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Tag Archive: disposable diapers

Do you speak cloth?
August 6, 2012 5:18 pm | by

I don’t know about you, but the longer I’m in the cloth diapering world, the more I forget how completely overwhelming it can be when you are first trying to learn everything about this new adventure. I can’t believe it’s been THREE years since we’ve shared a blog post about one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome when researching cloth diapers – the lingo! Sure, it may just look like someone is typing what happened when their toddler spilled the alphabet blocks, but it actually does mean something. With online forums, blogs and all sorts of mobile devices it’s

Reusable Swim Diapers
April 20, 2012 12:22 pm | by

Back when Vicki was 6 months old, I started taking her to swimming lessons. I prepared weeks in advance by registering her for swimming, buying her a bathing suit, and purchasing a reusable swim diaper. I was good to go. Everything went swimmingly (pun intended) for a few months, and we greatly enjoyed our weekly swim. Then it got cold and I dropped the ball and forgot to register for the winter session. By the time we went back to swimming, Vicki needed a new bathing suitand she had grown out of her swim diaper. As I was pressed for

May Day Giveaway!
May 3, 2011 3:19 am | by

Happy (belated) May Day! I’m not sure about you, but May is a busy month for our family. We have lots of events, travel and days away from home planned. May brings Mother’s Day, weddings, graduations, birthdays, end of school events and more! For today’s blog giveaway, we’re giving Mom (or Dad) the gift of convenience. If you haven’t already seen it online, the newest addition to our Flip product lineup is the Flip Travel Pack. This pack includes two Flip covers and 18 Flip disposable inserts. At Cotton Babies, we know that life gets busy, sometimes you are away

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

Free Cloth Diaper Week: Camping Out
September 8, 2010 2:07 pm | by

Congratulations to Krystal Ewers, our random winner of two free Flip cloth diaper covers and a pack of disposable inserts. She responded on our Facebook page: “I live in St Helen Michigan and I think someone should open a store! LOL or wlmart could start selling them” A new Chick Fil A is opening in our area and people are already camped out to be first in line. Our final question of the day: What would you or have you camped out for? As always, we’ll choose a random winner from all Facebook, Twitter and blog responses in an hour.

How much waste does a baby wearing disposable diapers really generate?
April 28, 2010 3:03 pm | by

Cotton Babies has long been frustrated by the lack of information available about how each baby wearing disposable diapers impacts landfills. We are working on a project to collect data about how much used disposable diapers weigh. The goal of this project is to estimate the approximate weight of the waste generated from a child wearing disposable diapers full time.  To participate, please have your baby wear one disposable diaper for a normal length of time (as you define it). At the next diaper change, please weigh that disposable diaper.  You can submit the information about that diaper using this