How do I wash and dry the diapers?
If the outer cover is dark color, wash with like colors in cold water for 2-3 times before use. This helps to retain the color from bleeding.Pre-Wash: Brand new diaper repel moisture rather than absorb it. Make sure that you wash 3-4 times before using. There can be residue left on the fabric from the production process that can cause leakage. Reduce the amount of detergent to 1/4 of your normal amount. Detergent must be completely dissolved for optimum washing results.
KaWaii Baby diaper is made of TPU fabric, which is a heat laminated process to make the diaper waterproof. The TPU is not a chemical solvent process, eco friendly is our goal. It can not withstand the heat or hot water. The colder the water the softer your diapers will be.
How to loosen or undoing a snap:
To unsnap the diaper, do not attempt to tear the fabric until the snap pop off, use your fingers to easily unsnap each snap.
Things that you cannot do:
Do not use fabric softener or dry sheet, it will reduce the absorbency of your diaper.
Do not use detergent contains optical brighteners or fluorescent whitening agents.
Do not use bleach, it can ruin the elastic and damage the water-proofing of your outer shells or covers. Also avoid borax, whitening additives, detergents with chlorine bleach, liquid concentrates and stain removers.
Avoid rubbing detergent directly on the outer shell or cover. It will damage the water-proofness of your diapers and void your warranty.
If you choose to use a diaper cream, put a liner between your baby's bottom and the diaper, it will prevent the diaper cream to transfer to the fabric and reduce its absorbency.
How to disinfecting your diapers?
Recommend to do once a month. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Method 1: Baking Soda can kill bacteria and odor
Hand Washing: Use a basin of hot water (95 degree F, 35 degree C), add a little bit of baking soda, add diapers in the hot baking soda water, allow to soak until the water has cooled, line dry under sunlight.
Machine Washing: Put the diapers in a full load of water, add 20g baking soda, rinse and line dry under sunlight.
Method 2: Lemon Juice can soften your diapers
Use 20g of lemon juice add to hot water, soak the inserts for a hour before your normal washing cycle.
Method 3: Vinegar
Vinegar helps neutralize the urine in diapers, equalizes PH balace. Vinegar helps break down soap residue or film build up. It is also a natural fabric softener, we recommend to use not more than 1/4 cup of White Vineger in the rinse cycle.
Why do diapers leak and how do I prevent it?
Cloth diapers will always be more prone to leaks than disposables as they do not contain dangerous liquid-solidifying chemicals. There are lots of reasons for leaking and many solutions to help.
Immediate Leak/Repelling- this could be a result of the build up from detergent, ointments, soap, hard water, or the residue of manufacturing process. We recommend you to do the stripping of diapers. First run a cold rinse with no detergent, run a warm/hot cycle (little detergent if necessary but no bleach). Run another cold rinse cycle. Continue washing on warm/hot and rinsing on cold until all the suds run clear
Leaking after a short while- when you change the diaper, the diaper or the insert is completely saturated with liquid, you need to change the diaper more often or need more absorbency, the diaper has exceed the absorbency capacity
Is the washing and drying of diapers difficult and time consuming?
It is neither difficult nor time consuming. Washing and drying will give you your first cloth diapering experience hassle free, just remove the inserts from the outer shell to rinse off the soil before washing. We recommend using natural cleaning agent such as baking soda, lemon juice or vinegar to eliminate odor or stains. Washing and drying time is quicker than normal diapers. Please read our FAQ for more washing instructions.
Method of storing your used diapers prior to washing
Wet pail - store the soiled diapers in a solution of water, odor and stain eliminators, such as baking soda, it can reduce smells and staining in a wet pail. Throw the soil and waste in a toilet or rinse them in a utility sink to loosen or remove waste before putting them in a wet pail.
The wet pail method acts like a pre-soak, and is best for controlling stains. Wet pails are heavy since you must lug the water around to fill or change, and the standing water creates a drowning hazard if a baby should get into the diaper pail. If you choose a wet pail for cloth diapers, you should be sure children can't reach it, or choose a locking top
Dry pail - dry diaper pail is one where used diapers are stored with no rinsing or standing water. Diapers are simply tossed in the pail and stay there until wash day. Shake the diapers over the toilet to get rid of any loose waste before putting them in the dry pail. A sprinkle of baking soda or a small towel sprinkled with lavender or tea tree oil is sometimes used in a dry pail to control odors. A medium-sized trash can with a flip-top lid works well as a dry pail, as will any other larger plastic container with a lid.