Cloth Diapering Out of Home

Many parents believe that reusable diapers are to be used primarily at home. They use them at home during day-time while for nights and for going out; they prefer to use disposables because they are, as the name suggests, easy disposing off. However, cloth diapering out of home is much simpler than you think.

Here are 4 ways to make cloth diapering out of home a success for you.

1. Decide how long do you plan to be out and figure a few things out

Depending on the time duration for which you plan to be out, you will have decide on the type of diaper you choose.

If you are going to be out for long, at a place where there may not be proper changing facilities, you may want to use high-absorbency diapers such as Superbottoms Plus All-in-ones.

If you are sure there are changing rooms available, you can use regular diapers too.

Using covers with cloth diaper soakers/inserts are good for out of home diapering if you have changing facilities.

You can carry extra cloth diaper inserts and a few covers and simply change soakers and reuse the outer. That way, you have to carry lesser number of diapers

2. Carry a wet bag

Wet bags are waterproof bags that are especially convenient to carry wet / soiled diapers post changing.

Carrying wet bags makes like very simple when you are cloth diapering out of home.

3. What do I do with the poop?

This is one of the biggest concerns parents have when they cloth diaper out of home. So when your baby poops, like with disposable diapers, you need to wipe your baby’s bottom clean first.

If you have the facility to, knock off the poop in the pot and flush it down. You can keep the diaper in the wet bag / waterproof bag to carry home. Ensure that the bag is tightly sealed and closed to avoid stink.

If you do not have the option of knocking off the poop, it is okay to tightly close the diaper and store it in a waterproof bag, sealed shut.

Once you are home, you can wash the diapers clean as usual.

4. Cloth Diapering on Vacation

While this calls for an entirely separate post (that we will put up eventually), cloth diapering on vacation requires a bit of planning but it is certainly doable!

As we always say, figure out the washing and storing facilities. If you are on a homestay vacation, choose one with a washing machine. If not, hotel bath tubs / wash basins work just fine.

Ensure you carry enough cloth diapers and your favourite detergent and you are good to go!

Cloth diapering 100% is doable and great for your baby and the environment.

When you can get the convenience of disposable diapers in the goodness of cloth, why let plastic touch your baby’s bottom?

5 key factors to consider while choosing a cloth diaper for your baby

When you have a baby, you have to make many choices about every small thing. In this blog, we will try making one choice easier for you. Choosing the right reusable diaper (Advanced cloth diaper) for your baby.

Some factors you want to figure out before you choose the cloth diaper

  1. How much of cloth diapering do you intend to do

Some parents prefer to use diapers only during the night-time or nap-time while others prefer to keep them all through the day. Depending on your intention, you will need to figure how many diapers you will need. That will also define the type you want to go for.

  1. Age of your baby

Advanced Cloth Diapers come in 2 main sizes –

One-size: These diapers fit babies from 3-17 kg. They have snaps to adjust size as per your baby’s requirement

For newborn babies, 1-2 month, the one-size diapers may seem a little big. For them, we suggest choosing the newborn size.

Newborn size: These are small size diapers that last the baby till up to 7kg. They are great if you want to cloth diaper your newborn. Newborn diapers also come with size adjustment snaps. You can read more about the newborn diapers here

3. Budget

One of the key benefits of cloth diapering is that it saves you a lot of money. If one chooses to use disposable diapers, you end up spending anywhere around 70-80 thousand rupees. Cloth diapering, on the other hand, can be managed in 10-12 thousand rupees or lesser!

If you want to go even more economical on cloth diapers too, you can choose cover diapers instead of pocket diapers and you can indeed manage your diapering in as less as 5-6 thousand rupees.

  1. Heavy / medium wetter

 Your cloth diapering choice also depends on how heavy wetting your baby is. If your baby is a very heavy wetter, you may want to choose soakers / inserts that are ideal for heavy-wetting babies. Hemp soakers are known to be the most absorbent soakers and you can choose those for your little one if he is a heavy wetter.

