Care & Use
We at Les confections Lili strive to make your experience with our cloth diapers simple and easy! That’s why we answered the frequently asked questions about the use of our diapers and their care.
Frequently asked questions about the care and use of our cloth diapers
Do you offer discounts if we wish to buy multiple diapers/ sanitary napkins?
yes we do!
If you wish to order multiple items, here are the codes you can use during checkout:
5 Diapers: ENSEMBLE5 (10%)
10 Diapers: ENSEMBLE10 (13%)
20 Diapers: ENSEMBLE20 (18%)
5 Sanitary Napkins: SHL5 (10%)
10 Sanitary Napkins: SHL10 (13%)
5 Blankets: DOUDOU5 (10%)
How should I wash my diapers/ napkins?
How to care for your Lili diapers and sanitary napkins :
-Store soiled diapers/ napkins in a dry, ventilated wetbag. Discard stool, do not rinse or soak
-Wash every two or three days
-Carry out a first short washing cycle in cold water, without laundry detergent, in order to dislodge most of the urine
-Perform a second long wash cycle in warm water, with the recommended amount of soap for a heavily soiled load
-Washable diapers can be tumble dryed, it is recommended to send them from time to time in order to tighten the seams and thus avoid leaks. Do not handle them when they are hot
–Do not use fabric softener or soap containing fabric softener
-Do not bleach (If bleach is used, no warranty is applicable on the product)
–Do not use diaper rash cream containing any form of petroleum jelly or paraffin
-The product warranty is limited to manufacturing-related defects. It is applicable for twelve (12) months following the purchase
I experience leaks with my diapers, what should I look at?
We can ask ourselves a few questions when we find that we have a leakage problem with our diapers in order to identify the problem and find a solution; here are the main ones:
Do the diapers go in the dryer?
It is important to send them in from time to time in order to tighten the fibers and seams. Like a pair of jeans!
Where is the diaper leaking from?
The location of the leak will help us understand the problem.
If the diaper leaks from the thighs, then we can look at our fit, if it leaks rather from the seams, the snaps or the strip on the bum, then we must look at the saturation of the insert and its placement in the pocket.
Is the insert more than 75% saturated?
If so, it needs to be changed. If it is saturated in the center, that the urine passes through the insert from side to side, it is also considered that the diaper must be changed.
What insert is used in the diaper?
If it’s a Lili insert, how many washes does it have? They should be washed a dozen times before reaching their full absorption potential.
If they are Chinese-made inserts, they are not recommended for our diapers as they are sometimes too wide for the fork and can create pressure on the seams, a bit like when stretching a t-shirt seam and contribute to leaks.
Finally, we can look at the adjustment.
The fold in front must be pulled upwards in order to fit the thigh all around.
If you are not sure despite these tips, do not hesitate to contact us, a member of our team will be happy to help you!
Can I tumble dry my diapers?
OF COURSE YOU CAN!
When we developed our collection of cloth diapers, it was imperative that they could go to the dryer, as we are moms who work full time. The materials were therefore chosen to resist the heat of the dryer for several years!
You only have to wait for them to cool before handling them, to avoid stretching the elastics prematurely.
Can I use bleach to clean my diapers?
-Okay, but how do I disinfect my diapers?
In the vast majority of cases, whether we are looking for a deep cleaning to dislodge odors or to start over with a few used diapers, oxyclean is enough to clean the diapers well.
The use of bleach dries the fabric and the elastic bands, prematurely wearing out the diapers. This is the reason why we do not recommend its use and why no guarantee is applicable on our diapers if a bleaching agent is used to clean them.
How many diapers should I have?
We generally recommend having around 25diapers to ensure a smooth roll with washing.
A newborn baby will usually use between 8-10 diapers a day and an older child will use around 6-8 diapers, allowing for more days between washes.
What are the benefits of using cloth diapers?
There are many benefits of using cloth diapers and that is why they have been gaining so much popularity in the last few years!
For each baby raised in cloth diapers, it is estimated to save 1 TONNE of landfill waste. That is only the repercussion after use, because it is also estimated that to make 1000 disposable diapers (each child will use between 5000 and 7000), 67kg of oil, 20,000L of water, 5 trees will be needed, that we will use a fiber bleaching process and that in the end, we will find around 50 different chemicals inside the diapers.
Yes, but it takes water to wash the diapers?
Indeed, but to wash a 1000 cloth diapers, it takes around 10 000L of water, which is half the amount it would take to make the same number of disposable diapers.
Getting started can cost between $ 600 and $ 800, if you buy diapers made in Quebec.
Over an average 3 years of use, you can hope to save between $ 2,000 and $ 3,000, for your first baby alone. Keep in mind your diapers can be reused without problems for baby two and baby three, thus maximizing your savings!
Cloth diapers breathe better than disposable diapers, as they are made with technical fabrics that are both waterproof and breathable and natural fibers, thereby reducing the temperature inside the diaper on hot days.
Studies at the University of Kiel, Germany show that a difference of 1 degree can be observed between the two types of diapers. The study also suggests that this small 1 degree higher observed in disposable diapers could contribute to infertility in adult men.
We can also see fewer diaper rashes in babies in cloth diapers, as there are no chemicals to dry out baby’s fragile skin.
In short, there are many reasons to opt for Cloth diapers in 2020, especially since they are now so efficient and easy to use!