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Reviews of the Best Cloth Diapers

Welcome to our Cloth Diaper Review site.  Whether you’ve decided to make the leap to cloth diapers because you believe they are safer, better and healthier for your baby or because you are eco-conscious and want to minimize your family’s impact on the environment, you’re in the right place.

We know that the decision to go with cloth diapering is one you’ve made very carefully.  We understand the time and effort you’ve already invested in making this wise choice.  We very much appreciate that you’ve visited our site for the latest information on cloth diapers and promise to deliver comprehensive, accurate and impartial guidance so you can make the best cloth diapers choice for your baby, your budget and your lifestyle.

Cloth Diaper Product Reviews – We’ve done the research

The Cloth Diaper Reviews site has done the research so you won’t have to.  We’ve  studied the manufacturer’s websites, contacted manufacturers with our questions, read Consumer Reports and other top resource sites, combed through review articles, and scoured hundreds of actual reviews written by real moms (and some dads).

We then evaluated and analyzed the customer ratings from multiple sources to determine the average customer rating.  Finally, we compiled all of that information into a review page for each diaper, including it’s features, what moms like, what moms don’t like and overall thoughts.

We also provide a direct link to an authorized retailer should you wish to purchase cloth diapers, need more information on a specific cloth diaper, or want to speak to a live person.

For your quick reference, we built a Diaper Reviews Comparison Chart below that rates and summarizes the key features that moms really care about and reveal the overall customer (mom) rating.  This chart will make it easier for you to compare various diaper brands and types.  The chart is divided into sections by diaper type.  So, for example, all the One Size Pocket Diapers are found in the same section for easy comparison .

Don’t know what a One Size Pocket Diaper is?  No worries.  Below the diapers reviews chart we provide a short description of each kind of diaper available, to help you understand how a type of diaper functions and how it can benefit you and your baby.

Cloth Diapers Comparison Chart

For product specific cloth diaper reviews click the product name to be directed to the product review.  Scroll down to get a description of each diaper type.

One-Size
Pocket
MaterialFitEase-
of-Use
Leak ResistantCostMoms SayMom Rating
bumGenius 4.0 Review
One-Size
Pocket

PUL outer
Fleece pocket
Microfiber insert
GoodVery GoodGood$$Love the new snap closures
Better fit
Better absorbency
FuzziBunz Elite
One-Size
Pocket
PUL outer
Fleece pocket
Microfiber insert
GoodGoodFair$$Great quality
Custom fit
Replaceable elastic
One-Size
All-in-One
MaterialFitEase-
of-Use
Leak ResistantCostMoms SayMom Rating
bumGenius Freetime
One-Size
All-in-One
PUL outer
Fleece & microfiber inner
GoodVery GoodGood$$Easy as a disposable
Great fit
No leaking
bumGenius Freetime Rating-2
bumGenius Elemental Review
One-Size
All-in-One
PUL outer
100% organic cotton inner
GoodVery GoodGood$$+Love the organic cotton
Absorbent
No leaks
bumGenius Elemental Rating-2
One-Size
All-in-Two
MaterialFitEase-
of-Use
Leak ResistantCostMoms SayMom Rating
Best Bottom Diapers Review
One-Size
All-in-Two
(Hybrid)
PUL outer
Microfleece/ Organic cotton insert options
Very GoodVery GoodVery Good$$$Trim and perfect fit
Easy to use
Less to pack
Dad friendly
Best Bottom Diapers Rating-2
Grovia Diapers - AI2 Hybrid Review
One-Size
All-in-Two
(Hybrid)
TPU outer
Polyester mesh
inner
Choice of poly, 100% cotton or bio degradable disposable soakers
Very GoodVery GoodVery Good$$$+Love, love, love these diapers!
Love biodegradable soaker option
Great investment
Pocket
Sized
MaterialFitEase-
of-Use
Leak
Resistant
CostMoms SayMom Rating
FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diaper
Pocket
Sized

PUL outer
Fleece pocket
Microterry insert
Very GoodVery GoodVery Good$$Trim, snug fit
Love fleece pocket
Keeps baby dry
Thirsties Duo Diapers Review
Pocket
Sized
PUL outer
polyester micro fleece inner
hemp and cotton insert
Very GoodVery GoodVery Good$$Good fit, easy to use, no leaksthirsties duo diapers rating 2

Cloth Diaper Types and Descriptions

This reference guide is to help you understand your options in the cloth diaper reviews chart above.

comprehensive diaper reviews clothOne Size

One-size cloth diapers adjust to your baby as she grows.  The advantage is they are budget friendly, since you won’t have to invest in new diapers every few months.  The downside to an adjustable diaper is that they can be bulky, especially between the legs.

All-in-One (AIO) Cloth Diapers 

AIOs are a simple, one step alternative to cloth diapers.  The advantage is this type of cloth diaper does not require “stuffing”, which means inserting a diaper insert or doubler inside an attached pocket.  The stuffing process can be time consuming and frustrating when diapering a squirming baby. The downside to this type of diaper can be extended drying time after wash.

All-in-Two Hybrid (AI2) Cloth Diapers

Some hybrid cloth diapers have a feature which lets you replace the diaper inserts without having to change the diaper cover.  One of the benefits of hybrid cloth diapers is that they can accomodate  an assortment of diaper inserts, including disposable inserts.  This feature makes traveling with your baby much easier.

Pocket Diapers

This invention revolutionized cloth diapers.  With the pocket feature, you can adjust the diaper’s absorbency by inserting one, two or more diaper insert pads into the diaper’s attached pocket.

Fitted or Contour Cloth Diapers 

These come in many sizes to fit your baby snugly and thus avoid leakage. The benefit of these diapers over the one size cloth diapers, especially for younger babies, is there is no overlapping fabric that must be folded and tucked to make a good fit.  Fitted diapers require a diaper cover.

Prefold and Flat Diapers

This traditional cloth diaper is the most inexpensive of your choices.  Your options include:  Chinese – which are sturdy,  and Indian – which are softer.  Indian prefolds are the preferred style.  The prefold diaper does need a diaper cover.

 

 

Written by:  Bonny Blake

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And The Debate Continues – Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers

disposable diapersCloth or disposable? Which one is better? This debate has been going on since the 70s and 80s. And it continues today with each side saying the other is the superior product. But cloth diapers are making a comeback with new flushable liners.

Cloth diapers are what all mothers used until disposable diapers became mainstream. These diapers are not as convenient or easy to dispose. But, at one time, cloth was all a mother had to work with. Today, cloth diapers are not our mother’s diapers. There are new, flushable liners that allow mothers to easy flush the waste down the toilet. Many now have velcro closure tabs; no more large safety pins!

Disposable diaper history starts in 1942 in Sweden with PauliStrǒm. The first disposables had an inner lining made up of many layers of tissue paper. They showed up in the marketplace during the 1960s after pulp mill replaced tissue paper. At that time they were fairly expensive. Today’s disposable have an even more absorbent inner layer that they are more convenient than before. Even though these diapers have only been on the market for 40 years, we are going to feel the effects for thousands of years.

And those effects is one of the biggest issues of this debate. Those who believe cloth is better because disposable diapers are not very biodegradable. With the type of materials used and the amount of processing they go through, disposables remain in landfills around 500 years. Many countries throughout the world have banned leaving untreated human waste in landfills. And so, they began incinerating the diapers, which leaves almost no residue. Still, not every country is taking these measures.

Another point of contention is cost. You have to take these questions into consideration: how many diapers am I using per month; how much am I spending on our diaper service; how much water and electricity am I using to launder the diapers? There are alot of valid points on each side for cost. To use strictly disposables, you may spend from $50 to $80 per month; to use cloth diapers and a service, you may spend the same. But to use cloth and launder them yourself, you may spend $25 to $60 per month.

It is all a matter of choice. Some parents use cloth diapers while at home and disposables when they go out. Others use strictly one or the other. Ultimately, we parents have to make choices based on what we think is the right thing to do.

Go here to check out our cloth diaper comparison chart.

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Cloth Diapers a Thing of the Past?

are cloth diapers a thing of the past?

New parents have heard the argument time and again from their own parents or grandparents. “You young people don’t know how good you have it with those disposable diapers for your babies! When you were a baby I had to use cloth diapers on you and they smelled terribly, I had tons of laundry to do, I stuck myself with pins, and I walked uphill in the snow both ways to get to the diaper service…” and so on. The fact is that, less than thirty years ago, disposable diapers were considered something of a luxury while today they are the norm and people using cloth diapers for their babies are considered to be strange. There are several reasons that modern parents may choose to utilize cloth diapers instead of disposables, however, and in some circles cloth diapers are making a bit of a comeback.

Cloth diapers – Affordability

The biggest personal reason that a parent may choose to clothe her baby’s bottom in cloth diapers as opposed to Pampers or Huggies is financial. Cloth diapers are simply cheaper than disposables, even if the parents are paying a diaper service to haul away the soiled nappies and bring fresh ones each week. In most cases the makers of disposables would win over a number of holdout customers if they could figure out a way to make their products cheaper.

Cloth diapers – Environmental Concerns

Disposable diapers are made primarily of plastic surrounding a pad of absorbent cotton. It is well known that plastic doesn’t biodegrade very well at all, which means that our landfills are stacked with diapers that are going to be with us for centuries to come. While many people believe that the convenience offered by disposable diapers outweighs this fact, environmentalists believe that by using cloth diapers they are just doing one more thing to “do their part” to protect and preserve the Earth for future generations.

