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Cloth diapering can be successful at night. Learn how to make it work for you and your baby.

AMP Boosters

AMPthumbnail-4.asp Boosters in natural fibers give extra absorption with minimal bulk.

There are: 2-layer hemp (blue edge), 3-layer hemp (red edge) and 2-layer bamboo (green edge).

Boosters are perfect for giving a little “oomph” to cloth diapers for naps, overnight, heavy-wetters or babes that are growing out of sized cloth diapers. The thirsty 3-layer hemp can even be used as an insert for newborns.

AMP Natural Fiber Inserts

AMPHemp3layerThinking about adding a natural fiber insert to your cloth diaper stash? Well, look no more!

AMP has 3 excellent inserts to choose from: 2-layer Bamboo (green edge), 3-layer Hemp (red edge) and 2-layer Hemp (blue edge).

The (green) 2-layer Bamboo insert is thinner and more flexible allowing it to be folded and used in small/newborn sized diapers/covers.
The super absorbent (red) 3-layer Hemp insert is the perfect all night solution for older babies or for very heavy wetters during the daytime.
The (blue) 2-layer Hemp insert is great for average wetters for daytime use, and two inserts at night.

 

 

Wool isn’t just for winter!

aristocratsWe often think of wool being too hot for summer, but wool covers are great year round for cloth diapering!

Wool is super breathable, maintains normal body temperature, antibacterial and absorbent (a big fave for heavy nighttime wetters) – a natural super power fiber! Wool covers are made with incredibly soft wool to feel gentle against a little one’s skin. Plus, wool covers only need to washed every 1-2 weeks (unless soiled), so less laundry – yes please!

We have a variety of wool cover brands ( sloomb, Aristrocates, Woollybottoms, GroVia Kiwi Pie) to choose from, so why not add wool covers to your cloth diapering arsenal?

Cloth Diapers Under the Tree? You Betcha!

christmastreeGift-giving can be one of the joys of the Christmas holiday and it’s always fun to discover just the right gift for a friend or family member.

In that spirit, we have put together a gift guide with a few ideas for the people on your list.

If you know soon-to-be new parents, parents of young children, or are a parent yourself, be sure to check out our list.

There’s something for everyone and for every budget!

We here at New & Green wish you and your families all the best during this holiday season.

 

Parent Favorites

 

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EasyFit All-in-Ones (+TiniFits for your favorite newborn!)

EasyFits are one of the perennial favorites among New & Green parents and the highest rated by parent reviews on our website. They offer a great fit, good absorbancy (bamboo and microfibre together make a thirsty combo!), stunning colours made from Oeko-Tex certified dyes, and high quality hook-and-loop closures. They’re also made by Tots Bots, a Scottish company that makes every effort for ethical and sustainable production methods.

 

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Stretch Bamboozle Fitted Bamboo Diaper

The Bamboozle is touted among parents as one of the most absorbent diapers available and is popular especially for naptimes and nighttime. It’s also popular among parents who want natural fibres against their baby’s skin. Bamboo is a sustainable fibre and scrumptiously soft!

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The FLIP Diaper

The Flip is a popular option merely due to the variety of ways in which you can use it, as well as it’s a simple, no-fuss, well-fitting cover for babies of every shape and size. You get to choose either an organic cotton or microfibre insert or purchase it alone to use as a standard cover for other fitted diapers and prefolds.

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AMP Duo Pocket Diaper

The AMP Duo is manufactured in Winnipeg by a conscientious mom-run business. This pocket in particular is popular because of its high quality and its superb fit on both lean and chubby babies. The diaper is available in a small size for newborns up to 15 lbs and a one-size option for larger babies.

 

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BumGenius One Size 4.0

BumGenius diapers are one of the most recognized and well-loved diapers on the market today. These one-size pocket diapers come stocked with an adjustable full-size insert as well as a newborn insert that also doubles as a doubler to increase absorbancy for car trips, nap times, and nighttime usage. You can now also choose either a velcro closure or snaps, depending on your preference and what works best for your family. The stretch-to-fit tabs help ensure a great fit every time and the diaper can be used from 8-35 lbs.

