How to Use - Top
How do I use my Flip Cloth Diapers?
- Adjust the diaper sizing by choosing the right snap setting on the front of the diaper.
- Your diaper arrives snapped down to the "small" setting, the bottom row of snaps.
- To use the "medium" setting, unsnap the diaper and resnap on the second row of snaps.
- To use the diaper on the "large" setting, fully unsnap the front of the diaper.
- Adjust the insert sizing by choosing the right setting on the insert. For Stay Dry Inserts, fold the insert based on the sizing sewn into the insert. For Organic Inserts, fold the insert using the guide lines in the insert to fit the inside of the diaper cover.
- Put the insert in your diaper. Hold the insert in one hand and place inside the flaps on both ends of the diaper cover. Using one hand to hold the front of the insert in place, stretch the diaper and smooth the insert flat.
- Put the diaper on your baby. Flip Cloth Diapers go on just like a disposable diaper.
Washing Instructions - Top
How do I wash my new diapers? What detergent do I use?
Washing and detergent information can be downloaded here: http://www.flipdiapers.com/flipwashing.pdf
Troubleshooting - Top
How can I tell if the diaper is adjusted to fit my baby properly?
To observe fit, pick up your baby's legs after putting the diaper on and observe how it fits around the legs and bottom. Is it snug? If you can see air between the diaper and their skin, then you need to refine the fit. Trying a smaller snap setting and fasten the tabs snugly. When you child stands up, notice how the insert or soaker is positioned relative to the back elastic. If the insert or soaker is higher than the back elastic, lay your child down, release the tabs, pull the diaper slightly towards the front and refasten the tabs. If you notice that the front of the diaper is positioned low over your baby's thighs or that it is difficult to fasten the diaper around your baby's waist, try using a larger snap setting. This will increase the rise of the diaper and improve overall fit. Remember, babies change shape frequently as they grow up. You may have times when your relatively young baby is using their one-size diapers on the largest setting. The same child may be on the medium setting several months later due to increased mobility.
My diapers are leaking. What's wrong?
- Does the diaper need to be changed?
- Any diaper will leak once full. If your baby is having problems with leaks, check this first. Additional absorbency or more frequent diaper changes usually solves leakage problems.
- Make sure that you washed everything at least once before using.
- If you have organic cotton or hemp diapers, they must be prewashed in hot water with a small amount of detergent 3-5 times before they become absorbent. They reach their full absorbency after 10 washes.
- Is the insert flat?
- Make sure that the insert is flat when you put the diaper on your baby. If it is twisted or wadded up, this can cause leakage. A Hemp Babies Diaper Doubler placed on top of your insert can prevent the wadding that can occur with some babies.
- Is the wetness at the legs, label or the tabs?
- If the diaper is leaking from the tabs or the legs, change the diaper and remove the insert. If it is saturated then your baby needs a more absorbent insert or a more frequent diaper change. If the insert isn't saturated, then the diaper may not be adjusted to fit your child properly.
- Is the diaper fitted properly?
- If the diaper isn't fitted properly and is hanging away from your baby's bottom, liquid can pool and may run out of the diaper. If this is the case, try adjusting the diaper up one rise setting. If the diaper is too tight, it can also cause leakage. Make sure that the bottom edge of the diaper is at or just below your baby's belly button and that the elastic is fitted to their legs, but not uncomfortably tight. If it looks like it would be uncomfortable for you to wear, adjust it. If you're not sure that you've got it right, email a photo of your baby to customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be happy to help you troubleshoot fit.
Warranty - Top
What is the warranty on Flip products?
Flip cloth diapers are manufactured by Cotton Babies, the makers of bumGenius. Detailed information about the warranty that applies to Cotton Babies manufactured cloth diapers can be found on our Customer Support page at bumGenius.com.
Other Common Questions - Top
How many diapers do I need?
If you are using Flip exclusively, we recommend a minimum of 24 inserts & 6 Flip covers. This may vary based on your child's wetting habits. Remember, wash at least every other day and rotate your stash evenly.
I'd like to buy Flip! Where can I get this brand?
Flip products are available in baby retail stores all over the world. If you don't happen to have a store that carries Flip in your area, be sure to let them know about us! You're also always able to shop online through one of our online retailers.
Who manufactures Flip?
Flip products were created by and are manufactured by Cotton Babies, Inc. Cotton Babies, Inc. also manufactures bumGenius & Econobum Diapers.
Are diaper rash creams ok to use with Flip?
Diaper rashes should be treated according to your physician's recommendations. If you need to use a rash cream, use a stay-dry liner between your baby's bottom and the diaper to prevent the cream from transferring onto the diapers. Rash creams containing fish oils will make cloth diapers smell fishy. These should be avoided.
Need extra absorbency overnight?
Try using 2 inserts and setting the diaper cover to be one size larger than you would for day time use.
Are your products patented?
Yes. Our diapers are covered by a number of utility and design patents in a number of countries. These patents protect various elements of how our diapers look and how they function. Additionally, the shape of our diaper is protected by tradedress. All of our brands and prints are original works of art that have been formally copyrighted. Information about our patents and other intellectual property is available through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
. Other US and international patents are pending.