Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Diapering: Nighttime Solutions

So… you have been cloth diapering your little one for a while and you have come to a slight speed bump… nighttime.  Your little one has graciously given you a longer stretch to sleep at night, but is waking up wet.  What should you do?  

Get yourself a few diapers that will work specifically for night time.  

Our favorite options…

Kiwi Pie by GroVia

This one-sized diaper is unbelievably absorbent, especially considering how trim it is.  It comes with two additional inserts that make this beyond perfect for a dry night!  Pair with a Flip or wool cover.

Dimple Diaper by Bummis

This is also a fitted one-sized option that is made of soft organic cotton.  An extra booster is included that ensures your child won't wake up wet! Pair with a Flip or wool cover.

Prefold Combinations

Maybe you use prefolds and want to stick to that.  You may just need to use a combination of prefolds to make them work through the night!  Try a newborn prefold combined with an Osocozy pre fold. Cover with a Flip or wool cover.

One of the great things about nighttime s once you have found your favorite, you only need 2-3 if you wash regularly!

Happy diapering :)

About the author…

I am Stasia- wife, mom, blogger over at Our Life on a Budget, part-time preschool teacher and local cloth diaper 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cloth Diapering Essentials

Are you or a friend getting started with cloth diapers? Does it feel just a bit overwhelming? It is easier than you think! Just a few simple things and you will be ready to go!


Let's start with the obvious, right?  You need about 24 (give or take) diapers.  You can grab all in ones, pockets, hybrids, prefolds, fitteds or any combination of the above!  Having 24 diapers will give you the wiggle room to wash every two days.  


Probably the most obvious necessary accessory.  Use cloth wipes and wipe solution so that you never have to buy a pack of disable wipes.  Plus, cloth wipes are so much better for your baby's skin! Don't forget to grab some wipe solution too!

Wet Bags

So now you have dirty diapers and wipes… where do you put them?  In wet bags my friends!  I recommend at least one smaller wet bag for the diaper bag and at least one pail liner for the home.  If you have two of each you can use one while the other is in the wash.


Once you have started to use cloth diapers, the washing must begin!  Don't worry, this is easy too.  It is just a few extra loads a week!  Charlie's Soap is a great option and inexpensive per load.

Diaper Sprayer and/or Diaper Liners 

As long as your child is exclusively breastfed, you won't have to worry about these!  But eventually they must start to eat solid food and you have to do something about the… waste.  One option is to connect a sprayer right to your toilet and spray off the diapers into the toilet.  If you choose to go with the liners, you put one in each diaper and just flush it down the toilet when soiled.  

Your Personal Cloth Diaper Expert

Even though it is easier than you think to get started, there is an option of using a cloth diaper expert and it is completely free to you! They can help you pick out what you need, get you set up, help you with fit and washing.  If you have an option of a team of experts helping you than why not?

Are you ready to get started on your cloth diapering adventure?  It is fun, I promise.  Check out eLeMeNO-Pee and get in touch with your local cloth diaper expert!

About the author…

I am Stasia- wife, mom, blogger over at Our Life on a Budget, part-time preschool teacher and local cloth diaper