Cloth diapers – Modern Developments

Those argumentative parents and grandparents may still have a thing or two to say to the modern parents who do choose to use cloth diapers because the cloth diapers of today are very different from the ones that they were using on their kids and grandkids way back when. Gone are the days of complicated folding methods and misplaced safety pins. Today’s cloth diapers are pre cut and shaped to cover baby’s nether regions quickly and easily. They also come with Velcro fasteners or snaps for ease in fastening. Best of all, many now have available a flushable, biodegradable paper lining that will catch solid waste, allowing it to be easily disposed of in the toilet so soiled and smelly diapers don’t sit around and there is no messy job of rinsing the solids away.

Cloth diapers are, in many ways, a thing of the past, but they are by no means gone forever. For the parent with financial or environmental concerns they are still a very viable option for clothing the bottoms of their babies.

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Diapering 101 – How to Fold and Use Cloth Diapers

reusable diapersLet’s skip right past the great diaper debate and assume that you’ve read what there is to read, done your soul-searching, and made your decision – and for your baby, it’s nothing but natural against that tender skin. Whether your decision is ecological, economical, or based on something else entirely, you’ve decided on cloth diapers for baby. Now it’s time for Diapering 101 – how do you turn a rectangle of cloth into a comfy cover for the little cherub?

Wash the diapers first

First things first. Never diaper your baby in a brand new cloth diaper straight from the plastic wrapping. Between the natural cotton and the manufacturing process, new diapers have a ‘waxy’ coating that cuts down on their absorbency and can irritate baby’s skin. Toss all your new diapers into the washer and run them through five or six cycles with detergent, bleach and the hottest water you can muster. If you’ve got a clothesline and a sunny day, that’s the best way to dry them.

Folding Diapers

You thought you had made your last choice when you picked cloth, did you? Think again. There are even more choices in 100% natural cloth diapers than there are in the disposable diapers aisle at the supermarket. Pre-folded, padded, flat-folded, nappy-style, all-in-ones, all-in-twos – it’s enough to make your head spin just trying to absorb it all. Add to that the choices in diaper covers – plastic pants? Nappy covers? Wool covers? Velcro, pin or one of the novelty diaper fasteners? For the purposes of this Diapering Baby class, we’ll assume that you’re using plain old flat-folds – a simple rectangle of absorbent cotton that may have a quilted layer running down the middle for extra absorbency. Here are several different methods of folding diapers, courtesy of moms, grandmas and the DyDee Company.

The Angel-Wing Fold

1. Lay the diaper lengthwise on the changing table. Fold the sides of the diaper in to the middle to form an absorbent pad.

2. Fold a few inches down at the front.

3. Unfold the sides at the back of the diaper, fanning them out.

4. Place the baby on the diaper, and pull the front up between his or her legs.

5. Holding the front against his belly, bring both sides of the back around to the front, and pin in place, pushing the pin through a few layers of diaper. You don’t have to go all the way through the diaper so that the pin is against baby’s skin.

Bikini Twist High-Cut Fold

1. Lay the diaper flat on the table.

2. Turn ONE END of the diaper completely over, twisting the diaper at the midpoint to form an absorbent pad.

3. Put the baby on the diaper (or the diaper under the baby, whichever is easier).

4. Pull the front of the diaper up between baby’s legs.

5. Pull back corners of the diaper around the baby, over the front corners and pin securely.

Double-Diaper For Heavy Wetters

1. Use one regular diaper and one infant size diaper. Lay regular diaper on table. Place infant size diaper in center.

2. Fold sides of infant diaper in, then fold sides of regular diaper in to cover the infant diaper.

3. Fold a few inches of the diaper front up, then fan the back of the diaper out to form angel wings.

4. Plop the baby in the middle of the diaper, and proceed as for the angel wing fold.

Whichever fold you choose to use, cover the whole thing with a diaper cover, smooch the little tyke and send him back off to play with a warm, dry bottom.

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Caring for Baby’s Clothes

caring for baby's clothesNew parents are full of concerns about what regular household activities may pose a threat or present problems for their newest family member. At some point the question about the best ways to wash baby clothing will arise. Parents typically ask whether there is a certain type off detergent that they should use, whether it is safe to wash baby clothes with the rest of the family’s clothing and what special steps should be taken with cloth diapers if they are being used.

Detergent

This is a valid concern. It is not atypical for certain detergents to irritate the skin of adults and older children, so it is certainly feasible that a baby’s tender and sensitive skin can be easily irritated by harsh detergents. There are several detergents on the market that are supposedly intended for baby’s clothing, but there is not much difference between them and other mild detergents. The best choice for parents to make in this area is to purchase mild detergent that is free from added colors and fragrances and wash the clothing in that. If the baby does develop a rash or seems to be experiencing skin discomfort of any kind, the first thing to do is consult the family pediatrician. The doctor may simply recommend that a different detergent be used, but will also be able to determine if there is a more serious problem.

Washing Baby Clothes with Family Clothes

Some parents feel that the baby’s clothing needs to be washed separately from that of the rest of the family. The rationale for this is that the other family members’ clothing could somehow taint or contaminate the baby’s. There is no reason to worry about this and it is perfectly safe to wash baby’s clothes and bedding along with everyone else’s. The exception to this rule is cloth diapers. If parents are using cloth diapers and washing them at home rather than using a diaper service, they must be washed apart from everything else.

Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers are fading into memory, replaced by the more convenient disposable brands that are on the market. For families that choose to use these, however, there are some special considerations. The most sanitary way to utilize reusable cloth diapers is to contract a diaper service. This will take away the hassle of washing the diapers at home and ensure that the replacement diapers are sterile. For families that choose to wash at home, the previous paragraph details that they should be kept separate from all other laundry. Storing the diapers until wash time must be done as sanitarily as possible. This means rinsing the cloth diaper in the toilet to remove solid wastes, then storing it in a pail until it is time to be washed. The pail should be covered to prevent odor and lined with a disposable or washable liner. The pail, lid, and liner should be cleaned whenever the diapers are and the soiled diapers should be washed at least twice weekly.

For more information on the care of baby’s clothes and cloth diapers, visit our authorized retailer site.

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How to Change my First Baby’s Diaper

how to change my first baby's diaperChanging diapers is perhaps the most dreaded baby care activity of all. In reality, however, diapering has become so much easier throughout the years. Whether you use disposable or cloth diapers, you will certainly be glad of the fact that they’re simpler to use and keep hold of more fluid with fewer incidents
of leakage. Then again, despite all the advancements in diapers, first-time parents would still find the need to resort to books on “My First Baby.” This is
only natural and the feelings of anxiety are fairly reasonable.

The “Modern Day” Diapers

Gone are the dreadful days of wiggly babies and diaper pins. In this day and age, you’re only required to put up with your squirmy baby. Cloth diapers have also become incredibly user-friendly. Many brands on the market are now referred to as “all in ones” (AIO).  They’re also more or less similar to a disposable
diaper in the sense that they can be fastened using Velcro straps.  Disposable diapers are also available everywhere. As a matter of fact, there is a plethora of brands from which you can choose ranging from a wide variety of
features and prices.

The “How-To” Guide

No matter what type of diaper you choose-cloth or disposable-the basics of changing diapers is pretty much the same.

1) Assemble your supplies

Gather up all the necessary articles before positioning your baby on the table. This way, you drive down the safety hazards that usually result from the need to leave the baby unattended to get the items you’ve forgotten to prepare. Open the diaper pack ahead of time and lay down everything on the table.  Make sure that the things you need are ready-to-use and just within your reach.

2) Safely position the baby

Most parents designate a specific area meant only for changing diapers. This can be as simple as a changing pad placed on top of a table, or as elaborate as a
“diaper changing” room that is complete with shelves and cabinets needed to accommodate all the necessary supplies.

If you’re using a table, see to it that you use a strap to hold the baby down and avoid the risks of falling. By no means should you leave your little one unattended on the table. After securing the baby on the changing pad, unfasten the old diaper. However, don’t remove it from underneath the baby yet. This
provides some leeway of safety lest the cold air motivates the baby to release more urine or poop.

3) Clean the baby’s skin

Hold the baby’s ankles and slowly lift his or her bottom up. Start cleaning the bottom part using the wet wipes you’ve prepared in advance. In case the area is profoundly soiled, you may use the front section of the old diaper to wipe the mess away. After cleaning the baby’s skin, pull out the dirty diaper and wipes
from under him or her and set them aside.

4) Change the diaper

Position the clean diaper under the baby and fasten the straps. For newborns, folding down the top part of the diaper is recommended. This way, you can make room for the umbilical cord. Don’t be scared to slip the diaper on snugly. Just imagine the mess it would make if it were too loose.

5) Clean up

After changing the baby’s diaper and putting some fresh clothes on, take the soiled diaper and criss-cross the straps to turn it into a little ball. Place it in a trash bin meant only for diapers. Don’t forget to use a hand sanitizer-or any liquid disinfectant-before holding your baby.

Those were just some of the fundamental things you need to learn with reference to concerns such as “how to change my first baby’s diaper.” Feel free to do
more research if you feel like it. Just remember to trust your instincts every time you care for your baby because not all guidelines on parenting works well
with every situation.

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Thirsties Duo Diaper Review

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This is our Thirsties Duo Diaper review.  If you want to purchase Thirsties Diapers click on the link below.

 

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No wonder, Thirsties Diapers are considered the perfect choice among many mothers. What most mothers want is a cloth diaper that’s easy to use and made of natural, organic fiber that prevents the baby’s soft, milky skin from getting rashes and promises complete comfort to the baby. The following review of Thirsties Duo diapers is going to give you clearer picture of the diaper and what mothers like and dislike about it.

