Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents [+ a BIG Buttons Diapers Giveaway!]

Buttons Best Cloth Diapers Giveaway

This post about the Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents was inspired by a collaboration with Buttons Diapers. All opinions are my own. Even though it's been a bit since my own cloth diapering days, my cloth diaper posts are still some of the most popular here on the blog. After over 4 years of using cloth on my girls and with my title of a blogger I was able to experience a ton of different cloth diapers through reviews [really, quite a few - check out my extensive catalog of cloth diaper reviews here] and had the experience of cloth diapering both my girls as newborns, infants, and even toddlers. But perhaps the time when parents have the most questions about cloth diapers is before they even start! That's why I'm sharing the Best Cloth Diapers for New Parents today! Cloth Diapering can seem totally overwhelming at first glance - … [Read more...]

Lil Bums One Size Cloth Diapers

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We were provided cloth diapers for review purposes.  All opinions are our own. I'm always happy to add new cloth diapers to our fluffy stash, so I was excited for the opportunity to try out Lil Bums cloth diapers. Lil Bums sent us 2 complimentary pocket diapers in their newest prints. The elephant print has a super soft minky outer that's covered in cute colorful elephants. It's not only super soft, but adorable as well.  The other print is a fun gray and white chevron. It's outer is made of a silky polyester material, and Lil Bums advertises that this material makes it perfect to use the diaper cover as a swim diaper! The inner linings in all Lil Bums cloth diapers are made of a soft stay dry suede lining, designed to wick away moisture, keeping baby as dry and comfortable as possible. Lil Bums pocket diapers come with two … [Read more...]

How Do the NEW FuzziBunz One Size Cloth Diapers Stand Up?

New FuzziBunz Stand Up

I've been out of the cloth diaper scene for a few months now since Moreaya potty trained.  It was really my life for the last 4 and a half years so I have a lot of experience with cloth diapers, but I swear things have really changed in just the last few months, including one of the biggest changes in one of the top brands on the market... FuzziBunz! FuzziBunz Cloth Diapers were one of my favorites with both girls, specifically their Perfect Size Diapers.  Although I loved the concept of an One Size Cloth Diaper, those perfect sizes just gave us the best fit, so I had quite a few in our stash.  Just recently, FuzziBunz changed ownership and with that decided to totally re-design their One Size Cloth Diaper and they sent me a couple to share with you! While some might call this post a review, please remember that I don't have a child … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2013

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It's that time of the year, the time when we start thinking about the year that lies ahead and reflecting on what the past year taught us.  I decided to look back at the blog this year, see what I liked, what I didn't and what direction SEBG should continue to head in the New Year. As I looked at the most popular posts of 2013, according to the number of views, I saw that you indeed prefer a certain type of posts... cloth diapers. I'm so excited to get back to the root of So Easy Being Green, go back to why I started in the first place, and re-examine my love of cloth diapers and all things that are easy and green. Top 10 Posts of 2013 1.  Cloth Diapers Inserts and Liners FAQs Apparently you do have a lot of Frequently Asked Questions about Cloth Diaper Inserts because this post is overwhelmingly the most viewed post on the … [Read more...]

Fluffy Friday: Prepping Cloth Diapers and Prepping Natural Fibers

Prepping Cloth Diapers is Easy

I've blogged a lot about cloth diapers over the past three years and I'm sure the information about prepping cloth diapers is hidden in quite a few posts.  Today we're making the subject it's own post! If you'll think back at when you first started thinking about using cloth diapers, or if you're at that point right now, prepping your cloth diapers for the first time can seem overwhelming and you probably scrambled and searched online for directions.  I promise - it does not have to be hard. To start the subject, you'll definitely need to know what fabrics your cloth diapers are made of.  If they are made of microfiber, fleece, cotton, etc. - prepping is a breeze.  If you're using natural fibers like organic cotton, hemp, and/or bamboo - there's a little more time involved, but really no more work. Prepping Synthetic … [Read more...]

A TRUE One-Size Cloth Diaper: a Review of the Softbums System

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I received a Softbums Cloth Diaper to review.  All thoughts are 100% mine. This isn't my first rodeo with the Softbums Cloth Diaper system.  I've had lots of Softbums in our stash over the last 3.5 years of cloth diapering and I've reviewed them a few times too.  But it HAS been awhile since I've seen a Newborn Diaper, I seriously forgot how teeny tiny they are! That's the very reason that I did a double take at the package when I pulled the diaper out.  I thought that Softbums must be making a new Newborn Diaper and accidentally sent it to me instead of their OS.  Seriously, y'all!  It's been that long.  Then I saw the OS and remembered just how tiny these diapers really get. Now, I'm not in need of any newborn diapers {two toddlers are all I need right now}, but if you're thinking of investing in a one-size cloth diaper system … [Read more...]

