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How to Start a Diaper Service Kit

Diaper Service Start-up and Operation Guidelines
is the how-to-start-a-diaper-service kit that so many have been waiting for. This kit has been created from the collective knowledge of the Real Diaper Industry Association’s diaper service members, who operate services of varying sizes that have been in business only a few years old up to 40+ years.

All diaper services share the same goal for a consistent outcome:

sanitary diapers.

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What Is in the Kit?

How to Start a Diaper Service kit

The kit is 111 pages in a 3-ring binder. This includes the 49-page kit and 62 pages of appendices.

  • Introduction
  • Historical Data
  • Before You Start
  • Laundry
  • Operations
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Products & Suppliers
  • Useful Links
  • Appendix I: RDIA Membership
  • Appendix II: “A Tale of Two Diapers,” Peggy O’Mara
  • Appendix III: OSHA Guidelines
  • Appendix IV: Standards for Accrediting Diaper Services
  • Appendix V: Modern Diaper Laundry

How to Start a Diaper Service

Cloth Diaper Service Laundry Best Practice

The most important element to running a successful cloth diaper service is laundry. The How to Start a Diaper Service Kit focuses on laundry best practice.

  • water (quality and volume)
  • mechanical action
  • processing time
  • cleansing agents
  • temperature
The article, “Modern Diaper Laundry,” is essential reading for any diaper service operator concerned about the specific steps necessary to provide sanitary diapers to their customers.

Industrial washing machine for diaper service

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  1. Mary Prasseron 01 Nov 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I live in a town of approximately 70,000 in the upper plains. There is no diaper service in our town. I am thinking of opening one and could use lots of advice. Never been a business owner before. In the process of research right now. Looking for help! Please e-mail back with advice. thank you

  2. DeeDee Peraltaon 03 Dec 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I am interested in starting a Diaper Service and would like to get a membership, since I am unsure of what my annual profits would be at this time, should I join at the >50,000 level?

  3. adminon 09 Dec 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Hi Dee Dee,

    Our bylaws state that a member must be ‘in business’ to join, meaning you have your business license, Tax ID, business email/phone/contact info, but there is no profit/revenue requirement to join. Once your business is ready (meets the above criteria) then you can join at the >50,000 level to start, and revise as necessary at a future date.

  4. adminon 09 Dec 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you for your interest in starting a diaper service. We would recommend you purchase a copy of the How To Start A Diaper Service Kit. It was put together collectively by the diaper service membership of the Real Diaper Industry Association and provides information that has the potential of saving you thousands of dollars by helping you avoid costly start up errors. Also, we suggest you bookmark the RDIA’s diaper service website and the RDIA main site and refer back to them from time to time. There is lots going on in the association and this is the place you will be kept up to date.

    If you determine that starting a diaper service is something you are going to pursue, we will look forward to your involvement as a member of the RDIA including being assigned to a small team and having the opportunity for involvement in various committees based upon your expertise. Collectively we can make an impact and help influence the use of cloth (real) diapering.

    How to Start a Service Info & Kit:
    RDIA Diaper Services:
    RDIA Main Site:
    RDIA Blog:

    Peter Allen
    RDIA Board Member Representing Diaper Services

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