June 16, 2011

Traveling with Cloth: Which diapers are best?

If you're a cloth diapering family, traveling while you have a little one in diapers can seem like a problem or at least a major inconvenience.

A lot will depend upon where you're going, how long you'll be gone, whether or not you'll have access to washing facilities and so on.  You may be considering using disposables while traveling but the truth is, you don't need to!

The perfect solution for traveling with cloth is to choose a Hyrbid Cloth Diaper System such as Flip or GroVia.  Both give you the freedom to use their reusable cover over either a cloth/reusable insert or use them with a biodegradable/disposable absorbent soaker pad.

So, if you're trip is starting out and you'll be airport hopping or traveling great distances in the car, you can opt for the biodegradable inserts and you won't have to change the cover throughout the day unless it gets soiled or really moist.  You won't have to worry about toting around dirty diapers and the last thing you'll probably want to do when you arrive at your destination is worry about washing diapers right away.

Another perk to using a hybrid system is that the covers/shells can be washed and dried rather quickly and without electricity.  You could feasably wash them in a restroom's sink, under a hose at a campground or in a hotel room.  Then lay to dry in the sun, in the back window of your car or hang on a clothesline.

If you have the means and will be able to wash cloth inserts then you'd have the option to use those as well.  Both the Flip and GroVia systems are a one-size waterproof outer cover that can be used with their Bio Inserts, Cloth Inserts, Soaker Pads, Prefolds or Fitteds.  They provide the traveling family with a variety of options and freedom.

GroVia's Bio Soakers come in packs of 20 or 50 for a very reasonable price and Flip's Disposable Inserts come in packages of 18. 

Visit Cloth Diaper Outlet and check out their great selection of in-stock cloth diapers and accessories.  Don't forget about their FREE USA Shipping on Orders over $35.00!

June 14, 2011

Trophy Tuesday Teething Edition! Enter to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate! CLOSED

This week's Trophy Tuesday we're featuring some of our super cool teething products!

There's no denying that when your little one is teething, they want to put EVERYTHING in their mouths.  That's why it's important to make sure you have safe, non-toxic teether's that they can chew on until their heart's content.

Our Oh Plah! Teething Cuff is an absolute must have.  Perfect for use as both a toy and a teether they are non-toxic and bacteria resistant.

Want something that will double as a beautiful piece of jewelry for mom and a teether?  Choose a Teething Bling Bracelet!  On clearance for just $6.75, Regularly $10.99.  These cute bangle bracelets are the perfect accessory.  Aside from teething they also keep a nursing babies hands busy while your breastfeeding.

Teething Bling uses only the highest-quality, phthalate-free, federally approved silicone in their line. The material is non-toxic, latex-free, food–safe, even dishwasher-friendly! It is the same silicone used in many other popular teething products and SGS test reports are available upon request. 

Wooden Teething Toy & Necklace, This versatile necklace can be worn by a mom or a dad.  Each necklace is made from two different types of wood so that you can change up the look of it easily.  Some are different by color and some by styles of the grains of the woods.   All the pendents are suspended on a hemp cord to keep it natural and safe for you and baby!

For more information on our Wooden Teething Necklaces please read our FAQ page here. 

Want to win a Gift Certificate to Cloth Diaper Outlet so that you can purchase the Teething Product, Cloth Diapers or other item of your choice?  Enter to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Cloth Diaper Outlet

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Winner of the Knickernappies Prefold & OneSize Cover is...Breanne T!

Better late than never! Due to an oversight on my part a winner was never chosen for the Knickernappies Prefolds and Palm Tree Diapers Onesize Cover! Thankfully this morning I realized it and with the help of Random.org a winner was chosen!

Lucky comment 355 belongs to Breanne T of Yankee Doodle Sweetheart!  Breanne, please check your email for a notification from us and to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered, please check back in just a little bit for our next Trophy Tuesday cloth diapers debut!

June 13, 2011

How to keep your cloth diapers stain free!

Guest Post by Laura

So you want to keep your cloth diapers white and new-looking? You don’t want to use harsh chemicals that are harmful to your baby’s delicate skin and the environment?

I’ve rounded up some of the best ways to keep your diapers stain-free!
  • There’s no need to use a “wet” pail. Just put your wet diapers directly in a diaper pail with a washable, waterproof pail liner.

  • Use a diaper sprayer to spray all the solids off of the diaper. (You can also use a diaper liner if you prefer not to use a sprayer. There’s also the dunk & swish method as well.) Whichever of these 3 methods you use, you’ll want to make sure you get the soiled diaper wet and wring out just enough water so it’s not dripping wet. Then place it into your diaper pail until it’s time to wash.

  • Turn your wash to a cold rinse cycle and let the diapers soak overnight with about ¼ cup baking soda. In the morning, let the cold cycle run. Afterwards, set to a hot cycle and add your preferred cloth diaper detergent.

  • If your diapers still have light staining, try sunning them directly after washing.  The sun has a natural “bleaching” effect.  If sunning doesn’t work, try adding some lemon juice directly to the stain, and re-sun the diaper. *Use caution because lemon juice can have a bleaching effect. You’ll have to re-wash the diaper after lemon juice treatment before using on your baby again!

  • I usually go no more than 2 days between washings. This increases the possibility of set-in stains and also smelly diapers!

    Always check with the manufacturers’ recommendations before using different detergents or additives to your wash cycle.  If your stains don’t come out after trying these methods, just remember that-after all, it’s just a diaper. And your baby is just going to poop in it again!

    Laura’s Bio:  Laura is a wife and stay-at-home mother to her 3 daughters. She enjoys cloth diapering, bike riding, reading, walking, and arts & crafts.  You can visit her blog at Chalooby Baby.