The outer diaper
THE BEAUTIFUL COVER THAT HOLDS EVERYTHING TOGETHER
The outer diaper of WindelManufaktur is a design object in itself! Thanks to our three-part system, you have the opportunity to choose the most beautiful and highest quality fabrics for your child's diapers. It's almost too bad that you have to put clothes on top of it.
The outer diaper in a nutshell
- It is made of beautiful, breathable fabrics such as cotton, linen or wool.
- It is the part of the ManufakturWindel that keeps its shape and holds it in place.
- With practical snaps, it can be put on quickly and securely.
- The inner diaper is fastened on the inside with flat press studs and cannot slip out of place.
- The outer and inner fabrics can be combined in any way.
- It is durable because it needs less washing.
SUITABLE FOR EVERY DIAPER CHILD
Our size system offers the right diaper for every child. Because the outer diaper is not the wetness-protecting part, the individual sizes fit well for a long time. The inner diaper is essential for the perfect fit for leakage protection.
As you can imagine, babies with the same weight can have very different statures. Therefore, the weight given for the sizes is only a guideline. The fit varies with each baby. Because every child is unique.
Adjustment options for outer diapers
The newborn size has a snap in the middle so that the fresh navel has room to heal. Simply close the snap downwards and you're done.
Size 2 can be shortened again in the bodice height with the help of the double row of snaps. It fits from the time your child has grown out of size 1 but not quite into size 2.
Additional sizes 1.5 and 3 as custom diapers
With our three sizes we cover a large part of all fits. If you still want an extra size, we offer sizes 1.5 and 3 as custom diapers. Size 1.5 is more like a size 1 in width and a size 2 in length. Size 3 fits children weighing 15 kg or more. You can find out how to order a custom diaper here.
THE LARGEST VARIETY OF MATERIALS AMONG CLOTH DIAPERS
The outer diaper is always sewn in two layers. This allows us to combine the most beautiful outer fabrics with the most functional inner fabrics. We attach great importance to high-quality fabrics, with a transparent production and supply chain.
The outer fabrics are made of
- high quality cotton,
- natural linen
- or pure virgin wool.
The inner fabrics consist of
- thin flannel made from 100% cotton,
- odour-balancing, 100% merino wool or pure virgin wool,
- quick-drying microfleece made from 100% polyester or
- cuddly sherpa or cotton velour made from 100% organic cotton.
They are all temperature regulating and breathable.
Out new: JerseyDiaper
Are you looking for a cloth diaper that makes a small cloth diaper bottom, but still allows a lot of absorbency and is super flexible? Then you've found the perfect cloth diaper with the JerseyDiaper by WindelManufaktur.
Our jersey is elastic in all directions and therefore adapts fabulously to any diaper bottom. The soft, stretchy material ensures the perfect fit. A diaper that follows your every move and doesn't pinch anywhere!
The JerseyDiaper is an outer diaper with completely new features. You can find this and more information on our JerseyDiaper page.
Cuffs and Snaps
The soft cotton or wool cuffs lie gently against your child's thighs. Like the high quality, durable snaps, we carry them in a variety of colours to perfectly complement any design.
You can find detailed information about our fabrics in our knowledge base in the Help Centre.
We regularly introduce new designs for the outer diaper. If you want to stay up to date, take a look at our community. There you can even vote on which beautiful fabrics should be used next. If you wish, we can also make unique items from your favourite fabrics.
OUTER DIAPER TIPS AND TRICKS
To ensure that you enjoy your outer diapers for a long time, you should of course follow our care instructions. We would also appreciate it if you did not pull too hard on the fabric when opening the snaps. In the long run, this can put too much strain on the fabric and cause the snaps to tear. But don't worry! If that happens, we can easily repair it here in our studio.
Did you know that the outer diapers made of wool also work without an inner diaper? In combination with our trainer inserts, you can use them as a thin diaper on the way to becoming dry or as a backup for elimination communication. Simply button them into the back of the diaper and leave them unbuttoned at the front.
Speaking of diaper-free elimination communication...
Out new: The DropflapDiaper by WindelManufaktur
Our diapers have been very popular with diaper-free families for years because the three-piece system is so practical. With our DropflapDiaper, you have a practical back-up when you are practising elimination communication with your child.
The DropflapDiaper consists of a special outer diaper and a belly button adapter. With this, the diaper stays on the child even when it is open. In addition, you need an inner diaper and absorbent insert (sold separately). The inner diapers of the regular WindelManufaktur diapers in the corresponding size fit here! The absorbent material is extremely flexible. You can adapt it to your child's individual needs.
Are you looking for the right clothes to make diapering even easier? Then take a look at our Potty Pants right now.
Bildcredits: Karo Vitellaro
WASH OUTER DIAPERS WITH THE NORMAL LAUNDRY
The big advantage of outside diapers is that they don't need to be washed all the time. This makes less work and at the same time reduces wear and tear. You can wash the outer diapers with your normal coloured or woollen laundry.
Washing outer diapers made of fabrics other than wool
- We recommend a normal colour detergent.
- When washing for the first time, please do not hand wash, as this can cause the colours to bleed.
- Washing temperature: 40 °C, in exceptional cases 60 °C if the diaper has had a lot of solid stains.
- Later you can also wash them by hand.
- Please spin at a low spin speed.
- Do not tumble dry.
Washing woollen outer diapers
- The woollen outer diaper should be washed by hand or in the wool wash programme in lukewarm water only (at 30 °C).
- Use a detergent that is suitable for wool, such as wool wash lotion.
- In any case, please follow our sewn-in care instructions.
- Please do not use bile soap on the wool cuffs, as this will damage them.
For a better wetproofness or for use without an inner diaper, you can also grease the outer diapers with lanolin. You can find out how to do this in the Help Centre.
THE OUTER DIAPER COMPARED TO OTHER SYSTEMS
Compared to other brands that offer a three-piece system (Ai3), we have the widest range of fabrics. Some manufacturers use only stretchy jersey, which is comfortable but not as easy to care for.
Because you rarely wash the outer diapers, you also need much less of them than with other systems. This is not only less work, but also easier on the wallet.
Diapers with decorative outer fabrics are so-called wool snap outer diapers. These have similar outer materials to ours. Inside they are always lined with wool, which has to be made waterproof. This makes them an attractive, almost plastic-free version of outer diapers.
Our outer diapers are almost plastic-free, but they don't have to be made of wool. It is enough if the inner diaper is made of wool as a wetness protector. At the same time, the outer diapers get soiled much less often than woll snap outer diaper.
Our outer diapers are made exclusively in Germany.