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In keeping with the saying , "NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION", my cloth diapering journey began when my baby gal used to wake up and cry everytime she urinates. As a mom, i wanted to give the best to my baby and wanted to avoid the disposable diapers , which are toxic and could harm my babys soft bum. Initially i kept struggling with langots, until one day i finally found the ultimate and perfect solution. After great research, i found out what cloth diapers are? and how it should be used. Using cloth diapers put me in touch with a real solution to a real need.

Modern cloth diapering was such a happy and good experience,I wanted to bring it to others. Cloth Diapering has already taken its hit in the United States and United Kingdom, but Indian moms are often unaware that cloth diapering has been made fun and easy, and is still very cost efficient compared to disposable diapers.

So I wanted to spread the word and stop moms from shifting to disposable diapers, which are bad for the environment, and exposes your most loved ones to unnecessary chemicals and other health risks.

Our mission in Tinytots is to make every mom enjoy parenting by "EXPERIENCING THE JOY OF PEACEFUL NIGHTS AND PLAYFUL DAYS",with your most loved tiny tot.

Disposables and its effects?

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF DISPOSABLES

Diapers are in constant contact with both skin and mucus membranes. This means that any chemicals in diapers are likely to wind up in your baby's system if he or she wears disposable diapers. Baby's poorly developed outer skin layer absorbs about 50 different chemicals, if you use disposable diapers. This can be greatly reduced by using cloth diapers

When parents pull a box of diapers off the shelf, how many of them are aware of the risks to which they are exposing their children: cancer, asthma, hormone disruption, and others.

Reusable cloth diapers offer a great solution to all the cost, health and environmental problems of disposables, but their benefits have been hidden by the billions of advertising dollars spent by disposable diaper companies to misinform parents and gain a stranglehold on the market. Today's cloth diapers are as effective as any disposable, and they come in lots of styles, sizes and super-cute colors and prints

Toxins in Huggies and Pampers Aren't What You Want to Put Near Baby's Skin?

Do you really want your precious one (or yourself) to be inhaling and touching all of these known toxins?


The disposable diaper industry sells products containing endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and sometimes even heavy metals.

The list of toxic nasties in disposable diapers presents a series of risks you might not be willing to take with your child. For your baby's sake, please consider quitting the plastic disposables right away

CHEMICALS IN DISPOSABLES

I have used reputable sources in my research. These sources include US government websites, medical and science journals such as: the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Archives of Environmental Health, the Archives of Disease in Childhood, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Dioxins and sodium polyacrylate, two of the major chemicals found in disposable diapers, causes the following toxic responses: cancer, reproductive & infertility problems, asthma & respiratory distress, hormonal problems, developmental & cognitive problems, suppressed immune system, diabetes, endometriosis, allergic reactions, chemical burns, Chloracne, and Toxic Shock Syndrome.

What's in Disposable Diapers Anyway?
 

  • Dioxins - Dioxin is an extremely toxic, cancer-causing chemical that is found in disposable diapers as a result (by product) of the chlorine bleaching process. High doses of dioxins cause a skin disease called Chloracne.According to the World Health Organization, dioxins are "persistent environmental pollutants" that can cause an array of health problems including developmental delays, damaged immunity, hormone interference, and certain cancers.

  • Sodium Polyacrylate (SAP) - This super absorbent polymer is added to diapers in its granular powder form and turns into a gel-like substance once the diaper becomes wet. These are the small, shiny, gelatinous crystals that you will sometimes find in your baby's private parts during diaper changing. It is a drying agent responsible for absorbing moisture in the diaper. It also absorbs (leaches) oils and moisture from a baby's skin, causing abrasion, irritation and drying of the skin
    When the powder gets wet, it turns into a gel that:
    • Can absorb up to 100 times its weight in water.
    • Can stick to baby's genitals, causing allergic reactions.
    • Can cause severe skin irritation, oozing blood from perineum and scrotal tissues, fever, vomiting and staph infections in babies.
    • Was banned from tampons in 1985 because of its link to Toxic Shock Syndrome.
    • When injected into rats, has caused hemorrhage, cardiovascular failure and death.
    • Has killed children after ingesting as little as 5 grams of it.


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  • Phthalates - And if dioxin weren't bad enough, the plastic in all disposable diapers contains phthalates. These are the plastic softeners that were recently banned from children's teething rings and other toys because of toxicity. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors, meaning they mimic human hormones and send false signals to the body.

  • Heavy Metals - Some disposable diapers contain Tributyl Tin (TBT) and other heavy metals. Considered a highly toxic environmental pollutant, TBT spreads through the skin and has a hormone-like effect in the tiniest concentrations. TBT harms the immune system and impairs the hormonal system, and it is speculated that it could cause sterility in boys.

