Wednesday, June 3, 2020
There are a lot of good reasons to choose cloth diapers over disposables. One of these is making less of an impact on the environment, so it helps to know which fabrics are more "eco friendly," if that's an important factor for you.
These five fabrics are often marketed as being green. But do they measure up?
Friday, May 15, 2020
Whether your baby wears cloth diapers or not, I bet at some point in your life, you have hand-washed something. Maybe it was a delicate item, or an article of clothing you wanted to wear that day and didn't have time to go through the whole laundry cycle. And I'll bet that you discovered hand-washing is nothing but good old common sense.
So when it comes to getting cloth diapers cleaned the "old fashioned way," don't be intimidated. Because you get them clean in the same way that you would other very dirty things. Use lots of agitation, a reliable detergent and plenty of warm or hot water. That's pretty much it!
Here's my simple photo tutorial for handwashing diapers and covers.
Educating people about the simplicity and affordability of flat diapers is the main reason behind the annual Flats & Handwashing Challenge, now hosted by the Cloth Diaper Podcast. Whether you're trying to save money or are in a true emergency, flats offer a cheap and flexible solution.
During the 2016 challenge, we used flour sack towels, which are about a dollar apiece at Wal-Mart and Target. Although not as soft and absorbent as actual flat diapers, they will do the trick in a pinch and are affordable enough for pretty much anyone.
I'm also hosting a giveaway
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Bebeboo Diapers is a work-from-home, mother-owned brand that we first tried out last year. Choices include pockets, AI2's and covers; the latter style is what we're chatting about in this post.
Bebeboo Flex waterproof covers can be paired with your choice of diaper or insert. They are adjustable up to 35 pounds, and with a wipeable interior you can refresh the cover for multiple uses. Use the snaps inside to hold Bebeboo bamboo inserts, or just lay a cover or flat inside before wrapping around your baby. The price tag of $14.95 makes the versatile Flex cover a very affordable option for families.
Winter Bloom print.