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Tag Archive: Cloth Diapers 201

How to cloth diaper at night
April 29, 2013 4:30 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Cloth diapering your little one from an early age often makes it easy to cloth diaper at night. Many infants don’t sleep through the night early on, so it’s easy to just change your little one’s diaper before a  mid-night feeding. Once they get a little older and start sleeping through the night, it an be a bit of a challenge to cloth diaper at night. If you use bumGenius 4.0 or other pocket style cloth diapers, the first solution is to add extra inserts into the pocket to increase the absorbency of your cloth diaper. A good first step

Reusable Cloth Wipes
April 22, 2013 10:00 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Just the other day I was thinking back on my cloth diapering journey of almost 4 years continuously and simultaneously diapering two babies. I thought to myself: what part of reusing diapers has made the most difference in my day-to-day life? The answer might surprise you. It’s actually cloth wipes! My washing routine for cloth diapers has changed slightly over the years by moving houses and going from top-loading machine to high efficiency front-loader. My preferences in cloth diapers has changed too — at first I was a hook-and-loop girl, and now I’m definitely a fan of snaps. But I

bumGenius Refresher Kits
February 25, 2013 4:44 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Are you expecting? Are your cloth diapers still functional, but look a bit ragged? Maybe you added a few more diapers to your stash at our recent $1 Diaper Sale and they need some TLC. Don’t worry, we offer bumGenius Refresher Kits to help you get a little extra life out of your cloth diaper investment. If you or someone you know has some basic sewing skills, you can replace the elastic and hook & loop tabs on one of your beloved bumGenius cloth diapers for just $1. Each bumGenius Refresher Kit includes three new pieces of elastic (one back elastic

Drying cloth diapers indoors
February 11, 2013 5:07 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow earlier this month, so as the legend says, we should expect an early spring. I’m not sure about you, but I’m definitely ready for spring. However, for many of us, spring means lots of rainy days, which can be a bit challenging when drying your cloth diapers. If you read the packages of your bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers, you’ll see that we recommend “line drying” most of your diapers. Not only is line drying environmentally friendly, it also puts less wear on your cloth diapers than a trip through the dryer. But you

Solid foods and cloth diapers
October 29, 2012 1:00 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

I’m one of those moms who looks forward with great anticipation to the time that my babies start to turn from dazed infant to interactive baby. One of those signs of increased involvement is starting solid foods. Whether you start with purees or do baby led weaning, solid foods are going to affect your cloth diaper routine. But like the small changes that make your baby’s personality shine more brightly with age, the change to solids from liquids is a positive and exciting one. My son eating sweet potatoes, and applying them to his head Surprise: poop smells more stinky

Cloth Diapering Baby #2
September 10, 2012 11:47 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

I’m a few months into this mom-of-two gig, and I feel like I’m starting to know what I’m doing. (Well, as much as any of us know what we’re doing.) I went into this knowing I’d cloth diaper Luke from the start, and would continue to cloth diaper Vicki until she’s potty trained. I seriously underestimated the amount of diaper laundry I would have. When Vicki was a newborn, we rented 24 newborn diapers because we weren’t sure if we would stick with cloth diapering. This time around, we purchased our newborn diapers so we would have them for future

Cloth 201: Cloth diapers and mold
September 3, 2012 3:06 pm | by

I know it’s a holiday, but quick… did you grab that wet bag out of the trunk of the car when you came home last night? If not, go run and grab it before you get distracted. It’s so easy to get distracted and lose track of a diaper or two, or even worse, your whole stash. It’s sad, but we occasionally hear stories of a cloth diapering parent’s worst nightmare… losing part or all of their cloth diaper stash due to mold, mildew or worse. Mold will look like little black dots scattered in the fibers of your cloth

Overnight Cloth Diapering: Seven Tips for Success
July 19, 2012 5:53 am | by
Cloth 201 - How to cloth diaper at night

Sometimes, cloth diapering a baby during the night-time hours can be a little tricky. There are a few things that experienced parents keep up our cloth diapering sleeves to make overnight cloth diapering easy. Here are seven  of our favorite tips to make overnight cloth diapering easy at your house too! Double stuffing, or putting multiple inserts into one diaper, is a simple technique to get more absorbency out of your cloth diapers. For pocket diapers like the bumGenius 5.0, simply add another insert in the pocket. I like to use a newborn microfiber insert along with the one-size insert

Cloth 201: Diaper Creams
June 11, 2012 11:10 am | by

One of the benefits of cloth diapering is that many parents discover they have less diaper rash once they switch to cloth. But sometimes life happens, be it a virus, food sensitivity, a detergent sensitivity, or an unfortunate poopy diaper that stays on too long. We get quite a few calls about how to safely use a diaper cream with your favorite Elemental Joy, bumGenius, Flip and Econobum products. Diaper rash creams are generally safe to use with cloth diapers when used in appropriate amounts. Follow the directions on the container for best results. When using a diaper rash cream that

Cloth Diapers and Mud
April 23, 2012 12:55 pm | by
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Now that spring has sprung (for most of us), it’s time to get outside and really enjoy the warmer weather. Unfortunately, spring often brings rain along with the warmer weather. And at least in my backyard, rain = mud. Some people don’t like letting their kids play in the mud- and it can be a little overwhelming, it terms of mess. But there are things we can do to make clean up easier on ourselves. For my older kids, who are (somewhat) less inclined to really roll in the mud, I usually just let them go as long as they