 

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Aristocrats Wool Covers

Wool covers are hailed as a wonder-cover for babies who struggle with diaper rash, for parents who want to use natural fibres, and for babies who need help sleeping through the night. (The breathability of wool allows moisture to evaporate off the baby’s skin as they sleep, thus not waking them due to the sensation of being wet.) Aristocrats covers are manufactured here in BC and so also satisfy parents wanting to buy local!

 

Great Options for Getting Started

 

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Bummis Organic Cotton Prefold Kit

This diapering-kit-in-a-box provides parents all the basics needed to get started with cloth diapering. The kit includes 24 organic cotton prefolds, 6 covers, 3 rolls of Bio-Soft liners, 5 reusable stay-dry liners, and 1 large wet bag. That’s enough diapers for at least two full days of diapering!

Prefolds are a very easy and practical way to get started with cloth and are especially popular among parents who are budget-savvy.

 

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Large Fabulous Storage and Wet Bags

These brightly colored pail liners and tote-able wetbags will cheerfully hold several days of dirty diapers. They’re an essential part of setting up your diaper pail system and a must-have item for parents who are just getting started.

 

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Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Laundry Detergent

Rockin’ Green has revolutionized cloth diaper laundry and makes the chore… dare we say, an utter delight. It gets diapers truly clean while leaving no residue, it’s eco-friendly, and you have your choice of a number of yummy scents that don’t linger on the diapers. For parents who are just getting started, this detergent will help make the new routine downright enjoyable.

 

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Bummis Tankinis

These oh-so-cute tankinis are perfect for your pool-side babe. They are designed to be paired with the ever-popular Swimmi swim diaper, and even if you don’t cloth diaper, this is a great way to be both sustainable and chic at the swimming pool all year round.

 

Great Options for Newborns

 

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Bummis Organic Cotton Newborn Pack

Nothing fits quite as well as a diaper that is designed specifically with the newborn in mind – both for fit and for comfort. This pack bridges the gap between birth and one-size or small size diapers and parents have raved about difference it makes. The pack includes 1-dozen soft organic cotton prefolds and two perfect-size covers – enough for one day’s worth of diapering. This combo is one of the most cost effective ways of managing the early days when you are changing a lot of diapers!

 

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Kissaluvs+ Newborn Pack

Everything you need to get started from Day 1!

This package features literally everything you need to cloth diaper your newborn starting from Day 1 and features some of the best products on the market for quality, fit, and chic-cuteness. The pack even includes wipes, storage bags, and detergent! Talk about getting everything you need in one convenient package…

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CJ’s BUTTer Spritz

Your baby’s poo in the first few weeks can get a little…. well, sticky, and this bum spray is a great way to keep your baby’s cheeks fresh and well-cleaned!

 

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BeautifulBASIC Infant Starter Kit

This box is a great way for parents to try out prefolds without investing in large quantities of diapers. The kit includes three organic cotton prefolds and one wrap cover – just tri-fold the prefold and lay it in the cover and voila! you have a lovely, absorbent diaper ready to go.

 

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Kissaluvs Size 0 Cotton Sherpa Fitted Diaper

These tiny diapers are possibly the most popular diapers among parents who are cloth diapering newborns, as they keep all those newborn messes exactly where they should be. They feature a snap-down front to go around the umbilical stump and snug-but-comfy elastic around the back and legs to ensure a great fit.

 

Great Options for Toddlers

 

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Bummis Training Pants

Cloth trainers catch the dribbles and little messes that are inevitable while potty training, they help provide feedback to the child who is learning about wet and dry sensations, and they save parents money! Bummis pants in particular are easy for the child to pull up and down and offer a secure, comfortable fit.

