Eco Nuts- Zero Waste Laundry

Eco Nuts:  Zero Waste Laundry- ClothDiaperingAgain.com

You don’t have to go out and buy a new high efficiency washer and dryer in order to make your laundry routine more eco-friendly.  If you’re really looking to save some money, I’ve got some tips and a product you will love. [Read more…]

Selestial Soap- Committed to Community

Selestial Soap Review- ClothDiaperingAgain.com

Selestial Soap is an American company based right here in my home state of Michigan.  They have a wide range of products for the home, babies, and outdoors.  The company is committed to producing quality products that are safe for the environment and non-toxic to people, as well as to giving back to the community.   [Read more…]

Econobum- A Great Intro to Cloth Diapering

My decision to Start Cloth Diapering Using Econobum

I wanted to cloth  diaper my first born son, but I didn’t have access to the internet, so I didn’t know how awesome cloth diapers had become.  I had internet access with my girl, so I jumped in feet first, researching and comparing.  I wanted to get something inexpensive, so I decided to go with Econobum.  Looking back, I think Econobum was the best brand for me to buy as a newbie to cloth diapering.  Here’s why I chose them and why I would recommend them to anyone who is on a tight budget.

Affordable and Good Quality

Yes, my husband probably would have let me buy more expensive diapers if I had asked, but I was trying to be frugal.  These were inexpensive, and by most reports, they were good quality.  For less than $100, I had enough cloth diapers to cloth diaper my girl full time.  I do think they are good quality.  They took the beating I gave them the first six months I cloth diapered and kept on ticking. I still have my covers, though I passed on the prefolds on to a friend. Except one that I just found hiding in my laundry room. lol

One Sized!

This was what I was most excited about.  The fact that my girl would be able to use them from 8 to 35 pounds was awesome!  Admittedly, the one sized prefolds are pretty bulky on a little baby, but in the interest of saving money and not using disposables, they work.  I started using them when Sister’s umbilical cord fell off, and since she gained weight pretty quickly, they did fit her.  Considering that she weighed 8 lbs 2 oz when she was born, I think they probably would have fit her.  Well, maybe after her legs had filled out a little more.

Ease of Use

Econobums are pretty easy to use.  Just fold the insert (short way for small babies, long way for bigger babies), lay it in the cover, and snap it on the baby.  You could wrap them around baby if you wanted and if they fit.  For a first timer at cloth diapering, there aren’t many diapers that are easier to use.  Six covers and about 18 to 24 inserts were plenty for us.  That time was such a blur, I don’t remember how often we were washing. lol It seems like I was constantly washing or stripping diapers though.  18 to 24 should be more than enough to wash every other day.

Have I convinced you to try Econobum?

Yes, they’re not the prettiest diapers, but if you can scrape together $100, you can cloth diaper full time until your baby weighs 35 pounds.  Even if you end up buying other diapers, these are still great to have on hand for longer trips and nighttime.  You can buy them at Diaper Junction (affiliate link).  You can purchase the covers only, a cover and three prefolds, or a kit with three covers and a dozen inserts.  If you purchase the cover alone or with the three prefolds, you can pick the trim color, while the kit only comes with white. They have a lot more colors than when I bought mine!  They only had three colors, plus white, when I bought mine.  Econobum is a good quality, affordable brand, perfect for those on a budget, or just starting out cloth diapering, whether they’re starting with a young baby or a toddler.

Diaper Rite All in One Review

I was delighted to get the opportunity to review the Diaper Rite all-in-one. I actually did my first (and probably only) video review on it, which you can see down below. Here’s a quick rundown of why this is a great diaper. [Read more…]

The Ultimate Calendar for Blogging Organization: CoSchedule

The Ultimate Calendar for Blogging Organization: CoSchedule- ClothDiaperingAgain.comI’ve written a post about different ways you can record ideas for blogging.  What I’ve been searching for recently has been a better way to keep track of my posts and social media, particularly something that works well with WordPress.  Now I’ve found this awesome premium plug-in that I absolutely love called CoSchedule.  It is pretty much everything that I wanted. [Read more…]

Buttons Cloth Diapers Review

Buttons Cloth Diapers Review- ClothDiaperingAgain.comFirst, my confession.

