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Potty Learning: How to Tell if the Time is Right

Posted by Carly Snider on Sep 8, 2014 2:20:23 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

As your baby becomes a toddler, you are probably thinking the same thing with every diaper change: “When will it be time to potty train?” It’s a little sad, acknowledging that your baby is growing up, but just think of the freedom you will have when your son or daughter is out of diapers! But how do you know if it’s time to start potty training? There are a few things to think about and look for to know if your child is ready:

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Topics: Potty training

Cloth Diapers and Your Baby’s Health: Preventing Diaper Rash

Posted by Carly Snider on Sep 3, 2014 1:00:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

 

Choosing to use cloth diapers over disposables has numerous benefits: they are environmentally friendly, cost efficient and, best of all, healthy for your baby. We will explore the health benefits of cloth diapering with our series, Cloth Diapers and Your Baby’s Health.

 

Today we’re talking: How to Prevent Diaper Rash

The first time you see those sore little red bumps on your baby’s bum, it’s natural to worry. Questions like “How can I make this go away?” “How did my baby get this?” and “Does it hurt?” will likely run through your head. But it happens to the best of us and it isn’t your fault. Whatever is causing that uncomfortable rash is preventable and treatable.

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Cloth Diapering 101: “How do I prevent and remove stains?”

Posted by Erika Froese on Sep 1, 2014 2:29:00 PM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

When you decide to cloth diaper, you will quickly realize just how great it is — that is, if you weren’t already convinced. But when you invest in a set of cloth diapers intended to get you through most, if not all, of your baby’s time in diapers, it can be frustrating to find stains. You want your diapers to look as cute as the day you bought them, and luckily there are a few ways to prevent stains from setting in your cloth and to remove them when you do find them.

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Topics: How To, Cloth Diapers 101

Cloth Diapering 101: Traveling with Cloth

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

Many parents who choose to cloth diaper their child are faced with an internal debate when a road trip looms: “Should I use disposables to make this easier?” Some parents do give in and travel with disposables, thinking that is so much more convenient. But when you consider the costs, environmental concerns and comfort, you’ll realize that traveling with cloth isn’t so bad – all it takes is a little planning.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers 101, Cloth Diapers, Traveling

Potty Learning: The Benefits of Cloth Training Pants

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

Admit it, potty learning (or potty training) isn’t easy. And it is only made more complicated when trying to find the right training pants. But with the right cloth training pants, potty training can get easier. You need something reliable, easy to get on and off and absorbent enough to hold accidents (but not so absorbent that your toddler doesn’t feel the wetness). And if your child has grown up in cloth diapers, you do not want to switch to disposables now. Have you been using disposables? It’s time to switch to cloth and find out just how great reusable baby products are!

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Topics: Potty training, Training pants

Cloth Diapers and the Environment: The Impact of Washing

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers, Environment

Cloth Diapers and Daycare: The Day-to-Day Diaper Schedule

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 13, 2014 9:00:00 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, cloth diapering might suddenly seem a bit more complicated. The fact that you have a daycare facility that is open to your diapering system is a great start, now the trick is to work out a routine that keeps cloth diapering easy!

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Topics: Cloth Diapers and Daycare

Cloth Diapers 101: All about One-Size Diapers

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 4 MINUTES

 

The decision to cloth diaper isn’t always an easy one, made more difficult by the vast number of brands and styles to choose from. One of the more common and popular styles of cloth is one-size diapers, which are designed to take your child through multiple weight ranges and stages — some claiming to fit from birth to potty training. But fit and function are very different; just because they fit from birth to potty training doesn’t mean they will remain effective the entire time.

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Topics: Cloth Diapers 101

Disposable Nursing Pads vs. Reusable Nursing Pads

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 7, 2014 11:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

There are beautiful associations when it comes to nursing – cuddling and bonding with your baby as you provide nourishment. And while breastfeeding is a wonderful and rewarding experience, it does come with some unpleasant side effects like sore nipples (for a short timeit usually takes a few weeks for nipples to toughen up) and leaking breasts.

Nursing pads can help keep you comfortable and prevent embarrassing leaks from soaking through your clothing. They are available, like diapers, in disposable or reusable options. So which are the best option for you? Let's talk about disposable nursing pads vs. reusable nursing pads.

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Topics: Breastfeeding, World Breastfeeding Week, Nursing Pads

Do I Really Need Nursing Pads?

Posted by Erika Froese on Aug 6, 2014 10:00:00 AM

ESTIMATED READING TIME: 3 MINUTES

As an expectant mother, you have already been making many decisions on how you want to raise your baby. One of those decisions is whether or not to breastfeed. If you have decided that breastfeeding is for you, you will need to purchase nursing pads. For the first few days after your baby is born, you may be able to get by without them, but as your milk comes in you will need nursing pads.

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Topics: Breastfeeding, World Breastfeeding Week, Nursing Pads

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