Frequently Asked Questions
Using your bdiaper
How does the Bdiaper Hybrid Diaper Work?
Open the diaper and straighten out the attached waterproof pouch. Take the bio soakers and stretch them out. Then remove the sticky tabs from the back and place them gently on the pouch. Make sure the entire pouch is covered. Now tuck in the gussets (extra paper around the soakers). This helps contains all the mess inside keeping the pouch dry for another insert. Again, the cover should stand like a “U” which means it’s ready to be on the baby.
How does the pouch attach to the cover?
The coated waterproof pouch attaches itself to the cover with concealed Velcro tabs. The tabs are on all four sides of the pouch. Open the diaper and place the pouch correctly. Make sure the pouch is in the centre to avoid leaks
How to select the right size diaper for my baby
Use our Diaper Sizing Chart to select the right size diaper for your baby. However every baby is different which is why we have given a range of weight and age for different sizes. Small babies sometimes use an L and as they start to crawl or walk move back into an M size. M size is one that will probably last you the longest
How can we know if we have the right fit?
The easiest part to put the diaper on the baby. If the leg elastic is too tight, it means you need a larger size. If the diaper leaks from the sides or top again it means it is not the right size. Another way to judge the size is to notice if the Velcro tabs are coming off. This also means your baby is ready for the next size up.
I’d like to avoid disposables; can I use a reusable insert with my covers?
You may use the Bdiapers Reusable Insert in the hybrid diaper covers. Bdiaper Inserts are made from soft sports materials that wick away moisture and keep the baby's skin dry. They are absorbent only for 120 ML hence if you are planning to use for night-time diapering, we recommend using both inserts together.
Can we use a regular microfiber insert with Bdiaper Hybrid?
We do not recommend the use of regular microfiber inserts in our Hybrid diapers. Regular microfiber inserts should be used only in a pocket style diaper and not directly against the baby's skin. Microfiber may dehydrate the baby's sensitive skin leading to rashes and growth of pathogens.
We have our own home-made inserts from cotton cloth. Can those be used with a Bdiaper Hybrid
Inserts made from used and clean muslin cloths are only good as newborn nappies without waterproof covers. Our Hybrids have a nylon waterproof pouch hence these should not be used. The leak prevention mechanism of the pouch with a regular cloth may cause the skin to feel wet and may lead to the growth of bacteria. We can only use the stay dry Bdiapers Inserts or our disposable bio soakers with these diaper cover.
caring for your bdiaper
How to prep your Bdiaper Hybrid after purchase
Like any new piece of clothing for babies, it is always advisable to wash the shells and pouches before use. However once prepped, the covers can be used over the day without needing a change (unless they get soiled).
The Velcro snags with other clothing in the washer. What can we do?
Before throwing the diaper in washing, make sure you put the laundry tabs so the Velcro doesn’t wear out. On the cloth, shell folds the Velcro (hard part) onto tabs (soft part) before washing. This will not only improve the life of your Velcro; it will also prevent the Velcro from snagging onto other clothing in the washer and spoiling them.
How to wash a soiled Bdiaper Cover
Bdiapers shells only need to be washed when they get dirty or soiled, not every time your baby wears them. They can be washed with other regular clothing in a regular wash cycle. There is no need to remove the pouch for washing purposes.
What detergents are recommended for Bdiaper Hybrids?
You can use any mild detergent of your choice however a detergent with too many heavy minerals (like Wheel) may cause the pouch to lose its water retention ability and make the cloth covers look old and faded (like any other cotton clothing)
How to Wash the Bdiaper Reusable Inserts?
Cloth Inserts require a bit more specialized care. Here's how to clean them. Wash your cloth inserts separately in the machine on hot. Use a gentle detergent — one without brighteners, bleach, or softeners. An extra rinse at the end of the cycle will help ensure all detergent is rinsed out of the cloth inserts. Machine dry on medium, or line dry.
Avoid using a barrier cream on your baby if they’re using cloth inserts, as the cream is difficult to wash off and can reduce absorbency.
How to wash the pouches?
The pouches are easiest to wash and also dry in minutes. They can be wiped clean as well is not too soiled (slightly wet only). However, we recommend washing pouches frequently. Hand wash the pouches as much as possible however avoid excessive hand-washing of pouches. No bleach, no vinegar.
cleaning and drying
Can we use the same cover if the pouch is soiled?
Extra pouches are available incase a bio soaker leaks through. In the off chance of a leak, the mess will be contained in the pouch which can be swapped out for a clean one on the same cloth shell
How to dry your Bdiaper Hybrid
Bdiaper Hybrids can be dried in the dryer on low heat or air dried under indirect sunlight or shade. They do not need to be sunned as they don’t touch the baby. Too much sunlight may cause the pouches to wear out and look faded.
How to dry the pouches
Air or line dry would be ideal. The pouches can be dried in the shade. They dry in minutes!
Can the covers be spot cleaned?
Since the covers never touch the baby they may not need to be washed daily. One cover can be reused over a couple of days depending on the age of the baby (for example a running toddler would need more frequent changes than an infant).
What should we do with stains on our Bdiapers?
Stains are a normal part of raising small babies and a stain on a diaper does not indicate that the diaper isn’t clean. However, spot cleaning a stain on the shells or sun drying the reusable inserts would be some ways to help keep your Bdiapers looking like new.
storing your bdiaper
Dry Bucket for Storing your Bdiaper
Simply store your soiled Bdiapers in any large bucket with a lid. To prevent spreading of odors you may sprinkle little baking soda at the bottom of the bucket.
Wet Bag for Storing your Bdiaper
This is a zipped bag available on our website to fill with your soiled diapers. Once a day, dump the entire bag and into your washing machine ( make sure to secure the laundry tabs).
DISPOSAL OF THE BIO SOAKER INSERTS
How to dispose a soiled bio soaker insert?
While taking out the cover – wrap the insert in a newspaper or regular paper and discard it with other sanitary waste. We recommend tossing the solid waste from the soakers into the toilet bowl and disposing of the soiled soakers wrapped in paper with the other biowaste of your household (like you would with a sanitary napkin).
Why is it important to separate the soiled from other household waste?
It is important to dispose of bio waste properly so it doesn’t mix with the regular waste polluting our groundwater and making our babies sick. This is not good for the stray animals that sometimes feed on that waste. Their health is also our responsibility.
Can the Bio Soaker be flushed?
Our bio soakers are not flushable. They should not be thrown in the toilet bowl as they will clog the drainage. Please dispose this as segregated regular sanitary waste with the other household waste
Can the bio soakers be composted in our home composting unit?
The bio soakers are bleach, dye, and fragrance-free however they are NOT biodegradable. They cannot be tossed for composting. They need to be disposed of with other segregated homes sanitary waste