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Tag Archive: washing

Product Review: bumGenius Wool Dryer Balls
December 17, 2015 9:12 pm | by

With the new year quickly approaching, I’ve been trying to set some goals and make changes for 2016. One of the biggest changes we will make as a family is to live simple. And by simple, I mean to cut back on the expensive, unnecessary (and unhealthy) things in life. One place I’m going to start is with our laundry. It may seem silly to say that improving my laundry is one of my goals for the new year, but why buy the chemical filled stuff at the store when you can use products that are less expensive and better

 
Cloth 101: Cleaning Your Diaper Pail
July 26, 2015 8:35 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

I’m just going to come out and say it: diaper pails are down right nasty. I mean, when you really think about it, a diaper pail is just a one-stop shop for all the smells, moisture, liquid(s), and bacteria soiled cloth diapers exude. This is why it’s especially important to frequently clean and sanitize your diaper pail — just like you would your wet bag. Cleaning your diaper pail and keeping it clean and odor free is (generally) pretty easy. Since most are made from plastic, steel or aluminum, a quick wipe down with an all-purpose cleaner should get the job done. Better Life’s 2am Miracle, what-EVER Cleaner or

 
Cloth 101: Washing your Wet Bag
April 27, 2015 5:42 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Let’s talk about washing your wet bag. But first, if you’re not familiar with a wet bag, you can learn more about this cloth diaper accessory here. Most people who use cloth know that a wet bag is used to tote and store soiled diapers and/or clothes, which means it can get gross. Especially on the inside. Just think about all the smells, moisture, liquid(s), and BACTERIA a wet bag contains. Or don’t… because YUCK! Washing your wet bag is just as important as washing your cloth diapers. Wet bags can create a warm, damp and dark environment that is

 
Cloth 201: Choosing a Cloth Diaper Detergent
April 12, 2015 3:13 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Cloth diapers are an effective way to care for your baby while saving money and reducing your carbon footprint. And now that you’ve decided to use cloth diapers, you will have to actually wash them. It’s not as scary as people make it out to be — trust us! When it comes to washing cloth diapers, choose a detergent that is safe for your baby, but also effectively gets rid of the mess and works well for your family’s priorities. Many detergents will work when washing diapers. Laundry detergents that work well for a baby’s clothing may also be suitable for cloth diapers.

 
Cloth 101: Line Drying Cloth Diapers
April 5, 2015 11:26 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

A gentle breeze, warm weather, and sun means spring. And you know what spring means? Line drying your cloth diapers, which we recommend for diaper covers and shells. You can learn more here. Line drying your cloth diapers is also a great way to save money. It can put more than $10 back in your pocket each month. Plus, drying your diapers in the sun can also remove stains and sanitize your stash. Most people think you have to have a clothesline in your yard to dry your diapers or clothes outside, but that isn’t necessarily true. You can use a folding

 
Cotton Babies Warranty
April 1, 2015 6:42 pm | by

Cotton Babies provides a warranty on workmanship and materials in a properly cared for Cotton Babies manufactured cloth diaper for one year from the date of original purchase of new product from authorized retailers. The Cotton Babies Warranty covers all components of our products including snaps, lining, hook & loop closures, elastic and waterproofing. The warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the products only. Proof of diaper purchase from an authorized retailer is required. To make a warranty claim, product must be sent at customer’s expense along with proof of purchase to their distributor for examination of workmanship and

 
Cloth 101: Washing Cloth Diapers
March 22, 2015 4:08 pm | by
Cloth 101: Washing Cloth Diapers

Washing cloth diapers may seem overwhelming, but it’s really pretty simply. Although many detergents will work well when washing cloth diapers, it is important to find one that effectively cleans your diapers and works well for the needs of your whole family. Laundry detergents that work well for a baby’s regular clothing may also be suitable for cloth diapers. Some detergents contain ingredients such as perfumes, dyes, optical brighteners, and fabric softeners that may leave residue on fabric. In our experience, detergent residue can be problematic for cloth diapers and for little ones with skin sensitivities. If your child seems

 
Cotton Babies Warranty
March 15, 2015 7:12 pm | by

After reviewing the feedback received through customer surveys regarding detergent choice and washing routines, Cotton Babies has decided to make several major changes. We are discontinuing our list of recommended detergents. Instead, we are recommending that parents choose a detergent that works well for their family, their budget, and their child. The new detergent information sheet along with basic washing instructions is available here. In concert with this decision, we are also modifying the warranty that applies to Cotton Babies manufactured cloth diapers (bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum). This warranty change will be honored retroactively on purchases of all Cotton Babies manufactured cloth diapers purchased since January 1,

 
Cloth 101: Diaper Creams and Lotions
February 22, 2015 9:41 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Let’s set the record straight — there is NO cream, lotion or oil that is safe to use on bumGenius, Flip or Econobum diapers. Despite what you see, hear or read, we ALWAYS recommend using a barrier with any cream or lotion. A lot of people think that because something says its cloth diaper safe (sorry, coconut oil!) you do not need to use a barrier.  This is not true and will void your warranty because these products can cause issues such as leaks, odors, and unnecessary wear and tear. So why does this happen? Creams, oils, and lotions are designed to coat

 
Cloth 201: Mold and Cloth Diapers
February 15, 2015 6:57 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

There it is, here to rear its ugly head. And unfortunately, it made home in your cloth diapers. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, I’m referring to mold and mildew. As much as you’d like to protect your precious stash, cloth diapers are susceptible to fungi. Thankfully, you can prevent mold and mildew from growing in your diapers, but, if they’ve already turned into a science experiment, you can combat it! How does mold grow in cloth diapers? Think about it: Cloth diapers get wet and often sit for days in a wet bag or diaper pail that’s