Feed your stash…with the new gro-baby system!!!!

So I’ve been wanting to try these daipers sooooo much! Who wouldn’t??? So here’s your chance. Enter the feed your stash Friday here! http://www.clothdiaperblog.com/feed-your-stash-tiny-bubbles-gro-baby-a-wet-bag/#comments

I’ve read great revies about these diapers, and look forward to adding these to my stash.  My lil’ one still uses diaps at bed time, and boy would these look cute on her tush!!!

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July 21, 2009. cloth diapering, eco friendly, giveaway. 1 comment.

Two more days….

Okay, so if you haven’t signed up for this drawing yet, you still have two more days! To enter fluff your Friday Check go here: http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/2009/07/fluff-friday-36-super-giveaways.html

July 8, 2009. cloth diapering. Leave a comment.

Why I cloth diaper…

I know it’s become the trend to be more eco friendly. I’m not against that, but that definitely isn’t the reason why I made the switch. I was a pampers snob…nothing else touched my babies bottom…except once. That experience led to my daughter getting a chemical burn on her heiny. That’s when I officially started to wonder what I was really putting on my kiddo! Here’s something I came across today that made me flash back a year and a half ago!

Natural Diapers without Gel

WHAT IS THAT GEL STUFF?
Have you ever found yourself wiping shiny gel-like crystals off your baby’s bottom when changing a disposable diaper?

That gel is sodium polyacrylate, a super absorbent polymer used in disposable diapers. According to the Real Diaper Association, “This chemical can cause skin irritations and severe allergic reactions including vomiting, staph infections and fever.” Super absorbent polymers were banned from tampons when linked to toxic shock syndrome. If you have a disposable diaper handy, pour a bit of water or saline solution into the diaper and cut it open to see how this gel works.

Natural diapers absorb without gel. You can choose either cloth diapers, which absorb into the core of their spun fibers, or eco-brands of disposable diapers, which use paper pulp to absorb moisture. If massive amounts of disposable diaper waste in landfill concern you, paper diapers do not solve the problem.

In that case, cloth diapers are your best natural diapers–no gel required.

Cloth diapers absorb naturally

If you do not want put diapers with gel next to your baby’s skin, choose cloth diapers, which absorb naturally.

Any absorbent fabric will do the job, but natural fibers absorb the best. There are hemp and organic cotton diapers, and a variety of cloth diapers in fitted, contour, and prefold styles.

Natural fibers pull moisture into their sponge-like core without any need for petroleum-based gel. The surface of cotton attracts water, and the tiny tubes inside fill with water like a bunch of straws. Hemp is even stronger and more absorbent than cotton, adding natural antimicrobial properties and resistance to mold and mildew.

Both cotton and hemp make great natural diapers, without gel.

So that’s the reason why I chose to give cloth a try. Has she been in a sposie since…yes, but I’m cautious on what kind and for how long. I’m in no way trying to make anyone feel less mommy like. Every parent had the right to choose what’s right for there child. Just wanted to share the info! And yes…my hubby changes them too!=-)

June 30, 2009. cloth diapering, Joys of Parenting. Leave a comment.

Going green…

 For the past few months I’ve been making a lot of changes in how we live…so of them big and so of them small. I haven’t made these choices to save the world, but to reduce our waste amount and save money. I’ve been teased off and on by my husband about using my homemade cloth grocery bags. He was very surprised when I switched to cloth diapers…I was a little surprised myself. He’s now in full support of these changes. He even uses cloth diaper when he’s watching Charis!!! Sence then I’ve been looking at other ways to continue eliminating waste. I just recently came across these: http://www.wrap-n-mat.com/. How many times do I run to the grocery store to get another box of sandwich bags??? I think they’d definitely be worth trying! There’s currently a giveaway on SIMPLE. Check it out here. http://simple-reviews.blogspot.com/

June 3, 2008. cloth diapering, eco friendly, giveaway, Zak. Leave a comment.

Diaper update.

Just wanted to update now that I’ve expirienced cloth diapers, and I must say that I like them so much more than disposables. I tried one the other day, during her nap and after that, and we had zero leakage. Charis ended up crying because I put a disposable on her. The inside of her bug genius diaper is so soft that I don’t blame her for crying, but since I was trying one out to decide whether or not to keep them, the rest were still unwashed. Hopefully I’ll be done washing the rest of the diapers tomorrow!!!

April 28, 2008. Tags: , . Charis, cloth diapering. Leave a comment.

I must be crazy…

 Lately I’ve been doing a little research on all the chemicals that are in baby care items. Sippy cups, pacifiers, even disposable diapers!!! A month prior I didn’t think much of this (in the diapers anyway), until I tried a cheaper brand of diaper (never make this mistake) to try and save money. We have also used Pampers swaddlers and crusiers and love them terribly, but they’ve been getting more expensive (like everything else these days). So anyway I bought a pack of Luvs… and my daughter’s bum turned a horrible shade of red (and I only used a few diapers). Then I remembered some of the side effects to hash chemicals in diapers the keep you baby dryer longer (bad rashes and chemical burns being two of them).

 After this I was kinda at a loss of what to do…I loved pampers, but wanted to try and shrienk my budget, so I started looking into other options. I hated the thought of cloth diapers (at least the prefolds with diaper pins and a plastic coverI new a mom who used these type of clothe diapers and would have them soaking in ammonia in a bucket…gross). Then I was introduced to a different type of cloth diaper. It’s called a pocket diaper…it works very much like disposal…except you wash it of-course. Not only that but they have flush-able liners so all the messy stuff goes in the toilet…not your pail. Also, there’s what’s called dry pail cleaning method (which is much better). You put the cloth diapers in the pail lined with a cloth bag and when you’re ready to wash, you empty your pail, bag and all. The washer does the rest. I haven’t actually started this yet. I just ordered the diapers last night. I got the Bum Genius 3.0. A lot of moms who only used pampers switched to these and never looked back. Also a neat feature is they’re a one-size, so you just snap or unsnap to the size you need. They are a pricey cloth diaper…about $18 a piece unless you buy a big kit (that’s what I did, plus they were on sale!!!), but I think they’ll be well worth it. They came with a guarantee that if I didn’t like them for any reason I could get my money back! I was doing the math the other day, and realized that if Charis wasn’t potty trained until she was 21/2 I will have more than paid for them, and they’ll be ready for her siblings…whenever that time comes! That is if I last.(-= I’ll be sure and let you know how it goes.

April 25, 2008. Tags: , . Charis, cloth diapering. Leave a comment.