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Busting Cloth Diaper Myths: “I need a diaper stash”

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 30, 2014 12:43:52 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. 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: “I need a diaper stash”

When you first begin researching cloth diapering, determining which brand is best can be overwhelming at best. There are many cloth diaper companies and styles out there, but which one is best? You may think that with so many choices, you should have a collection of types and brands. But not all cloth diapers are created equally and your best bet for effective cloth diapering is sticking to the one perfect style and brand.

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Topics: Diaper Myths, Cloth Diapers, Cost

Go Toxin-Free with Cloth Diapers: Say Goodbye to Sodium Polyacrylate

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 28, 2014 12:42:07 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

When there is a new baby on the way, you are completely immersed in ensuring you are making the right choices to give your child the very best life. Of course, you want the best products that will contribute to the healthiest environment for your baby. But even though you are doing as much research as possible to keep your baby healthy, some things can sneak past you; it's incredible how many toxins can be found in every day baby products, including disposable diapers.

Disposable diapers contain many different types of chemicals that can unknowingly contribute to various health concerns for babies. Most disposables contain Dioxins, TBT, Sodium Polyacrylate, dyes and fragrances, among other things.

We want to make sure you are completely informed about what you are putting on your baby's skin, so we are happy to bring you our series Go Toxin Free with Cloth Diapers to let you know what you'll find in disposables and why you don't want that anywhere near your baby.

Today we’re talking why it’s time to say goodbye to Sodium Polyacrylate

Disposable diapers consist of several layers that work together to pull moisture away from your baby’s skin, absorb liquid and keep mess contained with a waterproof layer. Sodium Polyacrylate is a powder inserted into the inner compartment of disposable diapers that allows these diapers to hold up to seven pounds of liquid. When the powder gets wet, it turns into a gel; if you have ever seen a gel-like substance ooze out of a wet disposable diaper, you have seen Sodium Polyacrylate.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers, Health, Cloth vs. Disposable

Introducing your Daycare to Cloth Diapering

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 20, 2014 10:30:45 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

When you decided to cloth diaper your baby, chances are you made the decision based on how you and your family would be able to handle the diapering system. But now that it is time to go back to work and you are looking for daycare, you may be getting some resistance from childcare providers. Some may have policies in place that do not allow cloth while others may be resisting due to lack of experience. But, if you are willing to work at it, you may be able to influence a change by educating the provider and showing them how easy cloth diapering really is.

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Busting Cloth Diaper Myths: "Cloth Diapers are too Expensive!"

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 16, 2014 1:10:14 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. 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 new 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: “Cloth Diapers are too expensive”

Growing your family is costly; there is no denying it. It can be pretty amazing what one little baby needs – and those needs add up! That said, it’s completely understandable to try to save money where you can – so stop listening to the naysayers! Cloth diapers have a bad reputation of being more expensive than disposables, but guess what? That simply isn’t true. Let us show you:

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Topics: Cloth vs. Disposable, Cost

Cloth Diapers and the Environment: Saving Natural Resources

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 15, 2014 4:15:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

Why use cloth diapers? Besides the health benefits and cost effectiveness, using cloth diapers is a great way to lower your environmental impact. From birth to potty learning, a baby goes through an average of 8000 diaper changes. The sheer volume of diaper changes makes one thing very obvious: choosing cloth diapers or disposable diapers plays a major role in the welfare of the planet.

To teach you about how you can make a difference, our series Cloth Diapers and the Environment will guide you through each aspect of how your decision impacts the environment.

 

Today we’re talking: Saving Natural Resources

When you first start to consider cloth vs. disposable diapers, think of it this way: the production of disposable diapers uses many natural resources, only to be added to a landfill when they are soiled. It takes over 300 pounds of wood, 50 pounds of petroleum feedstocks and chlorine dioxide to produce enough disposable diapers for one baby for one year.

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Topics: Cloth vs. Disposable, Environment

Go Toxin-Free with Cloth Diapers: Dioxins have got to Go

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 11, 2014 1:55:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

When there is a new baby on the way, you are completely immersed in ensuring you are making the right choices to give your child the very best life. Of course, you want the best products that will contribute to the healthiest environment for your baby. But even though you are doing as much research as possible to keep your baby healthy, some things can sneak past you; it's incredible how many toxins can be found in every day baby products, including disposable diapers.

Disposable diapers contain many different types of chemicals that can unknowingly contribute to various health concerns for babies. Most disposables contain Dioxins, TBT, Sodium Polycrylate, dyes and fragrances, among other things.

We want to make sure you are completely informed about what you are putting on your baby's skin, so we're bringing you our latest in a series Go Toxin Free with Cloth Diapers to let you know what you'll find in disposables and why you don't want that anywhere near your baby.

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Topics: Health, Cloth vs. Disposable

Cloth Diapers 101: "Why does my baby have blowouts?"

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

Almost every mother has had the awful experience of a baby blowout. That one instance that baby has not only soiled the diaper, but it was come right up and out the back or through the legs of the diaper. Baby’s outfit can’t be salvaged, and in the worst instances, it has seeped through onto whatever baby is sitting on.

Why do blowouts happen? It’s an easy answer: it’s all in the diapers you use. Here’s what to look for to avoid the stress and mess of a baby blowout:

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Topics: Cloth Diapers 101

Busting Cloth Diaper Myths: "But it's too Hard!"

Posted by Erika Froese on Jul 2, 2014 11:33:00 AM

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 new blog series, Busting Cloth Diaper Myths, will tackle these myths one by one so you know exactly what you are getting into.

Read More

Topics: Diaper Myths, How To, Cloth Diapers

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