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Tag Archive: cloth 101

Cloth 101: What cloth diapers are right for me?
November 9, 2014 2:41 pm | by

There are so many different types of cloth diapers available, so how you do really know what style will work best for you? To get started and help you narrow down the abundance of choices, why do you want to cloth diaper? Are you wanting to for environmental reasons?  Prefer something more natural? Do you need to save more money? Love the colors and prints? Whatever your reason may be, most parents tend to look to cloth diapers for the environmental, health, or economic benefits. Here are a few facts to consider: Disposable diapers are the third most common consumer

 
Cloth 101: How to Wash Cloth Diapers in a Laundromat
September 28, 2014 11:02 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Washing cloth diapers varies greatly for every family. Some people wash their cloth diapers in their home and others wash in a laundromat. Some people use a high efficiency machine and others prefer a top loader. But, no matter how you choose to wash your diapers, there’s still a way to get the job done. Here is a simple, affordable wash routine you can use to clean your diaper diapers in a laundromat: Wash the load one entire cycle using the amount of detergent recommended for a heavily soiled load (see back of detergent bottle). Wash the load again one entire

 
Cloth 201: Cloth Diaper Leaks
September 14, 2014 5:40 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Lately, we’ve been seeing A LOT of questions about cloth diaper fit. Some people are worried that the fit may be too tight while others are experiencing leaks as a result. Let’s take some time to actually discuss cloth diaper fit and give you some tips on how to avoid leaks. When it comes to cloth diapers, you always want them to be snug. This will ensure that no moisture escapes from the diaper. If you can see any gaps or “air” between the diaper and their skin, then you need to refine the fit somehow. With bumGenius or Flip that might mean fastening

 
Cloth 101: Cloth vs. Disposables
August 10, 2014 1:29 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

The great debate: cloth diapers vs. disposables. Which is better? What should I choose? What will work best for my baby? Everyone is different, so the answer on whether to use cloth or disposables always varies. Let’s break down the benefits of cloth diapers and disposables, so you can make a better decision. Cloth Diaper Benefits Cost Savings – It’s no secret that cloth diapers are a better option for your budget. If you want to use cloth diapers for economical reasons, we recommend having at least 24 covers and inserts on hand, which costs $480 dollars. The good news here

 
Cloth 101: Breastfed Baby Poop
August 3, 2014 12:32 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and to celebrate, let’s talk about one of our favorite subjects: POOP! We’re not going to talk about just any poop, though. Instead, we are going through the ins and outs of exclusively breastfed (EBF) baby poo. Now, if you don’t know, a breastfed-baby’s poop is a bit different than a formula-fed baby’s. Here’s what you need to know about EBF (please know that this information does not provide any medical advice). What’s normal? The color and consistency of poo varies widely in EBF babies. It also varies kid to kid. Babies who are exclusively breastfed will typically have

 
Cloth Diaper Basics: Types of Cloth Diapers
July 27, 2014 5:29 pm | by

So you want to use cloth diapers, but where do you start? There are A TON of types of cloth diapers available, but sometimes, finding the right system for you can be overwhelming. Here’s a look at some of the options available today. Pocket cloth diapers A pocket diaper is a type of cloth diaper made of two layers of fabric sewn together to form a pocket that will hold an absorbent insert. bumGenius 5.0 are pocket style cloth diapers. This type of cloth diaper can be as convenient and simple to use as disposables. Pocket cloth diapers do require an extra step after

 
Genius Series Prints (A Recap)
July 20, 2014 4:28 pm | by

Since we get a lot of questions about our Genius Series prints, let’s do a quick recap of each one that was released.  First things first — What are the Genius Series prints? The Genius Series includes limited edition cloth diaper prints that have been inspired by well-known geniuses throughout history. From technicians to movie stars, each featured “genius” has made a mark on the world through their inspirational talents.    Albert was inspired after Albert Einstein, a world renowned physicist who was widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time. It features a black and white

 
What to do with the poop?
July 13, 2014 4:05 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Poop is gross. It stinks. It’s weird looking. It’s messy, and it also gives people the wrong idea about cloth diapers. But when it comes to cloth diapering most people just want to know what to do with the poop. One of the main reasons people decide not to use cloth diapers is the poop. Often, I hear people say, “I don’t want to touch it or even get it on me.” or the first question they as is what to do with the poop? I, too, feel this sentiment, but good news folks! With modern cloth diapers like bumGenius, you

 
Cloth 101: Using a Diaper Sprayer
June 22, 2014 1:50 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Say goodbye to dunking your dirty cloth diapers in the toilet! Or, if you prefer to scrape ’em out with a spatula, get rid of that, too. The bumGenius Diaper Sprayer has been put on this Earth for a reason: to eliminate the messy work (aka poop) associated with cleaning cloth diapers. Using a diaper sprayer is awesome. It rinses your diapers in seconds without you having to stick your hands in poo water. All the “yuck” goes right into the toilet and, if you use it with a SprayPal, you can avoid any potential backsplash. The bumGenius diaper sprayer  is easy to install.

 
Real Mom Talk: Traveling with Cloth Diapers
June 10, 2014 4:10 pm | by

It’s summer time! Families are heading outside for the day, traveling for vacation, or going to visit families on a long weekend. Think you need to bring disposable diapers? Think again!  Modern cloth diapering is easy when you’re out and about! You can grab some Flips with organic or stay dry inserts. This means you can pack for the day, weekend, or week without using a bunch of space in your bag. Need something easy for a sitter or grandma? Pack a few Freetimes, pre-stuffed 4.0s, or an Elemental. All-In-Ones seem to be more “grandma, sitter, daddy” friendly but they