Thursday, May 16, 2013
Flip Diapers are a really popular hybrid diapering option that can often bridge the gap between the full-time cloth diapering family, and the part-time cloth diapering family. They're an affordable and adorable system that is super flexible and customizable, which make them a perfect diaper to have on hand for everything from daily use to family vacations where you may not have access to a washer and dryer.
If you've never heard of Flip Diapers, let me tell you about them! They're made by BumGenius so you can find Flips in all the same amazing colors and prints as your favorite Freetime or Elemental, but they are much more adaptable. The Flip cloth diaper system is a waterproof shell with flaps on the top and bottom of the cover that lets you easily tuck in the insert of your choice.
This is where Flips really shine.
There are so many options when it comes to Flip inserts that there really isn't a situation where you wouldn't be able to make Flips work for you. If you are an Organic Cotton lover, you will be pleased to know that Flip Diapers make a 100% Oeko-Tex certified organic cotton insert that is both soft and absorbent. If you only want natural fibers touching your baby's most sensitive skin, this is a perfect option for you. You can also choose to use Organic Night Time Inserts for extra night-time absorbency.
A couple of things that you will need to know about Flip's organic cotton inserts-
-They are super soft!
-They are certified organic! You don't need to worry about harsh chemicals or pesticides touching baby's sensitive skin.
-They are not stay-dry inserts. What this means is that your baby will feel wetness once they've gone to the bathroom, but a lot of moms say that this seems to have helped their babies potty-learn much more quickly. Once your child is old enough to realize that they feel wet once they pee, they will want to avoid that feeling. That means you will have a toddler who will want to use the potty- which will hopefully mean less accidents and less reluctance to potty-learn!
-You can customize the absorbency of these inserts depending on how you fold them, allowing for a lot of flexibility.
For you mamas who prefer a stay-dry insert, Flip Diapers has you covered too! Their Stay Dry Inserts are made of 3 layers of absorbent microfiber and a layer of soft suedecloth that will wick moisture away from your baby and keep them feeling nice and dry. If you're using Flips with a newborn you can also find newborn stay dry inserts that will be the perfect size for your sweet new prince or princess, no folding necessary.
Let's recap a few things about Flip Diaper's Stay Dry Inserts-
-Soft suedecloth covers 3 layers of microfiber, keeping your baby dry while easily containing whatever your little one throws at it.
-Incredibly easy to lay inside of your Flip Diaper Cover, no folding needed.
-Also available in Newborn size inserts!
Now here is where Flip Diapers are different than most other diapering systems, and where you cloth diapering families can find an easy way to diaper your babies while you're on the road, moving, traveling, or just dealing with a sick baby and the kind of poops that you just don't really want to spray off of a cloth diaper (we've all been there, don't worry!). Flip Diapers makes disposable inserts that fit into your Flip Diaper Cover!
Flip Disposable Inserts are Oeko-Tex certified to be free of harmful substances, so you don't have to spend your time fretting about what you might be putting up against your baby's bottom. They also feature a fold-down rise that lets you get just the right fit no matter what size you have your baby's Flip Diaper Shell snapped to. Flip Disposable Inserts are thin and absorbent, so you won't take up precious luggage space when you take your Flip system on vacation with you.
A few of my favorite things about Flip Disposable Inserts-
-Inserts are super thin, but very absorbent. This makes them perfect for daily use, or just the occasional trip out of town. Either way, they're not going to take up much room in your house, your suitcase, or your car. Perfect to keep a few in your diaper bag in case of emergencies.
-Free of harmful substances. No harsh chemicals or scary materials used here!
-Fold down sizing lets you get just the right fit, no matter the size of your baby.
-An easy and economical way to diaper your baby in those situations where you just can't use cloth.
The last Flip insert I want to tell you all about today is the Flip Potty Trainer Pads. These Pads fit inside of the Flip Potty Trainer Shell and are made out of 6 layers of organic cotton jersey. They attach to the inside of the Shell with hook and loop, and are very absorbent.
Flip Potty Trainer Pads are a great option for potty-training a toddler because-
-Inserts are easy to switch out after an accident. Just detach the pad, wipe down the Shell, and pop in a new one.
-Flip Potty Trainer Pads are organic cotton, which helps your Toddler with potty-learning because it lets them feel when they are wet.
The Flip Diapering system truly is one of the most adaptable, easy to use systems out there today. There is an insert to fit every situation and preference, and since you are able to use the shell for more than one diaper change, it makes it a very economical way to cloth diaper. Or partially cloth diaper. And that is the beauty of Flips. You can make them work for you and your baby in any situation because they are so customizable.
Not to mention adorable.