Cloth Diapering on a Budget: Series Recap and Accessories on a Budget

Cloth Diapering on a Budget

We've done it.  We've delved deep into the subject of Cloth Diapering on a Budget and came out the other side totally refreshed and knowledgable that you can cloth diaper on a steep budget - even right at $100! So far, we've covered: Cost Breakdown of Cloth Diapering Systems when you're on a Budget 5 Reasons All-in-Two Cloth Diapers are Budget Friendly How to Make Using Cloth Diapers Really, Really Cheap Using Pocket Diapers While On a Budget DIY Reusable Diaper Liners While closing up this series, I want to address a couple of things that I thought of that haven't shared yet. Cloth Diapering on a Budget Necessities When I first started the series, I had a Facebook reader comment that my numbers were … [Read more...]

Washing and Lanolizing Wool in under 2 Minutes {video demonstration}

Lanolzing Wool

Using wool with a cloth diapering routine is one of those things that people usually resist until it becomes totally necessary.  It became totally necessary for us when Sophia was 9 months old.  She was soaking through a bumGenius 3.0 doubled with hemp inserts and I was getting totally frustrated at having to wash her sheets every morning - not to mention having a cranky, wet baby every day! And althought most people talk about cloth diapering with wool in the overnight sense, it can be used during the daytime too!  It's just that the combination of a fitted cloth diaper and wool makes for a bulletproof nighttime routine for most! So why then do most parents dread using wool?  Because they think it's going to be hard.  Washing, Lanolizing, Drying - oh my!  News Flash - it's … [Read more...]

Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.0 AIO Diaper

Smart Bottoms Cloth Diapers

I have always been a fan of anything that makes my to-do list easier. So, when I decided to use cloth on the foster children that graced our home, it was a no-brainer to search for the easiest ones to use. I looked at everything and had so many questions (which were always answered by the Bestie and her blog and another cloth diapering friend of mine) about the different kinds of diapers there were, how to use them, what is best for the babies, which ones will be best for any size/age baby that we would get, which ones would last the longest, and which would be the EASIEST on myself. So, my decision was to try a few of each kind. I have mostly different brands of pockets but there have been two kinds of all-in-one’s that have stayed in the stash until a couple of weeks ago when I was sent the Smart One 3.0 (free for review … [Read more...]

Cloth Diapering on a Budget: DIY Reusable Diaper Liners

DIY Reusable Diaper Liners

If you're on a cloth diapering budget, you're probably scouring the web {and Pinterest} for simple ways to save money while using cloth diapers.  After all, that's one of the biggest reasons that parents choose to cloth diaper their children - the $$$ savings. One of the easiest and cheapest things that I've DIY'ed during my cloth diapering days is reusable diaper liners.  They're not a necessity to cloth diapering, no, not at all.  But they certainly have advantages: Keep baby's bottom dry {fleece works magic, I tell you!} Keep stains at bay - making used diapers easier to sell if you go that route. Makes clean up a bit easier.  Sometimes it's easier to shake solids off a liner than a diaper. Protects your diapers from diaper creams {CD safe or not}. And when you DIY them, they're cheap and totally worth the pennies … [Read more...]

Pocket Cloth Diapers are Still an Option When Cloth Diapering on a Budget

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Remember our breakdown of cloth diapering systems that I wrote a few days ago?  I shared that it is possible to cloth diaper, even on the strictest of budgets.  And that you even still have options! Now, you don't have to be on a budget to buy these cloth diapers - obviously.  But if you are, imported diapers might just be a good option for your family.  First, let's get all this imported talk out of the way so we can focus on the adorable black diaper {that we were sent free for review} that you see above from Comfy Rumps! There are quite a few different companies that sell cloth diaper made in other countries - a lot being from China.  This is where the term "China Cheapies" comes from - if you've heard it thrown around.  A company like Comfy Rumps provides … [Read more...]

Clothing Diapering on a Budget: Prefolds and Covers

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When you think about cloth diapering on a budget, I guarantee you probably go straight to thinking about prefolds and diaper covers.  It's the most economical choice {unless you have expensive tastes for say, super fine cashmere wool covers} when it comes to using cloth diapers - or any diapers for that matter. It is pretty amazing that realistically, you could cloth diaper a child for right at $100 for the entire time they are in cloth.  Sure - we can argue it up both sides and down - you might want smaller prefolds when they're younger, etc, but it can be done and probably for less than $100 if you really tried. I'm no expert on prefolds or flats.  I used them very little with both of my girls.  They were probably my favorite way to cloth diaper in the first few weeks of Sophia … [Read more...]