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Types of cloth diapers

The products I sell at Pishposh Diaper Co, I have used personally or had many customers thrilled with, so I can attest and guarantee your satisfaction with every item. I have broken down these products into categories:



Pocket Diapers:
A two piece system, one being your waterproof “pocket”, the second piece is an insert you stuff into the pocket for absorbency. Offers versatility of absorbency and ease-of-use, once stuffed will go on as one piece and come off as one piece.. Change entire diaper at each changing, easily stuffed with more inserts for older babies and nighttime. Many pockets are now one-size, working best at around 6-8 weeks, through roughly 35 pounds. Pocket diapers do not require a cover. Thirsties pockets have a 14 day trial period on one diaper, a great way to test run the pocket diaper system. I also love the Tiny Tush one size fitteds, incredible size range and very well made in the USA. Applecheeks offers pocket diapers with natural fibers on the inside with their Econappi and Bamboo one size pocket diapers as well.



Prefolds and Covers:
Prefolds are 100% cotton diapers, square in shape. They can wrapped around the baby and fastened (with a plastic tether fastener called a Snappi), or folded like a business letter and laid inside a cover. Prefolds absorb and contain, but need a second piece called a cover. Covers are waterproof, usually laminated polyester materials in bright colors, they cover the prefold diaper to make for a waterproof system. Most covers can be reused throughout the day, unless a bowel movement leaks onto them. Our best selling cover is steadily the Thirsties duo wrap, which comes in a variety of closures and colors.


Fitteds:
Fitted diapers are similar to prefolds and easily interchanged with them for diapering. Fitteds absorb and contain, but do not require using a fastener or folding, they will have Velcro (also called aplix) closure or snap closure. Fitteds do need a cover, like prefolds do. Fitteds are useful in older babies for napping and nighttime, as their absorbency wraps around your baby rather than just down the middle like pocket diapers. SustainableBabyish makes some of the most absorbent fitteds on the market, other favorites are Blueberry Bamboo one size fitteds, and the stay-dry Thirsties Duo Fab Fitteds.



AIO's or All-In-One's:
One piece, easy to use, great for caregivers. Usually very trim fitting under clothes, but if your baby outwets their absorbency, you may have to change very frequently or add an insert on top of the diaper. Some AIO diapers have natural fibers directly against the baby’s skin, whereas most pockets will have a stay dry lining from synthetic materials. AIO diapers do not require a cover. Many AIO diapers now offer an additional space to stuff an insert if needed. An example would be the Thirsties Duo AIO, and the Blueberry Basix AIO.


Hybrid or AI2 (All-In-Two) Systems:
Examples of this system would be the Flip, Grovia and Softbums system. This system relies on using an outer shell that is waterproof, and usually one-size (10-30 pounds or so). What absorbs the feces and urine is changed during the day, and some of these brands also have disposable insert options to change out for greater versatility. The Flip system relies on flaps on their covers to hold an insert in place, Grovia has snaps in the shell to snap their inserts in, and Softbums relies on snaps as well. Hybrid systems are incredibly economical, as a variety of inserts can be used in them (even old washcloths or handtowels!)

Our washing proccess

We are the ONLY diaper service in San Diego that send their diaper out for independent testing. Our diapers are sent to the diaper association approved lab and regularly tested. This testing process is much more rigorous than the standard testing performed by diaper service soap companies. This testing ensures that the cloth on your baby is the cleanest cloth held to highest industry standards.

Our process of cleaning the diapers is very environmentally friendly. In fact, it is much more environmentally friendly than home-laundering because there is less water and detergent used per diaper.

We have industrial washers and dryers, designed specifically for this industry, that have a 8-step process of high heat, soaping, soaking, flushing. The detergents and chemicals used are in very precise, measured amounts. The entire process brings the cloth diapers back to the same ph balance as your baby’s skin, which is verified regularly by an outside source, to ensure all residue has been rinsed out of the diapers. The detergents and chemicals used are not all natural because, at this time, there is not a product offered for diaper services that is all natural. We are using products that are as close to natural as possible, such as, enzymes to break down the waste to be flushed out of the diapers. Sanitary conditions are the most important part of our business. However, because of the entire process, the diapers are thoroughly rinsed so there will not be any chemicals left in the fibers.

In the end, it is your baby’s bottom against soft, clean, 100% cotton, vs a chemical laden disposable diaper that saturates our landfills for 200-500 years.

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Rashes

Diaper rash is a fact of baby life.  I can guarantee that your baby could have multiple rash before he or she is out of diapers, and that they happen whether or not you use cloth diapers or disposable diapers. Right here are the most common diaper rashes that you’ll come across in normal development.