 

Thirsties Diapers Review – What they are

Thirsties created its Duo line of diapers in an effort to increase affordability. The duo line consists of diapers available in 2 sizes, which can fit the baby from birth to potty. With your growing baby, you can adjust the diaper size and ensure that the diaper lasts twice as long. This makes the Thirsties Duo diapers easy to use as well as affordable.

Thirsties Duo Diaper review Grows with baby
Thirsties Duo diapers are among the best selling duo wraps. These provide perfect fit, yet are comfortable and breathable for the delicate skin. The micro-fleece liner is designed to be ultra soft, which ensures that the cloth touching the baby’s skin does not get wet, thus preventing rashes. Plus, the hemp insert is organic and super absorbent!

The unique feature of these diapers is the duo opening feature.  It makes stuffing and cleaning so easy and hassle free. You simply stuff the pocket as you would any other pocket diaper, but you can position and smooth the diaper from the other end.  What a great idea!   The durable hook and loop closures provide a secure fit for your sweetie pie. There is even no need to remove the inserts before washing, since the inserts are automatically going to get unattached from the diaper when you put it in the machine.

Review of Thirsties Diapers – Features

Thirsties Duo Diaper Features review· A two piece diaper with a waterproof sleeve and an absorbent insert.
· The inserts contain two layers of microfiber terry and five layers of hemp jersey,
which makes seven absorbing layers in all.
· Thirsties hemp jersey stands out of all others in the market. This thicker and
softer hemp jersey is custom designed especially in the US and holds for long. It
is designed for greater absorbency and prevents compression leakage.
· The hook and loop closure is durable and provides a snug fit.
· The signature leg gussets of Thirsties Duo diapers provide further leakage
protection, making it one of the most versatile diapers in the market.
· With the adjustable 2 size diapers, the Thirsties Duo diapers can be used from
birth to potty training.
– Duo openings provide for easy stuffing and removal of the inserts

Thirsties Diapers Review – What Moms Like

thirsties duo diapers are made in the usa reviewThirsties diapers have truly won the hearts of many mothers, with their designs that promise comfort to the baby. Many mothers loved the cute colors that these diapers
come in, while others found them simple to use. On the practical side, moms found the leg gussets to provide a snug fit and hold in the wetness.  Moms also loved the hemp inserts, finding them super absorbent.  Moms also liked the higher rise these diapers provide, making them a sure bet to fit baby till potty training.   The sleeve design makes these diapers a cinch to stuff.  An added feature is that removal of the insert is not required before washing.

Thirsties Diapers – What Moms Don’t Like

Though reviews were mostly inclined towards the positive side, there are always a few negative aspects.  While most mothers liked the leg gussets and absorbency, a few moms reported leakages.  We read a couple reviews about the velcro not holding up after multiple washes.  We also read a review about the elastic gussets staining.   Most moms said the diapers washed and dried well, but we did read a few reviews stating the opposite.

Thirsties Diapers Review – Overall Thoughts

Thirsties Duo Diapers RatingWe read over 170 reviews on 5 independent sites and the Thirsties Diaper came out a solid 4.0.  True testimony that moms really like this diaper.  Moms liked the quality of these made in the USA diapers and many moms said this is their number one choice in the diaper stack.    We conclude that the ease of use along with the snap closures, the seven-layered inserts and the leakage protection gussets are amazing features that make Thirsties Duo diapers the perfect choice. As of this writing the diapers have been reduced to $13.95 from our authorized retailer.  At this price, the diapers are perfectly affordable.

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Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

 

Home remedies for diaper rashBaby’s skin is the most sensitive and soft. At some time or another, most of babies do come down with diaper rashes despite our efforts to prevent them As the name implies, diaper rash is what appears in the area covered by a diaper. And almost every baby is affected by diaper rash at least once. For some it is rare occurrence, while for some babies, diaper rash is quite a frequent unwelcome guest.

The common cause of diaper rash is that the diaper area is usually covered 24 hours with a diaper; that is often wet and messy as urine mixes with feces. The warm moist setting is just perfect for diaper rash eruption.

Diaper rashes happen irrespective of whether your baby is wearing a disposable or cloth nappy.

Preventing diaper rash –

– Change diapers as soon as they get wet and messy.

– Wash and dry baby’s bottom, paying special attention to creases and skin folds at each change.

– Avoid using too much pressure or scrubbing to the bottom of the baby. Wipe or pat gently.

– Wipe from front to back, as you will avoid transferring bacteria to the genital area.

– Don’t tie or secure the diaper too tightly. Allow some room for air to flow inside.

– Avoid using harsh or perfumed soaps while washing cloth

– Avoid plastic diaper covers. (modern cloth diaper covers are generally not plastic, and made from breathable fabrics)

– Rinse cloth diapers thoroughly with very hot water.

– Change your baby’s diaper frequently.

– Let your baby go bare bottom from 15 min-30 min a few times a day. Exposing the baby’s skin to air is a natural way to healing.

– If you are using disposable diapers and your baby’s diaper rash is chronic, try switching to cloth diapers.

Home remedy for treatment of diaper rash

– Wash the baby’s bottom with running tap water after every bowel movement to give diaper rash relief.

– Dab dry rash area with a soft cloth and apply Vaseline or any rash-free creams or gel.

– Put some oatmeal in the bath water. Keep swishing the water around the area that has the diaper rash for about 15 minutes.

– Mix corn starch & Vaseline to make a paste. Put it on the rash and rash will be gone by the next diaper change unless it is really bad.

– Generously rub the lanolin oil over affected area. The lanolin forms a waxy coating over the area allowing it to heal and not become re-irritated with every diaper.

– Pour milk of magnesia all over the rash and next diaper change, the rash will be almost healed. Use until rash is disappears.

– Wash the baby’s bottom with warm water and dry it very good. Take vegetable oil and pour it in your hand. Then apply it to the diaper rash.

– Put plenty of Vaseline on baby and diaper. This forms a waterproof layer between baby’s skin and diaper.

The reader of this article should exercise all precautions while following instructions on the recipes from this article. Avoid using if you are allergic to something.  If a baby has severe diaper rash or open sores, consult your pediatrician.  The responsibility lies with the reader, not the site, and the writer.

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FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diaper Review

 

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“Mother knows best!” as the saying goes,  we are glad that you have decided to check out the Perfect Size FuzziBunz Diapers – a soft cloth touch against your babies’ bottom.   Here in this article we will review the brand on different merits; comfort, blow outs, convenience, dryness, aesthetics and affordability . All the information provided here has a sole purpose of guiding you to decide and choose the best diaper for you and your baby.

 

FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diaper Review –  What is it?

 

Perfect Size FuzziBunz diaper  is the trimmest fitting of all FuzziBunz diapers, using snap instead of Velcro or pins to give baby a customized fit and help him/her roam comfortably without leakage. FuzziBunz Perfect Sized diapers come in four different sizes from XS-XL with a one year guarantee.

The material used is high quality, sturdy and washer friendly. Colors are bright and fun. Fuzzibunz Perfect Size Diapers are an easy-to-adjust pocket-style diaper engineered for overnight use (Blessing parents!), as these can accommodate two inserts without making the baby uncomfortable.

 

prefect size fuzzibunz diaper review featuresPerfect Size FuzziBunz Diapers – Features:

  • Stretchable Elastic Around legs:  This provides baby a more cozy and comfortable experience by not restricting blood flow. Elastic also sits well around the thigh curves leaving no gaps for leakage. With patented FuzziBunz leg-elastic, mothers don’t need to worry about awful red rashes around their babies’ milky soft skin.
  • Patented Fleece (Inside layer):  Most diapers lack fleece lining. The fleece used is an ultra-soft magic material that allows the liquid to pass through without being absorbent. Meaning, in all Perfect Sized FuzziBunz diapers water is drained to the inserts underneath keeping the inner lining (Fleece) dry against the baby surface. No moisture – no rashes.  Genius!
  • Double (Thigh and legs) Snap:  Avoid the fuss of Velcro that wears out quickly or 1960’s style pins. FuzziBunz diaper offers thigh and waist line snaps that are not only durable AND sturdy but also adjust to your baby’s size. Meaning with button-styled snaps no matter what waistline your little gem carries, you can adjust the button to suit him perfectly.
  • Back pocket:  Through back pocket, you can easily put or take out the inserts (stuffing). With each purchase, one insert is given free. You can adjust diaper absorbency by inserting up to two microfiber inserts at a time.
  • Colorful PUL:  PUL stands for poly urethane lamination. This outer material of cloth diaper is okay with your daily laundry routine and isn’t destroyed by normal detergent. FuzziBunz  is currently offering PUL in 13 exciting colors.
  • Wider pocket openings for easier stuffing, allow for multiple inserts
  • Made from  100% polyester with a waterproof PUL (Polyurethane Laminate) inside the pocket
  • BPA Free, Phthalate Free, Latex Free, Lead Free
  • Exclusive FuzziBunz Diapers Lifetime Warranty
  • 4 month hassle free returns and exchanges from authorized retailer
  • Free shipping from authorized retailer

 

FuzziBunz Diapers Perfect Size – What Moms Like

 

fuzzibunz diapers perfect size review sizing guideFuzziBunz diapers have been around a while and are extremely popular, so there was no shortage of reviews for us to read.  It’s quite obvious that there are two qualities that mom’s absolutely love about FuzziBunz Perfect Size diapers.  First, almost all moms agree the sized diapers offer a trim, perfect fit, from newborn to potty training.  They preferred the sized diapers over the one size hands down.  Second, many moms commented on the super absorbency and the fleece lining that kept their baby’s bottom dry, wicking the moisture to the pocket insert.  Really, what more could you want from a diaper?

