Having been cloth diapering for over two years now, I’ve dealt with my share of dirty diapers. While dealing with the solids can be a dirty job, there are a lot of options out there to aid you in taking care of your diapers and keeping your bathroom (and yourself) germ-free. I bypassed diaper sprayers, diaper sprayer shields, and even dirty diaper mitts, as I felt that these would just add another step to the process and over complicate things; I like to maintain a simple cloth diapering routine, and fleece liners alleviated the need for a sprayer. Plus, all of these items would also become pretty unnecessary once my little guy potty trained (we’re still not 100% there, but we’re close). When I was approached by Kohler to try a couple of their products, I felt it was kismet, as we had just begun potty training. [Read more…]
If you’ve been hanging out in cloth diaper circles for any amount of time, you’re sure to have heard of Project Pomona. Cloth diapering parents are lucky to have the inside scoop on Project Pomona’s amazing pants and shorts, but the truth is that their clothing is perfect for every type of diapered bum. I bought Declan his first pair of Project Pomona jeans last fall and I love how great they fit his fluffy [and now non-fluffy] bum. Because D’s so lean, we’ve not had many issues with pants [not fitting], but a couple of favorite pairs of Gap jeans did give him that strange “man belly” look (you know, the one where a man’s stomach looks like a woman’s in pants). Enter Project Pomona.
Entering into potty training took a lot of preparation, both mentally preparing myself and researching what items I would need to facilitate my son’s transition from diaper to toilet. One of my biggest concerns was with training pants; to use training pants or not to use training pants? Or which type training pants should I choose? So many questions, but one easily answered when I ‘bumped’ into Sarah from Buttler Bottoms on Twitter.
Buttler Bottoms is a family-owned cloth diaper retailer, selling everything you need for cloth diapering through potty training: cloth diapers, wet bags, pail liners, wipes, and detergent. I hadn’t heard of Buttler Bottoms before, and knowing that we were going to be potty training soon, I asked her if they carried trainers; Sarah responded that they were just finishing their design and were going to be carrying them shortly. Sarah sent us a couple of pairs, and my son got to be one of the first to try Buttler Bottoms training pants!
Today’s guest post is from Anne, blogging over at Zephyr Hill. Anne is a homeschooling, cloth diapering mom of 7 (with another little one due any day), who somehow manages to find the time to blog about family life, recipes, everything cloth diapers and rural living.
If you love cloth and want to continue using it through the potty training stage, you’ll have several different options when it comes to choosing a trainer. My best advice (after potty training 3 children with cloth so far) is to take some time to assess your child’s needs and your budget before buying too much of any one thing.
And you don’t have to limit yourself to one style, either. You might find that one type of trainer works well during the day, and another at night. Or that you’ll need one style when your child first starts learning and then something different as they are graduating.
Here’s a quick rundown of the basic types and what situations they work best for.
As a Nüby Mom Blogger, I get to sample products to test and share my thoughts; Nüby’s been with us through teething, first sippy cups, first utensils, and early baths in the ‘big tub’. Nüby’s products are meant to grow with your little ones, as they have grown with us. When I began working with Nüby, I couldn’t even imagine that the day would come when we would be testing out Nüby’s training potty. A year-and-a-half later, here we are (sniffle, sniffle). [Read more…]