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Candie FAQ

How Many Cloth Nappies Do I Need

You will need around 20-24 cloth nappies if you plan to wash every 2-3 days. Keep in mind that the exact number may vary based on your washing routine and how frequently you plan to do laundry.

How To Wash Cloth Nappies

We include washing instructions with every nappy purchase, but here is an outline.Start by rinsing any solid waste off the nappies into the toilet. Then, store the nappies in a dry pail until you're ready to wash them. When it's time to launder, run a pre-wash rinse cycle to remove any remaining solid waste and prevent stains from setting. Next, wash the nappies in a hot water cycle with a gentle, cloth-friendly detergent; remember you are washing heavily soiled clothes. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the detergent. Finally, hang the nappies to dry or tumble dry on a low setting. Remember, never use fabric softeners or dryer sheets with cloth nappies, as they can affect absorbency.

How To Use Cloth Nappies

We have videos on how to use a Candie cloth nappy.

How To Fold Cloth Nappies

Fold the tri-fold into 3 with the stay-dry liner on top and the clips at the bottom, then snap it into the cover. Fold the Booster in half and place it under the tri-fold at the front for boys and in the middle for girls.Here is a video on How To Use A Candie

Are Cloth Nappies Better

Cloth nappies have several advantages over disposable ones. They are better for the environment because they are reusable and don't end up in landfills. Cloth nappies are also often softer on a baby's skin and can be more cost-effective in the long run, especially if they are used for multiple children. However, they do require more effort in terms of cleaning and maintenance. It ultimately depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle.

Are Cloth Nappies Better For Nappy Rash

While both disposable and cloth diapers can contribute to nappy rash, some parents find that cloth diapers are better at preventing it. Cloth diapers allow for better air circulation and are often made from natural fibers, which can help keep the baby's skin dry and reduce the risk of rash. Additionally, cloth diapers contain fewer chemicals and irritants compared to some disposable diapers, which may also be beneficial in preventing nappy rash. It's important to change diapers frequently, regardless of the type, and to keep the baby's skin clean and dry to minimize the likelihood of nappy rash.

Are Cloth Nappies Better For The Enviroment

Yes, cloth diapers are generally considered better for the environment compared to disposable diapers. Cloth diapers can be washed and reused multiple times, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Are Cloth Nappies Better Than Disposables

There are several factors to consider when comparing cloth nappies to disposables. Cloth nappies are generally considered more environmentally friendly, as they can be reused multiple times and reduce overall waste. They can also be a more cost-effective option in the long run, especially if they are used for multiple children or if they are properly cared for and maintained. However, cloth nappies do require more effort in terms of washing and drying, and may not be as convenient for travel or when out and about. Disposables, on the other hand, are convenient and easy to use, but they do contribute to landfill waste. Ultimately, the decision between cloth nappies and disposables depends on individual preferences, lifestyle, and priorities.

Are Cloth Nappies Cheaper

Yes, cloth nappies are generally more cost-effective compared to disposable nappies. While the initial investment in cloth nappies may be higher, they can be reused multiple times, which can lead to significant cost savings over time, especially if they are well-maintained. Additionally, cloth nappies can often be used for multiple children or resold, further increasing their cost-effectiveness.

Are Cloth Nappies Worth It

There are many factors to consider when deciding if cloth nappies are worth it for your family. While they require a larger upfront investment, they can save money in the long run since they are reusable. Additionally, cloth nappies are better for the environment and may be gentler on a baby's skin. However, they do require more effort in terms of washing and maintaining compared to disposable nappies. It's important to weigh the costs and benefits to determine if cloth nappies are the right choice for your family.

Can You Put A Cloth Nappies In The Dryer

Yes, the booster and tri-fold can be put into a dryer, but the shell should be air dried, as placing it in a dryer shortens the elastic life.Keep in mind that a dryer shortens the life of clothes.

Can You Wash Cloth Nappies With Other Cloths.

If you are washing a shirt that is covered in poo, then Yes, put it in with the cloth nappies. The same goes for the wipes and wet bags you use. But only wash other clothes with your nappies if they are as dirty.

Do Cloth Nappies Restrict Movment

No

How Long Do Cloth Nappies Last

The Candie if looked after will last 3 or more kids.

How Often Do You Change Cloth Nappies

I change cloth nappies every 2-3 hours during the day and every 4-6 hours at night, or more frequently if needed. It's essential to keep the baby dry to prevent diaper rash. If they have done number 2, then change as soon as possible.

How To Clean Poo From A Cloth Nappy

1. Remove any solids by shaking it into the toilet.2. Rinse off any remaining residue in the toilet or using a diaper sprayer.3. Place the diaper in a wet bag or diaper pail until you are ready to wash them.

How To Sanitize Cloth Nappies.

We have an interview with Amy, the creator of the strip and sanitize system. On the Nappy Leaks Podcast