Luvme FAQS

What Is Propylene Glycol And Why You Should Avoid It.
Propylene Glycol. A cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze. In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. The Material Safety Data Sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
Toxic Ingredient Propylene Glycol I Butylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol is routinely used in many body care products. It is a highly toxic syntnesized petroleum derivative that is the primary constituent in radiator fruid/ anti-freeze in your car! It is technically classified as a carcinogen. It is a completely unnatural product that has no business being in any thing we put in or on our bodies, yet is allowed to be put in body care products because it is not “eaten”, but when you put things on your skin, they go immediately into the blood stream without being filtered by your normal detoxification systems, such as your liver. Propylene glycol is found in tooth pastes, skin creams, soaps, moisturizers, conditioners, baby wipes, cigarettes, pet foods, etc.
Propylene glycol is classified as a humectant by the body care products industry, but its technical classification is as a Coolant and de-icer, it is an “industrial antifreeze” and the major ingredient in radiator fluid, brake and hydraulic fluid. Tests show it can be a strong skin irritant. Propylene glycol accumulates in the heart, liver and kidneys, (causing abnormalities and damage) and weakens the immune system.
Propylene glycol can provoke acne eruptions and can cause contact dermatitis. It penetrates the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure.
Propylene glycol is also commonly used to make extracts from herbs, and is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats!
The EPA considers Propylene glycol so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles and to dispose of any PG solutions by burying them in the ground. Because Propylene glycol penetrates the skin so quickly, the EPA warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. But there isn’t even a warning label on products such as stick deodorants, where the concentration is greater than in most industrial applications.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on Propylene Glycol warn users to avoid skin contact as it is systemic and can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
For additional information about specific chemicals, (Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), see the University of Akron, Department of Chemistry, Chemical Database -http:/ /u I I.chem istry.ua kron.ed u/erd/
Here is the actual Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), from the University of Akron, department of chemistry, Chemical Database - http://ull.chemistry.uakron.edu/erd/
 
What are Your Bamboo Disposable Nappies Made From?
— bamboo
— fiber non-woven
— ADL=acquisition diversion layer is non-woven fibre to distribute the urine
faster
— Absorbent Layer (Fluff pulp & SAP)
— Full Frontal Tape
— Aloe Essence
— Elastic Waist Band
— Velcro Tape
— Packaging is earth friendly LDPE Film
What are Your Bamboo Wet Wipes Made From?
— 100% Bamboo fibre spunlace non-woven fabric
— Aqua (purified water)
— Tocopherol (vitamin E)
— Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
— Polyaminopropyl Biguanide (mild preservative)
— Glycerin (vegetable)
— Citric Acid (lemon extract)
Why has my babies nappy started to leak?
Pandas by Luvme Nappies are made to set design specifications. They have been tried and tested. Most parents find the fit and performance of Pandas by Luvme far better than any other biodegradable brand on the market for their babies.
However every baby is very much an individual so the occasional leakage problem can occur. The factors that can sometimes lead to leakage are the many movements your baby makes every day, the quality of the nappy you use, the nature of your baby’s bowel and bladder habits and the size of the nappy your baby is wearing.
We are constantly striving to improve our nappies and prevent leakage altogether.
The weight range on each of our packs is a guide only and quite often moving to the next size up will stop the leakage issues.
 
What is the difference between your nappies and other nappies on the market?
Pandas by Luvme Nappies have been tried and tested over the last 3 years to ensure that this disposable nappy is not only extremely soft to touch but very absorbent before being released to the market place.
Pandas by Luvme are made from Bamboo which is perfect on Bubs Sensitive Skin and will minimise irritation or nappy rash. Pandas by Luvme are Biodegradable and Compostable taking only 2 years to breakdown instead of over 500 years making them a better choice not only for bub but also the planet.
Will this product harm my babies skin?
Our products have NO HARSH CHEMICALS and have been proven to help minimise nappy rash as they are made from bamboo which is hypoallergenic and perfect on sensitive skin.
Will this new product match the quality of leading brands?
Luvme nappies and wipes will not only match but exceed the quality as they offer the added bonus of being not only made from premium bamboo but are also biodegradable. We stand by our products offering a 100% Money Back Guarantee. YOU and your bub will love them.
Can I test the product?
Yes! We offer free sample packs that you can try before you buy as we are so confident that you will love them.
Why is bamboo so great?
Bamboo is 3 times more absorbant than cotton. It’s naturally hypoallergenic making it perfect on sensitive skin. It doesn’t use chemicals or pesticides to grow and is 100% biodegradable.
Are there any harsh chemicals in your wipes and nappies?
Our products have NO HARSH CHEMICALS and our wipes are naturally moistened with aloe vera and vitamin E.

