Ditching Synthetics in Diapering

MotherEase one size fitted cloth diaperAre you thinking of ditching synthetics in diapering? Some of our customers are only familiar with polyester diapering options. If you are considering cool wool options for summer, you may be ready to use all natural cloth diapers.

Natural fiber diapers don’t hold on to smells like synthetics can, and you don’t need to be as careful in washing and drying since a cotton or hemp diaper is tough enough to handle most any wash routine.


All-natural Diaper Options

Most all-natural diapering options include a separate diaper (the moisture absorbent part) and cover (the moisture resistant part).

We have several natural diaper choices available: hemp, organic cotton, or a blend; prefold, fitted, or fitted with snaps; and smooth woven prefolds, slightly stretchy fitted diapers, or super stretchy fitted diapers.

Hemp fitted cloth diapers
Fitted diapers made from a hemp / organic cotton knit with no closure. Just wrap around baby or add a Snappi.

Hemp cotton flat cloth diapers
Flat diapers made from a hemp/organic cotton French terry. Fold like a prefold.

Unbleached Indian Prefold cloth diapers
Unbleached cotton prefold diapers for the classic cloth diaper fit.

MotherEase one-size organic cotton cloth diapers
MotherEase organic cotton diapers made with brushed terry knit stretches for a snug fit. Snap closures.

Did you notice that I haven’t included bamboo diapers? Yes, bamboo is grown in a field and it makes a soft, absorbent diapering material. I have stubbornly left it off the list, though, because all bamboo other than that processed in a way similar to linen is classified as man-made fiber (rayon or viscose made from bamboo) because of the chemical processing—it is broken down into good and extruded into those super-soft fibers. If you love bamboo, don’t ditch it. Every family looking for their perfect diapering system will find their own best options.


Natural Diaper Covers Means Wool

Wool is breathable, absorbent, and easier to care for than you might expect. We offer three wool diaper cover options.

Stacinator Wool Diaper Cover
Stacinator is a lightweight wool diaper cover for summer.

Lovey Bums Wool Covers
Lovey Bums wool diaper cover is a very trim cover that works very well under clothes.

Aristocrats Wool Diaper Cover

Aristocrats is the classic nighttime wool soaker make from 100% untreated soft virgin wool.


Natural Liners

A lot of parents want a liner between their baby’s skin and the wetness of a diaper. Especially when a baby has a rash or other skin sensitivities, arguments in favor of a synthetic liner can be compelling. If you are looking for that all-natural liner, you have a natural option that is also naturally soothing.

Natural parent, please let me introduce you to the raw silk diaper liner. Raw silk retains sericin, a creamy wax given off by silkworms, which is both soothing and antibacterial. These liners are thin, so they won’t add to the bulk of a diaper. You can wash the liners with your wool diaper covers in woolwash, and they will continue to soothe your baby’s skin for a long time.

Silk Diaper Liners


Natural Laundry

Natural diapering goes well with natural laundering, and we have a new cloth diapering detergent made with natural ingredients.

The key to successful diaper washing is in the your water. Rockin Green Cloth Diaper Detergent comes in three formulations: Hard Rock for hard water, Soft Rock for soft water, or Classic Rock for those in between.

Rocking Green is made from sodium carbonate , sodium percarbonate, natural chelating agents, sodium sulfate, and biodegradable surfactants.

Rockin Green Cloth Diaper Detergent

Whether you are looking for diapers that are easier to care for, you are ready for diapers that won’t hold on to smells, or you just want to know that you are using renewable resources in diapering, you have a full range of natural diapering options to fit your needs.

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