It’s cold outside and likely you’re dreaming of cozy ways to spend time indoors with your family during the winter. I’ve bringing you some of my favourite articles with easy to implement healthy home tips, from Canadian writers and myself to help you keep everyone enjoying the season.
Almost gone are the days when eco-disposables were only available at alternative stores. These diapers are increasing being stocked on the shelves of major stores, making them an easy option for families looking to add more green practices into their lives.
Deciding which diapering materials you or your baby would prefer is a key component of finding the best cloth diapers.
This is the time to think about why you are choosing to cloth diaper. Is it because you want to reduce the toxins your child is exposed to? Are you interested in cloth diapering because of your budget? Do you feel strongly about using natural and organic materials? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you narrow down your cloth diaper shopping list!
Get the image of a wet, soggy pail full of dirty diapers out of your mind! Wet diaper pails are a thing of the past as well as a safety issue. It is never safe to keep water stored in any capacity that children could reach. Today’s cloth diapers are stored in some form of a waterproof bag and/or a diaper pail. Toss your messy diapers and cloth wipes in one of these storage solutions and empty directly into the wash on laundry day. Don’t forget to wash your wet bag and/or pail liner too!
Storing Cloth Diapers At Home
Available with a drawstring, zipper, or a simple opening, wet bags are an ideal place to store your cloth diapers when you have limited floor space. Using the bag’s handles, simply hang it up close to your changing area. Get one with a zipper and once your child is potty trained, use it for days at the beach or swimming lessons.
Cloth Diaper Cheat Sheet: Part Two
Once you start to consider cloth diapering as a real option, the research phase sets in and so can confusion as you try to decipher the seemly secret language of cloth diapering.
Last week, we explained the names and styles of cloth diapers including which situations each one was most recommended. In Part Two of our Cloth Diaper Cheat Sheet series, we’ll define commonly mentioned products and words.
The Secret Language Of Cloth Diapering: Part One
Upon joining a club or becoming friends with a new group, there’s always some lingo to learn in order to feel like you’re in the know. Consider this post your initiation. All you need to know to begin navigating the world of cloth diaper names will be revealed. Not only will I translate the strange cloth diaper abbreviations but I will also give you the low down about which diapers may be suited to your lifestyle!
Did you know that sustainability means the capacity to endure? The word makes me imagine farmer’s fields and working the land. As an urban mama that’s just not my reality so I thought I’d take a quick look at my family’s green living practices to see which ones I consider sustainable.
We Make It Ourselves
From cleaning products, air fresheners, play dough and sometimes shampoo, we mix up our own simple recipes that are safe for the whole family and our planet. We’re building independence, D.I.Y. traditions and passing on family “secrets” to be handed down for generations.
Conveniently available just about everywhere and easy to use, conventional disposable diapers are the mainstream choice for diapering.
Disposable diapers contain varying amounts of the petrochemical Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) which absorb wetness by expanding and sit close to babies most sensitive parts all day, every day. The full ingredient lists for disposable diapers are generally not disclosed due to properitory rights. Avoid any diapers that mention fragrance or parfum in their advertising or on their packaging. These ingredients usually mask some toxic products such as phthalates that are best avoided.