Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cloth Diaper Safe Detergents

One of the most popular questions we get here at Smartipants is "What kind of detergent should I use?"
The answer depends on several factors such as your water type, whether your baby has any allergies or sensitivities and your own preferences.
We prefer clean rinsing detergents, the use of hot water and hanging to dry whenever possible to prolong the life of the diapers and get them as clean as possible.
There are many detergents that are not safe for cloth and you can find that list here https://www.smartipants.com/faq#6There are others that we can recommend as safe to use with cloth diapers and you can see those here http://www.youtube.com/thesmartipants#p/a/u/1/IDb3CSsdZoM
Whichever you choose remember that it is important to choose the brand that works best for you and to avoid whiteners, brighteners, and softeners. Also avoid natural soaps as they will leave a film on your diapers.

Monday, March 21, 2011

All New Video Tutorial Series from Smartipants

Hi Everyone,
We are releasing a set of video tutorials showing you how easy cloth diapering really is!
There are 3 videos currently available:
How to Snap the Small Setting on Smartipants
How to Make your own Wipes Solution
How to use our Smartfit One-size Diaper Cover
You can subscribe to our YouTube channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmartipants

Coming Soon:
Detergents: A review of 5 recommended detergents for use with cloth diapers
Newborn Diapering: How-to featuring the Little Smart AIO and Preemie Prefolds with the Smart Fit Diaper Cover
Diaper Ointments: A discussion on rashes, treatments and cloth diaper safe ointments and creams
Diaper Laundry 101: the entire cloth diapering washing process
Stain Removal: How-to remove stains in cloth diapers and covers
Cloth Diaper Leaks: A Discussion on leaks, the possible causes and their solutions with a diaper fit demonstration

We will be working on these and more. Please let us know if there is anything you'd like to "see."
We are also planning a second series on natural parenting to include making your own baby food how-to including a discussion on organics,
frugal parenting tips that include making your own playthings for toddlers such as play dough and bubbles, pottylearning and more.