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Cloth Diapering: It's ALL about the inserts!

Posted by Becca on 8/5/2015 to Cloth Diaper How-To
insertsSometimes, whether or not your pocket diapers work has nothing to do with the diaper/diaper shell and everything to do with the level of absorbency. Not all inserts are created equally, and not all inserts work for all babies.

So, what do you put in your diapers?

Overnight Cloth Diapering Solutions

Posted by Becca on 3/4/2015 to Cloth Diaper How-To
nighttime cloth diapersFinding a diaper or diaper combination that works well overnight seems to be sort of a big issue for parents. Once you find it, you’re golden, but it often comes with a bit of trial and error.

Cloth Diaper Tip: How to keep baby from taking off their diaper!

Posted by Julie on 1/21/2014 to Cloth Diaper How-To
cloth diaper tipThis great cloth diaper tip comes straight from YOU, our fans!

While conversing about how scary it is to wake up to a baby who likes to take their diapers off at night or first thing in the morning...we discovered you all had some great tips!

Affordable Cloth Diapers from Kawaii Baby

Posted by Julie on 7/6/2013 to Cloth Diaper Reviews
kawaiiSo often families can be turned off from cloth diapers when they encounter pocket diapers from $18.95 and up. Suddenly what seemed totally do-able appears out of reach and absolutely not financially feasible.


New Mom on the Block

Posted by Stacey on 10/16/2012 to Breast Feeding
The Cloth Diaper Blog is getting an editorial facelift and we are stepping outside the diaper pail to bring you new topics and fresh content! Feel free to comment about our new approach and let us know if there is a topic that you would like to see.

A Lesson I Learned

Posted by CDB Guest on 11/29/2011 to Night Time Diapering

Having a baby brings a whole new world. A person learns a ton of things they had no idea about before the baby came. Sure, you can read all the books in the world and think you have a good grasp on what having a baby will be like. But actually having a baby is a completely different experience than what a person can only read about. Books do not tell you about the unexpected moments, or the "accidents" you should be prepared for.

FAQ: What do I need?

Posted by Becca on 11/17/2011 to Baby Wearing

Okay, so you’ve decided to cloth diaper probably because you know you’ll save thousands doing so not to mention the fact that you’re helping the environment and your baby’s precious skin.  But what next?  What does cloth diapering your baby entail?

The stash. You need a stash of diapers that will suit your cloth diapering needs.  The amount of diapers you should have will depend upon whether or not you will be using cloth diapers full time or part time.  A newborn will soil 8-12 diapers a day and an older child will soil 6-8 diapers a day.  I would suggest that you need enough cloth diapers to get you through at least two days of diaper changes if you’re going to cloth diaper full time.  If you are going to do it part time, any number of cloth diapers will help keep your disposable diaper bill down.  Even if you only use three cloth diapers a day, that means you won’t have to buy 90 disposables that month.

Getting Hip to Hemp

Posted by CDB Guest on 10/25/2010 to Night Time Diapering

A question came in today about cloth diapers for overnight use. Of course, cloth is a viable option for long nights in the crib. Think about it, our grandmothers and their mothers had to use something to dress babies in at night to keep them dry and fresh as they slept. I think part of the reluctance to switch entirely to cloth among disposable diaper users rests with overnight usage, although I don't see why that mindset has to keep a mother from trying cloth in the wee (pardon the pun) hours.

Think about it: how many times do you change your baby during the day? How many times do you check on your baby at night? If you smell something, you're going to make a change regardless of whether or not baby is sleeping, yes? Given that it is possible to change a sleeping baby, the idea of using cloth for overnight purposes shouldn't be daunting. Yes, the question of what to use in the stretches when you finally get to sleep yourself do arise, and you'll find the options available to you work just as well - if not better - than throw-aways.

Cloth Diapering at Night? Yes you can!

Posted by CDB Guest on 4/12/2010 to Night Time Diapering

Using cloth diapers at night can be a scary idea. Especially if have already used disposable diapers and feel secure they will not leak. Believe it or not, you can have that same security at night with cloth diapers! There are many ways to find the right night-time cloth diapering solution for your baby - even if he is a heavy wetter. Here are some night-time solutions that have proven to work for many a mama.

Flip One Size Diaper System Review

Posted by Cloth Diaper Blog Guest on 3/21/2010 to Baby Wearing

Before this review, I want to thank Diaper Junction for their generosity; I can't recall the last time I received such great customer service from an online source and more than that-such AWESOME FREEBIES!!!

I have tried the FREE Flip One Size Diaper System I won and am very impressed.

A Possible Solution for Night Time Pants that Stay Dry?

Posted by CDB Guest on 3/8/2010 to Night Time Diapering

We've shelled out a lot of money in the last year or two buying disposable Goodnites pants for night time diapering. I've always felt terrible-because first, we're wasting so much money, and second, all those disposables are going into the landfill!

I know there has to be a better way, but we have tried other cloth potty training pants and nothing has stayed dry through the night.

5 Tips for Cloth Diapering at Night

Posted by CDB Guest on 10/1/2009 to Night Time Diapering

Using cloth diapers at night is basically the same as cloth diapering in the day, but with the need for added absorbency. Think about it. Babies don't pee more at night than in the day, they are just in an unchanged diaper for a longer period of time as the family sleeps. Finding a night time cloth diaper system is about fine-tuning the additional absorption your baby needs during that longer period of time.