The cloth nappies for beginners

  • How to choose the appropriate size of Hamac nappies ?

    To choose the size of your Hamac nappies, jut follow these instructions : 

    - XS : 4-8 Lbs / 2-4 kg
    - S :  8-18 Lbs / 4-8 kg
    - M : 15-28 Lbs / 7-13 kg
    - L : 24-46Lbs / 11-18 kg 
    - XL : 33-51 Lbs / 15-23 kg

    The Hamac cloth nappies might seem small compared to other nappy systems : they have been designed to fit your baby perfectly, like a second skin.

    Have a look at the Hamac Size Packs: we made it easier for you to purchase the right number of cloth nappies and absorbents for one size.

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  • Which absorbent pad should I choose?

    Both Organic Cotton and Microfiber reusable pads are very eco-friendly.

    The Organic Cotton and Hemp pad is 100% natural. It must be folded in 2 lengthwise.

    The microfiber pad is 100% polyester. It dries very quickly and remains very soft. It must be folded in 3 accross the middle.
    It is certified Oeko Tex 100 Class 1, which guarantees no harmful substances are used in their composition, manufacturing-process or colour.

    We have also developed a special overnight pad with 4 layers of microfiber, for maximum absorption at night or during nap.

    Finally, you can choose to add a one layer microfiber pad on top of the standard pad, to increase absorption.

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  • How to use Hamac nappies properly ?

    The Hamac cloth nappy fits on your baby just like a normal disposable nappy.
    Firmly attach the touch fasteners so that the nappy is snug (but not so tight that it pinches).

    The elasticated sides of the Hamac pouch rest naturally in the groin area without pinching your baby (you may see harmless, sock-like marks on the skin). Do not attempt to cover the width of your baby’s bottom with the Hamac pouch.

    It is perfectly normal for the Hamac pouch to protrude from the nappy in between the legs.

    You can place a flushable liner on top of a reusable pad (or a disposable pad) for added convenience removing solids. To avoid accidental leaks, ensure that the liner does not protrude from the Hamac pouch.  

    In case of urine, the liner can be washed once or twice before being disposed of.

    For your convenience, always have a clean nappy assembled for the next change.

     

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  • Why should I wash the reusable pad before using it ?

    Wash the reusable pad at least twice prior to use, to ensure maximum absorption. It will reach its absorption's maximal capacity after 5 to 10 washes.

    In fact, at first, the textile fibers are covered with a thin film of oil, that reduces absorption. When you wash the pads, this film disappears and the fibers absorb much more.

    The reusable absorbent 
    pad will reach its denitive size after the rst wash (about 10% of shrinkage)

    The Organic Cotton pad will reach its denitive size after the first wash (about 10% of shrinkage).

    The reusable pads should be washed with your baby’s laundry (clothes, towels and/or sheets) between 40°C and 60°C (100°F to 140°F) within 2 days.

     

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  • How many nappies and absorbent pads do I need ?

    Depending on your child's shape and when they are potty-trained, you will need 2 or 3 different nappy sizes. For your convenience, we recommend:

    - 5 to 6 cloth nappies for sizes XS and S
    - 4 nappies for sizes M and L (2 or 3 are enough for sizes L and XL if your child is nearly potty-trained)
    - and 10 to 12 reusable pads (in sizes 1 & 2) if you want to use Hamac nappies in a 100% reusable way. 

    Size XL is perfect for toddlers at night.

    Have a look at the Hamac Size Packs: we made it easier for you to purchase the right number of nappies and absorbents for one size.

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  • Can I use Hamac nappies outside the home ?

    Thanks to the disposable pads, you can use Hamac cloth nappies even if you are outside the home (for a walk, at some friends' place...).

    Do not forget to have one or two clean nappies ready, just in case.
    When changing the nappy, just throw the absorbent pad into the bin, and quickly rinse the Hamac pouch. You can reuse the nappy if it is not soiled.

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Every day use and care

  • There are leaks, what should I do?

    The Hamac cloth nappies are very efficient against leaks, but the absorption is a bit lower than the one of disposable diapers (because in the Hamac absorbent pad, there is no super absorbant chemical gel - SAP).
    To avoid leaks, we advise you to change your child regularly (every 4 hours).

    At night or during naptime, you can use the overnight pad to ensure maximum absorption, or add a thin pad on top of a standard pad.

