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Tag Archive: Cloth Diapers 101

Cloth Diaper Accessories Guide
October 17, 2016 3:11 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Accessories Guide

One of the great things about cloth diapering (besides these reasons, of course!) is that it plays so well into the now-trending “minimalist” way of life. Cloth diapering is SIMPLE, affordable, and significantly reduces waste! It is win-win-win for the minimalist-minded mama! There are, however, some accessories that are – for the most part – necessary to cloth diaper. These include reusable cloth wipes, a diaper pail or large wet bag, and diaper-safe detergent. That’s it! That’s all you’ll need (besides cloth diapers, of course) to successfully cloth diaper your child. This is your cloth diaper accessories guide. Our bumGenius Flannel

 
How many cloth diapers do I need to start?
January 21, 2013 11:00 am | by
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One of the first questions that anyone who is considering cloth diapering asks is“How many diapers do I need to cloth diaper?” For full time cloth diapering, we recommend 24 cloth diapers, regardless of the style you choose. Why 24? Breastfed newborns often go through 8-10 cloth diapers a day. To avoid stink, mold, mildew and other issues, we recommending washing your cloth diapers every other day. With 24 diapers, you have a few extra clean cloth diapers to get you through a day or two while the rest are in the washing machine. We recently asked our Facebook fans about

 
What are Seconds?
December 24, 2012 12:30 pm | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

If you are new to cloth diapers, chances are you’ll be discovering a lot of new jargon.  One term that is often used by cloth diapering companies is the word seconds.  Seconds are a nickname for second quality products.  You may also hear them called “factory seconds” in other industries. What is seconds quality? Generally speaking, it’s a product that doesn’t quite meet a company’s quality control standards.  What are those standards?  Well, that varies from company to company. Our team carefully checks our products before they go out the door.  As we sort and package your diapers, occasionally we

 
Cloth 101: How to size your bumGenius One-Size cloth diapers
September 17, 2012 11:28 am | by
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At Cotton Babies, we believe that there are no dumb questions. Sometimes it is difficult if you are new to cloth diapers to understand exactly how our bumGenius, Flip and Econobum cloth diapers and covers can fit a growing baby from birth through potty training. Each of our one size cloth diapers have three rows of snaps, three snaps in each row. This 3×3 snap down design gives each diaper a small, medium and large size setting. We have some weight guidelines to help you know which size should fit your little one. To use the small rise setting, snap

 
Cloth 101: What is a wetbag?
August 13, 2012 4:33 pm | by
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If you are new to our website, Mondays are our Cloth 101 and 201 blog posts. In Cloth 101 blog posts, our goal is to help answer all of those questions that run through your mind as a new parent researching how to cloth diaper but might be too afraid to ask. One of my first questions was “What the heck is a wetbag?” Simply put, a wetbag (or wet bag) is a waterproof bag designed to carry soiled cloth diapers and baby clothes until you can wash them. I know what you are thinking… ‘why can’t I just put

 
Do you speak cloth?
August 6, 2012 5:18 pm | by
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I don’t know about you, but the longer I’m in the cloth diapering world, the more I forget how completely overwhelming it can be when you are first trying to learn everything about this new adventure. I can’t believe it’s been THREE years since we’ve shared a blog post about one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome when researching cloth diapers – the lingo! Sure, it may just look like someone is typing what happened when their toddler spilled the alphabet blocks, but it actually does mean something. With online forums, blogs and all sorts of mobile devices it’s

 
Pockets vs. All-in-Ones
May 21, 2012 11:46 am | by
Prepping Your New Cloth Diapers

So you’re shopping for cloth diapers and wondering how to choose between pockets or all-in-ones? Let’s discuss. Pockets: One of the great things about pocket diapers is that you can adjust the absorbency based on what you need. Baby wearing the diaper overnight? More inserts! Just wearing the diaper for an hour before bed? Not so many inserts. This is also good for those of us that have heavy-wetters. Some kids just need a diaper that is more absorbent and when you’re using pocket diapers you have control over that. Of course this means that you’re going to have put

 
Cloth 101: What new parents need to know about cloth diapering.
May 19, 2012 10:37 am | by
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When I was pregnant with my first baby, I decided to look into cloth diapering. I had heard it was very different from the cloth diapering of the olden days, so I thought I would try and find some more information and then make an educated decision about whether I wanted to try it or use disposables. I immediately became overwhelmed. What were prefolds? How many diapers did I need? How do you wash cloth diapers? Isn’t it gross? Why would anyone want to do this, anyway? So if you’re feeling inundated with too much information, here are the highlights

 
Sale: Buy 2 Flip Covers, Get 1 FREE!
April 27, 2012 3:13 pm | by
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Whether you are preparing for travel, shopping for baby showers or going to participate in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge we have an out of this world deal for you! While supplies last, you can buy 2 Flip covers and get a third for FREE*! Extend your stash, add a few colors to your rotation or give one to a friend interested in trying cloth diapers. Create the perfect system for your family with two closure and three insert options to chose from. There’s no limit to the ways you can save with this stellar sale. While you are shopping,

 
Real Mom Talk: Cloth Diapers at Daycare
April 19, 2012 3:41 pm | by
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So you’ve gotten over the learning curve of cloth diapering, and you’re loving the fuzzy bum on your new bundle of joy. It’s easy for you, because you’ve got your washing routine down and all your supplies where you need them! But what about when it comes time to hand off your little one to a different caretaker? Whether it is a family member, a babysitter, a Mother’s Day Out program once a week, or even regular daycare – talking to someone who isn’t familiar with cloth diapers can be daunting! After my son was born, I went back to