Love your cloth diapers? So does every mother who has seen her cherub smile in comfort while wearing a cloth diaper. Some new mothers have a concern about how long their Fig-o-honey diaper will last. But the concerns are quite baseless, as the cloth diaper will last all through your baby’s diapering days and maybe even be usable for your next baby. Some savvy moms can find a new mother who wants to try a preloved diaper before investing in cloth diapers.
The average baby needs approximately 5000 disposable diapers by the time she is potty trained. That is a huge number. Compare with the Fig-o-honey cloth diaper which fits the baby till she is old enough to not need a diaper, and the difference in numbers can be staggering. If you wash your diapers every day about a couple of dozen should be enough for the entire period.
Your cloth diapers will fit all sizes
Fig-o-honey diapers fit all sizes and all ages of children in the diapering phase. The 9 snap buttons are adjustable and can be just snapped to the right level to fit small, medium and large sizes. The waist also has snaps that fold to the right size. The diapers once adjusted to fit the leg snugly need not be adjusted again till the baby grows and needs a bigger size.
How to ensure that your diapers last
The secret to diapers that last is a careful wash and dry regime. Stripping and bleaching reduce the life of your baby’s pocket diaper. A robust wash regime can reduce the need to do so. If washed carefully the elastic, snap buttons and waist buttons can last you up to three children!
It is very simple once you know how.
- The first step is to wash off the solid poop with a strong jet from the hand shower. Once the poop is washed off, the diaper should be kept in a dry diaper pail till you are ready to wash the lot.
- It is advisable not to keep dirty diapers for too long. They might develop a wet diaper smell, or ammonia smells. Then you will have to bleach the diaper and that will reduce the life of the diaper.
- If you are washing the diapers in the washing machine it is better to wash them in normal water and not hot water. The hot water will loosen the elastic and very quickly make the diapers unusable. If needed you can wash the inserts in warm water.
- Using a gentle detergent is very important. A harsh detergent is bad for your diaper and your baby’s skin too!
- It is better not to use a dryer but sun-dry your diapers. Sunlight is a natural deodorizer and germicide. The sun also does not weaken the elastic in the leg side of the diaper.
Cloth diapers are a boon to your baby’s wellness and to the environment. Keep the disposables out of the landfill and create a healthier world for your little one.