    Occasional leaks may occur, both with disposable and reusable nappies.

    Nevertheless, if you are experiencing repeated leaking, there might be a problem. Here are some tips:

    - Ensure the Hamac nappy is the right size for your baby's body and weight
    - Ensure the elasticated edges are well positioned in between your baby’s legs
    - If the absorbent pad is saturated, leakage may be due to insufficient absorption: You should change the Hamac nappy more often or add a second absorbent pad.
    - Do not use fabric softeners or oily detergents when washing reusable absorbent pads, as this can reduce their absorption effectiveness.  

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  • My reusable pads are not that absorbent... What should I do ?

    Hard water, sediments, greasy detergent and softeners produce scale which can clog up the pads' fibers and reduce their absorption, causing them to leak.

    Absorption test: Place the non-fleece side of the reusable pad under a dripping tap. If the water is not rapidly absorbed and forms little bubbles, the pad is not absorbing properly. 

    To remove grease build-up, wash pads in a machine at 60°C (140°F) with 2-3 tablespoons of soda crystals in the drum and 30ml of white vinegar in the dispenser. You can of course add your sheets and towels.

    Do not wash the nappies with carbonate and white vinegar as this can damage the elastic Hamac pouch.

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  • Can I use cream for change and liniment with Hamac cloth nappies ?

    We advise you to use creams for change on an ad hoc basis, only if your child has a skin irritation.
    In fact, creams for change are very oily and can grease the reusable pads and make them less absorbent.

    If you use creams for change, make sure to protect your reusable pads with a flushable liner, or use a disposable pad.

    As for the liniment, use it in normal quantities (a thin layer), with the flushable liner to protect the reusable pad.

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  • How to store the cloth nappies ?

    You can store the soiled reusable pads and nappies for 3 days, in a bucket or a waterproof bag, until the next wash. It is even better to store them separately, so that the urine in the pads does not damage the nappies fabric.

    Place the pads and nappies in a bucket or a waterproof bag until the next wash (to avoid bad odors, do not seal or soak in water). 
    If the Hamac pouch is not soiled with solids, you can simply rinse it with water and soap and leave it to dry, before re-using, or stock the nappy with your family laundry until the next wash.

    Be careful : Do not use corrosive detergents or essential oils that might damage the cloth nappies and reusable pads.

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  • How do I wash my cloth nappies ?

    Here is a little summary :

    • If the Hamac pouch is not soiled with solids, you can simply rinse it with water and soap and leave it to dry before re-using, or stock the nappy with your family laundry until the next wash.
      For T.MAC nappies, it is the same, you can re-use the T.MAC pouch if it is not soiled with solids, and you can re-use the T.MAC panty 2 pr 3 times before washing it.
    • You can wash every part of the cloth nappy at 40°C (100°F). You can wash the absorbent pads till 90°C (190°F) from time to time but 60°C (140°F) with washing powder is sufficient.
    • Do not use the tumble-drier for Hamac or T.MAC nappies as it increases wear and tear of the fabric. Nevertheless, you can tumble-dry the washable absorbents.
    • Refrain from using softener or washing-up liquid with glycerin which can grease the absorbent pads and make them less absorbent. 
      Be careful not to use too much detergent which can make the pads less absorbent. 
    • To prevent leaking and other damage to the Hamac pouch, refrain from using washing products containing alcohol, solvents, whiteners or abrasives.
    • Use a soft spin-dry setting (600-800 turns/minute). 

     

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  • How to get rid of the stains ?

    To avoid stains, we advise you to wash the Hamac or T.MAC pouch systematically in case of solids, and to wash the nappies within 48h.

    Firstly, once a stain has been washed, it is clean (there is no bacteria left) !

    Nevertheless, if you want to get rid of the colour, here is a tip recommended by some serious cloth nappies websites : put ox bile in your washing machine next time you will wash your Hamac nappies.

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  • My child has a sensitive skin, can he/she wear Hamac cloth nappies ?

    All Hamac textiles are certified Oeko Tex standard 100, which guarantees no harmful substances are used in their composition,  manufacturing-process or colour. www.oeko-tex.com

    All Hamac products – whether reusable or disposable – are designed to optimise your baby’s comfort and security.  The Hamac cloth nappy and its permeable pouch enable air to circulate inside and the Hamac system is clinically proven to help reduce and soothe nappy rash. 

