Announcement Breathable fleece cloth diaper covers for bums with attitude - CLOSED
Breathable fleece cloth diaper covers for bums with attitude - CLOSED
Crystal Otto on Apr 14, 2015
Excellent quality & great workmanship!!
Crystal Otto on Apr 14, 2015
Super cute! These are a favorite at our house!
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I complete and ship semi-custom items within 3 - 4 days of payment.
Custom items have a 3 - 4 week turnaround from receipt of payment.
I ship first-class with delivery confirmation. Please convo me if you have any special shipping requests!
Refunds and Exchanges
You may return your clean, unused, and unwashed EmotiBums soaker within ten days of receipt for a full refund (buyer to pay for return shipping).
If your EmotiBums develops a problem due to manufacturing error, you may return it within 30 days for repair or replacement (identical size and colors, if available). EmotiBums offers free repairs for the lifetime of your soaker but the client must pay for round trip shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
HOW DOES FLEECE WORK AS A DIAPER COVER?
Polyester fleece acts as a breathable, wet-resistant barrier. The fabric doesn't absorb moisture, so as long as the diaper under it isn't soggy, the fleece will stay dry to the touch on the outside and will keep clothing etc. dry. At the same time, the fabric WILL allow air to circulate to your little one's diaper area.
You may have heard or read that fleece covers may occasionally allow dampness from the diaper to pass through the fleece and onto clothing (compression leaking). The KEY to preventing this is to CHANGE the diaper while the outside of the diaper is only damp, not soaked. Once the diaper is soaked, then any pressure etc can cause the wetness to move through the fleece and get onto clothes. I find that squishy, absorbent fitteds are an excellent choice for under fleece. Prefolds with doublers also work well.
The advantage of fleece is it allows lots of air flow, similar to wool, but it doesn't require hand-washing or lanolizing and it dries much faster. If you hold a PUL cover over your face and try to breathe, it's like breathing through a plastic bag. On the other hand, hold fleece up and breathe--it's like breathing through fabric. I switched to fleece covers because my son got rashes from PUL not breathing adequately. I wrote a summary of my experience here:
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WASH MY EMOTIBUMS?
Please wash your EmotiBums with like-color laundry prior to first use. This is a good practice for any new item, and I recommend it for my products as well. EmotiBums can be washed with any laundry (like colors preferred). To keep the anti-pill fleece looking its best, wash inside-out and allow to air dry.
I find that fabric softener will IMPROVE the performance of fleece diaper covers AND will help your fleece stay fluffy and soft. So go ahead and throw your EmotiBums in with the regular clothes, no need to wait for a load of diaper laundry!
I do not recommend regular use of bleach for EmotiBums, but the occasional infrequent wash (once/month) using a small amount of bleach (1-2 tablespoons, depending on if you have an HE or regular washing machine) should be okay if it seems necessary.
HOW STRETCHY IS POLYESTER FLEECE?
I use anti-pill fleece to sew EmotiBums; it can conservatively stretch approximately two inches in the width across the hips, waist, and legs. There is no stretch in the rise. I sew EmotiBums with a higher rise than most comparable fleece soakers, shorties, capris, and longies. This is to ensure your little one's diaper is completely covered and reduce the changes of wetness wicking at the waist.
HOW DO I DETERMINE WHICH SIZE TO BUY?
I encourage you to measure you little one, with a diaper ON, to determine the best size. My son has been wearing size Large since he was 6 months old (he is now 2 1/2), but he was in 98%ile for weight during his pre-walking months :-) Other little ones fit perfectly into Mediums, even at 14+ months. By taking measurements you will have a much better idea on which size will be the best fit OR if your little one needs a custom size. I am happy to make pattern adjustments on custom orders to ensure your EmotiBums will be an excellent fit!
To measure for rise, make sure your child is wearing the type of diaper you plan to use in conjunction with an EmotiBums soaker. Measure the entire distance from the top of the front of the diaper, down through the crotch, and all the way around to the top of the back. My personal preference is for a soaker to cover the diaper, in front and back, with room to spare, which is why EmotiBums have a high rise. I think the higher rise allows for more growing room and prevents wicking out the waist, which might occur if the diaper isn't fully covered.
To measure waist, measure the circumference of your child's midsection. If your child is a squirmer, you can also measure the waist on well-fitting pants. Remember that if they have elastic you need to stretch them out so they are about the same as they would be when worn :-)
To measure the hips, measure the widest circumference of your child's hips and bottom. I think this is an important measurement because some diapers are quite bulky through the booty and may not fit as well under a regular size EmotiBums.
Measuring THIGHS (for pull-on soaker style covers)
To measure the thigh, measure the circumference at the widest part of the thigh. EmotiBums are full-cut soakers and may hit a bit lower on the thigh, but the design is intended to offer the most comfort to your baby by not being too snug. Please be aware that a well-fitting diaper is important for holding in messes when your child is wearing a fleece soaker.
CAN EMOTIBUMS BE USED FOR NIGHTS?
Night use will depend on your baby's diapers and how wet they are in the morning. If they are lightly damp on the outside, an EmotiBums soaker should be an effective cover and clothing/sheets may feel slightly humid.
Currently all EmotiBums are made with a reinforced wet-zone comprised of one layer anti-pill fleece and one hidden layer of Windpro fleece. This combo is very reliable and should be adequate for nighttime use when paired with an appropriate nighttime diaper.
If your child's diapers are consistently soaked on the outside, I recommend adding additional absorbency with a hemp or bamboo doubler when using with any breathable cover (fleece, wool, or nylon). Be wary of fleece covers that are only a single layer of anti-pill fleece, this is generally only appropriate for daytime light-wetters.
My Windpro is dark in color and is not suitable for the lighter colors of fleece I offer ("Snow", "Sunlight", and "Petal").