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8 Clean Up Tips for the Potty Training Stage

One of the first tips any parenting expert will tell you about potty training is to put your kids in pull ups right away. They’ll enjoy the freedom of wearing big-kid clothing, plus they’ll learn the feeling of being wet and since that isn’t very comfortable, they’ll seek to use the potty.

We’re a cloth diapering family, but just because I’m willing to clean a child’s mess doesn’t mean I want to! Here are some clean up tips for the potty training days.

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Optical brighteners are synthetic chemicals used to make your clothes appear brighter. When UV light strikes the brighteners, garments appear to glow.

Optical brighteners do not help make clothes clean. They are used by the big detergent companies to create the illusion of clean. They must not be very confident in the effectiveness of their product if they have to play tricks, huh?

What’s worse: optical brighteners are designed to stay with our clothes, so they can rub off on our skin when we wear them. For some people, they … Read more

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Causes of Diaper RashDiaper rashes are part of life. Most babies and kids will have them from time to time, even if you use cloth diapers. A diaper rash is simply redness in the general diaper region. Sometimes it look puffy and feel warm. The rash can be as mild as a few blotchy pink spots or serious, extensive red bumps. Don’t feel like you’ve been neglectful if you notice one; they are part of growing up during the first year.

Diaper rashes are caused by these factors:

  • Wetness – When urine meets
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Featured Retailer: Kelly’s ClosetWebsite: kellyscloset.com

Phone: 1-877-834-2337

Located in South Paris, Maine, Kelly’s Closet is a family-owned business that helps you make your cloth diapering experience simple and successful.

They are leaders in the cloth diapering industry with 12 years’ experience! They know every family chooses to cloth diaper for different reasons; to save money, to protect the environment, to provide a gentle diaper for your baby, to carry on family traditions, or any combination of reasons. They provide quality diapers at affordable prizes.

While they specialize in cloth diapers, they have a … Read more

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Featured Retailer: Go Baby Go

Go Baby Go has a seven-year tradition of providing high-quality, affordable, and practical solutions to the parenting community. They are located right here in the San Antonio area and are proud to call the Rockin’ Green team friends as well as colleagues.

Owner Elizabeth Spillmann is a cloth diapering advocate. She cloth diapered both her children since they were born. A desire to save money and reduce waste became an opportunity to share this passion with others and help … Read more

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Why Do Overnight Cloth Diapers Stink?There’s nothing worse than walking into your babies’ room bright and early in the morning, and being hit in the face with a smell so pungent, so foul, that it makes your eye’s water.

Ammonia.

In the cloth diapering community, it’s a four letter word. It is spoken about often, but there’s a lot of mis-information floating around about it’s true nature.

One of the biggest mysteries is why the overnight diapers are the worst. Your diaper stash can be perfectly pleasant from 8-8pm, but come nighttime, things start to … Read more

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Going green is the latest trend for families and it’s a great way to teach kids about taking care of the environment. There are tons of simple changes families can make in their everyday lives to be a little more green. This includes purchasing products that are eco-friendly. Many brands are now finding ways to make their products eco-friendly and these items make the perfect gifts for families! Here is my top 10 list of eco-friendly gifts for families.

1. Bummis Cloth Diapers

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benefits of cloth diapersWhen a new baby is due, parents must make a few decisions. How will they raise the baby? Which ways and methods are the most practical for their family, and the healthiest? These days, many parents are seeking eco-friendly solutions to their children’s needs; practices that are safe for their kids and good for the environment. This is primarily the reason why a lot of parents opt for cloth diapers instead of disposables. Here are the top reasons you should use cloth diapers.

1. Healthier breathing for baby.

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cloth diaperingEco-conscious parents all over are using cloth diapers because of their myriad of benefits, including their reduced waste. Using cloth diapers means no more tossing away each diaper after it has been soiled, which is much more environmentally friendly. Many parents aren’t ready to make the switch because they have a lot of questions about cloth diapering. I’ve done my research and would like to share my tips.

While cloth diapers can be a pricey initial investment, they make sense over the long haul. You’ll save money when you consider … Read more

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