Are your Cloth Diapers Leaving Marks on your Baby’s Skin?

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Cloth Diapers Leaving Marks on Your Baby’s Skin?

Your little needs a diaper change.
You play with baby happily as you prepare them for a diaper change.
You have everything set up and begin the diaper change process.

As you open the cover, your face drops.

sarah jessica parker is shocked at cloth diapers leaving marks on baby's skin

These Darn Red Marks!

You feel horrible thinking that maybe your baby’s diaper was hurting them. Don’t worry!! We are here to help you determine what is normal and what is not when it comes to leg marks. And what to do to ensure your baby’s diaper fit is not too tight.

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How NOT to Wash and Dry your Cloth Diapers

How do I wash and dry my Lil Helper cloth diapers? Why do my cloth diapers smell badWe are often asked, “how do we wash and dry our Lil Helper cloth diapers and inserts?” It’s not as straightforward as you’d think. A bit of water and too little detergent is what most people new to cloth diapering think is the magic formula. Then they end up with the dreaded Funk.

For those who are goal-oriented and don’t have the time to whip through this blog, we have made you an “infographic” explaining the proper washing and drying routine for your Lil Helper Cloth Diapers. Click here to view it. Otherwise, read on! It’s Hump Day and we feel like having some fun!

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Pregnant Chicken Gives a Cluck

As many of you know, we have partnered with Pregnant Chicken. As 2013 winds down, Pregnant Chicken is keeping to her promise to sell the items she’s received over the year and donate the proceeds to charity. This year, the chosen charity is:

Young Parents No Fixed Address

Young Parents No Fixed Address (YPNFA) is a network of about 30 Toronto agencies and organizations dedicated, for the past 15 years, to building strong community partnerships to address the challenges faced by young homeless/street involved, pregnant and parenting youth & their children.

Our Target Group is focused on pregnant and parenting youth under the age of 25 & their children.

You can read a bit more about what Pregnant Chicken is offering in her blog post found here.

We are very proud to be a part of this. Lilhelper.ca items up for bidding are three bamboo diapers, five designer cotton change mats, and two fleece mattress protectors.

We’ve included the auction links below.

Links for the Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper:

To remedy a diaper rash, pediatricians recommend to air-out your child’s bum and to keep it dry. Lil Helper’s Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper is ideal for use during a diaper rash and preventing further breakouts.

Three of these (in varying colours) up for grabs on Pregnant Chicken’s auction.

The Mayo Clinic says that: “diaper rash is commonly linked to continuously wet or infrequently changed diapers, diarrhea, and using plastic pants to cover diapers.” All of these issues surrounding irritant diaper dermatitis (IDD) or diaper rash can be prevented by using our Charcoal Bamboo Cloth Diaper. Here’s how:

Diaper 1

Diaper 2

Diaper 3

Links to the Designer Cotton Change Mats:

Five of these (in varying colours) are available on Pregnant Chicken’s auction.

Cotton Top Layer: The top layer is a super soft, pre-washed cotton fleece (80 cotton/20 polyester). It provides cushioning in addition to great absorption. This fabric is manufactured in Canada. Use the cotton fleece side when you are out of home, so that the waterproof and wipeable layer touches the surface.

Waterproof Bottom Layer: The bottom layer of the diaper change mat is lined with a waterproof cotton. Basically it is cotton which is laminated with a thin layer of plastic making it completely waterproof and wipe-clean. Use this wipeable surface while changing your baby at home.

Change Mat 1

Change Mat 2

Change Mat 3

Change Mat 4

Change Mat 5

Links to the Fleece Mattress Protectors:

Super Soft Top Layer: The top layer is a soft fleece (100% Polyester) that provides cushioning to you baby. Also even when wet, the fleece feels relatively dry.

Two of these are available on Pregnant Chicken’s Give a Cluck auction

Waterproof Bottom Layer: The bottom layer of the diaper change mat is lined with a medical grade waterproof material. Now you can lay your baby down for a nap on your single girlfriend’s prized mattress without any worries.

Thirsty Middle Layer: There is a hidden layer of 100% cotton jersey in between the top & bottom layer, that provides an amazing amount of absorption even for the growing bladder of a toddler.

Fleece Mattress Protector 1

Fleece Mattress Protector 2

If you are not wanting to participate in any of these auctions, please do consider donating this season, whether with money, or donating items to your local charity, or just helping out a neighbour!

And remember that when you shop from Lilhelper.ca, you are always donating to our Baby Do Good program! For every three diapers we sell, we donate one to charity. Here is a link to one of our recent donations: Cloth for a Cause (and QUADS).

 

 

The phone rings….

I (Mohammed) got a call on my cell at 9.30 pm on Thursday from a mom whose 1 month-old was suffering from a nasty diaper rash that wouldn’t go away.
She had never used cloth diapers before so I explained to her how it would all work. After which she asked us for 4 LilHelper.ca Charcoal Bamboo Diapers. We told her it will be hand delivered on the next day.
To which she said something only a parent in distress would say, “What do I do for tonight?”
So her hubby drove to our warehouse, where Nader met him and gave him the diapers at 10.30 pm so that mommy can start healing the baby’s rash immediately.
Next time, you have a favour or special request to ask from us–demand it.
We will–almost–do anything to make sure our customers are well taken care of.
On a side note, mommy called back and reported that the Charcoal Bamboos are healing the rash better than any ointments she has used.