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This week's Fluff Friday winner is laurettabear!

She will receive:
2-BabyKicks 3g One-Size Bumboo Cloth Diapers

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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Diaper rash is one of the worst things in my opinion when it comes to diapering.  I’m willing to bet there are other moms out there who are frustrated with diaper rashes also, and as a fellow cloth diaper-er I wanted to share a few tips.

First off, my experience with diaper rash has been extensive.  My middle child, and now youngest also, are wheat-gluten intolerant (still going through inconclusive tests for Celiac disease).  There are diaper rashes, and then there are allergy diaper rashes.  You’re dealing with a whole other monster.  The rashes with our oldest lasted almost an entire year while we tried to find the culprit.

Whenever either of my children ingest a wheat or gluten product, there is massive diarrhea within 24 hours, and a large open blistering rash follows, usually with the first awful diaper.  Most people  can’t believe we choose to cloth diaper through diarrhea…but honestly it helps SO much.
 
We don’t have the “up the back” blowouts with our diapers, especially our bumGenius 3.0s.  It all stays contained nicely.  Using our own cloth wipes and homemade wipe solution saves money as we go through many in a short amount of time.  Our house also doesn’t stink (take your average stinky diaper and multiply it by 10 for an allergy diaper) because we use our diaper sprayer to put the entire stinky mess down the toilet, not into the trash.

Another thing we love about using cloth diapers is when the rash is so bad it starts to bleed (about day 2) we put on a flat or a pre-fold with a snappi and no cover.  They breathe nicely while still protecting our furniture/carpet.  As soon as they are wet/dirty we can tell and change them.  Nothing sits on their skin more than a few seconds.  This also helps dry the rash out so it can heal faster. 
A lukewarm bath with lots of baking soda in the bottom of the tub/sink helps heal them up.  We use Grandma El’s diaper cream after to help protect the rash area.  It smells nice and does a decent job protecting them.

Although we hate to do it, and it is hard to admit, there are times when we have to use disposables.  I know, I know.  Their rashes have gotten bad enough though that we have to put prescription cream on them because of infection.  Our diapers are an investment and I do not recommend using any diaper cream on your cloth that isn’t CD friendly.  Even with Grandma El’s we use a disposable liner to help protect the build-up on our diapers.  Along with that, we do what is medically necessary for them-bleeding blistered bottoms are nothing to mess with.
 
Thankfully our two year old is now potty trained and has learned to not eat every little thing he can get his hands on!  But now we’re starting the journey all over again with our 11 month old.  We’re just so glad we have cloth diapers and CD accessories to help us get through!

By Jenney
Jenney is a home daycare provider and mommy of three.  She has been cloth diapering since October, 2008.  www.thedraystoday.blogspot.com
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Dealin' With Diaper Rash

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How To Pack Your Cloth Diaper Bag

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Visit our DiaperShops.com Facebook page today to ener to win an itti bitti Deluxe diaper kit valued at $525!

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It was a look I will never forget.  My mother's face was overwrought with terror, shame and disgust.  I thought she might threaten to send me straight to my room.  It was the day when I told her about my new purchase of cloth menstrual pads.

Now, my mother is about as eco-conscious as a Dixie Cup manufacturer on a bad hair day.  But I totally thought she would be proud of me for being so thrifty and trying re-usable, cloth pads.  Nope.  When I told her about them, and dared to suggest that she might want to order some cloth pantyliners - she gasped, as if I'd just invited her to engage in illegal and immoral activities. "Oh Amanda," she said, "we used things like that when I was growing up because we had to.  Regular maxi-pads didn't exist!  No, no - I wouldn't ever use them again."  My mom is nearly 70.  She cloth-diapered a couple of my brothers and was glad to switch to disposables with my sister and I.  However, she was really impressed by the modern cloth diapers I had chosen to use with my children.  She just wasn't ready to hear about my new purchase - and she wanted no part of it.

Admittedly, the apple hadn't fallen far from the tree.  Years earlier, an ex-hippie, co-worker of mine was telling me about the good old days she had lived in the sixties - and about another hippie friend of hers who had used cloth diapers and "even used cloth maxi-pads."  At that time, I had never even heard of such a thing.  I also shot down the idea with a sick look on my face.  "That's insane."  I replied.  We both agreed that the concept was just gross.

It wasn't until I got my first, postpartum period - when my firstborn was about 10 months old, that I thought of the concept of cloth menstrual care again.  My tune had changed so much by then - after saving so much money buying cloth diapers, after seeing how comfortable my daughter looked in her fluff, and after knowing that I didn't really want to dump so much trash in a landfill - I was ready to open my mind.  And I'm just so glad that I did.

I bought my first set of cloth pads and I was instantly hooked.  Here are some reasons to give cloth pads a try:
  • They are SO soft against my skin.  I truly forget that I'm wearing a pad at all.
  • Because of the superior absorbency, cloth pads don't need to be changed as often as paper ones. 
  • NO ODOR.  You know that unfresh scent that can sometimes occur when you wear a regular maxi-pad?  Nonexistent with cloth pads.
  • Savings - obviously none of us spend all that much on menstrual care - but wouldn't it be nice to never spend another penny on disposable pads or tampons?
  • No adverse side effects.  The dry-weave layer of most pads can cause vaginal dryness and irritate hemorrhoids.  (I never thought I would write a blog post that included the word hemorrhoids.)
Kelly's Closet carries the Happy Heiny's Mama Pads - an excellent choice for menstrual care.  But take my advice, and don't tell your mom about them.

By Amanda W.
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You re-use those?!

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Do you LOVE to chat about all things cloth or baby-related? If so, we’d love to hear from you. The Cloth Diaper Whisperer is currently looking for Guest Blogger posts! Here are the details:

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