Thursday, April 22, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Nana's Natural Diapers: Biobottoms Rainbow Wool Diaper Cover


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Check out our new Biobottoms wool diaper cover from Nana's Natural Diapers.

We've had this diaper cover for some time now, and we are loving it!  It's made from dense felted lambswool and really does its job.



Take a look up close.  This cover has both velcro and snaps.  It is very well constructed and although it is still fairly new to us, I believe it would hold up through multiple babies!  It's simple but cute, and gender-neutral!  The wool allows this cover to be breathable and leak proof at the same time.  Absolutely NO issues with night-time leaks here.  She stays comfy all night long, and our sheets stay dry ;-)



It's hard to see here, but the leg holes are surrounded with a soft and stretchy material that is gentle against her skin and doesn't leave marks.  The waist has lots of easy stretch as well.



This cover is super slim but very effective in our experience.  We are unable to close the snaps on this cover, but the Velcro holds plenty well on its own.  For little ones like mine with chubby thighs, their high-cut covers would be better.  If I had more cloth diapers that require covers, I'd happily get more of these!  They dry nice and quick too.

Nana's Natural Diapers carries so much more, and they were a pleasure to work with, so take a look at their shop, and let them know that Woman Uncensored sent you :-)

21 comments:

Outspoken Tomato said...

Okay, so I have a question for you about cloth diapers in general. I really, REALLY wanted to use cloth diapers for our daughter, but my sweet hubby was too grossed out by the prospect of cleaning diapers with... er... "two-zies" in them. Any suggestions on cleaning those dreaded poop messes if using cloth diapers? I hope my question is not completely obnoxious and off topic. You're just so knowledgeable! ^_^

Anonymous said...

I don't find cloth diapers hard to change or clean at all. If he is worried about the poop... just get the "flushable" liners and it will come out on those and he can just flush them. I prefer cloth to disposables... and if I were to have another child I would do it all over again. In the words of my friend, "it's just a little poop."

Andrea said...

diaper liners work well if she's already eating solids and doesn't have that 'nice' bf poo anymore. It also should be pretty 'solid' and will probably just roll off the diaper (with a little shaking) into the toilet.

If she's still EBF then you can just toss the diaper with poo into the washer.

Sherri H. said...

I never cleaned out infant poops. Breastfed babies poop doesn't stink. I just put the diaper int he pail and then on wash day, I dumped the whole pail into the washer did a rinse cycle first and then then the regular wash cycle. Most cities have by-laws that say you cannot put human feces in landfills. Therefore you have to clean out your disposables into the toilet anyway. Research it and if its true in your city/county then hubby will more than likely be onboard.

Anonymous said...

Two words: diaper sprayer. It has made cloth diapering so much easier for me!

JewelyaZ said...

We just don't do anything special at all with poop... no swishing, dropping into the toilet, or any of that. After a diaper change, we put everything... cloth prefold diaper, velcro cover, and even used wipes, right into the diaper pail (which has no water in it -- this is called the "dry pail" method and it's easier and safer).

Twice a week, I wash the diapers; first, a cold wash cycle so that stains don't set, then the super-duper sanitary cycle (that's what it's called on our LG Steam washer). I do the extra rinse cycle as part of the Sanitary cycle as well. The washer actually heats the water to over 160 degrees as part of that cycle and the diapers are amazingly clean when they come out.

If you guys are really squeamish, you could even use the extra-hot anti-bacterial cycle on the dryer, though it would be best to keep the wraps out of that cycle. I never bother with this and have no concerns about how clean our diapers are.

Using this system, there's no poop handling at all (other than wiping it off the baby's butt LOL)... and unlike disposables, which put poop into the landfill where it most certainly does NOT belong, this washes the poop down the drain and into the sanitary sewer system, just like the poop of everyone else in the house, where it gets proper treatment.

We discoverd sort of by accident that Huggies wipes do not disintegrate in the washer or dryer and can be composted. This is easier and "nicer" for us than separating the dirty ones out and putting them in the trash... and it's easier for our son's babysitter too.

HTH... cloth diapers really are easy...

AngelBums said...

