Diapering 101 – How To Fold And Use Cloth Diapers
Let’s skip right past the great diaper debate and assume that you’ve read what there is to read, done your soul-searching, and made your decision – and for your baby, it’s nothing but natural against that tender skin. Whether your decision is ecological, economical, or based on something else entirely, you’ve decided on cloth diapers for baby. Now it’s time for Diapering 101 – how do you turn a rectangle of cloth into a comfy cover for the little cherub?
Wash the diapers first
First things first. Never diaper your baby in a brand new cloth diaper straight from the plastic wrapping. Between the natural cotton and the manufacturing process, new diapers have a ‘waxy’ coating that cuts down on their absorbency and can irritate baby’s skin. Toss all your new diapers into the washer and run them through five or six cycles with detergent, bleach and the hottest water you can muster. If you’ve got a clothesline and a sunny day, that’s the best way to dry them.
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