It is easy to put on a cloth diaper. However, if you’ve faced issues with leaks or blowouts, you’re probably wondering how to put on a cloth diaper, *correctly*.
Putting on a cloth diaper on your baby might sound simple, but if you’ve switched to modern cloth diapers after using disposable diapers, it can be a bit challenging initially. In reality, you can put on a Fig-o-honey cloth diaper as easily as a regular diaper.
- Adjust the leg setting, using the 3×3 snap buttons
- Add the insert in the pocket opening
- Snap the waist buttons.
You and the baby are ready to go!
Watch the video to see how to put on a cloth diaper
Every baby is unique – babies develop & grow at a different pace, have a variety of lengths, weights. Some babies are chunkier on the thigh whereas others have skinny limbs. Therefore, we at Fig-o-honey go great lengths to ensure our cloth diapers fit a wide range of babies. Our cloth diapers come with snap buttons that provide enough flexibility to adjust both legs & waist settings separately.
How to put on a cloth diaper
1. Adjust the leg rise buttons.
The 3×3 snap buttons provided in front-of the diaper can be adjusted into three different settings – small, medium and large. For the smallest size, snap the top and bottom rows together. For a medium size, snap the top & second row of buttons & leave the buttons as-is for the largest size.
Tip– Once you’ve made the rise setting, you don’t need to open it (not even for washing) till it is tight for the baby.
2. Add the insert.
Once the leg-rise setting is done, add the insert through the pocket opening at the back of the diaper. The inner layer of the pocket diaper keeps the baby’s skin dry by wicking moisture away from the baby’s skin. Tip:The insert is very absorbent and can leave the baby’s skin dry and reddish. Therefore, always use the absorbent insert inside the pocket opening, and never directly against the baby’s skin.
3. Close the waist snaps.
Just snap the waist buttons together. The Fig-o-honey cloth diapers also come with a hip button that prevents the diaper wings from drooping. The overlap buttons on the two flaps can be used for extra-small setting, for newborn babies & infants. Tip. Do use the hip button as it greatly improves the fit
Voila! You’re all done! Given how amazingly wriggly little babies can be, it is indeed an mini achievement to put on a cloth diaper on a baby. in those precious few seconds without a blowout accident.
Some tips to keep in mind
- You should always be able to run a finger comfortably through both leg & waist elastics. A loose fit can lead to leaks and a tight fit can make the baby uncomfortable & leave red marks on the baby’s delicate skin.
- For putting on a cloth diaper on wriggly baby efficiently, you just need to snap the waist buttons – that’s it. The leg rise adjustment can be kept intact for a few months, till the baby grows out of it. You can also add the insert when you fold up the laundry.
- Do give the baby a few minutes of diaper free time everyday, ideally between every diaper change. This allows the baby’s skin to breathe and prevents rash.
With these easy to follow steps & tips, with a few attempts, you can easily learn how to put on a cloth diaper the right & easy way.
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