How do I sign up?
- Step 1 – Read through our Service Agreement.
- Step 2 – Complete the Account Setup process.
- Step 3 – Purchase your starter kit and service package.
- Step 4– Schedule your diaper demo. You will receive an email with instruction on how to schedule your demo.
We recommend setting up service as soon as you decide to use cloth diapers. Diaper demonstration should be scheduled 1 to 3 weeks prior to your due date.
If you’re making the switch to cloth diapers for a baby that has already been born, make note of your babies weight so we can provide you with the proper sizing. We will do our best to accommodate urgent cloth diaper service needs.
How does the service work?
Mother Earth Diaper Service provides you with everything you need to cloth diaper!
Once a week, your dirty diapers are picked up by our delivery person and swapped out for clean ones. You will receive freshly laundered and folded diapers delivered right to your door!
There is no need for anyone to be home to receive the delivery. Simply leave your bag of soiled diapers by your front door (or designated pick-up area). If you live in a gated community or condo, please make arraignments with your security or front desk.
What process do you use to launder the diapers?
Diapers are sanitized using an extremely high temperature laundering process in high-grade industrial washers and dryers. No chemicals or dyes are used in the laundering process. Our detergent is an all natural, fragrance free, non-combustible, non-hazardous, non-fuming, non-toxic, and biodegradable soap, free of ANY harmful synthetic ingredients.
Will I receive my own diapers each week?
Do I receive the same amount of diapers each week?
No, diapers are in a rotation. In your start kit you will receive 80 diapers for a newborn. At the first pickup/delivery, we will pick up all dirty diapers and delivery another 80 diapers. This starts your rotation of 160 diapers. On the 2nd week of service you will receive the same number of diapers we picked up on week 1; on week 3 we will deliver the same number of diapers we picked up on week 2 (you receive what you use).
If your diaper needs change as time goes on, so can the number of diapers that are in your rotation. Just let us know your needs and we will accommodate your request. See our Price List for the cost of adding additional diapers into rotation.
How do I care for the diapers and other rental items?
Prefold diapers, doublers, and cloth wipes:
As required with any diaper, solid material should be disposed of before placing it in your diaper pail. There is no need to soak or rinse diapers. Only shake off stools. If it doesn’t shake out…don’t worry about it simple place them in the diaper pail.
Diaper Covers and wet bag:
Usually, one cover can be used for one to two days. When washing is needed, covers and travel wet bag should be washed with your child’s laundry and can be hung to dry or laid on top of the dryer. Please do not use a dryer for the diaper covers; this can cause the covers to deteriorate and lose their effectiveness. Diaper covers should be changed when:
- Urine gets the lining of the cover wet
- Any feces gets on the cover
- If there is an odor
Wipe down diaper pail with warm water and a plant based cleanser when needed. For those stuck on hard to remove “oops” try peroxide or rubbing alcohol.
Water resistant pail liners:
No care necessary.
No care necessary.
What about diaper rash creams?
Cotton breathes, letting air circulate to baby’s skin. Unlike chemical-laden disposables, cotton
diapers are naturally absorbent. This means less friction on tender skin, reducing the likelihood of diaper rash.
Although diaper rash is common among babies in disposal diapers, it is not normal and parents should find the cause of the rash. Some common causes include but are not limited to:
- Prolonged contact with soiled diaper. Be sure to change your baby regularly. We suggest checking the diaper once per hour and changing it at least once every 2 hours — especially for newborns and young infants. Poopie diapers should be changed immediately!
- Too much acidic or allergenic food consumption if mommy is nursing may cause rashes.
- Dry skin — are you washing baby too frequently, which strips the skin of natural oils? Could it be the wipes you’re using? Wipes solution?
- Teething or illness — if this is the cause, continue to be diligent and things will get better.
Mother Earth Approved Diaper Rash Remedies
We recommend a natural approach to most everything and especially for diaper area maintenance. There are wonderful creams and ointments on the market, and we’ve listed some below; however we’d first like for you to consider the use of grape seed oil or coconut oil and essential oils to keep your baby’s skin moisturized.
Essential oils of your choosing you can add skin and emotional calming; anti-inflammatory; anti-bacterial; and anti-fungal benefits to the health of yourself and your infant.
Learn more about how to use Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils during Pregnancy, Birth and for Baby here.
DIAPER CREAMS TO AVOID WITH CLOTH DIAPERS
- A&D Original Ointment
- A&D Zinc Oxide Cream
- Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment
- Baby Bees Diaper Rash Ointment
- Balmex Ointment
- Balmex Zinc Oxide
- Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
- Desitin Creamy
- Desitin Ointment
- Lansinoh Diaper Rash Ointment
- Triple Paste
- Weleda Calendula Diaper Care
Please only one of our approved diaper creams listed below. These are used in order to prevent staining and build up from forming on the diaper. One of the best ways to ensure you don’t damage our diapers with creams is to make sure you rub the cream into the skin gently rather than leaving gobs / blotches of cream sitting on the skin.
- Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm
- Motherlove Diaper Rash & Thrush
- Dr. Bonners Organic Baby Balm
- Mama Rose’s Magic Touch Skin & Diaper Balm
- Grandma El’s
- Kindhearted Women Claymazing Powder
Creams with Zinc Oxide – safe for baby & cloth diapers