Change the diaper but leave the poo in it until you can get to it? Oh wait, that's what *my* husband did usually. Haha! Really though, once the poos are more solid it's quite easy to shake them into the toilet, flush it away, and toss the diaper into the laundry. The cleaning of the baby would be just the same. Cloth diapers are so much better for the baby. Tell him to suck it up and do it anyway 'for the baby?' Hee hee. Good luck!

Liev said...

Hi, not obnoxious at all. Many people have this question. If you're breastfeeding, the poop is so benign, seriously. Very little smell, and actually, the smell is kind of like the smell of warm yogurt. Not bad at all. And you don't have to do a thing - just stick it in the diaper pail with the wet dipes. It's no more handling than you'd do with a poopy sposie dipe. When adding more serious amounts of solids to the baby's diet, you'll notice a change in texture, and it means you have to spray or scrape it into the toilet before washing, or else you'll have poop scraps all over the wash. Hey, at least they're sterile poop scraps. (DO note that you must wash all poopy loads in cold, first, or else the poop will stain in the hot water, which cooks hte protein in. When you forget, you can bleach it out wonderfully by laying the diapers out in the sun, stain-side up.) This wasn't my favorite part of cloth diapering, but many times I reminded myself that we were saving ourselves about $2,200 by using cloth diapers (this might be a good point to use with your husband). Also, if your baby is fairly regular, there's no law against using a sposie when you know a poop is coming. Or heck, just leave the diapers off and try EC. Of course, this is coming from someone who lives in a carpetless house ;)

There are two methods: 1. scrape and 2. spray. If you scrape, just get a plastic knife and lid to a plastic container or whatever, and leave on the top of the toilet tank. Have a bottle of undiluted vinegar handy for quick sterilizing. You will also notice, with this method, that using the knife isn't usually necessary if you kind of bend back the diaper. DOing this just kind of lifts the poop off and it plops right in. Easy! We reserved the butterknife for the crazy messy poops.

What we've discovered is, cloth makes potty training so much easier, so the time between exclusive BF and her just going diaperless and mostly pooping in the potty wasn't so long. I can't believe I'm not scraping anymore, already.

There's also tons of research that shows that sposies are bad for babies - can cause allergies and asthma from the chemicals, and I can't remember what else (probably cancer risk is increased from the use of bleach).

Some people think that all of hte extra water and electricity use from doing the laundry nixes the environmental benefits of using cloth, but they aren't thinking about the production side of making diapers. Each diaper took way more water and electricity to produce, as well as way more other resources from the earth, and then they add, to all that, toxic stuff made in labs. And all of that is sitting on a sweet little baby's tender bits!

Hope you can sway him. It's really not that big a deal. Either way there's poop. Either way, he's supposed to put the poop into the potty when it's solid (after exclusive BF ends). That's the law! Because it's bad for local water to put poopy diapers into the trash. Everyone's supposed to scrape, first. Doing otherwise can I guess lead to e. coli outbreaks. Considering the low number of water inspectors per region, I wouldn't be surprised.

So, knowing that, your husband might as well get cloth. Way cheaper, healthier for his kid, better for env that his kid needs to grow up in, and its' actually the saame thjing, only he doesn't have stinky garbage cans in teh house/garage for a week at a time.

Lemurkinsmommy said...

For exclusively breastfed babes I don't clean out the poop, it washes away really easily. For solids poops as my babes get older we shake the big parts of the poops into the toilet. You can get liners that are biodegradable to use which make poops easier to deal with. Also you can invest in a diaper sprayer that hooks to your toilet tank and you can spray off the poops into the toilet. :)

Dou-la-la said...

Well, breastfed baby poo is SOOOOO incredibly mild and innocuous (basically rancid butter) that you can literally just throw it right into the washer with everything else - it just dissolves and gets flushed away with the rest of the dirty wash water. Seriously. ZERO extra work is required while they're exclusively on the boob.

Some people like to scrape and soak them in vinegar first, and that's fine, but it is NOT necessary. I did this with all my daughter's diapers and never had a problem,, not with odor, not with the washer, nothing.

Once solids begin, you will want to shake/scrape them off into the toilet before putting them in the washer (I would then spray the diaper with Bac-Out, myself) but you know what? You're actually SUPPOSED to be doing this with disposables anyway. Hardly anyone actually does, but look at the instructions, and they do indeed tell you to remove solid waste before disposing of them. Human waste is NOT supposed to go into landfills, period.

