Bear Bottoms Fitted Cloth Diaper Service offers families the benefits of cloth diapering without all the work!
We come to your home once a week to deliver an unlimited quantity of fitted cotton cloth diapers and collect the soiled diapers to launder. Our hospital approved high temperature laundering process ensures like new diapers for every change.
New clients purchase the first week’s supply of cloth diapers at sign up and we typically deliver this supply one week before your baby is due. We usually schedule the service to begin the week after your baby arrives although you can begin the service whenever you like… just send us a quick email. If you are signing up after your baby has been born, we can start your service the following week.
Most clients choose to rent one of our step open diaper pails for use while on the service (one time fee of $29.95, includes 1 Natural Pail Deodorizer). The pail is designed specifically for cloth diaper services and will hold one full week’s supply of cloth diapers.
Most newborns go through about 70 diapers per week and we typically start new babies at this weekly quantity. If you need more or less, simply let us know and we will adjust. We track usage by family and adjust as part of regular course anyway.
With our service no rinsing or soaking the diapers is required. It’s as simple as placing the soiled diapers into your diaper pail. Once a week, we come right to your front or back door to pick up your soiled diapers and leave fresh ones for your baby. Each week you will receive a Bear Bottoms Bag Tag on your diaper bag. We ask that before you place your soiled diaper bag outside you fill in the number of clean diapers and inserts (soakers) you have left each week, so we can adjust your supply as needed.
On your delivery day, simply take the waterproof bag out of your pail and have it ready outside for the driver by 7:30 AM. We come on the same day of the week every week, at around the same time of day. If you live in a house you don’t need to be home for your delivery. If you live in an apartment, simply buzz us in and we will deliver to your door each week.
We offer day and night diapers and three sizes of inserts (soakers) with our service. Day Diapers are thinner, for light to medium wetters, and don’t have the traditional “bulk” of some cloth diapers. Simply add an insert if needed without adding bulk all around. Night diapers are thicker, for mid to heavy wetters and for nighttime and naps. Add a large insert (super soaker) for all night absorbency.
Small, medium and large inserts (or soakers) are available should you require extra absorbency. We are pleased to provide up to 1 insert per diaper at no additional charge.
Cloth diaper covers are the waterproof layer and are required with any cloth diaper. Since the diaper is cloth, it will get wet on the backside so the cover protects clothing and prevents leaking. Most families use a cover 5-6 times (you can wipe them off and reuse) before tossing in the wash or washing in the sink and hang drying. Two to three covers is typically the right number to have on hand. You will have to up-size a couple of times along the way. We carry a variety of Bummis and Mother-ease diaper covers which we find are easy to clean and very good at leak protection.
Bear Bottoms is hospital approved and we have invested time and money into hiring professionals who have worked in both hospitals and nursing homes to help with our washing process. We test each load for detergent residue and pH level to make sure your diapers are safe and clean. We wash at 190 degrees which is at hospital standards to eliminate all bacteria.
Our facilities have large, energy efficient, computer controlled industrial washers/extractors. This equipment has very high extraction speeds which reduces our energy consumption in the drying process. Our laundry system utilizes a computerized detergent supply system that is optimized to deliver the correct amount of detergent at each cycle of the cleaning process.
There are multiple rinse cycles to ensure all detergent is removed from the diapers. All detergents used are environmentally friendly and safe for your baby’s skin. We even match the pH level of the water to that of babies sensitive skin to reduce the chances of skin irritation.
When the diapers are dried, each diaper is inspected to assure the washing process has 100% passed our strict protocol.
Utilizing a diaper service instead of washing cloth diapers at home uses 4 times less water and power. Bear Bottoms prides itself in going above and beyond to provide your with clean, sanitized diapers with the smallest impact on the environment.
Bear Bottoms has diapered all four of our children. Wow, this is really our last! The diapers are so soft and we love having the choice of thin or thick diapers, as each of our children is so different. Thank you for the continued wonderful service, we feel like we are part of your family. 🙂 We just had to tell you how glad we are that we found you and we all love seeing the big green truck come!
We love the ease of the fitted diapers and there is RARELY ever a mess! I have had many comments from friends and family on how wonderful and easy they look. I can’t imagine why disposable diapers are still around when there is Bear Bottoms instead!
I really like the service and recommend it to many people. The convenience of having diapers delivered to my door and not having to do even more laundry is great. The service is always friendly and you are always willing to go out of your way to make things work even better! Many thanks!
Thank you for making it so easy to be green! Your product and service were amazing and I tell every new mom I meet about it! If I have another child you will definitely hear from me. Keep up the great work!
Your service has been excellent, and the cloth diapers are great, we have had zero issues with diaper rash in a year. We would recommend you to anyone looking for a diapering service, for sure.
We have been using the service for almost 8 months and we love it! Despite all the ‘green’ reasons for cloth diapers – the best part is the convenience. I never have to worry about running out of diapers or bringing home those huge boxes from the store. Keep up the great service – it makes a difference.
We love that the diapers are easy to use (even my husband feels comfortable using them) and environmentally friendly. I also find they tend to hold our daughters, poop explosions, better than disposable diapers.
Going cloth diapering was important for us. We’re just so happy we heard about your company from our friends. Not only do we feel great about being better to the planet, we don’t even have to do all the dirty work! Thanks for being quick to respond and making our lives so much easier.
We have been using the service for just over six months. I love everything about your service. I love the quality of the diapers, I love the convenience of having them delivered and not having the extra laundry. Most of all I love the high service level that Bear Bottoms offers. Thanks so much.
Nothing compares to Bear Bottoms, having both day & night diapers and I just found out they are made right here in Ontario – support the economy right? Our baby is now big enough for super soakers and wow! My baby has never even leaked or had a rash. He never fusses to be changed and we have never had to use any creams. We can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t use cloth, when it’s this easy, cheap and better for the world! Thank you Bear Bottoms, for your service!
I can’t thank you enough for everything – the service, the quality, the pricing, you guys have been absolutely wonderful. Happy to write a testimonial wherever, whenever. Will miss you!