Hints, Tips and FAQs

A strip wash is a new process and should only be done sparingly as it is a harsh process and can cause the nappies to break down more quickly. This process is a deep clean that washes (strips) out any organic matter (poo!), minerals and/or detergent that has built up in your nappies. A strip wash can help with increasing absorbency and eliminate smelly nappies. A strip wash is also a good thing to do before the nappies are put into storage between babies.If you wash your nappies with the right amount of detergent and a thorough rinse, you will find that you will only have to do this occasionally (if ever). However, if you do, here is a document with a few basic methods: Strip Wash instructions
Well, this depends on a few things; are you planning on using cloth nappies part time or full time, how often do you want to wash, what style of nappy you choose and of course, your baby. Most of our customers who use cloth nappies full time wash every second day, so they have about 30 nappies in their collection. This covers 12-14 nappy changes per day, which are required by the average newborn. For older babies, you should have a collection of 15 to 20 nappies if you wash every second day as they average 4 to 6 nappy changes per day. If you don’t get much sunlight or don’t have a tumble drier, we recommend having more nappies in your collection to ensure that they are fully dry before their next use.
All-in-one, all-in-two, pre-fold, boosters, liners, etc. It is easy to become confused and disheartened when you start researching the world of cloth nappies. But, once you start and know what you like and works for your routine, it is much easier to understand.Some families start with only one style of nappy and make it work for them; while others like to have a variety of different nappies in their collection. Research shows that families who have about 5 different styles and/or brands in their nappy collection are more successful at using modern cloth nappies from birth to toilet training. So, we say… Share the love!Each baby and their nappy needs are different which means that the different features of each nappy will appeal differently to their parents. Such reviews, friends or other mums’ opinions are all good resources; however, what works for YOU and your baby is the most important thing.

Of course, you sure can! The earlier you start using cloth nappies the easier it is to build a great routine that works for you and your baby. Keep in mind that on average a newborn uses about 600 nappies in their first six weeks of life; using cloth nappies from the start means you will be able to benefit from the beginning, even if you are only using them part-time.

We recommend to our customers to start off with 12 - 15 nappies and go from here. This allows you to see what nappies you like, how often you wish to wash and if you want to do this part time or full time.

Buying nappies which are suited to a newborn means you can start right away! Newborn nappies need to be small, easily adjustable and quick drying. Some customers team newborn nappies with larger one-size-fits-most nappies as this gives them a flexible collection of nappies. Having this team of nappies means that these customers don’t have to run the risk of having to wait (weeks or months) before their nappies fit their baby.

You can always start off using cloth nappies part-time and supplement with disposables until you know the nappy which works best with your little baby and your lift style.

Of course, there is no reason for you not to use cloth nappies from the start and we are here to help you find the most workable and economical way for you and your family.

We do! However, you will need to contact us for a quote. Please send an email to enquiries@critterscreations.com.au for a quote, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

For more information on shipping, please check out our shipping policy.  

Critters Creations uses Australia Post and Fastway to ship products to you. Your products are dispatched within 1-5 business days after full payment has been received for your order. If we are unable to process your order, Critters Creations will contact you to make alternate arrangements.

The delivery times may vary due to your location and the carrier; however, all deliveries from Critters Creations are trackable, and an email will be sent once despatch as occurred.

A flat-rate shipping fee of $11.95 applies to all orders within Australia; with free shipping on orders from $150.00 or more within Australia. Express Post is available at a flat rate of $17.00 within Australia.

For all International postage please contact us at enquiries@critterscreations.com.au for a quote.

Critters Creations uses PayPal for processing online payments. Using this service ensures that your information (including credit card details) are protected. You do not need to have a PayPal account to utilise this service; simply use your credit card to securely complete your order.

Critters Creations accepts direct deposit, to obtain these details please email us at enquiries@critterscreations.com.au to arrange this payment. Please be aware that Critters Creations will not process any orders until full payment has been received.

Critters Creations also offers Afterpay to all customers. Please refer to Afterpay’s Terms of Service page for all information on how to create an Afterpay account.

At Critters Creations we pride ourselves on ensuring that we do our best to help you choose the product which is right for you, your baby and your lifestyle. While all our products are carefully examined prior to dispatching, we are only human and sometimes a faulty product may be missed. If you feel that this has occurred, please contact us to arrange a return as soon as you notice the issue.

While we don’t normally offer refunds if you change of mind on purchases, you are welcome to contact our friendly staff, and we’ll take it into consideration a see if we can provide you with other options. Please keep in mind that if we are able to take the product back, then it will need to be in its original, unwashed and unused condition with complete original packaging. 

Before returning any items, please contact us as postage will not be refunded.

We sure do! Once you are in the checkout screen, you will have the option of selecting gift wrapping and whether you would like a gift card. Our gift wrapping is gender neutral and environmentally friendly. If you have any questions regarding gift wrapping or gift cards, please do not hesitate to contact us.