Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cloth Diaper Cover Care & Use

Cloth Diaper Cover Care and Use 

With the abundance of cloth diaper brands and styles, the convenience and ease of cloth diaper
covers is often overlooked. Covers, most often made from polyurethane laminate fabric or PUL, are waterproof and versatile, but more importantly comfortable and breathable for baby.

Unlike pockets or all-in-ones (AIOs) that have the absorbent layer either sewn in or stuffed into them, covers are not absorbent themselves, but serve as a waterproof layer when worn over flats, prefolds, or fitteds. And because they can be used with flats, prefolds, or fitteds, they are customizable to work with any wetness level. Similar to pockets and AIOs, covers are available in both snap and hook and loop closures, and are either sized to fit various weight ranges or one-size with a snap down rise to accommodate most sizes.


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Covers, like our Wolbybug Covers, offer several advantages over pocket diapers and AIOs. They are economical; covers are often less expensive than pocket diapers or AIOs, and covers can be wiped clean and reused from one diaper change to the next (as long as they are not soiled), which translates to fewer covers for your diaper stash and more money in your pocket. Covers are laundered just as pockets and AIOs, yet they can be line or machine dried in a fraction of the time.

PUL diaper covers are typically associated with cloth diapering, however, fleece and wool covers also provide breathability and wetness protection. Some wool covers require the extra step of lanolizing to maximize absorbency, however they can be used multiple times before washing and often make the difference between an unsuccessful and successful nighttime cloth diapering routine. Fleece covers offer wetness protection that is more affordable than wool, but usually cannot be used over as many changes. 

Cloth diaper covers have come a long way since the rubber pants of the early 1900’s. They are easy to use, comfortable, effective at containing messes, and as a bonus, they are available in just as many fun prints and colors as other styles of cloth diapers!

So tell us, how many cloth diaper covers do you own?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Baltic Amber as a Teething Remedy

baltic amber


Baltic amber (succinite) is a fossilized resin collected in Lithuania. Both warm to the touch and light to wear, amber's anti-inflammatory properties are a natural way to relieve teething symptoms in babies.

While worn, the wearer's skin warmth releases small amounts of healing oils from the amber, which are absorbed into the skin.

baltic amber


Knickernappies uses only 100% authentic Baltic amber, and each bead is individually knotted for safety. Boys or girls can wear the necklaces, which are available in varying colors and shades. Necklaces are not designed for chewing with teeth, parent supervision is recommended at all times when baby is wearing necklace.

Shop for Baltic amber teething jewelry at a Knickernappies retailer.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wolbybug Wet Bags - You'll Want More than One!


Wolbybug wet bags are a cloth diapering must-have. A generous 16.5" x 11.5", the bags are large enough to hold 4-6 diapers, yet fold down small enough to tuck into a diaper bag, purse or glove box. The zippered closure has been improved and is super durable.

wet bags

With a huge selection of 30 prints & colors, you might find it hard to choose.

wet bag
wet bag

The best part is, you don't have to! With a suggested retail price of just $10.99, you can buy several of your favorites, and always have one handy.

Shop for Wolbybug wet bags at your favorite Knickernappies retailer.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NEW Wolbybug One Size Diaper Covers from Knickernappies

One Size Diaper Covers by Wolbybug

Wolbybug, a popular brand known for it's affordable pocket diapers, doorknob pails, diaper covers and wetbags has recently added a new product to it's growing selection.

Meet, the Wolbybug One Size Diaper Cover with aplix closure!  Aplix closures make diaper changes easy and are often preferred because they give a somewhat flexible fit.  Whether you the tabs to completely overlap for the tiniest baby or need to use them on the absolute widest setting, aplix gives you that freedom.

Wolbybug One Size Diaper Covers are just $10.99 each and come in a HUGE selection of colors and prints.  Front and back interior flaps help keep prefolds and inserts from bunching and can also help reduce wicking and leaking.