 

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Flip Potty Trainer Package

Flip Potty Trainers are a unique pull-up, pull-down, snap-off, one-size potty training system made with replaceable one-size pads. Each limited edition Flip Potty Training Kit includes a one-size cover, in your choice of color, along with three one-size organic inserts. The replaceable, removable Flip™ inner pad made with ultra-absorbent organic cotton allows wet accidents to be changed without a whole new trainer, this feature is unique to Flip Trainers and translates into significant savings.

Must-Have Diapering Accessories (aka Fabulous Stocking Stuffers)

 

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Dimpleskins Bum Bum Balm Organic Diapering Salve

This fabulous diaper salve is hand-made right here in BC! Each batch is lovingly made with the highest quality, organic ingredients. This is a zinc-free diaper salve that uses naturals to gently soothe and heal your little one’s skin. It smells great too! We know toddlers who love it so much that they pack it themselves in the diaper bag…

 

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Kissaluvs Premium Organic Cloth Wipes

Irresistible fashion prints in the softest flannel on one side and a sumptuous organic cotton velour on the other make these wipes Hip, Green and Gorgeous. Choose from a dreamy Mermaid, a yummy Two Scoops or a mod Lots of Dots.

 

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Bummis Super Whisper Wrap Covers

These covers in delightful prints have been popular among cloth diapering parents for several years running. They offer a great fit, high quality construction, and cover any fitted or prefold diaper. Very useful and multi-functional.

 

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Snappi Diaper Fasteners

Snappis are an ingenious little invention that make diaper pins obsolete. They come in a variety of colors and are made from a stretchable non-toxic material, which is T-shaped with grips on each end. These grips hook into the diaper fabric to ensure a snug-fitting diaper with enough natural movement for the baby. Pick up several to give to all your cloth diapering friends!

 

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Planet Wise Wet Bags

These zippered, toss-n’-go wet bags make going out with cloth diapers easy in a variety of sizes and prints. (They’re great for daycare or the swimming pool too!) The small size holds 2-4 dirty diapers and the medium one holds 4-6 dirties. These make great stocking stuffers because even if you already have a stash of wetbags, these repurpose well for carrying cosmetics, as gym bags, for travel, and so much more!

 

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New & Green Gift Certificates

Still don’t know what to get that special someone or just aren’t sure what would be most helpful for those soon-to-be new parents? New & Green has gift certificates available in any denomination!

 

 

 

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A Rash of Issues: Not So With These 6 Tips

Waaah!Occasional diaper rash is a normal occurrence for babies. When those sweet baby cheeks are inside of a diaper 24/7 for upwards of two-and-a-half years, you are bound to have a rash every now and again.

Some common reasons for rashes:

  • Staying in a wet or dirty diaper too long
  • Change in Mama’s diet (for nursing babies)
  • Change in baby’s diet (watch food introductions)
  • Teething
  • Sensitivity to detergent and/or buildup of detergent in diaper fabric

So with that in mind, here are six tips for preventing a rash or decreasing the incidence of rashes:

Give your baby diaper-free time every day.

Allow your baby’s skin to air out at least once a day for more than 10 minutes and preferably, expose the skin to sunshine. Rashes only flare up and proliferate in dark, humid, acidic environments – air and sunshine are the perfect antidote.

Cleanse your baby’s diaper area with just warm water and a cloth.

Make sure you wipe your baby’s bum at every diaper change, even if the diaper was only wet. While the urine itself on the skin will evaporate, irritating uric acid crystals will be left behind. By just wiping the skin clean with a cloth wipe and warm water, you’ll get rid of any residues, leaving your baby’s skin soft and irritant-free.

Make sure your baby’s diaper area is dry before you put on a fresh diaper.

Closing up wet skin in a watertight environment can be a recipe for a rash, so let the skin dry before you put on the new diaper.

