How to care for your Swaddlebees AIO
How to care for Cotton and Organic Cotton Diapers
Care of Swaddlebees Aplix and Side Snaping Diapers
Does Organic Farming Protect the Environment?
Meaning of Certifed Organic
How To Use The Mommy's Touch Diaper
What payments are accepted?
Return or Exchange?
What type of diapers should I purchase?
How many diapers do I need?
Q: How to care for your Swaddlebees AIO
How do I wash and care for my Swaddlebees AIO
Before using the diapersThe Swaddlebees AIO diapers need to be pre-washed at least once before use. For The Monster suggests three to four times, and dried each time. This causes the cotton fibers of the top layer to fluff up and become more absorbent. If you experience leaking it could be due to the fact the AIO diaper has not been pre-washed sufficiently.
Changing DiapersChange the diapers frequently, do not expect it to last for hours. Cloth diapers do not rely on moisture retaining chemicals so you will need to change the diaper every 2-4 hours during the day. A doubler or insert may be added through the opening at the back of the diaper in cases where additional absorbency is needed or for extended use of the diaper.
Washing the DiapersWash your diapers in warm water with a small amount of detergent. Diapers do not require much detergent, too much will leave residue causing your diapers to possibly stink, leak, or leave baby with a rash. Use a 1/4 the recommended amount per load is sufficient. Over-dosing on detergent also produces build up and is the single most common cause of leaking problems. Make sure that your diapers are rinsed clean. Any residue from poop, urine, detergent or vinegar can make your diapers smell. Tumble dry on any temperature or line dry.
Do not use fabric softener.
Do not use bleach.
From The Manufacturer
If staining occurs, it is important that any products used on the diapers and covers to remove the stains are mild so as not to irritate the baby’s skin and/or cause the diapers to prematurely deteriorate. In most cases, laying the stained diapers out in the sun is the safest and most effective way of removing stains.
Q: How to care for Cotton and Organic Cotton Diapers
How do I care for my new Cotton and Organic Cotton Diapers?
Wash and dry your diaper once in warm water* prior to first use. This will cause the fibers to shrink, fluff up and become more absorbent. It is not necessary to wash more than this before using the diaper for the first time. The diaper will shrink and get thicker with the first few washes. This shrinkage has been allowed for when designing the diapers. Hemp inserts will need to be primed by washing and drying them 3-4 times on HOT prior to first use.
Storing your dirty diapers
Keep your wet and dirty diapers in a diaper pail. If you're using pocket fitteds, shake out the insert into your diaper pail and throw the diaper in after changing your baby's diaper.
Because organic and 100% cotton fibers tend to wear slightly more than conventional or synthetic fibers, a little extra care can extend the life of the diaper. Wash your diapers in warm water* with a small amount of detergent on gentle cycle. Diapers do not require much detergent, too much will leave residue causing your diapers to possibly stink, leak, or leave baby with a rash.
You can use a 1/4 of the recommended amount per load and this should be sufficient. Washing the diapers on hot can make our dyed organic diapers fade in color. An additional rinse can be used for particularly soiled loads. Make sure that your diapers are rinsed clean. Any residue from poop, urine, detergent or vinegar can make your diapers smell. Tumble dry on medium to low heat or line dry.
Do not use fabric softener. It will coat the diapers making them water repellent and reduce the absorbency of the diaper. Be aware that if you use dryer sheets in your dryer for other laundry this can coat your dryer and transfer to your diapers.
Do not use bleach. This will cause the fabric's fibers to break down.
Do not stretch the diaper while it is still warm. Allowing the diaper to cool after taking it out of the dryer will extend the life of its elastic.
*Warm means water temperature should not exceed 40 degrees C or 105 degrees F
Q: Care of Swaddlebees Aplix and Side Snaping Diapers
How do I take care of my diapers?
WASH & CAREWash and dry the diapers and microfiber terry inserts prior to first use.
If using hemp inserts, wash them separately 3-4 times on hot.
Washing your Swaddlebees pocket diapers with hemp inserts together prior to first use may cause the oils from the hemp inserts to coat the fleece and cause it to repel.
After changing your baby's diaper, shake out the insert into your diaper pail and throw the diaper in.
On wash day, run the dirty diapers in a cold soak or prewash. If you have already soaked your diapers in a pail, spin out any remaining dirty water. Wash your diapers in warm or hot water with a small amount of detergent (1/4 - 1/2 of the recommended dose). Over-dosing on detergent produces build up and is the single most common cause of leaking problems. An additional rinse can be used for particularly soiled loads. Make sure that your diapers are rinsed clean. Any residue from poop, urine, detergent or vinegar can make your diapers smell.
Do not use fabric softener. It will coat your Swaddlebees diapers making them water repellent and will cause leaks. Be aware that if you use dryer sheets in your dryer for other laundry this can coat your dryer and transfer to your diapers. "Free and clear" type detergents and natural products and soaps are not recommended for diapers containing polyester because of the soap build up they tend to leave. This build up can cause repelling, leaks and rashes in sensitive skin. Diapers do not require much detergent, too much will leave residue causing your diapers to possibly stink, leak, or leave baby with a rash. 1/4 the recommended amount per load is sufficient.
