Cloth Diapering, Pregnancy & Parenting Discoveries

February 2, 2012

How Does A Diaper Sprayer Work?

How does a diaper sprayer work? I’ll get to that in a minute, but first let me say, I am a firm believer that the diaper sprayer is the best thing since sliced bread! Okay, well maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration. However, today as I was spraying a particularly dirty diaper, I was struck, luckily not literally, by how much I appreciate this small little invention called the diaper sprayer! It is quite a convenience to have a terribly soiled […]
January 31, 2012
Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash Options – My Experience

Despite all the wonderful benefits cloth diapers provide for a baby’s skin, sometimes rashes do occur. Yes, the ugly truth is that rashes can happen even with cloth diapers. There are many factors besides the type of diaper that can cause diaper rash. In our case, a combination of very sensitive skin and food allergies is the most common cause of Jocelyn’s rashes. I am sad to report that today Jocelyn is sporting a pretty nasty diaper rash. Thus, I have spent […]
January 23, 2012
Defense Against Cloth Diaper Leaks

Do Cloth Diapers Leak? Yes! Here’s How To Stop The Leaks

Cloth Diaper Leaks An Introduction Do cloth Diapers Leak? Yes, in my experience, diaper leaks are part of parenthood, whether using disposable diapers or cloth diapers. Not a pleasant part of parenthood, but a real part nonetheless. Due to a variety of reasons, I have had to use both cloth and disposable diapers with Jocelyn. With both types of diapers, I have experienced some leaking. What I have observed is that disposable diapers and cloth diaper leaks in different ways. Disposable Diaper […]
January 22, 2012
FuzziBunz

FuzziBunz Diapers…Always a Favorite

Ever since I began using cloth diapers, I have felt that FuzziBunz was a good and responsible company. Since this wonderful diaper was created by a mom, I felt that I could trust their product. A series of experiences with this company has confirmed my hunch.  Lifetime Warranty I am excited to say that FuzziBunz just announced that they will be offering a lifetime warranty on their snaps and the PUL (the waterproof layer). Before this, the warranty only covered defects for […]
January 21, 2012
why I use cloth diapers

Why I Use Cloth Diapers

Let me tell you why I use cloth diapers. It seems to me that many women who I talk to who cloth diaper their children had a “cloth diaper conversion”. That is, they originally did not intend to use cloth, or were even outright opposed to cloth, but had some experience which changed their mind. Some moms realized how much waste was being put into the environment with each disposable diaper. Some moms needed a real solution to diaper rash. Some moms […]
January 1, 2012
Cloth Diaper FAQ

Cloth Diaper FAQ – Using Cloth Diapers

Do I need to “prep” my new cloth diapers? If so, how do you “prep” cloth diapers? Yes, you will want to “prep” your new cloth diapers. The purpose of prepping diapers is to maximize the absorbency of the inserts and to remove any chemicals or oils on the diapers. Without prepping you could be putting chemicals near your precious baby’s skin and you may be more likely to experience leaks because of the natural oils on some materials. Prepping new diapers […]
May 21, 2011

{OVER} Itti Bitti Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway

This itti bitti diaper is from an Australian based company. The day this diaper arrived, I didn’t check the mail.  It was the weekend and I don’t remember what had been going on, but I was very tired and busy.  My husband realized my package had arrived very late at night and brought it to me while I was in bed winding down for the night. Oh. mmmm. geeeeee. You haven’t felt soft until you have snuggled an itti bitti. I am not kidding you! […]
April 21, 2011

[OVER] Blissful Booty Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway

Blissful Booty was born in 2006. Cathy, the owner, is one of the sweetest women I have worked with yet today! I got to know Cathy on a more personal level when I sent her an email that was intended for someone else. I felt like such a goof. I couldn’t believe the mistake I made and I thought for sure that she’d be done wanting to do business with me as I couldn’t keep better track of things (don’t worry, it wasn’t that bad). […]
April 21, 2011

[OVER] Cow Patties Cloth Diaper Review & Giveaway

Ideally, I prefer “Mom and Pop” businesses. In reality, I rarely make the leap to buy from them. Why? Glad you asked!  I get nervous about being scammed. I feel like if you aren’t scammed initially on a website, you can be scammed by sharing your information with them, or scammed from receiving your product, or worse in my opinion, you could have spent the money and have the product be complete crap. To get me to buy from a Mom and Pop […]