Review – Why I chose Superbottoms Cloth Diapers for my baby
by Dimple Amesar | Jun 15, 2017 | Cloth Diaper
When I became a mother, the one thing that bothered me the most was spending sleepless nights changing the Cloth Nappies. I would set an alarm of every hour to get up and check if my new born has peed or pooped. He has been a super heavy wetter right from Day 7. I would forever look tired changing him because my family won’t allow me to use Disposables for obvious reasons.
A lot of us are aware that disposable diapers have chemicals in them that causes rashes on the delicate skin of babies. These chemicals that convert pee into gel are not magic gel crystals but toxic agents. There is really no magic in them that is claimed by the TV commercials. Also a very few of us know that every disposable diaper that we throw in the bin stays on the landfills for years together. Well at least for 250-500 years. Shocking and disappointing; isn’t it? Disposable Diapers and Sanitary napkins contribute majorly to the landfills. I of course as a new first time mother had no idea about this. Frankly speaking, I was too ignorant or rather too busy to understand motherhood. In fact, the concept of Cloth Diapering was not even known to me.
It is extremely unfortunate that there is no awareness on Cloth Diapers among new parents. So when I was introduced to Cloth Diapers, I found it hard to digest that something made of cloth is so absorbent in nature and at the same time keeps my baby’s bottoms dry.
I had conveniently started using disposable diapers against all odds when my baby was one month old, knowing not what I am doing to my baby and to the environment. At the same time, I kept using disposable sanitary napkins when I was menstruating. One fine day I got horrible rashes using the sanitary napkins. This turned out to be an eye opener. I read more and found out that the contents of sanitary napkins and disposable cloth diapers are the same. If I can get rashes using them for just a week, how would my baby feel being under plastic day in and day out. I immediately picked up my smartphone and started researching for alternatives. I bumped into various cloth diaper brands across amazon and first cry. Some were so inexpensive that I could not understand the quality of brands. The reviews of users did not convince me in buying them. On the other hand, some brands were so expensive that I did not find them pocket friendly. Some cloth diaper brands like Thirsties, Grovia did grab my attention but the price discouraged me from buying them.
I then came across this beautiful brand called Superbottoms. Its mesmerising prints immediately grabbed my attention. I ordered a couple of them and had a chat on whatsapp with the mompreneur and she made me understand the entire concept and also introduced me to the basic concept of cloth diapering. She handled the worries of a new mother patiently. Since then, there has been no looking back. It has been 9 months of using cloth diapers from superbottoms and its performance still amazes me. Each morning, we wake up with happy, leak free, dry and rash free bottoms.
So how does this really work? What are cloth diapers and what makes cloth diapers better alternative that disposable diapers?
A lot of my fellow moms ask me these questions.
Cloth Diapers or Moderns Cloth Diapers are the new age diapering systems that provide all the benefits of disposable diapers.
- An outer water-resistant shell
- A soaker (pad) that absorbs pee
- A dry feel layer on top
A cloth diaper consist of 3 parts:
Key features of cloth diapers:
- Water resistant: the outer shell of the diaper is water resistant. It won’t leak unless the soaker has no more place to absorb any more pee. Even if it leaks, the baby will not feel wetness due to the suede layer on top
- Suede layer: this layer provides a dry feel to baby’s bottoms even when it is peed on.
- Washable and Reusable: these diapers are 100% washable and reusable. Each diaper and soaker is durable enough to last 300+ washes. I have a lot from my very first order and it works absolutely amazing.
- Economical: the money spent on Cloth Diapers is a one-time investment. I remember spending 4000 a month on baby diapers. This has been eliminated since the time I invested in Cloth Diapers.
- Non-Toxic: this is my most favourite feature. Cloth Diapers are made of cloth and does not have any chemicals unlike disposable diapers.
- Longer Absorbency: Superbottoms Plus has been my all night saviour. It lasts for 10+ hours on my heavy wetting baby.
- Hold poop explosion: In my entire one year of motherhood, I have faced various poop blow outs when using disposable diapers. Cloth Diapers hold poop generously and it has saved my efforts of cleaning everything after a poopy baby.
