Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental
Are you planning to wash your own cloth diapers?
Are you also planning to start your baby in cloth diapers from day one?
We believe it is never too soon to get your baby in some fluff.
There's only one problem: one-size diapers.
Most one-size diapers are too big for newborns. We know, we know... all of the diapers say they will fit a baby from birth to potty training, but many one-size diapers are simply too big and force parents to either use disposables until their one-size diapers fit (usually around the 12-13lbs mark) or invest in a newborn cloth diaper stash (which just doubled your cost to build your stash!). Newborn cloth diapers can be expensive and generally cost just as much as one-size diapers even though your baby will only wear them for a fraction of the time. That's why we came up with the idea of a Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental program.
For $40.00 per month (less than half the cost of a month's worth of disposable diapers!) you will receive NEW cloth diapers specifically sized to fit newborn babies. Our Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental program will provide you with an entire stash of newborn diapers. You pick the diapers you want (prefolds, fitteds, all-in-ones, oh my!) and pay a deposit which covers the retail value of the diapers you choose for your stash. Keep the diapers for as long as you need them. Once your baby outgrows the newborn diapers, send them back to us. Once your rental period is over and you send them back to us, the entire deposit you paid gets returned to you in the form of store credit. Use your store credit to purchase the one-size diapers that will now fit your baby! You get to use cloth from day one without having to purchase a complete stash of newborn size diapers.
You can order as many newborn diapers as you'd like and mix and match all you want. You can go with the most cost-effective option and get yourself 24 prefolds and 4 covers or go with the simplest option of 24 bumGenius, Thirsties, Grovia, or Sweet Pea newborn diapers. Or a little bit of everything. It's entirely up to you! Pick the diapers that you want to use in the quantity you want to use them. That's all there is to it. Keep your diapers for as long as you need them. Use them and wash them as if they were your own.
You can completely customize your package. Add as many newborn diapers as you'd like as well as the Rental Fee (so we know you're doing a rental package and not just making a one-time purchase!). We receive the notification of your order and be in touch.
You can also fill out this form THIS FORM to choose the numbers of diapers and accessories you want in your rental if you're not sure which options are available. We'll help you find the perfect combination for your baby.
We do have a few Gently Used Newborn Rental Packages. These are subject to availability. Contact us to see which packages are available and save even more money!
Still not sure?
Scroll down for some FAQs about our Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental Program.
Is this rental program right for me and my family?
You are the only one who can truly decide if cloth diapers are right for you. We believe that participating in a rental program is a great way to test the cloth diaper waters, so to speak. With a rental program, you get a chance to try everything out for very little cost or risk. We've tried to make it as easy as possible. You have a chance to try several different types of diapers to figure out which ones you prefer. At the end of the rental period, you can either jump in head first or turn everything back in, spend your store credit, and know that you gave it a shot!
How do I order this kit?
You will need to register on our website and create an account. Your online account is how you will manage your rental program and control what comes to a from your home! A credit card is required on file in order to receive our newborn cloth diaper rental. Once you've registered, simply add all the diapers you want to your First Delivery. Then add the Rental Fee and you're good to go!
When does my trial period begin?
If your baby has not made it earth-side just yet, your trial period will begin one week after you receive your diapers. We recommend getting your trial kit about a week before the expecting parent's due date so there is time to get everything ready, get your diapers prepped, and to get comfortable with your diapers. If, after a week, your baby has still not arrived, just let us know. We are happy to delay the start of your rental period by an extra week if needed. If your baby is already here, your rental period begins the day you receive your diapers!
Deposits and Rental Fees... I'm confused. How does all of this work?
We'll try to make this clear and easy. Let's say you decided that you wanted 24 bumGenius newborn diapers to use during your rental period. Just add those diapers to your cart. The total for those 24 diapers will be $358.80. That is the amount you will pay as a deposit for using the diapers. When the diapers are returned at the end of your trial, you will receive $358.80 as a store credit to spend however you'd like. You can sign up for diaper service, use your credit to build your own cloth diaper stash, or anything else we offer.