Additionally, moms commented that there was little to no leakage and blowouts.  Moms like the large pockets and thought they were easy to stuff.  Moms also noted that the diapers wash up really well, but because they were so absorbent, expect a long drying time. Moms rated these diapers a great value because of their durability, longevity, and the fact that FuzziBunz replaces the elastic leg inserts for free.

 

FuzziBunz Perfect Sized Diapers- What Moms don’t like

 

There wasn’t much criticism available against Perfect Size FuzziBunz Diapers to share with you, however, a few mothers thought the PUL on the inside was sticky, and made it difficult to stuff the insert into the pocket.  A few commented about not having enough color choices. Where FuzziBunz two other product lines – FuzziBunz elite and FuzziBunz® One size seem to carry vast range of vivid colors and prints, we can only hope that we will see a few new colors added here soon.  A few moms thought these diapers were not suited for their newborns, and had a hard time getting them to fit.

 

Tips to Make Your FuzziBunz Diaper Experience Better:

  • Wash with chemical-free soap like Charlie’s instead of detergent if you have soft water available to you, but if you have hard water running than solid detergents like Tide are fine too.
  • To avoid leakage check thighs with your fingers and see that elastic is nestled perfectly without gaps.
  • To avoid rashes, don’t slather your baby’s bottom with ointment or balm.
  • Cloth diapers are safer than disposable ones when it comes to giving a rash, but the moisture from the balm and the heat can cause problems. Always wipe ointments with a flannel tissue or massage and wait until it dries before helping the baby into the diaper.

 

Perfect Size FuzziBunz Diapers – Overall Thoughts

 

fuzzibunz perfect size diaper ratingWe read over 190 reviews on 5 independent sites and the FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diaper received an overall rating of 4.2.  This is a pocket style diaper.  What makes this diaper unique is that it comes in 4 different sizes so you can easily get a trim fit.  Also, it comes with a soft fleece lining that wicks away wetness and keeps your baby drier.  We love FuzziBunz great warranty and customer service.  The Perfect Size ranges in price from $13.95 to $16.95 depending on the size purchased.  They come with free shipping from our authorized retailer. We highly recommend Perfect Size FuzziBunz diapers.

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bumGenius Freetime Review | bumGenius AIO One-Size

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bumGenius Freetime

 

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We can’t help but love the bumGenius Freetime One-Size All-in-One Cloth Diapers.  This diaper has it all!  The diaper features BG’s patent pending exclusive butterfly closing system which provides a trim, comfortable fit.  The hassle-free design makes cloth diapering your baby as simple as applying a disposable. The “no-stuff” system featured in these diapers makes them a perfect solution when your baby is in the care of a sitter who may not have the time to stuff a pocket diaper.

Using this diaper is a snap (pun intended!)  Just adjust the diaper to the size you need using the sturdy snaps on the front, put it on your little one, wash it, dry it and re-use it.  That’s it!  What could be simpler? There’s literally nothing more to do.  No stuffing is required, and no cover is needed.

This is the perfect diapering solution for the extra busy mom.   bumGenius Freetime AIO one-size diapers should fit most babies who weigh from 7 to 35 pounds.

bumGenius Freetime Review – Features

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bumGenius Freetime Features

bumGenius Freetime One-Size All-in-One Cloth diapers have all the quality features found in the bumGenius brand.

  • As with all BG diapers, these have long lasting snaps that  keep the diapers from falling of active babies, and keep them from being pulled off older babies.
  • The BG Freetime has lots of room to fit your bigger baby.
  • It has the bumGenius exclusive 3×3 snap down design that can adjust to fit any sized baby between 7-35 lbs.
  • The dipaers also have stretch tabs that are comfortable, snug and trim, providing your child a customized fit.
  • BG Freetime has a waterproof insert, which means no more tummy leaks.
  • No stuff cloth diaper allows for more free time for mom
  • Patented butterfly design and has dual rows of snaps guarantee a sleek fit everytime
  • Gentle elastic around the leg helps to contain baby’s mess
  • Inserts are semi-attached to make drying faster
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty and 4 month hassle free returns with our authorized retailer.
  • Free shipping provided by our authorized retailer
  • Quality materials:  inner and outer 100% polyester, insert 80% polyester/20% nylon.  Materials are free of BPA, Phthalate, Latex, Lead

Review of bumGenius Freetime AIO – What moms like

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bumGenius Freetime Size Chart

The overall concensus is that Moms LOVE the ease and simplicity of the bumGenius Freetime  one step diaper.  They love the grab and go convenience, much like a disposable.  Moms praised that they no longer have to stuff inserts into diapers.  Moms also noted that dads and grandparents found these diapers simple and easy to use.   Moms also agree that these diapers have a great fit and no leaking. Many moms commented that these diapers were easy to wash, and quick to dry as the absorbent pads unfold easily in the washer and dryer.

bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers review – what moms don’t like

A few moms complained that the bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers were bulky, and leaked.  One mom wrote that the opening flaps were a poop catcher, but she admitted a diaper sprayer would solve this problem.  One mom did not like that the diapers were synthetic, but BG has organic options.

bumGenius Freetime one size review – overall thoughts

bumGenius Freetime RatingWe looked at 107 reviews from actual moms who have used bumGenius Freetime for an average rating of over 4.5.  We did not read one negative review.  That’s a lot of diaper love!  For moms who want nothing but the the best for their babies, the bumGenius Freetime is a great choice.  The outer cover is made of a waterproof soft material and keeps the diaper snug on your baby, no matter her size or age.  The fabric inside is soft and sueded and super absorbent, wicking the moisture away from baby’s sensitive skin.   Elastic in the back and leg openings is extremely stretchy and is rolled to trap in baby’s mess.

The bumGenius Freetime cloth diaper starts at $19.95 each and volume pricing is available.  This diaper combines the economy and versatility of one-size with the efficiency of  the all in one.  We highly recommend bumGenius Freetime cloth diapers.

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FuzziBunz Elite Review

 

 

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FuzziBunz Elite

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This is our FuzziBunz Elite Review.  If you want to purchase FuzziBunz Elite cloth diapers click on the link below.

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A super popular one size cloth diaper, FuzziBunz Elite offers an internal adjustable elastic band in the waist and legs enabling them to grow as your baby grows – from newborn all the way to potty training. As with all one size diapers, this style is friendly on the family budget since you won’t have to continuously buy different sized diapers as your baby outgrows them.  The FuzziBunz Elite is designed to fit babies from 7 up to 35 lbs.

FuzziBunz Elite are completely reusable, making them extremely earth friendly.  One of the best features of this diaper is that the elastic strips can easily be replaced if they ever wear out, and no sewing required!  This extends the life of the diaper making it ideal for growing families.

Diapering your baby has never been more simple.  There’s no complicated series of snaps to figure out, as with other brands.  You merely make adjustments to the internal elastic strips in the waist and leg to create a custom fitted diaper.

FuzziBunz Elite One Size Review – Features

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FuzziBunz Elite Features

FuzziBunz Elite diapers have these features:

  • Customized fit by adjusting the leg and waist elastic strips
  • Easy pocket stuffing due to wider openings in pocket and crotch, allowing for multiple inserts
  • New, more generous sizing for a wider range of babies
  • No sew replaceable elastic strips to extend the life of your diaper.  FuzziBunz will replace the strips FREE.
  • Solid and sturdy snaps that stay put on active and inquisitive babies and hold up to wash after wash
  • 2 Microfiber Inserts providing exceptional absorbency (one newborn insert and one larger insert)
  • Made of 100% polyester with a Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) water-proof layer inside the pocket
  • BPA Free, Phthalate Free, Latex Free, Lead Free
  • FuzziBunz Diapers Lifetime Warranty
  • 4 month hassle free returns and exchanges from authorized retailer
  • Free shipping from authorized retailer

Review of FuzziBunz Elite – What Moms Like

Moms really like how easy it is to use Fuzzy Bunz Elite.  They like the fact that there are not a ton of snaps on the diaper, and that the diaper lies flat after snapping them on.  Mostly, moms like the easy to adjust elastic feature.  Moms also like the 2013 version with the wider pocket, which makes stuffing much easier.  Most moms liked the new microfleece inserts over the previous minkey inserts.  The microfleece is much more absorbent, and leaks are contained.  Moms also really like the replaceable elastic bands and lifetime free replacements, although they are still not easy to replace. Several moms commented that these diapers were easy to wash.  Moms also commented that these diapers really will last till potty training.  Moms also rave about the easy to replace elastic strips.

FuzziBunz Elite Cloth Diapers – What moms don’t like

We read a lot of FuzziBunz Elite reviews from moms complaining about the fit.  Moms who were familiar with the older version of this diaper did not like the new, more generous sizing, which they said was bulkier.  Moms complained that the inserts were difficult to stuff, and no way dads could do it.  Also, there’s no vertical adjustment.

FuzziBunz Elite Review – Overall Thoughts

We analyzed 99 reviews from 4 different sites written by actual moms on the FuzziBunz Elite and the overall rating was a 3.4.  This one size pocket diaper is an economical choice for families  The colors and patterns are really cute.  The snaps stay secure and the elastic bands provide a customized fit.  The elastic bands are easy to replace, and no sewing is required.  FuzziBunz Elite even replaces these strips for FREE.

