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Tag Archive: cloth 101

5 Reasons to Attend MommyCon
September 27, 2016 4:25 pm | by
MommyCon San Jose Ticket Bundle

The last MommyCon of the year is just around the corner! Dedicated to creating a supportive, non-judgmental community of parents (and parents-to-be), MommyCon encourages and educates parents about the benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. Cotton Babies is proud to be the presenting sponsor of MommyCon. Our Founder and CEO, Jennifer Labit, attends every conference to connect with and educate parents on the basics of cloth diapering in her Cloth Diapering 101 presentation. As she walks through the essentials of cloth diapering, she’ll give helpful tips and stories to assist you along your cloth diapering journey. Whether you’re new to

Your Cloth Diaper Guide
August 25, 2016 11:01 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Resource

So you’re considering using cloth diapers. Congratulations! Many natural-minded parents like you have come to the realization that cloth diapers boast so many advantages over disposables. Cloth has officially made a comeback! With so many to choose from, we know you may need some help. This is your cloth diaper guide. To begin, here are just a few of the reason why people are choosing cloth diapers over disposables. Cloth Diapering Benefits Cost-Efficient Parents choose cloth diapers over disposables for many reasons; one of which is significant cost-savings. By cloth-diapering exclusively, you can save approximately $1,200 or more over the

Cloth Diaper Basics: Building Your Cloth Diaper Stash
April 21, 2016 5:26 pm | by

  When you decide you want to cloth diaper, it can be a bit scary when you’re starting to build your cloth stash. But don’t worry. I have some tips to make it a little bit easier! Buy BEFORE baby. The average stash consists of at least 24 diapers. If you can start buying one cloth diaper per week around the 15th week of your pregnancy, you’ll be set! Buy diaper packages. You can purchase bumGenius diapers in sets of 6, 12, or 24. Just pick out the style of diaper you’d like and your colors/prints. Sometimes, they’ll even be on

Cloth Diaper Seconds
January 18, 2016 6:23 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

What are Cloth Diaper Seconds? Cloth diaper Seconds are diapers with minor flaws or cosmetic issues. Seconds are just a  nickname for second-quality products. You may also hear them called “factory seconds” in other industries. So, when a bumGenius, Flip or Econobum diaper is referred to as a “Second,” that means it didn’t quite meet our quality control standards. Often, diapers are considered Seconds because of uneven seams, dirt marks, or other small issues that do not affect how the diaper works. In fact, Seconds work just as well as first-quality diapers, and many families stock up on these products when they’re available. Benefits

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

bumGenius 5.0 and 4.0 Comparison
October 25, 2015 4:34 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

We just released the bumGenius 5.0, which is our best-fitting pocket diaper ever! The original pocket design was first created in 2005 and it put bumGenius on the map as one of the best-selling cloth diapers in the world. bumGenius 4.0 has since become one of the most popular cloth diapers, and it just got even better with the 5.0. What’s new with the bumGenius 5.0? Updated stay-dry inner fabric The suedecloth stretches so you can get a better fit. This allows for generous sizing, and gives parents more options when it comes to day and night cloth diapering, light or heavy

Cloth 101: Prefold Folding Tutorial
October 10, 2015 7:31 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Some parents are hesitant to try prefolds, but really, they’re just as easy to use as modern cloth diapers as long as you know some of the most common folds. Prefolds are considered the “old fashioned” way to cloth diaper, but they are also one of the most affordable ways to do it, too. In this post, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to fold your prefolds a few different ways. What do you need to get started? A prefold, a waterproof diaper cover, and a Snappi. Trifold This is probably one of the simplest ways to use a prefold. However, it

Cloth 101: When to Change a Cloth Diaper
September 7, 2015 6:49 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

We’ve all seen THAT baby — the baby who’s running around with a disposable diaper that looks like it weighs 15 pounds and is sagging well below the waist. By now, we should all (hopefully) know that when a diaper droops, it’s usually a clear indication that it’s time for a change.  In general, it’s easy to tell when a disposable diaper needs to be replaced. But with cloth, you’re not as lucky. Cloth diapers are not equipped with absorbent materials that turn into a squishy gel when wet, which, with a simple poke, tells you that your baby should be changed.

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 Diaper Basics: Cloth Diapering on a Budget
July 19, 2015 6:56 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are an easy way to save money when you’re caring for a baby. Unlike disposables, cloth diapers are a one-time expense (unless you have to get the newest Genius Series print at each release). For some people, the upfront cost of cloth diapers can be a deterrent, although there are ways to build your stash without breaking the bank. To cloth diaper your baby full-time and wash every other day, we recommend having at least 24 diapers on hand.  Twenty-four bumGenius Freetime diapers is $399.  A 24-pack of bumGenius 4.0s is $384 while two dozen Elementals are $495. Regardless of