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Move on up to Reusable Training Pants, too!
2 Part System
Insert / The Absorbency Piece
OsoCozy Unbleached Prefold Diaper
Super absorbent, soft, and a great, classic style prefold diaper to use.
Still our personal favorite and go-to system, the bulk of my system is made of these great diapers (they graduate onto household needs, too!).
Get the Size 1 here. It's good for newborns - 6~12 months, depending on the baby.
Get the Size 2 for larger babies or when baby grows.
Prefold diapers are absorbent, prefolded and sewn. If you want to experience a traditional diaper system, you can use the Flat Diapers by OsoCozy. Get it with a Snappi, introduced below.
1 Part System
A reusable version of a disposable diaper, All-in-One diapers come on and off the baby's bum as one piece. Great option for daycare use, babysitters, family members, and a quick on-the-go option.
BumGenius Free Time is a well reputed One-Size AIO. Starts at 8lbs+
Get an itsy bitsy Newborn sized All-in-One by Grovia.
Grovia The O.N.E. is a great diaper made by this innovative diaper brand. Alleviating the biggest issue of slower drying All-in-One's by making the insert snap-off-able, you can enjoy the convenience of the All-in-One but with some more perks. Both closure options of snaps and hook & loop come attached and the absorbency piece is not made of micro fiber, helping alleviate the odor build up issue.
Bum Genius 5.0 Pocket Diaper has been well-reputed for a great One-size Pocket Diaper.
Alva Baby has been a popular online purchase for people looking for deals. It's limited to the Pocket Diapers, but the price makes them an affordable option, too.
2 Part System continued.
The key to a good waterproof cover is how well it keeps everything in. Obviously, but it's good to know what you are looking for including thigh size, growing options, etc.
Bummis NB size Hook&Loop / Snap
Bummis S size Hook&Loop / Snap
Bummis M size Hook&Loop / Snap
Thirsties Duo Size 1 Snap / Hook&Loop
Thirsties Duo Size 2 Snap / Hook&Loop
One-size Waterproof Covers:
One of our family favorites. Great design in print and construction, keeping everything in. It's durable and looks slim fitting, too.
Thirsties is always a great, lightweight waterproof cover option that grows well with the baby. Size 2 goes to 40lbs and fits larger babies well, too.
Osocozy Unbleached Cloth Wipes (15 cnt.)
Get it with a Reusable Wipe Pouch -match it with your Wet/Dry Bag!
Reusable Wipe Pouch is used for when you go out.
You're already doing cloth diaper laundry anyway, might as well go cloth with wipes, too!
Reusable, soft and gentle, and all natural for your baby's bum, it's hard to go wrong. No waste, and there's even cute wipe pouches like these Wipe Pouches by PlanetWise.
Just wet them with water and bring it around in the pouch. Can be convenient to use for general wiping of sticky hands and face, too.
On a personal note, we've succeeded in not using any disposable wipes (except for the one time we traveled) for the entire duration of our 3rd baby and it's saved us lots! I remember buying a pack of those big wipes at least once a week.
For stashing away dirty diapers on the go!
Wet Bag by PlanetWise
Comes in cute patterns that can match the Wipe Pouch,
Large Wet Bag by PlanetWise
This larger size is great for non-diaper use too, like traveling, beach/pool.
Wet/Dry Bag by PlanetWise is reliable and there's even a Dry pocket to carry clean diapers in.
Useful Accessories to know about:
Add on extra absorbency with this great hemp x cotton doubler. Great for boosting absorbency for one-sized diapers and night time.
Disposable (flushable*) Diaper Liner
Baby's doodoo becoming solid with introduction to solids or formula? Line any diaper system with this diaper liner, allowing you to peel off the solid waste to dispose, before putting the dirty diaper in the pail.
*Not recommended for septic tanks and older plumbing systems. Use caution when flushing down any toilet, at your own risk!
Help keep baby's bum feeling drier with a fleece liner. Especially useful for hot humid summer days.
Want an all natural fiber option?
Try the Reusable Hemp Silk Liner
Used with flat diapers or optional with prefold diapers, it helps hold the diaper in place.
Modern-day Diaper Fastener: No more poking babies with safety pins! (image on left)
Diaper Pail Liner
Washable Diaper Pail Liners fit any trash bin up to 13 gallons. Make sure the bin you choose has a fully closing lid!
PlanetWise Diaper Pail Liner fits cans up to 13 gallons.
Bummis Fabulous Diaper Pail Bag has a zipper enclosure, if you don't have a pail.
Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent
All natural and reputed to be cloth diaper compatible, the Rockin' Green Detergent is the cloth diaper family's choice. You only need 1-3 T per load of diapers and the detergent is also HE friendly.
In our home, we use this detergent for our regular laundry, too.
Charlie's Soap Laundry Detergent
One of the very first all natural laundry detergent to be known as the cloth diaper-friendly detergent. Compatible especially with soft water, like here in Hawaii.
Get the Single-use package for laundromats and traveling.
Tide Laundry Detergent
The detergent reputed to be the most cloth diaper friendly of all, one readily available laundry detergent is the classic Tide. It's known to have the least amount of residue left in the material.
