Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cloth Diaper Mythbusters/ Excusebusters!

I will be posting a series on Cloth Diapering Myths. Shoot me your questions and I can see if it fits the category and get you an answer! I want to demonstrate that there are no viable barriers to switching to cloth!!

Myth #1 - the start up costs are very high!

False! Affordable Baby Gear got started for this reason alone. 2-3 months worth of disposable diapers will get you into cloth no problem. The buy 15 and get a free gift deal is enough to do cloth, and the $170 diaper package is all you would ever need and some of the bells and whistles that make it a little easier.

Myth #2 - it will make my already busy life more complicated!

False! There are the same number of diaper changes in a day with a good quality cloth that you have with a disposable. Unlike disposables, if a baby poops, and you have a liner and clear the poop, if they haven't peed, you can keep using the diaper. The only real lifestyle change is the laundry, and it is SO much simpler than one thinks. Because I have a child, I do laundry every 2-3 days anyways, so it hasn't changed my laundry habits, it's just one extra load on laundry day.

Myth #3 - using cloth diapers when you go out is inconvenient and messy.

False! First of all, babies often get to a stage where they can go quite awhile without a change. I know of lots of babies that poop during a nap, so they don't always have a poop when they are out. I haven't had to change my daughter on a trip out in months! Anyway, even if you do, change the diaper as per usual, tuck it in a small wet bag, throw it in your diaper bag and deal with it when you get home. It's not a stress or an inconvenience any more than changing a cloth diaper at home.

Myth #4 - my baby will get a rash.

Not unless you are using the cloth diapers incorrectly. Cloth diapers need to be washed with only certain types of detergents (you can use them on all your clothes, and they don't have to be an expensive buy), so if the diapers have a build up of any type of detergent, especially the chemical-based ones, it can cause a rash. It can also cause a rash to have a baby in a wet or soiled diaper for too long - just like disposables. As well, most disposables have had harsh chemicals used to make them, so they are often a worse offender for rashes.

More coming soon.... Let me know what your concerns are and we will see if they are myth or fact!

Monday, June 20, 2011

What's the dif?

Cloth diapers have a HUGE amount of variations, but it's usually in the following categories:

As I only carry pocket diapers (except the prefold system), those are the three categories I have used to describe the differences and similarities of our diapers. The choice comes down to function, yes, but mainly personal preference in style and material.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Diaper Package only $180!!

I am SO excited about this diaper package. First of all, the fact that I can say to someone: "You can cloth diaper your baby, for less than $200, including some bells and whistles" is incredible to me!! I love that! So I have an incredible package deal for anyone that is interested having a great stash of various styles of diapers. All of these are winners, so the variety is not a compromise!
This will be the same list for the rental package (except a couple of the items will need to be purchased for you to keep - the diaper liners and the soap bar). More details about that coming soon. Please give us feedback if there is something else you want to see in this package.

2 Kawaii (KA) Cotton Chinese Prefolds (includes 1 Nappy Fastener FREE)
2 KA Bamboo Minky: Mom Label
2 KA Goodnight Heavy Wetter One Size Pocket Diaper
2 KA One Size Heavy Duty Pocket Diaper Suede Cloth Inner
2 KA One Size Snap Closure Pocket Diaper - Fun Print Snap
2 KA One Size Snap Closure Pocket Diaper - Original Cross-Over Squared Tab Snap
2 KA One Size Snap Closure Pocket Diaper: Round Tab Snap
2 KA One Size Snazzy Minky Pocket Diaper
2 KA Pure & Natural (0-15 Months) Pocket Diaper
2 KA Training Pants
2 KA Diaper covers

(Kawaii pocket diapers come with 2 free inserts, Comfyrumps 1 free insert)
1 AMP Hemp booster
1 AMP Hemp 3 fold
2 Thirsties Hemp/Cotton insert or 1 3 fold AMP Bamboo or 2 KA Bamboo boosters

1 AppleCheeks diaper liners
FREE Bunchafarmers stain-free soap bar
FREE - sample of Soap Exchange detergent (4 loads, top loader; 2 loads, front loader)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New LOGO!!

We are just a couple of weeks from our big launch June 15th, where I will have a WEBSITE! (still under ugly construction). But in the mean time, here is the Affordable Baby Gear logo!


Want a solution for inbetween diapers and undies?
Try our training pants! They come in great colours!

Product Description:
Outer fabric- High Quality Waterproof TPU fabric, Lightweght and breathable

Inner Lining - Super soft flannel with 3 layers of padding