5 Tips to Successfully Cloth Diaper at Night

Real Diaper Week

  One of the reasons parents use cloth diapers is to reduce their babies exposure to toxins that are found in disposable diapers.  Even though parents know the health benefits to using cloth diapers many parents admit to struggle with finding a system that works well overnight and end up using disposables at night. Why is nighttime such a struggle?  Babies are often nursed (or fed a bottle of milk) before they fall asleep leaving them with very full bellies.  If you are fortunate to have a baby who sleeps through the night they can sleep for as many as 7-10 hours at a time.  Since cloth diapers don't contain absorbent crystals like disposable diaper they can only hold so much liquid.  Most parents find that 2-4 hours is about the longest a cloth diaper can last before it becomes too full and starts to leak.  While a pocket diaper with 2 microfiber inserts can work successfully for some babies overnight - others soak right through that and leak all over their beds ... [ Read More ]

10 Ways You Can Become a Cloth Diaper Advocate

Real Diapers Blog Hop

Have you heard about the Great Cloth Diaper Change yet?  Leading up to Earth Day (April 22nd) the Real Diaper Association (a non-profit cloth diaper advocacy group) is hosting Real Diaper Week (April 16-21st) and the 2nd Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (April 21st). 10 Ways You Can Become a Cloth Diaper Advocate Join the Real Diaper Association (RDA) for $25/year and volunteer to be a Real Diaper Circle Leader.  The RDA is a non-profit agency whose primary mission is to educate parents about cloth diapering. Teach a cloth diapering class for parents in your community.  Organize the class with a day care, pediatrician, OBGYN, WIC office, local baby or cloth diaper store, doula, moms group, church group, or other parenting and maternity office.  Parents want to see and touch cloth diapers before they make the commitment to use them.  Amanda at The Eco Friendly Family has some great resources you can print and use when teaching local classes. Talk to your friends and family who ... [ Read More ]

Real Diaper Week April 16-21, 2012 – Join the Blog Hop

Real Diaper Week Blog Hop

Have you heard about the Great Cloth Diaper Change yet?  Leading up to Earth Day (April 22nd) the Real Diaper Association (a non-profit cloth diaper advocacy group) is hosting Real Diaper Week (April 16-21st) and the 2nd Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (April 21st). Did you know that 90% of the diapers changed in the U.S. are into disposable diapers that sit in a landfill for over 500 years in hopes that they will one day decompose?  - Real Diaper Association In 2011, the Great Cloth Diaper Change set a Guinness Book World Record for the most cloth diapers changed at the same time with 5,026 participants at 127 locations around the world.  For this years event we already have 292+ official events planned and we WILL break last year’s record.  With your help we can reach even more families and share the benefits of using cloth diapers.  Cloth diapers are Real Simple, Real Diapers! During Real Diaper Week we are inviting bloggers, manufacturers, retail stores, organizations, ... [ Read More ]