Ilana is co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mother to three girls - Azure, Phoenix and Ione. She's also the owner of A Jaded Mama, a blog about mothering, small business ownership and all things green. When she's not busy coming up with new product ideas, working on social media campaigns and co-managing the business, you'll find her doing handstands, doing pull-ups, co-sleeping, raising school-aged children and reading.

Amy is the other co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mom to three boys - Bailey, Davray, Sacha, and to beautiful DAUGHTER, River. She's a dedicated and very attached parent and just adores the company of her enormous, gorgeous boys. When she's not busy juggling the company finances, talking on the phone with suppliers and trying to talk Ilana down off a cliff, you'll find her very involved in her community activities and enjoying the great outdoors.

Natalie is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Natalie is the mother of three children - Elinor (6), Grant (3) and Roslyn, who will celebrate her first year of life - fully diapered in AppleCheeks - in December! If you follow her personal account on Instagram @justgnatty, you'll know that she's just a little obsessed with taking fun photos of these diapers and has an outright addiction to MiniZips. Got a blog topic, giveaway wish or product feature idea? Send a note to!

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Using AppleCheeks From Birth!

In our wonderful online community on Facebook - Peace. Love. AppleCheeks. - we see lots of questions on using AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers on babies directly from birth. Guess what? It's a thing, and it's fabulous. Let's discuss some of the frequently asked topics!

1. How Many Diapers/Changes Do I Need?

You'll want to have about 7-10 changes per 24 hours for those first few days. Brand new squishes don't put out a lot of urine, but they do start to produce solid waste! Speaking of...

2. What About Meconium? Does it stain?

Meconium is the EASIEST poop you will ever wash. Promise! It looks scary but comes right out and your fluff will still have sparkling white fleece. Some people like to use the disposable liners, but really, it's not necessary. You can take those soiled diapers and toss them right into the pail or storage sac, and right into the wash!

3. What Kind of Inserts?

A baby who is one or two days old will not have a lot of moisture output, so some people use a couple of boosters as a very trim insert that adequately soaks it all up. Our super soft 2 pli bamboo is a wonderfully versatile insert, and you can fold to meet your baby's size, shape and absorbency needs. The quarter fold is especially popular with newbies! Check out popular folds here!

4. Stuff or AI2?

Some people like the ease of a pre-stuffed diaper - it's simple for anyone to handle diaper changes - and others like the slightly different fit of all in 2, where the insert is laid on top of the fleece. The other benefit to all in 2 is that if the cover is not wet, soiled or smelly, you can reuse it for another change or two! This can be especially helpful in those early days of very frequent changes. For guidance, our website details each method here.

5. What Size Stash?

We recommend a minimum of 24 changes between laundry sessions. Building up to 30-36 will give you more breathing room between wash days and help prolong the life of your stash. You can do this with 24-36 covers plus inserts, or 8-12 covers plus 24-36 inserts. You need an insert for every change, but if you use as AI2, you can have fewer covers and reuse them. Other things to simplify your fluff-lovin' life are fleece liners, cloth wipes and all the storage sacs for organization (helloooo, MiniZips!) and easy outings! Peruse or your favourite retailer for all of your cloth diapering supplies!

We'd love to hear your best tips for using those beautiful ruffles on baby from birth - leave a comment or send an email to! Have questions? We love to hear those, too!

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