20-25 cloth diapers
You will need between 20 and 25 cloth diapers to be able to use them full time, depending on how many washes you do. As your baby is changed about 7-9 times in his first months, a minimum of 20 diapers is strongly recommended.
It is possible to create a batch of cloth diapers including several different models: Pocket Diaper, All-in-One Diaper and Diaper Cover. To find out the characteristics of the different diaper models, see questions 8 and 9.
Some families like to use a combination of different diaper designs to meet their child's different needs, while others prefer to use just one diaper design that meets all of their needs.
- Cloth diapers
- Liners (+- 1 roll per month)
- Wet bags (4-5 in total)
- Bag for soiled diapers (Pail Liners)
- How to use pocket diapers?
- How to use All-in-One diapers?
- How to place a liner inside the diaper?
- What should i do if my diapers leak?
- Can I use your cloth diapers at night?
- Where are you diapers from?
- How are LPO diapers so affordable?
- What is a LPO ECO cloth diaper?
- Can I use a normal cloth diaper in the swimming pool?
- Do you training pants for toddlers?
- I want to see your products before placing an order, is it possible?
- How to tell the difference between old and new versions of the bamboo insert?
- What creams are compatible with cloth diapers?
- When will receive my order?
- Who do you deliver with?
- My tracking number is not working, what should l do?
- What if I'm not at home?
- Can I pick up my order at your warehouse?
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20-25 cloth diapers
Liners (+- 1 roll per month)
These liners are rather indispensable! They are used to separate the stool from the diaper, so that the diapers can be put in the washer without any problem. These liners are disposable, which allows the stool to be eliminated easier. You will need to use 1 sheet per diaper.
Additional Information: If your baby is exclusively breastfed, you can delay using the liners since their stools are water soluble at that stage. On the other hand, as soon as your baby starts eating solids or taking formula, you will have to eliminate the stools before washing the diapers.
We also offer washable liners. They serve the same purpose as disposable liners but are machine washable, like diapers. However, be sure to remove any remaining stool from the liners before washing.
Wet bags (4-5 in total)
These bags are mainly used during outings and for daycare. You will need about 2 or 3 of them at the very beginning (for your outings), then about 4 or 5 to bring your diapers to daycare every day. These bags have a strong waterproof capacity which allows you to store your soiled diapers in complete safety (up to 5 per bag).
* This bag is also very practical for dirty clothes and wet bathing suits, for the whole family!
→ Wet bag
Bag for soiled diapers (Pail Liners)
This large bag allows you to store your diapers in between washes at home. It is possible to store up to 20 soiled diapers in it. It is recommended to wash it with the soiled diapers every 2-3 days.
The luxury bag has an elastic that can be placed securely in a basket or hung using its 2 loops. It also has a zipper at the bottom to allow you to empty its content without any hassle. It also has 2 loops with press studs so it can be attached more easily regardless of the location.
How to use LPO products?
How to use pocket diapers?
All La Petite Ourse pocket diapers contain an insert pocket. This means that you should place one or two inserts inside, depending on your baby's needs. As you may have noticed, each one of our pocket diapers has two openings for easy fitting of the diapers (placing inserts in the pocket). It may seem trivial, but this second opening is very practical; it allows you to put the entire diaper in the washing machine without having to remove the inserts. These two openings allow the inserts to come out during washing. One less step!
Our two openings have been created to facilitate the washing and the installation of the insert!
How to use All-in-One diapers?
The AIO (All-in-one) diaper is a winning recipe because it includes an opening at the back to insert more inserts for greater absorption capacity and also includes a booster. This booster is actually a charcoal insert with two press studs, allowing it to be fixed directly inside the AIO diaper. The booster offers a dry effect on the top as well as a soft gray interior for baby's skin. It is made of one layer of microfiber and four layers of bamboo (absorbs 6.5 oz).
The AIO diaper offers a precise fit, thanks to the 4 rows of snaps on the front of the diaper, just like the pocket diaper.
In addition to that, the inner lining of the AIO diaper is made of one layer of microfiber and three layers of bamboo (absorbs up to 6 oz). Thus, an AIOdiaper offers a total absorption of 12.5 oz when mounted with the booster that comes with the purchase of the diaper.
How to place a liner inside the diaper?
The best way to place the liner is to put it a little further back since this is the area you want to cover the most. Make sure the diaper is snug enough without being uncomfortable for your child.
It is also normal that the sheet does not always stay in place since your child will crawl or move at a young age. When your child is able to stand and walk, the liner will stay in place more. LPO liners are larger in width than a one size diaper. Thus, it is normal for the slip to protrude on each side of the diaper. Once the diaper is on the baby, simply push the sheet back inside the diaper.
What should i do if my diapers leak?
