FAQs


How do I know what size to get?

Sew Tuckered provides a variety of different items and in order to make it easier to find sizes, each item will include measurements and/or a sizing chart.

How long will it take for me to get my items?

The production time for items to be ready to ship is 2-4 weeks unless it is marked RTS (ready to ship).   Production time does not include weekends or the actual shipping time. A notification of shipping means that the shipping label has been created but not necessarily shipped, but will be brought to the post office the next business day.

What happens if my package is lost, stolen or damaged? 

Sew Tuckered is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged packages.  If this happened to your package please contact your local postal service office to file a claim. 

Please make sure your address is updated correctly before check out is completed.  If you catch that the address is incorrect Before the package has shipped, please contact Sew Tuckered with the updated address.  Use ADDRESS CHANGE in the subject line.  Sew Tuckered will attempt to accommodate the address change If it is caught before it is shipped. If it has already shipped we recommend that you contact your post office immediately to see if they would be willing to reroute it to the correct location. 

How do I use my discount code/store credit?

Discount codes need to be entered at the time of checkout to be considered valid.  Codes will not be honored on previous orders.  Only one code is available at a time; however a discount code may be combined with store credit.

How do I get into contact with someone at Sew Tuckered?

An email may be sent through the use of the contact form or email directly to sewtuckered@gmail.com.  Sew Tuckered strives to provide excellent customer service and will return emails typically within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends. 

Information about cloth diapers, trainers and inserts found below.

How many do I need?

Our recommendation is to have somewhere between 15-24 one size cloth diapers that could be maintained with washing every other day. The younger your baby is the more diapers they will go through.  The following list breaks down the approximate number of diapers you will need per age.

Newborn: 20-24 diapers

Up to a year old: 15-18 diapers

Up to two years old: 12-15 diapers

Potty training years: 4-8 diapers or trainers

Do you make newborn diapers?

Yes! We make all in one newborn diapers.  They fit 5.5 lbs up to about 12 pounds or 2 1/2 to 3 months old.  Each baby is a different size and shape so they may grow out of them sooner or wear them longer.  Newborn diapers are specially made for your little one upon request by contacting Sew Tuckered at sewtuckered@gmail.com.

What are your diapers, trainers and inserts made of?

Our one size pocket cloth diapers are made of PUL (polyurethane laminate)  - the outer layer which is waterproof and AWJ (athletic wicking jersey) - the inside layer which is a stay dry material and wicks the moisture away from your baby's bum.  

Our newborn all in one cloth diapers are made of PUL (polyurethane laminate)  - the outer layer which is waterproof, AWJ (athletic wicking jersey) - the inside layer which is a stay dry material and wicks the moisture away from your baby's bum and an absorbent layer made of 2 layers of Zorb and 1 layer of hemp/bamboo/organic cotton. They feature a snap down for the belly button so the diaper does not rub and irritate it as it heals after birth. They also have cross over snaps on the waist to adjust for tinier babies. 

We have two inserts available - microfiber and hemp/bamboo/organic cotton.  Microfiber consists of 3 layers and should not be placed against your little one's skin. Hemp/bamboo/organic cotton consists of 3 layers, but is able to be placed against your little one's skin because it is a natural fiber.

Our trainers are made from quality cotton/spandex for the main fabric and the wetzone consists of 2 layers of flannel and 1 layer of 100% cotton.  Our trainers have the choice of being made with a layer of PUL to provide extra protection for new learners in potty training and without the layer of PUL for experienced learners who just need a little extra protection.  The trainers made without the PUL are not waterproof and will not hold a full bladders worth of wetness.  

 

How do I prep my diapers, trainers and inserts?

All diapers, trainers and inserts need to be prepped before use.  Prepping refers to washing at least once before use.  Hemp/Bamboo/OC inserts and newborn diapers become more absorbent with each wash, which means it is ideal to wash and dry them 5-7 times before the first use.  

How do I take care of my diapers, trainers and insert after I begin using them?

Wash your diapers, trainers and inserts with a full load in order to assist with proper agitation.  If you have an HE washer and the washer has the option to add more water, use this feature. If it does not adding towels to the load can help with the agitation.

Use appropriate cloth diaper safe detergent.  There are many that are considered “safe” to use, but we know that ones that contain any type of fabric softener, optical brighteners or artificial fragrances will create a barrier that repels moisture on your diapers, trainers and inserts. Make sure to look at the ingredients that make your detergent.  Ones that are the most effective will have synthetic surfactants and enzymes.  However, if you prefer to use natural detergents you will need to add a product which will add naturally derived enzymes and plant based surfactants. Even when adding the extra additive to natural detergents, it may still not be strong enough to wash your diapers, trainers and inserts properly and you may experience problems with stink and/or leaking.

Do not use fabric softener.  Fabric softeners create a barrier on the absorbent layer repelling moisture which will cause leaking.  

At the end of every wash we recommend that you complete and extra rinse to get out any extra soap out.  

Some people will use bleach for their items.  This is a personal choice, but is harsh on the diaper, trainers and inserts. Over time, multiple uses will break down the fabric.  Bleach is often used to clean pre-loved diapers or when your child has had a yeast infection.  Adding bleach ONLY when it is necessary you can add 1/4 cup of bleach to your wash cycle using warm water and your regular detergent.  When using bleach you need to add another extra rinse at the end of your wash routine to remove any extra bleach that is left in the fibers.

Use ONLY cloth diaper safe diaper creams or a liner to protect the diaper from developing a barrier that non safe creams will create. This barrier will create the absorbent layers to repel moisture which will cause leaking.  

What if my diapers are leaking?

Reference the above section to rule out one of these as the problem. 

You can check for proper fit of the diaper by checking for leg gaps and check how the clothing your baby is wearing is fitting.  Each child is shaped differently so what works for one child may not work for another.

Certain clothing (like onsies) can creep into the leg crease area of the diaper which will cause wicking.  Also check your child’s clothing, if it is too tight (again like onsies) this can cause pressure on the diaper and leaking.

If the diaper insert is fully saturated it may mean that your child needs to have his/her diaper changed sooner or an extra layer of absorbency can be added. On average your child’s diaper should be changed every 2-3 hours, but it is not uncommon to need to be changed every 1.5 hours while your baby’s diet is made up primarily of liquid.

Do I have to rinse the poop?

If your baby is exclusively breastfed, then there is no need to rinse the diaper because the poop is water soluble and will wash out with your regular wash routine.  If your baby uses formula or when he/she begin eating solids, then the diaper needs to be dumped and rinsed.

How long can I use the cloth diapers?

With proper care, your diapers should last you through your child potty training and most likely his/her sibling/s.   Due to variations in detergents, laundry routines, hardness of water, storage, etc. your diapers will wear differently.