Saturday, February 28, 2009

Diaper Sprayers . . . Again

For those who read my last post about diaper sprayers, you might think that someone like me who owns TWO sprayers and even a potty pail would be pretty experienced with their use. Especially since I've been spraying out diapers every day for at least three years. Last October I mentioned the trouble with the powerful sprayer sometimes splashing poo on the bathroom walls (or on me, blech!). The potty pail does do an awesome job of containing the overspray, but the problem is that I keep it in the upstairs bathroom and sometimes when I change a diaper downstairs, I am just way too lazy to march up the stairs with a poopie diaper.

Well, I am pleased to announce that I just discovered a better way to spray without the dreaded splashing! (Some of you may laugh because you might have figured this out from the start.) I finally got the idea to fold the soiled diaper in half, inside-out (while holding it over the toilet, of course!), and then spray. Somehow this fold directs all the spray down inside the toilet, I think because it eliminates any upward curves of fabric that can send the water flying in the wrong direction. (Unfortunately, this method won't work with diapers that have fold-out soakers.) It also keeps the diaper from getting saturated in the toilet since no part of it is dipping into the water.

Wow, I am in love with my sprayer all over again!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Simply Sanity Creations: New Dipes, and Specials

I just finished stocking some more OSFM (One-Size-Fits-Most, for the uninitiated) pocket diapers, including such beauties as this one:

Now some people love one size diapers, and some hate them. Personally, I created this pattern based on fitteds that fit my daughter to a T. One of the biggest arguments against One Size diapers is that they are too bulky on newborns, however, I have seen my design on a newborn. The baby in question was 10 lbs at birth and already too chubby to fit the crossover snap, so this is how I know they will fit pretty well starting at about 8-ish lbs. Also, in this picture you will notice that the daddy in question didn't use the snap down function for the shorter rise, so he just flopped the front of the diaper over the front. Also, he chose the birdseye cotton insert, which is a little bulkier than the microfiber insert I offer.

Why do I like one size diapers?

- For the most part, there is no need to buy more diapers as your baby grows, since the diapers grow with them.
- Easy to switch diapers between your toddler and your newborn
- Buying a stash of OSFM diapers is cheaper than buying a stash of NB, then a stash of SM, then MD, then LG, and maybe even XL, so it saves money in the long run, which is one of the reasons we're using cloth, right?

Sanity, of Simply Sanity Creations

Thursday, February 5, 2009

We have a year!

It's not complete, but it's definitely a step in the right direction! Look what etsy published on the storque this week!
"CPSA has voted for a "Stay of Enforcement of Certain Testing and Certification Requirements of CPSIA" — which means that they are proposing a 1 year suspension of the burden of lead testing and certification while they take more time to review the rules and plan enforcement! " [link]
Many of us are working to obtain certificates verifying the safety of our materials, since we have no way to know what the future holds. However, textiles (which includes all cloth diapers/covers) are inherently free from lead, so our customers can feel assured that our products are safe. ☺
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