Tinkle Bell Diaper Service Santa Barbara

Providing Premiere Cloth Diaper Services to CA's Central Coast

Giving Your Baby The Best Just Got Easier

TINKLE BELLE FAQs 

How does it work?

*We set up a personalized training session

*You tell us when your baby arrives

*We come by each week with fresh, clean diapers and take away your dirty diapers!

When should we sign up?

As soon as you decide to use our service! We book appointments several months in advance. The majority of our families choose to get set up pre-birth, but you can start service at any time and age. We generally aim to do your training 2 weeks prior to your “due date,” so that you have everything you need when the baby comes!

Sign up by submitting your info here https://form.jotform.com/60756805880161

We will follow up to set a date. Nothing will be charged until after we meet and discuss all details. An invoice will always be sent to you for review.

What is provided with the service?

We provide personalized training for your family. During this training, we will drop off your diaper pail and a liner with your initial set of diapers.

You will receive a clean pail liner and clean diapers each week.

Support and customer service! Our friendly staff is here for you. Need a different size? Maybe a different fold would work better? Want us to send diaper cream your way during your next delivery? We carry all sizes, absorbencies and night-time solutions to get you from newborn to potty trained!

What else will I need?

We carry everything that you might need & will bring it to your house, so don’t worry about having to do a ton of homework!

Here is a list of items you may want - 

Cloth diaper safe cream – The cream that you use must be on our pre-approved list.

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Snappi diaper fasteners - Modern day diaper fasteners for those using prefolds! These are optional, but handy. https://www.tinklebellediaperservice.com/shop#!/Diaper-Fasteners/

Diaper Covers – You will use these with prefold diapers. You can rent them from us or purchase and wash your own. Covers come in newborn and one size sizes, and so many cute patterns! We suggest 7 covers per week for the Tried & True prefold plan, 5 covers per week for the Best of Both Worlds plan. Rental rate is $1/cover/week.

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How do the wipes work?

Our cloth wipes are a great option! Pre-wet a couple days worth of wipes at a time and store them in our cute wipes bags! When they are dirty, just throw them into your diaper pail with the diapers.

Wipes Solutions and Accessories - 

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How many diapers do we get?

Your initial drop will include 80 diapers and 80 wipes, as will your 2nd drop. From that point on, we will count the numbers of diapers that we pick up and deliver that the following week. You will keep any leftover clean supplies to fall back on, just to be safe!

What if we need more diapers?

Just let us know! Tried and True Prefold service and Best of Both Worlds Service include an unlimited number of prefolds. There will be a small fee for additional Fancy Pants diapers.

How are the diapers cleaned?

Our diapers are all washed together for the most water and energy efficient process. Our industrial machines have high rates of heat and friction, 2 of the necessary ingredients to ensure a sanitized product. We use the most gentle detergent option. Diapers from each load are tested for traces of detergent, bacteria. & pH Our diapers are fully cleaned, sanitized, pH balanced, and rinsed so that no soap or residue remains that could irritate your baby’s skin.

Will I need to rinse or soak the diapers?

No! Once your baby is on solids, we ask that parents shake any solids from the diaper into the toilet. We are realists though, and know most poo isn't ploppable!

Otherwise, everything can go into the pail. We use commercial machines, which have higher measures of heat & friction, so they can handle a lot more than a home machine could. No rinsing, soaking or scraping is required. 

 Can we use cloth as soon as our baby is born?

Yes! We drop off diapers pre-delivery, so they are ready as soon as your baby arrives.

Meconium is not an issue. We will teach you how to fold around the umbilical cord area. 

We don’t know which type of diapers we want to use. Can we decide during our in-home?

Yes, just let us know when we set up your initial appointment.

How do I add this service to my registry?

Gift certificates for diaper service are the gift that keeps on giving! Add our Gift Certificates to your registry so that your friends & family can support you at whatever level they would like. Gift certificates can be used towards service or products.

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My parents/grandparents/friends want to gift us ongoing service.

Great! We will set that up with them for you. 

Is there special pricing for multiples?

Absolutely! We love servicing families of multiple children. We can provide service to your 2nd child for $15 off of the weekly fee! That's a 50% discount on the prefold service!

Do you offer stripping service?

We do! The cost is based on weight at $4/lb., plus the pick-up and delivery fee of $15. Please note that your diapers will be out for service for at least a week. We can provide you with diaper service during that time.

We already have our own diapers. Can we use those with your service?

In order to be energy and resource efficient, we combine all of our diapers together to be washed. Unfortunately we would not be able to track your diapers separately from ours.

Do we get the same diapers back each week?

We wash the diapers in large batches for better efficiency and less water usage, so we cannot ensure that you receive the same diapers back each week.  We do hand sort each diaper for quality prior to packing your clean bag of fresh diapers!

What about the water? 

Cloth diapers are 2.3 times more water efficient than throwaway diapers! Think of all of the energy and resources that it takes to create and disposal for the short life of a throwaway diaper. 

Can we make changes?

YES! You can change the type of diaper, quantity, size, etc. We will customize your service so that it works best for you! Please give us 48 hours notice to make changes for your next delivery.

Is there a minimum service period?

The minimum service period is 8 weeks.

Can we cancel at any time?

Yes, after your initial 8 weeks of service, you may cancel at any time. Please give us 2 weeks notice to cancel service.