FuzziBunz Elite start at $19.95 and volume pricing is available.  Fuzzy Bunz offers a complete guarantee on their product.  One mom wrote that she had all of her diapers replaced with no hassle.

FuzziBunz completely redesigned the FuzziBunz Elite for 2013.  We made every effort to capture the opinions of moms who purchased the newer model.  Our conclusion is some moms really love the newer model for the generous sizing,  microfleece inserts and improved absorbency.  Other moms loved the older model for the trim fit and softer minkey inserts (however they did leak). If you are doing your own research, keep in mind that this diaper has changed.

FuzziBunz is a very popular brand that produces quality products.  We think FuzziBunz Elite is a fine diaper, and have no problem recommending them.  You may want to review some other diapers on our site that are rated higher.  Click here to see other reviews of top selling diapers: Best Cloth Diaper Reviews.

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Grovia Diapers – AI2 Hybrid Review

 

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This is our Grovia Diaper – AI2 Hybrid review.  If you are looking for an official retailer of Grovia Diapers click the link below.

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The Grovia diaper AI2 hybrid is truly a unique approach to cloth diapering.  As with all hybrid diapers, or AI2 diapers, the diaper is engineered to have 2 parts, the absorbent inner soaker and the waterproof outer shell, or cover.  The Grovia diaper hybrid system is unlike any other AI2 out there because if offers 2 different types of shells and 3 different types of absorbent inserts, including a biodegradable disposable insert.  These options make it possible for parents to create a diaper system that meets their baby’s needs and their lifestyle demands.

Grovia Diapers AI2 – How the hybrid system works

Grovia Diaper Hybrid systemThe Grovia hybrid diaper is pretty easy to use.  There’s just 3 simple steps:

1.  Choose your shell (or cover)

2.  Choose your absorbency layer – organic cotton, stay dry or biodegradable disposable

3.  Snap in (or use adhesive) and go!

 

 

Grovia Diapers – Hybrid Features

  • Grovia Diaper hybrid FeaturesDesigned to fit babies from 8 to 30 pounds
  • Materials contain no dioxins
  • Inner body – 100% polyester mesh
  • Outer – 100% water resistant polyester TPU (not PUL like other brands)
  • Cloth Inserts have built in snaps and disposable inserts have adhesive strips to keep soakers in place
  • Covers come in 2 styles – snap front and hook front.  Both styles have durable snaps that let you adjust diaper rise so the diaper will grow with your baby
  • Leg prevent leaks
  • Waterproof shells can be wiped clean between changes and worn several times before they need washing
  • Shells are made with a thermal lamination method that is solvent-free.  Truly an eco-friendly and safe product.

Grovia Diapers – Hybrid Soakers

Organic cotton soaker – exclusively made from IMO-certified organic cotton

Stay Dry Soaker Pad – 4 layers of a hemp cotton blend topped with a micro fleece layer of 100% polyester

BioSoaker®pad – patented process uses compostable and renewable materials to minimize impact to the environment and to safeguard your baby from possibly toxic compounds present in standard disposables

Review of Grovia Diapers AI2 – What moms like the hybrids

Moms not only love the Grovia cloth diapers AI2 hybrids, they love, love, love them!  Seriously, this was the most frequent comment we found on the 100+ reviews we read.  Moms love the hybrid concept, no stuffing and no reaching into a pocket to retrieve a soiled insert.  They love how easy the soakers snap in and out.  Moms love the fit.  Moms said there were no leaks and no blowouts, thanks to the leg gussets.  One mom commented she has been using for them for 16 months with absolutely no issues.  Some moms indicated they had tried several other brands and Grovia hybrid diapers were “hands down” the best choice out there.  Many moms commented that these diapers were a great investment and great value.  But most of all, moms love the biodegradable soaker option for traveling or when on the go.  Also, many moms commented on the adorable shells.

Grovia Diapers –  What moms don’t like about the hybrids

There were very few negative comments about Grovia diaper hybrids that we read, but here’s what we learned.  Two moms commented these diapers did not fit their newborns, however one of the moms was glad she gave them a second chance once her baby was a few months older.  One mom commented she could not get the breastfed poop stains out.  One mom commented the soakers take a long time to dry.  One mom tried to return used soakers after not using them for a year, and was upset the company did not comply.

Grovia Diapers Review– Final thoughts on hybrids

Grovia Diapers RatingWe read 133 reviews found on 4 different sites and the Grovia Diaper hybrid system gets an enthusiastic 4.55 rating from moms.   We contacted the company to learn where the diapers are manufactured.  Their response was:  the shells and soaker pads are made fairly and conscientiously in China.

From a cost perspective, hybrids typically are a bigger upfront investment than other cloth diapering options because you purchase shells and inserts separately.   We contacted Grovia for their recommendation of how many shells and soakers are needed.  Their answer was 12 shells & 24 soaker pads, which is congruent with other hybrid diaper manufacturer’s recommendations.  Grovia offers a Live package which includes the recommended shells and soakers as well as 4 booster pads.  The cost per diaper breaks down to approx. $33 depending on which option you select, Stay Dry or organic.  As reported above, moms seemed to think that the Grovia cloth diapers hybrid system is a good investment and a good value.

The Grovia hybrid has earned several awards for best diaper from some recognized authorities on baby care.   We agree with the awards and with moms and highly recommend Grovia Diaper Hybrids as a great cloth diapering option.

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bumGenius 4.0 Review

 

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bumGenius 4.0

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It’s no wonder bumGenius 4.0 is one of the biggest selling cloth diapers out there.  This one size cloth diaper is a pocket style with a trim fit and the micro fleece insert provides superior absorbency.  The BG 4.0 version features a patented 3×3 snap closure system which provides your growing by lots of adjustable sizing.

The bumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper comes with two diaper inserts;  an adjustable one-size insert and a newborn insert that doubles as an overnight absorbency booster (also handy for your heavy wetter).

These diapers are designed to fit babies between 7 and 35 or more pounds, however, the ideal fit is for babies 12 pounds and up.  Because of the added absorbency feature, these diapers make a great overnight diaper.   The available styles come in brights, pastels and even patterns.

Review of the bumGenius 4.0 – Features

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bumGenius 4.0 Features

  • The bumGenius 4.0 One Size Cloth diaper has many features and benefits, including a patented outer cover is leak proof and stretch-to-fit sides that provide a customized form and fit for your baby.
  • The BG 4.0 also has user-friendly  sturdy snap closures which provide an improved fit for your active baby.
  • The patented water-proof insert stops leaks at the tummy.
  • The two diaper inserts that are included with the diaper bundle are sized for your newborn, and a one size insert for your growing baby.
  • The diaper sizing is adjustable due to the new patented 3×3 snap design.  The updated soft elastic around the legs prevents leaks
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty and 4 month hassle free returns with our authorized retailer.
  • Free shipping provided by our authorized retailer
  • Quality materials:  Inner and outer made from 100% polyester which is PBA free, Latex free, Phthalate free and Lead free

bumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diaper Review – What moms like

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bumGenius 4.0 Size Chart

There are tons of positive reviews revealing what moms like about the bumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper, but the feature that has the most resounding praise is the new snap closure system.  With this feature, the BG 4.0 now rivals the more expensive FuzziBuns brand.

The snap closures are a little harder to fasten than the BG 3.0 Velcro closures when wrangling with  a squirming baby, but they fasten securely and don’t pop open, even on an active baby.  Moms love that.

Another feature moms like is the easily replaceable elastic – which greatly extends the life of your diapers.  Moms think the BG 4.0 diapers have better absorbency, think the stretchy tabs make a better fit, and are crazy about the color options.

bumGenius4.0 Diapers Review – What moms don’t like

There were not too many unfavorable things written about the bumGenius 4.0 diapers, but here’s what we’ve found.  Because they are one size, they can be bulky (although moms admitted the bulkiness added to the absorbency).  We read several reviews that said these diapers are not suited for babies under 13 lbs.  A mom of twins said she spent lots of time stuffing inserts into diapers, but that complaint can apply to all pocket style diapers.  And there were a few complaints about removing the liners and rinsing the pockets, although moms did acknowledge that a poop sprayer made the job much easier. One reviewer preferred hemp inserts over the microfleece inserts that come with the diapers.

bumGenius 4.0 Review – Overall thoughts

bumGenius 4.0 ratingWe looked at almost 300 reviews of the bumGenius 4.0 diaper, and the overall rating was 4.5.  That’s a lot of proof that moms really like this diaper.  We also were not able to find one negative review of this product. This product is manufactured in the United States, and in a quality controlled factory in Egypt.  The microfleece inserts are manufactured in China.

The bumGenius 4.0 cloth diaper prices start at $17.95 each and volume pricing is available.  Although not as inexpensive as the traditional prefold diaper, the bumGenius 4.0 is an extremely economical cloth diaper option.  Not only will it grow with your baby, but because of it’s long life expectancy, it will meet the needs of your growing family.   We highly recommend bumGenius 4.0 diapers.

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Best Bottom Diapers Review

 

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The Best Bottom diapers one-size snap is a popular AI2, or hybrid diaper.  It offers great customized fit, convenience and economy.  Read our review to understand why moms really like Best Bottom diapers.

Best Bottom diapers are truly a diaper system.  You purchase your shells and inserts separately.  The shells are one size, fitting babies from newborn up to 35 lbs.  The the snap system will grow with your baby.  The inserts come in 3 sizes and various materials.  With this system you really have the ability to customize the fit, absorbency and materials touching your baby’s bottom.

Best Bottom Cloth Diapers – How does it work?

