Saturday, June 29, 2013

Knickernapies Sighting: One Size Diapers on the I Love Cloth Diapers Blog

Knickernappies has been sighted on Cloth Diaper Outlet's I Love Cloth Diapers Blog!

The Knickernappies one-size diaper in red, white and royal blue was featured in this lovely 4th of July diaper collage.

Visit a retailer to get festive diapers for your baby!

Do you have a Knickernappies sighting to share? Have you reviewed or written about Knickernappies? Send us a link!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Knickernappies Superdo is a Padded Tush Stats Top Pick

Knickernappies Superdo is a Padded Tush Stats top pick!

Tara says: "...SuperDo came to save the day. The microfiber on top allowed it to absorb quickly, but the hemp on the inside allowed it to absorb MORE. That combo made this diaper work great. And I had no stink issues because (a) I use Tide and (b) the tunnel design on the diaper lets water and detergent get deep into the insert much more easily and helps it dry faster."

Read her Superdo review, and enter to win two Knickernappies Superdo inserts.

Check the retailer locator to find a retailer who sells Superdo inserts, so you can get your own!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hemp proven to be anti-bacterial

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
June 19th, 2013

    Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily.  One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China's military: industrial hemp.  Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing.  As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle, “It is estimated that each year 2 million Americans become infected during hospital stays, and at least 90,000 of them die.  MRSA (an antibiotic resistant strain of staph) is a leading cause of hospital-borne infections.”  One of the most important recent discoveries is hemp’s ability to kill surface bacteria, while cotton, polyester, and polyethelyne allow it to remain on their surfaces for up to months at a time.

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    Unknown to many, hemp fabrics exist in today’s market that can replace each of these transmission prone hospital items.  In addition to staph resistance, other tests show hemp fabrics superior resistance to UV and infrared wavelengths, providing multiple applications for military use.

    Hemp fabric was tested against two bacteria strains, Staphylococcus Aureus (staph) and Klebsiella Pneumoniae (pneumonia).  The fabric tested was a hemp blend, 60% hemp and 40% rayon.  The staph test sample was already 98.5% bacteria free during the first measurement of the testing, while the pneumonia fabric sample was 65.1% bacteria free.  These results, even prior to the tests completion, clearly display the fabrics unique capability at killing bacteria and reducing their spread.  This is especially imperative for healthcare facilities.

    For infrared testing, the same hemp blend was analyzed resulting in a test result of 0.893, or nearly 90% resistant.  Different blended fabrics have the potential to increase the percentage of this initial test, especially fabrics with a higher percentage of hemp.  Many of hemp’s applications will benefit our military, and hemp fabrics have recently been approved by the USDA as Federally Preferred for Procurement under their BioPreferred Program.

    Thirty one states have introduced pro-hemp legislation and 19 have passed pro-hemp legislation.  The potential for military and national adoption of hemp appears to be moving forward expeditiously considering a decade’s long ban.  As science continues to “rediscover” the benefits of hemp for society, the solution is emerging from the fog of prohibition.  Hemp is no longer an ancient fiber and it is well on its way to be the future of fabric.


References:
1.       Survival of Enterococci and Staphylococci on Hospital Fabrics and Plastic - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC86187/

  1. San Francisco Chronicle, “HEALTH / High staph infection rates in hospitals stun public health officials / New study reports lethal drug-resistant bacteria widespread” - http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/HEALTH-High-staph-infection-rates-in-hospitals-2554708.php

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Join the New Authorized Buy/Sell/Trade Group for Knickernappies and WolbyBug Products

We are pleased to announce the new authorized buy/sell/trade group for Knickernappies and WolbyBug products on Facebook!

We know you love your Knickernappies, so why would you want to sell them? Perhaps you are sizing up in custom fit diapers, or you decided you like one-size better. Maybe you fell in love with Wolbybug and want to switch to all covers. Whatever your reason, the B/S/T group will allow you to recoup some of your cost, find items you're looking for, or swap.

New to the lingo? Check out this post from Change-Diapers on Used Diaper Condition Definitions.

Join the group today!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cloth Diapers, Are they for everyone?

Cloth diapers aren't one size fits all. No, I don't mean sized vs. one-size diapers. I mean the actual act of using cloth diapers on your baby. Are all parents capable of using cloth diapers? Of course they are, but what it really comes down to is what you as a parent are willing to commit to. So cloth diapering advocates out there, don't be mad at me as I write this post. Of course I would love for everyone to see how amazing cloth diapers are and how easy they can be, but we have to remember, there are lots of parenting decisions to be made and some people are going to make ones different from yours.

