The Natural Baby

Part 1: The Trouble with All In One's February 12 2014



Trouble with AIOs


All In One's are definitely loved by many. They are dubbed "Dad's Favorite" cloth diaper for many reasons, but as with many things that claim an absolute (One-Size, All-In-One, etc.) they all have their pitfalls and can leave something to be desired.

I spend most of my time in our retail store talking to people about cloth diapers and which one might be a good fit for their family. Many people's...

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UpCycling & Repurposing : Mason Jars December 30 2013

Ever heard the old saying "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"? 
It is a tried a true method for being aware of what you use and the impact you make on your environment.
There is one more "R" though that my family has always enjoyed using that kind of plays on the reuse side of things...

REPURPOSE 

This word puts a whole new spin on the old adage, I think. So whether you call is "reusing" "repurposing" or...

Top 10 Baby Products for New Parents September 13 2013

In today's overloaded world it can be very challenging for new parents to know what is an essential item for the journey they are about to embark upon! 

As I loaded my vehicle down this week, (after 2 moves with in 6 months) preparing to sell off most of my baby gear, I realized that I in the past three years & two rounds of babies, my inner minimalist finally realized how much stuff we aquired...

Trials in Cooking and Meal Preparation September 05 2013

Ever heard the phrase "you are what you eat?" This is one of the basic principles behind why our family sincerely tries to eat whole and organic foods that truly nourish the body. In the past I even extensively looking into elaborate meal planning blogs and considered making it happen.

I also thought that since I stopped working full-time at school I figured I would have time to do this task.
Guess...

Our Yoga Practice August 09 2013


I have found since becoming a mother, especially a mother of 2, that it is hard to find time to practice yoga.

In my school and college years I was actively involved in all forms of dance almost everyday. I also took a Pilates class is college and was hooked. When I became pregnant with my first, prenatal yoga was calling my name! Since I couldn't quite do the "hundred" with a pregnant belly, I...

Mission: Organization August 05 2013

With 2 kids under the age of 3, 2 pets, a husband, an old house and about 3 loads of cloth diaper laundry a week... I have the tendency to let things pile up. 

I'm ashamed, truly... Time to reclaim my desk!
Especially since we are only 4 months into our last move to our new place, and I was spending 4 hours commuting and about 9 hours a day, things have been piling up all over... The desk, the...

To Bleach or not to Bleach? June 29 2013


The lurking question... To bleach or not to bleach?

My family is always on the go and we have come to stick with using bumGenius Freetime One-Size All-In-One diapers for reasons of simplicity between multiple care providers who even like to help with laundry from time to time. (They had difficulty and much anxiety about matching up pocket diapers and inserts)
Up until now we have stripped diapers...

Trials in Cloth Diapering June 13 2013


For many who begin their "first baby researching" as I did, you might soon be attracted to the huge savings one can accumulate by switching to reusable cloth diapers instead of disposables. 

Your research continues only to find that there are many brands, styles, and options of diapers and systems enough to make your head spin. And just when you think you have sorted out the styles, the names go...

Blogs, vlogs, and updates on the horizon! June 11 2013

We have returned from our leave of absence... Hooray!
Just wait and see what's next!!

We are currently working on our consultant program and building a natural directory of doulas, midwives, pediatrician a, chiropractors, etc. 
Please name drop anyone we should include in our directory!



Time to Hit the Pool, Now What About the Poo? May 23 2012


Swim Diapers and being Green and Thrifty
Many people choose cloth diapering because of the money savings and environmental impacts of disposables. So when the summer months hit and beach and water park vacations are about, have you thought about diapering you child in the water and pool settings? It can be so easy even families that don't cloth diaper regularly prefer reusable swim diapers when its time to hit the pool!

Passing the Baton... A Lesson in Changing Hands April 25 2012


Just imagine… you are a top notch track star and run the mile like nobody’s business (nice calves by the way!).  You have decided to join the relay team but no matter how fabulous of an individual sprinter you are, you will still have trouble in the transition and the passing of the baton.
In retail, most do not build a business with the intention of selling everything they have worked so fervently...

Introducing: Cloth Diaper Kits December 28 2011

We have wanted to offer cloth diapering packages for a very long time - and we are excited to start with our Prefold Cloth Diaper Kit! This kit is an easy way to get everything you need in one package - and at a great discount, our Prefold Cloth Diaper Kit makes starting your diaper stash simple and affordable.

