Saturday, December 11, 2010

Top Three in Cloth Diapering

Everyone has favorites.  If you have been cloth diapering awhile you may have developed quite a stash trying out many different kinds of cloth diapers and brands.  Even if you are new to cloth diapering you have probably already developed some favorites. 

I’ve been cloth diapering for nearly 9 years now.  While I have three current favorites, my favorites have changed throughout the years.  Here are my current top three favorite styles of cloth diapers.

  1. Pocket diapers. 
 
Pocket diapers are typically made with a waterproof outer layer and an inner layer of stay dry material.  Absorbent material is placed in between the two layers.  While all-in-ones are quite easy to use, I like the adjustability of the pocket diaper.  I often use a trifolded prefold in the pocket of the diaper for extra absorbency too.  It is my number one choice for night since I can place absorbent cotton and hemp into the pocket and have stay dry material up against my baby’s skin.  Some popular pocket diapers are Fuzzi Bunz and Bum Genius.


  1. All-in-one pocket diapers.   

These diapers are pocket diapers and all in one diapers.  Essentially they are all in one diapers with a pocket to add extra absorbency.   They are typically made with outer waterproof material, an inner layer of stay dry material and a soaker pad sewn into the pocket of the diaper.  These diapers can be used as trim fitting all-in-ones and adapt as necessary for heavier wetting times by adding extra absorbency into the pocket.  Some versions are made by Drybees and BumGenius. 



  1. Wool covers. 

Wool covers are simply diaper covers made out of wool.  They can be used over prefolds and fitted diapers.  Wool covers don’t seem to fit with my other choices, but I can’t help but love them.  I find them to be the perfect breathable cover.  While they may be bulkier than PUL covers I’ve found them to be a workhorse.  I’ve tried many different varieties and like both the front closure style as well as the pull-on.  I do use them with my pocket diapers or my combo aio/pocket diapers too.  At night I use a wool cover as extra protection to keep my little one’s pajamas and bed dry.  Some versions are made by Kissaluvs and Imse Vimse.

So those are my personal top three.  Over the past 9 years I have tried so many different cloth diapers and my favorites have changed over the years.  Prefolds with covers, fitteds and covers, all in ones, and pocket diapers have all been on my favorites list at one point in time. 

What about you?  What are your favorites?  Whether you have been cloth diapering 2 years or 2 weeks you have probably developed some favorities.  Please share your favorites in the comment section.   Anyone else have the same top three that I do?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

FuzziBunz Owner and Creator of "Modern Cloth Diapers" - Tereson Dupuy on
CBS News Eye on Parenting Show!
This is truly a big deal for Cloth Diapering industry, it might be the first time when cloth diapers received national attention from such popular news program on a national TV network. So many more parents will be introduced to the idea of modern cloth diapers and will hopefully become converts. I personalty have great respect for Tereson and FuzziBunz brand, we had a chance to meet in person this past September in a trade show and she is as easy going and pleasant to talk to as in this segment. Here is part of what she has said about her appearance on CBS:
"OK - I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!
Last week I flew to NYC to film a segment for CBS News "Eye on Parenting" as a "cloth diaper expert." It was rushed, last minute and I had about a day (ok 10 years really) to prepare. This was the chance I have been waiting for - to REALLY talk up CLOTH DIAPERING as a REAL option for THE MODERN MOM!
This segment aired today online at CBSNEWS.com and MAY possibly be used in future AIRTIME segments. Regardless, this is a VERY BIG DEAL for the Cloth Diaper Industry as a whole....manufacturers, retailers and cloth diaper using families."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Free Boba Baby Carrier Contest Winner

Thank you for participating! The correct answer was Fuzzi Bunz.  



The winner of the drawing is Diaper Dad.


The winner needs to contact customerservice@thanksmama.com to claim the prize.

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