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - Many disposable diapers release VOCs such as ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylene. According to the EPA, some VOCs are carcinogens. Others can cause neurological problems, eye irritation, and decreased immunity.

  • Tributyltin - This is toxic to humans and environment, is a persistent organic pollutant, causes irreversible damage to aquatic life, and is linked to obesity in humans (triggers genes that cause the growth of fat cells).

  • Xylene - This is toxic to the respiratory and central nervous systems. Breathing high concentrations in an enclosed space can cause irregular heartbeats which can cause death.

  • Ethylbenzene - This chemical is listed as possibly cancer-causing. It is mutagenic (capable of causing mutation). The substance may be toxic to the central nervous system. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. It may cause central nervous system depression, is an aspiration hazard if swallowed and can enter the lungs and cause damage. It causes eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation.

  • Styrene - This substance is cancer-causing and is toxic to the nervous system and upper respiratory tract. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. It is very hazardous to the eyes.

  • Propylene - This chemical is an anesthetic at high concentrations. Inhalation may cause central nervous system depression producing dizziness, drowsiness, headache and similar narcotic symptoms. Extremely high concentrations can cause asphyxiation and death by displacing oxygen from the breathing atmosphere.

  • Toluene - The substance may be toxic to blood, kidneys, the nervous system, liver, brain, and central nervous system (CNS). Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.


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SUPER ABSORBENT GELS AND THEIR EFFECTS

Super-absorbent disposables can do three things to your baby:

  • Facilitate less diaper changing from parents, which leads to rashes because of exposure to the super-absorbent chemicals, bacteria, and ammonia from accumulated urine in the diaper
  • Reduce air circulation and pull natural moisture out of your baby's skin,which can cause irritation
  • Raise the temperature of a baby boy's scrotum far above body temperature, to the point that it can stop his testicles from developing normally, according to a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Certain dyes used to add color to disposable diapers have been shown to cause allergic reactions resulting in rashes. Repeated exposure to the dye can cause a long-term allergy

REFERENCES

Visit the published article by US national library of medicine,

Summary here
A study published in 1999 by Anderson Laboratories, Inc. found that lab mice that were exposed to various brands of disposable diapers experienced asthma-like symptoms, as well as eye, nose and throat irritation. The results demonstrated that some types of disposable diapers emit chemicals that are toxic to the respiratory tract and that disposable diapers should be considered as one of the factors that might cause or exacerbate asthmatic conditions. Exposure to cloth diapers did not cause these symptoms

Visit the study done by US pedetric organistation

Summary here

One study in Pediatrics that looked at several babies who suffered from rashes found that the rashes only occurred in places where the skin was in direct contact with the dyed part of the diaper. Researchers believe that it is the continued exposure to the dyes that causes a sensitization, or allergic reaction, in babies
The study also found the following chemicals in disposable diapers to be associated with allergic contact dermatitis (skin rash):

  • Mercaptobenzothiazole (rubber chemical)
  • P-tert-butyl-phenol-formaldehyde resin (glue)
  • Cyclohexylthiophthalimide (found in rubber)
Since prolonged exposure to a hot, dirty, chemical - laden diaper is the most common cause of diaper rashes, super - absorbent diapers may actually encourage parents to leave them on longer, causing these rashes

Visit the study about the chemical Dioxin

Summary here

The U.S. Environmental Protecttion Agency (EPA) released its Dioxin Reassessment in draft form in 2000, which concluded that dioxin should be classified as a known human carcinogen. The American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 154, Issue 5, Pp. 451-458, states that the International Agency for Research on Cancer recently concluded that 2,3,7,8 TCDD is a human carcinogen. This data supports recent conclusions by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Other References

  • In 1999, a study showed that childhood respiratory problems, including asthma, might be linked to inhaling the mixture of chemicals emitted from disposable diapers. The study identified these chemicals in emissions from two brands of disposable diapers (specific brands tested were not disclosed)

  • In 1999,a study also named other chemicals it found in diaper emissions, such as toluene, which depresses the central nervous system; ethylbenzene, a potential carcinogen; dipentene, a skin and eye irritant; and styrene, which harms the nervous and respiratory systems

  • In 2005, Pediatrics found that the dyes used on diapers were often the cause of diaper rash. Some dyes can even contain heavy metals, and heavy metals are not what you want near your baby's skin.


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All In One(AIO) Diaper

AIO diapers are the easiest diapers to use, as the absorbent material is sewn into the diaper cover. The insert sewn inside is a three layer microfiber insert. All in One style diapers offer flexibility and convenience.
 

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Charcoal Bamboo Pocket Diaper(CBP)

Charcoal Bamboo Pocket diapers consists of an outer waterproof and breathable TPU and the inner layer consists of a bamboo charcoal inner. Charcoal Bamboo diapers are naturally anti bacterial and anti fungal.

