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Tag Archive: Cloth Diapers 101

Sale: Buy 2 Flip Covers, Get 1 FREE!
April 27, 2012 3:13 pm | by

Whether you are preparing for travel, shopping for baby showers or going to participate in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge we have an out of this world deal for you! While supplies last, you can buy 2 Flip covers and get a third for FREE*! Extend your stash, add a few colors to your rotation or give one to a friend interested in trying cloth diapers. Create the perfect system for your family with two closure and three insert options to chose from. There’s no limit to the ways you can save with this stellar sale. While you are shopping,

Cloth Diapers 101: Air drying indoors
April 9, 2012 3:05 pm | by

As much as I love hanging my diaper covers out in the sunshine to remove stains and stink, the fact is that it’s just not always possible. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate, especially during spring rains. Other times, I have just waited too long to do laundry and end up completing a load of diapers at 10 p.m. when there is no sun in sight! Rather than tossing the covers in the dryer, I choose to preserve the life of the PUL material in my diapers by making sure to air dry every time. Even when it’s not possible to

Cloth Diapers 101: Types of Cloth Diapers
March 19, 2012 1:46 pm | by

It has been more than a year since we shared information about the different styles or types of cloth diapers currently available. There are a lot of new products that have been introduced in the last year, so we thought a little refresher course might help. Just like any new hobby or skill you learn, parenting and especially cloth diapering, comes with its own jargon. I was really confused when I first started, then I got the hang of it. I felt pretty confident when I joined the Cotton Babies team only to learn there was a lot more to

Cloth Diapering 101: Sunning your cloth diapers
March 12, 2012 11:14 am | by

It is a gorgeous, sunny day here in St. Louis, which is a great reminder that spring is on its way. That means, after the long dreary days of winter, it’s finally time to get those diapers out for some sun! If you’ve never tried sunning your cloth diapers, now is a great time to start. Sunning your diapers can help to remove stains, brighten and even sanitize your diapers. You don’t have to have a clothesline to do this. You can use a drying rack outside, lay them on your patio furniture or even along the edge of your

Cloth Diapers 101: For the Love of Pockets
February 1, 2012 6:09 am | by

At this point in my cloth diapering journey, I think that I can say that I’ve tried almost all the major categories of diapers: prefolds with covers, All-In-Ones, All-In-Twos, hybrids… but my favorite is definitely pockets! Almost my entire stash now consists of various pocket diapers. What is a pocket diaper?A pocket diaper is a diaper-shaped, waterproof shell sewn to a fabric inner. One edge is left open, creating a pocket. The pocket is then stuffed with one or more inserts. Inserts can be made of any material – microfiber, cotton, hemp, or a blend of materials. When the diaper

How to dry your cloth diapers
January 9, 2012 1:12 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

It has been almost a year since we’ve shared information about how to dry your cloth diapers. In that time, we’ve retired some products and created some new ones. Today, we are updating this information in case you are new to cloth diapering or just needed a reminder. We get a lot of questions about how to dry diapers. Many of you want to know more specifics about how to safely dry your diapers, especially during the cold, damp winter months. Our basic instructions are “Line-dry covers and diaper shells. Tumble dry inserts, fitteds and prefolds.” Making sure to dry

Cloth 101: Do not use a sanitize cycle when washing cloth diapers
November 7, 2011 2:56 am | by

Sanitize cycles on newer washing machines superheat the water within the machine. These high temperatures can cause elements of the diaper to break down. We suggest washing your diapers on a hot cycle setting for best results. If you have other brands of modern cloth diapers, we suggest you check with the manufacturer for their best laundry practices. If you ever have any questions about your laundry routine, contact us by phone at 1-314-892-1855, by e-mail at or via live chat at We’re always glad to assist you. SaveSave

Wet Towel Trick
October 24, 2011 1:10 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

Sometimes a very small load of diapers in a front-loading washing machine needs a little bit of help to get enough water in the machine. Try our “Wet Towel Trick”. Adding a wet bath towel to the beginning of your wash routine. Let the towel go through all the wash cycles (hot, cold and rinses). For washers that are weight-sensitive, this will encourage the machine to add more water to every cycle. If you have further questions or need more detailed troubleshooting for your laundry routine, please give us a call at 1-314-892-1855. We’re always glad to learn more about

Announcing the NEW bumGenius Freetime!
September 13, 2011 12:37 pm | by

Maximize your freetime with the NEW, all-in-one, one-size cloth diaper from bumGenius. Two semi-attached stay dry inserts inside allow for adjustable absorbency. Diaper your baby in one easy step!Features: 3×3 snap down design* adjusts the sizing to fit small, medium and large sizes (approximately 8-35+ pounds). Trim, snug and comfortable stretchy tabs* provide a custom fit. One step cloth diaper – no stuffing! Two rows of snaps ensure a trim, bumGenius fit every time! Gentle leg elastic contains the mess! Semi-attached inserts dry faster and allow for customized absorbency where your child needs it most. Cloth diapering made even easier!bumGenius

Cloth 101: Rise setting for One-Size diapers and covers
August 29, 2011 5:12 am | by

Cotton Babies pioneered cloth diapers featuring three rows of snaps, three snaps in each row. This 3×3 snap down design gives each diaper a small, medium and large size setting. We have some weight guidelines to help you know which size should fit your little one. To use the small rise setting, snap the rise snaps to the top of the three rows of snaps. This small size setting is used from approximately 8 to 16 pounds. To use the medium rise setting, snap the rise snaps to the middle of the three rows of snaps. This medium size setting