- Easy Washing: Washing them is as easy as washing other clothes. If pooped, I rinse the poop with a jet spray and store the soiled diapers in a wetbag until it’s time for laundry. I then wash it in the washing machine along with other clothes.
- Indian Brand: When I decided to start Cloth Diapering, I was keen on supporting Indian Brands. Superbottoms being an Indian Brand fulfilled this expectation of mine too. So if you are looking to buy Cloth Diapers in India, don’t miss to check their site. A lot of my friends residing in US have also ordered from them. They are happy that Superbottoms deliver across the globe and maintains the International quality standards at such affordable price.
- Environment Friendly: this is my next most favourite feature. I love being environment friendly. I love that I am doing my bit to save Mother Earth
I am busy loving my baby and saving Mother Earth; Are you?
While mothers need the convenience of disposable diapers, they do worry about issues such as rashes and if the diapers are indeed good for the baby.
However, new and advanced cloth diapers such as – Superbottoms Plus are a great option!
Superbottoms Plus is the trimmest advanced cloth diaper made from superior quality cloth with the soaking ability upto 7-8hrs.
Thus, all the convenience of disposable diapers, in the goodness of cloth!
So, make diapering comfortable and fun for your baby with Superbottoms Plus cloth diapers.
But how these cloth nappies are better than the other kinds available in the market?
Let us checkout!
These advanced cloth diapers come with a leakproof shell which is breathable. So air passes through, but water does not. With superior quality elastics, these diapers provide brilliant protection against poop blowouts and leakages.
Dry Feel Fabric
Not only outside but the unique stay-dry fabric on the diaper makes the child feel dry even within for hours! Cloth diapering is preferred these days by mothers, especially for this reason; as the child does not feel the wet due to the superior quality of fabric used to make the nappies. Moreover, the dry feel comes as soon as the baby pees on it, preventing any kind of infection on the baby’s skin which is generally caused by excessive wetness.
The cloth diaper brands like Superbottoms add extra soakers in the cloth nappies. This cloth pad is made with such expertise that it can go inside the waterproof outer shell and soaks the urine. The soakers are long and wide covering the whole bum and have fold-in snaps, which led to better absorbency.
Washable Cloth Diapers
These diapers are washable diapers and hence economical. You can wash these diapers and reuse at a later stage. The long lasting elastic with a unique waterproof yet breathable lamination also makes the nappies capable of several uses and washes, without deteriorating its quality. The cloth nappies from Superbottoms can be washed as many as 300 times. Hence cloth diapers not only make your baby get a healthy lifestyle but also help you save a lot of money.
Usable for Long Hours
Traditional nappies need to be changed after every pee. Keeping this in mind, the cloth diaper brands have not only come up with reusable diapers but also have made these diapers durable and apt for long use. These cloth nappies keep the child dry for as long as 8 hours; giving the babies uninterrupted play/sleep time for hours; be it nighttime or traveling outdoors or on vacation.
Fit for Any Size
The cloth diapers from Superbottoms are available in 1 single size. The same diaper can be made small to fit a smaller baby of 5 kg, and made bigger to fit a baby of 17 kg (approx. 3 years) too!
The square tabs and L-aligned snaps led to perfect snug fit.
Cloth diapers are unique in designs. The colors and patterns on the nappies give a complete Indian and quirky look to the baby. Hence now buy cloth diapers not only to prevent infections but also to make him/ her look adorable.
Cloth diapering is a part of the Natural Parenting ideology and with the new advanced cloth diapers, it makes complete sense to choose cloth considering that they are skin-friendly, economical, and also earth-loving.
Are you tired of the scorching sun and the warm winds? Then think of your baby who also must deal with the extreme temperature and the ruthless nature this summer.
Babies come with a soft skin and are very sensitive to excess cold or heat. When put into plasticky disposable diapers it can make your child uncomfortable and may also lead to skin infections. Let your little angel enjoy the summer gifting them with cloth nappies.
Thinking how cloth diapers are better than the standard diapers available in the market?
The cloth diaper brands have come up with diapers which are immensely friendly to the baby’s skin and makes life comfortable for him/ her.
How? Let us checkout.