You can also choose diapers such as Superbottoms Plus which are ideal for heavy wetters and are known to last good 7-8 hours as well.

  1. Care-giver

Using cloth diapers is easy. However, if you are planning to leave your child in the care of grandparents, nannies, or day-care, you may want to choose diapers that are simplest to use.

With that objective, going for a pocket diaper or Superbottoms Plus All-in-one cloth diapers is ideal. In the pocket diaper, you can stuff the pocket with soakers / inserts once a day post washing and you are good to go.

Making cloth diapers work for you needs the right advice on the choice of diapers. Cloth diapers can be a very cost-effective, however, a wrong choice can discourage you or can turn out to be expensive in the longer run. Diapering is an important aspect of childcare and development. With at least 2 years of your child being spent in diapers, you will want the choice to be right.

Connect with us for genuine and easy guidance on the right cloth diapers for you. We are easily reachable on the chat below or on call / WhatsApp at +91 9820301106

 

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Introducing Superbottoms Plus – The superhero!

Superbottoms Plus Cloth Diapers
Superbottoms Plus Cloth Diapers

Yes, we are bringing in yet another type of cloth diapers – Superbottoms Plus. We understand your obvious question will be, now what is this and why should I choose this?

Superbottoms plus falls in the category of what are popularly known as All-in-One (AIO) diapers. These diapers are known for their convenience (no stuffing shuffing), just put them on and go!

Superbottoms plus has been made uniquely to provide you with 3 different absorbency levels –

 

Level 1:

Keep the attached soaker on and no booster

With 3 layers of bamboo cotton topped with dry-feel suede, this is good for day-time use and will last upto 3 hours.

Level 2:

Attach the booster with the snap

This is a 4 layer bamboo cotton booster that can attach to the diaper using a snap. This along with the attached top layer will give you 7 layers of bamboo cotton.

Most mothers say this lasts them 5-6 hours if not more. For some babies this cloth diaper works very well as an overnighter!

Level 3:

Use back pocket to stuff hemp

Now if your baby is like ours who loves to complete his pee quota peacefully in his sleep, this is the way to go.

If you use Superbottoms Hemp Soaker (4 layers), and the booster with the snap, together this diaper has about 11 layers of absorbency!

You bet this has to last you the night.

If you wish to know more about Superbottoms plus, do write to us anytime.

You can check out Superbottoms plus cloth diapers here

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Difference Between Pocket Diaper and Cover Diaper

What exactly is the difference between a Pocket Diaper and a Cover Diaper? And what is best for my baby?
This is one of the most common questions we come across. Here is a simple, pictorial explanation that you may find useful.
Pocket Diapers
  • Pocket Diapers have a pocket of the dry-feel fabric in which one places the soaker (absorbent pad)
  • Cover Diapers do not have this pocket, instead the dry-feel layer is attached ON the soaker. This soaker is placed inside the cover (Like sanitary napkins are).
So Pocket Diapers have a Pocket, hence they are called ‘Pocket Diapers’ and Cover diapers only cover the soaker hence they are called ‘Cover Diapers’ 🙂
So what is best for your baby?
To know what is best for your baby, you must understand the pros and cons of each.

  • Cover Diapers, since you can replace the wet soaker and reuse the cover, are a little more economical
  • Pocket Diapers, due to overall dry-feel fabric, provide better performance and protection

Pocket diapers need to be washed completely once the soaker is soaked. This because, although the dry-feel layer is dry, urine has passed through it and for hygiene reasons it is best to replace the entire diaper. If you are new to Cloth Diapering, we always recommend starting out with Pocket Diapers. They are simple, great in performance, and will give you a good idea about cloth diapering.   

