If you've arrived at this page, you likely know by now how much conflicting information is out there about whether using disposables or cloth is best for your baby, best for your family, best for the planet. The decision only becomes more complicated by the fact that everyone you ask (or don't) seems to have their own opinion on the subject!
At Diaper Stork, we believe in cloth for three reasons: comfort, cost, and convenience. We also believe that only you know what is best for your family, so we are here to support (not pressure) you!
Diaper Stork currently serves customers in the Seattle metro area, including Bellevue, Redmond, Mercer Island, Burien, Kirkland, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Bothell, and North Creek.
We love to provide families with an alternative to disposable diapers and will always be assessing cloth diaper service demand outside of these markets. If you live outside of this area but would like to use our diaper service, we would love to hear from you!
what kind of diapers are included with your service?
We are proud to use 100% unbleached Indian cotton twill prefolds in our standard diaper service. These diapers are luxuriously soft, thick, and very absorbent.
While prefolds may seem intimidating at first glance, they are very simple to use. Even with the many modern cloth diaper options out there, prefolds have withstood the test of time due to their incredible absorbency, all-natural fibers, and the ability to make a trim and leak-proof fit with a simple adjustment to the fold or tweak of the diaper fastener's tension.
The number of diapers you receive will depend upon the age and size of your baby. The number provided with our standard service should give you as many as you'll need plus a few extra, but additional diapers can be added if needed.
Diapers are provided on a rotation system. You'll receive the number shown below for each of the first two weeks, and starting with the third week you'll receive the number we picked up from the week before. Easy!
With the number of times you're going to be changing your baby's diaper each day, folding a cloth diaper will take no time at all to master!
Below are a couple of our favorite videos demonstrating the various folding techniques you can use with our diapers. Using one or more of these techniques will help you get the perfect fit and absorbency, no matter the size and shape of your baby.
When you sign up for diaper service, a user account will be set up for you where you can maintain your billing information and service details.
On the day you sign up, you'll pay for the first month of service and a one-time setup fee of $35 ($70 for twins service). The first month of service won't start until the day we pick up the first batch of dirties, so feel free to sign up as far in advance as you would like (but please try to give us at least two weeks!).
Going forward, your saved payment method will be charged for each month in advance.
Nice-to-haves: Wet bags for storing soiled diapers while you are on the go Cloth wipes (an optional add-on to our service) Baby bum spray for cloth wipes
When you first sign up for service, you'll have the option of adding one of our starter bundles, which are a great way to purchase some of these accessories at a discount to purchasing them a la carte.
do I need to rinse the diapers before I put them in the pail?
No rinsing or scraping needed! While your baby is being exclusively breast- or formula-fed, simply toss the dirty diaper into the lined diaper pail.
Once Baby starts eating solid foods, you'll plunk the poo into the toilet using the flushable, biodegradable diaper liners that are included in our service. (P.S. did you know that this should be done with disposable diapers as well?) Simply place the liner inside the diaper -- for wet-only changes, just toss the liner into the trash before putting the diaper into the diaper pail. For everything else, shake the soiled liner into the toilet, flush, and done!
This process makes for a super-easy, super-clean diaper change. The best part? An odor-free diaper pail!
Our diaper pails are specifically made for use with cloth diaper services and built to contain odors from a week's worth of cloth diapers. Plunking the solid poo into the toilet before you toss the diaper in will go a long way toward keeping diaper pail odors down. Additionally, once a month we'll provide you with a citrus-scented deodorizing disc that fits into a slot in the diaper pail's lid, free of charge.
Our wash process uses a combination of very hot water and a commercial detergent which has been scientifically proven to rinse away completely. A trace amount of chlorine in each wash ensures that our diapers are completely sanitized after each and every use and multiple rinse cycles ensure that absolutely no residue is left behind -- just clean, soft cotton. Our diapers are periodically PH tested to ensure the wash process is calibrated for baby's skin.
The great news is that although many babies suffer from diaper rash from time to time, you will generally see fewer and less severe outbreaks when you cloth diaper your baby!
In the event that your baby does have an outbreak, please do not use diaper rash creams that contain cod liver oil or petrolatum as these can cause residue buildup over time, staining the diapers and reducing their absorption.
Unsafe Creams/Ointments: BOUDREAUX Butt Paste, Desitin, Aquaphor, new formula of Burt's Bees Baby Bee 100% Natural Diaper Rash Ointment
can our service be suspended while we are on vacation?
We can very easily schedule a service hold for you. Head on over to My Account and fill out the Temporary Service Suspension form. We'll arrange for a time to pick up your dirty diapers before you leave and place your account on a temporary hold. Once you've returned, we'll drop off your clean stash and resume your standard service.
Diaper Stork's products can easily be added to any universal baby registry, such as Amazon or Babyli.st. Try this link for Amazon's universal "add to registry" button. Once you have the button, just navigate to the gift certificates page on our website and add the certificates to your registry. Here is a link to Amazon's registry FAQsfor more info.
If you would like friends and family to gift you with cloth diaper service, it is best to add gift certificates to your registry instead of the diaper service itself, as we need important delivery information from you when you sign up.
When friends and loved ones are ready to purchase items from your registry, they will be directed back to Diaper Stork to complete the purchase.
Gift certificates can be purchased directly from our website and emailed or mailed to you. If you have received a gift certificate and would like to apply it to your account, redeem it here.