These couple of extra minutes can be a really enjoyable bonding time between parent and child – often times newborns and young babies are alert at diaper change time and that’s when they’re cooing and looking around. Older babies sometimes love the routines that are associated with diaper change time – it’s the time when they get to play with a special toy or have a “conversation” with Mommy or Daddy. The minute or two that it takes for the skin to dry can become a lovely interactive time.

Change your baby often.

Leaving a wet or poopy diaper next to the skin for a prolonged period of time is a sure way to set off a rash. Although “prolonged” is relative – some sensitive-skin babies react to the presence of uric acid within minutes while others could go significantly longer before complaining. Regardless of length of time, however, the skin will flare up under these conditions, so it’s definitely in the best interest of both you and your baby to change the diaper as soon as possible once it’s soiled.

Create a stay dry layer.

If your baby seems especially sensitive to wetness, using a non-absorbent layer between your baby’s skin and the wet diaper can be a great way to minimize the skin’s exposure to all that dampness. Either choose a diaper that has fleece right next to the skin, such a pocket diaper, or add a stay dry layer by laying a liner in any diaper you use – fleece and raw silk are the most popular in this case.

Use wool.

If your baby is suffering from a rash and needs healing or in order to prevent a rash when your baby has to stay in his or her diaper for an extended period of time (ie nighttime), consider using a wool cover like the sloomb Knit Wool Covers. Wool offers the best breathability and allows moisture on the skin to evaporate, even when up against a wet diaper. We’ve heard it from parents again and again (and experienced it ourselves) – switching to a wool cover is the fastest, surest way to zap a rash when it starts.

Here’s to healthy, happy babies (and to all you mamas and papas who love them so well!).

~Photo Credit to Kyle Flood

Diaper Cover Comparison Chart for Cloth Diaper Covers

There’s not much point to using fantastic, soft, lovely cloth diapers if you don’t have a cover that successfully keeps the baby (and you) warm and dry. Here’s a quick rundown of the different types of covers we offer here at New & Green and how they compare so that you can choose what will work best for you and your baby.

(For space, the table has been broken into two parts. Be sure to scroll down to get all the info or click here to view it as one page.)

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Bummis Super Brite Bummis Super Lite Bummis Super Snap Bummis Whisper Wrap
Can be used with…

*Prefolds with Snappi

*Prefolds w/o Snappi

*JoeyBunz and other inserts

*Fitted diapers

*Prefolds with Snappi

*Prefolds w/o Snappi

*JoeyBunz and other inserts

*Fitted diapers

*Prefolds with Snappi

*Prefolds w/o Snappi

*JoeyBunz and other inserts

*Fitted diapers

*Prefolds with Snappi

*Fitted diapers

Fabric PUL with wipe-clean interior PUL with wipe-clean interior PUL Nylon
Closures Velcro
(tabs can be overlapped)
Velcro Snaps
Wrap or Pull-on? Wrap Wrap Wrap Pull-on
Leg Gussets? Yes No No No
Fit Trim
(ideal for long, skinny babies)
Trim Roomy
(especially good for chunky babies)
Roomy
(ideal for bulkier fitted diapers)
Newborn Option? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Washing Machine wash Machine wash Machine wash Machine wash
Drying *Dryer
*Hang to dry
*Dryer
*Hang to dry
*Dryer
*Hang to dry
*Dryer
*Hang to dry
Made in…
Canada
(using North American materials)
Canada
(using North American materials)
Canada
(using North American materials)
Canada
(using North American materials)
Daytime/
Nighttime?
*Daytime
*Nighttime
*Daytime *Daytime
*Nighttime
*Daytime
Recommended for Going Out?
Yes Yes Yes No, due to lightweight-duty
One-Size or Sized?
Sized Sized Sized Sized
Multiple Designs?
Yes
(6 designs)
Yes
(4 solid colours)
No No

Bummis Super Whisper Wrap FLIP One-Size Cover Aristocrats Wool Cover
Can be used with…