Can I compost your nappies?

It is impossible to offer an eco-disposable nappy that performs well without having to still use some components with plastic.  Our Panda nappies and pull ups are no less than 85% biodegradable.  PLEASE NOTE that you are not supposed to compost faeces so we recommend you dispose of our nappies in the normal rubbish instead. If you were to you would need to remove the plastic tabs and tape the tabs adhere to, and the elastic in the leg cuffs.

How easily can Luv Me nappies and Wipes break down in land fill?

Landfill sites are getting much better in their designs with stricter regulations. Each individual landfill site is different and can affect how quickly or long our nappy takes to breakdown like any other rubbish.  The levels of oxygen present or not present can vary as each site can be managed differently.  Rubbish can be circulated with machinery to ensure degradation is occurring and things like vermin and bacteria found at landfill sites will also help to break down nappies.  Some of these newer sites promote biodegradation through injecting water, oxygen and microbes.  It is an important fact that a product you dispose of that contains mostly biodegradable ingredient such as our products then it will break down much faster compared to a conventional baby nappy and products full of plastics.  Our Panda pull ups and nappies are also made from bamboo which naturally is biodegradable fibre making our Panda nappies and pull ups at no less than 85% biodegradable the perfect eco nappy available!

Where are your nappies made?

Luvme is our own family brand that we created 8 years ago now.  We developed our product in Australia and we get the bamboo fibre from plantations in USA and our sap is Sumuito Sap from Japan these ingredients are then sent to our manufacturer in China and our products are made there under our own trademark brand Luvme. So our brand of Luvme products come from all over the world.

What are the Bamboo Wet Wipes made from?

Our specially designed Bamboo Wet Wipes are:

  • Biodegradable & Compostable
  • Naturally Moistened with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E
  • Preservative, Fragrance & Alcohol FREE
  • Pure 100% BAMBOO
  • Super Soft yet extremely STRONG
  • Extremely Well Moistened
  • Easy to open and close lid keeping them moist
  • NO HARSH CHEMICALS!

The ingredients of our bamboo wet wipes of natural ingredients:

  • 100% Bamboo fibre spunlace non-woven fabric
  • Purified Water
  • Aloe
  • Vitamin E
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Gentle MILD Preservatives – Citric Extract (fruit based
  • polyaminopropyl & decyl glucocide (plant based)

What do these fancy abbreviations SAP and ADL stand for in the ingredients?

SAP = Super Absorbent Polymer
ADL = Acquisition Distribution Layer

Is there a certain way I need to wash the bamboo cloth nappy / babyland cloth nappies the first time?

Yes, we do have recommendations on how to care for your cloth nappies to ensure better absorbency and also long lasting. Please see below guidelines.

Washing Instructions
IMPORTANT: do not wash in hot or warm water and do not use dryer.

• Hot tip – wash 2-3 times before using to get better absorbency

Washing

• Flush the soiled liner.

• Rinse any liners and place in a dry nappy bucket.

• Rinse the nappy and place in nappy bucket.

• Wash within 2 days.

• Soaking is not recommended. Soaking agents can damage the waterproof coating.

• Do not wash in hot water as this can damage the waterproof coating.

• However soaking of the bamboo inserts would be okay in napisan but not bleach.

• Machine rinse before washing in cold water using ½ strength detergent on a full load.

• Line drying is best. The sun’s UV rays kill bacteria and fade stains. Best of all: it’s FREE.

• Use Low heat when tumble drying.

Deep Cleaning

• Do a full cold wash cycle with no detergents.