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Microfiber Insert

The microfiber inserts are made from 3 layers of 100% unbleached microfiber.It is a synthetic material and it is great for absorbing liquids. The material is made up of many tiny strands, and gives 40 times more absorbent surface than cotton. These inserts are soft, super absorbent and very easy to clean and dry.

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Charcoal Bamboo Insert

Tinytots Charcoal bamboo inserts are 5 layered, highly porous, making it highly effective for moisture removal and humidification. It helps your baby stay dry and feel comfortable.It is naturally anti bacterial and anti fungal and absorbs odour and toxin well.

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Hemp Insert

Hemp is a natural fiber that when used in an insert is incredibly absorbent, trim and naturally antimicrobial. Hemp inserts hold about 2.5 times more fluid than microfiber! Great nighttime solution when used behind microfiber inserts.
 

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Cloth Diapering Guide

Congratulations! you have decided to try chemical free cloth diapering solution for your tinytot.
You have made your first purchase,but now what?
There are few details you need to know about cloth diapers.
So Let's Start.....

Diapers

CLOTH DIAPERING STEPS

Step One: Prep your diapers and inserts
Step Two: Put the diaper on the baby
Step Three: Change the diaper after 2 to 3 hours
Step Four: Wash the diaper and inserts
Step Five: Sun-dry the diaper,inserts and reuse

Prepping

Why Do We Prep Cloth Diapers?

Cloth diaper preparation, often referred as "prep", is simply making your diapers usable for your baby. There are two main reasons to prep your cloth diapers:

1) Make sure they are clean before putting them on your baby - Cloth diapers are worn against your baby's most sensitive areas, so we want to make sure they are clean when you put them on your baby and to remove any residual debris, dust, chemicals that might be on your diapers from manufacturing and shipping

2) For the diaper to become fully absorbent - Some fabrics actually become more absorbent the more times they are washed. Natural fibers like hemp retain some of their natural plant oils. Oils inhibit absorption, so it is important to remove the natural oils from the fabric to make the diapers functional. So boil your hemp inserts for 10 mins,6-8 times for maximum absorption.

Washing

Washing Cloth Diapers

Here are some washing guides to wash the new cloth diapers.
1.Soak the diaper in normal water for 30 mins
2.Pre-wash cold to remove waste and fight stains with sufficient amount of additive free detergent( tide original recommended)
3.Wash with cold /hot water.
4.Follow with a second rinse.
5.Sun-dry the diapers.
6.No bleach and fabric softener.
7.Do Not Iron and do not dry clean.
8.Occasional mild brushing can be done to wash out stains.

Diapers

Leaks are a normal part of the cloth diaper learning curve.No matter what age you start,it will take some trial and error to figure out the right fit or the right absorbency! Dont get discouraged!
If you cant seem to remedy it yourself with the troubleshooting tips, then I recommend you to contact tinytots support team.

Common reasons why diapers leak

1) Absorbency:It can take a lot of trial and error to find the right absorbency for your childs needs. Find the right absorption insert for your baby( hemp, charcoal bamboo or microfiber).Hemp and bamboo inserts or doublers may provide more absorbency than microfiber or cotton. Hemp works really well when placed behind a microfiber insert. Microfiber is quick to absorb, and hemp is slower in absorption but will absorb more pee.
Note: Microfiber is typically used inside of a pocket and should not be placed directly next to your childs skin. Babies pee a lot, especially within about 15-30 minutes after eating. With cloth diapers, you might find yourself changing your baby every 2-3 hours or as needed. If the diaper is fully saturated and soaked, it will likely leak

Diapers
2) Improper Fit:If the diaper doesnt fit properly, it will leak.
Cloth diaper fitting tips:
No holes or gaps around the legs. This might indicate that the diaper is too big. Adjust the rise and waist settings to a smaller size and try again
Boys VS Girls: Boys tend to pee in the front or towards the top of the diaper.Girls tend to pee in the middle of the diaper.You may need to adjust where the absorbent layers are or add an extra insert where they need it most.
If you are having nighttime leaks, consider how your baby usually sleeps,side-sleepers may do better with a fitted diaper, since its equally absorbent everywhere, while back and tummy sleepers will be fine with a pocket or AIO, which is mostly absorbent in the middle.

3) Over-stuffing:While over-stuffing seems to be a great solution to leaks, depending on the style of the diaper and its fit on your child, it can be a huge culprit for leaks. Over-stuffing can stretch the leg elastics preventing it from creating a seal around your childs groin/legs which can cause the moisture to come into contact with clothing or simply leak right out, especially for side sleepers.

4)Mineral/Residue Buildup:Hard water minerals can get trapped in the fibers of your diapers and prevent the detergent from rinsing clean. This can cause your diapers to leak or repel. Additionally, if you have used fabric softener, fragrances, dyes or diaper creams with your diapers they may be clogging the fibers of your diapers and will make the diaper leak.

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