2011 Cloth Diaper Awards Winners Have Been Announced All About Cloth Diapers | Cloth Diaper Answers All About Cloth Diapers

January 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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2011 Cloth Diaper Awards Winners Have Been Announced All About Cloth Diapers | Cloth Diaper Answers All About Cloth Diapers.

The envelope please…..  Ta Da!  Click above to see the videos for who the nominees and the winners are for the 2011 Cloth Diaper Awards!

When you seek to find out who is the best in cloth diaper land – you run into a lot of research and a lot of opinions.  The process of finding a cloth diaper system which works for you and your baby is unique. Right from HOW you acquire diapers to HOW much you enjoy/hate using them!

See what is available to you, what you like, and what works:

  • a friends passes on a basket of her old cloth diapers with prefolds plus covers
  • you score a wetbag full of one size diapers at a garage sale
  • an ad on kijiji nets you nearly new cloth diapers in the brand you were looking to buy new!
  • baby showers and like minded friends team up to gift you a cloth diaper stash which makes you blush!
  • after trying out pocket diapers, you become a cloth diaper guru and switch to flat diapers and hand washing
  • your husband will only use the diapers which are easy – where you have prepped all the pockets and snapped all the correct snaps so he can’t miss out on a diaper change with baby

Awards for the cloth diaper industry are a fabulous showcase!  Consider the nominees as well as the winners had great support from the fans who are parents and caregivers actually using the products they voted for!

Who does your cloth diaper award go to?  I think you should take a bow too – you tried cloth as an alternative to disposable.  Way to go!

Reusable Diaper Care Tips from Real Parents | Real Diaper Association

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Reusable Diaper Care Tips from Real Parents | Real Diaper Association.

Does Laundry get the better of you some days?

My goal in our house is to have enough socks and underwear to keep us all at 3 weeks between laundry visits.  Then, when I get to process 7 loads of laundry it is done fast and furious so those big machines can sit around until the next demand comes through!

A recent article from the Peterborough’s Greenzine called Is Energy Efficiency an Oxymoron? pointed out you can get maximum efficiency from a device – when you don’t use it!

  • Keep the car at home, not just getting the most fuel efficient!
  • Turn the light off, not just buying more fancy bulbs before the old ones burn out.
  • Wash the dishes by hand if you can’t fill the dishwasher.
  • Clean cloth diapers with other clothes if your routine can handle it.
  • Consume less and reuse what you have more seems to be the bottom line.

As we enter a very consumable time around Christmas, let’s see what good deeds we can do for the maximum efficiency, instead of adding to our woes and worries.

A New Year’s Resolution?

Diaper Rash article from Today’s Parent

October 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Diaper Rash. – click here for the full article

This is not a favourite topic for moms to speak of because once they discover their baby has a sore bottom their anxiety level goes into hyper mode!

The first feeling can be guilt – what did I do! I’m changing diapers every couple of hours, I make sure I clean my baby’s bottom, oh dear, what else should I have thought of?

Next we start treating the diaper rash, without really knowing how it was caused.  Let’s pile on the zinc cream!  Let’s air dry or get some help from the hairdryer.  Let’s let baby go without a diaper for awhile to heal.  Let’s try a new brand of diapers.  Let’s try a new detergent.

The diaper rash gets worse before it gets better.  Baby isn’t happy and mommy isn’t happy.  Do we visit the doctor?  Do I ask my friends for advice?  Do I check what is online?  These can all be good resources – try them!

The article linked above to a Today’s Parent magazine article listing the preventative tactics and treatment options of diaper rash.  The article is still about current concerns regarding diaper rash with babies.

One of the most significant tips I have learned to pass on with new parents and cloth diapers is about timing.  Parents will need to learn babies cues as to when they soil their diapers.  Change them after they make their mess – then they don’t sit in it and create ideal conditions for a rash.

Learning your baby’s signals and noises for all wants such as feeding, play, sleep, and even diapering – can really pay off!

That said, my Natasha developed mild diaper rashes 2 days before she was ill and often with teething during her second year.  You can’t win!  But figure out the cause!

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