Get the Pod for laundromats and traveling.
The Funk Rock by Rockin' Green is known to be a great solution to any odor build up cloth diapers can have. Odor build up is more prone to synthetic materials, such as the micro fiber inserts of Pocket Diapers.
We like doing the full overnight soak if we ever need it.
Diaper Spray by RinseWorks helps spray away solid waste directly into the toilet. Connects to the clean water tank.
Spray Pal helps shield any excess splatter that the spraying might cause. Easy to use and care for.
Reusable Swim Diapers are a MUST for the water babies!
ImseVimse Swim Diapers are pull up style with snaps on one side.
Bummis Swimmi is one-size, fitting from approx. 10lbs to 35lbs.
*Note on size selection & listed recommended age of use:
-Recommended age listed only applies to specific product introduced in that section as all brands/products vary.
-Carriers are sized to the adult, not the baby
-Some babies, especially if smaller or skinnier, can take some time to comfortably fit carriers, especially structured carriers. Try it again in a couple of weeks and it may be all different! Also, please make sure you are wearing baby correctly.
-Larger babies can grow out of them sooner.
Rule of thumb to wearing your baby:
-The baby should feel secure up against you, as if you are holding them snuggly and securely with your arms. Essentially, the carrier is replacing your arms, so you get your arms back.
-Make sure all the linings of the fabrics are securing the baby on, so the rest of the fabric can hold baby in. Straps should all be nice and snug.
-Baby's head to should free to look around, or the side of their face up against your chest with free airway. The sound of the heartbeat calms baby, too.
-Hip carry and back carry options are recommended from 6mo and up, when the baby is sitting up on their own and showing great upper torso support.
Recommended for babies newborn ~ 1 year*
All front carries, including forward facing. No back carry.
Baby aWearness #1 recommended for wearing newborn babies!
Boba Wrap is our favorite stretchy wrap. The fabric stretches in all four ways, helping recreating the womb-like environment. One size.
Baby K'Tan Active is an all mesh non-wraparound stretchy carrier. Instead of learning to wrap, you put the carrier on like a shirt and slide baby in like the wrap/sling. Great for quick outings and traveling. The Active material is stretchy so many families we've fitted preferred a snugger size.
Recommended for babies newborn ~ toddler*
All carries, including all front and back, including forward-facing. Many woven wraps are sized, so please pay attention when ordering.
Didymos woven wrap has been a trusted traditional style woven wrap.
Little Frog makes a variety of beautiful woven wrap options.
Recommended for babies newborn ~ toddler*
Made of woven cotton, Maya Wrap Ring Sling is a breathable and durable ring sling. Easy to adjust and secure, this sling is a Baby aWearness favorite that grows from newborn to hip carrying a toddler. Great for in the house, on the go, traveling, and twins!
Recommended for babies starting at 4 ~ 6 months ~ toddler*
Front carries, excludes forward facing. Back carry OK.
Infantino has a great Meitai option.
Soft-structured Carrier (w/buckles)
Recommended for babies starting at 3 ~ 6 months ~ toddler*
BECO Gemini is our favorite multi-functional buckle carrier. Offering the best support with straps that can be either in the backpack style or criss cross style. This also allows you to do all the carries, including the hip carry. The Gemini is also forward-facing friendly.
Ergo 360 is the other popular option. The straps do not have a criss cross option and the bottom strap that goes around the carrier's waist is hook & loop.
Front carry / Back carry
Recommended for babies starting at 4-6months ~ toddler*
Boba 4G carrier is a high quality ergonomic soft structured carrier. Thoughtfully designed, it is a versatile carrier.
Boba Air is a great lightweight travel-friendly carrier. The weather proof material makes it a hiking carrier option, too.
Front carry / Back carry
Recommended for toddlers 18 months+*
Carry them when they're bigger with the same support! 18mo+ size soft structured carrier. The Beco toddler gives the full support with the multi-function features. The straps can be criss-crossed, offering a more evenly distributed weight support.
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-for pregnancy ~ nursing days-
Getting comfortable while sleeping can be a real challenge for pregnant and nursing moms. Body Pillows can be worth the investment to add on to the family bed.
Organic Cotton Disposable Maternity Pads by NatraCare are a must for the postpartum household.
Once the initial bleeding subsides, reusable pad options can come in handy, too. And seriously, who knew menstrual pads could be so cute??! Love the comfort of reusable cloth pads for yourself? Consider using Cloth Diapers for your baby! Shop with the Baby aWearness Product Guide + Get above, or learn more through the Baby aWearness Cloth Diaper Workshop!
All natural Body Care Products
Pregnancy heightens a woman's sense of wholeness and health. Gift her with safe, ethically made products she can use at ease.
Earth Mama Angel Baby body care set can be a good place to start her off.
Lotions like these from Weleda are all natural and leaves your skin feeling smooth.
Arnica Massage Oil. For the tired pregnancy supporting legs and postpartum mama legs. Massage time.
Add your favorite essential oil to Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Castille Soap.