 Regular Developmental Rashes

 Newborns - Newborns get diaper rash because their skin is new and sensitive and that they pee and poop plenty.  Try and change your baby as soon as he pees or poops, and just use a cloth wipe moist with heat water, and do not rub hard.  You may use a totally mild infant balm or rash cream with each diaper change, however ensure it is cloth diaper-safe.  (See underneath for rash creams.) Teething months and up while the infants teethe, they drool, and that they swallow a number of this drool, and it could worsen their bums on the way out.  This is absolutely ordinary, and once more, the solution is to change them often and use a shielding balm or cream that is cloth diaper safe.  (See underneath for rash lotions.) Starting solids and introduce new foods will change the chemistry of the infant's poop, once more ensuing in diaper location irritation.  The most not unusual culprits are acidic ingredients together with tomatoes and oranges.  Our 9-month old baby could not devour something with oranges for a long time - every poop after consuming orange might cause a terrible, burning rash that made her cry and suck her breath in sharply due to the pain.  Pay attention to which ingredients irritate the infant, and be in particular vigilant when introducing new foods.  Change you baby as soon as possible.

Other Common Diaper Rashes

 It's is very critical that you see your pediatrician a rash that does not get better with increased diaper changes and diaper rash cream. I’m not a physician and I cannot come up with scientific recommendation.  Commonly while a toddler has a rash that won't go away, a pediatrician can diagnose without difficulty and prescribe a cream for a quick heal.  These rashes additionally don't have loads to do with using cloth diapers, as babies who put on disposables get them, too.

Yeast- Yeast rash looks as if tiny pink bumps which can supply a sandpaper-like feel.  It may come and move and peel because it heals.  Older babies might also scratch at it when their diaper is off.  It frequently appears within the creases where it's moist, consisting of under the fold of the stomach and within the leg folds.  Yeast lives on our pores and skin and inside us, but given a heat, moist surroundings, it can grow out of control.  Your pediatrician can prescribe an antifungal cream for it as a way to clean it up quickly.  There are also over-the-counter creams. Please ask the doctor for the cheapest solution - This is rash is not uncommon and persecutions should be relatively cheap. Please email me the name of the cream and I will tell you if it's cloth-safe.  If it isn't cloth-safe, you could use fleece liners to shield the diapers and hand-wash the liners one after the other. With most yeast infections, a warm wash with 1 cup white vinegar will clean up the diapers.  This is because yeast lives on us all the time and it is not possible to kill all of it, nor might you need to. 

Bacterial Rash (Impetigo, and so on.) A rash due to a microorganism will appear like round sores that may blister and ulcerate.  Please see your pediatrician for diagnosis and a prescription cream.  Whether you could maintain to apply your cloth diapers with the medication depends on the ingredients and what kind of you are setting on.  Please email me the call of the cream and I will tell you if it is cloth-safe.  If it isn't cloth-safe, you could use fleece liners to shield the diapers and hand-wash the liners one at a time. To treat the diapers, wash them with 1-2 Tablespoons chlorine bleach and rinse.  Do not bleach covers or something that absolutely isn't always coming into contact with the child, and be conscious that too much bleach will lighten cotton.  You can bleach the heck out of microfiber pocket inserts without hurting them, however too much bleach will weaken or destroy PUL.

 Rashes particularly because of fabric Diapering issues

 Material Sensitivity or allergy some babies are sensitive to certain fabric - the most commonplace perpetrator is suede cloth (as an instance, the internal cloth of bumGenius 3.0 and 4.0 diapers.)  This isn't always very common - see your pediatrician in case you suspect this.  A few infants cannot tolerate diapers that "experience wet" like herbal fiber diapers, however they're first-rate with "live-dry" diapers with polyester inners. Detergent issues I know everybody thinks that their toddler's rash is the detergent's fault, however it normally not.  Here are the issues as a result of detergents.

  • If you are using excessive amount of detergent, and not rinsing all of it, it will worsen the toddler's pores and skin.  In general, you’ll need 1 Tablespoon or less of detergent - sure, you read that right.  to give you an idea, I wash forty diapers at a time in a front-loader and simplest use 1 Tablespoon of cloth diaper detergent.
  • In case you are using a detergent with enzymes (Tide is the largest culprit), the enzymes won't rinse out of the fabric.  So when the child pees, it reactivates the enzymes and that they go to work digesting the proteins in the child's pores and skin.  This can seem like a purple sunburn throughout inside the shape of a diaper. 
  • If your detergent has pointless components, those can worsen the child rash.  These are optical brighteners, material softeners, stain guards, and dyes.
  • Powder detergents are less difficult to rinse.

 Rash lotions and Balms

 You can’t use just any diaper cream with cloth diapers.  Creams which have zinc oxide blended with petrolatum (petroleum jelly) will stick within the diapers and be nearly impossible to get out inside the laundry.  In case you sense you have to use this kind of cream, use a massive fleece liner and hand wash the liner with dish detergent, break free the diaper laundry.  We have numerous cloth diaper safe rash creams in our shop.