HOT wash and COLD rinse cycle with HIGH water level. If rashes are a problem try a double RINSE cycle to remove soap/detergent residues. Use a mild soap or detergent without Phosphates and a minimum of additives.
5. Tumble dry on LOW HEAT or air dry in direct sunlight.
HOW MANY DIAPERS DO I NEED ?
The number of diapers you need depends on the age of your baby and how often you plan to wash diapers. If you have a heavy wetter you can also use a doubler. Below is a guide you can use for reference.
0 -6 mos. --- 10 12
6 12 mos.--- 8 -10
12 24 mos. --- 6 8
Potty Training --- 2 -4
Every 2 Days
0 -6 mos. --- 20 24
6 12 mos. ---- 16 20
12 24 mos. ----- 12 16
Potty Training ---- 4 8
Every 3 Days
0 -6 mos. --- 30 36
6 12 mos. --- 24 30
12 24 mos. --- 18 24
Potty Training ---6 12
You will also need one diaper cover for an average of 4 to 6 diapers. Plus one extra in case of an emergency. Wool covers can last longer between washes.