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Cloth Diapers? You’re Crazy!

If I had a nickel for everyone who told me, “This woman is crazy if she think parents are going to cloth diaper again, no way!” I’d, well, have a whole lotta nickels! So many people batted down my idea to invent a modern cloth diaper back in 1999. There were many naysayers. Albeit, I have to admit that now I hear more often “If those FuzziBunz would have been available when my child was in diapers, I would have definitely used them” or “Those diapers are awesome, I’m so glad I now know about them,” I should start collecting nickels from people who tell me that now. A valuable lesson I learned along the way was to trust in myself. With all the naysayers out there, I had to trust that cloth diapering could come back in-style and that a strong-willed entrepreneur like myself could make it happen. It was a huge risk starting something that many thought was doomed to fail. But I knew if I focused on these negatives I would, myself, become negative; however, if I focused on what I could control and if I put faith in myself, my ideas and my capabilities, I knew I could do anything. Today I couldn’t have been more proud to see all the moms turn out to set the world record for most [cloth] diaper changes done simultaneously. …

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Fuzzi Memories: I Have Diaper Changing Envy

It’s funny how the ordinary and sometimes icky task of changing diapers is something us mothers moan and groan about. Let’s face it, it’s not the most exciting thing we do and no one likes to do things when poop and pee are involved. But as a mom with diaper-less children (my youngest is now 9), I honesty can admit that I miss diaper changing duty. Here’s why: Diaper changing time used to be so exciting for me. I used to use my children’s bottoms as experimental havens for trialing new cloth diapering products. Now I depend on my network of moms to help trial the new products; however, nothing can replace the day-to-day personal experiences I used to have. I miss that. Further, I really miss diaper changing time. While the poop and pee left much to be desired (stinky!), I miss those intimate moments with my kids where I cleaned them up, nuzzled with them and soaked in all the smiles they had to offer. Diaper changing duty was fun indeed! Kids grow up fast and what seems like mundane, day-to-day chores soon become the pinnacle of your fond memories. Enjoy diaper changes and everything it has to offer – it goes by fast! Known as the “Mother of the Modern Cloth Diaper,” Tereson Dupuy invented the cloth diaper that started the entire modern cloth diapering movement more …

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Why is Fleece an Important Component to Your Cloth Diaper?

Many moms may not realize that fleece revolutionized the diapering world. Without fleece, I may have never invented the modern cloth diaper, FuzziBunz. Fleece is found in many cloth diapers today because it really is a wonder fabric. It’s really a simple concept, but worth explaining in simple terms. Fleece, by nature, allows moisture to pass through it. It’s not very absorbent. This means your baby will stay dry when wearing diapers with an inside fleece layer. When baby urinates, the moisture passes through to the inside layer, where it is absorbed by a microterry, hemp or other absorbent material(s). The fleece layer, of the most part, stays dry against baby’s skin. By staying dry, it keeps wetness off baby’s skin and may make for fewer diaper and moisture irritations on your baby’s private parts. Because fleece allows moisture to flow through it, it does require some special care. First of all, fleece often allows soap to build up on it. Soap scum build up will create a layer of gunk on the diapers, not freely allowing urine to pass through to the absorbent layers below. Minimal soap and detergents with clean-rinsing agents should be used when washing diapers with fleece. Only some detergents are manufacturer-approved to wash with fleece diapers, including FuzziBunz Cloth Diaper Detergent, Rockin’ Green, Allen’s Naturally and Charlie’s Soap. Also, it’s important that no fabric softeners …

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What Is a Pocket Diaper and Why Is It Important?

There are a variety of types of cloth diapers for sale and the choices can be overwhelming for someone new to this modern cloth diapering world. But one diaper-type that is popular-yet-sometimes-misunderstood is the pocket-style diaper. FuzziBunz was the first modern cloth diaper to popularize the pocket concept in 2000 and the invention has taken off ever since then. So let’s talk about some questions you might have about the popular “pocket-style” diaper What is a “Pocket” diaper? A pocket cloth diaper has a pocket opening in the middle of the diaper where you can stuff absorbent materials inside the diaper. Think of a pocket diaper as one with three key components: You have the inside fleece layer that lays dry against baby’s skin,  You have a colorful outer shell that keeps the wetness contained inside the diaper, and  You have a pocket opening that you and stuff something like a microterry cotton insert or washcloth inside it. Why are “Pocket” diapers important? Pockets serve a variety of important functions, making a cloth diaper more versatile. First of all, a pocket opening allows for customizable absorbency. If your baby is a heavy wetter or you are looking for leak-proof, nighttime protection, you can choose to stuff extra materials inside the pocket. A little trial and error will help you find the right amount of absorbency materials you’ll need. A second …

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Diaper Changing Etiquette When Outside of the Home

We’ve all been there. Unsightly bathrooms. A friend’s house. A parking lot. Diaper changes happen everywhere! Are you aware that there are unwritten diaper changing etiquette rules to be aware of when outside the confines of your own home? Let’s discuss some of them: Public bathroom with a changing table. A good rule of thumb is to wipe down the changing table before you change your baby, and then it’s good etiquette to wipe it down afterwards too. This will help prevent spreading germs, urine and feces. Every time someone flushes the toilet in the bathroom, little pieces of their business may be sprinkled around. I used to carry disinfectant wipes with me – but a standard wipe or wet paper towel will do. Always use a changing pad too. Bathroom with no changing table. We’ve all been there. You need to change your baby’s diaper but the insensitive restaurant has no changing tables in the bathroom. Avoid putting your baby on the bathroom floor at all costs. The floor is a hotbed for germs – ick! If your baby can stand up, place some paper towels on the floor and change your baby while he stands. Otherwise your car – or anywhere for that matter – is a better option. Airplanes. Most airplanes have compact changing tables in the bathroom, but not all do and that can create quite …

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