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Monapel Washable diapers


On our website, we would like to offer a modern, skin-friendly and environmentally conscious solution for changing the baby’s diapers. With the information below, we would like to contribute to the forming of environmentally conscious shopping habits.

Washable diapers are easy to use, and washing them does not mean an extra chore. Modern textile diapers are easy to put on the baby, are comfortable and their moisture absorption is better than that of regular textile diapers. It is well worth mentioning, that washable diapers are cost effective economical.

The Monapel diapers have been popular with mothers who chose textile diapers for the past 15 years. In the past 10 years, our products were widely tested, and to our greatest pleasure, mothers have been satisfied with us. The satisfaction of our customers is extremely important to us; that is why we make every effort to provide excellent quality. We maintain personal contact with our customers; we are open to feedback and individual ideas. We gladly answer all questions related to textile diapers, as we have used textile diapers for our tree children.

We use only the finest quality materials for our products. They are free from pollutants, and we use Eco-Tex Standard 100, Product class 1 qualified materials. Our enterprise wants to help with the creation of family friendly workplaces.

Why shall one use washable diapers?

Washable diapers are comfortable, eco-friendly and economical. In countries where disposable diapers have become widespread since the 1970’s, nowadays more and more parents choose washable diapers instead of them, for reasons both economical and eco-friendliness. For parents who want to use reusable diapers, washable textile diapers are a modern choice. What are the greatest advantages of the washable diapers?

Its moisture absorption is much better, than that of the regular textile diapers, and it is easier to use. It is easy to put on the baby, and it fits well because of its unique tailoring. The diapers contain a highly absorbent inner lining, preventing the baby’s skin from getting wet, yet it maintains a wet layer sufficient for earlier potty training. According to statistics, children become potty trained later since the use of disposable diapers has become widespread.

The textile between the baby’s legs helps keeping them in a spreader position that is important for the healthy development of the hip joint. Contrary to popular belief, washing the diapers does not take too much time. They are easy to wash, they dry quickly and they do not take up much space when laid out to dry. Using textile diapers is much better for the baby’s skin as well. According to a study, the appearance of diaper rash has grown from 7.1% to 61% (Procter & Gamble study) since disposable diapers have become widespread. Another article mentions that among one month old babies who use disposable diapers, diaper rash is 54% frequent, and the percentage of serious cases is as high as 16 %. (Journal of Paediatrics Health Care 1 (1987): 26-34.)

Using washable diapers is good for our environment, too. According to statistics, one child uses 4-6 000 diapers until being potty trained, which means until the average age of 27 months. It means approximately 1 tonne of waste per child. This pile of waste degrades in more than one hundred years, and it also produces pollutants. At the same time, the production of disposable diapers itself is a burden for our environment.

Using washable diapers is economical. From the cost equivalent of 4 months’ worth disposable diapers, we can buy enough washable diapers that will last until the baby is potty trained. One might also use them along with disposable diapers, for example there are many parents, who use washable diapers at home, and use disposable diapers outside and on longer outings. It is worth having them at home in case one runs out of disposable diapers and the regular size and type is not available immediately.

Useful tips for washing the diapers:

Using textile diapers is more eco-friendly, than disposable diapers. Washing them with washing machines is not a problem either. Preparing for washing them and drying the diapers takes only a few minutes as well.

For storing the diapers before washing, one needs 2 or more plastic buckets with a lid (depending on the frequency of washing). Peed diapers can be stored in a bucket loaded to three quarters with water and vinegar (add 1 dl of 15-20% to 10 l water).

Diapers with poo shall be stored preferably separately, in a bucket filled with boiling water and vinegar. If there is not enough place for two buckets, used diapers can be stored in the same bucket as well.

Vinegar is a natural antiseptic; that is why using detergents that contain chlorine is unnecessary and is not allowed. While vinegar is an eco-friendly cleaning agent, antiseptic detergents are not biodegradable; they clog the soil and cause saponification. What is more, their residues in the diaper might irritate the baby’s skin.

We can store the diapers this way for 2-3 days. In case one loads the washing machine less frequently, the vinegary water must be changed on the third day. In case of bigger children, whose pee smells stronger, it is worth rinsing the diaper in a separate basin, with plain water. This way soaked diapers will not smell after a few days. From diapers containing baby poo, solid part shall be emptied in the toilet, and the diaper should be rinsed with cold water before being placed in the bucket.

It is a good idea that one may DIY to place a shower on the water tap of the toilet that helps rinsing solid stains. A simple tap and a rubber hose are perfect, but a bucket will do as well, that can be emptied in the toilet.

Before soaking the diapers, the back Velcro on the Monapel Praktika shall be folded back and the snaps shall be opened. After getting rid of the water, the diapers can go directly in the washing machine. After prewash, they can go in the wash with other textiles, but in case we wash every second day, it will be unnecessary, as the diapers will make a load. Washing them on 60 °C is enough and more economical.

We suggest using eco-friendly, biologically degradable detergents, on the one hand because some regular detergent may clog the textile, and on the other hand, we may have the same or better results with them without unnecessary burden on the environment. One option is, for example, washing soda. One or two spoonful of it added to our regular detergent makes it possible to use only half the amount of detergent. This makes doing the laundry cheaper, and the washing soda has a softening effect, making washing easier on the heater.

A three quarter cup of vinegar added to the rinsing process whitens and scents. Sunlight has a whitening effect as well, even when it’s cloudy outside. Air dried diapers are disinfected and smell great. It is worth placing them outside to the fresh air to dry even when it is cold or cloudy.

Fabric softeners may leave a coating on the textile, making it less absorbent and they may cause rash as well. Where the water is hard, it may harden the diapers as well, but baking soda may help this problem.

The outer parts of the diapers will have a longer lifespan when washed in washing net.

The skin on the hand can be protected by using rubber gloves. We suggest wearing them when doing the laundry or when using chemicals!

Monapel diapers dry quickly and take up less space on the drying rack than usual textile diapers, making them easier to dry even in a smaller apartment. We found circular drying racks really practical, where diapers can be pinned and the rack can be hung up anywhere. One of these can hold up to 10 diapers, making it easy to hang the diapers and take them in the room later.






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