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PUL.  Shorthand for polyurethane laminated fabric– a fabric treated with a waterproofing plastic material.  PUL is the most common fabric used for the outer layer of today’s cloth diapers. It makes an excellent material for modern cloth diapers because of its soft, breathable (no more plastic diaper pants!), flexible, and lightweight.  PUL has gained popularity, and are also used in other products such as mattress covers for infants and potty training toddlers, and even “mama pads”.   PUL fabrics hold up for years so items made of this material are economical.  They are also very easy to care for- just machine...

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It didn’t occur to me until I had Vera that children’s sleepwear is required by law to be flame retardant.  This means that the fabric used in these items have been treated with chemicals that cause the product to be “flame resistant and self extinguish if a flame”were to come in contact with it.  If the fabric does not meet these requirements, then companies can manufacture sleepwear that is tight fitting must attach a tag clearly stating that it is a non-flame resistant item. Children’s pajamas  are the only clothing product with this requirement, but flame retardants are in other items...

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Looking back on it now, making a baby registry was a total shot in the dark.  The stores all have a list to work off of, marking some things as “must haves” or “essentials”, but many of these suggestions didn’t seem practical.  However, I did follow some of their suggestions, and glad that I did.  I would never have thought of the infant changing pad- something I still use to this day!  Others I am very glad that I didn’t bother with as I never caught myself wishing for something I didn’t have. So when a new mom-to-be asks what...

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Corduroy is one of my favorite fabrics. As a child I loved the sound of the swish swish when walking, the smooth texture of the nap when running your hands over it, and its comfort and softness. It immediately conjures up images of beautiful New England autumns and the smell of warm cinnamon apples. I even remember the corduroy pants, skirts, and jackets I’ve owned through out my life! So corduroy was a natural pick for Bourgeois Baby Bibs. Corduroy baby bibs have just the right texture and nap to “catch” liquids, purees, and even solids. The nap, or “wale”,...

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Toddlers can be a hassle to buy for and when you’re racing around after your little cutie, it can be hard to find the time to buy new things, especially when you need them. If you’re looking for bibs, wipe cloths and clothing that will last, taking the time to find the best of these can be tough. Clothing While you can buy baby clothing from almost any store like Target or Marshalls, the best baby clothing can also be found at consignment stores for lower prices. It is easier to buy and sell things that your baby will grow...

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