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I have been hearing about cloth diapering a lot. What is it exactly?

Cloth diapers or Advanced Cloth Diapers are new age diapers which provide all the benefits of disposable diapers in the goodness of cloth. Cloth diapers keep baby’s bum dry, absorb for 3-4 hours atleast, and are completely leak proof. They are also 100% washable and reusable. Yes, they can be machine washed. Each diaper has sizing options so the same diaper can fit a baby from the day it is born till it is potty trained. Thus, it turns out to be extremely economical too! You can read more about this brilliant option in our guide to cloth diapering for beginner’s here. Join our Superbottoms Family Facebook group here for some super cloth diapering fun!

What is the difference between Superbottoms Pocket Diapers, Superbottoms Cover Diapers, and Superbottoms Plus diaper?

pocket-coverPOCKET DIAPER – Superbottoms pocket diapers have the dry-feel layer attached on the inside of the cover creating a pocket to put the absorbent soaker in. When a diaper has been used for 3-4 hours, the entire pocket and outer needs to be put to wash.

COVER DIAPER – Superbottoms cover diaper on the other hand DOES NOT have the pocket attached, instead has the dry-feel layer on the soaker itself. Like a Sanitary Napkin, one can remove a pad when completely soaked and replace with a fresh one. The diaper cover can be reused after replacing the soaker if the cover is not soiled.

Cover diapers thus turn out to be a little more economical compared to pocket diapers. They can also be used along with Nappy Pads while travelling.

Pocket diapers fit snug and are overall dry feeling from inside, hence are better for night-time diapering or for babies on the move. We also recommend parents new to cloth diapering to begin with pocket diapers since they are the most popular and convenient type of cloth diapers.

Superbottoms Plus All-in-one diaper: This is our heavy absorbency / night-time cloth diapering solution. With 8 layers of super thirsty organic bamboo cotton, this diaper is perfect if you wish to go for 7-8 hours of absorbency in a go!

To check out different types, watch this video

How to use Superbottoms diapers?

Please refer to our detailed guide here.

How to wash Superbottoms diapers?

Please refer to our detailed guide here.

Is it fine if I replace the wet soaker inside a pocket diaper and reuse the outer, like a cover diaper?

While the dry-feel layer on the pocket diaper will remain dry even though the soaker is wet, we recommend changing the entire diaper – Pocket outer and soaker. This because though the dry-feel layer is dry, it has been in contact with urine. This layer will continue to touch baby’s tender skin. For hygiene reasons therefore, we recommend changing both soaker and outer for pocket diapers.

What if I need extra soakers?

Extra soakers can be placed in the pockets and covers especially during night-time or for heavy wetting babies. You can go for Hemp soakers which can go very well as doublers with your regular soaker for heavy-wetting babies. You can buy extra soakers here.

How do I know that the Superbottoms’ Cloth diaper has fit my baby properly?

You will know that the Superbottoms diaper is properly fitted if there is no gap around your baby’s thigh and waist and neither is the diaper so tight that it is leaving deep marks on your baby.

NOTE: Around the waist, the diaper’s front end must lie flat against your baby’s stomach. You must leave a gap of 1 inch from the front edge of the diaper while putting the soaker inside.

How do I get cloth diaper soakers to dry faster?

If you have a washing machine, you can spin the soakers and tumble dry them. You can also use the air dry option on your machine if you have one. In case if you do not have a machine, it is best recommended that you remove all the water from the soaker (do not wring them) and then put them to dry in sun or under fan. Sun drying is recommended as sun acts as a natural disinfectant.

What detergent should I use for washing Superbottoms cloth diapers?

You can use any regular detergent such as surf excel etc. to wash the cloth diapers.  DO NOT use detergents with Enzymes or additives. Also do not use fabric softeners.

My baby is taking medication and it stains the langots he wears. Will Superbottoms cloth diapers also get those yellow stains?

