Cloth diapers are an eco-friendly, natural alternative to single use, disposable diapers. We use unbleached cotton diapers, great for your baby's health and comfort. Wearing cloth diapers helps your baby potty train earlier. Using a diaper service is more convenient and less expensive than buying disposables. Each week we deliver fresh, clean cotton diapers and pick up of all your dirties. By using The Diaper Wagon you are supporting your local business community.
Not necessarily. Heat, wetness and extended exposure to urea are the culprits that cause the dreaded diaper rash. Frequent changes will help with this. Our Cloth Diapers are breathable and chemical free (just take a look at what's inside most disposable diapers - yikes!) so you have a recipe for a very healthy bottom! If the occasional rash does occur, give a call, we can talk you through it and make some great recommendations for treatment and ointment options.
Cloth diaper can have a long life. very much like our clothing they should be treated with some care. The main ingredients we try to avoid: Calamine, Cod liver oil and Zinc oxide. Secondarily, cloth doesn't like Paraffin, petroleum jelly, white or yellow petrolatum, and mineral oil. Ingredients and products that work well with cloth: Coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, lanolin, vitamin E, and beeswax.
This being said, you should use what works best for you, keep that baby-bottom happy and healthy.
We use OsoCozy® unbleached, all cotton diapers. These diapers are incredibly soft and absorbent. The Indian prefold diapers are a natural light brown color. The bleaching process to produce white diapers is not necessary since it can weaken the threads as well as pollute the environment.
Check out this video which demonstrates five options of good cloth diapering technique.
Every week we drop off the clean diapers in a waterproof diaper pail liner which doubles as our delivery bag. You just unpack the clean diapers from the liner and place it in your diaper pail. Throughout the week, you will put the soiled diapers in the pail. At the end of the week simply close the bag with the provided twist-tie and leave it outside for pick-up. That's it! You don't even need to be home.
Before you leave for your vacation, just call our office or send an e-mail to let us know the dates you will not be needing service. If you wish to cloth diaper on vacation let us know you want some extra diapers and we will give you extras for your trip.
We certainly understand how busy your life can be with small children. If the diapers are not on your porch when we arrive, we will call you at the contact number you provided. If you’re not available, please give us a call when you can, we may be able to come back by that day if we are still in the area.
The charge for 1 month (minimum duration) of our cloth diaper service is $125.00, with discounts for longer service durations. We bill monthly, payment is due in advance.
Our service includes three components: the rental of the cotton diapers and pail, the professional laundering of the diapers, and the weekly pick-up and delivery of the diapers.
80 conventional (Pampers) disposable diapers cost around $33.00. 80 natural (7th Generation) disposable diapers cost around $35.00.
80+ cloth diapers with our service costs $29.
Comparing the total cost over 18 months, the average child-in-diapers duration:
Disposables = $2,730 vs. Our Service = $1,830.
We have commercial washers and dryers, designed specifically for industrial use, which use a multi-step process of high heat, soaping, soaking and flushing. The cleaning agents we use are measured in precise amounts. The entire process brings the cloth diapers back to the same ph balance as your baby’s skin.