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Caring for Kawaii Diapers

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.
  • Basic Washing: Simply remove the inserts from the pocket and flush away the soil. Rinse thoroughly to avoid stains and odor develop. Put the cover and the inserts together in the washer. You do not need to wash your covers after every use if they are not too soiled. Simply rinse it thoroughly with warm water, hang dry and reuse it for a few more times before putting in the washer. Inserts can be pre-soak in cold for half an hour, then a hot wash.
  • Washing Routine: Don't wait more than 3 days to wash your diapers. If possible, washing every 1-2 days to help prevent bacteria.
  • Selecting a Washing Temperature: Water temperature is an important factor in getting your diapers clean. The colder the water the softer your diapers will be.
    The maximum washing temperature for the outer Shells/Diaper Covers is 95 degree F, 35 degree C. Inserts can be washed in any water temperature.
  • Amount of Detergent: Reduce the amount of detergent to 1/2 of your normal amount. Detergent must be completely dissolved for optimum washing results.
  • Velcro Type Outer Shells/Covers: Make sure to fasten the velcro fastener before washing. DON'T open the fastner when the diaper is wet. It will reduce the stickiness ability.
  • Turning your diaper inside out before putting in the wash: It refers to turn the inner lining inside out , it will stop the color fading . help keep the diapers looking better and last longer. Same with the dryer , the more heat you add to your diapers , the more worn out they become and the heat fades the color.

How to loosen or undoing a snap:

washing

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:

Don't use fabric softerner or dry sheet, it will reduce the absorbency of your diaper.

Don't use detergent contains optical brighteners or fluorescent whitening agents.

Don't 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 bateria 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.

Leaking is often a result of repelling, it is because of the residue of manufacturing process, build up from detergent, ointments, soap or hard water that can build up on the diapers to make it less absorbent to cause leaking. 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

  • Too Wet - Diaper will leak when FULL AND SATURATED, dampness spreading across the outer cover, usually from the legs, this is normal, even the famous brand will be the same. Change the diaper often and don't wait until they are too wet.
  • Incorrect Use of Insert - Even a tiny bit of diaper fabric sticking outside of the cover can cause a surprising amount of urine to wick out quite quickly. Make sure the inserts are probably stuff in place when you put it on your baby.
  • New diaper repels moisture - If the water droplets bead up on the surface then your diapers need a few more washings in warm water using mild detergent.
  • Inserts not effective - detergents gradually build up on the fibers over repeated washing causing the insert to become less absorbent and repel liquids rather than absorbing them. You may soak the inserts in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and warm water for half and hour before washing.
  • Newborns wet their diapers often because they have very tiny bladders, so you will require diaper change in every 1-2 hour to prevent leaking.
  • Difference between boys and girls - Perhaps your child has a very strong urine stream and literally leak through the diaper, here is the tips. For baby boy will need to be thicker in the front, fluid tend to flow upward but make sure not over the tummy button (umbilicus). For baby girl will need extra padding at the back. This can slow down the urine stream so that the diaper has a chance to absorb.

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.

Diaper Rash and Yeast Infection

 

How do I prevent or treat diaper rash?

Diaper rash is one of the issues that you will have to deal with as a new parent, especially during warmer months. It is usually caused by skin irritation from prolonged contact with heat and moisture. To treat diaper rash you need to know what is causing the rash and how what remedies your baby will respond best to.

Diaper rash usually causes mild redness and scaling where the diaper touches your baby's skin. In worst cases, the rash can cause pimples, blisters and other sores. If your baby's rash gets infected, the rash may be bright red and the skin may be swollen. Small red patches or spots may spread beyond the main part of the rash, even outside the diaper area.

The key to preventing and treating diaper rash is to keep your baby's diaper area clean, cool and dry.

Change your baby's diaper often, and let him or her go without a diaper when possible to let the air dry his or her skin.

Try placing your baby on an open cloth diaper during nap time. Check the diaper shortly after your baby falls asleep and replace it if it's wet. Babies often urinate right after falling asleep.

Homeopathic Remedies: Many moms have been able to find simple cures for common problems that they face as a parent, and this includes diaper rash. For example, breast milk can be used to treat diaper rash. Simply express some milk and apply it to the rash. An egg white wash has also been used as a homeopathic remedy for diaper rash. Other homeopathic remedies that have been recommended by mothers around the world include: tea bags, lard, fresh air, oatmeal paste, bag balm, and even milk of magnesia.


Know Your Baby: Every baby is different, and each one will respond to diaper rash remedies differently. The best way to find a diaper rash remedy that works for your baby is to learn about your baby’s body. Keep a journal about your baby. Create an entry every time your baby has a reaction to something. This way you will know what products to avoid. If your baby’s diaper rash isn’t responding to normal creams and powders try a homeopathic remedy. If you don’t know what to use then you can always talk to your doctor to see what they recommend. Don't use creams that contain boric acid, camphor, phenol, methyl salicylate or compound of benzoin tincture. These things can be harmful.

