Cloth Diapering

I choose to breastfeed and cloth diaper not because they worked into a particular parenting ideology, but because they both worked for my family and our lifestyle. You can find out why we decided to cloth diaper <a href="">here</a>, but I've created this space for newbies to decide if cloth diapering is for them and provide a resource for starting out.

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    Cloth Diaper Buyer’s Guide – Overnights

    I’ve hinted, I’ve implied, I’ve outright mentioned overnight diapers, but here is where I will actually tackle the topic. Before we get to that, lets find some common ground about overnights. I changed my daughter when she was a newborn before nighttime feeding sessions. Until she was about 6 weeks old, she pooped nearly every diaper change, so she needed it anyway. After she stopped pooping so much, we stopped changing overnights. Once I lay my daughter down, she’s down. We use a good layer of Aquaphor and “see you in the morning”. So, we only need 7 overnight diapers, though I have 8 “just in case”. Option 1 –…

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    Why I Chose to Cloth Diaper

    “We’ll see if you stick with it.” “It’s a whim.” “We’ll support you, but we’ll see.” We heard all of these and more when we decided to cloth diaper our daughter. My husband and I both have sensitivity skin, and I was afraid diapering would be three years of endless diaper rash for a new baby. I had been cloth diapered for a time as a baby for a short time so I started looking for a cloth diaper service like my parents had used. Luckily, I found Fluff Love and CD Science. After scouring the website and watching videos, I started following the Facebook page, reading every question and…

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    Cloth Diaper Buyer’s Guide – AIOs

    All-In-Ones or AIO’s are a pretty universal diaper design that doesn’t get the love they deserve. We’ll breakdown the Good, Bad, and Ugly in a moment, but AIO’s are my favorite diaper. They tend to be on the more expensive end (as opposed to lower cost covers which you can read about here), but I find they fit my slim girl the best and can offer one of the slimmest fits. So what is an AIO? Simply put, an AIOs is a cloth diaper that is all one part – the cover, insert, and stay dry are all joined together into one cohesive unit. Most AIOs will have some sort…

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    Cloth Diaper Buyers Guide – Pockets

    If you go to a mainstream baby store today (Buy Buy Baby, Babys R Us) and you roll up to the cloth diaper isle, you will most likely find mainly pocket diapers. Many of the big name brands carried by big box stores – Charlie Banana, Rumperooz, BumGenius – carry pocket diapers so extensively that its would be easy to believe they’re the only option out there, or at least the most popular. Indeed, most major manufacturers have a pocket diaper in their line up, even if they’re not their “signature” diaper. So what is a pocket? Simply put, a pocket is a waterproof, PUL exterior with an inner microfiber…

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    Cloth Diaper Gift Box

    When my friend Lynn told me she was going to breastfeed, I was excited for her and determined to help support her. When she told me she was going to cloth diaper, I was ecstatic for me that I was going to have someone to nerd out about with. I wrote about the breastfeeding support items I packed in her box here, but I couldn’t stop there! I also wanted to give her some cloth diapering starters. When we decided to cloth diaper, we were either met with cautious optimism or people just plain out telling us we were foolish and were not going to be able to stick with…

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