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Phthalates & BPA – Two chemical compounds we should know more about
February 4, 2008 4:13 pm | by

I am a cloth diapering mom, but I am also very concerned about the ingredients in other products my children use. One of my sons is very sensitive to detergents and is allergic to cinnamon. Our other son is allergic to corn and to dyes. We actually read the ingredient label now on every single piece of food that comes into our house and carefully watch all of our cleaners for ingredients that will cause reactions. I have been disappointed and surprised at the low levels to which some manufacturers will stoop to hide questionable ingredients. This issue was elevated

 
It’s Easier Now!
February 2, 2008 7:48 pm | by

While I was in the throes of cloth diapering my newborn this time around, I realized I had forgotten how much babies pee. I think I must have blocked it out from the last few times, or maybe it is because I didn’t have it written in a blog somewhere. But now it will be saved forever for posterity. Babies pee a lot. And they pee often. Newborns pee almost continually, I think, at least it seems that way sometimes! But then with Lily there came a day, at around 3 months, when I realized that cloth diapering had just

 
Time Magazine features cloth diapers!
January 10, 2008 9:25 pm | by

Time Magazine just published a fantastic, positive article about cloth diapers on their website tonight! The article, expertly written by author Pamela Paul, discusses the benefits of cloth diapering, the arguments against and features several cloth diaper brands including bumGenius, Fuzzi Bunz, Happy Heiny’s, Kissaluvs and gDiapers.

 
Cloth Diapering Celebrities (and the rise of cloth diapering in modern America)
December 27, 2007 6:36 pm | by

This year, many celebrity parents have chosen to “go green” and use cloth diapers with their new baby. According to Celebrity Baby Blog: Singer Dave Matthews cloth diapers his son, Oliver. Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard cloth diaper their daughter,Ramona. CSI: NY actress Anna Belknap cloth diapers her daughter. Singer and actress couple Brad and Kimberly Williams-Paisley cloth diapertheir son William Huckleberry. Numb3rs actress Diane Farr cloth diapers her son Beckett Mancuso. Model and actress Josie Maran uses gDiapers with her daughter Rumi Joon. Our goal at Cotton Babies is to see cloth diapers on more babies. When we

 
Cloth Diapers – Jazzing Up bumGenius Cloth Diapers
December 26, 2007 5:41 pm | by

Cloth diapers can be fun to decorate. I wanted something fun for the holidays this year, so I purchased some puff paint and put a set of three silvery blue snowflakes on the back of one of Oscar’s white bumGenius diapers. Below you’ll find directions for an easy way to decorate your Cloth Diapers with a snowflake. The process was fun – especially with my two little helpers (age 5 and 2) at my side! Step 1: Secure the cloth diaper to your counter or tableI stretched out the diaper and taped it to my counter using clear box tape.

 
Blog posts from cloth diapering moms
December 10, 2007 12:56 pm | by

I was giggling this morning as I read through some of the blog posts that came through my inbox over the weekend. Here are a few of my favorites: She tried! Hayden’s mama posted photos of her attempts at using cloth diapers here. The photos were taken from a distance so I can’t tell for sure what it is that is on the baby. One photo looks like it is a prefold, but then the front of the diaper looks like it might be something else. Any thoughts?http://babyhaydenspage.blogspot.com/ Classic marital discussions over diapers. Jack’s mama is learning about when she

 
More on the realities of diapering…
November 26, 2007 10:34 am | by

“I would love to do the cloth diapers, but I can’t cut it. I’m ruining the Earth with my diapers. I’m sorry.” from The Felicity of Motherhood (Newsweek) We’re thankful for a variety of things in our life every day. Just a few that come to mind (below), in no particular order. 1. Disposable Diapers – Don’t even want to imagine a life with cloth diapers in our house. … Posted at Thanksgiving from the mom of the Mcnulty Quads A family adopts eight children and mom comments, “I had three in cloth diapers… I was doing my part for

 
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

 
Canadian triplets – in cloth diapers
November 19, 2007 2:28 pm | by

If you are expecting multiples and want to hear from someone who has “been there, done that” with cloth diapering multiples, this article from The Prince Albert Daily Herald might provide some insight. I’m sure the cost savings of cloth diapers over disposable diapers has added up quickly for this family! With a year of experience under her belt, Charlyn has some advice for new parents of triplets, John and Sarah McDonald, of the Rural Municipality of Paddockwood, who gave birth to their triplets in Saskatoon on Nov. 5. Charlyn admits triplets are expensive but there are ways to save

 
Cloth diapers aren’t an all or nothing deal…
November 17, 2007 1:12 pm | by

I work in our retail store on the weekends occasionally. Often, the customers who come in on Saturday work a full-time job outside the home in addition to raising a baby. These are very busy families who are concerned about the environmental effects of diapering and want to raise their baby in an environmentally conscientious manner. Cloth diapers are high on their list of priorities… but they are actually embarrassed to tell me that they use disposable diapers too! Allow me to dispel any myths and knock myself off this “queen of all things natural” pedestal. I am the QUEEN