About The Diaper
This diaper was created to work in extreme environments with hot climates and where there is no running water or electricity. Our main focus is to prevent sickness and disease caused from uncontrolled fecal matter. The diaper is made to wash in a bucket with soap and water and hang up to dry quickly. The diaper is made of two parts, the outer shell and the insert. The outer shell is made of dri-fit material, which is breathable. The insert is made of bamboo and another highly-absorbent material. It is folded in thirds and inserted into the pocket of the diaper. The diaper is not waterproof because in the extreme heat a waterproof diaper made of non-breathable plastics would trap the moisture inside. If not changed right away, it could cause diaper rash, chaffing, or infection. To avoid this, we do not waterproof the diaper. However, the bamboo insert will absorb urine. Because the shell of the diaper is made of dri-fit wicking material, if it becomes wet but is not changed right away, the urine will be wicked away onto the dri-fit shell and evaporate the same as a dri-fit t-shirt would when one sweats.
We have had many people ask for a water-resistant or waterproof diaper. A waterproof, breathable diaper is in the works for orphanages, hospitals, and home use.
The diaper is breathable and lightweight which allows airflow. It not only absorbs urine, but also wicks away the moisture if the diaper is not changed right away. The bamboo insert has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties so it helps prevent infection. It is adjustable and designed to fit a newborn through age two, and it may fit a small three year old. The diaper can be washed in a bucket with soap and water and should be hung up to dry. The outer shell dries in about twenty minutes, and the insert dries in about forty-five minutes. The diaper is reusable and lasts the baby through three years of age and, it can be used for multiple babies.
How To Use The Diaper
The diaper has lots of snaps; however, it is easy to use. It is adjustable to the size of the baby. For a newborn baby, fold over the top flap to reveal the white jersey lining and riser snaps. This makes the diaper smaller. You then pull the wing snaps and snap to the size needed. As the baby gets bigger, just snap the wing snaps farther back or fold the flap back up and use the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjusting it to the size needed. The insert is a trifold and folds to make one panel. Stick the folded insert into the pocket of the diaper and pull it all the way to the front and tuck any excess in the back. Position the diaper correctly and snap to secure the diaper onto the baby.
How To Clean The Diaper
When the baby defecates, put fecal matter in a latrine or a hole and bury it. Then wash your hands with soap and water. The fecal matter needs to be away from people because it carries germs and bacteria that can make babies and people sick if not disposed of properly. Wash the diaper in a bucket with soap and water, wring it out, and hang it up to dry. Hang it on a clothesline; do not hang it on bushes or trees because of the danger of scabies or mites. The diaper must be washed with a laundry-type bar of soap; preferable one that is borax based. Do not use liquid soap. Do not use fabric softener. Do not use bleach! The outer shell will dry in approximately twenty minutes and the insert will dry in approximately forty-five minutes. One diaper should be clean and ready to use at all times.