The Diapers
The diapers included in your kit are made of 100% Indian cotton twill weave...


Some Cloth Diapering FAQs... December 14 2011

Getting Started
Okay, so you have decided what style or combination of styles you want to use for your little one. Now what?

Newborns go through approximately 12 diapers/day. Depending on how many days you want to go between washing, that means anywhere from 12-36 diapers total. We can tell you from experience, that after two days, your diaper pail will begin to...well...to stink a little. AND, your...

Diaper Lingo, pt. 2 December 07 2011

I finally realized today why it can be tricky for some folks to remember the difference between "All in One" cloth diapers and "One Size" cloth diapers.

All In One (or, AIO) to some people means the diaper is all sizes in one diaper. However, when speaking about cloth diapers, All In One implies that the absorbent layer(s) and the waterproof layer are somehow permanently attached.

For example, our...

Cloth Diapers for Christmas? November 29 2011

I know it may sound crazy, but cloth diapers do make wonderful gifts! Although we often brag about how much money can be saved by choosing reusable diapers, the wide variety of styles and colors make it almost impossible to resist collecting! Once a family has established "a stash" - those diapers required for cloth diapering success - it is very common to begin adding diapers, covers, and...

A Little Diaper Lingo November 16 2011

I talk to a LOT of people about cloth diapering and the various systems available today. Fitted, pocket, all in one, hybrid, one size... What is the difference? Here is a basic explanation of some different styles I hope will help those of you that are still confused. And trust me - you are not alone if you are confused!

Prefolded DiapersLong considered the work-horse of the cloth diapering world,...

Cloth Diapers and Diaper Rash October 05 2011

Many, many people come to cloth diapers because they are concerned about the high incidence of diaper rash among babies that wear disposable diapers. The increased skin temperature, poor air circulation and toxic ingredients in disposable diapers lead many people to use diaper powder or petroleum jelly around the clock to prevent irritation. Switching to cloth diapers can often reduce the...

The Facts About Cloth Diapering May 30 2011

I talk to a lot of people about cloth diapers. A lot. I talk to people who have never used cloth diapers but want to, and people who used cloth diapers with their children in the 80s or in the 50s and wish they hadn't. Moms, grandmas, great-grandmothers, aunts, sisters, husbands, friends. You name 'em, I've spoken to them.

The thing is, most people have a pretty outdated perception of cloth...

Earth Day Diaper Giveaway!!! April 24 2011

We had hoped to have an Earth Day Diaper Giveaway during The Great Cloth Diaper Change this weekend, but our diaper didn't arrive until Saturday afternoon! So, instead we have decided to have a giveaway HERE, on our blog! This year we are going to work extra hard to provide more information via our blog and want to make sure everyone is listening!

What do I have to do?Leave a comment, about...

Guest Review: FuzziBunz One Size February 16 2011

Thanks to Hannah for this awesome guest review! Enjoy!

We have been cloth diapering for 2 ½ months now and are still experimenting with what works best for us, but so far our FuzziBunz One Size Cloth Diapersalways wins out over the other diapers we try! We started using these when our LO was just 3 months old and he is now 5 ½ months old. These diapers have a snug fit without being too tight, wash...


Troubleshooting: Nighttime Diapering October 14 2010

We talk with parents all the time that have trouble getting their little ones through the night without finding wet jammies and bedsheets in the morning. We choose to use pocket diapers at night in our home because we lovetheir stuffability. Depending on the diaper/brand/fit, we could use multiple microfiber inserts but we find hemp really does a super job without adding too much bulk. It is...


review: Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron August 19 2009

People call this book the homemade baby food Bible for good reason. I have been flipping around in it for about 3 months and I am constantly finding new tidbits and recommendations. The author provides so much wonderful information, it would probably be wise to a) read it (ok, at least start reading it) beforeyou have a little one that is ready for solid foods and b) read it from front to back....

paintedCOOKIE August 07 2009

Many thanks to one of our featured local artists, Lauren Harrell, for spotlighting us in her blog last week! We are excited to display some of Lauren's custom nursery art and birth announcements as well as a few pieces for sale. Visit her Etsy store and check out of all her great work.

Thanks, Lauren!