You will also add the Rental Fee which is $40 per month. Let's say you decided to keep these newborn diapers for 2 months (8 weeks). That means your rental fee will be $80. This amount is the non-refundable rental fee.
So, after you return your diapers at the end of your two months, your diapers will have cost you $80 and you'll have received your $358.80 deposit back as store credit. You just saved $278.80 by renting instead of buying!
Why do I have to pay a deposit for my diapers?
We collect a deposit that covers the full retail price of the diapers before delivering them to you. This is our insurance in case something goes wrong with the diapers while they are in your care. If diapers are lost or damaged beyond repair during your rental period, we will deduct the cost of the diapers from your deposit. Staining and general wear and tear is fine. That happens. They are diapers after all! However, damage from pets or misuse is not okay. We hold onto your deposit until we receive all of the items back in our possession and can verify that everything is in good working order. Once that happens, you will receive your store credit immediately.
You have other items for sale on your website, can I order those as well as my rental diapers?
Sure! We have just about everything you need to diaper your baby. If you see some items you'd like (diaper cream, diaper pail, wetbag, etc.), just add it to your cart like you did your rental diapers. We'll deliver the items on the day we deliver your diapers. Keep in mind, you will be responsible for paying for any additional items before they are delivered. But we're happy to bring you whatever you need to get started on the right foot with cloth diapers as soon as your baby arrives.
When is my payment due?
You will be charged for your rental program a few days before we deliver your items. We will let you know the exact date once your delivery is scheduled so you can be prepared.
Do I get cash back or store credit for my deposit?
All newborn rentals receive their deposit back in the form of store credit. Cash refunds are not available for this program.
Can I add this diaper rental to my registry?
Sure! You can add our website to your gift registry and your friends and family can purchase gift certificates which you can easily apply toward your diaper rental purchase.
What if I return my diapers stained or damaged?
We expect a certain amount of wear and tear. They are diapers after all! However, damage due to misuse (i.e., using a non-cloth-friendly cream) or there is excessing damage that exceed what would be considered "normal" (stretching, holes, damaged aplix, etc.) you will be charged the cost of the diaper.
Staining happens. You can minimize staining by using diaper liners, a diaper sprayer, washing frequently, and by sunning your diapers. You will not be charged for stains. A little staining is to be expected. However, stains that clearly did not come from a baby, are a different story. If your older child, for example, takes a Sharpie to one of our diapers, you will be charged for the cost of the diaper.
Can I keep some of the rental diapers I receive?
If you decide you love these cloth diapers so much you want to keep them (maybe you're going to hold onto them for your next baby or maybe you just can't bear to part with the first diapers your baby ever wore... whatever your reason, you're welcome to keep them if you'd like. We will deduct the cost of the diapers you choose to keep from your remaining deposit and you will receive 5% off of those diapers.
This sounds amazing... it must be too good to be true! Where is the catch?
We assure you, it's true! We love cloth diapers and we want other families to love them as much as we do. We know attempting to use cloth diapers can be intimidating and overwhelming. A lot of families give up before they even begin because they can't figure out what diapers they need, how the diapers work, and they don't want to make such a large investment in something when they're not even sure they will like using cloth! We've taken all of the risks away. We're sure that, with help and support (which we are here to provide!), you will fall in love with cloth diapers and see that they are better for your baby, better for your planet, and better for your bank account. We've priced this rental program low so that families won't be afraid of giving cloth diapers a try.
I don't know how to wash cloth diapers. Will you tell me what to do?
We are here to support you in any way we can! We will be delivering a "How To Information Packet" along with your diapers. This packet will give you all you need to know about the diapers in your kit along with prepping, washing, and usage instructions. If you come up with a question that isn't in your packet, just give us a call or send us an e-mail and we'll help. We're here to support you in any way we can on your cloth diaper journey!