The issue of cloth diapers versus disposable diapers is an old debate; each diaper has its advantages and disadvantages. The best way to arrive at a sure decision about which type serves you best is to fully educate yourself on the features of both to find which diaper works more in your and your baby's favor.
Conventional disposable diapers offer parents significant convenience in the way of maintenance and disposal, but many are uninformed as to the disadvantages of using them. Virtually all disposable diapers contain a long list of toxic ingredients that could do great harm to your baby if ingested including bleach derivatives. They also contain sodium polyunsaturate, a type of absorbent crystal no longer used in feminine care products due to its link with toxic shock syndrome.
For this tutorial you will need the following: PUL (Polyurethane Laminated Fabric), a zipper, sewing machine, coordinating thread, and a zipper foot for your sewing machine. The size that you make this is up to you. You can make it large or small and still follow this tutorial. Mine is a small/medium that is the perfect size for your diaper bag. It can fit 3-5 dirty diapers or one change of clothes for a toddler or preschooler.
For the longest time when I first started cloth diapering I used disposable wipes. I thought cloth wipes would be more difficult and since it was my husband's idea to start cloth diapering I wanted to be successful. I was wrong; cloth wipes weren't more difficult than disposable wipes. Actually, cloth wipes were easier because I could throw them into my dry pail with my diapers. When I was using disposable wipes the whole process was so annoying...(read more)
In my opinion a Wet bag is a quintessential cloth diaper accessory; one that really should be on everyone’s “must haves” list.
Whether it’s a large bag for storing dirty diapers before laundry day or a smaller bag to take with you on the go proper washing and care will lengthen the life of your wet bag; I’ve always wondered though how often do I need to wash my wet bags?
Learn how to fold your cloth wipes and make them pop up from a disposable wipes container.
We promise, once you see just how convenient cloth wipes can be you'll never look back!
Recently questions have come from concerned parents who's CJ's BUTTer seems a little grainy. What's wrong with it they ask, has it gone bad?
In this post we address the "grainy" issue, what causes it and how to fix it if you're interested in that.
When I started using cloth diapers, I had no clue that I could use cloth wipes. I quickly got tired of spending $12 every month on disposable wipes. I thought, "There's got to be a less expensive option." One of my friends told me about cloth wipes. I decided to try my hand at making them, and you can too.
Babylegs. Can I come up with a whole post dedicated to their use? I'm about to show you!
From baby to toddlers, older children and even mamas, Babylegs are practical, versatile and as my daughter likes to say "they're funky."
Looking for tips on how to get more use out of your cloth diaper covers or wetbags? Then you've come to the right place!
This post covers some easy ways to use your diaper covers and wetbags more between washings.
New products often come along so fast that if you're not online during their big debut you might not even hear about them.
This may be the case with GroVia's new Perfect Pail. This hanging cloth diaper pail is seriously one of the most innovative I've seen. Here's why...
Wetbags can often be overlooked by frugal families as a cloth diaper accessory that's not actually a necessity.
You know, they're right! However there are many reasons to own a wetbag and many uses for it beyond cloth diapering!
Everyone is shopping away so I thought it would be the perfect time to review one of the great natural baby care products on sale this weekend here at Diaper Junction. CJ's BUTTer Spritz
is the liquid version of the popular CJ's BuTTer Diaper Cream and this little bottle is full of AMAZING.
Skin, particularly baby skin, is most likely to become irritated when its either missing an essential component or being exposed to things that remove essential components. New baby skin is protected from amniotic fluid by vernix but once its exposed to dry air, changes occur on the molecular level that makes it vulnerable. This is the root of most baby skin conditions like baby acne, cradle cap and diaper rash. If skin is the problem, CJ's is the solution - read here to find out why.
You register for it, you buy it, it's hand-made, it's the latest and greatest, it comes as hand-me-downs, baby shower presents and the list goes on...stuff. More baby stuff than you can even process. What do you really need? We don't even know anymore because there is So. Much. Stuff.
Let's take a look at all the stuff in our baby hoard. Shall we?
I knew from the start of cloth diapering I would use cloth wipes. It just makes sense. I'm already washing the diapers, why not the wipes too?
So how do you use cloth wipes? Are they inconvenient? Actually, I think they're easier than you think!
It can be staggering to think of making the paradigm shift from disposable diapers to cloth diapers when you think of all the things that are out there that you absolutely need in order to start successfully. The thing is, though, you dont need most of those thingsthough many of them certainly make life as a cloth diapering parent easier.
You heard it, a new product from Diaper Rite!It's Fresh Wrap, an all
natural solution designed to help you get more use out of your diaper
covers, wraps and wetbags between washings.
There is a type of reusable diaper pail liner, though, specifically made for dry cloth diaper pails. You can get these wherever cloth diaper supplies are sold, and they are usually made of a material such as nylon. You can wash these and reuse them quite a few times. They are a little more expensive than just getting a plastic bag, but you don’t have to throw them away near as often, so it is a little less wasteful, which is often a concern of people that are using cloth diapers in the first place.
Your decision to buy reusable diapering materials doesn't mean that you can never use a disposable product. Especially when you are travelling or are out and about on errands or visiting, you may want an extra bit of help to keep baby's messes well within the absorbent layers or at least within a baby diaper cover. These are the times when a disposable liner may be the perfect solution. These natural-paper products are totally biodegradable and fit comfortably inside any style of diapering. If a messy accident happens, flushable diaper liners allow you to simply pull out the soiled liner and flush it away, safely and easily. You may not need these items for daily use, but they can be a handy addition to your diapering routine when life has you on the go or when rinsing or storing heavily soiled diapers would be difficult. Liner products come in both infant and toddler sizes.