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5 Steps to Converting Dad to the Cloth Side

Convincing a fellow mama to switch to cloth is fairly easy. What mom wouldn’t want to save money, the environment, prevent rashes AND have a cute fluff butt on their baby? But getting dad on board is a whole different spectrum. Lots of dads already cringe at the idea of having to touch a poopy disposable diaper. A cloth diaper to them just sounds even worse since now you have to wash the poopy cloth diaper and *gasp* reuse it. It may take some work to convince dad, but it is doable. Here are 5 tips for convincing dad that fluff is the way to go: 1. You’ll save all sorts of money. There are so many different infographics out there on how much money you can save with even just part-time cloth. While talking to a friend about converting, she mentioned she had already spent $40 on disposables that week and needed to get some more on her way home…and it was only Thursday! I used that as a Segway and told her with $40 she could get at least 2-3 diapers that will last her to potty training! She took that bit and told her husband. Now they’re slowly converting to cloth! With that in mind, that money could be used elsewhere, like for a new tool, video game, date night or toy for the baby. Why throw …

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Daddy’s Favorite Diapers

We are glad to have a Daddy who has jumped all in with our (AKA my) cloth diaper obsession. After some practice and patience, he now can put on any diaper style/system we own! However, there are some styles/systems that he NEVER reaches for, and ones he always grabs! Our Stash Our stash consists of a mix of pocket diapers (BumGenius 4.0’s), All-In-One’s (BumGenius Freetimes, Grovia AIO, Bottombumpers and SmartBottoms) and All-in-Two’s (Grovia Hybrids).  We use the Freetime’s mainly for daycare and then also use Flip covers with either a Grovia Prefold wrapped around a Grovia booster or two, or a Kissaluv’s fitted for nighttime. What Does Daddy Always Grab and Why? If given his own choice, Daddy always puts the little one in an All-in-Two, our Grovia Hybrid. To me, this is a surprising choice to be his favorite! However, here are his reasons: No Flaps or Stuffing. Just snap in the soaker pad and go. He loves that the system is simple. If the insert is just wet, the shell can be re-used! Great fit with the extra hip snaps. He never thinks he’s put it on too loose. Cute prints! His absolute favorite Grovia shell is Woodlands.  I happen to love it as well J While this is a retired print, the new prints available now are super cute too! What Diaper Does Daddy Never Put On …

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Daddy On Board

5 Tips for getting Dad’s (or other family members) on board with cloth diapering: Make it easy.  At my house my husband often gets confused with different brands, snap settings, adjustable elastics, and is especially mystified by prefolds and covers.  He wouldn’t change a diaper if he had to mess around with a different settings every change.  My advice is to have at least 6-8  (depending on how often he changes the baby) of one type of diaper to avoid confusion with how one brand vs. another goes on.  At my house we have several different brands, but my husband exclusively uses bumGenius 4.0 aplix closure.  I have the rise already snapped to the correct setting, and I pre-stuff the pockets for him.  All he has to do is take off the dirty diaper, toss it in the diaper pail, grab a clean one and Velcro it on.  He even has a drawer in the changing table for all of “his” diapers. Make it fun!  I wrote my husband a cute card that said “Roses are red, violets are blue.  Now you can change me when I go poo” and gifted him 3 bumGenius aplix and 1 Kawaii in camouflage print (he’s Army) for Valentine’s Day from our daughter.  He laughed, and then asked when the last time she was changed was, so he could make sure the new diapers …

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Happy Father’s Day!

Today we want to honor all the cool cloth diapers daddies. Here is a roundup of just a few cool cloth diaper dads! Would you like to be a contributor on The Cloth Diaper Whisperer? We’re always looking for creative writers who would like to share their cloth diapering tips. To find out more Contact Us

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Cool Cloth Diaper Dads

I am currently winning a bet at work. More specifically, I am winning a bet that says that I would never be able to stick with using cloth diapers on my son for more than a week or two. My son is now 15 months old and still is wearing them. I am now a cloth diapering dad. Before my son was born, I didn’t have a lot of experience with babies, let alone with diapers. And when you said cloth diapers, I imagined a thin piece of fabric (far too thin for what it was containing!) and a gigantic safety pin. I imagined having to memorize a million complicated types of origami folds. I imagined being covered from head to toe in…you know. So I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that modern cloth diapers were different. They incorporate a lot of technology and thought that I didn’t anticipate. Plus, they are easy to use! My favorites are definitely bumGenius Freetimes. I reach for them first, although I use everything in our collection: even the fitteds. Over the past 15 months, I have become convinced that cloth diapers are Good for our baby (no rash) Good for the environment (no trash) Good for our wallet (no throwing money away) My wife has been a driving force behind our family’s decision to start using cloth diapers, but I am definitely …

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