BEE PREPARED

What will you need to enter the world of cloth?

Newborn: 30-36 diapers  

Baby 3 mo -1 year: 24 diapers

Toddler 1-2 years: 18 diapers

Older Toddler 2-3 years: 12 diapers

Nighttime Only: 3-6 diapers

Diaper amounts reflect 2 days between washes. We do not recommend going more than 3 days between washing.

For All Ages

  • If you plan to cloth wipe: As many wipes as you have diapers plus a dozen
  • Wipe Solution {Can be made at home as simple as mixing a small amount of your babies current soap with water}
  • A diaper sprayer {this takes the yuck factor out of hand rinsing}
  • A small wetbag for your diaper bag
  • An extra large wetbag for at home {alternatively you could use a kitchen size trash can with a pail liner}
  • Cloth safe rash cream
  • Cloth safe detergent

You Got Your Diapers. Now What?

Prepping Instructions:

  • Bee Changed Microsuede & Microfleece Diapers as well as Bee Changed Microfiber Inserts {which come standard in all Bee Changed One Size Diapers} – simply wash once and tumble or hang to dry.
  • Bee Changed Bamboo, Ultra Cool and Hemp/Organic Cotton Inserts – wash in hot cycle 2 times prior to first use. Use a very small amount of approved detergent in first wash and no detergent in a second hot wash. Tumble or hang to dry{Remember because bamboo is a natural fiber drying time will be longer than synthetic fibers. Trust us when we say the luxury of bamboo is worth the wait}Bamboo fibers work in such a way that diaper absorbency will actually increase with each wash until they’ve had approximately 10 washes. When natural fibers are hung to dry they may stiffen and can be softened by throwing in the dryer with a wool dryer ball or load of damp towels.
  • If you have only purchased a few diapers and don’t want to waste a load on only a few diapers you can do the prepping process along with a load of towels using cloth diaper safe detergent.

Getting a Good Fit

BEE CLEAN

Standard Diaper Care

The instructions below are to be followed after your new diaper has been prepped.

  • Shake solids into toilet
  • If needed, spray any remaining off with diaper sprayer or use a piece of toilet tissue to plop any removable ick
  • Remove pocket inserts
  • Place diaper in dry pail with pail liner, large wetbag or alternately you could use a kitchen size trash can with a pail liner. Due to bacteria growth we recommend diapers should not be left unwashed longer than 3 days.
  • Once you are ready to wash the fun begins…Remember: the perfect wash routine for one parent may not be for another.  There are so many factors that play into a cloth diapering wash routine {type of washer, type of water, whether you use liquid detergent on other clothing, how hot your water gets and get this, even the chemical makeup of your own babies poo factors in…yes friends there is a difference between organic breastfeed poo and formula poo.} So, to give perfect directions for every situation is impossible. Listed is the routine that works best for us:
  • Start with a cold prewash/ a short cold wash with no detergent will do {this is to remove any remaining solids and prevent staining}{If you are using a front loading washer choose delicate cycle to allow washer to add the most amount of water possible}
  • Follow with hot wash {water temp. can not exceed 100 degrees F } using 1/4 of regularly recommended amount of detergent{Do not use too much detergent. Excess detergent can cause diapers to leak, stink and cause rashes.}
  • About once a month {or if diapers get stinky} we follow up with a second hot wash with no detergent to get them extra clean.
  • Finish with a cold rinse.
  • Tumble on low or hang dry. DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER ON DIAPERS. The use of wool dryer balls is highly recommended. {Especially for use with our bamboo diapers}
  • If you have stains, place diapers in direct sunlight. This will help naturally bleach out the stain.

STORE DIRTY DIAPERS IN A DRY PAIL. NEVER SOAK. NO BLEACH. NO FABRIC SOFTENER.

 

BEE INFORMED

Why Cloth?

After the initial poo factor has been addressed, the biggest question about cloth diapering is ‘why ‘? To simplify your search for answers, we’ve done the research for you.

 

bee economical.

  • The average newborn will use approximately 12 diapers a day, 84 diapers a week, 336 diapers the first month and {after leveling out to 6-8 diaper changes a day} an average of 2,788 diapers in the first year. Cost estimates show that parents will spend somewhere between $1200 and $2880 {brand dependent} for 2-3 years of disposable use.
  • The Little Bee Co. is proud to provide diapers for your baby from birth to potty training with easy to select packages that will save you thousands.

bee green.

  • Millions of disposable diapers find their final resting place each year in landfills where they will sit for approximately 500 years. How about leaving that legacy for your great great great great great great great great great grandchildren.
  • Cloth diapers are able to be reused over and over again.
  • Cloth gives you the opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint.

bee conscious.

  • The effects of disposable diaper use are still uncertain in regards to long term health issues including: reproductive health concerns, certain types of cancers, asthma, airway restrictions and skin conditions. As a mom, I find it hard to put something on my baby that is at the center of such controversy, especially when cloth is so simple and safe.
  • Bee Changed Bamboo Diapers are made of a 100% All Natural Bamboo Fleece Lining which is not only soft and luxurious but safe for babies skin as well as beneficial.

bee stylish.

  • It’s undeniable that the adorable factor of the modern cloth diaper far outweighs disposables.
  • At The Little Bee Co. we are excited to offer our customers many signature colors and prints to choose from and look forward to the addition of many more colors and prints to come.

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