Q: Why should I use Cloth Nappies?
A: Most people choose to use cloth nappies for either environmental or
economical reasons (or both!)
If every baby had just one cloth nappy change per day, this would prevent 1 million disposables from going to land fill every week in New Zealand.
Q: How many Munchkins nappies will I need?
A: Newborns will generally use 7-10 nappies per day. Older babies use around 4 - 6 nappies. A bonus with using Baby Tree nappies is that they are a one size fits most*. Using the adjustable snaps at the front, they can be converted from newborn to toddler as your child grows.
If you are planning to use reusable nappies...
- Some of the time: You will need around 5 nappy changes
- Part time on home days: You will need 8 – 10 nappy changes
- Full Time: You will need 15 – 20 nappies if washing every 2-3 days
Using Liners: 10 Reusable lines will be plenty to get you started.
Q: My child is a heavy wetter. Do I need extra inserts?
A. Munchkins nappies have a double layer bamboo-cotton with hemp core insert that lasts 3-4 hours for most babies. If your child is a particularly heavy wetter or experiencing a growth spurt, you may need to change more frequently or you could try our 'snap in' booster
for extra absorbency!
Q:The lining on my nappies seem to repel liquid and cause leaks?
A. This problem can be due to a build up of oils or barrier cream on the inner lining. The build up prevents liquid traveling through to the absorbent insert, which can cause leaks. Using a microfleece liner and a good washing routine should all but eliminate this!
Q: What is a reusable liner for?
A Reusable liners are made from microfleece or suede cloth and are an extra stay dry layer that you lay inside the nappy. The main advantage of these are for easy clean ups of soiled nappies. Not only do they protect the nappy but they allow you to easily tip the solids into the toilet for easy clean ups!
Q Help! I'm getting leaks!
A There are a few things to check if you are getting leaks:
1) The first thing to check is how wet the insert is. If it is soaked- you have reached the absorbency of the insert so you either need to change more frequently or boost (preferably a bamboo or hemp insert)
2) If the insert isn't particularly wet then check the fit. (see our fit guide
for more details).
3) Still can't figure it out? Feel free to send us a message and we will see if we can help!
*True for most, but due to the wide range of babies shapes and sizes this cannot be guaranteed.
**From countdown online shopping website 2020