Issue #03, June 2012
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In this day and age of "modern cloth diapers" many people often dismiss prefolds
as old fashioned or complicated, myself included. When I first started
out with cloth diapers 3 years ago, I built my stash up completely with
But we got lucky... A friend of ours heard we were cloth diapering and passed along a couple of prefolds, and another friend sent us some covers they were done using. And so, one day when I got behind on laundry and ran out of pockets before the dryer was done, I reluctantly pulled out one of those prefold cloth diapers.
And you know what I learned? That prefolds and covers really aren't that bad! In fact, I wished that I had discovered them much sooner!
Inexpensive, Simple, and Versatile
They may not be ideal for wiggly babies, where speed (of diaper changes) is of the essence, nor are they usually the preferred option for daycare providers. But there's a ton of other times when prefolds can really shine!
After my first positive experience with prefolds, I added a couple plus a cover to the bottom of my diaper bag. When we couldn't find a change table, they made an excellent change pad. They doubled as burp cloths, too. And on those occasions when I ran out of diapers, it was so nice to have a back-up plan!
Try this Tip!
If you travel a lot, you may even find it helpful to stock a small "emergency changes" bag in your car with a few diapers, some wipes and a bottle of water. Prefold cloth diapers are perfect for something like this, since they are inexpensive and flexible. Plus, with new one-size diaper covers on the market, this truly can be a "set it and forget about it" option if you're like me and might forget to update the contents of that emergency bag as your baby grows!
Want to learn more? Read our full article on prefolds
for more on what fabric types to look for, how to choose a quality
prefold cloth diaper, and why prepping prefolds is so important. Plus,
we've got all the details on cloth diaper covers here.
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As a working parent, I know how busy life can get!
Did you explode something in your microwave? Here's a quick and easy clean-up tip to save you some time and some elbow grease! Simply add some white vinegar to a bowl, and microwave the contents on high for a minute or two. Let stand for a couple of minutes so the steam can do its work, and then wipe down the microwave.
If you have a question, or an idea you think we should share with other busy moms in an upcoming Cloth Diaper Column, I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to drop me a line!
That's all until next month! Thanks for hanging out with me!
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