Posts Tagged ‘Cloth Diapering’

Mommy Meme Monday: What’s on Your Baby’s Bum?

Monday, July 1st, 2013 by by

Could it be a cloth diaper? If you are a cloth diapering mommy, you’ll love this week’s memes. Check out these funny cloth diapering memes.

Have you heard this cloth diapering joke?




How to Cloth Diaper for Free

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by by

The other day I stumbled across this blog post, Almost Free Diapers – How to diaper your baby when you can’t afford disposable diapers or cloth diapers.  I totally loved this post and wanted to share it.  Now, when you read it you might feel a little jipped.  No, you’re not going to get a big stash of BumGenius diapers by following her advice but it was common sense advice on frugality and making do with what you have.  And, it made me feel a little better as a person reading it.

I thought I was the only one who did this.  I don’t do this now because I have a gazillion and one diapers stockpiled now, but when my older kids were babies there were times when we did run out of diapers.  I used to have some cloth diapers on hand for emergencies like this.  They were the old fashioned flat diapers that you pin.  But, I have also used old hand towels, tshirts, or other absorbent things from around the house when in a pinch.  I didn’t keep diaper pins on hand so I would just take a pair of my older kids’ panties or undies and use them to secure the diaper.

It’s amazing to me how resourceful you can be when you have to be.  It just never occurred to me that anyone else would do this.  It also seriously makes me reconsider cloth diapering again.  I’ve been toying around with the idea anyway.  I have so many disposable diapers right now that I will use up what I have first but I had been thinking about buying some of the new fancy cloth diapers. I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on them.  In order to have enough to really cloth diaper with you would need to invest quite a bit in a diaper stash.  But, after reading this post, I think I could start cloth diapering for a whole lot cheaper if I want to.

Intro to Cloth Diapers Series: How to Use One Size Cloth Diapers with Leg Elastic Sizing

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 by by

This post is part of my Intro to Cloth Diapers Series! Each week I will be adding a new video detailing an aspect of cloth diapers that a “newbie” would have questions about.  This week the video is dedicated to Elastic One Size Diapers.

There are 3 major types that you will see:

Pros of Elastic Sizing:

  • More size possibilities than Snap Down Rise sizing
  • Cleaner looking due to lack of unsnapped settings
  • Good for babies with skinny thighs (more…)

Getting excited…

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 by by

It’s finally setting in that I’m pregnant.  I’m really starting to get excited about it.  I’ve been putting together a registry (I know, I’m crazy!) and dreaming about all the things I want to buy.  What I’m actually really excited about this time is cloth diapering.  I started getting into cloth when Junior was about a year old.  Hubs was a Stay-At-Home-Dad at the time (ie. unemployed) and he hated dealing with the cloth, so we bagged it.  Now that Junior is almost completely out of diapers, I think I’m going to give up on cloth for him, but I can’t wait to see the new baby in fluff!  It’s a little overwhelming figuring out what I want, etc.  Prefolds, all-in-ones, covers, snappis?  I think I want to just start with prefolds with covers until we can get a chance to figure out what fits best on this baby.  Then again, I may just go crazy and buy a million things right off the bat!

Those of you who have or are currently cloth diapering, what’s your advice?  Particularly, those who have cloth diapered newborns, what helped you the most?  And what products did you like best?

Oh, and by the way, I’ve already dubbed this baby with a nickname… here on out, the peanut will be known as “Deuce” (as in, the second child).


Lulu’s in the Fluff Review and Giveaway Ends 7/01

Monday, June 21st, 2010 by by

I’m always looking for something better for my fluff.  My Fluff is important to me and my daughter because she can’t use disposables, so I want her fluff to be well taken care of.

I previously has been using a different detergent and from time to time would have some issues, I would see some reviews of a different detergent and just had to try it.

Lulu from Lulu’s on the Fluff Glamour Wash was so gracious to work with me and I was overly excited.

I don’t know Lulu personally, however I feel like I do because we are both constantly in touch with each other (more…)

Survey Says….. New Cloth Diaper Survey Conducted by

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 by by

babydiaperSOUTH PARIS, Maine (June 9, 2010) – In tough economic times it’s no surprise that more budget-strapped parents are switching to cloth diapers to save money. In fact, a new online survey out today conducted by Harris Interactive for, a leading online cloth diapering boutique, reveals that one-third (33%) of parents who use disposable diapers say they would be “extremely” or “very likely” to switch to cloth diapers after learning that cloth diapers could save them $2,000 over the course of their baby’s diapering years.

However, just because parents say they are willing to switch doesn’t mean they are. The survey found that only approximately one in ten parents (9%) with children in diapers (ages 0-2 years) use or have used cloth diapers. This number represents a substantial minority (more…)

Easy Fit from Bummis Review & Giveaway

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 by by

As with a lot of diapers I have reviewed, I was first introduced to the Easy Fit at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas back in September.  There were two stand out diapers, this one, and the Marvel AIO.  Both diapers featured a “tongue” style, where the abosrbent insert agitates out for washing but stays attached.  So in essence they are an All in One, but do require stuffing the insert back in.  The Easy Fit is different in that the “insert” is touching the baby, but is very long, so you stuff it back inside.  It makes it double up while the baby is in the diaper.  The materials are luxurious and soft, and the PUL is very durable.  The diaper is made by Tots Bots, a UK company.  Bummis is now distributing them here in the US and Canada, and I am so glad!


I want to cloth diaper but…..

Friday, May 7th, 2010 by by
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Talking to other parents in real life or online, the response I often hear is “I want to cloth diaper but….”  fill in the blank.  There are obvious hurtles to beginning cloth diapering.  This is an attempt to dispel some of those potential road blocks.

… I don’t want to prick my baby with pins.”

Although some parents still use (and love) pins, modern cloth diapers fasten in a variety of ways.  Velcro, snaps, ties, plastic “s” hooks, and an alternative to the pin, a snappi.

… I don’t want my baby to get too hot in plastic pants.”

The waterproof material for cloth diapers is far from vinyl or plastic!  Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) is (more…)

Cloth Diapering While Traveling

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 by by

So, last weekend while I was taking a break again which was a much needed break…we were just going to hang around the house and just enjoy time with each other and the family. My husband spoke to his father and his dad had surgery about a week ago.  He just didn’t sound well.  My husband was concerned so we decided to (more…)

Holy Fluffy Mail, Batman!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009 by by

I came home at 12:30 am last night (or this morning if you want to be technical) to this greeting me at my front door.

These boxes and soft packages are all diapers.  No, they are not for me (more…)