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The Mother ease Expert Series: How do Cloth Diapers Work?

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Welcome back to the Mother ease Expert Series! In case you missed it, click here to check out our introduction to the series, here to answer the question "Why Cloth Diapering?", and here to find out just how easy cloth diapering is.

Today I'll explain how cloth diapers really work and why every component is important.

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The Mother ease Expert Series: Cloth Diapers are Easier than you Think

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 23, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Welcome back to the Mother ease Expert Series! In case you missed it, click here to check out our introduction to the series, and here to read last week's answer to the question "Why Cloth Diapering?"

Today I'm here to tell you Cloth Diapering is Easier than you Think

With a baby on the way, life is about to get a lot more hectic and once the baby is arrives you'll be looking for ways to make things easier, not harder. People are convinced that cloth diapering is a complicated process that will make parenthood difficult. I'm not sure why this is such a common belief, but if you give it a try, you will find that cloth diapering is easier than you think.

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The Mother ease Expert Series: Why Cloth Diapering?

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 19, 2015 3:26:00 PM

Welcome back to the Mother ease Expert Series! In case you missed it, click here to check out our introduction to our newest blog series exploring the tips and tricks of using cloth diapers.

In this installment, I will explain to you why cloth diapering is beneficial over disposable diapering. You will learn the pros and cons of both systems!

Today I am answering the question, "Why Cloth Diapering?"

Cloth diapers have been been growing in popularity recently, but it is in no way a new phenomenon. Chances are you don’t know anyone that uses cloth, or maybe you do but they don't recommend them. I'm here to tell you that it is worth looking into. When you know what you're doing, understand why cloth is beneficial, and have the right system, I know you'll love it.

As I've said before, your baby is going to spend ALL of their time in diapers, which makes it no less important than buying their crib, stroller, or car seat. With that in mind, it makes sense to spend time doing research and carefully consider your decision.

There are three main benefits to using cloth diapers: cost savings, health and environmental impact.

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Welcome to the Cloth Diapering Expert Series!

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 10, 2015 3:11:00 PM

Welcome to the first issue of the Mother ease Cloth Diapers' Expert Series! I am so excited to be able to provide you with all of the tips, tricks and insider information that will make cloth diapering a breeze. This is just a quick hello and introduction to prepare you for the kind of information you will be getting from me over the next few weeks. I can't wait to share my knowledge and educate the next generation of Cloth Diapering Experts all around the world.

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When it comes to Savings, Cloth Diapering Leads the Way!

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 30, 2015 3:23:00 PM

A Cost Comparison of Prefolded Diapers, Mother-ease® One Size Diapers, Mother-ease One Size Duo Diapers and Disposable Diapers

When it comes to choosing reusable over disposable diapers, a major factor is the cost of cloth diapers vs disposable diapers. The graph below compares the cost of Prefolded diapers and Velcro Wraps, the cost of Mother-ease® One Size Diaper Systems and the cost of Disposable diapers. This includes the cost of laundering.

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Topics: Cost

Cloth Diapering Myths: “Changing Diapers is awful!”

Posted by Carly Snider on Jul 8, 2015 1:26:05 PM

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Many new parents perceive diaper changes as a dreaded and disgusting chore, but it is really a time to develop a closer bond with your baby and cloth diapering parents seem to be much more aware of this. While disposable diapers create a more hands-off, “Get this away from me” environment, cloth diapering is a hands-on and involved process.

Here are some tips to help you slow down and transform a mundane job into a gratifying and intimate experience.

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We Asked, You Answered: Sandy's Survey Results!

Posted by Erika Froese on Jun 22, 2015 4:38:00 PM

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As you may have heard, we have been hard at work at Mother ease headquarters, designing a brand new cloth diaper to add to the Sandy's Fitted Diaper line.

We are committed to giving our customers what they want in a reliable, leak-free diaper, so we asked you to give your feedback.

Here's what you had to say:

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Topics: Cloth Diapers

Busting Cloth Diaper Myths: “I can’t cloth diaper my formula fed baby”

Posted by Erika Froese on Feb 17, 2015 2:13:26 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: “You can’t cloth diaper when you formula feed”

This may not be a common myth, but we’ve heard it a few times — “Wow, you formula feed and use cloth diapers? Brave!” I know that I have said it before, and I will say it again: if you have a good quality, leak-free cloth diaper, nothing else matters. Cloth diapering works as long as you have invested in the best diaper out there.

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Topics: Diaper Myths, Cloth Diapers, Cloth vs. Disposable, Breastfeeding, Formula Feeding

Cloth Diapering creates Community

Posted by Erika Froese on Feb 13, 2015 11:49:30 AM

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If you aren’t a cloth diaper user yet, you’ve probably noticed that cloth diapering mamas stick together. And for those cloth diapering parents out there, I know you are nodding in agreement — you have a community of like-minded mothers that you know you can talk to and rely on.

Don’t worry, the cloth community isn’t exclusive, we welcome new members! But why does the cloth diapering crowd stick together? We have some theories:

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Topics: Cloth Diapers, Advocacy

Use your Cloth Diaper Changing Time to Teach Sign Language to Baby

Posted by Erika Froese on Feb 12, 2015 5:05:58 PM

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It has become a growing trend: teaching your baby to “speak” using sign language before they are able to verbally communicate their wants and needs. But, as with teaching your baby anything, the only way to succeed is to be persistent and find the time. Luckily, you have one-on-one time to practice signing with your baby every day and you probably don’t even realize it — when you are changing their cloth diapers!

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Topics: Cloth Diapers, Baby development, Bonding with baby, Sign Language