Superbottoms cover diaper
This is how they look on the inside.
When is it best to go for Cover Diapers?
Go for cover diapers if you are looking for a more economical option or if you want something to go over your nappy pads, homemade nappies, or even padded langots. Cover diapers are thus more versatile than pocket diapers. Many mothers also keep a mixed set of Cover Diapers and Pocket Diapers – Covers for day-time or use at home, and Pockets during nights or on-the-go. However, if you are trying Cloth Diapers for the first time, it is best to start with the most common and popular type, the Pocket Diaper. For any queries or for further clarifications, we are only a call / message away at +91 9820301106 🙂    

10 Awesome Facts About Advanced Cloth Diapers

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Benefits of cloth diapers

1. Nope. Not an overclaim. Really.

 

 

 

 

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2. You can increase absorbency too!

 

 

 

 

 

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3. Keep those precious bummies dry!

 

 

 

 

 

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4. So what will you do with the monies you will save?

 

 

 

 

 

Washable cloth diapers

5. Yes, washing cloth diapers is easy. You can wash them like regular garments!

 

 

 

 

 

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6. Most disposable diapers go to the landfill with human waste in it. This human waste stays inside the diaper for years and also ends up contaminating the ground waters

 

 

 

 

 

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7. This is what makes the Advanced Cloth Diapers even more awesome. Superbottoms are made with a lot of love and with world class workmanship to last 300+ washes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8. Cloth is the best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9. You will not be able stop admiring your baby’s chic bum 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

High quality cloth diapers

10. When it comes to your baby’s comfort, choose a diaper that stands for quality.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cloth Diapering

Cloth diapers are an excellent choice for the new age conscientious parents. In fact, it has been mentioned as a key trend in millennial parenting by none other than Vogue. While a popular parenting choice abroad, Cloth Diapering is now coming into limelight in India and for all the right reasons. With their chemical-free nature, and eco-friendly qualities, they are certainly becoming a preferred choice for most parents. Not to mention the fact that they look super cool on baby bums! If you are exploring the option of Cloth Diapering for your baby, these are the few key points that should help you start. So, here are 5 basic things to know for you to start with Cloth Diapering –

Cloth Diaper Parts

Each diaper is made up of 3 parts

  • Waterproof Outer – This provides the leak-proofing and sizing
  • Soaker – These are the absorbent cloth pads that do the job of soaking. These are even called as cloth diaper inserts.
  • Dry-Feel Fabric – These provide the essential dry-feel to the babies

2. TYPES OF DIAPERS

There are two basic types of diapers – Pocket Diapers and Cover Diapers.

  • Pocket Diapers have a pocket of the dry-feel fabric in which one places the soaker (absorbent pad)
    • Pocket Diapers, due to overall dry-feel fabric, provide better performance and protection
  • Cover Diapers do not have this pocket, instead the dry-feel layer is attached ON the soaker. This soaker is placed inside the cover (Like sanitary napkins are)
    • Cover Diapers, since you can replace the wet soaker and reuse the cover, are a little more economical

For Beginners, we recommend Regular Pocket Diapers for their convenience and great performance. You can see them here

3. SOAKERS

  • There are many types of soakers and each has its pros and cons
  • Microfiber soakers – Low Maintenance, Low cost, average absorbency
  • Hemp / Bamboo Cotton etc – High Cost, High absorbency, slightly higher maintenance

For Beginners, we recommend microfiber soakers for their low cost and low maintenance.

All Superbottoms regular pocket diapers come with 1 microfiber soaker

4. DIAPER AND SIZE

  • Each Cloth Diaper comes with sizing snaps on the front
  • These snaps enable you to reduce / increase size of the outer cover
  • Each Diaper thus lasts the baby for the entire diapering phase from 3kg – 17 kg

Cloth Diapering is a brilliant option for your baby’s diapering needs. It however does take some getting used to. We, at Superbottoms, are committed to simplifying cloth diapering to take it to all the babies in India. It is a great choice both for your child and the environment. If you have any queries about Cloth Diapering, feel free to reach out to us at +91 9820301106 any time on call / Whatsapp or via our contact form here. We will be happy to help you. Always.

Happy diapering to you :)

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