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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

Britney Spears, Heidi Klum on diapers
November 14, 2007 12:30 pm | by

I guess I was lucky growing up. I knew how to use a diaper before I left home and, for some reason, I thought it was that way in most homes. Little girls play with dolls and learn how to diaper a baby, right? If they don’t learn by playing dolls, they babysit in high school and learn then. Well, it apparently doesn’t go that way for every woman. During an interview on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Heidi Klum was talking about a conversation that she had with Britney Spears. She said, “We were talking about babies and diapers and

A happy mama gets more sleep
November 14, 2007 12:17 pm | by

We’ve often heard from parents that their baby sleeps longer when using a cloth diaper that keeps the baby dry at night. This morning, we found a blog post from one of those moms!She just switched to bumGenius yesterday and wrote this post this morning: These diapers are just as easy to use as disposables and they are SUPER absorbent, so even when baby gets wet, he doesn’t feel wet – thus, he is able to sleep comfortably through the night and theoretically, Mommy and Daddy can too. Hallelujah! When you stop and think about it, this makes perfect sense.

Toilet paper defense
November 8, 2007 6:07 pm | by

This is a little off topic, but hey… it’s a blog. Why is the toilet paper roll a toddler magnet? I don’t know how many times I’ve rewound the toilet paper roll after our little one unrolled it onto the floor at 5,000 rpm. It usually ends up looking like a bird nest stuck on the wall. So the other day I noticed the toilet paper was put on with the end going down the back and against the wall (as opposed to the easier-to-access over the top and in front position) . Andrew came in and started pawing at

How Do I Choose?
March 31, 2006 5:48 pm | by

One of our customers recently asked a great question on the Cotton Babies forum. It got a wonderful answer from another cloth diapering mom and with her permission, we are sharing the exchange here in hopes that it helps some parents who are still in that ‘what do we pick’ phase. Original Question: Is it really just a pure trial and error with types of CD and absorbencies until you figure something out? Does that mean I should just buy a few of each kind to begin with and hope something jumps out at me as a “this works, I

Cloth diaper alphabet soup
March 17, 2005 5:54 pm | by

One of the most frustrating things for a new mom doing her cloth diaper research online has to be deciphering the alphabet soup of abbreviations floating around the discussion forums. If a line like ‘my DH uses CPFs but I prefer FBs and roos’ makes you go hmmm, this little piece of blogery is for you. Here are some of the more common terms you’ll see floating around about cloth diapers online: AIO – All In One diapers (diaper with waterproof outer and absorbent inner all in one piece.Aplix – hook and loop fastener a-la VelcrobG – bumGenius: one-size cloth

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

How many diapers
February 24, 2005 1:04 pm | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Customers always ask ‘how many diapers will I need?’, and the honest answers is ‘we have no idea’. Of course we have a general idea, but every baby is different and produces different amounts of poop and pee through the day. A heavy wetter will need more diaper changes through the day to keep him dry. A baby with liberal intestines will also need more diapers than the baby who saves it all for one spectacular explosion (the almighty super-poo). The number of diapers also depends on how old your baby is and what they eat. A new breastfed baby