What causes diaper rash?

  • Contact with urine and feces: Prolonged exposure to urine and feces can irritate the skin. Both urine and feces can cause moisture to come into contact with the skin, which makes it more prone to damage and irritation.
  • Method of feeding: Breast-fed babies may experience fewer diaper rashes than bottle-fed babies because breast-fed babies tend to have stools of a smaller volume that in turn are less irritating to the skin.
  • Friction and rubbing: Tight-fitting diapers that chafe against the skin can lead to a diaper rash. This damage to the skin can be made worse if the skin is wet. Also, skin-to-skin contact within skin folds in the diaper area can promote a diaper rash.
  • Pre-existing skin conditions: Infants and children with pre-existing skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis can be more prone to developing a diaper rash.
  • Contact with irritating chemicals: Your baby's bottom is very delicate. Some common chemicals that are found in fabric softeners, detergents, baby lotions, fragrances, soaps, and baby wipes can be very irritating to the skin and should be avoided. Talk to your child's doctor or pharmacist about which products to avoid.
  • Antibiotic use: Using antibiotics can disrupt the normal balance of "good bacteria" which normally keep certain organisms such as yeast under control. Antibiotics taken by a breast-feeding mother can also affect the baby.
  • Infections: The dark, damp, and moist environment created by a diaper is a perfect breeding ground for bacterial or yeast infections (e.g., Candida) on the skin. These types of infections are more common in babies who have a diaper rash. Blisters, pus, red bumps in the creases of the skin, or severely swollen red areas are signs of infection.
  • Other conditions: Diaper rashes are not exclusive to infants and young children. They can also develop in people with conditions such as incontinence and paralysis.

 

What is Yeast Infection?

Yeast infections that affect a baby's diaper area not the same thing as diaper rash. Unfortunately, regular diaper cream and baby powder on the yeast infection will do nothing to cure it. Anti-fungal medications are the only types of medicine that can get rid of yeast infections.

A yeast infection is different from a diaper rash in that it appears as a flat, red rash with scalloped edges that have several tiny rashes around it. A yeast infection rash may extend along the pubic area and onto the lower part of the baby's abdomen.

Babies who are on antibiotics or who are being breastfed by mothers who are taking antibiotics are at higher risk for yeast infections. That's because antibiotics kill the good bacteria in the body that keep yeast in check. Without these bacteria around, yeast and grow more abundantly.
How to cure?
Using antifungal cream, soaking the baby in warm water two times a day and frequent diaper changes will usually clear up a yeast infection within a few days. Make sure the diapers are loose enough to let air in. When changing your child's diapers, make sure the skin on his buttocks is clean and dry.
Frequent diaper changes can decrease the chances of an infection occurring
Any doubt please consult your doctor.

Microfiber Inserts

Microfiber is an environmental friendly material with many tiny strands and 40 times more surface area for absorption. It is lightweight, less bulky, durable and easy to wash and dry. Our inserts are made from 100% unbleached Microfiber.

Caring for Your Bamboo Diaper

Bamboo diaper require special care to serve you over the long term with their many luxurious qualities.

Here are some frequently asked questions about our diapers. A lot of our customers are also using facebook to ask questions and get opinions.

What is Bamboo?
Bamboo is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and odor resistant. The fiber is antibacterial and biodegradable, it is harvested and raised without pesticides.

Our bamboo diaper has the feel of silk, it wick away moisture from baby skin and well ventilated. Giving you a feel of cool during hot seasons and warm during cold seasons.

How do I wash and care for Bamboo diapers?
Wash diapers before you use them. Wash in cool water with a mild detergent and a gentle cycle. It may place less stress on the fibers.

Use detergent made for cloth diaper, one of neutral pH, or one created for delicate fabrics. Be aware that some popular soap may contain harsh chemicals (like bleach) which may make them inappropriate for use with bamboo.

When laundering bamboo diapers, they should be treated much like cotton. Using the coolest wash available, line dry, dry on a clothes rack or use a low heat dry cycle. Remove the diaper from the washer once the washing cycle is finished. Bamboo fiber is fragile and lose some of their strength when wet. Water temperature should not exceed 95 degree F, 35 degree C. It wil damage the waterproof ability. Bamboo will shrink considerably if washed in hot water.

Stripping of Diapers

Are my diapers repelling?
I noticed my diapers started to get repelling rather than absorbing. This can be caused by detergent build-up, fabric softeners, ointments etc. It can happen to any brand. Stripping diapers can solve your problem and is easy to do.

First run a cold rinse with no detergent, run a warm cycle (little detergent if necessary but no bleach), run another cold rinse cycle. Continue washing on warm and rinsing on cold until all the suds fun clear

Microfleece vs. Suede Inner

Suede cloth wick moisture to keep the skin dry, microfleece absorbs much faster than other diaper fabrics, soft feeling and comfortable