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Tag Archive: cloth diaper basics

Cloth Diaper Basics: Common Cloth Diaper Questions
August 17, 2015 5:04 pm | by
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Using cloth diapers is easy. Seriously. But like most people who try something new, you're initially going to have A LOT of questions. That's why we've rounded up some of the most common things we're asked about cloth diapers — and we've included the answers 1. People still use cloth diapers?YES. YES. ANNNNNNNNNND YES. As a matter of fact, cloth diapering has become increasingly popular because of the environmental and economical benefits. Over time, cloth diapers have evolved way beyond pins and prefolds, and newer systems are just as simple to use as disposable diapers.2. What are the major benefits to using cloth diapers?Cloth diapers are

 
Cloth Diaper Basics: What IS a cloth diaper?
January 26, 2015 6:50 pm | by
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This post is for the cloth diaper novice. In fact, it's for the people who don't even really know what a cloth diaper is. This is probably because disposable diapers have saturated the market. So much so that many people today have either forgotten about cloth or (sadly) never even heard about this option.So, let's go back to the question. What is a cloth diaper? For those who don't know, a cloth diaper is a reusable piece of fabric that your baby wears to catch waste. So to put it simply, a cloth diaper is just like a disposable but made

 
Cloth Diaper Basics: Types of Cloth Diapers
July 27, 2014 5:29 pm | by
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So you want to use cloth diapers, but where do you start? There are A TON 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 usually made of two layers of fabric sewn together to form a pocket that will hold an absorbent insert. bumGenius 4.0 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 laundering because the insert must be stuffed

 
Cloth Diaper Basics: How to Stuff Pocket Cloth Diapers
November 30, 2013 9:50 am | by
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Thanksgiving is over, but the "stuffing" isn't gone! I'm not talking about that delicious side dish your family makes each year around the holidays. Instead, I'm talking about stuffing your cloth diapers!Depending on the type of cloth diaper you use, you might have to "stuff" it with inserts to make it absorbent. Pocket style diapers, like bumGenius 4.0, need to be stuffed, and I'm going to tell you how to do it! Now, for a seasoned cloth diaper-er, a how-to blog on stuffing your cloth diapers may be trivial, but for a cloth diaper newb, it can be really helpful. When I

 
Cloth Diaper Basics: Taking Cloth Diapers on the Road
September 15, 2013 8:19 pm | by
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I took a three-day trip this weekend, which was much needed and very enjoyable.People go on vacation all the time, but there is a huge difference between my trip and other people who travel: I don't have kids.Traveling with kids can seem like a huge task in itself, but traveling with kids who wear cloth diapers may be an even bigger one. Now, even though I don't have children, I do know a thing or two about cloth diapers. I also know a few things about traveling with cloth diapers. If you're planning on taking a trip or vacation away from home

 
Cloth Diaper Basics: Can I use bleach?
July 8, 2013 8:44 am | by
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One of the biggest misconceptions about cloth diapers is that you can't wash your stash with bleach.  We're here to set the record straight and tell you that you can!  In fact, we even recommend washing your bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum cloth diapers with it.  But don't go overboard with the bleach!  We have a few tips to follow when using it. We suggest adding 1/4 cup of regular liquid chlorine bleach to your warm wash cycle once a month.  There are several reasons why you will want to do this, like cloth diaper stink, ammonia, detergent build up, or yeast.Using

 
What do I need to start cloth diapering?
June 20, 2011 9:19 am | by
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Everyone has to start cloth diapering somewhere. With all the information available online at your fingertips, it can be very overwhelming. The great thing about cloth diapering is that it only takes a little bit to get started. A question we are frequently asked is"What do I need to begin cloth diapering?" If you want to start cloth diapering an infant we recommend:24 cloth diapers in the style of your choice. If you are choosing a two-piece system such as Flip or Econobum, we recommend 24 inserts and 6 covers. This number is based on changing an infant 8-10 times a