Parents

Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers: Which One is Right for You?

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If you have a baby, diapers aren’t an option; you have to use them. However, you do have a choice of what diaper you buy for your child. The two main contenders are either cloth (reusable) diapers or disposable diapers.

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Cloth Diapers

Since cloth diapers are reusable and slightly more sustainable than disposable diapers, they may seem like the top choice. However the major downside to reusable diapers is the amount of water, electricity, and detergent it takes to clean them. Depending on the fabric, reusable diapers may not be as absorbent as disposables, leaving your baby at risk for rashes.

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Disposable Diapers

Disposable diapers are good time-savers; you can just toss them and go without having to worry about washing them. When you and your baby are out in public, disposable diapers are ideal because you can throw them out

What’s REALLY in Those Wet Wipes?

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Have you ever used a wipe and thought to yourself, “What is this wipe made of? What ingredients are in the solution?

These questions are vital, especially when it comes to wipes being used on infants and children. Do you know what’s in your wipe? There are two main components to a wipe: the physical make-up and the solution the wipe sits in until it’s used.

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The Wipe Itself

Most wipes are made of a blend of multiple fibers (non-woven). Not surprisingly, the more trustworthy wipes are made of cotton. When searching for a wipe, durability is key. Cotton naturally becomes stronger when wet, which sounds like the ideal wipe, right? However, most wipes are made from rayon and polyester, or a blend of both. Polyester is not biodegradable and rayon requires a lot of

Want to Know What’s Really in Your Tampons?

When it comes to knowing what’s in your feminine care products, beauty products, and even your baby’s diapers, it can be hard to distinguish what’s good and what’s bad in the long lists of scientific, hard to pronounce ingredients. Here’s a helpful infographic to help you learn more about what’s really in your everyday products.

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4 Must-Have Gifts for the Natural Parent

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New parents need all the help they can get…

That doesn’t mean putting just anything in and on a baby is acceptable. While it’s true many parents just have different approaches when it comes to natural childcare, here are some gifts that should satisfy parents across the board.

 

1. Baby Sling

As a baby grows, parents want practical solutions. A sling helps free up a parent’s hands, and keeps the baby feeling safely cocooned. Many slings are adjustable, allowing the parent to wear them in a variety of ways. The only warning: be sure to purchase a sling made with organic materials to ensure the baby is exposed to chemical-free materials.

2. Organic Hand Wash

When they’re born, babies’ immune systems are just starting to develop, which means that it isn’t nearly as strong as adults. Hand washing is so important for parents and guests. New babies are susceptible to germs our immune