Apple Cheeks Envelope Cover ($2 Lettermail Eligible)
An outer layer of breathable, waterproof polyurethane laminated polyester (PUL), sewn to a butter soft microfleece inner layer, so that only the softest of soft touches your baby’s delicate skin.
Snug, durable elastic at both the waist and legs for a gentle and secure fit. Two rows of easy-to-adjust snaps, allowing for a proper fit at the legs and the waist. A beautiful range of truly spectacular colours to appeal to a wide range of esthetic.
A handy envelope opening, wide enough for daddy’s hands, which allows for the option of placing the absorbent inner between the fleece and the waterproof outer layer if so desired.
A more generous and longer lasting fit than other similar styles on the market. Size 1 fits from 7 – 20lbs, Size 2 fits from 18 – 40lbs.All weight ranges are approximate.
The ultimate cloth diapering solution! AppleCheeks covers feature a unique envelope design, similar to a pocket diaper, but with NO NEED TO UNSTUFF. The absorbent inserts come right out in the wash!
Washing & Care
Storage Between Washes
Soiled diapers should be stored in a water-resistant, odour-proof AppleCheeksTM Storage Sac between uses. Removing solid feces prior to placing soiled diaper in the Storage Sac is highly recommended. DO NOT RINSE DIAPER OR IMMERSE IN WATER prior to storage.
Water, as you know, eats away at EVERYTHING over time. Though we feel we have found the materials that are most resilient for the assigned purpose while at the same time being environmentally respectable and also soft and attractive, the fact is that the longer that PUL and elastic sit wet, the faster they will wear out, plain and simple.
The best way to preserve your diapers between washes is to keep them as dry as possible between washes, and to follow the rest of our care instructions.
We do have a beautifully soft and biodegradable flushable liner that is amazing for removing poop from diaper. Granted, it is a disposable product and a lot of you would say that this defeats the purpose of a reusable product, however, in the long term you will diapers that last and don’t need replacing as often.
Prior to Washing
After making sure that all solids have been emptied into the toilet run a cold pre-rinse or small cold wash in the machine. Breast milk only feces do not need to be removed from the diapers prior to washing as they are water soluble. To facilitate the removal of any solids, we suggest AppleCheeksTM Disposable Diaper Liners.
Run the heavy-duty/full wash cycle with hot water (60°C) and the manufacturer’s recommended amount of a residue-free, scent-free, softener-free, glycerin-free detergent on the double rinse option. If you use a top loader or a front loader, continue to use the manufacturers recommended amount of detergent. Do not use bleach on any AppleCheeksTM products and the detergent should not contain sodium percarbonate (the active ingredient in many oxygenated bleaches). Please use a ZERO-RESIDUE detergent. Detergent residue will lead to leaking, absorbency issues and stinky wraps. Please note that an extra rinse increases the life of the PUL dramatically.Please avoid the following your wash cycle, as they can lead to delamination of your PUL:
- Fabric softeners
- Natural oils
- UV brighteners
- Stain guard ingredients
- Enzymes (can cause rashes on some babies’ skin)
- Please be cautious about using vinegar and/or baking soda, as they can together or individually cause delamination
We recommend hanging your AppleCheeksTM covers and Storage Sacs to dry whenever possible as this will extend the life of your covers. Covers and Storage Sacs can be machine dried as well. The maximum suggested temperature is 50 degree C / 130 degree F. The best way to dry is at ‘delicate setting’ and then with air only (no heat). Inserts can be machine-dried on medium or hung to dry. Note that if you choose to hang your inserts to dry, a quick spin in the dryer while they are just a little bit damp will lead to softer, fluffier inserts.
We recommend not hanging your covers over a radiator or any other dry heat source as this will prematurely dry out your elastics, can lead to melted laminate, and shorten the life of your covers. Avoid contact with all bleaches and fabric softeners in any form. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight (covers only) and on high UV days. We recommend only line drying before 10am and after 4pm on sunny, summer days, and never in direct sunlight as this can lead to drying of the urethane laminate and cracking. Never use a fabric softener of any sort on your diapers as this will cause your diapers to repel all liquids and decrease absorption capacity. Avoid using dryer sheets in your laundry in general.
