FAQs

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Cloth Diapering Questions:

  1. How many cloth diapers do I need?

    One of the first few questions potential customers ask is " How many diapers do I need ? "The number of diapers that you need depends on the age of the baby and also how often you plan to wash the diapers. Also, some babies are heavy wetter babies compared to others, therefore, there really isn't a formula to get exactly how many diapers you need.

    Of course, it's always ideal to have extras but if you are just now starting on cloth diapering and cannot afford to spend a whole lot, our advise is to wash them daily, so, make sure that you have 1 or 2 more than a day's worth. The reason is because you always want to count for accidents, for example, your little one may have taken something where upset his tummy and you will need a few more than the normal days. Also, when you are ready to invest more, you can add 2 diapers each pay check and that will give you some extras there.

    We've came out with a chart as to how many diapers you probably would need depending on your babies' age and how often you wash. Please note that this is just base on our experience, we have a little one and another one on the way and like mentioned above, each baby is different, so, bare in mind that this is not the formula to get the exact number. Always get 1 or 2 extras.


     

  2. How to care for my cloth diapers?
    Please go to our "Care Instructions" page for more information or click here to go to the page.
     

  3. How do I get rid of the solids?
    For semi – solid to solid diapers, remove solids into the toilet or trash.  After that, wash the diaper.  Best to wash diaper as soon as possible. 
     

  4. How do I get rid of the stains on my cloth diaper?
    There are various methods available to safely remove stains from cloth diapers without damaging the fabric or irritating your baby's skin. Some advise to wet the stain with a liberal amount of lemon juice and lay the diaper in the sun until the juice dries. This may take a couple of hours, but your cloth diapers will be stain-free and smell lemony fresh. This method may remove particularly stubborn stains more quickly than sunning alone. 
     

  5. How do I prevent stains on my cloth diaper?
    The best way really is to wash your diapers immediately. If it is not convenient for you to do that, especially when you are out and about, then, bring the cloth diaper home, turn to a cold wash cycle and soak diapers overnight at the maximum water level. Do NOT use detergent. Use a scoop of oxygen cleaner. Use a little of baking soda will be great too, soak the diapers overnight. Wash them the next day.
     

  6. Do I have to wash my cloth diaper immediately? If not, what do I do with them?
    I do not wash my diapers immediately.  The best thing is to wash out the solid, put them in a diaper pail. Most people suggest the dry pail instead of the wet pail.
     

  7. How many inserts should I put on my cloth diaper?
    It depends on your babies, I prefer to use 2 inserts for my baby so I do not need to change that frequently.
     

  8. What accessories do I need to help me with my cloth diapering needs?
    The most common ones are the Wet Bags, Cloth diaper Detergent, Diaper Pail, Diaper sprayer. 
     

  9. Why does my cloth diaper leak?
    I'm sure you have experienced at least one or more leaks when you were cloth diapering. Does it feel like you have wasted your money and time on cloth diapers? Especially for new cloth diapering mom, don't give up just yet! Check out the reasons why they leak and hopefully you can use them to prevent your diapers from leaking.

    * Cloth Diapers worn correctly?
    Are you wearing your cloth diapers correctly? The fitting of your diapers is crucial. You need to ensure that you fasten the snaps or velcro/applix especially around the waist and thigh areas to a correct fit. Some parents think that allowing those areas to be lose fitting is better for the babies but in actual fact, it may cause the diaper to leak. How to figure out the best fit? Diapers have to be well snug. If you still can fit a finger easily near the thigh area, it means that the diaper is still a little loose but make sure that it is not too tight.

    * Are the diaper inserts/ soakers properly inserted?
    For pocket diapers, if you want to put the diaper inserts into the pocket, you need to ensure that the inserts are properly inserted. The inserts have to be laid flat inside and not folded somewhere.

    * Did you use a detergent that you are not supposed to?
    All of the cloth diaper manufacturers advise cloth diaper mom to NOT use bleach, softeners nor detergents with enzymes. Please make sure you are not using them on your cloth diapers. Some new mom thinks that by using bleach, they can remove the stains from the cloth diapers not realizing that it is actually hurting the cloth diapers. Please make sure that you are not using them.

