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Tag Archive: diaper changing

Newborn Cloth Diapering
March 3, 2012 11:13 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapering a newborn can seem intimidating, especially if it’s your first child that you’ll be diapering. But then again, everything about newborns can seem a little intimidating, right? It’s because it’s new, not because it’s hard. Now that I have the diapering of three kids (and the potty training of two of them, more or less) under my belt, I’m going to go ahead and say it: diapering newborns is the easiest part. Newborns don’t move around that much. Not that they can’t wriggle and squirm but at least they can’t get up and run away laughing in the

 
Why Cloth Wipes?
February 6, 2012 4:53 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

A better question would be, why not? You’re already using cloth diapers, for a wide variety of reasons – environmental, cost savings, convenience, and keeping chemicals away from your baby’s sweet tush. Cloth wipes take it one step further. One of the biggest reasons moms choose cloth diapers is to save money. Let’s face it, babies are expensive! Wipes are a small expense compared to some of the bigger items babies need, but every little bit counts. So how much would using cloth wipes save you? The average price of a baby wipe is $0.03/wipe*. Assuming a total of 5,340

 
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

 
Tuesday Giveaway: All I Want for Christmas
December 27, 2011 12:18 pm | by

Recently, Jennifer Labit, owner of Cotton Babies and creator of bumGenius, Flip and Econobum, shared her Christmas wish list on her blog: Christmas is a fun season of the year, but I’m not a big “stuff” person. My idea of Christmas fun would actually be a large dumpster out in front of my house so I can “de-stuff”. I always get people asking about what I want for Christmas though, so this year, I’m taking the proverbial “bull by the horns” and just putting it out there for everyone to read. For Christmas, all I want is your help in

 
How to store your dirty diapers
June 27, 2011 9:02 am | by

Once you decide you are ready to start cloth diapering, another major decision is how to store your dirty diapers once they are dirty until laundry day. There are two main types of dirty cloth diaper storage a wet bag or a pail. Types of dirty diaper storage Diaper pails designed for cloth diapering are a little different than those designed for disposable diapers. Most disposable diaper pails are designed to keep air (and smells) out. When thinking about storing dirty cloth diapers, one of the key things is to make sure you have air flow. This air flow helps

 
Change 3 Things / bumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diaper Giveaway
April 12, 2011 3:16 am | by

Last weekend marked another new milestone for our Change 3 Things Facebook page. Since we began tracking cloth diaper changes on March 3, 2011, together we have changed more than 500,000 cloth diapers; that more than HALF A MILLION cloth diapers changed in a few weeks’ time! Also this weekend, we passed the number that represents the potentially prevented waste equivalent to more than 300 babies in disposable diapers for a year. To celebrate, today we are giving away prize packs that each include a bumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper, a Change 3 Things t-shirt, silicone band and 25 Change 3

 
My Econobum Challenge
December 15, 2010 6:00 am | by

Throughout my cloth diapering career our family has experienced circumstances and phases that have dictated our ability to use (or not to use) cloth diapers. There have been seasons of all cloth all the time, seasons of disposable dependence, and seasons of both (cloth at home and disposables on the go). I read Jenn’s recent post about families struggling to buy disposable diapers and sometimes choosing between buying diapers and food. Providing Econobum to needy families is really exciting. It got me thinking. I know that using cloth diapers saves money. I know that an Econobum Full Kit costs less

 
Diaper Burnout
October 30, 2010 11:22 pm | by

I have been sorely tempted lately to switch entirely to disposable diapers.  My eighth child, Molly, is about to turn one and exploring the world of solid food, which can make diaper changes and diaper pails, as I’m sure you know, less than pleasant.  Added to being constantly on the go, it just seemed like maybe this was one thing I just needed to concede to busyness. So I sat own and thought about it for a while. I mentally tallied the pros and cons.  On the pro list for cloth diapers there was: Healthier skin – Molly tends to

 
How Often?
August 29, 2008 10:45 pm | by

How often do you need to change your baby’s cloth diaper? Well isn’t that the question of the century? I think the best answer you can get it just depends.It depends on baby’s age, on how, what and how often they are eating. I depends on how they are sleeping and the condition of their skin. You can see that the answer to this question is one that every family has to work out for themselves. If your baby is soaking through his clothes, change him more often. If your baby isn’t even wet yet, wait a while. That doesn’t

 
The Wrestling Match
August 23, 2008 10:17 am | by

About the time baby learns how to flip from back to front, the trouble begins. Babies like to practice their skill and when do you want them on their backs more than during a diaper change? Overnight diaper changes go from being a pleasant time to talk and play to an all-out battle with a wet cat or a fish out of water. When they learn how to crawl it gets even worse. Now, not only can they turn over, but they have the potential to actually escape as well. Fun times! This is about the time my diaper changes