    With certain babies, faint redness may appear then disappear quickly as they get used to wearing their Hamac nappy.
    If they do not, you can wash your absorbents at 90°C (190°F) and your nappies at 60°C (140°F) sometimes, to get rid of the detergent or urine residues that might irritate your baby's skin.

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Baby Swimwear

  • How to choose the appropriate size?

    To choose the size of your Hamac swim nappies, just follow these instructions : 

    - 3-6 months :  8-18 Lbs / 4-8 kg
    - 6-12 months : 15-28 Lbs / 7-13 kg
    - 12-24 months : 24-46Lbs / 11-18 kg 

    The Hamac baby swimwear has be designed to fit your baby perfectly, like a second skin.

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  • My child has a sensitive skin, can he/she wear the Hamac baby swimwear ?

    All Hamac textiles are certified Oeko Tex standard 100, which guarantees no harmful substances are used in their composition,  manufacturing-process or colour. www.oeko-tex.com

    Hence your child can weat the Hamac swim nappy without risk !

    The Hamac swim nappy dries very fast to avoid damp and chills. 
    To make sure your child stays dry, you just have to change the little pad. 

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  • How do I wash my Hamac baby swimwear?

    Here is a little summary :

    • You can wash every part of the Hamac swim nappy at 40°C (100°F). You can wash the absorbent pads till 90°C (190°F) from time to time but 60°C (140°F) with washing powder is sufficient.
    • Do not use the tumble-drier for Hamac swim nappies as it increases wear and tear of the fabric. Nevertheless, you can tumble-dry the washable absorbents.
    • Refrain from using softener or washing-up liquid with glycerin which can grease the absorbent pads and make them less absorbent. 
      Be careful not to use too much detergent which can make the pads less absorbent. 
    • To prevent leaking and other damage to the Hamac pouch, refrain from using washing products containing alcohol, solvents, whiteners or abrasives.
    • Use a soft spin-dry setting (600-800 turns/minute). 

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  • My pads for the swimming are not that absorbent... What should I do ?

    Hard water, sediments, greasy detergent and softeners produce scale which can clog up the pads' fibers and reduce their absorption, causing them to leak.

    Absorption test: Place the non-fleece side of the reusable pad under a dripping tap. If the water is not rapidly absorbed and forms little bubbles, the pad is not absorbing properly. 

    To remove grease build-up, wash pads in a machine at 60°C (140°F) with 2-3 tablespoons of soda crystals in the drum and 30cl of white vinegar in the dispenser. You can of course add your sheets and towels.

    Do not wash the swimwear with carbonate and white vinegar as this can damage the elastic Hamac® pouch.

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  • Where is the Hamac baby swimwear manufactured ?
    Our baby swimsuits are Made in France.

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  • My baby swimwear or my absorbents are damaged, what should I do?

    For optimal use, always follow the cleaning instructions provided by Hamac.

    If your Hamac pouch becomes damaged due to inappropriate cleaning conditions, customer service will advise you of the price of a new Hamac pouch, to extend use of your swimsuit. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the following e-mail address: customer-service@hamac-paris.com

    If you send us products without previously asking for an estimate, we will refuse them and they will be sent back to you. 

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Hamac advantages

  • French Manufacturing

    The Hamac cloth nappies are made in France and certified "Origine France Garantie".This certification was launched in 2011 by the Pro France association, which promotes the French-made.

    This certification guarantees that :

    • At least 50% of the value-added is acquired in France,
    • The place where the product gets the most of its value is in France

    Manufacturing our nappies in France is the choice of quality, employment and environment as our nappies enjoy the French craftsmens' know-how. Moreover, they cover a few kilometers before reaching your place, and they encourage the employment in many French areas.

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  • Economical

    Using Hamac cloth nappies is much more economical than using disposable nappies.
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  • Ecological

    Are cloth nappies really ecological?

    See more here.

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  • Healthy

    Hamac nappies are helathy for your baby.

    See more here.

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  • Oeko-Tex standard 100 Label

    Oeko-Tex standard 100 is a proof of control and certification for the textile industry in the whole world. It allows the control of certain substance that are regulated or forbidden by the law, and of some chemical products which are worrying for the health.

    For the welfare of the babies, all the Hamac textiles are certified Oeko Tex standard 100. This certified that there are no harmful substance in their composition, their manufacturing-process or their colour.

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