Frequently Asked Questions

Why Bumbly Bootique Cloth Nappies?

Our nappies are a comprehensive nappy that encompass all the qualities we feel are important to parents:

-          One size = budget friendly

-          All in One = easy to use

-          Up to 3x elastics found on other MCN’s = better leakage protection

-          Pull out booster = faster drying times

-          Additional boosters = easily customized for your baby’s needs

-          Comfortable materials

-          Gorgeous designs

How many Bumbly Bootique Nappies do I need?

It depends on whether you intend to be using cloth nappies full time, part time or occasionally. We recommend the following:

For full time users to have 26 nappies, as most family households will need washing machines of 7kg+ we recommend washing complete Bumbly Bootique nappies per kg capacity for the best water:nappy ratio.  26 nappies will mean you can have 14-16 nappies in the wash every two and a half days or so, and still have 10 nappies to use while you wait for your nappies to dry.

For part time users, we recommend getting the number of nappies to match your washing machine load capacity of 2 nappies/kg.   For example, for  5kg we would recommend 10 nappies, that way you are maximizing your load per wash.

Check out our Baker’s Specials section for full/part time sets which are packed with lots of freebies!

How do I care for my Bumbly Bootique Nappies?

Please refer to our Wash & Care section.

Is it sanitary to wash the nappies in our “normal” washing machine? Yes!  Will it make everything else smell? No!

There is no need to buy a “special” washing machine just for your nappies and the nappies absolutely will not  make everything smell like “nappies”.  However, here at Bumbly Bootique, we like to keep things real, there is plenty of MCN sales pitches out there telling you to just dry pail soiled nappies and load straight into the washing machine and let it do all the work.  Although we are not saying you should not follow this method of washing our nappies, we do however advise and recommend a small first step of rinsing out your soiled nappies prior to dry pailing.  

Seriously, we’re all mothers of multiples kids ourselves, and it’s just so easy to keep a pair of rubber gloves out near the pail, give your soiled nappies a quick rinse or even a light scrub if you’re that way inclined prior to dry pailing.  The difference with our nappies to traditional nappies, is that you will find any soils come out ever so easily off our microfleece and the organic bamboo has antibacterial properties to keep those nasties away.  So this quick first rinse prior to dry pailing will mean your nappies will:

A.) last longer due to less ammonia build up

B.) stain less because you are not leaving anything yucky on for 2-3 days

C.) smell nicer during dry pailing and also after your wash

D.) provide that extra peace of mind that you have now gotten rid of the majority yuckies directly down the drain and not through your washing machine.

Note: Please do still add your extra rinse cycle at the end of your wash.  To ensure your nappies are smelling great and no cross contamination with baby clothes in your following washing loads.

Where do I dry my nappies?

We recommend to always Sun dry your nappies whenever possible.  We’ve found that the most convenient way for us, is to purchase a mobile airer (if you do not already have one).  Why? Because, let’s be honest, when we’re parents it means we have a lot less time to do anything “alone”.  This includes tedious chores like hanging out the washing.  With mobile airers, we can hang up our washing with our babies near us at all times and not just that, there’s the added bonus of being able to follow the Sun around throughout the day, if you find the time ;)  And when it is not possible to chase the Sun around, you can still have your washing up on your mobile airers inside the house.  Extremely convenient during winter, as any heating you have going on will dry your nappies very quickly making the most out of your heating costs. 

Otherwise, although not our choice for the environment or budget, our nappies will also do well in the tumble dryer on low.  But, really once you get the hang of it, you should hardly ever need the tumble dryer, in fact none of us ever use the dryer a part from testing how our nappies perform in them.

Do I need to use special detergent?

No, although, generally we would expect you’d have chosen a detergent for sensitive skin, as babies have delicate skin and we just never know whether they’ll react to certain chemicals.  We wash our nappies in whatever detergent we have deemed special enough for our bubbas, that’s about as much thought as you need for your detergent of choice of your nappies.  Do remember, that obviously as nappies are always in contact with your baby’s skin, you should always use a detergent tried and tested for your baby sans fabric softener.  So unless your detergent of choice includes fabric softener, you will not need to buy something different for your nappies.  All that being said, detergents with no enzymes, bleach, brighteners and fragrance is generally best for bubsy.

What about nappy rashes? Can I use creams?

With the use of Bumbly Bootique cloth nappies, there should be a decrease in nappy rashes, unless your baby has been left in a soiled nappy for extended periods, as soils can sometimes be rather acidic.  Our nappies are made with wonderfully soft, hypoallergenic materials, our custom microfleece is usually the only layer which is in contact with your baby’s skin.  This layer will wick away moisture and the bamboo terry is very effective in drawing moisture away from baby.  Our minky or PUL layer is a quality laminated micro-porous polyurethane which provides breathable moisture containment.  Due to the design and structure of our nappy, it creates a dryer and cooler environment when compared to traditional cloth and disposable nappies, decreasing the likelihood of nappy rashes commonly caused by heat & moisture. 

When you do need to resort to using creams, we suggest using our Bumbly Liners so that there are no creams that come in contact with the fleece liner on the nappy.

How can our nappies be breathable and waterproof at the same time?

Our nappies contain a layer of micro-porous polyurethane (PUL), this layer is either laminated on the minky itself or on a polyester fabric.  Our laminate provides a non-tacky waterproofing film over otherwise permeable fabric which in effect provides a breathable moisture containing layer.  Note that because it is micro-porous and breathable, this means that once the nappy is left fully saturated (very wet) for extended periods, moisture will then start seeping through (very slowly) the laminate.   However, with normal usage of nappy changes every 2-3 hours during the day, this saturation leakage problem should not occur.

NOTE: If you have any unanswered questions at all, please feel free to drop us a line!