Which Cloth Trainer is Right for You? So you have the essentials for potty training your little one down, but now, which cloth trainer is right for your little one? We get it. There’s lots of options out there, but by simply considering what you want out of a trainer, you may just find just what your little one needs. Light Absorbency for Small Accidents Some cloth trainers are designed to feel just like underwear, with a slightly thicker cloth that provides a little more protection in the event of small accidents. This style of a cloth trainer is perfect for a
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So you and your little one are ready to start their potty training journey, but don’t know where to start. As we talked a bout in Part 1, don’t stress. You’ve got this! And we’re here to help… So, let’s talk about the essentials you’ll need to potty train your cloth-diapered little one. What do you really need when your baby starts potty learning? When your little one is ready to start potty training, there’s a huge range of equipment to choose from: adorable little potties, adjustable toilet seats that are just the right size for tiny bums, trainers in a
The bumGenius Outing Wet Bag is so handy! I’ve been cloth diapering on-and-off for six years, and was long overdue in getting one. I have the Alicia print, which is so colorful and perfect for spring! It is a kaleidoscopic pattern with some of the most popular solids, including Butternut, Twilight, Dazzle, Moonbeam, and Countess. It is made with a super-flexible waterproof material, zipper closure, and a snapped handle. This wet bag is perfect for on-the-go diaper storage. (Hence the name!) It holds 3-5 diapers and easily fits in a diaper bag or oversized purse. I used to carry my
After cloth diapering my daughter for over a year and now my 3-month-old son, I’m still learning new things! This month, I decided to change the way we store our dirty cloth diapers and try something new in between washes. Now, I will say I liked the way we were previously storing our dirty cloth diapers. However, I really like our new set up and I’m glad I switched to the bumGenius Pail Liner. My daughter was already on solids when we started using cloth diapers. So as a result, it made sense to keep our dirty diapers in the bathroom,
I’m going to be honest: I wasn’t planning to use cloth diapers on my newborn. I wanted to use disposables during the first few weeks because it can be stressful bringing a new baby home and getting everything — and everyone — acclimated. With two kids, I rarely got a moment to myself, and now that I have three, spare time is pretty much non-existent. Needless to say, after two weeks of using disposables with my newborn, I was done. I needed a new solution because I couldn’t keep running to the store multiple times a week to get more diapers.
Directions are for idiots — or so I thought. As a general rule, I like to figure things out for myself without the help of instructions. This has typically worked for me except for when I started cloth diapering. After a couple months into it, I was so frustrated and I thought cloth diapers didn’t work. They always leaked, had horrendous stains and smelled awful. Then, I decided to get on the Cotton Babies website and read some directions. Little did I know I was making some common cloth diaper mistakes. Mistake #1: Follow the “before use” instructions on the diaper label. I
We’ve all seen THAT baby — the baby who’s running around with a disposable diaper that looks like it weighs 15 pounds and is sagging well below the waist. By now, we should all (hopefully) know that when a diaper droops, it’s usually a clear indication that it’s time for a change. In general, it’s easy to tell when a disposable diaper needs to be replaced. But with cloth, you’re not as lucky. Cloth diapers are not equipped with absorbent materials that turn into a squishy gel when wet, which, with a simple poke, tells you that your baby should be changed.
I’m just going to come out and say it: diaper pails are down right nasty. I mean, when you really think about it, a diaper pail is just a one-stop shop for all the smells, moisture, liquid(s), and bacteria soiled cloth diapers exude. This is why it’s especially important to frequently clean and sanitize your diaper pail — just like you would your wet bag. Cleaning your diaper pail and keeping it clean and odor free is (generally) pretty easy. Since most are made from plastic, steel or aluminum, a quick wipe down with an all-purpose cleaner should get the job done. Better Life’s 2am Miracle, what-EVER Cleaner or
Cloth diapering can be easy — and affordable — with Econobum! Econobum is our most economical system. Hence the name 😉 With a one-size diaper cover that’s compatible with high-quality prefolds made with 100% unbleached cotton, it’s an cost-friendly way to try cloth diapers for as little as $100. You can also cloth diaper on a budget during the first few days of life with the Econobum Newborn Kit. For this week’s giveaway, we’re going to help more people learn how easy it is to cloth diaper.. even when you’re trying to save a few extra bucks. Five people will win an Econobum Trial Pack. To
When you start using cloth diapers, everything seems like unicorns and rainbows. Really. Who doesn’t want a rainbow of colorful diapers and their unicorn print? 😉 But then, your baby starts eating solids and you find out that cloth diapering isn’t rainbows and unicorns at all. It’s actually full of poop. Poop that is in your cloth diapers that has to come out — some how, some way! Now let me warn you, cleaning the poop is going to be messy. And it certainly isn’t fun. This doesn’t have to be so bad! You see, there are people thinking about us parents