Wolbybug One Size Diaper Covers work great over stay-dry topped inserts, prefolds, flats and fittteds.  They're versatile and affordable and customers just can't seem to get enough of them!

Locate your nearest Knickernappies and Wolbybug retailer here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How many cloth diapers do you need in your stash?

If you're new to cloth and you may be wondering what is the perfect stash size. There are many different answers and it really depends who you ask, but there are some general guidelines to get you started.

Figuring out about how many diapers you'll need a day is the first step. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Newborns - 12-15 diapers a day
  • 2-6 months - 10-12 diapers a day
  • 6+ months - 8-10 diapers a day
You will want to wash your diapers ever 2-3 days, so a stash that is big enough to get you through until wash day is necessary. The bigger your stash, the longer you'll have to go without washing. That being said, you will still need to wash every 2-3 days even if your stash is big enough to get you through a week.

Some tips:

  • The bigger your stash is, the less wear and tear you will have on your diapers. 
  • Cloth diapers are addicting! Don't be surprised if you start with the perfect amount, but keep adding diapers because you can't stay away from the cute colors and prints! 
We hope these tips have helped you better understand how many cloth diapers you need, or do not need, in order to cloth diaper successfully!

So, how many diapers do you have?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tips for leaving cloth diapers for your babysitter!

You finally convinced yourself to take a night off and go on a date with your significant other! Congrats! You even made the big step and hired a babysitter. Now comes the hard part, what do you do about cloth diapers? Do you buy a package of disposables for the babysitter or hope for the best and leave behind your cloth diapers? Here are some tips for making cloth diapering a success for your babysitter:

Choose wisely! Pick the easiest diapers in your stash. All-in-ones or pocket diapers (already stuffed) with hook and loop are the most like disposable diapers. If you only have  a stash of flats or prefolds, consider pad folding your prefolds or trifolding your flats and have them lying in covers ready to go. The less complicated your diapers are, the easier it will be for your babysitter to get the hang of things.

What about the poop? Consider leaving flushable liners for your sitter. If you don't have liners, leave a wet bag behind for your sitter to contain poopy diapers. You can spray them when you get home.

Remove any creams that could be harmful to your diapers! Save yourself the headache of scrubbing diaper cream off of your diapers. Hide away any unapproved creams and prevent accidents from happening.

Change one diaper before you go! Show your sitter how easy cloth diapers are by changing a diaper. If you don't make it a big deal, your sitter will most likely not consider it one!

Leave brief easy notes for your sitter. You want your kids to have fun with their new babysitter. That will happen much easier if your sitter is relaxed and not stressed.

Remember that every babysitter is different. Some sitters may be more open to new things that others. And your sitter may just fall in love with cloth and be open to all of the diapers in your stash, not just the "easy" ones!

Monday, February 10, 2014

What to stock in your [cloth] diaper bag!

Okay cloth diapering mamas! You may be wondering what you need in your diaper bag once your little one arrives! Here's my list of must haves!


1. Diapers! The number really depends on how long you will be away from your home. I would plan on one diaper for every 2 hours you'll be away, plus one extra just in case!

2. Wipes! You'll need a stash of wipes to get you through the outings as well. If you use cloth wipes that aren't pre-moistened, don't forget to bring a spray bottle of solution.

3. Diaper Cream! Even if you don't use diaper cream at every diaper change, you never know when you'll need it. A sample size is perfect for keeping things light in your bag.

4. Wet Bag! You need someone to store those dirty diapers that will keep the smell and wetness from contaminating the rest of you diaper bag.

5. Flushable liners! If your baby is on formula or solid foods, you may want to consider bringing a roll of flushable liners to make diaper changes a breeze on the go!

6. Changing Pad! You'll need someone clean to put your baby down for diaper changes. A blanket works as well.

7. Hand Sanitizer! Just in case you have to change your baby somewhere where you won't have access to a soap and sink, keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer near by!

These are just the essentials for cloth diapers. What else do you stock in your diaper bag?



 
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