Q: I am new to cloth diaper. How do I best care for my "Gentooshies" infant diapers?
We want you to get the most out of your product! Please follow our washing
instructions to ensure longevity of your infant care product!
- Wash all diapers at least one time before use, using a cloth diaper safe detergent.
- For HE machines, we suggest a load of 12-15 diapers. Diapers need a good
amount of water to clean them properly,
and HE machines use less water.
Here are some tricks to adding water to your HE diaper load:
Adding a wet bath towel to your diaper laundry will trick the washer into adding more water.
You will use this in the prewash cycle and leave in for
the wash and rinse cycles.
Select the Soak option to fill the washer with water and then spin the water
out. This will wet the diapers, making them heavier. In turn, that will
trick the washer to use more water.
Spray the diapers with a diaper sprayer before putting into the diaper pail.
This will wet the diapers, making them heavier. In turn, that will trick
the washer to use more water.
Choose a HEAVY cycle and wash on HOT for the main wash, using an adequate water
level. The diapers should have a bit of room to move around. Please be sure not to
use temperatures over 130 degrees for any item with components. Use the recommended amount
of cloth diaper safe detergent per load.
Most detergents will leave a residue on your diapers that will affect the absorbency and
will cause odors and diaper rash. Please avoid soaps as well as additives such as
bleach, fabric softeners, brighteners and dyes. These can not only harm your diapers
but your baby's sensitive skin as well.
- Bleach (oxygen or chlorine)
- Fabric Softeners
- Laundry Boosters
- Pure Soap
- Sanitize cycles, white cycles, or other high heat cycles in HE machines!
These additives can void the warranty on our products. If you need to disinfect your diapers due to infection,
please contact us and we will be happy to help find a solution.
Rinse on warm, adding an extra rinse.
Routine drying in the dryer can shorten the life of your diapering product.
Add a dry towel or wool dryer balls
to the dryer to speed the drying process.
A hot, 15 minute dryer cycle once a month is beneficial
Drying in direct sunlight is the best method for drying and disinfecting
and at getting rid of stains. However, take care not to leave diapers out longer than
necessary, as UV rays and high temperatures can also have an ill effect on diapering products. One option
to soften sun-dried textiles made from natural fibers is to use the dryer while still slightly damp.
Here is a list of detergents recommended for use on our products:
- Planet Ultra Powdered Laundry Detergent
- Planet 2X Ultra Laundry Detergent HE
- Mountain Green Free and Clear Baby
- Planet Delicate Laundry Wash
- Nature Clean Laundry Liquid
- Mountain Green Ultra Baby
- Allens Naturally Liquid
- Nature Clean Powder
- Country Save Liquid
- Ecover Powder
- Ecover Liquid
- Eco Sprout
For powder detergents, please dissolve in hot water before adding diapers.
For hard water, you may also use Calgon Water
Softener or 1/4 cup baking soda as needed, along with your detergent.
- Outer cover is polyurethane
- Liner (the white fabric) is micro chamois
- The soaker pad is an absorbent material called "Zorb"
- There are three layers of absorbent in three different
sizes to make the diaper trim yet absorbent!
Q: I'm interested in cloth diapers. So what assurance do I have that this
is a legitimate investment?
- We stand behind our diapers and will either repair or replace free of charge the snaps and the elastic during the first 12 months
if they do not meet the high standards. Defective products will be exchanged free of charge and are guaranteed
for 45 days from shipping date for any sewing defects. Proof of purchase is necessary. We require
you to send the item to us directly so we can confirm the defect and make a decision on whether
to repair or replace them. Refunds are not offered for products that have been improperly cared for or
due to natural wear. We will do the best to resolve any issue that may arise in regards to product quality
For returns and Warranty resolutions:
Attention: Gentoocare L.L.C.
6315 FM 1488 Rd. STE 243B
Magnolia, TX. 77354
Q: Ok, so why should I go with cloth diapers? Are they really worth
Why Cloth Diapers?
