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ARCHIVE: July 2013

Real Mom Talk: Swimming with Cloth Diapers
July 30, 2013 11:12 am | by

If you’re anything like us, you might live near the pool, splash park, or sprinklers! As a cloth diapering mama, the thought of having to switch to disposables just for swim diapers grated against my conscience. But never fear, you don’t have to change your reusable diapering habits just because the weather is warm and you want your baby to stay cool in the pool! Here are my two favorite ways to cloth diaper for swimming season.  Cloth swim diapers. The Imse Vimse brand cloth swim diaper is not only reliable, but also comes with the option of buying a

Cloth Diaper Creams
July 28, 2013 12:02 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

According to most pediatricians, diaper rash is pretty easy to treat. All you need are over-the-counter or prescription topical diaper creams. Apply them to your baby’s bum for a few days and the redness will go away. Easy, right? Your pediatrician may not consider the fact that you use cloth diapers and they told you just to apply the cream directly to your little one’s bottom, but hold out! We have a few suggestions to keep in mind when using a diaper cream, lotion, or oil to treat a rash when using cloth diapers. Always use a fabric barrier to protect your cloth diapers.  Creams and lotion

F is for Freetime!
July 25, 2013 9:36 am | by

Now what starts with the letter F?  Freetime starts with F! Let’s think of other things that start with F. Oh, who cares about other things! F is for Freetime and that’s good enough for me  — and hopefully you, too! This week, we’re giving away four Freetime diapers! That means that four lucky people will win one diaper! To enter, pick one word to describe the Freetime and put it in the comment section below. To make this Freetime giveaway more fun, try to choose a word that starts with the letter F, so if Sesame Street ever wants to

Cloth 101: Do you speak cloth?
July 22, 2013 6:24 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Cloth diaper terminology is a foreign language. And, if you haven’t done your homework, learning the lingo may seem well, … exactly like a foreign language. Speaking, reading and understanding cloth diaper terms gets easier. It just takes a bit of studying, but with hard work and dedication, you will quickly pick up on cloth diaper vocab.  For those of you who want to become fluent in cloth diaper, we have a cheat sheet for you! Below is a list of some of the most popular cloth diaper terms. AIO – All-In-One, a diaper with a waterproof outer and absorbent inner

Thursday Giveaway: Never Too Many Accessories
July 18, 2013 6:53 am | by

There’s no such thing as having too many accessories.  Whether it’s jewelry and handbags or a Snappi and BabyLegs, you can never have too many accessories. For this week’s giveaway, we want to make sure that you have enough cloth diaper accessories — even though it’s impossible to have “enough.”  This includes the bumGenius bottom cleaner, flannel wipes, wetbag, and BabyLegs. Two people will win THREE bumGenius accessories of their choice from the list above.  To enter, tell us your favorite cloth diaper accessory in the comments section below.  Bonus entries are also available below. a Rafflecopter giveaway Eligible entries must be posted no

Thursday Giveaway: So Many Options
July 11, 2013 6:04 am | by

Cloth diapers mean options. A lot. From All-in-Ones and All-in-Twos, to pockets and prefolds, you have a ton of choices to make when it comes to finding the right cloth diapers for you and your family.  If you’re a cloth diaper n00b, you might not understand how every single cloth diapering system works. Better yet, if you’re new to cloth, you may even be overwhelmed at the amount of choices you have. TRUST ME.  For this week’s giveaway, we want to help you narrow down the choices. Four random people will win one bumGenius, Flip or Econobum cloth diaper — you

Summer Scavenger Hunt
July 10, 2013 7:00 am | by

It’s summer, so that means you probably have A LOT of freetime on your hands. But, then again, if you have kids, you probably don’t  Since summer means fun, and you — hypothetically — have a lot of free time, we have an awesome activity for you to take up. A few months ago, we hosted a Pinterest Scavenger Hunt in honor of Real Diaper Week and we’re going to do it again! To celebrate summer, we created another Pinterest Scavenger Hunt and we want you to join in on the fun! Here’s what you need to do: 1. Create a new public Pinterest

Real Mom Talk: Celebrate Summer
July 9, 2013 9:03 am | by

Summer: the word evokes memories of long hot days filled with sprinklers, bike rides, day camp, and ice cream cones. And although the season may be reduced to mere nostalgia for us grown-ups, that doesn’t mean it has to lose its magic for the kiddos! Beat boredom with some of the activities below, before the lazy days of summer pass by! Take advantage of what your community has to offer. Many smaller municipalities offer summer concerts, movies in the park, kid’s fishing derbies, and other family-friendly events for the community. Check your town’s website or newspaper for a calendar of

Cloth Diaper Basics: Can I use bleach?
July 8, 2013 8:44 am | by

One of the biggest misconceptions about cloth diapers is that you can’t wash your stash with bleach.  We’re here to set the record straight and tell you that you can!  In fact, we even recommend washing your bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum cloth diapers with it.  But don’t go overboard with the bleach!  We have a few tips to follow when using it.  We suggest adding 1/4 cup of regular liquid chlorine bleach to your warm wash cycle once a month.  There are several reasons why you will want to do this, like cloth diaper stink, ammonia, detergent build up, or

In Store: Exclusively by Mommy
July 6, 2013 9:00 am | by

Exclusively by Mommy is returning to Cotton Babies! This event will feature local vendors with handcrafted, original, eco-friendly, salvaged, upcycled, recycled or one-of-a-kind creations made by mamas! From headbands and jewelry to clothes and toys, you will find unique items at Exclusively by Mommy. This event will be held from 10am to 2pm at Cotton Babies Vancouver on Saturday, July 13, and Cotton Babies West County on Saturday, July 20. Want a sneak peak of the types of items available at your local Cotton Babies store? Check out some of the vendors: Vancouver MarshMueller Fluff n Stuff Cloth Boutique Love Moo Diana Nye