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Cloth Diapers

How to dry your cloth diapers
January 9, 2012 1:12 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

It has been almost a year since we’ve shared information about how to dry your cloth diapers. In that time, we’ve retired some products and created some new ones. Today, we are updating this information in case you are new to cloth diapering or just needed a reminder. We get a lot of questions about how to dry diapers. Many of you want to know more specifics about how to safely dry your diapers, especially during the cold, damp winter months. Our basic instructions are “Line-dry covers and diaper shells. Tumble dry inserts, fitteds and prefolds.” Making sure to dry

 
Wet Towel Trick
October 24, 2011 1:10 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Sometimes a very small load of diapers in a front-loading washing machine needs a little bit of help to get enough water in the machine. Try our “Wet Towel Trick”. Adding a wet bath towel to the beginning of your wash routine. Let the towel go through all the wash cycles (hot, cold and rinses). For washers that are weight-sensitive, this will encourage the machine to add more water to every cycle. If you have further questions or need more detailed troubleshooting for your laundry routine, please give us a call at 1-314-892-1855. We’re always glad to learn more about

 
How to store your dirty diapers
June 27, 2011 9:02 am | by

Once you decide you are ready to start cloth diapering, another major decision is how to store your dirty diapers once they are dirty until laundry day. There are two main types of dirty cloth diaper storage a wet bag or a pail. Types of dirty diaper storage Diaper pails designed for cloth diapering are a little different than those designed for disposable diapers. Most disposable diaper pails are designed to keep air (and smells) out. When thinking about storing dirty cloth diapers, one of the key things is to make sure you have air flow. This air flow helps

 
Overnight Cloth Diapering With Hemp
May 12, 2011 5:01 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

As your little one grows, at some point, you finally reach the elusive goal… your child will actually sleep for more than 3 hours at a time. About the time you begin to revel in this blissful state, you may begin to discover the dark side of more sleep. Your little one’s diapers now require more absorbency to last through the night, requiring an overnight diaper. One of the most common questions we receive at Cotton Babies is how to adjust absorbency to adapt to your growing child’s overnight needs. The simple answer is extra absorbency. You can start by

 
How to fold a prefold
December 20, 2010 6:01 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

You can change the way that you fold pre-folds to adjust the fit and absorbency for your little one. Here are a few folds to get you started: Newspaper FoldThis is the simplest of all diaper folds. Fold the diaper in thirds with the thick part in the middle, fold any excess length towards the back and lay in a self closing diaper cover. Angel Wing FoldFollow instructions for the Newspaper Fold. After laying the diaper in the cover, fold the back edges open like wings. You can secure these wings to the front of the diaper with a Snappi Diaper

 
What Style Of Diaper Is Right For You?
December 11, 2010 6:31 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

We’ve shared previously in Cloth Diapers 101 some of the different terms associated with cloth diapers and the types of cloth diapers. But how you do really know what style will work best for you? How do you choose a place to start that will help you be successful in your cloth diapering journey? First of all, why are you interested in cloth diapering? Many parents initially look at cloth diapering for environmental reasons — and with good cause! Disposable diapers are the third most common consumer product in landfills today. A disposable diaper may take up to 500 years

 
Why Econobum?
December 7, 2009 11:52 pm | by

Econobum was created to give you the option of a high quality, less expensive diapering system. The one-size diaper cover is simple, easily adjustable and will fit most babies from birth through potty training. The one-size prefold is six layers of high quality, super absorbent Indian cotton – unlike any other prefold available. Fold lines are sewn into the prefold so you know exactly where to fold it to get the best fit for your baby. We’ve kept it easy so you don’t have to worry about the details. Best of all, Econobum starts at only $11.95. What a great way

 
10 Reasons I Love Prefolds
June 8, 2008 1:04 pm | by

1. They are cheap. At $2 or less per diaper (depending on size and thickness) this is easily the cheapest way to cloth diaper. You can get enough diapers to get you through your baby’s entire diapering period for less than $100. 2. They are soft. After they quilt up in the first few washes, they are soft and fluffy and comfortable. I know I would be willing to wear them around my sensitive parts if I needed to, so I feel good about my baby wearing them. The Chinese prefolds are very soft, but the Indian prefolds are even

 
Can I afford to cloth diaper?
November 25, 2007 5:41 pm | by

Even if you have to carefully budget $3.50 each week towards purchasing cloth diapers for the 40 weeks that you are pregnant, yes, you can definitely afford to cloth diaper. If you are diapering a newborn, start with 24 infant sized prefolds ($18), one Snappi ($2.99) and six pairs of Dappi Nylon Pants ($15). If you want to add in overnight diapers, get two bumGenius One-Size Cloth diapers for an additional $35.90. You will have spent less than $72 to get all the diapers you’re going to need until your baby is approximately four months old. When your baby is

 
Cloth diapering is a system
February 25, 2005 2:04 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

When new moms call and ask about what kind of cloth diapers they should buy, they are typically focused on a single product. They want to know how many bumGenius one-size cloth diapersthey should get, or how many Kissaluvs, etc. When I tell them cloth diapering is more of a system than a “how many” question, they are intrigued because they haven’t thought of it that way. They’ve read the reviews and are trying to settle on a type of diaper to use. But what comes out of the baby changes over time and even through the day, so only