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cloth 201

Cloth 201: Using Hemp Inserts
August 10, 2015 8:35 pm | by
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Raise your hand if you have a child who's a "heavy wetter." And by heavy wetter, I mean a kid who just seems to pee through any and everything. Alright, I can't actually see if you're raising your hand, but if you have a little one who is (literally) a super soaker, help is on the way! Every child is different, and .. well, so are their bodily functions. Some moms will never deal with a heavy wetter while others will get used to the frequent bed sheet/clothes/diaper-changing routine. There are a few different ways you can keep your baby dry —

 
Cloth 201: Using Flip Trainers
June 29, 2015 8:14 pm | by
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There comes a time in your cloth diapering journey where you're going to have to give up cloth. I know... It may be hard to part with your beloved bumGenius Freetimes or Flips, especially if it's your favorite Genius Series print, but there's still a light at the end of the tunnel.When your little one is nearing the potty train, you can still use cloth.. AND some of your top Genius Prints will still be available!Flip Potty Trainers are a one-size waterproof shell with removable stretchy side panels that creates a comfortable fit, while the replaceable organic cotton pads let your

 
Cloth 201: Choosing a Cloth Diaper Detergent
April 12, 2015 3:13 pm | by
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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 gets rid of the mess and works well for your family’s priorities. Many detergents will work when washing diapers, however, it is important to find one that thoroughly removes the waste.Laundry detergents that work well

 
Cotton Babies Warranty
March 15, 2015 7:12 pm | by
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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, 2014. The

 
Cloth 201: Mold and Cloth Diapers
February 15, 2015 6:57 pm | by
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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 typically packed with

 
Cloth 201: Replacing Elastic in bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diapers
November 30, 2014 6:55 pm | by
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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 to easily replace the elastics in bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers!First, gather your supplies. You’ll need: white threada sewing needlesmall safety pinsmall sewing scissorsa seam ripper (optional)3 strips of ¼” elastic, each about 4.5” long or a BumGenius Refresher Kit, which includes the elastic as well as hook

 
Cloth 201: Buy, Sell, Trade Acronyms
September 21, 2014 11:31 am | by
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BST forums have recently become VERY popular, especially when it comes to cloth diapers and other parenting products like baby carriers and diaper bags.If you're looking to save a few bucks, try something new, or get your hands on those hard-to-find items, BST groups can be a great resource. But, if you're new to the BST world, it can get a bit murky.From the unspoken rules to the typical listing jargon, we're here to help you navigate through the ins and outs of BST'ing. Below are some of the common terms you will see in a BST post. BST = Buy, Sell,

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

 
Cloth 201: Camping with Cloth Diapers
June 29, 2014 10:44 am | by
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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 being mindful

 
Cloth 201: Add Cloth Diapers to Your Suitcase
June 1, 2014 1:46 pm | by
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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. I've heard stories about people keeping used cloth