Cloth nappies are all cloth and hence are definitely more breathable. The cloth diapers have outer laminated fabric is also truly unique and is breathable. So it let’s air pass through but not water. Cloth diapers come in a variety of options making them skin-friendly. Disposable diapers due to their plasticky nature can be discomforting to babies.
Trim Fit Cloth Nappies
Cotton diapers are not only waterproof but also trim. This means the cotton nappies are trim fit and not too heavy for the babies; making the cotton diapers comfortable and perfect match for the scorching hot summers. Cloth nappies perfectly set to the baby’s body. These advanced nappies (Advanced Cloth Diapers) come with square tabs and L-aligned snaps to make the nappies just like another part of your baby’s body. These are a perfect snug fit to the child and he/ she does not feel the burden of constantly carrying something throughout the day. The soft dry fabric also is comfortable to the child.
Cloth nappies just not make your baby comfortable but also happy. These cloth diapers are Desi in style, and come in attractive colors and are truly cute to look at. Dress up your babies with these beautiful nappies and make them look super adorable!
A lot of parents now do away with the lowers, just to show off these super cute Advanced Cloth diapers. Less clothes mean more comfort for your babies in summer and less laundry for you.
Better Under the Sun
Cloth diapers are always preferable under the sun. As we grownups prefer cloth over plastic in summer, the same is applicable for baby’s skin.
Durable & Economical
Cloth diapering is also more economical durable than the other types of diapers available in the market. These are made from the finest fabric and expert workmanship is involved in making these the best in the market. The elastic of the nappies is not too tight for the child but flexible and long lasting as well. These come with thick lamination for better elasticity; which is as thick as 2 mils.
While a parent may spend anywhere between 30-40 thousand on disposable diapers, cloth diapering can be done in 10 thousand odd Rupees for a child. Therefore, cloth nappies are super savers!
Last but not the least; cloth nappies are not only a better option for your child but for the whole earth as well. Firstly, these cloth nappies are re-usable and secondly, being made from cloth these can be easily recycled. Hence along with providing comfort to your child you are also securing his/ her future by taking care of Mother Nature.
Diapers have become an indispensable part of modern baby-life and premium cloth diaper brands try to give the babies a relaxing and happy infancy with their products.
How your cloth diapering experience will be depends a lot on getting the fit right.
Wearing cloth diapers is quite simple, however, a few tips can ensure the perfect fit your baby and thus a brilliant performance by the cloth diapers.
So here are a few tips on how to wear a cloth diaper on your baby –
Size: There are 4 size options in Superbottoms regular size diapers and 3 size options in the newborn diapers. You can watch on how to size the cloth diapers in this video here.
Size the cloth diaper ideally before you put in on your baby. That ways, it is easy to place the soaker in the diaper.
You may have to try 1-2 sizes before finding the ideal size.
The size should be such that there should be no gap between thigh and elastic. This may cause leaking of the cloth diaper. At the same time, it should not be so tight that it would leave deep red marks on the leg.
Do note that light, socks like elastic marks are perfectly okay.
Elastic placement: Placing the elastic post wearing in the leg crease helps in getting the most comfortable fit.
When a diaper is worn, just pull the thigh elastics in the leg joint region as shown in picture below.
Waist snap closure: Closing snaps around the waist should follow the same rule – No gap around back. However, a 1 finger gap in front of tummy is completely okay.
If putting on the diaper on your active baby seems like a challenge, you can use our snaps to velcro convertors. Velcro make it very easy to get the right fit especially around waists especially when the kid is in day-care or in grandparents care, or just when he / she decides to be naughty and super active.
Advanced or Modern Cloth Diapers are sophisticated diapering system made entirely of cloth. Cloth Diapers in India are fast growing trend with the conscientious new parents.
As a new parent, when you make a choice of diaper, some of the key factors are –
- Baby’s comfort: This of course is a key factor to consider and baby’s comfort depends on how the diaper feels against his skin and is it keeping his skin happy!
Cloth Diapers being ‘Cloth’ are definitely super soft on baby’s skin and also contain none of the nasty chemicals that disposables do.