• Next mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid into a sink full of hot tap water.

• Cheap dishwashing detergent without moisturizers or conditioners are the best.

• Gently massage the detergent into the inner lining of each nappy.

• Do another full cold wash cycle with no detergents.

• A deep clean every couple of months will maintain absorbency.

I am a first-time buyer of cloth nappies. How many do I need to buy for a starter kit?

A new mum would look at purchasing 20 to 24 cloth nappies with extra 10 inserts as you will use 2 x inserts in the nappies at night for extra absorbency. And if you put an insert on the outside of the nappy and only the insert gets dirty you only must wash the insert not the entire nappy therefore you would go through more inserts than nappies.

You change a new baby on average 6-7 times per day and wash every second day or daily depending on time of course.

What are bamboo cloth nappies and inserts made of?

The inside lining of a bamboo cloth nappy is bamboo, so this is the part touching bubs skin hence why these cloth nappies are so great for bubs sensitive skin.

The outer shell is polyester and has a waterproof lining which means you don't have to purchase an extra cover.

The insert is made of bamboo fibres.

It looks like I am getting mold spots on my cloth nappies. How can I get rid of this?

Mould is created by a damp environment. Please ensure your cloth nappies are thoroughly dry before storing or putting away. Make sure the storage area is well ventilated. I would recommend a deep clean for the spotted ones to remove spots then dry in natural sunlight.

Below is the washing instructions for your reference.

Deep Cleaning

• Do a full cold wash cycle with no detergents.

• Next mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid into a sink full of hot tap water.

• Cheap dishwashing detergent without moisturizers or conditioners are the best.

• Gently massage the detergent into the inner lining of each nappy.

• Do another full cold wash cycle with no detergents.

• A deep clean every couple of months will maintain absorbency.

How do I use a swim nappy?

Instruction for application of a swim nappy is as follows:

  • Open swim nappy by unclipping snaps.
  • Lay on safe flat surface.
  • Position baby/toddler on swim nappy.
  • Firmly lift centre of swim nappy between legs and clip snaps closed at a comfortable position.
  • Proceed to clip snaps closed each side of swim nappy also at a comfortable position.

How do I wash swim nappy?

If baby/toddler soils swim nappy, gently remove reusable swim nappy, flush the poo poos and rinse swim nappy under water.

Your swim nappy is now ready to use again.

At end of day you may wash the swim nappy on gentle cold-water cycle in wash bag. Then line dry.

IMPORTANT: do not wash in hot or warm water and do not use dryer.

What are your swim nappies made of?

Polyester with a PUL lining

Do I need to also use an insert with my swim nappy?

Our Luvme swim nappies are designed for catching the poo poos as they are lined with a mesh and yes, they really do catch them as I used them with my bub when she was only 1 month old, and they even catch the runny ones hehe. You don’t need to purchase an insert as they are not designed to catch the wee wees just the poo poos. You will find other swim nappies that say they catch the wee wees don’t. As soon as you put bub in the water they just absorb the pool water. I am sure you will love these I use them every week with my bub at swimming lessons.

Why should I use swim nappies apposed to disposable swim nappies?

If a parent or carer is using a disposable swim nappy, we must be aware as soon as the disposable swim nappy hits the water the gel inside this disposable nappy is released into the water and the baby is swallowing these gel particles.

A swim nappy is great for the environment as it is reusable and ecofriendly. These reusable swim nappies are washable, quick-drying and adjustable and are a great savings as you can use this nappy from baby to toddler. If your baby soils, simply take your child out of the pool and rinse out their Luvme Swim Nappy it’s that easy. Quality product for long lasting durability. Easy to put on and off baby.

Why choose Panda nappies and wipes over any other brand?

LittleShoppers and our Brand “Luvme” bamboo nappies & wet wipes are made from bamboo, fragrance and alcohol free. We only use natural ingredients, so NO NASTY CHEMICALS OR BLEACH, they’re super soft yet extremely strong and perfect for sensitive skin! 

LittleShoppers and our brand LuvMe is an Australian family owned company located at Terranora NSW.

