Friday, October 31, 2008

Extending Diaper Week

I have realized that one week was just not enough. I haven't talked about the Diaper Dude or gdiapers or peepee teepee or Tushies or Seventh Generation and I want to, I want to, I want to!!!!!

So, I will, NEXT WEEK!

Stay tuned!

Diaper Week Catch Up

Ok, I have not been posting an item a day. The best laid plans...
To make it up to you, I have three items today:
Bamboo Wipes by BumGenius
Flannel Wipes by BumGenius
Cloth Diaper Service Directory

All three are environmentally friendly, cozy, and convenient.

Bamboo Wipes by BumGenius

I am in love with these. Just looking at their pillowy softness causes me to seriously consider using them on my own body, but I digress...
Multi-Purpose - Bamboo wipes can be used not only to wipe sensitive baby bums, but also to wash baby faces and wipe runny noses.
Easy Care - They are machine washable and can go in the dryer.
Environmentally Friendly - Bamboo is a renewable resource, grows quickly and easily without the use of pesticides or fertilizers, and is biodegradable.
Antibacterial - Bamboo is naturally antibacterial and helps fight bacteria in baby's diapers.

Downside? These are slightly more expensive than other reusable wipes and certainly more expensive than disposable wipes. BUT you just have to buy them once, when baby grows up you can still use them as every day face cloths, and you are investing in the survival and health of the planet!

A more affordable, still environmentally conscious choice is:

Flannel Wipes by BumGenius

Flannel Wipes are much like Bamboo Wipes in that they are reusable and therefore environmentally friendly, easy care and multi-purpose. The difference? Not biodegradable, not naturally antibacterial, not made of a renewable resource. AND those differences are part of the reason why they are more affordable.

I like them because you can still feel good about purchasing something that is easier on the environment, but you can also feel good, especially in these economic times, about the monetary cost.

Finally, the
Cloth Diaper Service Directory.
I think that there are a few reasons why people shy away from using cloth diapers.
1) They aren't sure how to use them. The Cloth Diaper Service Directory takes the mystery out of it by answering questions and demonstrating cloth diaper use.
2) They don't want to wash poopy diapers or have their smell linger. Cloth diaper services in your area will wash the diapers for you. As far as smell, as long as you use the items provided and follow the directions provided by the diaper service, it should not be an issue. Also, most diaper services drop off and pick up weekly.
3) They don't know where to locate cloth diaper services in their area of the country. Click on your state to find services in your area here.
4) They can think of no good reason to use cloth over other options. Reasons why can be found here.

Why do I like cloth diaper services? Cloth Diapers are easier to use than they look, environmentally conscious (reusable), made of a natural fabric (cotton), and multi-use (double as burp cloth, nose wipe, face cloth). Cloth diaper services make them even easier to use, are quite affordable (often less than $20 a week), and can be found in almost every state.

So, now I've caught up. Hope these products were worth waiting for and give you something to consider.

Just a reminder, I have not been compensated by the makers of the products or providers of the services highlighted during Diaper Duty Week on Notes on Nannying.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stork's Choice

On this the second day of Diaper Week on Notes on Nannying, the feature is Stork's Choice Disposable Diaper Service. To me, most disposable diapers are all the same. The reason I picked Stork's Choice is because they make diapers, training pants and wipes AND THEY DELIVER ANYWHERE!

Anatomy of a Diaper

Anatomy of Training Pants

My favorite thing about this company is that they have such a wide variety of sizes and once you place an order they automatically continue to deliver monthly.

I my experience, new parents would rather not leave the house for anything. New parents are generally exhausted and focused on their child. No one wants to leave the house to get diapers or worry about running out. Stork's Choice fills this need.

Just a reminder, I am not being compensated by Stork's Choice or any other diaper week company for recommending them.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Eco Diaper Bag

I found out this weekend that my friends, Tim and Meg, are expecting their second baby in 6 months. I also learned that my friends Alison and Keith are on the path to conceiving their second baby. Congratulations!

The Diaper Duty product of the day is the Eco Diaper Bag by Wee Generation.

You can buy the bag for $200.00 here.

Before I lose you with the $200.00 price tag I should tell you that 100% of the profits go to the non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World AND the bag includes $100 worth of eco-friendly treats such as:
Seventh Generation baby product vouchers
Naturally Clean: The 7th Gen. Guide to Safe & Healthy Non-Toxic Cleaning
Wee Generation baby T
Healthy household tips from Healthy Child Healthy World

I also love this bag because:
It is made from recycled beverage bottles
It has removable totes for feeding and changing (Yippee for easy organization!)
It also comes with a changing pad, a bottle cozy, and an accessories pouch.
Neither mommy nor daddy will be embarrassed to carry it.

If I were a parent, this would be on my wish list. I also think it makes a great shower gift especially because of all the products and information included.

Meg? Alison? Either of you interested?

Dear Reader, if you are interested, just click on the links included in this post for more info. and/or to purchase.

Oh, and an important note, I am not being compensated for endorsing any of the products I am including in Diaper Week on Notes on Nannying.

Diaper Duty

As a result of caring for many children, I have been exposed to all kinds of diapers. I have changed disposable diapers, all natural environmentally friendly disposable diapers, and cloth diapers. I have used disposable wipes and, in moments of desperation when ingenuity was needed, a washcloth or toilet paper or tissues. I am intrigued by bamboo wipes, flannel wipes, products for Dads, PeePee TeePees, and other such products all related to diapering. I also noticed that my list of links to products includes several items related to diapering.

So, I declare this week Diaper Week on Notes on Nannying.

Look for reviews of a different diapering product each day!