Moreover, cloth diapers are breathable! Yes the outer in cloth diapers can let air pass through but not water, making them much more breathable (and brilliant)
- Pocket’s comfort: This one is fairly obvious. Each disposable diaper costs Rs 11 onwards and the cost only increases with the size.
With Reusable Cloth Diapers, you save atleast 74% of your money (or more!) even if you go for good quality cloth diapers and not the cheap diapers.
- Earth Loving: Both in terms of the number ofwashable diapers used and also in terms of the duration it takes for the diaper to vanish off the face of the earth, cloth diapers score over disposable diapers, ANY DAY!
- Leak Proof: You know disposable diapers are leak proof. Did you know cloth diapers are completely leak proof too? And in fact, for those awful poopsplosions (yuck!) cloth diapers are known to fare far far better
- Long hours absorbency:Cloth diapers absorb for hours together, even overnight!
- Dry-feel: With a unique stay-dry fabric in cloth diapers, they are just as good in keeping your baby’s bum dry.
So if you get all the benefits of disposable diapers in cloth, why would you want plastic touching your baby’s bottom?
If you have a baby, you are definitely aware that anything can affect your baby’s pee pattern. A season, an illness, certain medications or sometimes, there could simply be no particular reason!
Winter however is a time when you can expect some obvious changes in your baby’s pee pattern. Cloth diapering in India during winters can depend on where do you stay. In areas such as Mumbai, Chennai the winters are pretty mild however, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and such places can definitely be much colder.
Here are 3 ways to cloth diaper during winters –
- Get heavy absorbency diapers: Winters can have your babies peeing often. The cold temperatures do have that effect. It is a good idea to invest in heavy absorbency diapers during winters. This, especially if you live in a place where the winters are really cold.
- Use coconut oil: Winters can cause dry-skin. Add to it the reduced diaper-free time and it can cause irritation to the skin. It is a good idea to give the bum some diaper free time, if possible. Use coconut oil on the baby’s bum liberally between changes. This will keep your baby’s skin hydrated.
- Sunning and washing: During winters, especially in very cold areas, drying may take longer. It is a good idea to find atleast some sun time and get your diapers out there. Also, do spin dry in washing machines to help dry quicker.
Let the winter season not deter you from cloth diapering your child. It is really pretty simple and doable if you just tweak your diapering routines and follow these simple baby diapering tips.
Do cloth diapers stink?
It is one of the most common questions that we get from parents who are not sure about reusable diapers.
Is it hygienic?
Will it not stink?
It is great that they are washable diapers, but will they come completely clean?
Well, here’s the answer – Cloth nappies do not stink UNLESS there is some reason.
What could the reason be?
Reason 1: Detergent buildup
Reason 2: The baby cloth diapers are not getting cleaned enough
Detergent buildup – This usually happens with the detergent particles that are built up in your diaper react with the urine.
This causes a strong Ammonia smell, especially in diapers that are used overnight.
The diapers are not getting cleaned enough – This happens in rare cases when the cloth diapers are just not getting enough detergent to get completely clean.
If the water at your place is hard water, that could also be a reason.
How to deal with the stink?
The first way is of course to prevent it. A few tips to prevent any stink are-
- Use enough detergent to wash the diapers – not more, not less. Ideally, we recommend that you use a little less detergent that you would use for the same size load of regular garments.
The thumb rule is that, if there are too many suds (soap bubbles) while rinsing and if it is taking too many rinses to get rid of them, you might be using too much detergent.
If the diapers seem to be stinking even when just washed, it might be too less.
- Running a hot wash cycle once a month for the soakers (not outers) also helps maintain them
- If you get good sunlight in your area, then you can sun the diapers and soakers too once in a while
- Once a month, washing the cloth diapers in very diluted bleach can also help
- Quickly rinsing the diapers after removal can also help reduce the buildup. Do not soak the diapers. Only rinse and keep them till washing.
If you already have stinking cloth diapers, here’s what you can do.
- First step, check if you have hard water.
Hard water reduces the effectiveness of the detergent and also causes mineral buildup in the diapers.
This can be the cause of your diaper stink.
