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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

 
Replacing Elastic in bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diapers
November 30, 2014 6:55 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

If you’ve been using cloth diapers as long as me, you may find that some aren’t as snug around your baby’s legs or gap in back, causing leaks. This is because repeated wear and washing can cause elastic to eventually “relax.” But luckily, it can be fixed — and inexpensively! I’m going to show you how easy replacing elastic in your bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers can be! First, gather your supplies. You’ll need:  white thread a sewing needle small safety pin small sewing scissors a seam ripper (optional) 3 strips of ¼” elastic, each about 4.5” long or a bumGenius Refresher Kit, which includes the

 
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 Diaper Basics: What is a diaper pail?
November 2, 2014 5:24 pm | by

Picture this: Your wet bag is filled with a growing pile of dirty cloth diapers — so much so that it’s bursting at the seams. So what’s a mom to do? Well, if you have enough cloth diapers for a full load of laundry, you should run to the wash machine and clean that mess. But, if it isn’t laundry day, you can toss those dirties in a diaper pail until the time comes. We often hear nightmares about parents losing part or all of their cloth diaper stash due to mold, mildew or worse. The good news is that these issues are easily avoidable,

 
Thursday Giveaway: Fuel Your Inner Genius
September 24, 2014 6:59 pm | by

“Everyone’s a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing it’s stupid.” – A. Einstein. Albert said it himself — everyone’s a genius — and we couldn’t agree more.  Our Genius Series prints were designed to inspire the inner genius in your little one — just like the geniuses we feature inspire us. Whether your child is good at sports, art, or solving problems, everyone is a genius in their own unique way. For this week’s giveaway, we want to fuel your baby’s inner genius. Three people will win a

 
Cloth 201: Cloth Diaper Leaks
September 14, 2014 5:40 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Lately, we’ve been seeing A LOT of questions about cloth diaper fit. Some people are worried that the fit may be too tight while others are experiencing leaks as a result. Let’s take some time to actually discuss cloth diaper fit and give you some tips on how to avoid leaks. When it comes to cloth diapers, you always want them to be snug. This will ensure that no moisture escapes from the diaper. If you can see any gaps or “air” between the diaper and their skin, then you need to refine the fit somehow. With bumGenius or Flip that might mean fastening

 
Thursday Giveaway: Back to School with bumGenius
August 13, 2014 6:26 pm | by

It’s that time. Summer is almost over, which means the kids are starting to head back to school.. or daycare. When you’re a parent who uses cloth diapers, finding the right supplies for daycare can be a task in itself. You have to search for a place that actually allows your little one to use cloth diapers, pack your covers, inserts or prefolds, send a wet bag, wipes, a change of clothes, bottles, snacks, and toys. Then, on top of all of that, you have to make sure your baby actually makes it to daycare with everything mentioned above. Ease your

 
Cloth 201: Camping with Cloth Diapers
June 29, 2014 10:44 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post. All commentary was submitted by a friend who was willing to share her experience on camping with cloth diapers. Camping. A chance to see the great outdoors and experience unlimited freedom. Whether you’re heading to the beach, escaping to the mountains, spending time by the lake, or settling on a campsite for a few days with your family, you can bring cloth diapers along for the ride.  When I was considering how to diaper during our trip, disposables seemed to conflict with the real meaning of camping. I’ve always loved camping, enjoying the outdoors and

 
Cloth 201: Add Cloth Diapers to Your Suitcase
June 1, 2014 1:46 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

Summer is here, so let’s hurry and pack our bags and head out for the weekend! Wait, let’s make sure we have the necessities before we hit the road. Sunscreen… CHECK! Swim Gear…CHECK! Toys… CHECK! Sunglasses.. CHECK! Blankets… CHECK! Cloth diapers.. cloth diapers.. Bueller? When it comes to vacation and traveling with cloth diapers, it can be easier said than done. But with these helpful tips, you can take your cloth diapers anywhere and leave the worries behind! 1. Pack a bumGenius Wetbag or two. This is essential! You will be able to store 3-5 soiled diapers in your wet bag. NEVER use plastic grocery bags.

 
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