How It All Works

What We Do

When you start service, we will furnish enough of our 100% cotton diapers to meet all your baby's requirements. From time to time, if additional diapers are needed, just let us know. We want to ensure that you are completely satisfied with our service.

We will put into service, specifically for you, an inventory of diapers that is double your weekly order. Each week thereafter, you will receive the same number of clean diapers that you returned soiled the week prior.

How Our Service Works

When you begin our service, you (and we) estimate how many diapers your baby may need. After that, we replace the actual amount of diapers your baby uses. Once a week we come to your house to pick up the soiled diapers and drop off clean diapers. We come on the same day each week, except on holidays.

Every week we leave the supply of clean diapers so that you have the same amount of clean diapers on hand each week. We can adjust the number of diapers as needed, to ensure that you always have an adequate supply without unnecessary extra stock. Of course we offer a full range of diaper sizes, from premie to toddler, as well as training pants.

What You Do

All you need to do is put the wet or soiled diaper in the bag we supply. Our service then takes away the full bag and leaves you with fresh diapers. There is no reason to rinse the diapers before putting them in the hamper. We will do that for you.

How We Wash Them

We care about your baby and their health so we handle washing cotton diapers with a process that you can't match at home. We use as many as 13 changes of hot water (hotter than your home produces). With both our washing and drying temperatures being so high, bacteria has no chance of surviving. Also incorporated is ozone, which opens up fibers and has been proven to kill 98.8% of E-Coli. Our meticulous rinsing also makes certain that there is no soap or detergent residue left in the diapers to irritate your baby's skin.

How Does Modern, No-Pins Cotton Diapering Work?

With the combination of a soft, three-panel diaper (the center panel is extra-thick and absorbent) and a velcro-fastening diaper cover, your baby is contained and comfortable. You just fold the diaper in thirds and trap it in place under the cover. That's all. No pins needed. (For summer and other times when you might want your baby to wear a diaper with no outer cover, you can use either pins or diaper clips. The slight added effort for these few occasions is balanced by the fact that disposables don't allow you the option of shedding the outer plastic covering for your baby's warm weather comfort.)

Fold the sides of the diaper across the center panel to form a pad.

For girls or when bulkiness is a problem, try folding as shown above.

Fold a small portion up in front.

Open the velcro closure on the diaper cover and place the pad in the center of the diaper cover.

Place the diaper cover under the baby. Bring the front of the cover up between the baby's legs. Close around the baby and fasten using the velcro for a perfect fit. After closing, make sure that all of the diaper is tucked into the diaper cover to prevent moisture from wicking on the baby's clothing.

If I Want To Fold A Cotton Diaper The Traditional Way, How Do I do it?

It's easy with today's three-panel diaper, which is a far cry from the big, gauze-like rectangles of yesteryear. Just follow these simple instructions:

Basic Angel Wing

Fold the sides of the diaper across the center panel to form a pad.

Fold a small portion of the diaper up in the front.

Unfold the sides at the back of the diaper to form two wings. Place the diaper under the baby. Bring the front of the diaper up between the baby's legs.

Bring the two wings around from the back and pin.

For heavy wetters, two diapers at a time may be needed. Follow the same instructions but stack two diapers.

If my baby has heavy thighs, what is the best option?

If your baby has heavy thighs, try the bikini twist fold:

Bikini Twist

Place a diaper flat on the changing table.

Flip the diaper over at its mid-point.

Place the diaper under the baby and bring the front of the diaper up between the baby's legs. Tuck in the corners.

Bring the back corners around and pin.

How Often Should I Change My Baby?

Whatever kind of diaper you use, cotton or disposable, babies should be changed often - every two hours or so. Bacteria begin to form as soon as a child wets or soils. Leaving a diaper on a baby for prolonged periods can produce irritation, and compromise the skin to the point of serious infection. The chemical dryness of disposables has produced a great lowering of standards in baby care because parents are led to believe that as long as the diaper feels dry, it's all right to leave on. It isn't! Dry does not mean clean, and the urine absorbed by the chemicals used in disposables stays right next to a baby's skin, (as does feces, which is a tremendous breeding ground for noxious bacteria). Chemicals are not a substitute for the attention babies need, and "set-and-forget" diapering is never healthy.


Bottoms Up Diaper Service
201 N. Greenbay Road Waukegan, Illinois 60085-4410 847-336-0040