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Dad Gives a Thumbs Up for Thirsties Duo All-In-One

My husband is not a fan of cloth diapers. Well, that’s not true. He is just not a fan of the majority of the cloth diapers in our stash! The snaps closures confuse him. (It is tough to wrestle a diaper onto a toddler, especially one that snaps closed – so I’ll give him a pass there!) He always has issues with them leaking (probably because of how he snaps them), and he’s constantly asking me, “I have to put what insert where?!” Needless to say – when I leave my son with him for more than a couple of hours, he ends up putting him in disposables, because they’re “easier”. So, I was on the hunt to add some more “daddy-friendly” diapers to our stash, because I was tired of taking out diaper trash twice a week. I obviously needed something that didn’t require snapping or stuffing, but was also budget-friendly. Right about the same time, Thirsties debuted their new “Polka Dance” print for the Duo All-In-One. I was in love with the design. I had to have it! But now that my son is so close to potty-training, I try not to be swayed too much by the cuteness of cloth diapers (otherwise I would buy them all!) So, my love of polka dots aside, I had to make sure this was a diaper that would serve its …

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Dads and Diapers: The Art of Persuasion

I’ve always wanted to cloth diaper because I wanted to help save the planet. However, my husband hasn’t always shared my enthusiasm for environmentalism; I knew I’d need my best persuasion skills to get him on board. Just in case my skills didn’t cut it and cloth diapers went over like recycling, I was fully prepared to play the “I’m pregnant! Do what I want!” card. I figured if it came down to it, I would take on the brunt of the responsibility myself until I could wrangle him into doing them too. Since I didn’t actually want all of the diaper responsibility for our upcoming little bundle of joy, I carefully planned my strategy for getting him to see how wonderful cloth diapering could be. I decided my best bet was to go for maximum impact right away and tell him how it would improve our bank account. I initially approached the topic armed with lots of financial research. To my surprise, our first discussion about cloth diapers didn’t even start with the questions I expected, (like, how much will it cost?) To my benefit, he had no experience with any diapers, let alone cloth, so he mainly wanted to know what would be involved. I explained that it would require us to do more laundry, but they would be so much better for the baby, our bank account, …

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From The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Archives: Why Prefolds Are Easier Than You Think

From The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Archives! This is a favorite blog post about how prefolds can be so easy to use. Originally posted on Jan.20th, 2011. I found a new favorite cloth diaper. It is very absorbent and I never have leaks. It is affordable and easy to use. No, it’s not the latest pocket or all-in-one diaper. It’s not fancy. There’s not even a whole lot of science behind it. In fact, it’s a little bit old fashioned. What is it, you may ask? It’s the prefold. Scary, yes, I know. When I first started cloth diapering my newborn four months ago, I scoffed at prefolds. Why use those ancient things when there are so many awesome new diapers on the market? But then I found out their dirty little secret: they are cheap and effective, and not nearly as difficult as I imagined them to be. I decided to try prefolds one day because my rapidly-growing son had hit a point where I was struggling to get his diapers to fit him properly. He changed so much day to day and I was getting frustrated. I was also getting lots of leaks. And, with so many great, convenient diapers on the market, there just had to be a reason that some parents still prefered to use prefolds and flats. What did I have to lose? If I didn’t …

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Meet May’s Spotlight MOM: Christina Probeyahn

We are a proud family of spontaneous triplet boys born prematurely at only 28wks in Dec 2010 who are now thriving 16-mo-old toddlers! What is the #1 reason you cloth diaper your baby? We use cloth mainly because of the cost savings. Diapering three little tushies is expensive! Who has been your biggest cloth diapering supporter/cheerleader? When I announced I would be cloth diapering triplets I was met with much skepticism and doubt from everyone around me. Most of my initial support came from online strangers but since we began my family has grown to embrace the cloth lifestyle. What is your favorite diaper and why? We currently love the ease and convenience of our bumGenius Elementals. They are a super soft fabric, one-size to grow with our boys, and the fact that they are AIO makes it easy for our helpers to be as comfortable with them as they are with disposables. If you had one superhero power, what would it be and why? The power to make my children sleep when they are supposed to! Describe your parenting style using three words. Passionate, efficient, elmo What is one product you absolutely can’t live without? Fleece Liners How do you think being a mother has changed you? Becoming a parent has made me see that God’s plan for me is so much greater than any plan I ever had …

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