Thinking of opting for cloth diapers for your baby who will show up very soon, but you don't understand anything when you try to educate yourself on the subject?You just know that you would save a lot of money and that your ecological footprint would decrease if you were to make this choice?Then you have come to the right place!This is where we demystify it all for you!




1 pocket diapers

Pocket diapers are a type of cloth diaper that is popular with almost every parent.The reason is simple, it is the ease of putting on and adjusting the diaper to the baby that has made this type of diaper popular.The pocket diaper has more or less 35 snaps to be able to benefit from an adjustment to all stages of your baby's growth.It is called the pocket diaper, because it obviously has a pocket on the back oùwe enter the insert.The great thing about this diaper is that you can adjust the need for absorption by inserting the insert (s) that actually suit your baby into the pocket.In addition, it is the most accepted type of diaper in daycare because of its ease of use.Finally, the disadvantages that some parents encounter are leaks, because there is no absorption on the sides, it is only the insert in the middle that absorbs.If your baby is sleeping on his side, then you may be experiencing a leak.Some parents also dislike the rubber bands in these diapers because of the marks they leave on the skin.It should be noted that this poses no real problem as long as they disappear after about twenty minutes, it's a bit like the marks that socks leave on the skin.


Pocket diapers


2.All-in-one or TE1 diapers

All-in-one diapers are very similar to pocket diapers.The only difference is that the insert is sewn to the diaper.They are therefore very easy to use, because they do not require any assembly or manipulation.However, the absorption of the diaper cannot be changed and the drying time is long because of the insert.

3.All-in-two or TE2 diapers

The all-in-two diaper is a mix of the pocket diaper and the all-in-one diaper.This kind of diaper has a pocket to insert the insert, but it also has snaps to attach the insert outside the pocket.It therefore leaves the choice to use it with its original insert or to use it with another insert better suited to your baby's needs.If you attach the insert outside the pocket, you will have to be careful that the insert is not made of microfiber, because the microfiber will irritate baby's buttocks on contact with the skin.

4.Flat layers

A flat diaper is simply a square or rectangle of fabric.Basically that's it, but to really get to have a layer, you have to fold the square or the rectangle in a certain way.There are several kinds of folds, however one of the most popular folds is the ORIGAMI fold (see image).Flat diapers can be made in a variety of fabrics, but we mostly recommend French terry or stretch fleece for better fit and absorbency.This type of diaper is ideal for large wetters because of their great absorption capacity, they are also perfect for newborns since it is often difficult to find another type of diaper that fits so well with the babies. very small babies or they are ideal for sleeping on the side, because it is the entire diaper that absorbsunlike other systems.In addition, they are generally inexpensive although some variations of it can be more expensive.Finally, the disadvantages are that you have to equip yourself with more than one size of flat diapers, that you have to equip yourself with diaper covers as well and they can be a little difficult to put on your baby. when he is in his phase of "I absolutely do not want to put a diaper and is struggling to have the last word".


5.Molded diapers

Molded diapers are the ideal of both worlds of flat diapers and pocket diapers, i.e. the molded diaper has the same physical shape as a pocket diaper, so it has the same ease of adjustment as the latter, but it also has the same absorption capacity and even well beyond a flat layer thanks to its many thicknesses of fabric.The disadvantages of molded diapers are that they are generally very expensive, have a very big butt, and are more difficult to wash well due to their many layers of fabric.However, the molded diaper is still a very good option for the night.

Although all of these diaper systems have interesting and less interesting advantages, based on our personal experience, we would recommend that you primarily use alternating pocket and flat diapers.Why?Quite simply, because it is a good compromise between monetary level and absorption level.Pocket diapers are ideal for the day because they are quick and easy to put on baby, you can choose your inserts according to your absorption need and they are generally inexpensive.Flat diapers and its variations are ideal for the night, as it is the entire diaper that absorbs and not just an insert, which is perfect if you have a baby who assumes multiple positions while sleeping.In addition, they are very very economical taking into account their absorption capacity.

Please note that this is only a personal opinion based on our personal experience.Everyone has different needs and preferences, so you may very well find your system to be a winner with the other types of diapers.





We talk about scrubbing when you have bad odors despite a good washing routine, when baby's bottom is red as soon as he is in washable diapers or when you have leaks despite the absorption necessary for your baby and despite a good fit.

What steps to follow to do a good scrub?

1. Fill your tub or washer tub with hot water.30 ° C. The water level should be enough to cover the layers, but not more than that so that the layers and inserts are still stuck together.

2.For 20 layers and 20 inserts, put 1/4 cup of percarbonate of soda and stir to dilute in water.

3. Add the CLEAN diapers and inserts to the tub or washer tub and soak for at least 6 hours and at best overnight.

4. Rinse the layers and inserts thoroughly under the tap to remove as much product as possible.

5. Put diapers and inserts in the washer and start a rinse cycle.
Repeat this step until they no longer foam.

If you only want to scrub one layer, you can use a teaspoon of percarbonate soda and follow the steps above.In addition, traditional Oxy Clean can also be used for scrubbing using the same amounts as with sodium percarbonate.


We talk about disinfection when you buy used diapers, when your baby has had fungus or when your baby has had another contagious disease, however it is not necessary in all cases.For example, if you have washed with hot water at30 ° Cfor the duration of the symptoms and the 14 days following the end of the symptoms as well and there is no sign of persistent contagious disease then this is not necessary, but it is still recommended.

What steps to follow for a good disinfection?

1. Fill the tub halfway with cold water.

2. Use 22 ML per 4 L of Bummis Sanitizer water, pour into the tub and stir.

3. Add the CLEAN layers and inserts, mix everything together and let soak for 10 minutes.

4. Thoroughly rinse each diaper and insert with hot water.(30 ° C).

5. Put the diapers and inserts in the washer and start a short QUICK WASH type cycle with hot water (30 ° C)without detergent.

6. Start a long HEAVY DUTY type cycle with hot water (30 ° C) with a pinch of powder detergent or approximately 10 ml of liquid detergent.


Creams for diaper rash typeZinconfax,Penatenand the like cannot be used with washable diapers, as these usually contain petroleum derivatives or mineral oils which will block the fibers of the diapers.The inner fabric of the diapers or inserts would then become waterproof and therefore no longer allow liquids to pass through.So you will end up with a problem of leaks and absorption.

Don't panic, there are several alternatives on the market.All you have to do is do a little research on the type "cream compatible with washable diapers" and you will surely find several options.

However, the most economical and natural alternative is to apply pure coconut oil on baby's bottom.You will see, the irritation will go away pretty quickly.You should still make sure before your baby is not allergic to coconut oil.Be careful not to confuse diaper rash and fungi.In the event that your baby has fungus, coconut oil will be useless and you will need to consult a healthcare professional for the necessary treatment.