Cloth Diapering at Day Care (AMP Post)

When it’s time for you to go back to work you will need to find a sitter or day care facility for your little one. Both can be a challenging step. Do I want to work again? Can I be away from my child all day? Oh no, what about cloth diapers; will I have to buy disposables for day care??? Lots of questions to figure out; so let’s get started.

First off, you should start looking for child care around the six month mark; some families do this before the arrival of their baby. When you find a day care facility, in home sitter or you hire a nanny, you should set up an interview and test the waters. You want to make sure the facility or person you are going to leave your little one with is the right fit for you.

Second, go prepare with questions to ask. There is no wrong answer but be prepared to receive an answer that doesn’t quite meet your values. Ask if they are okay with Cloth Diapering. If not, then you have three options:

  • By disposables.
  • Find another sitter or facility.
  • Educate the sitter or staff on how to cloth diaper.

Third, educate your sitter or day care staff on how to cloth diaper. When we interviewed our in-home sitter we brought along our diapers, wipes and wet bag. We changed our daughters’ cloth diaper in front of her. We showed her how they work; snaps and Velcro and then what do to with the cloth diaper once it was soiled or wet. After our little demo our sitter said that it was very helpful for us to go through that with her. She also asked if we wanted her to wash them in her laundry before the end of the day!

Fourth, there will be challenges. We’ve had a few challenges with leaks. Our sitter has worked with us to come up with a solution until we had no more leaks. She didn’t ask that we switch to disposables but worked with us. We also provided 1 – 2 disposables just in case of an emergency.

Our sitter provides a daily report each day. This report consists of what they eat, activities they did such as crafts and outside play. More importantly she includes when our daughter has a bowl movement and when she had her diaper changed throughout the day.

The key is to be flexible and open to support your child care provider as they are the one’s your little one will be spending a lot of time with. If cloth diapering is important to you, spend the time interviewing the right person or facility that will take care of your child. Spend the time educating them, be flexible and expect a few challenges.

As posted on AMP Diapers Blog April 3rd 2012.

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

Do you Cloth Diaper your child OR Want to win diapers to START cloth diapering your child ?

Well then, you should enter this contest! It’s a great opportunity to win cloth diapers!

Good luck.
Piper’s Run 🙂

Booty Buns Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers! Over 175 blogs have teamed up to present this amazing cloth diaper giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering.

Here’s your chance to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

This amazing cloth diaper prize pack includes:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)

20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes

40 microfiber inserts

20 cotton flannel liners

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway

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First, a little about Booty Buns…

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

In case you haven’t heard about them, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are incredible one-size cloth diapers that truly fit from birth to potty training! They feature a snap-down rise with 5 different snap settings (most one-size diapers only have 3!) and a waist with 10 regular snap settings plus 2 crossover snap settings. The diapers have hip snaps to prevent wing droop on smaller sizes. The incredible size range of this diaper fits from 3-45 lbs!

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are pocket diapers and each diaper includes 2 snap-on microfiber inserts that can be stuffed into the diaper or laid on top with the included cotton flannel liner against your child’s skin. The diapers have a waterproof PUL outer and a soft suedecloth inner with dual gussets on the inner lining to ensure everything stays IN the diaper! Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers come in an assortment of bright colors and each diaper includes a matching handmade flannel/terry wipe. You can find out more about the diapers at Booty Buns, or check out the detailed Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diaper Review at Daily Mothering!

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers

Booty Buns is dedicated to encouraging others to “go green” and “give charity.” Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, leads by example. For every diaper that Booty Buns sells, she donates one Booty Buns Cloth Diaper to a child in need in a third-world country. Shannon hopes to donate a lifetime supply of cloth diapers {20 diapers} to every baby in need around the globe. You can join in this effort by purchasing your own set of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and telling your friends about Booty Buns!

Make sure to stop by and follow Booty Buns via Facebook, Twitter and Blog for news and giveaways!

To enter the giveaway, please go to this link to fill out the Rafflecopeter.
Good luck!

Sneak Peek: $500+ Cloth Diaper Giveaway Starts Saturday!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?!

The Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th!

Over 175 blogs are coming together to present this fantastic fluffy giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering. Mark your calendar because you don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

ONE WINNER will receive a gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This amazing prize pack will include:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway

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This giveaway will be open to U.S. and Canada.

Come back March 24-31 for your chance to win it all!


Guest post on AMP Diapers!

Well I am excited to say that I am a Guest blogger on AMP Diapers.  You can see the post here!


You decided to cloth diaper your little one once they arrive into the world but where do you start? How many diapers do you buy, how do I clean them and what about the poop?

First off – congratulations on deciding to cloth diaper, you are going to save a lot of money. The average family can spend $2000 – $3000 on one child for disposable diapers. With cloth diapering you invest in diapers that you can use on multiple children. Cloth diapers run between $15 – $28; some include microfiber, bamboo or hemp  liners. Woah! Micro what? Bamboo ? Hemp Liners, what are those?

Where do I start?

1. Research – take your time to find out what cloth diapers are all about. Find out the difference between an AIO (All-In-One), AI2 (All-In-Two’s, Pocket diaper, Prefolds and the list goes on. This will help you understand the design, fit (Size Small 6lbs to 18lbs and Large 15lbs to 35lbs), inserts and boosters (Hemp, bamboo, microfiber). Don’t forget about choosing the colour of your diapers too!!!

2. Save your Money – If you have the opportunity to save during your pregnancy that is great. Try to put away $20-$30 a pay cheque which will roughly cover the cost of one diaper but remember you will use this diaper over  and over and over again. You could spend that $20-$30 on disposable diapers but you cannot use them again.

If you decide to cloth diaper once your baby arrives, then you will need to invest a few hundred dollars to start your collection of cloth diapers. You could start with 5 of six diapers or ten to twelve to get you through one full day of cloth diapering.

3. Prep Your Diapers – Once you get your diapers home you must prep them for usage.  I would strongly recommend purchasing laundry detergent that is cloth diaper friendly such as Allen’s Naturally, Rockin’ Green. When buying your diapers don’t forget to ask for recommendations for laundry soap. You will need to wash your diapers and liners between three to four times before they can be used. This will ensure that the diapers and inserts will absorb all liquids and solids. It is recommended that you stay away from bum ointments as they can stop the absorbency and effectiveness of the cloth diaper.

           Before Washing

After 3 washes:

4.Accessories: There are lost of accessories for cloth diapering; wet bags, wipes etc. Wet bags are extremely handy to have in the home and while traveling. Once a diaper is soiled you want to rinse it out and then place it in a wet bag. This wet bag could be in a dry pail for storage until you are able to wash your cloth diapers. You can also purchase odour tables or use a drop of tea tree oil in your wet bag to help with the smell.

Pail with Liner:

5. Storage – Now that you’ve done your research, saved money and purchased your diapers and accessories you need to store them in an accessible place. Clean, ready to go diapers can be stored in baskets, hanging wall storage bins and dresser drawers that are handy to your change table.  Once you have a wet or soiled diaper you should rinse it right away and put it in a wet bag. It is recommended that you wash your diapers every two to three days.

Now you have the basics on how to get started with cloth diapering. Enjoy and have fun!