Cost vs. Effort
I chose to cloth diaper because of the money saving benefits. In two years, I have spent way more than I needed to on a very large stash. In that time I have sold a few diapers and made some of my money back, but I still haven't reached the amount it would have cost my family to diaper our son with disposables. All that said, some parents see the convenience of disposables worth the cost. To not add another load of laundry to their wash routine is worth it! 

Eco-friendly Options
Of course cloth diapers are the most eco-friendly choice when considering waste going into a landfill. We won't get into water usage in this post. But there are disposable diapers on the market that are more eco-friendly than others. Many parents are choosing these diapers over the mainstream disposables. Many parents aren't, but what are you going to do? 

Frustration!
If you've ever dealt with rash after rash after rash or ammonia stink that you can't get rid of no matter what you try, you may understand this one. Some parents try cloth diapers only to throw in the towel as a last resort. They've tried so many solutions that they are frustrated. Of course not all cloth diapering parents have this experience, but it does happen. 

I'm writing this post for perspective. I know many times I think parents don't know what they're missing. Sure, if they gave it a try, they could see how easy it really is, but you can't force your opinions and ideas on everyone.

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I'm Jenny, the mama behind the blog Cloth Diaper Revival.   I'm a stay at home mom to Noah and a wife to Chas, the cloth diapering dad.  I used to be a 3rd grade teacher until I was blessed with the birth of my first child, Noah. I'm currently trying to conceive my second child while struggling with infertility due to PCOS. This series covers my journey and my experiences along the way.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wolbybug Cover Named Padded Tush Stats Top Pick!

We are thrilled to announce that the Wolbybug Cover has been chosen as a Padded Tush Stats top pick!

Tara says: "The biggest reason for why I like it is because it is elasticized where you would put in an insert."

Read the entire post, and enter to win two Wolbybug covers of your own.

To shop for Wolbybug, use our retailer locator to find a store near you!

Cloth Diaper Tip: Stock your car with a back up cloth diaper!

I'm going to let you in on a little secret, a cloth diapering tip. Have you ever been out running errands and realized you forgot your diaper bag? Or perhaps you brought it, but you've run out of cloth diapers.

What do you do now!?

Just the other week, I brought one extra cloth diaper for a quick trip out to run a few errands. My toddler rarely needs a diaper change while we're out buying groceries and I hardly ever use the one diaper I keep in our diaper bag. Of course, as soon as we got to Target I realized if I wanted to prevent any leaks, I should change his wet diaper. We were in the store for all five minutes when he pooped...in the last diaper I had with me! I didn't want to buy a package of disposables, but I didn't have another cloth diaper. There was no way I was comfortable leaving him in the soiled diaper either. If only had a back up diaper!

So now, I do! In the trunk of my car, I keep a wet bag with a flat and an old cover. All three of these items are things I don't miss in my normal rotation. It doesn't make me feel sad that one of my beloved all-in-ones is sitting in the back of my car for an emergency and I will be prepared the next time this happens and won't be stuck wondering what to do!

Do you have a similar story to share?  Have you learned to keep a backup diaper in your car?


Friday, June 7, 2013

Tips for getting past the teething stage!

Teething can seem like a never ending saga. As soon as one tooth comes in, another is right behind it. You may be frustrated with whiny, fussy babies and sleepless nights. Here's a few tips to help ease the pain for your child.

Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces
Looking for a safe, natural way to ease teething pain for your baby or toddler? These necklaces release healing oils that soothe your little one's discomfort.

Cold Wash Cloth
Give your child a cold or frozen wash cloth to chew on. The coldness will ease the pain and the wash cloth gives them something to bite on.

Teething Toys
Many teething toys will give your child some relief because they will have something to gum down on. Try Sophie the Giraffe, a favorite at our house!

Frozen fruit chucks
Take chunks of frozen fruit in put them in a mesh teething strainer. Your child can bite or suck on the strainer and you won't have to worry about choking hazards.

Just remember, eventually, your child will get all of their baby teeth and you will get past the teething stage. Hang in there!

Have you tried any of these teething tips?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Knickernapies Sighting: O/S Diaper & Wolbybug Cover on YouTube

Knickernappies has been sighted on YouTube!

This video reviews both the one-size diaper and the Wolbybug cover:

For another review of the Wolbybug cover, including a look at what makes them different, watch the video below:

Do you have a Knickernappies sighting to share? Have you reviewed or written about Knickernappies? Send us a link!

 
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