Q: Does Organic Farming Protect the Environment?
How Else Does Organic Protect Our Environment?
Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply, and that are associated with health consequences, from asthma to cancer. Because organic agriculture doesn't use toxic and persistent pesticides, choosing organic products is an easy way to help protect you and the environment
Q: Meaning of Certifed Organic
What does "Certified Organic" mean?
Certified Organic means that items have been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields processing facilities, detailed record keeping, and periodic testing of soil and water to ensure that growers and handlers are meeting the standards which have been set.
Q: Organic Cotton
What is Organic Cotton?
Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and chemical free soil enhancements without the use of pestisides, fertilizers, and or chemical usage. It maintains and enhance ecological harmony. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.
Q: How To Use The Mommy's Touch Diaper
How do I fold the MT one size diaper for a newborn or smaller baby?
Instructions for Adjusting Mommy's Touch One-Size Pocket Diapers
For the Smallest Setting (to fit newborns or small babies):
Lay your child in the diaper with the back of the Mommy's Touch Diaper level with the babies navel. Pull the front or the rise of the diaper up past babies naval and snap the top row of snaps on left wing to bottom row of diaper snaps, as shown in this picture for both wings.
Overlap wings, snap top right wing snap to diaper, then snap remaining wing snaps together. This picture shows the Mommy's Touch Diaper being completely snapped, with the rise of the diaper still above the wings. If you will notice there are to snaps in the middle of the top wing.
Fold top of the Mommy's Touch One Size Pocket Diaper down and snap the top rows of snaps to the middle snap set on wings. To make MT Cloth Diaper lay flat pull folded area smoothly towards baby's back so gathers are no longer present.
For the Middle Setting (medium sized babies who need a bigger waist but still a shorter rise)
Snap top row of snaps on wings to the bottom row of snaps on the Mommy's Touch One Size Pocket Diaper.
Fold the top of the diaper down. Fleece should be facing out. This the first fold that will need to be made on the Mommy's Touch One Size Diaper. You will not be snapping the fold to anything at this time. Just fold the top of the MT diaper down.
Fold up bottom corners of the wings, and snap the wings to the folded over top of the MT cloth diaper. Choose snaps to fit legs. You will need to smooth out the fold to make it lay flat.
You will also want to make sure that you do not have your insert folded out also. Your insert will need to stay below the folds and inside the diaper
Q: Ship Times
How fast do you ship your products?
In stock orders ship within 48 hours, some items will ship from manufacturer.
Please see our Shipping Page for full shipment details.
Q: What payments are accepted?
What type of payments do you accept?
Please see our Store Payments page.
Q: Return or Exchange?
What is your return or Exchange Policy?
Please see our Store Policy Page.
Q: Diaper Definitions
What does AIO, Pre-fold, Pocket diaper, inserts, diaper covers, mean?
We at For The Monster understand when you are starting out with cloth diapers all the "terms" can be a little confusing, let us see if we can help you understand some of the more used terms.
Pocket Diaper: A pocket diaper is a cloth diaper that is made with an outer layer of water proof material and an inner layer of material, that has an opening so that you may stuff an absorbent layer inbetween them.
Inserts: Inserts are the absorbent layers that are put inside a pocket diaper or layed inside other diapers for more protection. Inserts can be made of micro fiber terry, or hemp. Some mom's make there own inserts.Pre-folds: There are many different types of pre-folds on the market today. The pre-folds are almost the same as what grandma used, but made to absorb more than the old time diapers.
Fitted Diaper: A fitted diaper that usually is more fitted to your childs body. This type of diaper will require an outer cover for leak proof protection.
Diaper Cover: A diaper cover requires that you have an aborbent layer within the cover. This abosrbent layer could be a fitted diaper or a pre-fold.
AIO: Stands for All In One. The AIO has your waterproof outer barrier, your absorbent layers, all sewn in into one diaper.
Q: What type of diapers should I purchase?
What diaper brand do you suggest?
I have Fuzzi Bunz, Happy Heiny's Wonderoos, and others in my personal stash. I suggest that people try all of the brands that they have researched. They should purchase maybe 1 or 2 of each type. I would hate to see someone purchase 12 or 24 diapers of a certain brand and then not like them.
I use the Fuzzi Bunz, because of the fact they hold like the Hoover dam in my opinion. These are the best travel and over night diapers on the market today. The micro fleece inside helps prevent diaper rash.
I use Happy Heiny's diapers because they offer cute prints, and solid colors. They are 100% made by a wahm, and are a good product.
I use the Wonderoos, because they are a one size diaper. This means my son will wear this diaper from now until he is potty trained.
I also use the Stacinator Fleece Deluxe Covers. These covers allow for air flow and are soft against the skin.
When my son was born I also used the Prorap Newborn diaper cover and pre folds until his umbilical cord fell off.
Q: How many diapers do I need?
How many cloth diapers should I purchase to start cloth diapering with?
Since a child uses 8 to 10 diapers a day, I would suggest you start out with at least 12 diapers. This will have you washing your diapers once a day. After you have figured out what type of cloth diapers you prefer you may add more to your collection. The more cloth diapers that you have, the longer you may go between washing.