There is a possibility of staining if your baby is on certain medication. However, it is nothing to worry about can be removed by putting the soaker to dry in sun or by regular washing.  In our experience, once the medication is stopped, by regular washing, the stains go away. Please do not use a brush to scrub the soakers or diaper. It can cause severe damage to both.

My baby is taking medication and it stains the langots he wears. Will superbottoms diapers also get those yellow stains?

There is a possibility of staining if your baby is on certain medication. However, it is nothing to worry about can be removed by putting the soaker to dry in sun or by regular washing.  In our experience, once the medication is stopped, by regular washing, the stains go away. Please do not use a brush to scrub the soaker or diaper. It can cause severe damage to both.

 

 

Can I use powder or cream on my baby’s bottom while using Superbottoms?

Please do not use powder or creams while using Superbottoms cloth nappies since they can get attached to the dry-feel layer and reduce absorbency. If you have to use rash cream or any other cream on your baby’s bottoms, it is recommended that you use thin cloth between your baby’s bum and diaper. You can use a fleece / disposable liner too. In our experience keeping baby diaper free as far as possible and applying coconut oil works best during rashes.

My Superbottoms seem to leak at times. What am I doing wrong?

If your Superbottoms leak check the following –

  1. Did you wash the diaper before using it for the first time?
  2. Is your Superbottoms properly fitted?
  3. Is your soaker flat against the cover and there are no folds on them?
  4. The soaker is not touching the front edge of the diaper (there should be a gap of an inch from the edge) and the diaper is flat against the baby’s stomach?

If your diapers still leak, wash them thoroughly to remove any detergent, powder, cream residue left on them.

Rinsing with 1/4 th cup of liquid bleach (for 6-8 diapers) after washing them clean can help.

My Superbottoms diapers seem to have a strange smell. Why is it? How do I remove it?

If your cloth nappies smell even after washing them please do the following –

  1. Wash them thoroughly again to remove any detergent, powder, cream residue left on them
  2. Soak in warm water for half an hour if possible
  3. Rinse with 1/4 th cup of liquid bleach (for 6-8 diapers) diluted in half a bucket of water. Rinse thoroughly to remove any bleach residue from the diapers and soakers
  4. Dry and use. Drying in hot sun can act as a natural disinfectant
My superbottoms seem to leak at times. What am I doing wrong?

If your superbottoms leak check the following –

  1. Did you wash the diaper before using it for the first time?
  2. Is your superbottoms properly fitted?
  3. Is your soaker flat against the cover and there are no folds on them?
  4. The soaker is not touching the front edge of the diaper (there should be a gap of an inch from the edge) and the diaper is flat against the baby’s stomach?

If your diapers still leak, wash them thoroughly to remove any detergent, powder, cream residue left on them.

Rinsing with 1/4 th cup of liquid bleach (for 6-8 diapers) after washing them clean can help.

 

How many Superbottoms will I need to exclusively cloth diaper my baby?

It is recommended that a baby’s diaper be changed every 4 hours ideally. Thus, you will need about 12 diapers (assuming daily washing routine) to fully cloth diaper your baby with Superbottoms. You may need a little lesser if you decide to use diaper covers, about 8-10.

My baby is a heavy wetter and pees a lot. What do I do for night time diapering?

If your baby is a heavy wetter, you can put in an additional soaker in the diaper while sleeping. You can also go for high-absorbency soakers such as Hemp soakers.

Can microfiber be used in cover diaper? It will touch skin directly. Is that okay?

Firstly, let’s understand what is the deal with microfiber. Microfiber is an absorbent fabric that has a tendency to wick away moisture. Hence, if placed in contact with skin, it can wick away moisture from baby’s skin. This can cause dryness and irritation. Hence microfiber should not be placed directly against skin. In our diapers, the microfiber soakers have a DRY-FEEL suede on top which comes in contact with your baby’s skin. Thus, your baby never contacts microfiber directly.

Can I get the diapers delivered faster?

Yes, we do have an option for express delivery at certain locations at an additional cost of Rs 100.

Contact us at +91 9819313426 on call / Whatsapp to avail the same.