5 Adult Cloth Diaper Hacks

5 Adult Cloth Diaper Hacks

5 Adult Cloth Diaper Hacks


 

Get Faster Dry Time After Washing your Adult Cloth Diapers

Want to save electrical costs on drying diapers, and dry them faster? This tried and proven trick can dramatically reduce the time it takes to dry a full load of diapers.

Place a dry, fluffy bath towel in your load with wet items. The towel will absorb some of the moisture from the diapers and spread it out, while drying the newly moist towel at the same time. To make this truly effective, you should remove the towel after the first 20 minutes of drying time.

You can also separate your shells from absorbent inners, for more effective drying. Dry the shells for 10 minutes, then remove them to air dry the last bit.
Then dry your absorbency inserts. By removing the waterproof shells from the load, you are allowing air to circulate more effectively through the inserts and, and that will dry them faster.

Incontinence Briefs Can Double As Your Swim Diaper

Swim diapers. The ultimate conundrum that can halt many of us from enjoying some of the most pleasurable, relaxing aspects of life. This hack is really just for cloth users, but did you know that a cloth diaper with limited to no insert system IS technically a swim diaper? Your Protective briefs can pull double duty, and free you up to jump in the hot tub! This hack really works best with diapering underwear that have gussets, so while the Protective Briefs fit this bill, not all cloth diapers fall under this hack.

Diaper Discs

Diaper Discs are made from baking soda, and can be used for deodorizing… ANYTHING. Their original intent was to help a diaper pail from smelling bad. They work for disposable diaper pails or cloth pails. But did you know you can use them

For personal use: Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 40 drops of your favorite essential oil. Add water little by little until you create a paste – don’t add too much water!
Once it’s mixed well, put the mixture in a silicone mold so it is no more than 5 millimeters high. Wait 24-48 hours until it’s completely dry. Take it out of the mold and store in an airtight jar. Place this disc in between your cloth insert layers (for cloth protective brief use.) For

For diaper pail use: Follow the recipe above and press into a silicone mold until it reaches the top. Wait 24-48 hours until it’s completely dry. Take out of the mold and place one at the bottom at your pail.

These discs completely dissolve in the washing machine, and are cloth diaper friendly!

Swap Out The Insert

This is a true diaper hack that can be used for cloth or disposables. The benefits of having a separate absorbency system not built into the body of your briefs is that you can often just swap out one insert for another! This gives you a whole second useable period without change the Briefs. Putting the Flexible Insert System into a disposable diaper gives the same effect.
Simply change the insert out and place it in a waterproof bag, then replace the insert if you are using Protective Briefs, or you can choose to not replace it if you are using a disposable diaper. Either way, you are saving yourself money by lengthening the use time of your disposable diaper or Protective Briefs.

Incontinence Car Kit

Traveling with incontinence, short or long distances, can have its challenges. Keep a packed travel car kit in your vehicle in case of emergency.

I personally fancy a hard cased, tool box-like kit, mainly for discretion. A backpack or small suitcase would work fine as well! Think about what you may need, and what could go wrong on the road to determine its contents. Here are a few great suggestions…

  • Box of Ziplocks (so if one gets used you don’t have tot worry about replacing it)
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Extra pair of pants
  • Pack of wet wipes
  • Cologne, or Odor Eliminator 

 

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