What are the advantages of fabric diapers?
A frequent reason for the use of fabric overnight diapers is the desire for waste prevention. This is not surprising given the fact that around 8 million diapers per day land in Germany.
Every family who has one or more babies has an average per child of 800-1000 euros for diapers, which are simply discarded after use. The one-time acquisition costs for fabric diapers are quite high in comparison, but a saving of approx. 30 to 50 percent over the entire winding period can be expected.
You can find a detailed overview of how the cost of diapers and how much you can save when wrapping with fabric winds can be found here.
Many babies tolerate them better than disposable diapers. They are more breathing-active and the temperature in fabric winds is up to two degrees lower than in disposable diapers, which is an important argument especially in small boys because the sensitive testicles should be protected from overheating. Many pediatricians advise against using diapers for diabetic patients, or to dispense with the disposable diaper, because the latter also heats up the body center.
When the child is finished with the diapers, they can either be reused or sold again for the small sibling, which usually works without loss of value.
Cloth diapers are colourful, versatile, individually customizable. Whether you’re dressing, hanging out with clothes or looking at the colourful fabric stocking cap- they’re just fun.
Which diapers can you recommend beginners?
You can, for example, using one or two over-pants and equipping them with a prefold insert, then you only need to change the insert and you can use the over-pants again!
– Capri overalls with prefold inserts: This overshose has small openings at the front and rear, into which an insert can be placed. Thus the inserts (mostly) remain in their place and they are changed quickly. The over-pant is internally coated with polyurethane (abbreviation PUL = Polyurethane Laminated) and can be used several times.
– Grown over pants from Planet wise: Planetwise can also be fitted with a simple inset and they are also coated so they can be used several times if there are no coarse soiling (stools).
– Overbust by Best Bottom: This is the third diaper of this type, which I like to recommend. Into the Bottom Bottom, the insert is buttoned into the overshoes so that nothing can slip. Again, it is again possible to just change the insert and use the over-pants several times
But I do not feel like cumbersome buttons, folds and plugs. What now?
Then probably all-in-one diapers (AIO) are right for you. The complete diaper consists of a single piece. It is ready and ready to use, is dressed like a disposable diaper (lockable with velcro or press buttons) and comes after use just not into the rubbish, but into the laundry. The only drawback: the whole diaper must always be washed, since all parts are sewn together.
Again, there are of course a variety of different systems. Which is the right thing for you, is best to find out by trial and error.
How often should I change cloth diapers?
Again, the situation is very important again! Depending on whether your child is a so-called multi-keeper and what diaper you use, the diaper should be changed after 2-3 hours. However, it is also possible to achieve considerably longer winding intervals, eg for the night, with the winding system suitable for you. Here panty diapers with inserts made of bamboo or hemp as well as an overshose have proved very good.
How do I keep full fabric diapers at home? And how long can I keep them unwashed?
Put the full nappies in a bin. But not in the garbage, as in disposable diapers, but in a so-called Oskartonnewith about 20 liters of capacity. To help you work more, you should a wetbag hanging in the bin in which the diapers are collected. Then you only have to empty the complete bag in the machine for washing and do not fish out each diaper individually.
Whether the lid remains open or closed, the spirits separate. Contrary to all fears the open buckets do not stink, as feared. In the closed bucket, on the other hand, likes to like a duftwolke … Just try out, which works well with you.
Wash your diapers approximately every 2-3 days, with pre-wash and at 40-60 degrees.