Today’s post is a little extra special for Tic Talk Toe. We are up and ready to introduce you a very important product in a newbie mum’s life – Cloth Diapers. It is true that being a newbie mom, there are a lot of choices that we come across, some even leave us baffled! Diapering a baby is one such thing. Before I could even plan a product review for cloth diapers, I went around asking my friends, who are all newbie mothers about their take on cloth diapers. And to my utter surprise, while most of them had heard about it, none of them used it for their children. I hope this post will help all the mothers out there, who are yet to make up their mind about switching over to cloth diapers over plastic disposable ones.
Well, the good news is that cloth diapering is probably easier to do than you may think. Cloth Diapers have truly evolved a long way than what were used by our grandma’s!
So what exactly is a Cloth Diaper? (Also referred to as C.D. by most of the bloggers). Are we going back to that generation when we did not have diapers, and a soft piece of rug would take a diaper’s place? Well the answer is both yes and no. Yes, because we are indeed going back to the washable cloth generation instead of using plastic disposable diapers, and no because, cloth diapers manufactured these days are not the ones our parents (or grandparents) used for us.
A cloth diaper is a diapering system that uses fabric and can be washed and reused. Unlike disposables, cloth diapers don’t have harmful chemicals, are gentler on the environment, economical (in a long run) and come in a variety of attractive colors and prints! The brand that is being featured today in our post is Fig-O-Honey. Started by Sneha Thakkar, who is herself a parent to a toddler, Fig-O-Honey manufactures cloth diapers that are eco-friendly, reusable, gentle on the baby’s skin and gentler on the environment. As their website reads:
We are passionate about cloth diapering and believe in keeping cloth diapering accessible and affordable by providing world class, high quality products at unbeatable prices.
I received a cloth diaper for reviewing on my blog in the print Cats in Hats. Such an adorable print! Before I can even come to it’s quality, let me tell you, I was bowled over by the print. If not children, their mom’s will love it. Fig-O-Honey has some of the most amazing prints on cloth diapers, and trust me guys, this is like an addiction. You will keep on adding cloth diapers into your cart, until you realise that your wardrobe is already full of them!
Then what exactly is a Pocket Diaper?
A pocket diaper is a cloth diaper with a pocket at the back. You can stuff the pockets with inserts (absorbent pads). It has a waterproof outer layer to prevent leaks and a stay-dry inner layer that wicks the moisture away from the baby’s skin and keeps it dry. Pocket diapers are made up of two parts, the outer waterproof shell with a “pocket” on the inside, plus an absorbent insert to stuff inside the pocket. Fig-O-Honey manufactures Pocket Diapers.
Some of the benefits of a pocket diaper are that it dries quickly as the diaper and insert can be separated and you can customize the absorbency by adding more or less inserts as per your need.
Okay, well then what is a One Size Diaper?
A one-size diaper fits babies weighing about 4.5 kg to 15 kg and it literally “grows” with your baby. It has multiple buttons, so as to adjust itself according to the weight and age of your baby. To fit your infant, use the smallest size setting by adjusting the rise buttons first. Then use the crossover snaps by overlapping the two flaps for a snug fit.
Is a Cloth Diaper economical?
We will hear about this directly from Fig-O-Honey!
A disposable costs ₹10/- on an average. A cloth diaper costs more upfront, but can be used many times, and turns out much cheaper in the long run. On an average a baby needs 5000 disposable diapers till potty training, costing about ₹50,000 of disposables. Cloth diapering costs a fraction of that, with average 50%-80% savings over disposables.
Tips on Cloth Diapering
- For night time, you can add extra absorbency by adding an extra insert in the pocket diaper so that babies can sleep longer between diaper changes and to reduce the chance of leaks.
- Wash your cloth diaper and insert for around two to three times before you start using them for added absorbency.
You can find more helpful insights about washing and caring for the cloth diapers here
Say YES to Cloth Diapers because
- Cloth diapers are eco-friendly, reusable, safer for the baby and come in a variety of gorgeous colors and prints!
- Disposables use a gel locking mechanism to convert pee to solid and lock it inside. Some babies are sensitive to such chemicals and get rashes. Cloth diapers rely on fabric’s absorbing capabilities, and no extra chemicals/additives.
- Cloth diapers often come with a waterproof outer layer PUL/TPU that is more breathable, when compared to plastic in a disposable.
- Good for the Environment : Disposables contribute to landfills. A disposable will take anywhere between 200-500 years to decompose. On an average, a baby needs about 5000 diapers before being potty trained. Cloth diapers, being reusable, can cut through those masses significantly. Cloth diapers can be used for multiple babies – some systems can work from infancy till baby is potty trained.
- Though cloth diapers cost more up front, but in the long run they cost a fraction of disposables. Average savings are 50%-80% vs. disposables.
- No more leaks! Cloth diapers come with a waterproof outer layer that prevents leaks and explosions.
- Exciting colors and prints: Cloth diapers come in a variety of beautiful colors and prints!
Other than cloth diapers, Fig-O-Honey also manufactures Diaper Inserts (which I find out of stock most of the times everywhere) and Wet & Dry Bags, that can be used to carry wet soiled diapers.
Shipping is free for orders worth ₹1000 and above! For orders below ₹1000, shipping is charged on actuals.
You can also shop them on Amazon
For any queries or feedback, you may reach out to Fig-O-Honey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +91 9538867744
Disclaimer: The Cloth Diaper was sent in by the Brand in exchange of a review. However the opinion penned down in this blog post are honest and unbiased.