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Tag Archive: econobum

Thursday Giveaway: Ease into Econobum
July 30, 2014 6:12 pm | by

So you want to start cloth diapering, but don’t know where to begin? We understand — especially since there are so many different cloth diapering options available today. So many that it can even get overwhelming when it comes to actually finding something that will work for you. With Econobum, you can eliminate any cloth diaper confusion.  It is our most economical system and a lot of families tend use it as a gateway system. Econobum features a one-size diaper cover that’s compatible with high-quality prefolds made with 100% unbleached cotton. It’s the easiest way to try cloth diapers and allows many

Cloth Diaper Basics: Types of Cloth Diapers
July 27, 2014 5:29 pm | by

So you want to use cloth diapers, but where do you start? There are A TON of types of cloth diapers available, but sometimes, finding the right system for you can be overwhelming. Here’s a look at some of the options available today. Pocket cloth diapers A pocket diaper is a type of cloth diaper made of two layers of fabric sewn together to form a pocket that will hold an absorbent insert. bumGenius 5.0 are pocket style cloth diapers. This type of cloth diaper can be as convenient and simple to use as disposables. Pocket cloth diapers do require an extra step after

Thursday Giveaway: Trial Runs
June 12, 2014 6:23 am | by

Just like the Olympics, there are trials in cloth diapering.  You have to test out different systems like hybrids, all-in-ones or pockets, to find a cloth diaper that will qualify for your stash. To help speed up your trials, the Econobum Trial Pack was created for families who want  to use cloth diapers without breaking the bank. Each Econobum Trial Pack includes a one-size cover and 3 one-size prefolds, which is just enough to get you through a few days of cloth diapering and the perfect amount to give something new a shot without making a huge commitment. Econobum is a high quality, reliable and affordable cloth

Cloth Diaper Basics: Cloth Diapering a Newborn
June 8, 2014 1:48 pm | by

Using cloth diapers may seem overwhelming if you’ve never done it before. But cloth diapering a newborn, especially if you’re a first time parent, can be even more terrifying. With every rite of passage in life, like riding a bike or learning how to drive a car, you just need some practice to master the skill. The same can be said about cloth diapering a newborn. Once you get the hang of it, you will become a seasoned vet in no time. The good news about cloth diapering a newborn is that these tiny widdol babies don’t move around that much.

Thursday Giveaway: Summer Love
May 21, 2014 6:29 pm | by

Summer, the season of love. Whether it’s the warmer temperatures or bright sunny skies, there’s always a lot to enjoy. But if your a parent who needs help caring for your family, summer can also be stressful and you’re forced to worry about child care, meals and other basic necessities like diapers.  Our national cloth diaper bank, Share the Love, was created to help needy families — all year round. It’s a locally-sustainable, nationally-accessible program that has more than 100 host sites throughout the U.S. This summer, we want to continue spreading the word about Share the Love while also making

Cloth 201: HE Wash Machines
April 28, 2014 1:50 am | by

The great debate: HE vs. Top/Front Loaders.  Despite the type, wash machines all do the same thing: clean your cloth diapers. And with this logic, you would think that you could wash cloth diapers the same way in a HE or top/front loader, but you can’t. HE wash machines use as little water and energy as possible to clean your laundry, so when washing dirty cloth diapers, it is extremely important to be sure that your bumGenius, Flip and Econobum covers are getting cleaned enough. If not, your cloth diapers may start to stink due to detergent build up and left over messes, which could irritate

Raising Awareness of Real Solutions
April 24, 2014 4:32 pm | by
Share the Love now shipping diapers to families in need. #sharethelove

Share the Love hosts are filled with plans for The Great Cloth Diaper Change tomorrow. If you are also planning to attend, you may see them there changing alongside you, at an informational booth, or even hosting your local event. We now have 106 host volunteers in 42 states. They want you to know they are there, ready to receive your donations and get them out to families who need them. Don’t know your local host? Look for them in the official Share the Love host tshirt the day of the event or email to help your local site.

Thursday Giveaway: Cloth Beginnings
April 23, 2014 8:11 pm | by

By now, you probably already know it’s Real Diaper Week and that we’ve been advocating and educating families about the benefits of cloth diapers. We want to encourage more people to use or try real diapers, and we think it would be easier if families starting out with cloth during their baby’s first few days of life. For this week’s giveaway, two people will win a bumGenius Newborn Cloth Diaper or an Econobum Newborn Cloth Diaper. Whether you’re planning for a baby, expecting, or need the perfect shower gift, bumGenius and Econobum Newborn Cloth Diapers are a helpful way to

Thursday Giveaway: New Beginnings
March 5, 2014 6:18 pm | by

Everyone has to start cloth diapering somewhere.  You could begin with a few bumGenius Freetimes that were handed down from a friend or purchase an entire stash of Flip Diapers before your little one arrives, but either way, the end result will always be the same: you are cloth diapering your baby. Choosing to cloth diaper is not only good for your baby and budget, but it also helps the environment. You can save up to $1,500 with cloth diapers and keep waste out of landfills. To help you begin your cloth diapering experience, we’re making it easier to get started. For this

Thursday Giveaway: Add a Pop of Color
February 27, 2014 6:37 am | by

Spring is just a few weeks away and the dreariness of winter is starting to fade.  From green grassy fields to bright blooming flowers, more and more colors are starting to pop up everywhere.We’ve even added a pop of color to Econobum One-Size Diaper Covers! The trim is now available in some of your favorite Cotton Babies’ colors. You can add some color to your cloth diaper stash before spring arrives. For this week’s giveaway, five people will win an Econobum One-Size Diaper Cover in the trim color of their choice. To enter, tell us your favorite part about spring