Don't forget the organic Mama Goddess tea collection introduced next!
Tea & Infusion -from island tea partyTea is known to be one of the most enjoyable way to consume the great nutrients of herbs and teas. Teas are brewed between 3-10 minutes. Infusions are stronger, usually more bitter, and usually increased nutrient value. They are steeped for 10-15 minutes.
Herbal Tea: 1 teaspoon of dried herb & 1 pint of boiling water. Steep for 5-10 minutes.
Infusion: 1 teaspoon of dried herb & 1 pint of boiling water. Steep for 10-15 minutes.
*To preserve the delicate flavor and nutrients, herbal teas should not be steeped for longer. Always use the highest quality of herbs, free of pesticides and chemicals, as our wide selection of organic fair-trade herbs offer.
For easy home brewing, use a French Press!
Add dry herbs, add boiling water, press to top gently. Once brewed, press down all the way to the bottom and serve.
Breastfed babies need to eat on demand. A nursing mother will vouch, even during those moments when the mom doesn't feel situated to nurse the baby, the baby's natural needs and demands are strong and rightful. Functioning through the day while meeting baby's needs are made smoother when you have the right tools. Babywearing (more info up top↑) is our #1 on-the-go nursing best friend, and here are other items new mamas can surely appreciate having around. All items may not be necessary for all, but these are the Baby aWearness Top Picks, after supporting countless breastfeeding families over the last 10+ years.
Nursing Bras + Tops
(many are Pregnancy-friendly!)
Nursing Tank Long by Glamourmom are comfortably fitted with a built-in bra, perfectly long for during pregnancy & postpartum belly days, and functional with patented design that only exposes the nipple for the baby. This means you can still wear a comfortable, well-fitted tank top (perfect on its own for the Hawaii weather or to wear under tshirts/shirts) while meeting your needs to nurse the baby. The design can make it comfortable enough for many mamas to opt out of trying to cover for discretion (for mama's own choice and sense only, of course). Comfortable enough to where all day / all night.
Comes in basic colors + some fun ones!
Our other favorite part is unlike many nursing bras that you have to guess the approximate sizing for once the milk fills in (1-3 months postpartum), these are designed to fit you like regular shirts. Shop for Small / Medium / Large / X Large.
They make great bras, too.
Bravado nursing bras have always been a breastfeeding mama favorite, too. The trick to getting a longlasting fitting nursing bra is to measure and buy when you're approximately 3 months postpartum and the milk supply regulates. In the beginning, options such as the Glamourmom Nursing Tank introduced above or sleep bras are recommended.
If mama needs to pump, tools like these handsfree pump bras can come in handy.
In the last few years, more design options for built-in nursing-friendly tops and dresses have been around, too.
Our hands-down favorite reusable nursing pads are these adorable heart-shaped ones by Bamboobies.
Machine washable, has a functioning layer of waterproofness, absorbs great with bamboo cotton, and soft on the skin with the velour touch.
For disposable options, the Lansinoh Nursing Pads are highly recommended.
Natracare makes disposable nursing pads with organic cotton, too.
Moisturize plenty to help prevent painful nipples!
Lansinoh Nipple Cream is made of pure lanolin -sheep oil. Thick and moisturizing, lanolin is known to make great a nipple cream known to not have the need to wipe off before feeding.
MotherLove is a favorite all natural high quality nipple cream for many. Made with herbs known for their skin healing properties, they are great not just for prevention, but for already cracked or sore nipples.
Breastmilk Storage Bags
Essential for storing breastmilk, these freezer-friendly bags by Lansinoh come with measurements pre-printed, making it user-friendly.
Mama Goddess tea line by Island Tea Party
Birthed from Baby aWearness's sister company, Island Tea Party, their organic herbal tea line Mama Goddess Collection made just for mamas are incredibly delicious made with nourishing herbs.
Growing Belly Tea
A blend of herbs known to be nourishing for pregnancy, such as red raspberry leaf. Lightened with peppermint, this non-caffeinated herbal tea is perfectly formulated for the hapai (pregnant) mama.
Nourishing the Nursing Mama Tea
While most "nursing teas" on the market are specifically designed with herbs known to enhance the supply of breastmilk, Island Tea Party Mama Goddess line offers a nursing tea designed for all nursing mothers, containing herbs that do not influence the milk supply but gently nourishes the mother, meeting her needs during the postpartum and nursing days. With herbs known to be high in minerals, vitamins, and de-gassing effects, this Nourishing the Nursing Mama Tea makes a perfect drink for many postpartum mamas.
More Milk Tea
Packed with love and herbs known to help enhance breastmilk supply, More Milk Tea is designed for nursing mamas that want to increase in milk supply. Enjoy it sweetened with honey, as some of the herbs contained are bitter. This blend doesn't just contain the famous fenugreek and blessed thistle, it contains marshmallow plant, known for its mucilage content.
Milk Gone Tea
When the time comes, it comes. Say goodbye to the nursing days, sipping away on this Milk Gone Tea, helping your body and heart transition from the sweet days of nursing cuddles and your baby growing into a not-so-baby anymore.
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