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Why should I cloth diaper my baby?
June 15, 2017 8:00 am | by

Ah, the age-old question: “Why should I cloth diaper my baby?” There are a ton of reasons you should want to use cloth diapers. If you were to speak to a hundred cloth diapering parents, you would likely hear a hundred different reasons why they chose to cloth diaper. Here are a few reasons that offer an immediate impact upon making the switch. Let’s take a look at why cloth diapers are the best option available for your baby. You’ll Save Money Cloth Diapering When you buy disposable diapers, you are throwing away money with each diaper change. Literally. Exactly how

My First Reaction to Cloth Diapers
September 2, 2016 8:00 am | by

When I had my first child, I didn’t even know that cloth diapers were still a thing. So of course, there was no question in my mind whether or not I would use disposable diapers. It wasn’t until my second pregnancy that I discovered cloth diapers still existed. You see, my sister-in-law was also pregnant at the time and after some research, she made the decision to cloth her first baby. I, however, still had the mindset of using disposable diapers. It’s just what you did, or so I thought. So what was my first reaction to cloth diapers? “Ummmmm that’s disgusting. You’re going

Cloth Diaper Basics: How to Use Cloth Diapers
November 1, 2015 5:53 pm | by

Want to use cloth diapers? Good! You’re making a great decision. Cloth diapers are an eco-friendly way to save money and care for your baby, which is why many parents want to make the switch from disposables. To get going, just follow the step-by-step instructions below and then you’ll be ready to use cloth diapers! 1. Start your stash and prep your diapers. We recommend having at least 24 cloth diapers (or 8 covers and 24 prefolds) so you can wash every other day. 2. Put your diapers on your baby and get a good fit. Adjust the diaper sizing by choosing

Real Mom Talk: Cloth Diaper Mistakes
September 21, 2015 7:40 pm | by

Directions are for idiots —  or so I thought. As a general rule, I like to figure things out for myself without the help of instructions. This has typically worked for me except for when I started cloth diapering. After a couple months into it, I was so frustrated and I thought cloth diapers didn’t work. They always leaked, had horrendous stains and smelled awful. Then, I decided to get on the Cotton Babies website and read some directions. Little did I know I was making some common cloth diaper mistakes. Mistake #1: Follow the “before use” instructions on the diaper label. I

Thursday Giveaway: Make it Happen
August 6, 2015 12:01 am | by

We’re all guilty of it: We say we’re going to do something, but never actually follow through with it. Deciding to make a change or trying something new can be difficult and somewhat scary at times. Especially when it comes to using cloth diapers. At first, some parents can be intimidated by cloth, and as a result, they steer clear. Using cloth diapers should be just as easy to use as disposables.  Really, there’s no reason not to even try cloth diapers because they’re better for your baby, budget and planet. For this week’s giveaway, we want to help you get

Thursday Giveaway: Simple Cloth Diapering
June 25, 2015 8:53 pm | by

Using cloth diapers is easier than you think. With modern systems like bumGenius Freetime, you can cloth diaper your baby in one easy step. This all-in-one style diaper includes semi-attached stay-dry inserts built into the cover. It is especially practical for caregivers or those who are new or hesitant to use cloth diapers.  For this week’s giveaway, we’re going to prove how simple it is to use cloth diapers with bumGenius Freetime. Three people will win two bumGenius Freetime diapers and bumGenius Flannel Wipes + Bottom Cleaner. Trust us, these aren’t the same as cloth diapers from the past 🙂  To enter, tell

Real Mom Talk: Choosing Cloth Diapers
March 23, 2015 8:48 pm | by

I’ve worked at Cotton Babies for nearly five years. So when I became pregnant, I knew I would cloth diaper my baby. But what surprised me about cloth is that I had A TON of questions — even though I was surrounded by diapers! The first big question: Which system do I want to use? I remember my sister asking me the same question when she had her first baby. I had no idea what to recommend at the time so I said try a little bit of everything to see what works best for you. But when it came to choosing

Cloth 101: Cloth Diaper Myths
November 17, 2014 6:32 pm | by

There is a lot of information out there about cloth diapers, so how do you know what’s fact or fiction? You a. learn from experience b. do some research or c. ask a friend or d. let the Cotton Babies myth busting team provide some clarity! Check out some of the most common myths we’ve heard about cloth diapers… and see what’s really true below 🙂 Using cloth diapers will make my house smell like a diaper pail.  Wrong! You shouldn’t experience anymore oder with cloth diapers than you would with disposables.  Many cloth diapering parents actually claim to smell less diaper

Cloth 101: What cloth diapers are right for me?
November 9, 2014 2:41 pm | by

There are so many different types of cloth diapers available, so how you do really know what style will work best for you? To get started and help you narrow down the abundance of choices, why do you want to cloth diaper? Are you wanting to for environmental reasons?  Prefer something more natural? Do you need to save more money? Love the colors and prints? Whatever your reason may be, most parents tend to look to cloth diapers for the environmental, health, or economic benefits. Here are a few facts to consider: Disposable diapers are the third most common consumer

Cloth 101: Cloth Diaper Checklist
October 26, 2014 5:32 pm | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

So you’re ready to cloth diaper, but not sure where to start. That’s okay. You’re in the same boat as many new parents. To use cloth diapers, it’s important to determine your family’s needs. Will you be cloth diapering full time and prefer to have a full stash mixed with hybrids, pockets and prefolds? Is your baby going to use cloth diapers at day care so you need a simple solution like bumGenius? Do you have a certain budget and seek economical systems like Econobum? Want something natural like Hemp Babies or bumGenius Elemental? You can learn about the different types of