To store your covers between babies, vaccuum pack in a dark, climate-controlled environment, away from any heat source. This will not guarantee survival of elastics, however, the elastics can easily be replaced in our diapers. Visit blog.applecheeks.com for a tutorial.
APPLECHEEKS™ WARRANTY INFORMATION
AppleCheeks has high standards for quality control and we are proud of the excellent products we produce with relatively very few warranty issues.
Below is a detailed description of what we need in order to effectuate an exchange/repair for one of our beloved customers:
With every issue, repair or exchange we require proof of purchase and photos of the diaper(s), whether or not the issue is known.
Our warranty on Envelope Covers and Swim Diapers covers Snap issues for 18 months, elastic defects for 60 days (exempting known issues with some rubber elastics) and workmanship/sewing defects for 30 days. Our warranty on inserts covers sewing defects only for 30 days. WARRANTIES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE.The name on the invoice/sales receipt must match the name of the individual making the claim. For group buys, please make sure that they are pre-approved by Customer Care and that the names of all inviduals participating in said group buy are registered by email.
Delamination: We replace all diapers with delaminated PUL that are claimed with a year of purchase, with proof of purchase. Please see http://applecheeks.squarespace.com/posts/2013/5/28/is-my-diaper-actually-delaminating.html for examples of normal wrinkling vs. true delamination. We ask for photos of the delamination for confirmation, and once photos have been received and delamination confirmed we will send an e-mail with a few questions for the customer to answer relating to care, and we will provide an address for return of defective merchandise. We require returns of delaminated diapers for internal quality control purposes.
Cracked PUL: As per our conversations with the PUL supplier, cracked PUL occurs when the laminate is severely dried out. This can happen because of water quality, types of detergent, and many other factors out of our control. As such, we do not cover cracked PUL under warranty.
Snaps: We cover snap issues for 18 months on diapers that were purchased directly from AppleCheeks or authorized AppleCheeks retailers, with proof of purchase. We ask for photos if the snap has broken, popped off or chipped. If the snap has broken cleanly and can be replaced this is an option – if not, we will replace the diaper completely for the customer. If the snap doesn’t stay snapped, or won’t snap it can often simply be tightened and will be completely usable. If you have access to a snap press this is an easy fix. Alternately, the diaper can be shipped back to us and we will fix it free of charge. Proof of purchase is required.
Stretched Braided Elastics: We cover issues with braided elastics for 60 days, with proof of purchase. Elastics stretch over time and this is inevitable. Factors such as hard water, constant stripping, use of fabric softeners, bleach, vinegar or scented detergents, extreme high temperatures, smaller than recommended stashes, as examples, can affect the life of an elastic and are out of our control. If there is an issue with elastics within 60 days of purchase we will require photos, proof of purchase and details of the issue at hand. A tutorial for elastic replacemen can be found at http://applecheeks.squarespace.com/posts/2011/9/20/tutorial-elastic-replacement.html
Inserts: We cover all manufacturing defects on both viscose from bamboo and microterry inserts for 30 days with proof of purchase. This includes pre-existing rips to the fabric or sewing-related issues.
Normal Wear and Tear/Non-manufacturing related damages: All products have a limited lifespan despite care taken to preserve them. These products are used to contain such acidic substances as urine and feces, and are washed regularly. As such, they will all eventually show wear and tear. There is no set amount of time that a diapering product can be expected to last. We do not warranty against degredation from prolonged storage or wear from use including but not limited to holes, runs under snaps, snags on sidewalks or from pools, wood, cement, or washer/dryer problems. If you notice any such thing PRIOR to first wash, please do not wash. Contact Customer Care to organize an exchange.
Used Items: Our warranty does not cover any used items purchased second-hand. We only cover products purchased new directly from AppleCheeks or of our amazing retailers. Warranty cannot be transferred.