*Prefolds with Snappi

*Prefolds w/o Snappi

*JoeyBunz and other inserts

*Fitted diapers

*FLIP inserts and other inserts, such as Joey Bunz

*Prefolds with Snappi

*Fitted diapers

Fabric double-layered PUL PUL and Spandex Wool
Closures Velcro (tabs can be overlapped) Snaps
Wrap or Pull-on? Wrap Wrap Pull-on
Leg Gussets? No No No
Fit Roomy
(fits most babies well, but is especially good for chunky babies and bulky fitted diapers)
Roomy and Trim
(wide cut to accommodate various inserts, but still maintains trim profile)
Comfortable
(very bulky but fits well over any diaper)
Newborn Option? Yes (for larger newborns) No No
Washing Machine wash Machine wash Hand wash
Drying *Dryer
*Hang to dry
*Dryer
*Hang to dry
*Hang to dry
Made in… Canada
(using North American materials)
Egypt
(with responsible materials and labour)
British Columbia
(using wool sourced & spun in Canda)
Daytime/
Nighttime?
*Daytime
*Nighttime
*Daytime
*Nighttime
*excels at nighttime
Good for Going Out?
Yes Yes No, very bulky under clothing
One-Size or Sized?
Sized One-size Sized
Multiple Designs?
Yes
(8 designs)
Yes
(5 solid colours)
No

Be sure to check out our Toolboxes to keep cloth diapering simple and easy!

Top 5 Cloth Diapers of 2010

We are well into 2011 (can you believe that February is knocking already?), but wanted to give you a quick look back at our most popular diapers of 2010.

#5 The XS Fuzzi Bunz.  This diaper makes it into our Newborn Rental Kit because its tiny and it works well.  Parents love the trim fit and the ability to use it from day one.  It fits babies from 4-12lbs.  How could it be anything but cute?!

#4 The Organic Cotton Prefold.  This is a tried and true solution.  Many parents that are looking to balance the baby budget start off their days using organic cotton prefolds and sealing the deal with the Bummis Kit.  It’s a no brainer way to start out and it saves loads of money in those 12 changes a day months.

#3 The bumGenius 4.0 in Snaps.  Parents have heard of this diaper.  Its a well known and well loved brand that can take you from almost birth to training pants or underwear.  The stay dry lining and impressive absorbency along with ease of use make this one a popular choice.  It’s often one that parents transition to when they outgrow those little organic cotton prefolds.  The release of the snap version was very very well received, indeed.

#2 The EasyFit.  An awesome diaper on all accounts.  Easy to use, easy to wash, easy to dry.  This is a great choice for families who are wanting an option that is easy for all involved: Mom, Dad, Grandma and Daycare.  And it’s little sister, the TiniFit is a spitting image of the EasyFit, though much, much cuter.

#1 The BabyKicks 3g.  This diaper has taken Canada by storm.  It’s unique features are really hitting with Canadian parents.  An all natural diaper (organic cotton, hemp and bamboo) that is equally impressive in it’s trimness and absorbency and has this neat feature of breathable gussets.  That means that it’s been able to be bumped to the ranks of “Awesome night diaper” amongst many cloth diapering families.  And did you know it can be used “pull-up” style when you get to the potty learning days?

And that’s it folks.  Let’s see what 2011 brings.

What was your top diaper for 2010?

Saving Money :: Using Infant Prefolds Beyond 15 Lbs

For those who cloth diaper with a budget in mind, prefolds are always a lovely addition to your system. But then comes that day when you grab the Snappi to fasten the diaper and can’t quite reach the sides of the prefold around your baby’s waist…

But no need to put those prefolds into storage quite yet! You can extend your savings by putting your outgrown prefolds to use in other diapering capacities.

