Frequently Asked Questions

Using your Bdiaper

  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 contain all the mess inside by 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.

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.

Use our Diaper Sizing Chart to select the right size of diaper for your baby. However, every baby is different, which is why we have given a range of weights and ages 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.

The easiest part is 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.

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 babys' skin dry. They are absorbent only for 120ML hence if you are planning to use them for night-time diapering, we recommend using both inserts together.

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 babys' skin. Microfiber may dehydrate the baby's sensitive skin, leading to rashes and growth of pathogens.

Inserts made from used and clean muslin cloth are only good as new born 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 regular cloth may cause the skin to feel wet and may lead to growth of bacteria. We can only use the stay dry Bdiapers Inserts or our disposable bio soakers with these diaper covers.

The pads are disposable. They have a top sheet which stays dry.

Hybrid means part cloth and part disposable.

We have a separate newborn stock keeping unit. Please check the link.

You can use the newborn hybrid till at least 3 months. Sometimes it depends even more, depending on the baby and how she/he puts on weight. There is very little difference between sizes of the newborn and S size. The difference is only in the style. The hard part of the Velcro is deep inside so that it doesn't hurt the baby.

Yes, you can use any home-made insert in it. As long as it can be put against the baby’s skin - which is avoiding microfiber.

Please tell us the age and weight of the baby and we can tell you the correct size. You can choose whatever size of disposable the baby is on right now. Check the size chart under the Quick links.

We have a newborn hybrid as well. Please look in the catalogue. These close at the back, so no part of the Velcro hurts the baby.

Washing your Bdiaper

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 throughout the day without needing a change (unless they get soiled).

Before throwing the diaper in the washing, make sure you put the laundry tabs so the Velcro doesn’t wear out. On the cloth shell, fold 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 it.

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.

You can use any mild detergent of your choice but a detergent with too heavy minerals (like a 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).

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 barrier cream on your baby if they’re using cloth inserts, as the cream is difficult to wash off and can reduce absorbency.

The pouches are easiest to wash and also dry in minutes. They can be wiped clean as well and is not too soiled (slightly wet only) . However, we recommend washing pouches frequently. Hand wash the pouches as much as possible, but avoid excessive hand-washing of pouches. No bleach, no vinegar.

Drying and Cleaning

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.

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.

Air or line dry would be ideal. The pouches can be dried in the shade. They dry in minutes!

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).

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 new.

No, the inner cotton doesn't need to be cleaned after every pad change, as the pads have a bottom layer that is waterproof.

The pads are of 400 ML Absorbency - they last 4-6 hours.

Storing Bdiapers for washing


Dry bucket:

Simply store your soiled bdiapes in any large bucket with a lid. To prevent the spreading of odors you may sprinkle little baking soda at the bottom of a bucket.

Wet bag:

This is a zipped bag available on our website to fill your soiled diapers. Once a day, dump the entire bag into your washing machine (make sure to secure the laundry tabs).

Disposal of Bdiaper Waste

While taking out the cover – wrap the insert in 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 bio waste of your household (like you would with a sanitary napkin).

It is important to dispose of biowaste properly so it doesn’t mix with the regular waste, polluting our ground water 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.

Our bio soakers are not flushable. They should not be thrown in the toilet bowl as they will clog the drainage. Please dispose of this as segregated regular sanitary waste with the other household waste.

The bio soakers are bleach, dye and fragrance free. However, they are NOT bio-degradable. They cannot be tossed for composting. The need to be disposed of other segregated home sanitary waste.

Pricing and Shipping

We do not have a charcoal nappy. We only have disposable nappy pads which are chemical-free.

The coupon code is BDIAPERSLIFE.

We can ship internationally. Please let us know your location and we can advise about the shipping.