Anyway, shaking/scraping them into the toilet never bothered me in the slightest; still doesn't. I would use the baby wipe I had just cleaned her bottom with to clear the poo off anytime it need scraping - easy peasy!

I'm sure your husband is a totally nice guy, but I always find it so funny that Macho! Manly! Men, who scoff at bugs and crave action movies and sports and other kinds of gore, are essentially reduced to shrieking little sissies at the sight of a dirty diaper. :O) Man up, fellas.

Jennifer P. said...

Your husband wants to change diapers?? Wow, you are blessed! lol JK anyways, we use G Diapers and we just flush the disposable insert full of squishy breastmilk poop down the toilet. I am switching to the cloth inserts (they are coming in the mail, I ordered online) and I am just going to use a liner for the poop, Kushies makes a good one so I hear. My 17 wk old really only poops a blowout like once a week so it's not that bad. Even then it doesnt smell. I am so used to them now and I actually enjoy the fact that our diapers wont take 500 yrs to breakdown. It's very satisfying!
All the best in your diaper adventure!

Toni said...

I got one of those diaper sprayers that attach to the toilet. Wash anything yucky away and then into the pail until laundry time! Really, breast milk poop is nothing..and when they are older just plop it into the toilet!

Anonymous said...

I wash the poo out (she's still EBF) and throw it in for a cold cycle and then a hot cycle with 7th Generation. Then the dryer for 60 minutes no fabric sheet or anything. And there are still stains in the diaper. I know they're "sanitized" but mine are on loan from the Cloth Diaper Foundation so I really don't want the stains to stay. What's safe to use on the diapers to get stains out when the regular wash just isn't cutting it.

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bluejeanwifey said...

flushable, rice poopy liners. nuf said!

Lee-Ann said...

Your question is a very valid one. You may want to consider two things. first is that most people find that cloth diapers don't cause the GIANT poop explosions that happen with disposables. These tend to involve poop up the back and all over the clothes, so you'd have to wash poop out of something cloth anyways.

The second thing is to consider practicing Elimination Communication. This is a gentle and very traditional practice that involves listening to your baby's signals and letting him pee and poop in a toilet or some other receptacle. this can eliminate the need to change poopy diapers at all. Our Daughter (now 3) has only not pooped in the toilet 8 times in her whole life! When it did happen I hardly knew what to do with the poopy bum!!
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TorahMom said...

I always tell people that breastmilk poo just goes right in the washer. As long as your water gets REALLY hot- if it doesn't, turn your water heater up and let everyone in the household know you did that so they are more careful. If you don't use really hot water, you are not going to be happy with your cloth diapers- they will not get clean and they will stink really bad.
If you've started solids, use a flushable liner. The poo just lifts right out of the diaper and it's no big deal.
Also, tell your man to MAN UP! If a little poo scares him, what's he going to do with vomit?

Anonymous said...

HI I just wanted to say that I feel your pain!

My husband was eldest in a clothdiapering family of 9 and developed an intense dislike for CDing. (It was old school too...prefolds that look like burp rags...know what I'm talking about?)

He was very much against CDing and agreed to do elimination communication with our daughter.


Anyways, I recently piqued his interest by showing him some of the hyrbid diapers. It's a waterproof shell but a disposable liner. We have some due to be delivered any day and hopefully this will ease his fears. :)

I'm trying not to push the issue 1) because it's like childhood baggage and 2) because he is the primary diaper changing person in the house lol.

The best case scenario is that my toddler pushes through this rebel stage and goes back to undies...and then hopefully our new baby will take to ECing as well.

~guggie

Anonymous said...

My suggestion is to use a diaper service, it has been a win, win in our house because we don't have to wash crappy diapers and we support a local business.

Liev said...

Anonymous, put them in the sun and they should bleach right out. Yes, even old stains!

Ron said...

Holy Cow. Who are these wimpy guys who are 'grossed out' by diapers? (The same kind of guys who pass out or wait in the waiting room during the birth of their children?) Tell them to grow up.

Erin W said...

We have always used a sprayer attached to the toilet. It sprays off the solids and then you collect a load of diapers in your bucket and wash them all together. We got our sprayer off ebay ready made to attach to the toilet valve. If you want to make one yourself you can do that too using a typical sink sprayer and some hardware (if you look how to do it online).

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