Here are 4 great ideas:

  1. If you’re someone who uses pocket diapers, consider using your outgrown prefolds to stuff inside your pocket. Prefolds offer substantial absorbency, which is especially welcome as your baby grows (and pees more and more heavily) or for nighttime use. Also, for those wanting to use more natural fibres in your diapering routine, both hemp and organic cotton prefolds add that “natural edge” to your synthetic pockets.
  2. Outgrown prefolds can also be tri-folded and laid in a wrap-style cover to extend their life. This is a GREAT way to save money, as covers and prefolds are a very cost effective way to cloth diaper and it most certainly extends the length of time infant prefolds can be used on your baby.
  3. Another prefold idea is to lay a tri-folded infant-size prefold on top of your larger sized prefolds to work as a booster. This is definitely a super-absorbent option, but it’s rather bulky and will make your child look like the Weeble-Wobble toys of yore, so it’s an option best utilized at nighttime or on road trips, when a trim bottom end is not a priority.
  4. Even once they’re outgrown, having a few infant prefolds on hand as diapering accessories are very handy. They’ll serve you well as change pads on-the-go, big wipes for big messes, or as a protective cover for your boy who tends to pee during diaper changes.

Use your imagination… prefolds have a multitude of uses!

Saving money and being frugal is an art in this day and age – we hope your decision to cloth diaper has helped your family to feel satisfied in knowing you’ve saved significantly through your baby’s diapering years!

Leaking Diapers? Common Reasons AND Fixes

cryingbabyOne of the most common frustrations for cloth diapering parents and one of the most common reasons we know of why parents decide to quit cloth diapering is leaks.

But leaks are fixable – and often easily so. Read on for a checklist to see how you can keep your baby AND his clothes dry.

Typically, leaks happen because of issues related to fit, size, absorbency, or because bits of the diaper are peeking outside the diaper cover.
Also, leaks commonly happen when a baby is “in between” sizes or when a “one-size” diaper is too big on an itty-bitty newborn.
Let’s look at each of these scenarios by itself:

FIT: Each baby’s shape and size is different. Some babies are long and lean and some have those lovely rolls of baby fat around their thighs. Thus, even though two babies may be the same weight, the same diaper will fit them differently. Basically, just make sure that once your diaper is on that there are no gaps anywhere around the thighs or back of your baby. Everything should be tight, snug, and secure (and don’t worry – it’s difficult to get a diaper too tight.)

A second, though less common, “fit” issue is with how a diaper is sewn in the legs. On some babies, certain diapers will tend to “roll up” at the thighs and this can cause liquid to wick out. If you see any “inner” part of the diaper showing, such as fleece or cotton, try to roll it or tuck it back into place.

SIZE: It may seem obvious, but make sure you’re using the right size diaper. If the diaper is too big, there will be gaps around the legs or back where pee and poo can escape. (Gaps may be obvious or not. Basically, if you can easily fit more than one finger in between the elastic of the diaper and your baby’s leg, liquids will have no problem getting out.)

Likewise, if the diaper is too small, the elastic around the legs and back may get stretched too much and they can’t do their job of containing everything. Often diapers that are too small also have a very low rise over the crotch. Especially with boys, this can mean there’s just not enough diaper where the liquid wants to go and the leaks will happen at the front.

The fix? Check for gaps, over-stretched elastic, and your diaper’s rise and adjust which size diaper you use accordingly. If you are “in between” sizes, where a “small” is too small and a “medium” is too big, consider adding a bit of bulk, such as a doubler, or changing the brand or type of cover you use, which often fit differently, to get you through those two or three interim weeks.

ABSORBENCY: As a baby goes from a newborn to toddler, the amount and frequency of the baby’s wetting changes. Typically, as a baby grows she will pee less often but with a greater quantity. Thus, make sure you are using a diaper with adequate absorbency for your baby. If you need to increase the absorbency but aren’t ready to switch to a different size, add a doubler or two.  Also, if you use pocket diapers, consider adding an entire prefold or flatfor night time leaks.

“TUCKAGE”: This one is especially easy to fix and is incredibly common, even among experienced cloth diaperers. “Tuckage,” while perhaps not even a real word (darn!), merely refers to the times when a bit of the diaper doesn’t get tucked into the cover during the diaper change. Especially when you’ve got a wiggly baby, it can be difficult to remember to check that everything is tucked securely inside the cover, but this one step will make sure everything stays dry!

