Category: Diapering

Honestly wonderful news for moms and babies

Editor’s note: Due to a few technical difficulties, the store will be running by end of May for individual purchases. I always love finding more choices for safe, non-toxic baby products for my family, which is exactly why I was so excited to discover The Honest Company a few months ago. It’s an amazing collaboration between green guru Chris Gavigan and eco-mama Jessica Alba. It’s also why I was thrilled that they partnered with us for our Mother’s Day Gift Guide. But while we adore their baby product monthly subscription bundles, we did wonder when they might start offering...

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A safer diaper wipe? Yep.

It always scares me when I see a laundry list of unpronounceable ingredients on my baby’s personal care packages. Especially when said product is a diaper wipe, meant to touch the delicate nether regions of my little one. Thankfully, there’s a new wipe in town that contains only two ingredients–water and fruit extract. WaterWipes from the Irish brand DermaH2O, have just launched in the U.S. and they very well might be the purest wipes around. Made with 99.9% water and .1% grapefruit seed extract, these are wipes you can feel confident about. I am seriously turned off by any...

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The nighttime cloth diaper of my dreams

Once upon a time, in the land of cloth diapering, there was a great diapering secret that somehow remained elusive to many parents: the overnight technique. Finding what will work for your particular baby in his particular sleeping arrangement can be tricky, to say the least. And there will likely be many wet sheets before a solution is found. (Which, for a co-sleeping mama like me is a rather unpleasant situation.) Well, friends, I have found an answer that doesn’t require the proverbial nighttime disposable. SoftBums diapers have been keeping my bed dry and I am thrilled by how...

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Cute cloth diapers for under $10. No, really.

I love cloth diapers— they’re cute, they’re eco-conscious, and they prevent a traumatic gelsplosion from an accidental disposable in the washing machine. But with most of the pocket diapers I favor clocking in at $19.95 each (or more!), it was always hard to build a solid stash. So here’s the cool thing: We found a collection of All-In-One pocket diapers that can take your baby from newborn to potty training, and they start at just $9.95 each. The company is GoGreen, a WAHM-run enterprise out of Boulder, CO. I found the collection of cloth diapers to have excellent quality and...

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This cloth diaper is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

The only thing more adorable than a cute baby bottom in a cloth diaper is saying “Charlie Banana” whenever someone asks you where the diaper came from. Cloth is making a comeback, mainly because it’s good for the environment and cuter than ever. But you already know that. What you might not know is that there’s a new brand called Charlie Banana that can cover all of your cloth needs in one fell swoop with free shipping to boot. [don’t miss a special offer after the jump] Charlie Banana‘s aim is to make the world a greener place by...

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Cynthia Rowley diapers for Pampers

Forget the cute baby bloomers, mamas. It looks like diapers are this year’s fashion statement, with the Huggies denim diapers introduction recently, and now, Pampers’ stylish new entry: Designs from none other than fashion guru and mom Cynthia Rowley. These designer diapers are definitely a nice change for those of us who die a little knowing we have few options besides the licensed cartoon characters on our children’s bums. The new line of 11 fashion forward patterns will feature everything from cool madras prints to preppy plaids, plus a slew of other colorful designs for boys and girls, all...

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Natural baby wipes take care of babies and their home planet

You’ve got some organic spaghetti on your face, honey. Let me get that for you. (Licks thumb, scrubs face off shrieking, flailing baby.) There, isn’t that better? Well, a little. I mean, the tomato sauce has been replaced by a red rash, and my baby is covered in spit. But at least it’s better than drenching his tender face in diaper wipe “juice” riddled with propylene glycol, right? Wrong, thanks to Elements Naturals 100% Compostable baby wipes. These natural baby wipes are now even more fantastic than they were when last we lauded their benefits. And a lot better...

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Kirtsy Takes a Bow – and it’s well, well earned.

I can’t stop reading Kirtsy Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women’s Online Favorites. And rereading it. And going back to make sure there’s nothing I missed. The thing is, it’s not just me. An art director friend shirked work for an hour to browse after I handed it his way. Yes, he’s a guy. This witty, thoroughly entertaining compilation from Laura Mayes, co-founder of social news sharing site Kirtsy and occasional Cool Mom Picks contributor, does a phenomenal job of capturing the energy, the inspiration, the humor, the art, the beauty, and the passion that can be accessed...

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Good Baby. Good mommy. Good diaper cream. Everyone wins.

When my first daughter was born, I figured all diaper creams were pretty much created equal. I bought whatever sounded familiar, never once scanning the label for stuff like synthetic fragrances, methylparabens, or sodium borate–let alone BHA which is on the banned/restricted list in Europe and carcinogenic per California’s Prop 65, but is a key ingredient in big brands (coughDesitincough). Let’s just say I still have residual mommy guilt over that one.  I will say I am feeling totally guilt-free since I’ve been slathering my second daughter’s nether regions with Our Best Barrier and Diaper Cream from the most...

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The cloth diapering mama’s little helper

Cloth diapering obviously requires more work than disposables, and if you are new to it it can be a little daunting. It’s always great to find resources on the web and friendly people willing to help out, which is what Julie Sparrow Carson is doing with Bundle Baby Shop. She’s gathered not only excellent choices for cloth diapering, mama care, and baby carriers (like the beautiful Polkadot Papoose which we love), but they offer diaper service for those of you lucky enough to live in the Denver area. I love that they offer a half-and-half delivery service (half cloth,...

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