Our Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental Service is our answer to some of the biggest questions parents-to-be have when it comes to cloth diapering.
How long do babies wear newborn size? Will our baby be big enough to go right into one size diapers at birth?
It's not likely that your baby will get a good fit in one sized diapers until he or she is a few weeks old. Our 3rd baby was pretty big at birth (9 lbs 2 oz) and she wore newborn size diapers for 3 weeks. Our 4th baby was "average sized" at 8 lbs 4 oz and she wore newborn size diapers for 6 weeks.
Is it a waste of money to invest in newborn sized cloth diapers? Should we just plan to use disposables during the first few weeks?
Throwing diapers in the trash is the least economical or ecological choice that there is (it is literally throwing money in the trash) and renting cloth diapers is the most economical and ecological choice! Purchasing your own newborn diapers is lovely of course, and we'd be happy to help you purchase the perfect newborn diapers if rental isn't right for you, but if you are choosing cloth because it's budget friendly, then you can see the value in this.
Newborns go through about 10 diapers per day and using disposables for the first 6 weeks would cost around $155. Purchasing your own newborn diaper stash would cost between $145 and $350, depending on if you were using mostly prefolds and covers or if you were mixing in a few fitted diapers or all-in-ones.
We have purposefully designed this service to be truly budget friendly. Cheaper than buying your own cloth diapers, and better than scratchy disposables.
How do I schedule the Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental service?
1) Go to the product page for the Newborn Cloth Diaper Service
2) Under "4 Week Rental Start Date", find the window of time that has your due date/desired start date
3) Select that option and "Add to Cart"
4) Go to the product page for the Refundable Security Deposit, select, and "Add to Cart"
5) Check out and leave a note at checkout of what your exact due date/desired start date is, and that's it- you are all signed up!
What kind of diapers should we buy for long term use?
Everyone likes something different. Renting during the newborn phase gives you a 4 week risk-free trial period with cloth so that you can figure out what you like before you buy (and wash) a complete diaper stash!
Do the diapers get washed in between rentals?
Yes, we sanitize the diapers in between rentals! You are also welcome to "strip" them yourself with cloth diaper safe products when you receive them if you wish. We'll give you all of the info that you need to know about washing diapers in your rental packet too.
How many diapers are included in the rental? What kinds are included?
We'll send you enough diapers for 24 diaper changes, which is what cloth diaper users consider a complete working diaper stash, lasting around 2.5 days in between washes. You can expect to receive a mix of a little bit of everything- prefolds and covers, fitteds, and several types of all in ones!
What are the terms of the rental?
You pay the rental fee and refundable security deposit up front and we ship you the diapers (including a postage paid return envelope). You can use them as much as you like during the 6 week rental period. Yes- even with meconium poops!
We do ask that you refrain from using any fabric softener or bleach when washing the diapers. But it's not hard to wash cloth diapers and we will give you all of the information you need for washing and drying.
As long as the diapers return to us in normal used condition (no tears/rips/ink or bleach stains/burns/etc) by the end of your 6 week rental period then we will return your security deposit in one of two ways (your choice!): either returned to your credit card/PayPal account minus the 15% processing fee OR a 100% refund in store credit with us.
So that means that you could rent newborn diapers, figure out what you love using, return the newborn cloth, and then apply your store credit to a purchase of EXACTLY what you need- whether it's cloth diapers, a woven wrap, or something else!
When should we sign up?
Right now! You should put the Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental in your cart and check out as soon as you know that you are interested! That way we can have a diaper stash reserved for your due date. You can get the diapers 1 week before your due date, if you wish. If you reserve yours ahead of time and then have your baby earlier than expected, just let us know.