BAGGY ONE-SIZE DIAPERS ON NEWBORNS: One-size cloth diapers can be real budget-savers and a great way to only have to buy diapers once in your baby’s diapering lifetime. However, they can be too baggy in the newborn days. In this case, we recommend adding a hemp/cotton cloth wipe folded in half. This will add some bulk, but it will improve the fit until your baby fills out the diaper a bit more.

Here are a few products that seem to excel at keeping frustrating leaks at bay:
FuzziBunz UNIQUE one-size cloth diaper
Bummis Super Brite covers
Tots Bots Easy Fit All in One cloth diaper in Hook & Loop or Snaps

Have you solved your leaking problems in a creative way? Please let us know! We’d love to pass your advice on to other parents.

Good Nights = Happy Mornings

In a recent post, we explained why wool is such a viable and popular cover for night-times. But what about the diaper that goes underneath? After all, the cover just keeps things contained. The diaper itself does the bulk of the work (no pun intended – honest.)

Obviously, the more hours the diapers needs to last, the more absorbency the diaper needs to have. So, what are a few good options? Here are just a few:

Use a fitted diaper with lots of layers (for maximum ability to put absorbency where you need it and for ease of washing later).

Many parents love bamboo for its softness and its staying power over long periods of time. Hemp is also a popular choice due to its incredible absorbency and its durability over time. The Bamboozle is one of our favourite bamboo options and the BabyKicks Organic Hemp One Size Fitted offers a soft, snug, leak-proof fit that has great ability to adjust it’s absorbency potential and grow with your baby.

Use a pocket diaper with extra stuffing.

Many pocket diapers come pre-stuffed with an über-absorbent microfibre insert. If this isn’t enough for your babe to last the night, consider adding to it or replacing it with a hemp prefold or insert or bamboo flat – or even two! Your baby may look like a Weeble-Wobble, but he’ll sleep comfortably and wake up without leaks.  Along with a dry bed, pocket diapers often offer a layer of stay dry fabric next to baby’s skin which some baby’s find very comfortable all night long.

Add a doubler or two.

Doublers increase a diaper’s absorbency by adding a few layers right where extra absorbency is needed. They come in various sizes for different needs and sizes.  What doubler or extra insert would work for your night-time needs.

Here’s to a long and restful good night’s sleep!

(And don’t forget to check out the cloth diapering archives for more nighttime ideas…)

CLOTH DIAPERING SOLUTIONS FOR NIGHTTIME

In a recent post, we explained why wool is such a viable and popular cover for nighttimes. But what about the diaper that goes underneath? After all, the cover just keeps things contained. The diaper itself does the bulk of the work (no pun intended – honest.)

Obviously, the more hours the diapers needs to last, the more absorbency the diaper needs to have. So, what are a few good options? Here are a few:

Use a fitted diaper with lots of layers (for maximum ability to put absorbency where you need it and for ease of washing later).

Many parents love bamboo for its softness and its staying power over long periods of time. Hemp is also a popular choice due to its incredible absorbency and its durability over time. The Bamboozle is one of our favourite bamboo options and the AMP hemp fitted offers a soft, snug, leak-proof fit.

Use a pocket with extra stuffing.

Many pockets come pre-stuffed with an über-absorbent microfibre insert. If this isn’t enough for your babe to last the night, consider replacing it with a cotton prefold or hemp or bamboo flat – or even two! Your baby may look like a Weeble-Wobble, but he’ll sleep comfortably and wake up without leaks.

Add a doubler or two.

Doublers increase a diaper’s absorbency by adding a few layers right where extra absorbency is needed. They come in various sizes – check out our selection to see what would best fit your needs.

Here’s to a long and restful good night’s sleep!

(And don’t forget to check out our archives for more nighttime ideas…)