Frequently Asked Questions
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A. No, the materials used are breathable. They allow air to circulate and provide a cool nappy during summer.".
A. Newborns will generally use 7-10 nappies per day. Older babies use around 5-8 cloth nappies. If you plan to wash less frequently, simply add to your collection.
A. No. The outer layer of Pea Pods is waterproof. It has a high quality polyurethane laminate (PUL) which is waterproof, yet breathable. Our fabric is custom made to provide a soft, breathable and waterproof barrier.
A. The night booster is best placed on top of the regular absorber. Both are then placed inside Pea Pods, with the Night Booster sitting closest to baby's bottom. Do not place the Night Booster on the outside of Pea Pods.
A. The night booster is best placed on top of the regular absorber. Both are then placed inside Pea Pods, with the Night Booster sitting closest to baby's bottom. Do not place the Night Booster on the outside of Pea Pods.
A. Yes. This will remove manufacturing residue. The absorbent inserts love being washed. Pre-washing them will enhance performance.
A. Our absorbers are made with a super absorbent blend of bamboo/cotton. Given the nature of the fabric, absorbers may vary in texture and colour. This is normal. Night Boosters are made from microfibre. This extraordinary fabric can quickly absorb 7 times its weight in liquid (good for a heavy rush in the "wee" hours of the morning).
A. Pea Pods come with an absorber that lasts 3-4 hours for most babies. If your child is a particularly heavy wetter or experiencing a growth spurt, you may need to change more frequently or could try adding a Night Booster for additional absorbency.
A. Assuming you have the correct size nappy for your baby (creating a snug seal around baby's legs and tummy), Pea Pods should work well. The most common reasons for leakage are:
  1. Too much detergent in the wash. Washing cloth nappies with too much detergent leaves a residue on clothing. This residue will hinder the performance of the inner lining (cause it to repel liquid). To avoid this, use half (or less) the recommended amount of detergent in each wash. This is more than enough to clean them properly; and
  2. Not enough pre-washing of the absorbent insert. They can take several washes to reach their full potential.
A. If you find your reusable nappies are constantly leaking and liquid simply isn't making it through to the absorbent insert, the problem is usually due to a build up of detergent, oils or barrier creams on the inner lining. This build up can also cause them to give off an ammonia type smell (due to the interaction of the residual detergent and urine). A good way to clean this off and refresh your nappies is to follow these steps:
  1. Wash your Pea Pods using a warm wash (no detergent)
  2. Wash again in a warm wash, this time use half strength detergent
  3. Cold rinse
  4. If bubbles remain in step 3's rinse, run another rinse
  5. Line or tumble dry (on low)
A. Any normal detergent is fine, however please avoid any detergents containing enzymes as enzymes can be corrosive to bamboo. Remember to use no more than 1/2 the recommended strength for the size load you are washing. A good rinse cycle is ideal. You want to ensure all detergent is removed. Do not use soap products containing oils or perfumes as they can leave an oily film on the nappy lining and hinder absorption (such residues can also interact with urine and cause your nappies to smell). Do not use fabric softener or harsh soaking solutions (remember, no soaking required). Please also avoid detergents that contain enzymes - enzymes can be very harsh on fabrics and aren't necessary.
A. One in 4 women over the age of 40 experience bladder problems. It's as common as hay fever. We're pleased to recommend Dry N Free Reusable Incontinence Pants and Liners. See www.drynfree.com.au for more information and to locate stockists.
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