Best Bottom diapers system is flexible and simple.

best bottom diapers system review1. Align front snaps to find the perfect size for your baby

2. Snap the Best Bottom insert to the diaper shell

3. Place the customized diaper on your baby

4. To change, unsnap soiled insert and snap in a clean one

5. If necessary, wipe the shell clean.  This can be done several times before you need to wash the shell.

Best Bottom Diapers Review – Features

  • Double layer PUL is waterproof and wipe-able on the inside
  • Inserts available in 3 sizes, two styles (stay dry and overnight) and two materials (synthetic and organic)
  • best bottom diapers featuresspecialized leg gussets contain leaks and blowouts
  • adjustable rise has 4 settings, and overlapping snap closures
  • trim, customized fit
  • made in the USA
  • quality materials
  • organic options
  • 4  month hassle free returns from our authorized retailer
  • free shipping from our authorized retailer

Review of Best Bottoms Diapers – Inserts

best bottom diapers insertsBest Bottoms diapers have their own unique inserts that snap securely right into the shells, giving you the ability to adapt your diaper to your baby’s needs, and making these diapers a trim fit.   The two styles are regular and overnight.  Each style is available in either synthetic or organic materials.  The synthetic inserts are the Stay Dry option and are composed of multiple layers of ultra absorbent microfiber capped with a special soft pill-resistant fleece that pulls moisture away from your baby’s bottom so they feel dry.  The organic inserts are made out of layers of organic cotton/hemp and capped with a soft finish of organic cotton/hemp fleece.

The inserts come in three sizes: Small: birth-14lbs, Medium: 11-22lbs, Large: 16-35lbs.

Best Bottoms Cloth Diapers – What moms like

Moms seemed to like everything about Best Bottom Diapers.  The overwhelming praise was for the trim and perfect fit.  Moms love that the shell is easily cleaned between changings.  They also like the fact that you only have to carry inserts around in your diaper bag, meaning less to carry.  Moms also commented that the inserts are super absorbent and the diapers simply do not leak. Moms love the Stay Dry insert, which wicks the wetness away so effectively, baby’s bottom stays dry.  Mom’s said the inserts and shell wash up well.  Moms also thought the Best Bottom diapers are very well made and sturdy.  Moms commented that these diapers are dad and grandparent friendly, as well.

Best Bottoms Diapers AI2 – What moms don’t like

There were only a few negative reviews of Best Bottom diapers.  A couple of moms commented that their chubby babies were growing out of them.  Moms said this diaper does not do well for a baby less than 8 pounds.  Only one mom complained about the insert not fitting, and only one mom complained about them not washing well.

Best Bottoms Diapers – Overall Thoughts

best bottom diapers ratingWe looked at 167 reviews for Best Bottoms Diapers and the overall rating from moms was 4.36.   Best Bottoms Diapers are a system.  The shell price is $16.95.  The inserts range from $3.95 to $9.95 depending on the style and materials selected.  Best Bottoms recommends purchasing 8-10 one size shells and 18-24 inserts per size.  Using these recommendations, and assuming a mix of synthetic diaper inserts, we calculated a price per diaper system of $28.08.  Keep in mind that packages are available that will reduce this price.  Clearly moms felt the extra expense in a hybrid AI2 diaper was well worth the convenience, fit and quality.   We agree with moms and highly recommend Best Bottoms diapers.

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bumGenius Elemental Review | Organic Cotton Cloth Diaper

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We reviewed the bumGenius Elemental because many moms prefer only all natural, organic fibers coming in contact with their baby’s precious skin.

The completely redesigned BG Elemental is a favorite among moms, as you will discover from reading this review.

bumGenius Elemental AIO Review – What it is

The bumGenius Elemental is a one-size all-in-one diaper featuring a super soft and absorbent, 100% organic cotton soaker layer on the inside. Like all the bumGenius one-size diapers, the Elemental provides a snug fit with their award winning design using stretchy tabs and snap fasteners. These “no stuff” diapers are so hassle free and easy to use, they are perfect for the busy mom (is there any other kind?) and the baby sitter alike.

It’s literally a snap to apply this diaper on your baby. Simple adjustments using the durable snap closures create a tailor-made fit for your little sweetie, from 7 to 35 lbs in weight. When it’s time for a change, just remove, wash, dry and use it again. There are no other steps required, and absolutely no stuffing involved.

Review of bumGenius Elemental one-size – Features

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bumGenius Elemental New Features

The bumGenius Elemental has been totally redesigned for 2013. It has the basic standard features that the BG brand is famous for, and some unique features (noted in italics) you won’t find in other BG diapers.

  • Leak resistant – 6 layers of ultra absorbent 100% organic cotton are attached to a waterproof outer liner
  • 1 step design means no stuffing required!
  • BG’s famous double rows of snap closures and stretchy butterfly design for a trim shape
  • Improved inside design – the cotton insert is attached to the inside flap of the PUL, at the front and back only. This reduces wicking and increases the life of the diaper.
  • Encased elastic leg openings – prevent blowouts!
  • Simply tuck any kind of insert under the inner soaker to increase absorbency as needed
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Sustainable materials
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty and 4 month hassle free returns with our authorized retailer
  • Free shipping provided by our authorized retailer

bugenius elemental is made in the USA reviewFor best results organic diapers must be prepped before using them on your baby. Wash diapers 5-7 times in hot water using a little diaper detergent. This process conditions the natural fibers, increasing their absorbency and shrinking them to fit neatly inside the outer shell.

bumGenius Elemental Cloth Diaper Review – What moms like

bumGenius Elemental Standard Features review chart

bumGenius Elemental Standard Features

Moms who choose bumGenius Elemental love the fact that it’s made of 100% organic cotton, and extremely absorbent. They love that the diapers are as easy to use as disposables.

Moms found these diapers to be pretty leak and blowout proof, as the design stretches at the waist and legs, leaving no gaps. They also loved the fact that extra liners can easily be inserted to increase the absorbency for nighttime use.

bumGenius Elemental cloth diaper review Size Chart

bumGenius Elemental Size Chart

Moms also commented about the soft feel of the outer waterproof shell, which was more fabric-like than most PUL. Moms also noted how these diapers were toddler proof as well, because the durable snap closures are too difficult for a toddler to maneuver. One mom even said her baby prefers these diapers to all others, probably because they are so soft and comfortable. Many moms commented about how well made the diapers are, and how well they hold up to multiple washings.

bumGenius Elemental AIO Review – What moms don’t like

There was not too much about about bumGenius Elemental that moms don’t like. Only a handful of moms preferred the old BG Elemental over the new redesigned version. They don’t like the new flip design, the more generous sizing and the exposed PUL around the legs, which could irritate some babies. A few moms thought these diapers were pricey, however 100% organic cotton is a more expensive material than synthetic.

The biggest complaint about these diapers is the wash time and especially the dry time. Some moms said they had to use extra rinse water, some moms said they had to use extra drying minutes, which possibly defeats the eco-benefits of using a diaper made of sustainable materials. Moms who prefer to dry their diapers on an indoor laundry line said the diapers take more than 24 hours to dry, however moms who dry outdoors had no complaints, and said the sun did a wonderful job of keeping the diapers clean and sparkling.

bumGenius Elemental Review – Overall thoughts

bumgenius elemental ratingWe read 106 reviews for bumGenius Elemental and the overall rating was a solid 4.0.

Obviously, these diapers are going to be preferred by moms who want a sustainable, 100% organic cotton fabric next to their baby’s tush.

The bumGenius Elemental starts at $24.95 each and volume pricing is available. This organic diaper is a bit pricier than its synthetic counterparts. This is a quality product, as the BG brand is known for. Based on the tremendous positive reviews from real moms, we highly recommend the bumGenius Elemental one-size all-in-one diaper.

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All In One Cloth Diapers | Why You Want to Consider Them for Your Baby

 

all in one cloth diapersAll in one cloth diapers, also known as AIO cloth diapers,  are a great option for parents who want an easy, convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable diapers.

There are several things that are true of all cloth diapers. First of all, as the name implies, they are made of cloth. Most often, they are constructed from polyester, cotton (of either the organic or standard variety), wool or hemp. Second, they can be washed and reused, saving landfills from piles of disposable diapers and saving you the cost of having to purchase them over and over again.

All in one cloth diapers – Common features

The modern cloth diapers today, including the all in one cloth diaper, have a couple of different configurations, but all are composed basically of the same components:  the absorbency component, which is the insert or soaker and the waterproof component which is the cover or wrap.   How these components are put together defines the style of diaper.

For a “diaper wrap” there are two distinct pieces, the cloth and the wrap.  The wrap is the waterproof cover and the cloth can be a countour or fitted diaper, or a flat diaper that merely gets folded and placed inside the wrap.  Today’s diaper covers come in a variety of waterproof cloth materials, such as fleece, cotton, polyester or wool.

A “diaper insert”, or pocket diaper, also has two distinct parts.  The wrap has a cloth pocket that can accommodate an absorbent insert that’s usually pre-made, but a folded flat diaper works also.

All in one cloth diapers – why they’re different

Lastly, there is the popular “all in one” concept, where the absorbent material and the waterproof outer wrap are sewn together as one piece.

One of the advantages of using an all in one cloth diaper system is that it is much simpler than the other two options. There are no interlocking pieces to put together or take apart, or to move out of place as your baby or toddler moves around during the day. All in one cloth diapers will generally be fastened by snaps, hook closures, or Velcro. In short, they are the closest thing that you can get to the experience of disposable diapers while still reaping all of the benefits of using cloth diapers.

