How Our Diaper Service Works

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 spray). 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.

How the service works in 3 simple steps…

  • Take the clean diapers out of the odour proof and waterproof diaper bag we provide each week and place the bag in your diaper pail.
  • Simply toss the soiled diapers in the pail. You are not required to dump or rinse the diapers.
  • On your delivery day, fill out the bag tag and leave the soiled bag of diapers on your doorstep for pick up.

Below are the various diaper sizes we offer and what weight range they are designed for…

  • Extra Small (4-8LBs)
  • Small (7-13LBs)
  • Medium (12-20LBs)
  • Large (19-26LBs)
  • Extra Large (25-40LBs)

Should you require additional absorbency at nap time or overnight, we also offer small, medium and large inserts (or soakers) 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 hospital approved high temperature laundering process

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.

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