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  • Writer's pictureBernadette

Cloth Diapers: Because Your Baby's Carbon Footprint Should Be Cute, Not Massive

Welcome to the messy, smelly world of diaper duty! If your life is starting to resemble a never-ending game of "Diaper Dash," fear not – we're about to dive into the fabulous universe of cloth diapers, where your baby's bottom can be both eco-friendly and stylish.

So diaper up, and let's explore why cloth diapers deserve a spot on the changing table.

Cloth Diaper

Diapers that Grow with Your Baby

Cloth diapers are the ultimate adjustable accessory. With various sizing options and adjustable features, these diapers grow with your baby, ensuring a snug fit at every stage.

Both Charlie and Alex have been wearing cloth diapers from the time they were 2 months old which has given us the peace of mind that we no need to stock up on different sizes or worry about the supermarket running out of a particular size – cloth diapers are the true one-size-fits-all solution!

Green is the New Brown

Cloth diapers are the Captain Planet of the diaper world. By choosing reusable options, you're reducing landfill waste and saving the planet, one cute cloth diaper at a time.

Money Talks, Diapers Walk... Repeatedly

Your wallet will thank you for making the switch. Although the initial investment may seem like a splurge, cloth diapers can save you a bucket load in the long run.

Fashion Forward, From Top to Tush

Who says diapers can't be a fashion statement? With a myriad of patterns and colors, cloth diapers let your little one strut their stuff in style. Say goodbye to the plain old white diaper – it's time for a diaper fashion show.

Chemical-Free Zone

Say goodbye to mysterious ingredients and questionable chemicals. Cloth diapers are often made from natural fabrics, providing a chemical-free option for your baby's delicate skin. Because let's face it, your baby deserves a pampered tush.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting, here are a few tips that helped us make the use of our cloth diapers:

Using Cloth Diapers For Babies Less That 6 Months

We noticed early that our second child's bum was much more sensitive than our first. This made the transition from disposables to cloth diapers a slower process as we needed to monitor the frequent flares of diaper rash. Therefore, we needed to change his diapers much more frequently. The rule of thumb for cloth diapers is to change them every 1.5-2 hours, when damp and immediately after a poo.

Treating The Heavy Wetter

Our first born drinks a lot of water making him a heavy wetter. So we adjusted our cloth diaper strategy to accommodate. In the initial stages, we simply added another 3 layer microfiber cloth insert into our cloth diaper for increased absorbency. When it was time to change the inserts, we transitioned to the 5 layer bamboo charcoal insert which drastically helped. We also opted for the 5 layer bamboo charcoal inserts with gussets to help minimize any leakages.

While the inserts themselves will hold up and absorb practically forever, peak absorbaency really depends on how frequently you wash your cloth diapers and how long you've used your cloth diapers. After a year an a half of consistent use, we noticed it was time to replace the inserts as the microfibers started to "flatten out" making it less absorbent than before.

So there you have it – a crash course in cloth diapers that proves they're more than just a way to catch baby's little "surprises." From saving the planet to enhancing your baby's style, cloth diapers are a game-changer in the world of parenting. So, gear up, embrace the adventure!


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