As a matter of fact, most of the parents from rural areas, small towns, and villages prefer choosing disposable cloth diapers due to their comfort and convenience. Some parents opt for the cloth diapers because these are available at best prices and you can use it more than once as these are washable. You can wash them and use again. It’s also believed that the cloth diapers are more friendly to the surroundings and environment. This is why parents prefer cloth diapers over the babies.

Generally, these cloth diapers come in various sizes and shapes. Most of the cloth diapers usually come in the form of a square shape and require pinning. Others are the modern type of diapers that are contoured and fitted like disposable diapers. These are the ones that come with snaps or velcro closures.

With the use of other varied diapering accessories like the absorbent liners that are flushable, the diaper doublers that are used for the extra protection during the night time and the diaper which covers the skin of the baby and helps in preventing leakage. Whenever you’re using the old-style cloth diapers, there are many ways to fasten the use of these cloth diapers. One of the most common styles is folding these into triangular forms.

Guide to fold the cloth diapers in a triangular shape –

● For the triangular shape, fold the square into half and form a triangle. In case you’re preparing it for the infants, you might need to fold the longer side of the triangle a few inches downwards so that it fits your baby better than any other shape of the diapers.
● Place the baby into the diaper gently by moving the feet and legs of the baby and then gently sliding the diaper under the baby.
● The longest side of the triangle should always be behind the back of the baby with its opposite corner focusing down towards the feet of the baby.
● Now, bring the front part of the diaper up and in between the baby’s legs and towards the belly. Bring one side around the baby so that it overlaps the center part of the diaper. Keep the other side of the cloth around the baby so that it overlaps well on the other two parts of the diaper. Fasten all the three parts of the diaper with a safety pin.

In this way, these cloth diapers act as baby rompers.

Points to Keep in Mind While Using Cloth Diapers

● In case you’re choosing the diaper that requires pinning, then you must use an oversized pin along with the plastic safety heads. If you really want to prevent the pricking of the baby with the bin, then you must keep the hand between the baby’s skin and the pin. In case you’re nervous doing it, then you must use a diaper tape that comes in a dispenser. Note that the wet diapers can be thrown into the diaper pail, however, the soiled diapers must be disposed into the washroom first, if the baby is on solids.
● There are some people who rinse the diaper before washing it, in that case, you might also select to spray out the diaper with baking soda and water for better odor control. In case you’re washing the diaper using your own hands, then you must use a mild detergent that’s hypoallergenic for the infant care.
● Always keep in mind, not to use the fabric softener or the antistatic products that can cause rashes on the sensitive skin of the babies.

It’s time to keep your babies clean!