One of the specific advantages of all in one cloth diapers over the other two styles is that they are so easy to use that even people who are not used to using cloth diapers, but rather have always used disposable diapers, can easily make the transition to diapering a baby using the all in one solution.

All in one cloth diapers – the cloth advantage

A huge advantage of using cloth diapers is the cost savings. Although they cost more per each individual unit, that cost is quickly recouped because you do not throw the individual diaper away but rather wash and reuse it.

If you are just starting on the journey to cloth diapering, or even if you are still on the fence, all in one cloth diapers are a great way to transition from disposables.

If you want to learn more about all in one cloth diapers, or other types of cloth diapers check out our cloth diaper comparison chart.   Click here to read a review of our recommended all in one cloth diaper.

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Natural Diapers | Why Organic is Good for Your Baby

 

natural diapersWhat are the benefits of using natural diapers?   Great, you’ve decided you want to use cloth diapers on your baby.  You already figured out that cloth diapers are better for the environment, better for your baby and better for your budget.

You’ve waded through the stacks of information and figured out the type of diaper you want to try:  all-in-one, hybrid, contour, pocket, fitted or flat.  Now you have to decide on the material.  Do you want polyester, cotton or certified 100% cotton?  The choices can boggle a sane mom’s mind.

Typically, the polyester diapers and inserts have better absorbency and wash and dry easier than the cottons and 100% organic cotton diapers.  So why even consider all natural diapers made from 100% certified cotton?

Natural Diapers – For your baby’s health

First of all, organic cotton found in natural diapers is one of the healthiest materials that you can choose to put up against your baby’s skin all day long.  Synthetic and even cotton cloth diapers which are not specifically designated as being organic can have negative effects on your baby’s skin.

When dealing with both standard cotton and synthetic materials, you can assume that there were a lot of chemicals used in the creation and or processing which resulted in the final material. That is just a given. If the label doesn’t specify organic, then you know that chemicals were definitely used.

Natural Diapers – Chemical free

However, by sticking with natural diapers made from organic cotton, you can be confident that your baby is being swaddled with a chemical free material. Organic cotton is grown without ever using pesticides. It does not contain toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde or chlorine. With standard cotton, these toxins are often used to make the material whiter than it appears in nature, to create an artificial texture to the material, and to treat it so it will absorb color dye, minimize shrinkage, resist wrinkles and be fire retardant.

If you want to be completely sure that your baby is having a 100 percent organic diapers experience with regards to the cloth that is touching his or her skin all day every day, then you need to purchase natural diapers which have been certified organic. Make sure you read the labels – it is one of the most responsible things you can do for your children!

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Reusable Diapers | 5 Solid Reasons Why You’ll Want to Start Using Them Today!

 

reusable diapersWhen you hear the phrase reusable diapers I can only imagine the things which immediately spring to mind. Some of the perceived disadvantages of using cloth diapers are that they are messy, they are expensive, and they are a lot more work for the new mothers that use them.

None of these things could be further from the truth! In fact, you will find that the opposite of these misconceptions is actually true!

If you are a new mother, or are soon to be one, take a moment and check out these five powerful advantages of using cloth diapers for your baby.

Reusable Diapers – Why you want to use them

1 – First, reusable diapers are so much better for the environment. When you utilize cloth diapers, you are doing your part to keep from filling up landfills prematurely.

2 – Second, reusable diapers are now made from incredibly soft and comfortable fabrics and contain super absorbent pads. They not only feel good against your baby’s skin, but they are also a much healthier alternative for a material to be constantly rubbing against your baby’s sensitive skin than the synthetic plastic that disposable diapers are constructed of.

3 – Third, reusable diapers are incredibly easy to put on and take off of the baby. Many people actually feel that they are much easier than disposable diapers. When you are initially getting into the routine of changing your baby’s diaper, it can be daunting to develop the necessary skills and dexterity to successfully swaddle your tiny baby.  Today’s reusable diapers help in this endeavor because they are incredibly simple to put on and take off.

4 – Fourth, you do not need to pay for an expensive laundry service to wash today’s reusable diapers – they are easy to wash in your own washer and dry great on a clothes line or in your dryer at home.

5 – Fifth, you will save quite a bit of money on buying an endless supply of disposable diapers when you opt for the reusable diaper route!

Reusable Diapers – Better ROI than disposables

Granted, going all in on reusable cloth diapers is not a solution that will appeal to everyone. There is a certain amount of investment on your part, both financially and in time and effort. However, over the course of time you, your baby, your family and the planet will see a huge return on your investment in reusable diapers.

If you want to learn more about how reusable cloth diapers are more economical than disposables, follow this link.  If you want more information on the best reusable diapers check out our cloth diaper reviews by clicking here.

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PUL Fabric in Cloth Diapers | Is This Safe for my Baby?

 

pul fabricWhat is PUL fabric, and why is it important in a cloth diaper?  If you are new to cloth diapering, you’ve undoubtedly encountered a whole new vocabulary that you need to learn.   Not only do you have to figure out all the types of diapers out there, (AIO AI2, One-Size to name a few), but you need to understand the components they are made from.

After all, you’ve made the conscious decision to go the cloth diaper route, you are obviously concerned about the materials touching your baby’s skin.  So in your search for the best cloth diaper, you’ve came across this term “PUL”.  It sure doesn’t sound all natural, does it?  In fact, it sounds like the exact opposite of what you want next to your baby.

This short post will tell you everything you need to know about PUL fabric so you can decide if it’s right for your baby.

PUL Fabric – What is it?

First, a quick explination of what makes up a modern cloth diaper.  A cloth diaper is generally made of two components:  the the absorbent padding found on the inside and the waterproof cover (also called wrap or skin) on the outside.

Modern cloth diapers use PUL fabric in the outer shell, or diaper cover, which functions the same way as the old plastic pants did a generation ago.  They keep the wetness from seeping out of the diaper and onto clothes, sheets and anything else that comes in contact with a soaking wet diaper.  However, the modern covers are much improved over plastic pants in their look, feel and comfort.

PUL stands for polyurethane laminate. Remember when you had to get things laminated with plastic? This is the same principle. Fabrics treated with PUL are more water-resistant and durable, allowing them to be reused over and over.  That’s one reason cloth diapers can be used on the second and third child, they hold up to hundreds of washings.

All kinds of fabrics can be PUL fabrics, from cotton to polyester to wool.   These fabrics come in different thicknesses and differ in the level of comfort and protection the can afford your baby.

You can thank PUL fabric for the cuteness factor of today’s modern diapers.  The fabrics used come a rainbow of colors and cheerful prints, even designer prints!  Actually, there’s no need to cover them up with pants, the diapers look so adorable.

PUL Fabric – Is it Safe?

PUL fabric is very safe.  Even though it is not an “all natural” component of the modern diaper, It contains no harsh chemicals or toxins.  In fact, the reputable diapers available on the market today are all BPA free, Phthalate free, latex free, and lead free.  Even diapers manufactured outside of the United States keep these rigorous standards.

However, it’s always a good idea to read the labels on all products you buy for your baby, just to make sure they are chemical and toxin free.  If you are not sure of a diaper’s contents and manufacturing process, you can always check the company’s website.  Many popular diapers are made right here in the United States, like bumGenius.  However, don’t worry about a diaper made in China, such as FuzziBunz, it’s just a safe due to ethical work conditions and high quality control.

Now that you know that PUL is not some dreaded toxic compound, you can relax knowing that it will not harm your baby.  PUL fabric makes the modern cloth diaper not only safe, convenient and long lasting, but stylish as well.

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Cloth Diapers 101 | For Savvy Parents

 

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Cloth Diapers 101

Our grandmothers would probably laugh at an article entitled Cloth Diapers 101.  Back in the day, cloth diapers were quite the norm.  They moved out of popularity with the advent of the disposable and were looked upon as being a hassle by many parents with newborn babies.

However, today there is a resurgence of parents who are turning to cloth diapers as a way to safely and comfortably diaper their little ones while saving money in the long run.  If you are considering cloth diapering for your baby here are a few things that you will want to consider.

Cloth Diapers 101 – Just Say No to Chemicals and Additives

Here’s a bit of information for our Cloth Diapers 101 parents – There’s roughly 300 more chemicals and compounds present in our environment today than existed a mere generation ago.  That’s certainly something our grandmothers didn’t have to worry about.  But today’s parents do.  These chemicals and additives infiltrate just about every aspect of our lives.

When you are welcoming a brand new baby into your family, the last thing you want to do is subject him or her to unnecessary additives, chemicals and more. Because of this, many parents are looking at ways that they can create a much healthier and organic environment for their babies.

Doctors and parents alike are discovering that cloth diapering can actually help to reduce the appearance and recurrence of diaper rash. This can be attributed in large part to the number of chemicals and compounds added to disposable diapers today. When you look at some of the ingredients that go into the manufacturing of disposable diapers, you will often see a list of dyes, bi-products and other unnecessary additives. One of the common additives is usually an ingredient called sodium polyacrylate, which has actually been linked to allergic reactions and even toxic shock syndrome.  In general, cloth diapers are BPA, Phthalate, Latex, and Lead Free.

Cloth diapers 101 – A wise investment

cloth diapers - a wise investmentCost is an important issue for cloth diapers 101 parents.  If you are concerned about the potential cost of cloth diapers versus disposable diapers, you are going to be amazed at the facts. When you look at disposable diapering, you are basically looking at a cost of about $50 to $80 each month, depending on the brand that you choose of course. When added up, that is nearly a thousand dollars each year per child that you need to outfit with disposable diapers.

