For every baby that uses AMP diapers, it will save 3-4 trees from
needing to be cut down and made into pulp. Using AMP diapers will also
help to keep dangerous chemicals out of our water system, byproducts of
the manufacturing process used to make disposable diapers include
Dioxins and Tributyl-tin (TBT). Choosing to cloth diaper your baby will
save 1 tone of garbage from needing to be transported into a landfill.
AMP diapers has been offering a full range of modern cloth diapers
and accessories to environmentally conscious families since 2003. AMP
diapers were designed by Annie, a mother of five who insisted that
diaper should be functional AND comfortable at all stages . Every AMP
diaper is made in Canada in the AMP diapers factory in Winnipeg, MB. The
diapers are all hand made by a group of wonderful people who earn fair
wages with vacation and benefits. Always using the highest quality
fabrics ensures our diapers are durable and functional.
Wash and Care
Store wet and dirty diapers in a dry pail. Older babies' solid waste
can be removed by gently shaking the diaper over a toilet. Some parents
prefer to use flushable liners, reusable stay-dry fleece liners or a
diaper sprayer for easier clean-up. For pocket diapers, remove the
absorbent inserts before tossing the diapers into your pail.
Run a cold rinse with no detergent, then wash on hot with 1/6-1/4 of the
recommended amount of detergent for your washing machine type.
Rinse well to ensure all detergent is removed from diapers. With a front
loading washer, you may have to run an extra rinse or a delicate cycle
that adds more water, followed by a rinse cycle to spin out more water.
Hang to dry or dry on medium heat.
Caring for Hemp, Bamboo & Cotton (natural fibres)
Your natural fibre products should be washed on hot and dried in the
dryer three to four times before they are washed with other diapering
items that contain fleece (pockets and AIOs). They will become more
absorbent after a few more washes.
Hemp, Bamboo and cotton all contain natural oils, which can coat your
fleece. After your natural fibre items have been fully primed, you may
wash them with all of your diapering products.
Choosing the right detergent is necessary in order to use cloth diapers
successfully without leaks, rashes and odours. Some detergents do not
rinse well and leave a residue that can irritate your baby’s sensitive
skin and cause the diapers to leak.
Most people are sucesfull with the following detergents. If your baby
has very sensitive skin the first 3 on the list are better choices.
- Allen’s Naturally Note from Steph: This is our personal fave detergent & it's economical!
- Country Save
The following detergents are often reported
for causing leaking troubles and rashes and premature breakdown of
elastics. We suggest switching to a recommended brand if you are
experiencing any of these problems.
- Claudia's Choices
- Nature clean
- La parisienne bio
- Kirkland (cosco brand)
- Nellies all-natural
- Rockin' green
What to Avoid
Natural soaps contain oils and should NOT be used because they will
leave a residue on fleece, causing it to repel liquids.
The use of any of the ingredients listed below will void the warranty
of our products.
The use of most baby and natural oil based detergent formulas will
leave a waxy build-up that will cause the diapers to repel liquid and no
The use of chlorine bleach will also void all warranties and can lead
to the breakdown of the elastics and the waterproof layer of our
fabric, making the diaper unusable.
Never use fabric softener of any kind on reusable diapers. Liquid
fabric softeners and dryer sheets both leave a waxy residue, which
causes fleece to repel urine and decreases the absorbency of the
Diaper rash creams can also cause repelling. Look for cloth diaper
safe diaper creams that do not contain zinc or fish oils.