How your cloth diapering experience will be depends a lot on getting the fit right.
Wearing cloth diapers is quite simple, however, a few tips can ensure the perfect fit your baby and thus a brilliant performance by the cloth diapers.
So here are a few tips on how to wear a cloth diaper on your baby –
Size: There are 4 size options in Superbottoms regular size diapers and 3 size options in the newborn diapers. You can watch on how to size the cloth diapers in this video here.
Size the cloth diaper ideally before you put in on your baby. That ways, it is easy to place the soaker in the diaper.
You may have to try 1-2 sizes before finding the ideal size.
The size should be such that there should be no gap between thigh and elastic. This may cause leaking of the cloth diaper. At the same time, it should not be so tight that it would leave deep red marks on the leg.
Do note that light, socks like elastic marks are perfectly okay.
Elastic placement: Placing the elastic post wearing in the leg crease helps in getting the most comfortable fit.
When a diaper is worn, just pull the thigh elastics in the leg joint region as shown in picture below.
Waist snap closure: Closing snaps around the waist should follow the same rule – No gap around back. However, a 1 finger gap in front of tummy is completely okay.
If putting on the diaper on your active baby seems like a challenge, you can use our snaps to velcro convertors. Velcro make it very easy to get the right fit especially around waists especially when the kid is in day-care or in grandparents care, or just when he / she decides to be naughty and super active.