September 7, 2012

A Mama's Top 3 Cloth Diapers for Chubby Babies!

Diapers That Work Great for Chubby Babies! 

I have been blessed with two sweet boys who have both been chubby little guys as infants. So it took me a bit to find cloth diapers that I loved for my little guys. I wanted diapers to fit well and last but I didn’t want diapers that were too tight on my boys’ chubby little thighs or waist. Here are a few diapers that I think work great for chubby babes!

1.Softbums Diapers- Both the Echo and the Omni diaper have their Slide2Size system which allows you to fit the diaper perfectly to your baby. You can adjust how tight or lose the fit will be around the legs so you get a perfect fit just for your baby! No worrying about the diaper being too tight and uncomfortable or too lose and causing leaks!

2.Fuzzibunz One-Size Diapers- Fuzzibunz one-size diapers are also adjustable in the legs as well as the waist. These diapers also have a unique adjustable system on the inside of the diaper using buttons. I have found they go really small and really large so it’s great for chubby babies as well as skinny babies!

3.BumGenius 4.0 One-Size Diaper- BumGenius One Size Diapers, I like these for chubby babies because they run so large. It can be adjusted to three sizes to fit approximately 7-35 pounds. I used these diapers on my oldest until he was potty trained at about 32 pounds. Also, the elastic around the leg openings is soft and stretchy so I rarely had issues with red imprints in my baby.

These diapers are my top three picks for my chubby baby boys. I have tried many cloth diapers and I find that these three diapers work the best at keeping the mess in but not being too tight and uncomfortable on their chubby thighs and waist.

Bio: Michelle is the mom behind The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a Second Time Mom! She is a stay-at-home mommy of two boys, Noah and Isaac. She loves to write about cloth diapering, breastfeeding, green living, and life as a mommy of two! 

September 4, 2012

Trophy Tuesday, Win a Diaper Sprayer or Save 15% this week only!

Trophy Tuesday time!  This week's TT Giveaway is a great cloth diaper accessory, the Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer!

Diaper Sprayers can require an investment and many cloth diapering families end up trying to go without as a result.

This week you can save 15% off the purchase of a Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer when you use code TROPHY at checkout or you can enter our giveaway and you just might WIN one!

Diaper Sprayers are considered a must-have cloth diaper accessory by many and they've got moms and dads not wanting to live without them!
The Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer is perfect for rinsing out soiled diapers quickly and conveniently; no dunking! It is especially helpful for babies eating solid foods. Complete pre-assembled kit fits in minutes with the smallest spray profile and multiple flow settings for minimum over-spray. Reinforced fittings for years of leak-free trouble free use.  Great also for washing out toddler potties and potty training rings. 

The Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer is a complete kit fully assembled for your convenience.  The complete package includes trigger operated sprayer, flow control valve, compression connectors, wall bracket (which hooks to side of toilet easily), screws, and anchors.

Knickernappies provides a 1 year warranty on their diaper sprayers! 

Win It! Enter to win a Knickernappies Diaper Sprayer from Cloth Diaper Outlet via the Rafflecopter form below.

Sale!  Purchase a Knickernappies Sprayer this week at Cloth Diaper Outlet and use code TROPHY for 15% off!

*Giveaway is open to the USA & Canada.  Winners entries will be verified.

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Nipping Diaper Rash in the Bum

Tips for preventing unwanted diaper rash!

I was always told that if I used cloth diapers my baby wouldn’t get diaper rash. So what is a mom to do when out of the blue, my little baby’s bottom started to turn red. “Oh know” I thought, “this isn’t supposed to happen with cloth diapers”, but it did. So what are you supposed to do if baby comes down with diaper rash in cloth diapers…or better yet, how can you prevent diaper rash?

Here are a few tips that will help you keep diaper rash at bay…and with the birds!

1) Change your baby often. Since cloth diapers aren’t filled with chemicals (like disposables) that keep the baby from feeling/getting wet, you baby will get wet. We all know that one cause of diaper rash is being wet for an extended period of time. So change baby every 2-3 hours. This time frame is only an estimate. Newborn babies and some teething babies may need to be changed more often.

2) Invest in a good cloth diaper safe rash cream/ointment/balm/coconut oil. When using cloth diapers, you cannot use a regular rash ointment such as balmex or desitin. These ointments can bind to your diapers making them ineffective and cause them to repel moisture.

3) Let your baby Air it Out every once in awhile. Throw down a towel and let baby crawl around naked. This will help circulate air to the potential rash area.

4) Try Babylegs. Strut that cute bum with matching leg warmers! Baby legwarmers allow for air to circulate in and around the diaper area.

5) Try Wool or Fleece. You may think that wool or fleece may be too hot for baby, or even lock in moisture, but in reality, both wool and fleece allow for air to circulate through the bum.

Have you struggled with diaper rash in cloth diapers before? What are your best tips to preventing and treating it?

Bio: Julie is a semi-stay-at-home mom to her handsome son J.T. who is 7 months old and wife to hubby Jered who is a teacher and pastor. J.T. provided her motivation to start Cloth Diapering! Not wanting to expose his little bum to all those chemicals in disposables and not returning to work full time, she was looking for a safe and inexpensive alternative. Cloth Diapering were her answer! Julie considers herself an advocate for cloth diapers and with her blog, My ClothDiaper Stash, she hopes to share her passion and help others reap the benefits too.