When it comes to cloth diapers, what works for one family may not work for another. That means it's hard to say which cloth diapers are the best overall. If you're looking for the perfect cloth diaper for your baby, the first step is to learn about the different cloth diaper styles, since each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Talking with other parents about the cloth diapers that work for them can also be helpful.
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15-month-old Collin rides rear-facing in a Chicco NextFit convertible car seat.
Q: I'm looking for a new crib for my second baby, and I don't understand all of the different labels and styles. Which type gives the most use for the money? I don't mind spending more money if the crib has extra features.
A: All cribs sold in the U.S. today have to meet the same safety standards. So, they should all be starting at the same base, safety-wise, regardless of price. If more use is important to you, a convertible crib might be a good option. These cribs can be converted into some other kind of furniture when you're done with the crib phase. For help comparing different convertible crib models, as well as help with other labels and names for convertible cribs, check out "What is a Convertible Crib?"
Things change pretty quickly in the baby products industry. Even classic baby gear is subject to trends and updates. These changes can lead to new terminology that confuses new parents and grandparents. I once received an email from a new grandmother who was really disappointed about not finding any playpens listed for sale in online baby products stores. That's because playpens are almost always called play yards today. Here are a few other baby gear terms that might not be familiar.