Frequently Asked Questions
How much water is used to wash LolliDoo®?
What do I do with the solid messes in the diapers?
How do I store soiled diapers until wash day?
How many diapers do I need?
What should I do if my diaper leaks?
What are the measurements of LolliDoo® eco-pocket®?
Where are LolliDoo® diapers made?
Do my LolliDoo® diapers need special care?
Do I need a cover for my LolliDoo® eco-pocket® diaper?
What are the differenced between the various types of cloth diapers?
Is there BPA in the recycled fleece?
Q. How much water is used to wash LolliDoo®
A. The amount of water used to launder cloth diapers at home is about 50 to 70 gallons of water every 2-3 days; this is about the same as a toilet-trained child or adult flushing the toilet five to six times a day.
Q. What do I do with the solid messes in the diapers?
A. You can do one of three things with baby poo. Since our spetic and sewage systems are set up for human waste, you can throw the diaper, poo and all, right into the washing machine. Some people choose to spray off the poo with a hand held sprayer in the toilet. Founders Alison and Melissa just plunk the solid poo in the toilet and the wash the diaper. » It is illegal for solid waste to enter our landfills, so even disposable diapering families should put the poo in the potty.
Q. How do I store soiled diapers until wash day?
A. We reccomend storing wet and soiled cloth diapers in a dry pail.
Q. How many diapers do I need?
A. It depends on how often you want to do laundry. A newborn will use approximately 10-12 diapers a day, while an older baby will use 6-8. You can find Cloth Diaper Packages here.
Q. What should I do if my diaper leaks?
A. It is rare that a LolliDoo® cloth diaper should leak, if it does, make sure that you have laundered your brand new LolliDoo® cloth diaper two to four times on HOT. Then check that your diaper is sized correctly; fleece is very stretchy so make sure it is fastened without any gaps.
If your diaper is leaking from the waist or legs it is a simple sizing issue. Waist leaks mean that your cloth diaper isn’t pulled tight enough. If you can’t pull it any tighter then let out the leg elastic once size larger and try again.
If your cloth diaper is leaking from the legs then tighten the leg elastic.
If your cloth diaper is leaking all throughout the fleece then it is a simple absorbency issue. Simply add an Absorbency Innie™ and try again.
If your cloth diaper is still leaking perhaps there is a detergent or mineral residue that needs to be stripped from your cloth diapers.
Q. What are the measurements of LolliDoo® eco-pockets®?
A. Waist range 8” - 21”
Thigh range 3.5” - 12.5"
Rise is 17.5”
Miss Jocelyn is wearing a Classic eco-pocket® cloth diaper with two Organic Aborbency Innies®. She wears a size 6 in disposable diapers and still has room to grow in her LolliDoo® Classic eco-pocket®.
Q. Where are LolliDoo® diapers made?
A.LolliDoo® diapers are made in Newman Lake– a small town in Eastern Washington by work-at-home-moms. The textiles and notions are also made in the USA.
Q. Do my LolliDoo™ diapers need special care?
A.The first two to four times you wash your LolliDoo® diapers you will need to wash them on HOT. After that you can wash and dry however you like. We recommend washing on cold and hanging dry to reduce your environmental impact.
Q. Do I need a cover for my LolliDoo™ eco-pocket™ diaper?
A.LolliDoo® eco-pockets® do not require a cover. They do, however, require Organic Absorbency Innies™ ; we recommend two Organic Absorbency Innies™ for daytime and three for overnight.
Q. What are the differenced between the various types of cloth diapers?
A.LolliDoo® co-founder Alison Manes wrote a handy Cloth Diaper Dictionary: http://earthymommaodyssey.blogspot.com/2010/03/demystifying-different-types-of-cloth.html
Q. Is there BPA in the recycled fleece?
A. If you’ve been following the current toxic plastic avoidance advice, you know that recycling category #1 (PET) has been considered a safer choice. We know it’s BPA-free, so we just use it once and recycle it.
Plastic beverage bottles sold in the United States are made from a type of plastic known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Although polyethylene terephthalate (the plastic) and phthalate (the additive) may have similar names, the substances are chemically dissimilar. PET is not considered an orthophthalate, nor does PET require the use of phthalates or other softening additives. (Enneking 2006)
This website talks about what plastics are “safe” an they say this about recycled PET: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) Used to make soft drink, water, sports drink, ketchup, and salad dressing bottles, and peanut butter, pickle, jelly and jam jars.
GOOD: Not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.