About cloth diapering
A diapering system that uses fabric and can be washed and reused. Unlike disposables, cloth diapers don't have harmful chemicals, are gentler on the environment, economical and come in a variety of attractive colors and prints!
Cloth diapers are eco-friendly, reusable, safer for the baby and come in a variety of gorgeous colors and prints!
Chemicals: Disposables use a gel locking mechanism to convert pee to solid and lock it inside. Some babies are sensitive to such chemicals and get rashes. Cloth diapers rely on fabric's absorbing capabilities, and no extra chemicals/additives.
Breathable: Cloth diapers often come with a waterproof outer layer PUL/TPU that is more breathable, when compared to plastic in a disposable.
Gentle on the environment: Disposables contribute to landfills. A disposable will take anywhere between 200-500 years to decompose. On an average, a baby needs about 5000 diapers before being potty trained. Cloth diapers, being reusable, can cut through those masses significantly. Cloth diapers can be used for multiple babies - some systems can work from infancy till baby is potty trained.
Economical: Though cloth diapers cost more up front, but in the long run they cost a fraction of disposables. Average savings are 50%-80% vs. disposables.
Waterproof: No more leaks! Cloth diapers come with a waterproof outer layer that prevents leaks and explosions.
Exciting colors and prints: Cloth diapers come in a variety of beautiful colors and prints!
A pocket diaper is a cloth diaper with a pocket at the back.You can stuff the pockets with inserts (absorbent pads). It has a waterproof outer layer to prevent leaks and a stay-dry inner layer that wicks the moisture away from the baby's skin and keeps it dry.
Some of the benefits of a pocket diaper are that it dries quickly as the diaper and insert can be separated and you can customize the absorbency by adding more or less inserts as per your need.
A disposable costs ₹10/- on an average. A cloth diaper costs more upfront, but can be used many times, and turns out much cheaper in the long run. On an average a baby needs 5000 disposable diapers till potty training, costing about ₹50,000 of disposables. Cloth diapering costs a fraction of that, with average 50%-80% savings over disposables.
The no. of cloth diapers needed depends on many factors like the baby's age, laundering frequency, local climate etc. However, 12 to 25 diapers is good for a starter stash. Depending on your usage you can build up your diaper stash as needed.
For night time, you can add extra absorbency by adding an extra insert in the pocket diaper so that babies can sleep longer between diaper changes and to reduce the chance of leaks.
Yes! One-size diapers best fit babies weighing about 4.5 kg to 15 kg and "grow" with your baby. To fit your infant, use the smallest size setting by adjusting the rise buttons first. Then use the crossover snaps by overlapping the two flaps for a snug fit.
- Knock solids off using a health faucet / jet sprayer. Rinse the diaper preferably under running water.
- Wash the diapers often. We recommend every other day because otherwise the urine naturally turns into ammonia, making it more difficult to clean the diapers. In addition, the stains will come out better with less sit time!
- Run a pre-wash with little detergent (eg. one-fourth of the recommended quantity) to clean pee and poop traces off diapers.
- Run a full wash cycle with cold or warm water (max 35°C)
For more details, please refer to detailed wash and care instructions.
Check the fit of the diaper. A well-fitted diaper doesn't leak, but a diaper that is too tight or loose will leak. Snap the rise buttons first, fold and add insert as necessary, then fit snug. After fitting, a finger should go through the elastics comfortably on all sides. If a diaper is fitted well but still leaking check the insert.
If it is fully soaked, it means the baby needs more absorbency. Look at adding a booster - that is, an additional insert, or change more frequently. If it is not soaked, check the absorbency of insert. Put a drop of water on the insert. It should be absorbed almost immediately. If it takes too long to absorb or seems to repel, look at stripping.
The most common reason for red indentation marks on baby's skin is that the fit of the diaper is too tight.
Snap the rise buttons first, fold and add insert as necessary, then fit snug. After fitting, a finger should go through the elastics comfortably on all sides.
