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The Stay Dry Fleece Liner: A Versatile Accessory

Cloth diapering is simple. Depending on your baby and your diaper preference (prefolds, pockets, AIOs, etc.), there are very few extra accessories that you should need. That being said, one accessory that I find extremely versatile and helpful is a stay dry fleece liner. Not only are they inexpensive, but there are many ways they can be used to make cloth diapering even simpler than it already is. Many moms go to a local fabric store, buy fleece fabric, and cut their own liners. I chose to order a 6 pack of bumGenius stay dry liners. In the future, I may try to make my own, but I wanted to be sure I had a quality liner to start. My main reason for needing a fleece liner is because my daughter has sensitive skin that tends to get a mild diaper rash every so often. I have Grandma El’s cloth diaper friendly rash remedy (another fabulous product), but I was hesitant to use it without any protection on the diaper. I have heard that some people experience repelling issues even with “cloth safe creams.” The stay dry fleece liners work perfectly at keeping the diaper safe from the majority of the rash cream while also helping to keep moisture away from her skin. Another benefit of the stay dry liner allows me to use my favorite diaper for naps and …

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Dealin’ With Diaper Rash

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 …

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My Diaper Bag: Double Duty

I am currently cloth diapering two children and this means I need some serious space in my diaper bag.  Although they do take up more space, cloth diapers are not hard to use when out and about. I currently use Vera Bradley’s diaper bag that I got on an after Christmas sale a couple of years ago.  I love the roominess and built in pockets.  I love that I can put in several pockets/inserts and still have room for my wallet, wipes, and other necessities.  Another plus is that this bag came with a cloth diaper changer that is machine washable. Here are some things I include in my diaper bag:  wet bag, 2+ diapers per child, Grandma El’s diaper rash cream (I have a child with food allergies, and rashes on his bum are part of the fall-out), cloth wipes, ring toys for the baby, lightweight change of clothes, nursing clover up, a burp cloth, crayons, scrap paper, and bubbles.  I always keep extra things to do in the diaper bag for those “moments” we all have as moms.  Travel size bubbles, like those given out at weddings, are a GREAT distraction for my kids.  I simply re-fill them when they run out or get spilled.  There isn’t enough in them to be any great problem if they do spill, and it is soap water…no harm done! I keep …

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First-Time Mom’s Journey with Cloth Wipes and Solutions

My cloth diapering journey began last year at this time.  Black Friday at Kelly’s Closet.  I ordered some fitteds, covers, and some going-out-of-stock GroBaby diapers for some amazing prices.  At the time, I wasn’t even pregnant yet.  (My husband didn’t find out about my purchases until we discovered we were pregnant with our first child in December….)  Since then, I have bought newborn fitteds, BumGenius All-in-Ones, Mother-ease fitteds, and a couple of pocket one-sizes.  I am, as many cloth diapering mothers have said before me, a cloth addict.  I knew I wanted to cloth diaper since I babysat for a Fuzzi-Bunz cloth diapering family before I was married.  Less smells, less cost, less waste, less rash.  My baby boy, Ezra, was born in August.  We used disposable diapers and wipes for the first two weeks, but then I was looking forward to getting started with my newborn fitteds and covers.  We continued to use disposable wipes until our son was one month old.  Then I brought out the cheap ‘baby washcloths’ I had bought at a Dollar Store.  I spent $10 and got over 50 wipes.  They work perfectly.   My wipe solution journey was just beginning.  I began with two plastic tubs: one for my wipe solution of a mix of our natural liquid soap (Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild) and water, and the other for just water.  This system worked …

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Product Focus: Grandma El’s

Finally, the end to diaper rash, for good! The Company:Founded in 2005, and owned by Jonathan & Melissa Posner, the proud parents of a 2 1/2year old daughter, Giavannah, Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention was formulated in early 1972 by Jonathan’s father, Robert Posner, a renowned skin care specialist and cosmetic chemist. It was initially formulated for Jonathans’ stubborn diaper rash in their Long Island home. When it was realized that the product worked so well, Grandma El (Eleanor Posner), found herself hand delivering this miracle to people who had heard of the product from their friends. Jonathan followed in his mother’s footsteps and as the word of this miraculous product continued to spread, he hand delivered the miracle to friend’s and neighbors at all hours. He then formed the company using the name Grandma El’s and now helps prevent and heal diaper rash throughout the country. If your baby is in diapers, you Need Grandma El’s! The Inventor:The product, Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention, was formulated in 1972 by Robert M. Posner. At this time, Posner was one of the most well known formulators of wound healing products, lecturing across the country in hospitals and nursing homes including burn units at UCLA, Albert Einstein Medical Center in NY, and The Sam Houston Burn Center in Texas. Robert M. Posner is responsible for research and development …

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