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What are the types of Cloth Diapers?

suprised baby istockIf you've done even one internet search for cloth diapers, you were probably overwhelmed by the avalanche of information. Below, we demystify the various types of cloth diapers and give you the pros and cons of each.

Flats: A flat is a square piece of fabric that serves as the absorbent portion of your diaper. Flats need to be folded and fastened with a diaper pin, Snappi, or Boingo, then covered with a diaper cover made of PUL (Polyurethane laminte), Vinyl, Fleece, or Wool. This system allows you to replace the soiled flat and reuse the cover without washing.

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Top 5 Reasons To Use Cloth Diapers

AlbertI can’t tell you how many times people have shaken their heads and smiled strangely at me when I said I use cloth diapers. This usually means one of two things: “Just wait until you get tired of them and switch back to disposable” or “You are insane.” Shockingly, I am not insane and am anything but tired of my cloth diapers. I actually love them. One of my passions is teaching moms and dads about modern cloth diapers. If you have been kicking around the idea of trying cloth, here are the top five reasons to ditch disposables:

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Vaginal Birth Better For Brains

C-section BabyAccording to new research by Yale scientists, it appears that natural labor and vaginal birth trigger the expression of genes that produce mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2v (UCP2) in mice, a protein critical for proper development and functioning of neurons.

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Tips for Breastfeeding Successfully

Toddler Nursing OutsideMy son turns one this month and we’re still breastfeeding. I also work 45-50 hours per week. While he does eat solids like a champ, formula has never touched his lips.  I am very proud of that and for good reason.  It wasn’t easy and I put a lot of work into making our breastfeeding relationship work.  But please don’t interpret this as bragging. I’m not.

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The Ultimate Lactation Cookie

Lactation CookiesA decadent, savory cookie that will make you want to eat the whole batch in one sitting, this "lactation" cookie is perfectly safe for anyone to eat.  The "lacatation" part comes from the spices and herbs that are included in the recipe, all of which are supposed to improve the milk production capabilities of lactating moms but will not induce a non-lactating woman to produce milk, or any other such similar concern.

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