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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cloth DIapers

Yes I know what you're thinking "EWW cloth diapers are so gross." Really it's not so bad I promise.
 Look at it this way disposable diaper's take a really long time to decompose
No one really knows how long it takes to decompose since they haven't been around long enough to find out. Because of this disposable diapers are taking up A LOT of space in landfills. By switching to cloth diapers you'll be making less trash. This website here touches on a lot of reasons to switch to cloth. It also breaks down the cost of cloth vs disposable.

I just started using cloth diapers but so far I do like it. I like AIO 's best for day time  and Fitted with a cover for night. (Right Now. This could change over time). I also like that I can use the same diapers for my 2 year old as I do for my 8 week old. There's no more needing to buy different sized diapers.

I do have to do more washing but it's worth it for me.

Now to talk about washing I use Foca which you can get Here and Here. I also use a little bit of liquid Tide for the scent.
Now DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER it can mess your diapers up and they won't work right after that.
If you buy used or your diapers just aren't holding pee in like they should. You may need to strip them. I strip mine by soaking them in the washer with 1/4cup backing soda 1/8cup borax you can also put them in the bath tub with a little bit of bleach. Then washing like I normally would.
To wash I do a pre-rinse with baking soda and borax. Then I wash in hot water with some foca and alittle bit of Tide for smell. . I do have Iron hard water so this may not work for every one.
I dry them on the line for a little while then bring them in and fluff them in the dryer. You can also put them straight into the dryer but they may wear out faster.

Websites to get diapers.
http://www.alvababy.com/ has some cheap starter diapers.
http://www.dearestdiapers.com I would go with this website they have good priced diapers
with a lot of different brands on the site. It's a good site to try different kinds and brands of diapers.
www.diapersafari.com You can get cheap Snappi's here  They also have just about every kind of diaper you want.


There are also a lot of WAHM's to buy from if you want a custom diaper.
Erica green on Etsy made 3 great diapers for me 1 cow print and 2 Navy camo with name tags on the back. She does great work with nice tight straight stitches. She also does fast works and ships fast. I will deff. be buying from her again.
www.tootibootiboutique.com She makes beautiful custom diapers. Here is the link to her Facebook page and her Website.


TERMS


A
AI2: all in two , usually has a snap in liner
AIO: all in one diaper
AP: Attachment Parenting
APLIX: brand of hook and loop similar to velcro


B
BSRB: Bagshot Row Bamboo, Inc. (diaper brand) 
BOV: bamboo organic velour
BKT: burly knit terry
BN: Brand New
Bump: Putting “bump” into a post is a way to move the thread back up to the top of a forum
BV: bamboo velour
BW: Baby Wear


C
CBOS: Cotton Babies One Size insert
CD: cloth diaper
CM: chubby medium
Colorway: The color of the yarn
Contour Diaper: Contour diapers are usually hourglass shaped with no folding necessary. Just lay them in a wrap or diaper cover
CPF: Chinese prefolds

D
DC# Delivery confirmation number
DSQ: Diaper service quality
DWR: Durable Water Repellent (a brand of spray used to re-waterproof diapers)


E
EBF: exclusively breastfed (you’ll see in reference to how a diaper holds EBF poo)
EC: Elimination communication: it is where babies don't wear diapers and the parents watch for cues that they are about to pee or poop and take them to the restroom. Lots of mamas swear by it (and it is practiced exclusively in many third world countries).
EO: essential oil
ETA: edited to add
EUC: excellent used condition


F
FFS: free for shipping
Fitted: Fitted diapers are used in place of prefolds or contours. They require a diaper cover or wrap, however they are cut in an hourglass shape and have elastic around the legs and waist and have either snaps or hook and loop fasteners
FL: front loader (washing machine)
FLAG: fits like a glove
FLAM: fits like a mitten
Flat: a diaper that is typically 27"x27" square, single ply diaper to fold
FOE: fold over elastic
FPP: funded PayPal
FRB: Flat Rate Box
FRE: Flat Rate Envelope
FS: for sale
FS: front snapping
FSOT: for sale or trade
FT: for trade
FUC: fair used condition
FTO: for trade only
FSO: for sale only


G
GN: gender neutral
GUC: good used condition


H
HC: Hyena Cart www.hyenacart.com an online store
Hemp: hemp is made from the inner bark of the hemp plant. It is becoming increasingly popular for use in diapers because of its durability, absorbency and natural anti-microbial properties
Hyena: term for hard to get, popular diapers that are stalked by diaper hungry moms


I
IDNO: in desperate need of
IDSO: in desperate search of
IHA: I have available
IPF: indian prefold
ISO: in search of

L
LN: like new
LFRB: Large Flat Rate Box

M
M/L or ML: medium long (size usually the same as a medium except for the rise
MM: Malden Mills (Brand of fleece)
MMAO: Make Me An Offer
MFRB: Medium Flat Rate Box


N
NB: newborn

O
OC: organic cotton
OCV: organic cotton velour
OSFM: one size fits most
OS: one size - a diaper that usually fits a child from birth up until about 35 lbs
OV: organic velour

P
PF: prefold - diapers with a center strip thickness - they still need to be folded to fit the baby
PL’ed: Potty Learned or Learning
PIF: Pay it Forward
PP: PayPal www.paypal.com
PPD: postage paid domestic (you'll see this when a price listed includes shipping)
PSA: public service announcement
PUL: polyurethane laminate, a material used to make diaper covers/wraps, the outer of many pocket diapers or AIOs
 PYAN: passed you a message


Q
QD: quick dry

R
RLR: is a laundry additive that softens the water and helps remove/prevent build for people who have hard water.
RME: Revolution Money Exchange A new company that is competition for Paypal.

S
SAHD: stay at home dad
SAHM: stay at home mom
SC: suedecloth (stay dry inner folds)
SS: side snapping
Stalking: is waiting around for a product to stock. People ask for stalking help to have better odds at scoring items on HC
Stripping: this is when you have detergent buildup in your diapers and you must run multiple hot rinses until the bubbles are gone
SFRB: Small Flat Rate Box

T
TBW: The BabyWearer
TDF: to die for
T&T :Turned and Topstitched (some people prefer this as opposed to serged edges on fitteds)
TTO: tea tree oil
TFTO: Temporarily For Trade Only

U
UBCPF: unbleached chinese prefolds
UBIPF: unbleached Indian prefolds
UC: used condition
UF: ultimate fit

V
VGUC: very good used condition


W
WAHM: work at home mom
WIO: wool in one -AIO with a wool cover rather than fleece or cotton
WOHD: work out of home dad
WOHM: work out of home mom
Wool Soaker: A wool soaker is basically a diaper cover made exclusively of wool.

Y
YPA: you pick all



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