Solution: Use a water softener to wash your diapers. Run a few hot washes (ideally till you see no suds in the water)
If this doesn’t work, try stripping the diapers using RLR (available on Amazon)
- If you do not get hard water, then the problem could typically be either detergent buildup or less cleaning.
- Do your diapers smell clean just after the wash? They should smell like clean clothes do. If yes, then the reason why they stink on peeing could be due to the detergent buildup.
Solution1 :Run a few hot wash cycles on your diapers.
Rinse clean diaper inserts in hot water (not too hot – just enough for you to be able to dip your hand in comfortably)
Do not use any detergent while rinsing the diapers in hot water.
Run the hot washes till there are no suds in the water while rinsing.
Solution 2: If this does not work, then do a bleach rinse
Soak clean diapers in bleach solution (5 ml / 5 ltr) for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse off the bleach completely, preferably in hot water
Use regular liquid bleach for this purpose.
If the diapers are not smelling clean just after wash, then you may simply need to increase the amount of detergent you are using since your diapers are not getting clean enough.
You can include your pocket diapers in the bleach rinse to remove any elements such as creams clinging onto it. Cover diapers do not need the bleach rinse since there is no chance of any detergent build up in them.
Check our FAQ section for more information.
Many parents believe that reusable diapers are to be used primarily at home. They use them at home during day-time while for nights and for going out; they prefer to use disposables because they are, as the name suggests, easy disposing off. However, cloth diapering out of home is much simpler than you think.
Here are 4 ways to make cloth diapering out of home a success for you.
1. Decide how long do you plan to be out and figure a few things out
Depending on the time duration for which you plan to be out, you will have decide on the type of diaper you choose.
If you are going to be out for long, at a place where there may not be proper changing facilities, you may want to use high-absorbency diapers such as Superbottoms Plus All-in-ones.
If you are sure there are changing rooms available, you can use regular diapers too.
Using covers with cloth diaper soakers/inserts are good for out of home diapering if you have changing facilities.
You can carry extra cloth diaper inserts and a few covers and simply change soakers and reuse the outer. That way, you have to carry lesser number of diapers
2. Carry a wet bag
Wet bags are waterproof bags that are especially convenient to carry wet / soiled diapers post changing.
Carrying wet bags makes like very simple when you are cloth diapering out of home.
3. What do I do with the poop?
This is one of the biggest concerns parents have when they cloth diaper out of home. So when your baby poops, like with disposable diapers, you need to wipe your baby’s bottom clean first.
If you have the facility to, knock off the poop in the pot and flush it down. You can keep the diaper in the wet bag / waterproof bag to carry home. Ensure that the bag is tightly sealed and closed to avoid stink.
If you do not have the option of knocking off the poop, it is okay to tightly close the diaper and store it in a waterproof bag, sealed shut.
Once you are home, you can wash the diapers clean as usual.
4. Cloth Diapering on Vacation
While this calls for an entirely separate post (that we will put up eventually), cloth diapering on vacation requires a bit of planning but it is certainly doable!
As we always say, figure out the washing and storing facilities. If you are on a homestay vacation, choose one with a washing machine. If not, hotel bath tubs / wash basins work just fine.
Ensure you carry enough cloth diapers and your favourite detergent and you are good to go!
Cloth diapering 100% is doable and great for your baby and the environment.
When you can get the convenience of disposable diapers in the goodness of cloth, why let plastic touch your baby’s bottom?
When you have a baby, you have to make many choices about every small thing. In this blog, we will try making one choice easier for you. Choosing the right reusable diaper (Advanced cloth diaper) for your baby.
Some factors you want to figure out before you choose the cloth diaper
- How much of cloth diapering do you intend to do
Some parents prefer to use diapers only during the night-time or nap-time while others prefer to keep them all through the day. Depending on your intention, you will need to figure how many diapers you will need. That will also define the type you want to go for.
- Age of your baby
Advanced Cloth Diapers come in 2 main sizes –
One-size: These diapers fit babies from 3-17 kg. They have snaps to adjust size as per your baby’s requirement
For newborn babies, 1-2 month, the one-size diapers may seem a little big. For them, we suggest choosing the newborn size.