Cloth diapers are ECONOMICAL
A supply of single-use diapers that will last from birth to potty training will cost $2500 to $3000. A
stash of cloth diapers that can be used for the same 2 1/2 year period can cost as little as $300. Use
those diapers for more than one baby for even bigger savings.
Tax Savings. When cloth diapers have been prescribed for the treatment of a disease, savings may be
available through the use of flexible spending accounts and medical expense deductions.
Cloth diapers are EASY
Thinking that cloth diaper laundry would be gross? Think again! Contemporary cloth diapers have snaps or
hook and loop closures, with hi-tech waterproof fabrics that keep leaks at bay. There's no need to
sacrifice convenience when you choose cloth.
Cloth diapers are ECO-FRIENDLY
Landfills are a concern and when it comes to diapering, cloth diapers are the best answer. A single use
of diapers for one baby for 2.5 years will get 1 to 2 TONS of garbage. One single use of diapers can
take 500 years to biodegrade. If we want to reduce, re-use and recycle, then cloth diapers are the
Reduce impact by reducing personal waste; diaper your child with cloth and re-use the diapers over and
My hope is to not only make our planet a greener place to live but to help parents do what is best for
their baby within their budget.
Cloth diapers are COMFY and HEALTHY
There’s nothing like the feel of soft cloth against your baby’s skin. You can tell when cloth is wet, so
cloth diapers get changed more often and that’s healthy. Babies in cloth benefit from more air circulation.
Your baby won’t be exposed to sodium polyacrylate, the shiny crystals in the diaper that can stick to
baby’s skin causing skin reactions.
Cloth diapers are CUTE
Take a look at our products and you'll have to agree that cloth diapers are also pretty cute!
Starting out with cloth is healthy for newborns. Their skin is so fragile and sensitive, therefore wrapping it
up in soft organic cotton is ideal!
Newborn diapers fit so well that they make using them even easier. Once you try them it’s hard to not
keep going with them since they are so cute and affordable.
Newborn diapers are never a waste because they can be reused for a second child.
Worried about meconium? Don’t even worry about it! Anything will wash out of cotton.
Q: Snaps seem like a lot of work. What is the advantage to using a "snap" fastener
as opposed to hook and loop?
Snaps VS Hook and Loop
- Most resemble disposable diapers (benefits for secondary caregivers)
- Easier to get on wiggly babies than snaps
- Infinite adjustment sizes--no jumping a half inch up or down
- Smooth-lay flat
- Provides a very adjustable and customizable fit.
- Can be noisy which interests babies and easily becomes
something they want to mess with. Leads to an interest in taking their diapers off.
- Depending on how often you wash, hook and loop does wear out
over time and may need to be replaced.
- Can collect a lot of lint which can affect its strength.
- If not secured properly in the wash and dry cycle hook and loop
can attach to other diapers and cause damage as well as become a lint magnet.
- When it comes into contact with the babies’ skin it can cause
irritations and scratches making baby uncomfortable.
- Babies can undo hook and loop closures more easily than snaps.
- Don't wear out
- Babies are less likely to take off their own diapers.
- Much more durable than hook and loop, can last the life of a diaper.
- No risk of damaging other diapers in the laundry.
- Children can't usually undo snaps.
- No tangled laundry
- Will not collect lint.
- Not abrasive and will not scratch the babies skin like hook and loop.
- Much more quiet than hook and loop.
- Take a little more time and dexterity to put on.
- Not as custom of a fit as hook and loop.
- Limited number of snaps settings makes them a bit less adjustable
than hook and loop.
- Not as easy to use as hook and loop. Could be a learning curve for
new parents and caregivers.
The Score card:
According to my scorecard I recommend you choose snap closures whenever possible. You might even have noticed that companies who used to exclusively produce hook and loop closure systems are now also offering their diapers in a snap closure. This further proves that snaps are better!