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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

People still use cloth diapers
February 23, 2005 2:12 pm | by

When people think about cloth diapers, they think of sticky vinyl pants and big scarey pins better suited for shish-ka-bobs. If you tell someone you use cloth diapers, they get a quirky look on their face and think you’re a little strange. Using cloth diapers really isn’t that bad and regular people still use them. Back in the day, cloth diapering didn’t have many options. If you wanted to cloth diaper, you bought some cotton prefolds, pins, and covers. Today, technology and creative moms are moving cloth diapers forward. We have things like bumGenius, inserts, All-In-Ones and contours to choose