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...
If you are interested in cloth diapering your baby, then you are probably interested in using cloth diaper wipes as well. There are two different methods of how to use cloth diaper wipes and it is up to you which one you choose. Here are both of them.
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!
If you are cloth diapering your baby, then one thing you will no doubt have to have is a diaper pail. There are two kinds of cloth diaper pails that you can get. This article will introduce you to both of these kinds of pails so that you can decide which one will be the best for you, or if you want to have both.
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.
Sometimes even babies that are cloth diapered get diaper rash every once in a while. And if you are cloth diapering your baby, you must keep in mind that you can’t use just any cream on your baby because it could actually ruin your cloth diapers. If you want to avoid this, then stick with CJ’s BUTTer - #1 cloth diaper cream for a reason.
There are many different accessories that you may or may not need with cloth diapers. One of these is something called a cloth diaper liner. There are cases when cloth diaper liners would be helpful to you and your baby, and other cases where they would really be a waste of your money.
Diaper rash is a very upsetting thing for many parents, and although it is very rare that babies get diaper rash when you use cloth diapers, it can sometimes happen. And it is a little known fact that you shouldn’t use just any diaper cream for cloth diapers. There are certain creams that should not be used with cloth diapers at all, and certain ones that should.
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.
Cloth diapers are a much more affordable choice than disposable diapers. And there are many great companies to choose from. Bummis is one of the best of these. With Bummis, you can get everything you need in one place. All you have to do is find a retailer to get Bummis diapers, covers and more!
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.
Many people have questions about diapering their babies in cloth diapers. One of the most common of these questions is: Is there a special diaper cream for cloth diapers? This question is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no to answer. Here is all that you need to know about the topic.
If you are using cloth diapers, then you will most likely come across manufacturer’s instructions to use an acceptable detergent with which to wash the cloth diapers. While there are many of these on the market, one brand has its own diaper wash. If you are saying “Tell me about Thirsties Diaper Wash,” then this is the article for you.
Should I use cloth diaper liners?
People often have many questions when it comes to cloth diapering their babies and making the best choices. This is one of these questions that come up often. If you are wondering if you need liners, then here is what you should know about them.
One common question that many people ask when they are either considering cloth diapering for their babies or purchasing all of the cloth diapers and accessories is this: do I need a cloth diaper wet bag? The answer is sometimes. This article will tell you when you will need one and when you can avoid it.
Wool diaper covers are a considerably confusing thing. Many parents wonder how does a wool diaper cover work when it is not a plastic or other fairly solid material. If you are considering these, here is some information about how wool diaper covers work that can help you make the decision.
Cloth diapering is a great thing to do for your baby. A little known fact, though, is that it doesn’t have to stop at cloth diapers. You can also make or buy and use cloth diaper wipes instead of disposable ones for your baby. There are many advantages to this just like cloth diapers.