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.
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.
Whenever I talk about cloth diapers, lots of people are surprised at how easy it is to use the modern versions. If you've considered using cloth diapers, now is the perfect time to do a little research and try them out! Learn the lingo, choose a style or two, and discover how convenient today's reusable diapers can be.
Sharing your reviews and tricks is a great way to help other parents find the best products to fit their lifestyle. Here are a few places where you can add your opinions and product reviews for a variety of baby gear.
Are you setting up a nursery for your new ba
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by? Preparing baby's space is one of the sweetest parts of waiting for that arrival! These tips and tricks will help you create a safe, stylish spot for your baby to call home.
My son is a big fan of pacifiers, which means I spend a lot of time fetching pacifiers from the floor of the store, the ground at the park, and from any surface of the car. I keep a package of pacifier wipes in my bag, which helps for quick cleanup. Some other parents I know use a pacifier sterilizer to get rid of any lurking germs. How do you care for your baby's pacifiers?
Did you know that there are many places to share your opinions at About.com Baby Products? I'd love to hear from you! Below, you'll find several ways to participate by sending in a photo of your nursery or other baby gear, sharing a tip to help out other parents, or to write a review of a product you've used.
Parents of previous generations didn't have much choice when it came to cloth diapers. You were pretty much stuck with flat diapers, diaper pins, and plastic pants over the top. Luckily, parents now have a wide variety of choices that make cloth diapering a breeze. However, you almost need a degree in the language of cloth diapering to figure out where to start.
Here are a few cloth diapering terms to get you started!