Daily Life With AppleCheeks

Folding Your Inserts: Add Greater Absorbency Where It Matters

When it comes the time to use your inserts, and put them on or inside your cover, you have many choices.
For a smaller baby, you can use The Quarter-Fold Method - where you fold your insert in four.
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The Standard Trifold Method, where you fold your insert in three, is great for average wetters.
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If you want wider coverage in a Size 2 Cover, you can use the Half-Fold Method. You just fold your insert in two.
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The Boy Method is great for babies who tend to wet up front.
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Finally, the Half-Boy Method is great for greater coverage in a Size 2 diaper for a baby who wets up front.
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As you can see, there's a variety of options you can choose from. You can also combine multiple inserts together or throw a booster in there for even more absorption.
The system is very flexible, and you can use it to meet your own needs, whatever they are.

Adding Even More Absorption

When it comes to using the AppleCheeks system, the main aim is ultimate absorption. Leak control is very high up the list of priorities, and this is where we can make a great impact. And it's all in the way we use and combine our inserts and boosters.
You see, for nighttime use for example, you can add another insert. And you could even add a booster on top. Yet, the booster is our best bet, since it won't add any bulk to your insert and keep the wetness away from your baby's skin.
There are no limits to how much absorption you can add, and we recommend experimenting with inserts and boosters combos.

How To Adjust The Cover On Your Baby

After preparing your insert and putting it inside your cover, the next step is to adjust it on your baby. This is where you need to focus, because fitting your diaper is key to avoiding leaks and using the covers to their largest potential.
The aim of the cover is to fit firmly around your baby's hip joint, and cover his buttocks fully, all around his upper thigh.
Start with putting the diaper around your baby. Then, grab his/her leg, and pull the diaper so that it fits tight around the leg. Then, use the snaps. There are two rows of snaps at the front of the envelope cover, which gives you a lot of room to find your perfect fit.
You should always start with the lower one, while making sure the fit is good around the upper thigh. Then, close the one at tummy level and you're ready to go.

Here are other great tips for an awesome fit:

  • The leg and tummy snaps do not have to be at the same setting (i.e. - tummy snap can be on snap number two from middle and leg snap on snap number three from middle).
  • The diaper fits correctly when you can get one finger between the elastic and your baby’s skin.
  • Try fully extending the leg elastic by pulling out the wing BEFORE snapping the diaper.

What To Do When It Gets Messy: How to Change Your Diaper

Whether it's a number one or two, your diapers have to stand the test. Our aim is to make your life easier.

We designed our system for maximal efficiency when it comes to changing diapers. Here's how to do it:

  • Empty all solids into the toilet.
  • If the cover is still clean, add another insert and replace the diaper onto your baby. If it is too wet, choose a new diaper.
  • After changing your baby, store soiled diapers in a waterproof, odour-proof Storage Sac until it's time to wash.

Pro Tip: If you're using the Cover+Insert method you can use the same cover up to three times.

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