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Why We Are A Cloth Diaper Advocate?

Cheryl Karge

Over the years we have shared stories, recipes, and our ups downs with our children. One thing has always been consistent, cloth diapers. We have been committed to providing education and inspiration for current and future cloth diaper parents. 

We are dedicated to helping YOU with the overwhelming decisions that a new to cloth diaper, parent faces. You can cloth diaper in any situation. We will prove that cloth diapers have a huge place in this world. We will discuss your questions about leaks, sizes, styles, closure and more. We will compare what our grandparents cloth diapers looked like to ours today. We are here to help more babies get into cloth diapers no matter what their parents budget is. 

Why is this diaper leaking?

Lets start tackling the questions you have about leaks. Leaking from the legs and waist, washing bed sheets every day. Who has time for that? None of us! This is the number one reason why parents get discouraged with cloth diapering. So lets get you a few resolutions. When changing your child make sure to pull the rise (front of the diaper) completely forward towards you, then up and over baby parts. In the event the rise comes well past the belly button, you will want to fold over the rise and use the inside snapping rise. This eliminates leg gaps, and you will get a better fit. Some children use the fold over rise till they are twenty some pounds. Now, take your left wing and bring the outside snap all the way into the side of the fold over rise snaps, snap to the the rise. After that, take your right wing, the inside snap, and snap to the rise. After you know you have  a nice snug fit, go ahead and line up the remaining snaps and snap closed. Here is a video help

What size diaper is best for my child?

Next we are going to review the sizes of the diapers. We have three different sizes that you are able to choose from. Knowing which size ahead of time will save you money from purchasing a diaper you will not use.

Our Foresight, is recommended for newborns and infants. Fitting size 6-15lbs. All of our diapers include the fold over rise to ensure a smaller fit, since children are never equal in size. 

Visionary would be considered our One Size diaper. This is our widest range weight diaper and most cost efficient. Rated to fit 9-35lbs. The fold over rise is included, along with the dual snap in soaker system. The soakers can be folded in different ways, according to gender to help with best absorbency. 

Lastly, we have our What's Next, Toddler fit diaper. Fits children 20-48lbs. The fold over rise is a must for the smaller weight range, but this diaper allows for a longer rise and better bum coverage as your toddler is on the move. The soaker system is proven to be a workhorse even for those close to potty learning. 

Is there a difference in the hybrid diapers? and what is a swim diaper?

We stock different styles of hybrid cloth diapers and a line of swim diapers. This gives you choices for your needs. There is the Day Time, Utility and Extended Wear diaper in our hybrid collection. All these choices are all natural, chemical free cloth diapering solutions.

The Day Time hybrid is a great diaper all around, perfect for summer with a thinner poly hidden layer that pushes moisture back into the bamboo layered soaker system vs leaking through. Proven to last 3+ hours with no cover. 

The Utility hybrid can be the best of all diapers. Windpro core pushes moisture back into the bamboo layered soaker system and keeps from leaks for 5+ hours. This is the ultimate errand or daddy is watching the kids diaper! 

Lastly in our hybrid line would be our Extended Wear. Rated by our parents as the number one night time solution. Lastly, 12+ hours means no more washing bedding every morning, or finding your child soaked in their crib in the middle of the night. Layered with a triple bamboo soaker system. Truly an amazing workhorse. 

Several years ago we introduced our swim diaper line. They have been a hit. We stock these in the spring season, available in all sizes.  Made up from a layer of swim suit material and fun outer print with snap closure. There is no soaker system since that would weigh down your child in water. Swim diapers are made to catch solids, you now know your child is protected and chemical free. 

Why snaps and not velcro?

The reason we only use snaps on our diapers is simple, they last longer. Velcro tends to lose the ability to function after a period of time. Can snaps break? Of course they can. That is why we have a life time guarantee on our snaps. At any time a snap pops, we will replace it for free. Simply send us the diaper and we will repair and ship back to you free of charge. 

Why do cloth diapers cost so much money?

The cost of cloth diapering has made us all cringe at one point or another. Trust me I wanted us to cloth diaper our first two boys, but after researching I felt they were too expensive to invest in. I kept thinking, I am not going to save money at all. So lets break this down a bit. An average family has 24 cloth diapers for 1 child, say your buying our diapers at $27 per diaper, that comes to $648, now add in the cost of washing is an additional $2 per month times 7 years equals $168. $816 total investment. The average cost for disposable diapers for 1 child is $2200-2500. In the event you have 3 children, you have just spent $6900 on the low end for disposables. When you could have spent $648 initial investment, then sell them to another cloth diapering family for half (at least) what you paid. Now you have spent $324 to cloth diaper 3 kids. A savings over all for three kids, $6576, considerably cheaper than disposables. You surely can not sell used disposable diapers. To save even more money you can buy gently used, non stained cloth diapers from seasoned parents. We also offer a layaway program so that you can invest slowly over the time of your pregnancy and be ready when your new family member arrives. 

As many of you know, our grandparents had no choice but to cloth diaper. Their solutions to cloth diapering were extremely limited. Using prefolds, or even old t-shirts as a diaper. Pinned together and covered with plastic covers. Diapers did not have a wicking material against the skin to draw moisture away leaving a clean dry bottom. Diapers have changed over the years but one thing has remained. Cloth diapers will always be chemical free and reduce our landfills by a drastic amount. Children have less rashes and most often potty learn at an early age. 

As you can see there are solutions to issues you may be concerned with when it comes to cloth diapering. At no point are you alone on this journey. We have a community on facebook that is willing to share with you, tips and tricks to make every part of cloth diapering successful from day one. Request to join today. 

 



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