EcoNaps FAQs – Courtesy of EcoNaps
Do I have to touch #2’s?
Nope! When you have the right setup for Modern Cloth Nappies, there is no need for you to be getting icky at all!
Here’s how it’s done:
- Dealing with #1’s: Simply remove from baby, store in a dry, lidded bucket. Wash.
- Dealing with newborn #2’s: Just the same as above! (Lets face it, they are really only yellow #1’s anyway!).
- Dealing with solid #2’s: Tip rolling #2’s into the toilet, store in a dry, lidded bucket. Wash. Or to make it even easier, line the nappy with one of our Mess-Free Flush Liners before fitting (100% bamboo fibre & biodegradable of course!), flush away liner and #2, leaving your nappy totally mess free and ready to wash.
Do I have to soak or bleach my nappies to get rid of the stains?
Nope! It’s actually quite the opposite! All of our Modern Cloth Nappies are made from stain resistant fabrics.
After completing our recommend wash routine, hang your nappies out to dry in natural sunlight, and sunlight will do all of the hard work for you! Stains will be gone, and your nappies will be left fresh as daisies!
Do I need a special washing routine for Modern Cloth Nappies?
Nope! Simply store all dirty nappies in a dry, lidded bucket. When you have accumulated enough for a wash, tip everything in the machine together. Cold Rinse cycle, followed by a Cold Wash with natural detergent.
Do I need a special washing detergent with Modern Cloth Nappies?
Nope! Anything natural is good! However, we do recommend avoiding Softeners (these coat fabric and reduce absorbency) and Bleach (breaks down PUL waterproofing).
Can I use EcoNaps Modern Cloth Nappy’s at night?
Yes! Every baby is different (sleeps longer/shorter, wee’s more/less) so the amount of absorption required will vary from baby to baby.
EcoNaps 3-in-1 Modern Cloth Nappies include 2 different absorbent inserts, which when combined can often be sufficient for night times. If you do happen to require a little extra absorption to get you through the night, you can choose from our Bamboo Boosters, or our Tri-Fold Bamboo Night boosters.
Can I use Modern Cloth Nappies at Daycare?
Yes! Daycares are more than happy to use any type of nappy you choose – and the EcoNaps 3-in-1 Modern Cloth Nappy is especially daycare friendly!
If you have your nappies folded ready to go, include Mess-Free flush liner in each, and pack them in a Waterproof Wet-Bag, then it’s really no different for the daycare staff to using disposables.
How do I use Modern Cloth Nappies when out and about?
So many Modern Cloth Nappy newbies are unsure of using Modern Cloth Nappies when out and about, but its really, really easy – all you really need is a Waterproof Wet-bag! Here’s how it’s done:
- Change bub as you normally would.
- If you happen to be near a toilet, tip any solid #2’s in (if not, no biggie, just skip this part), before rolling up your nappy, fasten with a snap.
- Store dirty nappies in a Waterproof Wet-Bag (leak, and smell-proof too!) until you get home, and wash as per usual.
Do I need to change my baby more frequently with Modern Cloth Nappies?
The EcoNaps 3-in-1 Modern Cloth Nappy is designed to be worn for the same length of time as a disposable nappy during the day.
At nights, depending on your bub (light / heavy wetter or sleeping through..) you may require a little extra absorption to get you through. Choose from our Bamboo Boosters, or our Tri-Fold Bamboo Night boosters.
Do I need to change the Nappy Covers each time I change Baby?
Yes. Each nappy cover is lined with a stay-dry suede cloth to keep bub feeling comfy and dry, even after doing a #1. It is important that each nappy cover, along with the absorbent inserts are washed after every use to keep them hygienic.
Can I use Rash Creams with my Modern Cloth Nappies?
Yes – just make sure you use a Mess-Free Flush Liner! Oil based nappy creams will build up on the fibres of the absorbent insert, and over time reduce its absorbency. Either choose a non-oil based rash cream, or use a Mess-Free flush liner to keep the oil away from the inserts. Think you may have oil on your Modern Cloth Nappies? No worries! A Strip Wash will make them as good as new!
Have another question or want to talk to someone? Get in touch via the EcoNaps Contact Us page or via firstname.lastname@example.org