- why ?
- cloth diapers
- diaper inserts
- change mats
Posted by Amy on July 21, 2014
Cloth-diapering parents take note of our Top Ten Tips for Happy Bottoms. It's not so hard, really.
It sounds awfully “Duh” but some babies are just really comfy in cloth. Cloth diapers are about 3 degrees cooler than disposables so your baby might not get agitated and let you know it’s time for a change.
Using a cotton wipe with some warm water is like a mini-bath. It’s also easier, more economical and environmentally friendly (which are all bonuses to happy heineys) and hey, you know what’s on the wipe! Who wants to throw out a used poopy wipe (or five) into the garbage when the cloth diaper is going to the pail?
Natural bum creams are well, more natural and that’s always better – period. Even using coconut or olive oil can be very effective. Remember to avoid zinc and petroleum-based creams. Of course if you’re using our charcoal cloth diapers, creams are a thing of the past.
Airing that little tushie out is so nice for baby. Put the change mat on the floor and just have some quiet time together. Who wants a diaper on all the time? In the nice weather, fresh air can be a heinie’s best friend.
Again, it sounds pretty obvious, but just remember to change your baby the moment you know they’ve pooped. Their bums can get very red from a bowel movement that comes in contact with their skin.
Hang your diapers outside in the sun to dry whenever possible. The UV helps kill bacteria and also gets rid of those harmless but sometimes gross-looking tie-dye poop stains.
As yummy as scented detergents can smell, they leave a fragrance on your diapers and when mixed with urine, the result is anything but pleasant. Got the funk? Here’s a posting about how to ditch it.
First of all, we know the above can’t be true. I mean, we’ve even made a magnet proving it When your baby is a little older and starts to sleep for a longer period of time, keeping their bum feeling dry is a nice way to let them sleep longer. Charcoal inserts offer a feel dry feeling with a more breathable material when compared to other fabrics. It’s all in the wicking!
‘Nuff said. Seriously though, they are really great.