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
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And the winner is… bumGenius! You nominated, Crisbie selected, and parents voted for bumGenius! THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who chose bumGenius as their favorite cloth or hybrid diaper! We are absolutely thrilled to win the 2016 Crisbie Award for Favorite Cloth or Hybrid Diaper! About bumGenius bumGenius was designed to make cloth diapering easy — for everyone. With its best-selling and top-rated designs, exclusive colors and prints, and easy-to-use systems, bumGenius offers a full line of cloth diapers and accessories recommended by parents everywhere. bumGenius diapers are available in a variety of styles, including: Littles: Ultra gentle and designed for babies less than 12 pounds. The simple,
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
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
Cotton Babies provides a warranty on workmanship and materials in a properly cared for Cotton Babies manufactured cloth diaper for one year from the date of original purchase of new product from authorized retailers. The Cotton Babies Warranty covers all components of our products including snaps, lining, hook & loop closures, elastic and waterproofing. The warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the products only. Proof of diaper purchase from an authorized retailer is required. To make a warranty claim, product must be sent at customer’s expense along with proof of purchase to their distributor for examination of workmanship and
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,
There are a ton of cloth diaper accessories out there, so how do you decide what you really need? Each accessory has a very specific purpose. Some may have a very narrow focus while others don’t. However, wet bags are an accessory that falls into that category of “must-haves,” especially if you plan to use cloth diapers on the go. What’s a wet bag? A wet bag is an easy way to store your dirty cloth diapers when you’re away from home. It is a reusable, waterproof and leak resistant bag that zips shut to help keep odors (and liquids) from escaping.
BRRRRR, it’s cold outside. Winter is here, which means drying your cloth diapers outdoors is practically impossible due to low temperatures. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered when it comes to air drying your diapers. There are plenty of hacks that you can do to dry your cloth diapers indoors, especially during the cooler months. Here are a few of our tips: Use an indoor drying rack. Cotton Babies carries laundry products that are very practical and not just for cloth diapers. The Three-tier drying rack is space efficient and pre-assembled. Perfect for smaller homes, apartments and dorms, this drying rack easily folds shut, so
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive about cloth diapers is, “How do I use hemp?” This is a great question, and, to put it simply, there are many ways you can use hemp with cloth diapers. Hemp is a natural, durable fabric that has antibacterial properties, which makes it great for diapers since they absorb moisture for long(ish) periods of time. Hemp Babies was created for heavy wetters, parents who prefer a more natural solution to cloth diapering, or those who need to boost absorbency at night. It offers a variety of cloth diaper products made exclusively with hemp and certified
Having a cloth diaper that fits properly is incredibly important — especially if you want to prevent leaks. But when it comes to cloth diaper fit, how do you really know what’s right? Every baby is different, and there are many different types of cloth diapers available so fit can often vary. With that being said, there are a few commonalities that will help you know you’ve got a good cloth diaper fit every time. To check the fit, first pick up your baby’s legs after putting the diaper on and observe how it hugs their bottom. Is it snug?