Fitting Cloth: A Starting Point

Flexible Sizes

Fitting an Adjustable Rise Cloth Diapers
- Align diaper at top of butt crack and pull tabs up and over thighs
-With little on their back, pull up legs to the chest.
-The leg bands should be snug with no gaps.
-Push fabric into the crotch elastic should not be around the upper leg
-Cloth diapers may leave indentations in the skin around the legs.
-Waist should be snug but 2 fingers should fit in the front: No muffin tops.
-When rise is snapped up push the fold up to reduce leaks

One Size Diaper Sizes
One Size Cloth Diaper Sizes

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Cloth Diapers

The Pumpkin of Pumpkin Vines is now grown out of her diapers.  What is amazing is that once in her One Size cloth diapers she fit into them till 3.5 years old! (Although she only needed them overnight!)


Size the Diaper

Snap the rise before attempting to change the little.  Use the chart above as a guide, but know that how you snap a diaper is up to you.  Find the right combination for a good fit based on if your baby is long and lean or has a bit of chub.


Align the Diaper

Cloth Diapers align lower in the back than disposable diapers. Place the baby in the prefered changing position for your little.
· On their back
· Onhands and knees
· Standing
· Running like their tail is on fire


Close the Waist & Check the Legs

Snap or use the Hook & Loop to secure the diaper around the littles waist.  
The diaper should be loose enough to slip 2 fingers in the front.  Point any appendage that could spray pee down into the aborbancy (away from the bellybutton).  If the rise is snapped up push fold up. 
Legs and back should be snug.  It is not uncommon for their to be some indentation or light discoloration from the elastic on the legs.  The indentation should not be red, purple. deep or inflamed. 

Cloth Diaper Size & Fit

Fitting Cloth

Our smallest diapers will fit most newborn / premi infants and come as all in one with snap closure.  Come by the office to see our smallest options. 
For newborns from 6-10 lbs we have a range of covers, pockets and all in one diapers to choose from. We have both hook & loop and snap closure options. 

Some companies sell sized diapers.   At Diaper Addict we offer a range of sizes, but not traditional "sized diapers" we carry:
- Premi AIO with snap adustable waist and rise with snap down umbilical cord adjustment
- Newborn Pocket Diaper with hook & look adustable waist and adjustable snap rise
- Newborn AIO with snap adustable waist and adjustable snap rise 
- Infant Diaper Cover with snap adustable waist and adjustable snap rise
- One Size Diaper Cover with stretch tab, snap adustable waist and adjustable snap rise
- One Size Diaper Cover with crossover snap adustable waist and adjustable snap rise with leg gussets
- One Size Pocket Diaper with stretch tab, snap adustable waist and adjustable snap rise 
- One Size Pocket Diaper with crossover snap adustable waist and adjustable snap rise
- One Size AIO Diaper with stretch tab, snap adustable waist and adjustable snap rise 

Poop is gross. Yes, we need to look at our little’s poopy diaper every time we change her diaper. We have to look at it again when we rinse it. Someone may even need to touch it when it is going into the laundry, but not usually. Most of our little’s diapers are wet, not poop. So we are talking about a few a day tops. Your little may poop every 5 minutes. We don’t mind the laundry or the poop. This is a personal thing, one that you need to decide if you can handle.

No one wants to be doing laundry constantly, but washing your cloth diapers at home does have some advantages.
Things to consider: You need to do laundry even if you don’t use cloth diapers.
We have had to add 2 “Quick Wash” cycles to our normal number of loads per week because of our cloth diapers.
Our wash routine starts with a 30 minute cycle to remove the urine and fecal matter from the diapers. We then add in other small items: children’s clothes, undies, tank tops, socks, wash cloths. These items bulk up the load to make sure that our HE front load washer has enough in it to properly agitate the clothing for the best results. We don’t add items like sheets and towels to try to “trick” the machine. Large items wrap around the diapers and do not allow for proper agitation. HE Washers work because items rub against other items.

I don’t want to spend all of my money on water & electricity!
Using my town as an example. We pay 5.18 cents per kWh for all kw-hrs per month for electricity.
For water we pay: Summer $12.02 per 100 cubic feet & Winter $3.45 per 100 cubic feet.
Sewer Rate: $7.06 per 100 cubic feet of metered water usage.
Did you know 748 gallons in one hundred (100) cubic feet? (Washers scoring poor in water efficiency used about 26 gallons or more. )
So the water cost for a load of laundry costs about the same as 2 disposable diapers (but you are washing 15-20).

There are a range of different schools of thought on how to care for cloth diapers. Everyone will have a different routine that is best.
You need should consult someone in your area who has successfully used cloth at different stages to help you create a wash routine.

Different towns and areas have different water hardness and minerals that impact washing. Well water, town water and spring water will all impact effective detergents and wash routines. Making your own detergent is never suggested.
Find a mainstream detergent that you are comfortable with.
Diapers are very dirty laundry and should be treated as such.  

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