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Wickeez Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently:

What Are Wickeez?
How Do Wickeez Work?
How Are Wickeez Different from Other Cloth Diapers?
What Size Wickeez Does My Baby Need?
Do Wickeez Need a Cover?
Can I Use Wickeez for EC?
How Do I Wash My Wickeez Diapers?


What are Wickeez?

Wickeez is a cloth diaper that is made from a specialized polyester fabric that affords maximum comfort, while it wicks moisture away from the baby. Made of a fluffy two-layer body, plus a one layer internal booster, this cuddly diaper remains soft and comfy wash after wash, even when washed in hard water. The most impressive features of Wickeez are that they are:
  • Twice as absorbent as cotton.
  • Forever Soft
  • Fast Drying
  • Antibacterial
  • Stay Dry
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How Do Wickeez Work?

Wickeez fabric is made out of a specialized hydrophilic (water loving) polyester that has been tested to absorb about twice as much liquid as cotton.

The special way in which this fabric absorbs liquid is also what allows Wickeez to keep moisture away from your baby’s bottom. As liquid enters the fabric, it is quickly wicked away from the source, your baby. This occurs so efficiently that if you choose not to use a cover with this diaper, you might notice a puddle where your baby is sitting.

That is why Wickeez recommends using a snug fitting cover or wrap over your Wickeez diapers. This way, the liquid will be wicked away form the baby down to the cover, where the diaper will absorb from the “bottom up” so to speak. Because most of the moisture will be absorbed from the outer layers of the diapers to the inner layers, you baby won’t feel the wetness until the diaper is saturated.

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How are Wickeez different from other cloth diapers?

Wickeez absorbs water differently than cotton. Cotton absorbs water into its fibers, where it holds onto it. So, when your baby urinates into cotton, the urine is held close to your baby’s body. While cotton holds this urine within its fibers, bacteria can start to grow.

Wickeez fabric absorbs liquid through its fibers, trapping the moisture in the gaps between fibers, rather than within the fibers. This is one of the reasons why Wickeez are antibacterial. It is also why these diapers are so fast drying. When they are spun inside your washing machine, the water easily flows from the fabric, unlike natural fibers, like cotton, bamboo, and hemp, which tightly hold on to their moisture. They come out of the washer nearly dry. They air dry quickly and machine dry in minutes

Unlike many cotton diapers, Wickeez remain forever soft. This is because the Wickeez fabric is extremely durable, and the fleecy fluff will remain soft wash after wash, even in hard water. Wickeez is currently the softest diaper available and remains so even after experiencing the rigors of heavy duty laundering.

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What size Wickeez does my baby need?

Currently, Wickeez comes in three sizes of overlapping weights, which makes it easy to find the perfect fit.

Size 0 (Newborn) were specifically designed to fit newborn babies. This size will fit most babies from 5-16 pounds.

Size 1 (Infant) will fit most infants weighing 8-28 pounds. This diaper size may fit your child until potty training. Some parents find that this is the only size that they need.

Size 2 (Toddler) was designed for larger babies and toddlers. To accommodate the heavier wetter, Size 2 has a sewn in tongue soaker/doubler. This size should fit most babies/toddlers who are 20-40 pounds.

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Do Wickeez Need a Cover?

Yes. Wickeez recommends using a snug fitting cover or wrap over your Wickeez diapers.

See: How Do Wickeez Work?

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Can I use them for EC?

Yes. Like all fitted diapers, Wickeez can be used coverless for elimination communication. Wickeez are a more effective way of teaching your baby about the natural rhythms of elimination, because of the way liquid is quickly transported to the outer layers of the diaper. Without a cover over your Wickeez diaper, it is very noticeable when elimination has occurred. So, both you and your baby will easily become aware of his/her individual rhythm of elimination.

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How Do I Wash My New Wickeez?

For detailed information on how to best wash your Wickeez Diapers:
Please read HOW TO CARE FOR WICKEEZ DIAPERS .

Because Wickeez are made out of this very special polyester fabric, you will want to be careful in how you wash and dry your diapers. Yes, they are durable enough to withstand heavy duty washing and drying, even on high heat. Nevertheless, all diapers that are made with stay dry materials like microfleece, suedecloth, and Wickeez fabric can experience coating, which will lead to repelling and leaking.

  1. Avoid fabric softeners. Don’t use detergents with built in fabric softeners. Also, keep dyer sheets out of your dryer, as they can leave a coating on the inside of your dryer that can transfer to your diapers.
  2. Avoid all FREE and CLEAR detergents. Too many of them contain ingredients that coat diapers.
  3. Avoid natural soaps, which are often made with oils. They will leave a residue on the fleece. Examples include: 7th Generation, Bio-Kleen, Dr. Bronners Soap.
  4. Avoid the use of diaper rash creams that directly contact your diapers. If you need to use diaper creams, use a liner between your baby’s bottom and the Wickeez diaper.
  5. Avoid using too much detergent, which can be difficult to rinse out. Detergent build up can lead to many problems including: smelly diapers, diaper rash, and detergent residue on the diaper fibers.

The following detergents are recommended by Wickeez:
  • Charlie’s Soap
  • Sensiclean
  • Tide (Regular formula, NOT free and clear or fabric softener versions)
  • Shaklee Laundry Concentrate
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