    * Are you leaving the cloth diaper on your baby for too many hours?
    You have to change your baby's diapers every 2-3 hours even for disposable diapers, the same goes with your cloth diapers. Again, like adults, each person is different, some need to go to the restroom more often, some less.... babies are like that too. You know your baby well, so, if he is a heavy wetter, then, change him/her more often.

    * Does your cloth diaper have detergent build up?
    What is detergent build up? Basically, after using the cloth diaper for a while, there could be detergent that is trapped in them. You may not notice it but if you start to notice that your diapers are not absorbing as well, most likely that is the case. This will cause your diapers to repel liquid, what it means is that the liquid will stays on the surface instead of being absorbed.

    * Are you stripping the diapers?
    For some new cloth diapering mom, you may be asking, what is stripping the diapers? Basically, like we've mentioned above with build up Over time, you may notice that your cloth diapers no longer smell fresh, even right after laundering. This usually means that they have build-up and need a good stripping. Build-up occurs when residue left by detergents, oils or other substances remain in the fibers. Diapers with either super-absorbent hemp or man-made materials like micro fleece tend to gather stink more easily than diapers with all-natural fibers like cotton or bamboo. By stripping the diapers, it will remove any build up on your diaper to get it to function properly again. If you have repelling you will need to strip your diapers. There are a lot of videos on youtube or instructions on how to strip the diapers. You may wonder how often you need strips the diapers? I would say once a month but whenever you feel that your diapers are not absorbing as well, then, do it.

    * Did you pre-wash the diapers?
    Most of cloth diaper manufacturers advise to pre-wash the diapers. Most of them advise to pre wash the diapers 3-4 times depending on materials. but some advice even up to 7-8 times especially for bamboo and hemp.

    * Are you using any creams on your baby’s bottom?
    Some creams like diaper rashes cream can create a layer and cause the diapers to not absorb that well. If you are using any type of cream, you can use a diaper liner on top of the CDs to avoid the cream touching the diapers.

    * Is your baby a boy or a girl or how do they sleep?
    You may be wondering what does the gender of my baby has anything to do with leaking? Well, of course there is! If it’s a boy, try to increase the absorbency on the front of the diaper and for girls, increase the absorbency on the back. Did you notice that even the disposable diaper manufacturers have boys or girls diapers? That’s the reason. Also, if your baby loves to sleep on the back, increase the absorbency on the back and if they like to sleep on their tummy, then, increase the absorbency on the front.

    Now that you have read the possibilities why the diapers would like, see if it works. Don’t give up yet!

Shipping:

  1. How much is the shipping cost to my location?
    Shipping is FREE within US.  International buyers, please email us at shipping@bububibi.com . If we have a location near you, e.g. Mexico or South East Asia, we will direct you to the local location to save on shipping cost.

  2. How long does shipping takes?
    We typically have 2-4 business days for pick/ pack, after that, it takes approximately2-7 business days to get to you but we have cut down our shipping time to ship within 24 hours, so, you should receive them even faster.
     

  3. Do you do local pickups?
    Yes, we do local pickups around the Dallas, TX area.  Please email us at shipping@bububibi.com to arrange for pick up.
     

  4. What are the shipping methods used?
    Please go to our shipping page for more information regarding our shipping methods used.
     

  5. Do you ship outside of US?
    Yes, we do ship internationally, please contact us at shipping@bububibi.com for exact shipping amount but if we have a distributor near your location, we will refer them to you to save on shipping time and cost.
     

  6. I've received the wrong product or I am missing a shipment, what do I do?
    We will ensure you've received what you've paid for.  We will reship the correct product to you and will need you to ship back the incorrect item to us.
     

  7. Besides your website, where can I purchase a BubuBibi Cloth Diaper?  Is there any retail location?
    We currently are selling directly to consumers and do not have a retail location for purchases.  Please check our Retailer page for more locations.

Exchange/ Warranty:

  1. I received a defective diaper, what should I do?
    Please emails us at warranty@bububibi.com
     

  2. I would like a different color, can I exchange?
    Yes, we do exchange provided the item is brand new and still in its original packaging. Please contact us and we will be able to exchange for you, please note that you are responsible for the return postage as well as the cost of reshipping.

Please note that this information is base on personal experience and through some research each baby is different and have different needs and wants.