How can I get a custom?
I don’t offer custom slots through email. The only way to get a custom slot is to purchase one through the cart system. Don’t worry - I offer them regularly on my main cart. While you can get together with your friends to purchase a custom slot as a group, I can only invoice and ship to one address.
How quick is your custom turnaround?
I only offer custom slots for sale when I am able to begin work on them right away. Generally up to 10 diapers are ready within 1 week of ordering.
How can I find out ahead of time when you will be stocking?
Please join us on Facebook. I always post stocking information ahead of time. I encourage you to post what diapers you would like to see stocked!
What is ‘stocking’ and ‘stalking’?
‘Stocking’ refers to the time when diapers become available for purchase. Most times you can see the listing for the diaper— called previewing—before it actually becomes available at the stocking. ‘Stalking’ refers to clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button immediately after the diaper becomes available for purchase. If a diaper is popular, or sought after by more than one person, it becomes necessary to ‘stalk’ the diaper by clicking refresh, or F5 on your keyboard, as soon after the stocking time as possible to be the first person to click ‘Buy Now’ and thus successfully buy the diaper.
Can someone else ‘stalk’ a diaper for me?
Yes. Just be sure that the person doing the ‘stalking’ mentions in the comments section that the diaper was ‘stalked’, and who it was ‘stalked’ for.
What is the content of your various fabrics?
All cotton knits are 100% cotton. The cotton velour I use is 80% cotton, 20% polyester. (The polyester is in the backing of the velour, for stability.) The Bamboo Velour is 70% Bamboo, 28% organic cotton, 2% polyester. The bamboo fleece I use is 70% Bamboo, 30% organic cotton. All Minky fabrics are 100% polyester.
Why do you use Cotton Velour instead of Bamboo Velour as an inner for most of your diapers?
Cotton Velour will stay softer longer than Bamboo Velour, and will show less wear. Bamboo Velour is a wonderful fabric, but more suitable for items such as clothing and blankets that require a less vigorous washing routine than cloth diapers.
Why don’t you use woven cotton anymore?
There are some absolutely gorgeous woven cotton fabrics out there, but unfortunately there is no stretch to woven fabric, really limiting the size range of diapers using this fabric. Only a very few PC diapers were made using woven cotton, and have long since been discontinued.
Why don’t you make a one-size diaper?
It’s possible I will offer a one-size diaper in the future. At this time, I think that sized diapers are a much better option. Very few one-size diapers are suitable for newborns, or even babies almost up to 12lbs. They are just too bulky. On the other end of the scale, very few one-size diapers fit right up to the 30 or 35lb range, except in some children with smaller rises. Pianissimo Cloth Medium size diapers will fit many children for nearly the same length of time as most one-size diapers, at quite a bit less cost than one-size diapers made from comparable fabrics.
What are my options when choosing a custom order?
You may choose the outer fabric, the inner fabric, the snaps and the thread colour. It is difficult to choose snap and thread colour without seeing the outer and inner fabrics together, so most customers leave that to my discretion.
Can you make me a completely T&T diaper?
No, I do not offer that option at this time.
Can I choose Minky as an inner?
No. Minky is available as a selection for outer fabric only.
Can I choose Cotton Velour or Bamboo Velour as an outer AND inner fabric?
Yes, you can.
How many diapers do I need?
There are many factors to take into consideration, including how often you wash, how frequently your child urinates/has a bowel movement, whether you cloth diaper full-time or part-time, and whether your child sleeps through the night. Generally, newborns will need 24 to 30 fitted diapers for a 2 day period, and 8 to 10 covers or 4 to 6 wool bottoms. Once your child is a few months old and wearing size Small you will probably only need 18 to 24 diapers for a 2 day period and 6 to 8 covers or 4 to 6 wool bottoms. Children using size Medium will need the same amount of diapers as children wearing Smalls, depending on their age. Often, older babies will only need 12 to 18 diapers for a 2 day period. Many children will wear size Medium up until they are ready to potty train. Bigger children, wearing size Large, will need approximately 12 to 18 diapers for a 2 day period. Again, these are just very general guidelines and will vary from household to household.
What covers should I use?
There are many options for covering fitted diapers. PUL covers are thin and can be wiped clean and air dried between a few uses, instead of washing each time. Fleece soakers and longies are inexpensive and easy to care for. My personal favourite diaper cover is wool interlock, Wild Coconut Wear in particular. Wool soakers, shorties, longies are soft, durable, breathable, and also do double duty as clothing, meaning less layers to wear. Wool covers can be air dried between uses repeatedly, and thus used many times before washing is necessary. Knit wool soakers, shorties and longies are another great option, with similar benefits.
Alternately, many parents choose to leave their child coverless, particularly at home. Pianissimo Cloth Minky diapers provide a great deal of protection, leaving the outside of your child’s diaper dry to the touch for long periods of time.
Do you offer co-ops?
I don’t offer traditional co-ops at this time. I do occasionally offer co-op type pricing for groups by giving a 10% discount code to members on a set day for instock diapers. If your group is interested in participating, please contact me for details.
Will you donate a diaper to me so I can review it on my blog?
I rarely donate diapers in this way, preferring to give free diapers to my wonderful and loyal customers, usually through my Facebook page.