Why Superbottoms cover diapers make a great day time solution

 

Superbottoms Cover Diapers come really handy for exclusive Cloth Diapering parents. Lets know a bit more about them.

What are Cover Diapers:
Cover Diapers are diapers with a water-resistant outer shell and removable pads. Superbottoms Cloth Diapers provide cover diapers with Microfiber soakers. These soakers come with a dry feel micro-suede layer on top which makes it very safe for baby’s skin. This layers keeps the baby feel dry inspite of urinating on the soaker. Once the pad (also known as soaker or insert) is full, you can change just the pad and reuse the same cover. Most parents prefer rotating between 2 covers. So if cover#1 is used, it is kept to air dry and meanwhile Cover#2 is used with a fresh soaker. In the next change, the first cover can be used with another fresh soaker. However do note to use a washed soaker after every change. The Cover can be reused without washing but the soaker shouldn’t.

What makes Cover Diapers ideal for Day time?

  1. They are very versatile: They can be put on any other diapers too such as nappy pads, homemade flats, prefolds (diapers that are made by tying around a super absorbent cloth around the baby. For eg: Hemp Prefolds
  2. They are more economical: For parents who cloth diaper their babies round the clock, Superbottoms Cover diapers are the most economical option. Just get a pair of covers and a bunch of soakers and you are good to go for the entire day for the entire diapering stage of baby. Pretty economical; isn’t it?
  3. Dry Feel Layer: As mentioned earlier, the Superbottoms Cover diaper comes with Microfiber soakers with a dry feel layer on top, thus keeping the baby’s bum dry and rash free 
  4. Adjustable size: The new born size diaper fits babies from new born till they are 7kgs or so (so till about 5-6 months atleast). The one size diapers fit babies from 5kgs till 17kgs (so till the baby is 2-2.5 years old). The diapers have snaps to adjust and resize.
  5. Ideal for new born stage as well: New born babies need to be changed frequently. They also poop and pee a lot. Thus, new born size cover diapers are ideal for them too.

This is why Superbottoms Cover diapers make a great day time solution.

You can check our video on Superbottoms Cover Diapers here

Cloth Diapering on a Vacation

 

When we went for our first vacation with baby Glen, I took it as an adventure to exclusively cloth diaper during our vacation. We went on ten days holidays to Goa which happens to be our natives. I was not confident to be honest to cloth diaper during all these days. I was sceptical and I didn’t wanted this holiday to be hectic for me especially because Glen was pooping frequently during his teething phase. But this didn’t stop us from being exclusively cloth diapering parents. Here is what we did and how we did.

Our Stash:

We took a stash of :

  • 4 Superbottoms cover diapers
  • Superbottoms Plus
  • lots of extra dry feel soakers (around 7)
  • 1 Superbottoms wetbag

What did we use:

Major part of our days went with Superbottoms cover diapers (we barely used 2 covers and 5 soakers a day).  Superbottoms Plus worked great for the night. The best part was that we were in a village for 4 days and we got great sunlight. It was too hot during the day and the diapers dried in less than four hours and I realized, I carried way too much. We didn’t need too many diapers because I wasn’t sure of the climate and the place we will be staying, so didn’t wanted to risk it. It was totally worth it because the next four days, we stayed beach side and that’s when we needed so much stash. The diapers took more than half a day to dry here. Moreover, Glen had loose motion throughout our journey from day 1. We used reusable liners most of the times. When we were visiting places, disposable liners were of great help.

How we did this:

We rinsed the diapers as soon as they were off the bum. Whenever we were out, travelling or sightseeing, we stuffed the used diapers in a wetbag. They took care of the smell and wetness and we didn’t have to worry one bit about it. The diapers were washed the next morning and line dried. I would hand rinse them under a wash basin and soak them in detergent and water in a bucket. Read – Common Mistakes in Washing Cloth Diapers.

Never thought I could do it. But once I did,
We have always exclusively cloth diapered in all our vacations.

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 🙂