For any other marks on the skin, please consult a doctor.
The best way to prevent babies from getting diaper rash is changing the diapers often - as soon as they are soiled or wet, and giving baby some diaper free time from time to time. If your baby has developed a rash all of a sudden, it could be due to a particular detergent or ammonia residue/buildup in diapers. Read more about getting rid of ammonia residue/buildup.
If your baby develops a rash that could be an infection or fungus, please consult your doctor.
In case of a fungal infection - it is mandatory to bleach the diapers used during a fungal/yeast infection. A medical grade bleach should be used. Wash and sun the diapers after bleaching.
If the diaper stinks before use, it needs to be washed again with adequate detergent. Fix the quantity of detergent used regularly in this case.
If the diaper stinks after using overnight, try changing diapers more often. If pee is left overnight in a diaper, it will smell a bit in the morning. Disposables mask this scent by using fragrances.
In case of very bad stench after use, it is often due to mineral deposits causing ammonia buildup. Prolonged washing in hard water can keep causing mineral buildup. Look at installing a water softener in the laundry area. Troubleshoot laundry routine and fix as necessary. If it doesn't fix the problem, look at stripping.
Stripping is an extreme process and only needed if the inserts are repelling or if the diapers have a persistent terrible stink.
- Rinse the diaper under warm-hot water (it shouldn't be scalding to touch, less than 60 degree. Very hot water can ruin lamination and elastics).
- If above doesn't help, soak in detergent with warm water for about half hour. Run hot water rinses.
- If the diaper has been affected by use of a diaper rash cream or Fabric softener, hand wash with a drop of dish wash liquid. Scrub lightly with a softtooth brush. Rinse thoroughly and wash with detergent as usual.
- If the above steps don't help, consider buying a stripping agent (to remove mineral buildup). eg. RLR. A DIY stripping agent: Washing Soda, Borax, and Calgon. Add detergent to this solution while stripping. Start with clean diapers. It is fine to do it right after a wash without drying. Add the stripping agent to a tub of warm-hot water. Add the diapers (inserts only - pockets do not need to be stripped). Soak for 4-7 hours. Follow it with a full wash cycle without detergent.
- After stripping, it is mandatory to soak the diapers for 30 minutes in bleach and wash the diapers a few times to remove minerals.
Stripping should not be necessary if laundry routine is correct. Look at fixing routine or detergent, or fixing hard water.
Shipping and delivery
Once you place an order and complete the payment, we ship your order within 2 working days. You will receive the tracking details to track the shipment. Do allow 24 hours for the tracking code to become active. For delivery in India, your order will be delivered within 4-6 working days, after it is shipped.
In case you don't receive your order after 10 days of placing the order, please contact us at [email protected]
Shipping is free for orders worth ₹1000 and above! For orders below ₹1000, shipping is charged on actuals.
We offer a one-time exchange or store credit for new, unused diapers (with no damages) in their original packaging within two weeks of receipt. Exchanges can be arranged if shipping charges for return of initial diapers from your address and shipping of newly chosen diaper is covered by and taken responsibility for by you, the customer. Fig-O-Honey will dispatch your newly chosen exchange diapers once initial cloth diapers and final payment for shipping is received.
KINDLY NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER EXCHANGES FOR 'ACCESSORIES'.
Please note: All custom, one of-a-kind, and sale cloth diapers are final sale and cannot be exchanged or returned. However, if your diaper arrives damaged, please contact us to arrange an exchange.
Our goal at Fig-O-Honey is for you to use and love your cloth diapers. Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, so please do not hesitate to write to us with any concerns and we will definitely help you out!
50, 1st cross,
HAL 3rd stage,
Bangalore – 560075. India
Please email us with any concerns, questions or remarks. We will see what we can do!
Please Note: If there’s any manufacturing defect, please bring it to our notice within 2 weeks from the date of receiving. Any issues arising after 2 weeks from the date of receiving cannot be taken into consideration.