When taking cloth diapering into consideration, you will see that you need roughly 20 cloth diapers in total. Along with that, you will want to have wrap covers, diaper pails, cleaning products and other accessories. Even when pricing out some of the higher end brands, the total for diapering a baby with cloth for an entire year ends up being just a little over $600. With that sort of a saving, it is easy to see why many parents are now turning to the natural and more organic way of diapering their babies.

Cloth Diapers 101 – It’s a snap

Believe it or not, there are many parents who are completely surprised by just how incredibly easy it can be to use cloth diapers for their babies. That’s why our cloth diapers 101 article addresses this issue.  Cloth diapering has really evolved since our grandmother’s day.  It’s no longer about folding, and pinning, plastic pants and blowouts.  Today’s cloth diapers come in a variety of styles and fabric choices to meet the unique needs of your baby, your budget your lifestyle.

Here’s a brief list of the types available:

cloth diaperingPrefold cloth diapers – also known as flats, the traditional diaper used by your grandmother

One-size cloth diapers – designed to grow with your baby.  Usually have a pocket.

Pocket cloth diapers – this style revolutionized cloth diapering.  An absorbent insert is put in the pocket and removed for easy washing.

AIO cloth diapers – All-in-ones.  These diapers have the absorbent inserts attached, so there’s no stuffing a pocket.

AI2 cloth diapers – all-in-two or hybrids.  These combine the best of all worlds.  Typically they are a soft shell and the inserts easily attach and detach for efficient clean up.

Fitted cloth diapers – these come in various sizes to provide a snug fit, preventing leaks.   These are great for newborns.

Except for the prefold, today’s cloth diapers are literally a snap to put on, no pins required.  They are also super are easy to wash.  And for the style conscious baby, today’s cloth diapers come in an infinite variety of brights, pastels and patterns.

Once you get into the groove of using them, washing them and picking out your favorite brands, you most likely will become a cloth diaper convert.  Eventually you may find that using a disposable might actually be a hassle.

Cloth Diapers 101 – Final thoughts

OK, our grandmothers are probably chuckling about all this attention given to baby’s poop, but savvy parent want to be educated on the best choices for diapering their little one’s bums.  This was just a brief introduction into the world of cloth diapers.  Feel free to explore this site for more information on the delights of diapering with cloth.

You have now passed Cloth Diapers 101Go forth and diaper.

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Cloth Diapers vs Disposable | 6 Reasons Why Cloth Diapers Rock!

 

cloth diapersThe debate cloth diapers vs disposable diapers– continues to rage on to this day. Both sides have their passionate proponents. However, when you truly look at all of the information, it is difficult to make a case that using disposable diapers is a superior choice in any way. There are simply too many demonstrable and quantifiable benefits to using cloth diapers with your children.

Here are six specific ways that the use of cloth diapers is superior to the use of disposable diapers with babies and toddlers.

Cloth Diapers vs Disposable – Cloth Diapers are Budget Friendly

First – If you faithfully use cloth diapers, you will experience a significant cost savings vs using disposable diapers. Yes, of course, there is an upfront investment – cloth diapers range in price from $1.50 to $25 each, depending on what style of diaper you choose.  However, because of the fact that cloth diapers are washed and reused an average of 150 times apiece, that cost is quickly recouped over time, even factoring in the added costs of energy and water.  The savings are multiplied if you use the diapers on more than one baby.

Consumer Reports estimates that the cost of diapering a baby from birth to potty training using disposable diapers is roughly $2500.  If you go the eco-friendly biodegradable route, you can expect to spend an additional $1000.  And this cost is duplicated for each child.  That’s a lot of money to manage poop!

cloth diapers vs disposableWe’ve done our own rough calculations for cloth diapers vs disposable comparing a popular one-size pocket cloth diaper to a popular disposable.  Assuming a starter pack of 18 cloth diapers costs $308, and using an online calculator that makes assumptions on energy, water, detergent, number of washes, as well as cost of disposables and a diaper genie, your estimated savings are calculated as follows:

  • At 5 ½ months you will break even
  • At t months you will save $35
  • At 10 months you will save $264
  • At one year you will save $379
  • At 1 ½ years you will save $721

Now, just imagine you have a second baby.  Your cloth diapering investment has already been recouped, and your estimated savings would be $1029.  Not bad for poop management!

Cloth Diapers vs Disposable – Cloth diapers are eco-friendly

Second – It is impossible to ignore the environmental impact of cloth diapers vs disposable.  Using cloth diapers is much better for the environment than using disposable diapers.  Scientists estimate that one disposable diaper can take between 200-500 years to breakdown and decompose completely back into the earth. In fact, disposable diapers are the third highest single consumer product dumped into landfills.  Households having only one child in diapers can expect disposables to constitute up to 50% of the total household waste.

cloth diapers in landfills

Think about how many disposable diapers are thrown out on a daily basis by all the mothers in the world. This is a problem that needs to be solved, and it is something that you – as a new mother – actually have quite a bit of power to do something about!

 Cloth diapers vs disposable – Cloth diapers are baby-friendly

Third – cloth diapers can significantly reduce skin irritations and diaper rashes because they are not made with the types of harsh chemicals that are used in the manufacturing of disposable diapers.  Doesn’t your baby deserve to have only the best and healthiest materials rubbing against her skin day in and day out!?

cloth diapers for babyFourth – cloth diapers have been shown to be significantly more comfortable for babies than disposable diapers. Because the material that they are made of is soft and more easily conforms to the curves and folds of their skin, they experience much less discomfort and irritation than they do with disposable diapers.  Additionally, many of the synthetic inserts available today do a great job of wicking the wetness away from your baby’s bottom.

Fifth – there has been some indication that there are respiratory health benefits to using cloth diapers. Research which was published in the fall nineteen ninety-nine issue of the medical journal Archives of Environmental Health posited that the chemicals contained in disposable diapers can trigger asthma or exacerbated existing case. The scientists showed that three separate brands of disposable diapers had measurable emissions of chemicals that were known to be toxic to the human respiratory system.

Further, the study showed that these chemical emissions from the disposable diapers cause both pulmonary and breathing troubles in mice. Most disturbingly, accumulative affect was observed, with repeated exposures leading to more intense effects.  When you consider the three reasons above, cloth diapering clearly is ahead in the debate of cloth diapers vs disposables.

Cloth diapers vs disposable – Cloth Diapers are Parent Friendly

cloth diapers are parent friendlySixth – studies have also shown that babies that where primarily cloth diapers toilet train as much as one year sooner than their counterparts that were disposable diapers. This information was distributed by the National Association Of Diaper Services. There are numerous benefits to having a child who is potty trained as soon as possible.

Certainly there are economic benefits to having a child potty trained.  But freedom from diapering brings life-style benefits that are beyond quantifiable.  Benefits for the child include increased independence and self-confidence.

The benefits of cloth diapering are as significant as they are clear. Even if, after reading this article, you are still someone on the fence – why not just give it a try? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!  Cloth diapers vs disposable – cloth diapers get the win!

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Baby Diapers: Disposable or Cloth?

cloth diapersCloth diapers are a reasonably priced method to use when potty training your child, and are relatively easy to work with. Disposable diapers, although pretty much trouble free and relatively uncomplicated, nevertheless can become quite costly over the two, three, four or possibly even five years your child is in diapers.

Cloth Diapers – Quantity needed

The foremost thing you need to figure out is “how many diapers I will need”. This will be determined by how frequently your child needs to be changed and how frequently you are able to, or prefer to, wash the diapers. Multiply the number of changes in a day by how often you wash them to get the number of diapers you would need on hand.  It’s reasonable to think you’d need five to ten diapers as a stockpile.

Cloth Diapers – The extra supplies

Once you’ve determined the number of diapers that you need, you’ll want to think about the extra provisions, such as diaper covers, inserts and liners, and safety pins if you are using flat cloth diapers. The diaper covers, also known as plastic pants or wraps, can be found in most retail stores where diapers are sold, as well as online.  Don’t forget that you’ll need a sanitary place to store dirty diapers until wash time.  There are lots of diaper pail, or diaper container options today. Some parents skip the diaper pail and just fill up the washer during the day and turn on the wash cycle each night.

Cloth Diapers – Diaper container

There are 2 kinds of diaper containers that you can make use of – a dry container and a wet container.

A dry container is simply an empty container. You just put your dirty diapers inside the container. Keep in mind, you need to discard all the poop first in the toilet.  Some parents like using a spray device that attaches to the toilet to help rinse off the poop.  Baking soda will help deal with the stench.  Just sprinkle on as needed. The wet technique consists of a vinegar and water combination to counterbalance the ammonia that is found in baby’s urine.

Cloth Diapers – Washing

In general, you can use the same washing detergent on the diapers as you do on your child’s clothes, although some diapers may recommend a special detergent.  Just be sure not to use a harsh detergent, but something that is mild against your child’s skin.  Unless otherwise noted by the manufacturer, diapers shold be washed in hot water and rinsed in cold. Usually fabric softener is not recommended, as it impedes the diaper’s absorbancy.  Unless recommended by the manufacturer, do not use bleach.

Stains and other marks can usually be handled by drying the diapers outside in the sun.  Sunshine has a remarkable bleaching effect. Of course, cloth diapers can be dried in the dryer.  Again, don’t use a fabric dryer sheet.  Just like the fabric softeners, they impact the absorbency of the diaper.   Additionally, avoid using Ivory Snow and Deft for cleaning cloth diapers.  These are great products for baby’s clothes, but they contain fabric softeners.

Best of luck for your new journey.

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