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Here is a list of essential items to start off right!

20 to 25 cloth nappies
To go on cloth nappies full time, you will need between 20 and 25 cloth nappies , depending on the amount of laundry loads you will do. Since your baby needs to be changed about 7 to 9 times a day during the first month after birth, a minimum of 20 nappies is strongly recommended.

Liners (approximately 1 roll per month)
These liners are a must! They help separate the faeces from the nappy before putting it in the laundry. Liners are disposable, which permits easy faeces elimination. You will need to add one liner per nappy .
Additional information: if you breastfeed only, you can limit the liners usage since the faeces are water soluble. However, as soon as you start feeding your baby meals or formulas, you have to separate the faeces before washing the nappies.

Wet bag (4 – 5 total)
Travel bags are very useful for out-of-the-house activities and day care. You will need 2 to 3 travel bags to start with (for your outings), then about 4 to 5 to bring your baby’s belongings daily at day care.

Bag for dirty nappies
This bag is useful to store away your dirty nappies in between laundry loads. You can wash the nappies every 2 to 3 days.

1- Do not use baby wash detergents (this detergent isn’t strong enough to clean the nappies effectively).

2- Do not use fabric softeners or detergents that contain a fabric softener (to keep the nappy absorbency intact).

Considering that a newborn baby will be changed about 7 to 8 times a day, an average of 20 to 25 cloth nappies is recommended. Then, growing up, 20 nappies will be enough because the child needs to be changed less often.
We have been doing business with the same supplier in China since the establishment of our company over 7 years ago. We visited the facilities in 2016 as well as in 2019 to keep an open and trusting relationship with them.
Making cloth nappies as accessible as possible is the first objective we set ourselves when building our business. Offering our products at this price, it isn’t possible to make them at home. Our very competitive prices are due to the fact that there is no intermediary between our supplier based in China and us. In addition, we put very little money on advertising and rely more on word of mouth.
1- Wash the nappies
Washing the nappies (nappies and inserts) allows you to get rid of the sewing threads. Thereafter, you can wash the inserts 2 more times (by drying between each wash) to make them more absorbent.

2- Detergent
Using the right detergent will make the difference. Your soap should not contain fabric softener. In addition, the quantity that must be used mainly corresponds to the maximum quantity of soap recommended. Also, do not use baby detergent that is not concentrated enough to properly wash the nappies .

3- Find a good storage solution
Close the velcros on their flaps after use. Place soiled nappies in a laundry basket or a wet-bag for soiled nappies . Wash the nappies every 2-3 days. Do not soak or rinse nappies during this process as they should remain as dry as possible. If you rinse your nappies , you should hang them to air dry and wash them within the following 24 hours. A good storage solution should leave no odor.
Unfortunately, we are an online business with no storefront. Our very competitive prices and our satisfied customers are proof of success. If you are unsure that you want a full set of cloth nappies, we suggest purchasing our Trial Kit. That’s an easy way to try our nappies and let yourself be convinced!
It is recommended to wash and dry the inserts up to 2-3 times before their first use, this allows the fabric to gain maximum absorption and to clean them from sewing threads that would have remained stuck during manufacturing. The more the inserts are washed, the more they will become absorbent. You can have a look at Maintenance Section for more information.

Close the velcros on their flaps after use. Place soiled nappies in a laundry basket or a wet-bag for soiled nappies . If you rinse your nappies , you should hang them to air dry and wash them within the following 24 hours. Note that it is not necessary to remove the inserts before washing our nappies , they will come out automatically due to the double opening pocket.

Use a soap that does not contain fabric softener. Also, do not use baby detergents that are not concentrated enough to properly wash the nappies . A good washing routine will help maintain the absorbency of the inserts. Rinse with cold water before the wash cycle and then wash with warm or hot water according to your preferences.

The inserts can go in the dryer. The same applies to the nappies and covers if you make sure not to manipulate them when they are hot nor to overdry them. This step tightens the threads and “reseals” the Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) that covers the outer fabric (the waterproof membrane). You may occasionally sun dry your inserts and nappies since it’s an excellent whitener and a great antibacterial agent please note that sun drying your nappies and covers can dry the rubber bands and wear them out prematurely in which case the warranty is no longer applicable.
All the pocket nappies we sell contain an insert pocket. This means that you must place one or two inserts inside it, depending on your baby's needs. As you may have noticed, each of our pocket nappies has 2 openings to place the inserts. It may seem trivial, but this second opening is very practical; it allows you to put the entire nappy in the washing machine without having to remove the inserts. These two openings will allow the insert to come out during washing. One less manipulation!

Our two openings were created to make it easier to wash and to place the insert!
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The AIO (All-in-One) nappy is a winning recipe because it includes an opening on the back to insert more inserts for better absorption and also comes with a booster. This booster has a dry effect on the top as well as a soft gray interior for baby’s skin. It is made of one layer of microfiber and four layers of bamboo (absorbs 6.5 oz).

It provides a precise fit thanks to the 4 rows of snaps located at the front of the nappy.

In addition, the inner lining of the AIO is made of one layer of microfiber and three layers of bamboo (absorbs up to 6 oz of liquid).
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"La Petite Ourse" cloth nappies can be used overnight. All you need is a night time insert. It is absorbent enough that you can use the same nappies by simply changing the insert inside. The night time insert is made of two layers that can be attached together using snaps.

You can get this night insert for 9,25€.
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Visit our insert absorbency guide for more information on the pros and cons of different types of inserts in addition to their absorbency levels.
We don't have training pants, but our pool nappies can absolutely be used for potty training. Many families appreciate LPO pool nappies to potty train their child since they are much thinner than a standard cloth nappy but still have an absorption capacity of 4 oz.
Yes, we offer a special discount for twins. This is an additional 10% discount on an order containing 40 nappies or more. To benefit from the discount, contact us at info@lapetiteourse.ca.
Visit our compatible creams page for our recommendations on what creams to use with your nappies.
Our pocket nappies can be used as a swim nappy, but there are some points that differentiate it from a "normal" swim nappy.

First of all, swim nappies have a mesh interior which dries very quickly, unlike pocket nappy interiors which are made of suede which takes longer to dry.

The other important point would also be the daily use. If you decide to get a regular swim nappy for use in the pool, we suggest that you stop using it as an everyday nappy afterwards. The chlorine and the products used in the swimming pool could alter the performance of your cloth nappy. That being said, there is no problem, if you feel like it, using one of your washable nappies as a pool nappy, but nappies designed for this purpose are still more practical and more accepted in swimming lessons. swimming pool!
The best way to place the liner sheet is to put it a little further back since this is the area you want to cover the most. Make sure the nappy is snug enough without being uncomfortable for your child.

It is also normal that the sheet does not always stay in place since your child will crawl or move at a young age. When your child is able to stand and walk, the slip will stay in place more.

LPO liner are larger in width than a one size nappy. Thus, it is normal for the slip to protrude on each side of the nappy. Once the nappy is on baby, simply push the sheet back inside the nappy.
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