| Store Policies & Helpful Information
Shipping Information TOP
Shipping is charged at a flat rate of $4.99 for all orders within the United States.
*Outside of the US, we do ship to Canada and APO/FPO addresses. We strongly recommend insurance to be purchased on all shipments to Canada and APO/FPO addresses. We cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, or mis-directed packages. We do not ship to any other countries at this time.
Canadian and APO/FPO Purchases - Our prices do not include taxes and tariffs. Any fees, duties, taxes, or tariffs assessed by the governments of international purchasers are the responsibility of the purchaser. Customers outside of the United States may be required to pay these fees to the courier, as applicable, upon delivery.
It is a violation of international trade laws for a merchant to mark a purchased item as a gift in order to avoid taxes, fees, or tariffs therefore we will NOT accommodate such requests. Nor can we send an invoice showing a purchase price less than the actual order amount."
Privacy Statement TOP
Purple Caterpillar Creations respects your privacy. We will never sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone else for any reason.
Return Policy TOP
Our entire inventory is ON SALE at LOW, LOW PRICING. Therefore, all sales are FINAL.
Forms of Payment TOP
For your convenience we do accept checks, money orders, credit cards, and Paypal. All orders paid by check will be held for 10 days or until check clears. In the event of a returned check, we will charge the writer of the check whatever fees our bank charges us. Usually it is a $20.00 service fee. Credit card payments can be made directly through Paypal, even if you do not have a Paypal account.
Cloth Diapering Terms and Definitions TOP
Terms and definitions in cloth diapering
AIO- All-in-one diaper; A diaper with the soaker sewn into the cover
AI2- All-in-Two diaper; A diaper with a soaker that lays or snaps into the cover
Cover- The waterproof barrier that goes on top of the diaper
CPF- Chinese Prefold (see also Prefold)
Doubler- An extra soaker that can be used in any type of diaper to add extra absorbency
Fitted- A diaper (absorbent) that requires a cover
IPF- Indian Prefold (see also Prefold)
Prefold- An "old-fashioned" diaper; This is what absorbs the urine (see also CPF, IPF)
Soaker- Basically the same as a prefold, this absorbs the urine inside the diaper; the layer next to baby's skin
Wetbag- A waterproof bag used to store soiled diapers
Discounts and Special Promotions TOP
Yes, we do run sales from time to time. To be updated with our latest sale information, please join our Yahoo Group. Only one discount can be used with each order and discounts do not apply to diaper packages or sale items.
Washing Instructions TOP
|Care tips for Fuzzi Bunz:|
Run a rinse or soak cycle first with no detergent just to dissolve any "left overs" and get much of the urine and mess out and spun out into the sewer where it belongs.
After the soak cycle run a HOT wash with the detergent of your choice. Do not over use your detergent as the full recommended amount by the manufacturer is a bit too much - however you do need enough to clean dirty diapers. 1/2 the recommended amount is sufficient and if you find you have a cleaning problem then add more detergent.
Your hot wash cycle will more than likely have a cold rinse that follows. No need to run a second rinse unless you are having a really dirty diaper problem or feel you must if it was a particularly dirty load.
You can either tumble your diapers dry on low heat or hang to dry, either way they will dry quickly and be ready to put back on your baby.
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|Care tips for Happy Heinys:
Store wet and soiled diapers in a dry pail. There is no need to rinse soiled diapers prior to washing. The solid waste of older babies can be removed by gently shaking the diaper over a toilet.
Remove inserts from pocket prior to washing. Then:
Wash on hot with slightly less than 1/4 cup of detergent
You can add a downy ball of vinegar to the wash if desired. I recommend a downy ball because it releases the vinegar at the right time. You do not need to wait by the machine.
Rinse well to ensure all detergent is removed from diapers.
Drying in the dryer is allowed for PUL. We personally dry our PUL products on high heat and although we have had prolonged use with these products we have not noticed any break down of our PUL. Drying on high heat can keep your Happy Heiny functioning like new.
Additional information here: http://www.happyheinys.com/web/info/careguide.php
|Care tips for Starbunz:
There are many options to caring for your Starbunz diapers, but I will start with the optimal choice. Wash your diapers in hot water with a good laundry detergent. Price sometimes tells quality in detergents, and with diapering you always want your things clean. If you have pocket diapers, remove the inserts before washing. To avoid pilling, line dry or dry on low heat. Because Starbunz diaper shells are 100% polyester, they do not hold water (that`s the soakers job) so they are fast to dry when hung.
Additional information here: http://www.starbunz.com/images/starbunz/aiodetails.htm
Care tips for Stacinator:
Fleece is 100% polyester. It allows superior air circulation. This is why it works so well as a fabric for a diaper cover. We all know how much wetness our babies create. Fleece allows air to circulate through the cover and therefore, reduces diaper rash caused by prolonged exposure to wetness. In addition, it is soft to the touch, dries in a flash, and can withstand laundry abuse.
Ok...this just can`t be any easier. Machine wash in Warm water, cold, or hot. Tumble dry.
Stacinator Wool Covers:
Hand wash your wool cover in cold water with like colors. Hang to dry. You may have a bit of shrinkage after the first washing. You may re-lanolize as needed. We recommend using Eucalan wool wash to care for your covers. It has natural lanolin right in the bottle. You never have to worry about when to lanolize. It is done for you each time you wash.
**Note** Dark colored wool will bleed.
*tip* For bleeding wool, mix 3 cups white vinegar with 3tbsp salt, wet wool in lukewarm water, add to vinegar/salt mixture. Microwave for two, 3minute sessions. Allow to COMPLETELY cool, rinse in lukewarm water, wash, re-lanolize. (if you rinse before allowing to completely cool, you may unintentionally felt your garment)
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