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And our randomly selected winner for the 3 pack of Bumboo Pocket Diapers is Corrina!  Thanks for helping us launch BabyKicks in Canada.  We hope you are as excited as we are about this new gear! Corrina Says: March 11th, 2010 at 3:07 pm These guys seem to have thought of everything. Organic, snaps, separate insert that quickly dries, grows with baby – what more can you ask for? We started my daughter in AMP’s and loved them but these look like they’ve taken that one step further with color coded snaps for growth and separate snaps for thighs (which i think is FAB!). Very excited that these are now available in Canada too and would LOVE to try them!
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In the early days of babyhood and diaper changes, having reliable night-time diapers isn’t so much of a challenge. Young infants tend to be changed often due to their waking and sleeping cycles that have no awareness of night and day, and so having diapers that can last for hours and hours overnight isn’t much of a concern. When babies start sleeping through the night, however, or when parents are in the process of teaching a sleep routine to their older infants, having reliable nighttime solutions become much more of an issue. This is when wool can become your best friend! Here’s a run-down of why we at N&G heart wool for night-times: Coupled with an absorbent diaper, wool has natural properties to keep your baby dry, comfortable, and free of diaper rash. Due to the natural lanolin found in wool, it is a naturally water-resistant material and will repel liquid for hours. Then, even when it has reached its saturation point and starts absorbing liquid (like any good fabric will do), it still can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in liquid before it even feels damp! And THEN, even then, it won’t actually leak, but will just feel, well…. damp. Also, due to the breathability of natural fibres, air easily passes through the wool cover to help the pee next to your baby’s skin evaporate, leaving your baby dry for much longer periods of time. This not only helps prevent and treat diaper rash, but helps regulate your baby’s body temperature, keeping him or her warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s easy to keep clean, naturally antibacterial, and provides an easy solution for families who want to use as many natural-fibre products as possible. Wool’s natural antibacterial properties mean you only have to wash the cover once every 1-2 weeks. After a quick swish in the sink with some yummy smelling wool wash followed by a line dry, you’re good to go for another couple of weeks. All the wool options at New & Green are made right here in BC, so you can feel good about buying local! Aristocrats double-layer wool soaker covers (great for nighttime) come to us from the Kootenays and Luxe single-layer wool diaper covers make their start right here in the Lower Mainland in Langley.  One of the New & Green Mamas Bonnie has a particular love for Luxe Wool Diaper Covers.  So much so, she wrote a love letter to her Luxe. Wool may feel like a stretch to think of as a cloth diapering must have, but ask families who have used wool.  They'll tell you they wake up feeling great in the morning because their baby has been dry and comfortable all night long! PS - Other wool to keep your little one happier at night: a wool puddle pad, often used as a mattress pad and a wool doubler to boost the functionality of your single layer wool diaper cover.
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When preparing to change your little one's diaper, lay out a fresh diaper on the change table first beside where your baby will lie. Pull out some wipes and wet them. Lay the baby down, undress but before undoing the dirty diaper, put the freshly set up one underneath her bum. Then, open up the dirty diaper, then shut it again – QUICKLY!! There is nothing like fresh air to make a baby pee or poop. This is especially true for little boys. Once you're sure there is no fresh air related deposit happening, then you can use a clean edge of the diaper to wipe the messy areas and then tuck the front of the diaper under your baby's bum. Clean that bottom, and pull out the dirty diaper. Voila - a clean one is under the bum and ready to fasten. Air dry cheeks and then fasten up that diaper. You are good to go!

Often times, the "fresh air" deposit or the “wiping my bum makes me go more” scenario happens repeatedly during diaper changes. Don't feel bad if you go through a bunch of diapers in one change!

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