Newborn size: These are small size diapers that last the baby till up to 7kg. They are great if you want to cloth diaper your newborn. Newborn diapers also come with size adjustment snaps. You can read more about the newborn diapers here
One of the key benefits of cloth diapering is that it saves you a lot of money. If one chooses to use disposable diapers, you end up spending anywhere around 70-80 thousand rupees. Cloth diapering, on the other hand, can be managed in 10-12 thousand rupees or lesser!
If you want to go even more economical on cloth diapers too, you can choose cover diapers instead of pocket diapers and you can indeed manage your diapering in as less as 5-6 thousand rupees.
- Heavy / medium wetter
Your cloth diapering choice also depends on how heavy wetting your baby is. If your baby is a very heavy wetter, you may want to choose soakers / inserts that are ideal for heavy-wetting babies. Hemp soakers are known to be the most absorbent soakers and you can choose those for your little one if he is a heavy wetter.
You can also choose diapers such as Superbottoms Plus which are ideal for heavy wetters and are known to last good 7-8 hours as well.
Using cloth diapers is easy. However, if you are planning to leave your child in the care of grandparents, nannies, or day-care, you may want to choose diapers that are simplest to use.
With that objective, going for a pocket diaper or Superbottoms Plus All-in-one cloth diapers is ideal. In the pocket diaper, you can stuff the pocket with soakers / inserts once a day post washing and you are good to go.
Making cloth diapers work for you needs the right advice on the choice of diapers. Cloth diapers can be a very cost-effective, however, a wrong choice can discourage you or can turn out to be expensive in the longer run. Diapering is an important aspect of childcare and development. With at least 2 years of your child being spent in diapers, you will want the choice to be right.
Connect with us for genuine and easy guidance on the right cloth diapers for you. We are easily reachable on the chat below or on call / WhatsApp at +91 9820301106
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When a new baby is born, her / his body is introduced to the natural surrounding. Out from the protective environment of a mother’s womb, it takes time for baby’s skin to become adjusted to the regular environment. During this time, the skin is extremely delicate and needs a lot of care. When it comes to diapering, the challenge is compounded by the even more sensitive skin in the bum area. The fecal matter also changes skin pH making it prone to rashes and irritation. Diapering a newborn can be therefore tricky.
While traditionally mothers have always trusted only the softest clothes for the purpose in the form of langots or nappy squares, these days diapers are increasingly chosen for their convenience.
We, of course, believe that advanced cloth diapers are a great option for newborn babies because they provide all the convenience of disposable diapers in the goodness of cloth!
Here is a list of 5 reasons why Superbottoms newborn cover diapers are a great diapering choice for new babies –
1. Versatile: Put them on anything!
Cover diapers are extremely versatile. They can be put on soakers / langots / home made pads / pre-folds to impart waterproofing and to contain the mess within.
2. Economical: Save money with covers
New babies poop and pee often, most times without any routine or notice.
Superbottoms cover diaper comes with 2 dry-feel soakers.
So when one soaker is completely soaked / soiled, you can simply remove the soaker and replace with a fresh one if the cover is not soiled.
Thus a few covers and a set of soakers and you are good to go!
Moreover, babies outgrow the newborn diapers in a few months. It is; therefore, wise to keep investment in them minimum. From that point of view, covers make the ideal newborn diapering option.
3. Dry Feel: Dryer bum, lesser rashes!
The soakers that come with Superbottoms newborn covers have a unique fabric layer that imparts the baby’s bum with dry-feel.
This special layer stays in contact with the baby’s bum and passes the urine to the layers below while keeping itself completely dry!
Dryer bum, lesser rashes!
4. Double leak-guards: Keep the runny poops within
We at Superbottoms understand that newborn breastfed poo is runny. Poop blowouts are only too well-known and of course super messy. With double leak-guards, Superbottoms newborn cover diapers provide double protection from poop blowouts containing the messes within
5. Adjustable: Great fit for a super comfort
Superbottoms newborn covers come with 3 size options in 1 single diaper.
So it can comfortably fit your baby right from birth till about 3-4 months
And one more benefit being that they come in the cutest prints and look super adorable on the tiny little bummies! So go ahead and cloth diapers your new born baby. We assure you, you will fall in love with them
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