Visit our → I need help with leaks page for assistance.
Can I use your cloth diapers at night?
"La Petite Ourse" washable diapers can be used overnight. All you need is a night insert. It is absorbent enough that you can use the same diapers by simply changing the insert inside. The night insert consists of two layers which can be fastened together using press studs.
Note that the need for absorption varies from baby to baby. Thus, a baby can stay dry all night with the inserts that come with the diaper while others will need a little more absorption, thanks to the night insert or other types of inserts.
Everything about La Petite Ourse
Where are you diapers from?
We have been doing business with the same supplier located in China since the creation of the La Petite Ourse brand more than 9 years ago. We visited the facilities in 2016 as well as in 2019 to maintain an open and trusting relationship with them.
How are LPO diapers so affordable?
What is a LPO ECO cloth diaper?
To do our part in the management of plastic waste, La Petite Ourse has developed a unique range of washable diapers and accessories.
- Each LPO ECO cloth diaper is made with more than 2 recycled plastic bottles;
- Each LPO ECO wet bag is made with more than 4 recycled plastic bottles;
- Each Deluxe LPO ECO pail bag is made with over 14 recycled plastic bottles!
We have developed this collection through extensive research and testing to ensure the effectiveness of this new type of raw material. We therefore know that the raw materials and techniques used are of high quality!
Polyester, being the main raw material of our washable diapers, was designed thanks to the recovery of plastic bottles for this unique collection.
We wanted to develop the LPO ECO collection to allow as many customers as possible who are concerned about helping the environment to encourage circular practices.
→ LPO ECO
Can I use a normal cloth diaper in the swimming pool?
Our pocket diapers can be used as a swim diaper, but there are some points that differentiate it from a “normal” swim diaper.
First of all, swim diapers have a mesh interior which dries very quickly, unlike pocket diaper interiors which are made of suede which takes longer to dry.
The other important point would also be the daily use. If you decide to get a regular diaper for use in the pool, we suggest that you stop using it as an everyday diaper afterwards. The chlorine and the products used in the swimming pool could alter the performance of your cloth diaper.
That being said, there is no problem, if you feel like it, using one of your cloth diapers as a swim diaper, but diapers designed for this purpose are still more practical and more accepted in swimming lessons and swimming pool!
Do you training pants for toddlers?
We don't have training pants, but our swim diapers can absolutely be used for potty training. Many families appreciate LPO swim diapers to potty train their child since they are much thinner than a standard washable diaper but still have an absorption capacity of 4 oz in case of damage.
I want to see your products before placing an order, is it possible?
Unfortunately, we are an online business with no storefront. If you wish, our products are now in over 350 stores: click here to find the store closest to you!
Our very competitive prices and our satisfied customers are proof of success. If you are unsure that you want a full set of cloth diapers, we suggest purchasing our Trial Kit. That’s an easy way to try our diapers and let yourself be convinced!
La Petite Ourse products are also present in more than a hundred stores in Canada. Find a trusted store carrying LPO products right here or contact your favorite baby store to ask to add La Petite Ourse products to their inventory.
How to tell the difference between old and new versions of the bamboo insert?
As many already know, the LPO bamboo inserts have changed for more than 2 years now (July 2020). Thus, all pocket diapers created since that date now have 2 bamboo inserts with an absorption capacity of 6.5 oz each (previously 4.5 oz).
But then, how do we differentiate these new inserts from the old ones? Many families might have a mix of these 2 generations of inserts at home. Here's how to recognize the new generation of inserts:
The bamboo inserts with an absorbency of 6.5 oz have this label (unfolded view in image). Thus, the new inserts have the mention "CA 58844" while the old inserts have either only the logo of La Petite Ourse or the logo and its composition.
When will receive my order?
Please note that in the event of a very high volume of orders (especially during sales), delivery times may be longer.
Who do you deliver with?
The delivery company varies depending on the shipping address. We always choose the company that can deliver your package as quickly as possible.
My tracking number is not working, what should l do?
The tracking number is automatically sent by our system once a shipping label is created on our side. The package must be picked up and scanned before becoming functional. It can therefore take between 24 and 48 working hours.
What if I'm not at home?
Most of the time, the delivery person will leave your package at your doorstep or in a safe place. In some cases, he may drop off your package at a pick-up location.
Can I pick up my order at your warehouse?
Pickups at our warehouse are not available at this time.
Even more eco-friendly shipping boxes
After developing diapers made from recycled plastic, we wondered what else could be recycled in our production chain to limit the production of waste? This is how we came up with the idea of recycling cardboard boxes dedicated to sending orders. We want to give a second life to the resources we use so that LPO's supply and production chain continues to become more and more circular.
So, even if the box could have the name of another company, be without fear that the parcel does indeed come from La Petite Ourse!