How many of these would I need? We recommend two for a rotation, that way one item doesn't take al the wear from daily laundering. Anything item of clothing you buy will have a shorter life span the more it is laundered, so rotating your Nighttime Undies will keep them lasting longer. So will washing them in a garment bag, not using bleach, and not using fabric softener!
Will my kid like these? I would like you to show your child the item before purchasing. Due to the sensitive nature of the product and the cost we incur by producing in American, we only offer exchanges for new items. Starting with gathering your child's opinion can be valuable in making sure he will wear them!
Are these comfortable to sleep in? These bedwetting pants are super soft around the legs and waist, and great care was taken int eh pattern to make sure you get a smooth inner feel. We've never heard complaints of them being scratchy. The only complaint we sometimes hear is that the undies can be bulky. We are tasked with the job of using enough absorbency to match your child's output, and if we miss the mark and they leak, you'll be mad at us. We use enough absorbency to handle what most kids can pee out.
Will they get hot? Heat comes from a waterproof barrier not being breathable, so air doesn't circulate. All a disposable diaper is really is a thin plastic trash bag with SAP in it. The ones that "cool" are covered in a chemical compound that creates a reaction (against your kids skin) when wet. Our bedwetting underwear doesn't count on plastic for it's waterproofing. We use PUL, a 1 mil breathable laminate on a non-wicking polyester fabric. That means our Nighttime Undies are cooler that the disposable competition. And better for the environment. And better for your kids skin. And made in American. And Super Undies is family owned. Doesn't that make your heart happy?
What size would I need? Please refer to the sizing tab and measure your child. We use age recommendations as a guideline, but it is no replacement for measuring! And remember, The waistband of our bedwetting pants folds down to since up the waist and rise. This means you want to focus on your leg measurement and hopefully get it right in the middle of the given range.
The Quick Version: Turn inside to and place in garment bag. Wash with trusted detergent. Dry on Medium. No bleach - No fabric Softener.
The Longer Version: There are many different products and routines people use when laundering their cloth diapers. Here at Super Undies we always recommend washing our products in a garment bag. This will help prevent the inserts from getting caught around the agitator in your washing machine (if you have one) and getting torn or ripped away at the seam of the diaper.
We first recommend washing your Super Undies on either a warm, or cold wash prior to use once you have made sure the product fits your child. Once the product has been used we recommend using a diaper sprayer to rid the diaper of any solids into your toilet. Do you need to purchase a diaper sprayer? No! but it makes life so much easier when cloth diapering.
If your Super Undies are soiled, use the diaper sprayer, or just shake the solids out into the toilet. To help reduce stains you will want to cold rinse the diaper and throw it into a diaper pail, or wet bag keeping it wet until you are ready to wash. You will want to wash our products every day or every other day. You will want to use your washing machines highest water level available. You may need to pre-rinse with no detergent and then follow through with a warm wash with detergent. You can then dry our products either in the dryer, or line dry them or a combination of both.
Please note that cotton is a natural fiber and does have a tendency to fray. Fraying of any cotton product is not considered a defect but rather something that can naturally occur.
What to Avoid:
You will want to avoid using chlorine bleach on a regular basis. It will start to break down the fibers and shorten the life and absorbency of the diapers. It also may irritate your child's skin. You also want to avoid using any fabric softeners, liquid or sheets. Fabric softeners coat the absorbent layers of the diapers and will reduce absorbency.
Lengthen the Life of Your Super Undies:
To lengthen the life of your Super Undies you will want to hang dry your diapers overnight, or partially dry in the dryer and then hang dry after a cold rinse. Minimize use of bleach or any products containing bleach. You can use 1/2 c. of lemon juice to whiten, or sun them in cold weather to freshen and remove stains.
Over time cloth diapers tend to get a build up of uric acid and ammonia from urine causing a funky smell and will also cause your Super Undies to not be as absorbent as they once were. We recommend looking up "how to strip cloth diapers" and finding the recipe you prefer to strip your Super Undies of any funky smells.
Choosing a Detergent:
There are many opinions about which detergents are best for cloth diapers. We believe you should use what works for you and your family. Remember, if you feel your detergent isn't working, you can always strip your diapers and start over. Do not use any baby detergents such as Dreft, since they contain fabric softeners. For a list of "Cloth Friendly Detergents" check out this great list from our friends over at Pinstripes and Polkadots to see which detergent is best for you and your family.