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How Hemp Saved the Night

When our mornings started consisting of wet pajamas and damp crib sheets, I knew I needed a fix for my daughter’s nighttime diapers – and fast! I had been relying on a Rumparooz pocket diaper, stuffed with the 6r microfiber soaker that comes with the diaper as well as a FuzziBunz microfiber insert from a medium perfect size diaper. It worked great for months but after doing some research it seemed like hemp was the clear solution. Though I know my share of people who use disposables at night it just didn’t seem like a good option for us; with a 20-month-old and another baby on the way I needed a long-term, economical solution. We alternate between four different solutions: – A Rumparooz pocket diaper stuffed with the 6r microfiber insert and either the JoeyBunz or JoeyBunz Premium– A cover (either Thirsties duo, Rumparooz, or Sweet Pea) stuffed with the Thirsties Stay Dry Duo Insert on top and a FuzziBunz microfiber insert underneath– A cover with a Flip insert on top plus a HempBabies insert and a microfiber insert– A Thirsties duo fitted stuffed with a smaller microfiber insert and HempBabies insert plus a cover Now that we’ve been using hemp at night, I am loving its absorbency capabilities and picked up some more inserts to use during the day, particularly with the FuzziBunz one size. Though those diapers come …

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Keeping Me On My Toes

I started cloth diapering over 10 months ago.  My children were about 6 months old and 30 months old when we switched.  We started with prefolds and covers, and we got some hemp for over nights and pockets for my husband/errands.  Within two months, we were using cloth 99% of the time.  And within another two months, I only had one in diapers as my daughter decided to finally potty train (herself).  Life got easy – I had a routine, and things were working great.  Then one day I decided to strip our hemp and prefolds because they were starting to smell.  It took longer than I thought, so I just used two microfiber inserts at night and hoped for the best.  And well, I learned he didn’t even need that.  I had noticed the prefold/hemp combination hadn’t been completely soaked before, but I was afraid to try less.  And having to use two microfiber at night proved to me he didn’t need all that stuffing.  So, I got to try some new options.  I settled on Econobums at night if I was changing, and a bumGenius 4.0 or KaWaii pocket stuffed with an Econobum prefold if my husband had our son that night.  I was actually happy about this.  It meant I got to use the hemp and more pockets during the day.  They are cuter than our covers …

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A year in cloth

I’m feeling a bit sentimental on this, the one year anniversary of our cloth diapering adventures. We have two children, and although I had intended to cloth diapering my son (now 8) with some wonderful prefold diapers (which we still own), we never really fell into it except as a part-time solution. Those diapers still earned their keep (and really, with prefolds, you can’t go wrong. They’ll almost always earn their keep), which is why my husband and I were willing to re-try cloth diapers on our second child using the newer, modern cloth diapers. In particular, we wanted to try out the one-size pocket diapers. We started out with seven one-size diapers, and it was love at first sight. Our daughter is now 14 months old, and just passed her one-year mark in cloth diapers. That first diaper was a Happy Heinys One-Size, and it held everything my breastfed daughter could throw at it. You can see her in the picture I proudly posted to Facebook that day with the caption, “2 months old – 1st day in the new cloth diapers. All went well!” Reaching Stash-isfaction We really liked our Happy Heinys, but our daughter was (and still is) tiny. The Happy Heinys were almost too big. So when we ordered our overnight diapers (Thirsties Duo Sized 2) and received a free FuzziBunz One Size diaper as part …

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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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Why Hemp Inserts in Your Cloth Diapers?

FuzziBunz recently introduced a new diaper called the FuzziBunz Hemp. The FuzziBunz Hemp comes in one-size, vanilla color cloth diaper and includes small and medium hemp inserts with each diaper. The inserts are made from 55% natural hemp and 45% certified organic cotton. (The cotton adds flexibility to the insert). While hemp sounds great and you’ve probably heard a lot about this wonder fabric, you may be interested in knowing exactly how hemp is beneficial to your modern cloth diapering experience. Let’s discuss: First, hemp makes your diapering experience ultra-green. Hemp requires no pesticides to farm and it doesn’t deplete soil like cotton. Using cloth diapers means you’re being green already, but adding hemp to the mix super-sizes this “eco-friendly” experience. Second, hemp has natural anti-microbial properties, which, some say, may aid in deterring mold, bacteria and fungus. Third, hemp makes a great absorbing agent and can hold a good amount of liquid. Most moms with heavy wetters enjoy hemp inserts, especially at night, so their baby and their baby’s bedding stays dry! Forth, hemp is a breathable fabric and durable by nature. Since it’s used in your baby’s diaper, this makes for a more positive and comfortable diapering experience for your baby. If you haven’t given hemp a try, now might be a good time to do so. What have you got to lose? Known as the “Mother of …

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