Mama Koala Snap Bamboo Cloth Diaper Inserts (6 Pack)
Package Details: 6 PCS Snap Bamboo Inserts!
Bamboo is a natural and sustainable fiber with incredible absorbency. Great for heavy wetters, nap time, night time or long car trips.
- Content with 2 outer layers made from 80% bamboo and 20% nylon, 2 inner layers are microfiber.
- Can be used in many pockets and overnight diapers.
- Breathable, super absorbent, and less bulky.
- To prep, your bamboo inserts wash hot (up to 40℃/104℉) and dry them 3 to 6 times before use. This will bring out their maximum absorbency. You may or may not use detergent.
- Simply insert into the pocket diaper through the pocket opening.
- You can also use them together with a Mama Koala Microfiber Insert for a super trim fit while still providing the ultimate combination of fast and high volume absorbency.
Wash and Care
- Washing instructions
We know that there are many ways to wash cloth diapers. Wash routines are not one size fits all. It depends on the detergent you use, your washing machines, water hardness levels, etc. Along your cloth journey, you will come up with your own system that works best for you. Below is a good example of a wash routine for that first starting out, or having issues with their own routine.
- Basic Routine
- Wash Before Wearing: All cloth diapers should be pre-washed before using so the diapers fluff up and achieve optimal softness and absorbency.
- Dump, drop, scrape, or spray solids into the toilet. For exclusively breastfed poop-it does not require any special removal. Breastmilk poop is 100% organic and will dissolve in the wash.
- Prewash with a small amount of detergent.
- Main wash: add the recommended amount of detergent for the appropriate load size.
- Cool rinse (optional).If you live in a hard water area, we do not recommend doing an extra rinse after the main wash because it might lead to build-up on diapers.
- Tumble dry low or lay flat to dry in the
- Tips: The water temperature should be 40℃/104℉ max in any steps. We do not recommend using free&clear or natural types of detergents because hot water is required to rinse them. However, hot water will shorten the service life of the elastics and TPU.
- Detergent recommendations
We recommend using detergents that are free from optical brighteners, fabric softeners, and dyes. Many laundry detergents have such additives that can build up on cloth or cause other problems. Lots of customers recommend Tide, Gain, Purex, FOCA, etc., and they regularly see issues with Charlie's Soap, Rockin' Green, and homemade detergents. Most mainstream laundry detergents work well for cloth and these recommendations are for your reference only.
- Additional tips
- To prep, your hemp or bamboo inserts wash them 3 to 6 times before use. This will bring out their maximum absorbency. You may or may not use detergent. Microfiber inserts only need to be washed once before use.
- Store your dirty diapers in a dry pail or wet bag. Do not store in a wet pail.
- Do not soak your diapers in water, detergents, or additives. Soaking can damage the TPU (the waterproofing layer) and elastic of your diapers.
What is a cloth diaper?
Cloth diapers are called different things, such as 'reusable diapers' or 'washable diapers' but it all means the same thing.
They are a reusable, washable diaper that is comprised of two parts: absorbency and waterproofing.
What are pocket diapers?
Pocket diapers consist of a waterproof outer layer sewn together with a stay-dry fleece or micro suede inner layer. They have a pocket where you place an absorbent insert. The insert goes into the pocket for each use and is removed afterward so that both pieces can be washed.
The removable insert reduces the drying time compared to diapers that are all sewn together. Another advantage of pocket diapers is that you can customize your absorbency to meet your baby’s changing needs by adding extra inserts or boosters when required.
These are a popular style that goes on in one piece - almost as easy as a disposable.
Why should I choose cloth diapers?
Cloth diapers are good for our baby, budget and planet.
Cloth diapers contain no chemicals such as chlorine, perfumes or polyacrylate (a chemical used for absorbency). The natural fibers in cloth diapers are softer than the plastics used in disposables, your baby should have less irritating chafing which can lead to rashes.
Throughout one baby’s diapering lifetime a family will spend about $3,500 on disposable diapers or disposable diapering products. Meanwhile, a 30 pack of Mama Koala cloth diapers would only cost you $200.
In the United States alone, there are about 20 billion disposable diapers dumped in landfills each year, and it comes out to be more than 3.5 million tons of waste. Cloth diapers can be reused again and again. They can also be passed on to younger siblings and refreshed with new absorbent inserts.
How many cloth diapers do I need?
While most sources recommend having at least 12 diapers. For full-time, everyday use we would recommend, at minimum 18 diapers as a good place to start. Washing every 1-2 days, you would have to wash continuously in order to not run out. 24-30 diapers is an optimal amount to have so you never run out and won't need to wash every day. This way you can wash every 3-4 days.
Also, there are other things you should think of, such as how old is your child? Older children tend to use fewer diapers during the day than newborns. Will your baby use cloth diapers exclusively or use some disposables? Will you travel with cloth diapers and how will that affect your needs?
This will vary and you will find the answer that best suits you through trial and error during your cloth diaper journey.
What is the wash routine and what detergent should we use?
All cloth diapers should be pre-washed before using so the diapers fluff up and achieve optimal softness and absorbency. For the basic wash routine and the recommended detergent please check Wash and Care.
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