Luvme products have been successfully selling now in over 500+ Independent Stores nationally and approximately 400 childcare centres, health stores and chemists for 10 years and growing our sales every month to eco families throughout Australia. We have 50,000+ followers on social media which we use to advertise to help grow sales with all of our stockists!

Can I flush your flushable liners in the toilet if I have a septic tank?

Our bamboo flushable liners are not suitable for septic as there is allot of different types of septic, so we can’t guarantee this. Sorry. The liners are not as thin as tissue paper and much stronger too, so I would not put them in your septic thanks. You can however put them in your compost bin.

Why are your wipes not flushable?

Our bamboo wet wipes are biodegradable and compostable but are not flushable as they would need to be thin like tissue to be able to flush. Our wet wipes are soft yet super strong and are moistened with aloa vera and vitamin and no nasty chemicals.

We sell these to hundreds of childcare centres, so they have been tried and tested on bubs with skin allergies making them perfect for bubs sensitive skin plus the added bonus of being biodegradable.

 

Why should I choose Bamboo?

  1. Bamboo is highly absorbent, absorbing up to three times its weight in water, clearly distinguishing it.
  2. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin. Bamboo fibre is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning there are no sharp spurs or harsh chemicals which may irritate the skin.
  3. Bamboo has excellent natural antibacterial and deodorising properties, therefore if left damp will not start to smell, unlike cotton, etc.
  4. Bamboo is an environmentally friendly resource.
  5. It grows incredibly rapidly and, unlike cotton, thrives without the use of harmful chemical pesticides.
  6. Bamboo does not require large amounts of water and will grow in dry Australian conditions. It regenerates naturally, does not need replanting, has excellent soil retention properties and helps to prevent soil erosion.
  7. Bamboo fabric can be 100% biodegraded in soil by microorganisms and sunlight. The decomposition process does not cause any pollution in the environment.

 

    I own a store; do you offer wholesale prices and what is your policy?

    Yes absolutely, the more people we can get on board selling our eco-friendly products the better this world will be as we have to remember our planet is left to our babies. Please contact Kendall@luvmewholesale.com for a stockist application form and our wholesale catalogue. Once you are approved you will receive an email confirming this and our wholesale agreement.

    Will your Pandas by Luvme Bamboo Biodegradable Nappies and Pull ups break down in landfill as landfill compacts everything?

    Yes you are right that landfill does compact everything down so it won't be able to biodegrade like it would if you compost them.  Each landfill can also vary with how much they compress, how much sunlight and water gets in too. This is all factors as to how long something will biodegrade so its really hard to put an exact time frame on it.

    Here is a great article on composting our biodegradable nappies - https://greenopedia.com/biodegradable-diapers/

    I love in this article this point as this is another great reason why our Pandas by Luvme Bamboo Biodegradable Nappies and Pull ups are a better choice.

    Biodegradable diapers are still the preferred choice of disposables for both the baby and the environment, since they are not manufactured with petrochemicals or other eco-unfriendly materials or skin irritants. 

    Another important thing to remember is that our nappies are made from bamboo a natural fibre and don't have all the plastics that go into other nappies which when they are being manufactured put allot of chemicals in the air from the factories. So you are doing a better thing using our nappies for these reasons too.

    Here is another great article - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2010/apr/26/nappy-debate

    Which is saying that a biodegradable nappy can take up to 50 years to break down which is much better than over 500 years like other disposable nappies full of plastic so that is definitely still better.

     

    Are your products exclusively your brand? Are you happy with the quality control?

    These are great questions and rest assured that Luvme is our own family brand that we created 10 years ago now. We developed our product in Australia and we get the bamboo fibre from plantations in USA and our sap is Sumuito Sap from Japan these ingredients are then sent to our manufacturer in China and our products are made there under our own trademark brand Luvme. So I guess you can say our products come from all over the world!

     
    Yes I have been to china and visited the manufacturer and personally seen with my own eyes our products being made and I have to say I am so impressed with the quality control and cleanliness of how they make our products. Also the staff are extremely friendly and seem very happy in their amazing high standard work environment which far exceeded what I expected.
     
    So I can 100% guarantee to you that our products are our own and the way in which they are made I can not fault at all.