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Tag Archive: cloth 201

Cloth 201: Using Hemp Inserts
August 10, 2015 8:35 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Raise your hand if you have a child who’s a “heavy wetter.” And by heavy wetter, I mean a kid who just seems to pee through any and everything. Alright, I can’t actually see if you’re raising your hand, but if you have a little one who is (literally) a super soaker, help is on the way! Every child is different, and .. well, so are their bodily functions. Some moms will never deal with a heavy wetter while others will get used to the frequent bed sheet/clothes/diaper-changing routine. There are a few different ways you can keep your baby

 
Cloth 201: Using Flip Trainers
June 29, 2015 8:14 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

There comes a time in your cloth diapering journey where you’re going to have to give up cloth. I know… It may be hard to part with your beloved bumGenius Freetimes or Flips, especially if it’s your favorite Genius Series print, but there’s still a light at the end of the tunnel. When your little one is nearing the potty train, you can still use cloth.. AND some of your top Genius Prints will still be available! Flip Potty Trainers are a one-size waterproof shell with removable stretchy side panels that creates a comfortable fit, while the replaceable organic cotton pads

 
Cloth 201: Choosing a Cloth Diaper Detergent
April 12, 2015 3:13 pm | by
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Cloth diapers are an effective way to care for your baby while saving money and reducing your carbon footprint. And now that you’ve decided to use cloth diapers, you will have to actually wash them. It’s not as scary as people make it out to be — trust us! When it comes to washing cloth diapers, choose a detergent that is safe for your baby, but also effectively gets rid of the mess and works well for your family’s priorities. Many detergents will work when washing diapers. Laundry detergents that work well for a baby’s clothing may also be suitable for cloth diapers.

 
Cloth 201: Mold and Cloth Diapers
February 15, 2015 6:57 pm | by
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There it is, here to rear its ugly head. And unfortunately, it made home in your cloth diapers. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, I’m referring to mold and mildew. As much as you’d like to protect your precious stash, cloth diapers are susceptible to fungi. Thankfully, you can prevent mold and mildew from growing in your diapers, but, if they’ve already turned into a science experiment, you can combat it! How does mold grow in cloth diapers? Think about it: Cloth diapers get wet and often sit for days in a wet bag or diaper pail that’s

 
Replacing Elastic in bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diapers
November 30, 2014 6:55 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

If you’ve been using cloth diapers as long as me, you may find that some aren’t as snug around your baby’s legs or gap in back, causing leaks. This is because repeated wear and washing can cause elastic to eventually “relax.” But luckily, it can be fixed — and inexpensively! I’m going to show you how easy replacing elastic in your bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers can be! First, gather your supplies. You’ll need:  white thread a sewing needle small safety pin small sewing scissors a seam ripper (optional) 3 strips of ¼” elastic, each about 4.5” long or a bumGenius Refresher Kit, which includes the

 
Cloth 201: Buy, Sell, Trade Acronyms
September 21, 2014 11:31 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Buy Sell Trade (BST) forums have recently become VERY popular, especially when it comes to cloth diapers and other parenting products like baby carriers and diaper bags. If you’re looking to save a few bucks, try something new, or get your hands on those hard-to-find items, BST groups can be a great resource. But, if you’re new to the BST world, it can get a bit murky. From the unspoken rules to the typical listing jargon, we’re here to help you navigate through the ins and outs of BST’ing. Below are some of the common terms you will see in a

 
Cloth 201: Camping with Cloth Diapers
June 29, 2014 10:44 am | by
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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post. All commentary was submitted by a friend who was willing to share her experience on camping with cloth diapers. Camping. A chance to see the great outdoors and experience unlimited freedom. Whether you’re heading to the beach, escaping to the mountains, spending time by the lake, or settling on a campsite for a few days with your family, you can bring cloth diapers along for the ride.  When I was considering how to diaper during our trip, disposables seemed to conflict with the real meaning of camping. I’ve always loved camping, enjoying the outdoors and

 
Cloth 201: Add Cloth Diapers to Your Suitcase
June 1, 2014 1:46 pm | by
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Summer is here, so let’s hurry and pack our bags and head out for the weekend! Wait, let’s make sure we have the necessities before we hit the road. Sunscreen… CHECK! Swim Gear…CHECK! Toys… CHECK! Sunglasses.. CHECK! Blankets… CHECK! Cloth diapers.. cloth diapers.. Bueller? When it comes to vacation and traveling with cloth diapers, it can be easier said than done. But with these helpful tips, you can take your cloth diapers anywhere and leave the worries behind! 1. Pack a bumGenius Wetbag or two. This is essential! You will be able to store 3-5 soiled diapers in your wet bag. NEVER use plastic grocery bags.

 
Cloth 201: Yeast and Cloth Diapers
May 11, 2014 12:14 pm | by

There’s a lingering recommendation in the cloth diaper community that a few drops of tea tree oil will remove yeast in cloth diapers.  We are not aware of any study showing that tea tree oil is effective in removing yeast from cloth diapers when used in a washing machine in very low concentrations. We do know that tea tree oil has been studied as an effective remedy for a few common human ailments including acne and athletes foot.  In the published studies I uncovered, effective treatment involved a concentrated topical solution ranging from 5-100% concentration.  To achieve this concentration in a laundry environment

 
Cloth 201: What to do if I have hard water?
February 23, 2014 3:16 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

There is so much to learn when it comes to using cloth diapers.  You have to become familiar with the different diapers and inserts, find the right technique that will keep your little one dry, and nail down the perfect wash routine.  All of which is simple to do. Many families wonder what to do if your water is hard. So what is hard water?  Hard water has high mineral content.  More than 85 percent of the country has hard water.  The mineral content in the water varies region-to-region and water source. Why does hard water cause problems with cloth diapers?