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Transitioning from Disposables to Cloth Diapers

Posted by Erika Froese on Oct 29, 2014 1:46:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

Were you afraid to commit to cloth diapers before your baby was born? Maybe you heard too many myths to be comfortable. Or, maybe you thought you might go with cloth, but received so many disposables as shower gifts, you thought, "Why bother?"

Now that your baby is here, and has been in disposables, it's totally normal to still think, "But what if I had chosen cloth?" Let me tell you, it's not too late to make the switch. The good news is, you are already comfortable with diapering, so making the switch from disposables to cloth can be an easy transition.

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Topics: How To, Cloth Diapers, Cloth vs. Disposable

Busting Cloth Diapering Myths: “It’s too hard to use cloth overnight”

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 28, 2014 1:33:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

You have a baby on the way – maybe your first, maybe your fourth - and you’ve decided cloth diapering is the system for you and you're considering cloth diapering. Prepare yourself; you are soon going to be bombarded with unsolicited advice and facts, much of which just isn’t true. For some reason, whether people have used cloth diapers or not, everyone has an opinion and everyone has heard a myth they are eager to spread.

With so much information coming at you from every angle, it’s hard to know what is true and what isn’t. Fear not – our blog series Busting Cloth Diaper Myths will tackle these myths one by one so you know exactly what you are getting into.

 

Today’s Myth: “It's too hard to use cloth overnight”

When it comes to having a newborn, we understand that it can throw your whole routine into disarray. It's only natural to want to find the easiest possible way to do things to try to maintain some semblance of order in your hectic new lifestyle. We have already told you about how easy cloth diapering is, but still some parents shy away from using cloth because they think it is too hard to deal with overnight. The truth is, you don't have to worry about rinsing poopy diapers in the middle of the night. Nor will you have to deal with a lack of absorbency or leaking. These are all myths; let me tell you why.

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Topics: Diaper Myths, How To, Cloth Diapers

Happy Birthday Diaper-eez!

Posted by Erika Froese on Oct 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 2 MINUTES

For almost 20 years, Mother-ease has had a wonderful relationship with Diaper-eez, one of our cloth diaper retailers. Today, we are thrilled to be wishing Diaper-eez a very happy 19th birthday!

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Topics: Retailers

Cloth Diapers and your Baby’s Health: Common Irritants

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 21, 2014 4:04:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

Choosing to use cloth diapers over disposables has numerous benefits: they are environmentally friendlycost efficient and, best of all, healthy for your baby. We will explore the health benefits of cloth diapering with our series, Cloth Diapers and Your Baby’s Health.

 

Today we’re talking: Common irritants and diaper rash

I have previously talked about the basics of and how to prevent diaper rash, but the causes of diaper rash are very broad. Every baby is different, which means I can't tell you exactly what is causing your baby's sore bum. What I can do is explain some of the common irritants that may be causing your baby's diaper rash.

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Topics: Health, Diaper Rash

Cloth Diapering 101: “How do I deal with Ammonia?”

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 15, 2014 12:36:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

Cloth diapers are easy; if you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you know that. But there is one thing that can be a menace to your diapering routine: Ammonia. And if you’ve experienced it, you know what we’re talking about. Ammonia is unmistakable; one sniff and you will know if you have a build-up in your diapers. If a wet diaper smells so strongly it singes your nose hairs, you have an ammonia build-up. So what is it and how do you deal with it? I’m glad you asked…

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Topics: How To, Cloth Diapers 101

Be an Advocate for Cloth Diapering

Posted by Carly Snider on Oct 9, 2014 3:16:17 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

Using cloth diapers is often more than a decision — it’s a lifestyle choice. And it’s a lifestyle choice that other people will question, so be prepared. You will get questioned about why you use cloth. You will be questioned about how it works. You will get told you are making a difficult choice. You may get told you are wrong. But this was your choice and you should be proud of it. In fact, advocate for cloth diapers — they were the best decision you have made for your baby and other parents need to know.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers, Advocacy

Potty Learning: How to Tell if the Time is Right

Posted by Carly Snider on Sep 8, 2014 2:20:23 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

As your baby becomes a toddler, you are probably thinking the same thing with every diaper change: “When will it be time to potty train?” It’s a little sad, acknowledging that your baby is growing up, but just think of the freedom you will have when your son or daughter is out of diapers! But how do you know if it’s time to start potty training? There are a few things to think about and look for to know if your child is ready:

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Topics: Potty training

Cloth Diapers and Your Baby’s Health: Preventing Diaper Rash

Posted by Carly Snider on Sep 3, 2014 1:00:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

 

Choosing to use cloth diapers over disposables has numerous benefits: they are environmentally friendly, cost efficient and, best of all, healthy for your baby. We will explore the health benefits of cloth diapering with our series, Cloth Diapers and Your Baby’s Health.

 

Today we’re talking: How to Prevent Diaper Rash

The first time you see those sore little red bumps on your baby’s bum, it’s natural to worry. Questions like “How can I make this go away?” “How did my baby get this?” and “Does it hurt?” will likely run through your head. But it happens to the best of us and it isn’t your fault. Whatever is causing that uncomfortable rash is preventable and treatable.

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Cloth Diapering 101: “How do I prevent and remove stains?”

Posted by Erika Froese on Sep 1, 2014 2:29:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

When you decide to cloth diaper, you will quickly realize just how great it is — that is, if you weren’t already convinced. But when you invest in a set of cloth diapers intended to get you through most, if not all, of your baby’s time in diapers, it can be frustrating to find stains. You want your diapers to look as cute as the day you bought them, and luckily there are a few ways to prevent stains from setting in your cloth and to remove them when you do find them.

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Topics: How To, Cloth Diapers 101

Cloth Diapering 101: Traveling with Cloth

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

Many parents who choose to cloth diaper their child are faced with an internal debate when a road trip looms: “Should I use disposables to make this easier?” Some parents do give in and travel with disposables, thinking that is so much more convenient. But when you consider the costs, environmental concerns and comfort, you’ll realize that traveling with cloth isn’t so bad – all it takes is a little planning.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers 101, Cloth Diapers, Traveling

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