I was recently on vacation with my family at a lake for a week, and I followed my usual approach to swimsuit care (unless they get something nasty on them, hang them up to dry and wear them again later!). On day 5, though, I was walking down the stairs towards our room and was hit by an unmistakable blast of ammonia. I followed the odor to it’s source, which was …. Emily’s swim diaper. It smelled FOUL! Once I thought it through, it made sense. She had been wearing her Blueberry Freestyle swim diaper, and while I had been treating that like a swimsuit, I had forgotten to take into account the very fine layer of absorbency in the diaper. Who knows how many times she had peed in the diaper while we were at the beach, and over the week enough urine had accumulated to finally reach epic ammonia levels. And that’s why I found myself, late at night, working very hard to handwash a
Lots of newborn diapers fit a particular niche, but have a caveat (“This one is GREAT for really small babies … but costs an arm and a leg”. “This one is AMAZING for heavy wetters … but the diaper is as big as the baby is!” etc.). The Kawaii Pure and Natural (PN2) pocket diaper is the diaper that I think would suit the widest variety of babies and accommodate the widest range of needs (plus, you really can’t beat the price!). Super Stash is now giving one lucky reader the chance to see if they agree with my assessment! Enter below to win, but let us know in the comments what YOUR favorite newborn diaper is! If/when we have another baby, I’ll need to know which diapers to try! Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. For more giveaways, don’t forget to check out the PTS Family Friendly Giveaway Linky!
The beginning of each month is the time when we thank our site sponsors and give them the opportunity to share any information that they’d like you to know about. This month our sponsors had nothing new to report, but we had some big changes to announce. I hope you all will enjoy the chance to enter this month’s Fluffy Favorites giveaway, but when you’re visiting our sponsors’ Facebook pages I hope you’ll also take a moment to thank Tara for all the time and love she has poured into this site over the past few years. I’m super excited to continue to be a part of the PTS life cycle, but without Tara (and our sponsors!) none of this would have been possible. So good luck, and thank you to everyone who has gotten PTS this far, and will keep it going into the future Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. For more giveaways, don’t forget
Dear PTS Readers, This post was hard as heck to write. So I hope you will bear with me as it apparently went a bit long… Three years ago I had a question: “Why are all of these diapers that are getting rave reviews not working on my daughter?” I didn’t get it. Reviewers would say this is the best thing since sliced bread…and yet my daughter was soaking through her clothes.Then one day, in a Diaper Swappers Forum, I heard an answer that changed everything: “Maybe she’s just a heavy wetter. Different diapers work on different baby types.” That got my mind spinning. I started to see something that could really help other cloth diapering parents. Using my background in survey research, I could create surveys that cloth diapering parents could fill out. Through this data, I could show how diapers worked on different baby types. That’s when Padded Tush Stats began. Remember our original graphic? EEk!: I had no idea that this could
Autumn at All About Cloth Diapers published a great article about the 5 things she wishes she would have known before cloth diapering. And that really inspired me—we have a great series where we talk specifically about what we would buy if we could cloth diaper all over again, but I thought it would be helpful to share a list of the things I wish I had known about, right from the beginning… 1. Cloth Diapering Your Baby Does Not Mean Your Baby Will Have A Giant Diaper Booty Cloth diapering kinda gets a bad rap for this one. But there are plenty of effective, trim choices out there. First of all, you can stick with some good ol’ flat diapers and those are trim as ever. I personally like to stick with the Geffen Baby Quick Absorbers Plus Inserts. Those are insanely trim. 2. Buying Used Diapers Is Not As Gross As You Think, Plus It Can Save You A Lot of Money Oh