Cloth Diapering

Cloth diapering has never been easier!

Bumkins’ Covers are Great With Prefolds!

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering, Green Scene, Product Highlights on December 9th, 2009 by Courtney – Comments Off

Check out this great video with step-by-step instructions on using a prefold diaper. The Bumkins Pink Paisley Diaper Cover is the perfect way to add a fun print and finish off the job!

Buy your own, online today, at Natural Pure Essentials!

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Bumkins Cloth Diaper Sample Pack

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering on August 4th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

Trying to decide on what cloth diapers to buy? Unsure if you want to use cloth diapers? Totally confused by all the information about cloth diapering? Want to try the different cloth diapering systems before making the final purchase?

DiaperSamplerBumkins is now offering a cloth diaper sample pack. The pack contains a sample all-in-one cloth diaper, a Bumkins waterproof diaper cover, a cotton contour diaper, a microfiber insert, and a sample pack of Bumkins diaper liners. The assortment of diapers allows you to try two diapering systems. The one piece system (the all-in-one diaper) is similar in looks and ease of use to the disposable diaper and the two piece system (waterproof cover and contour diaper) offers a more economical diapering solution that will last through multiple children. The microfiber insert can be used with both systems to add increased absorbency for naps and overnight use. The Bumkins diaper liners make for easy diaper clean-ups.

Go to our website to purchase at a special introductory price that includes free shipping!

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Cloth Diaper Myth Number Three

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering on July 30th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

Leaks and accidents are more common and they don’t keep your baby dry.

Cloth diapers use natural absorbency from fabric. They do keep baby dry, but cloth diapers require more frequent changes than disposables. Leaks are not more common, as modern cloth diaper designs feature elastic gussets that properly protect against leakage. It is true that disposable diapers can absorb more urine than cloth diapers because they contain a chemical component inside the layers of paper pulp that enhances absorption. This chemical powder, sodium polyacrylate, converts into a gel once it is in contact with urine. Disposables get heavier from the gelatinous chemical and urine combination when full, rather than overflow. They may not show signs of leakage, leaving parents unaware that their child is staying in a urine-filled, chemical laden diaper for longer than is healthy or hygienic. Cloth diapers absorb the normal amount of urine a baby outputs at one time or possibly two. Additional absorbency can be gained with the use of Bumkins inserts, ideal for heavy wetters or longer periods of time, which can further prevent leakage issues. All diapers should be changed as soon as they are wet or soiled in order to ensure baby’s optimum health, so the extra chemically derived absorbency of disposable diapers should not be deemed a healthy or beneficial advantage.

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Cloth Diaper Myth Number Two

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering on July 27th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

Cloth diapering is more expensive (after factoring the cost of detergent, water and electricity)

“Cloth diapers are less expensive than disposables, especially if you do the laundering yourself.”
-Consumer Reports.org
Cloth diapering is not more expensive than using disposables; in fact it cost less over the full 2 to 3 year period of diapering. This fact rings especially true when you factor in their reusability for multiple children within a family. The start-up cost of purchasing cloth diapers is expensive, but once this initial hurdle is overcome their use over an extended time period is a very frugal move and parents will find that the added cost associated with laundering, such as increased detergent, water and electricity use is nominal. But if the initial cost of cloth diapering proves to be challenging for parents, we recommend incrementally adding a few cloth diapers to your disposable diapering routine until you have accumulated enough to go fully cloth. Even using a few cloth diapers is beneficial to your baby, the environment and your wallet.  Also, when calculating the cost of disposable diapers most people often forget added cost factors such as gasoline and trash bags.

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Cloth Diaper Myth Number One

Posted in Bumkins, Cloth Diapering on July 23rd, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off

Diaper rash is more troublesome with cloth diapers.

Diaper rash is actually less likely to occur with cloth diaper use than with disposables. Due to their natural absorbency, cloth diapers need to be changed more frequently and therefore prevent prolonged exposure to urine, one of the main causes of diaper rash. The natural absorption provided by cloth also allows baby to sense when they are wet, a scenario that helps to accelerate potty training.

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