I have to confess.  I used to be prejudiced against microfiber.  Here’s why:  My girl used to get terrible rashes when we used it and I didn’t think that they were that absorbent.  I used to think that they were just a way for companies to make cloth diapers cheap and that the inserts were cheap.  Yeah, I did not think too highly of microfiber.  I’ll admit, I still prefer natural fibers, but I think much more highly of microfiber now.  It took me finding the best way to wash it (for us) for me to start liking it (here’s my post about microfiber).  Now I am much more happy about using our microfiber inserts, instead of suggesting to my husband that he keep them in the car for cleaning.

About the System

So Buttons sent me a cover and two inserts to review and I really like them.  Buttons Cloth Diapers are a snap in two system, with a cover and snap in inserts.  They only offer microfiber.  The covers are one size, from about 9 to 35 pounds (they didn’t fit my over 35 pound two year old girl, but she’s outgrowing almost all of our one size diapers).  The inserts come in two sizes, small and large, and two types, daytime and nighttime.

The Cover

Like I said, the covers are one sized, fitting from about 9 to 35 pounds.  They have a three step rise and two snaps on each wing.  They have double gussets and elastic at the waist and back.  Like Best Bottoms, these have two layers of PUL, with the insert snaps on the inner layer.  There are nine different solid colors (I got blueberry, a pretty soft blue, and I’m eyeing Tangerine) and no prints.  There’s a cute embroidered red button on the back of the diapers.  The PUL feels soft but sturdy.  Going by feel, these feel like they’ll last a long time.  The picture of the cover on Little Man above is with a trifolded prefold (I think I took the picture before I got the small inserts).  Here are some pictures of the cover, inside and out, and with a small insert snapped in.

Buttons Cloth Diapers Cover- ClothDiaperingAgain.com

Buttons Cloth Diapers Inserts-  ClothDiaperingAgain.comThe Inserts

Daytime

The daytime inserts are four layers of microfiber topped with a layer of microfleece.  It’s hourglass shaped, which I really like as it covers more, so there’s a greater chance that you can reuse the cover.  There are two snaps, one at each end to attach it to the cover.  The small insert fits from about 9 to 20 pounds, while the large fits from  about 20 to 35.  I was able to use the large daytime insert on Little Man by folding down the front a little, but it did make it pretty bulky.  These aren’t the trimmest of inserts, but they’re not humongous either.  They’re pretty darn absorbent.

Nighttime

The nighttime inserts are six layers of microfiber with no microfleece topping.  They’re designed to be used underneath the daytime insert.  They’re the same hourglass shape as the daytime inserts, but are slightly larger all around.  Snapped together, the inserts are pretty big.

My Thoughts on Buttons Cloth Diapers

This is a diaper that goes in my diaper bag.  It’s easy to use and the colors are pretty.  I’m sad that it doesn’t fit my girl, but I do use the large inserts in another cover that fits her and it works pretty well.  The daytime inserts are plenty absorbent enough for the day, and the nighttime combination is bulletproof at night for both my kids.  Sister is not a heavy wetter, a large prefold lasts her all night.  Little Man, on the other hand, is a super soaker.  The nighttime combo works great for him!  I love that these are so affordably priced.  The quality is great!  Buttons is a great system.  One little thing that I really like about the inserts is that they are color coded.  The small inserts have white serging, while the large ones have a golden brown serging.  I do think that the covers run a little small though.  I think they would fit smaller than 9 pounds.  Overall, Buttons Cloth Diapers are great cloth diapers.  Having a whole stash of these would be a pretty affordable way to cloth diaper.

Check Buttons out!

The covers sell for $11.00 and the inserts sell for $3.50 a piece.  They also have flushable bamboo liners and flannel wipes.  Now if they would come out with wet bags and pail liners, they could be a one stop shop. 🙂  You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube.

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Why Pocket Diapers Are So Popular (And a Review)

Why Pocket Diapers Are So Popular (And a Review)- ClothDiaperingAgain.comPocket diapers are one of the most popular types of cloth diapers out there.  They’re the second closest thing to disposables, and they’re pretty easy to use for those unfamiliar with cloth diapers.  Here are 5 reasons why pocket diapers are so popular and a review of Glow Bug Cloth Diapers. [Read more…]

Momme Meals Go Chews Review

Momme Meals- ClothDiaperingAgain.com

I wrote about Momme Meals® here, so you can check that post out if you want more details about the business (which is awesome!). [Read more…]

Little Love Buns Review

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