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Comotomo Bottle Breast Pump Compatibility Guide

Comotomo breast pump guide

Comotomo Breast Pump Adapters

Here are the Comotomo breast pump adapters you will need so that you can pump directly into your Comotomo bottles. 


Currently, Comotomo Bottles are compatible with Medela and Ameda Breast Pumps using THIS adapter.


You can also use Comotomo bottles with your Spectra breast pump read THIS to learn how.


Here is a link to our complete Breast Pump Baby Bottle Compatibility Chart.  


In addition here are some helpful tips on how to pump your breast milk and use Comotomo baby bottles for pumping moms.


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Comotomo Bottle Breast Pump Tips:

  • If you can't find an adapter that will work with your breast pump and Comotomo bottle combination and you are concerned about using the plastic bottles provided with your pump. Try pumping into the bottles provided with your pump and then pour and store your breast milk in freezable GLASS MASON JARS. When ready to use simply pour your milk into your Comotomo baby bottles. Glass mason jars are affordable and can be reused for many years to come.  We love them so much that we even turned them into a functional baby bottle and sippy cup.  
  • Purchase extra rings and caps for your Comotomo bottles HERE.  It is always a good idea to have some extra rings and caps on hand.
  • Many moms prefer storing breast milk in Breast Milk Storage Bags. Breast milk bags take up less space in freezers and are sterile. Then simply pour your breast milk into your Comotomo baby bottles. Here is our Breast Milk Storarge Bag and Breast Pump Compatibility Chart

Comotomo Bottle Guides

Comotomo bottle guides

Our Comotomo bottle guides will provide answers to all of your questions. Including which breast pumps, bottle warmers and sterilizers are compatible with your Comotomo baby bottles. 


These bottles are a top choice for parents wanting both safety and functionality. In fact, the bottle is made of 100% silicone, which means no plastic touching babies milk. Another benefit is they are lightweight and easy to clean. Additionally, the silicone gives the bottle a skin-like feel.


Comotomo bottle guides and helpful tips.

Looking for some Comotomo bottle handles?

When your baby is old enough to hold their own bottle THESE HANDLES FIT THE COMOTOMO Baby Bottles.


Also, you can use these handles when your ready to transition to a sippy cup version of the bottle. Keep reading and we will show you how. 

Comotomo Sippy Cup Conversion

Another thing we love about the bottles is that you can now turn the bottle into a sippy cup. Being able to reuse a product is always a win win.


We have turned the Comotomo baby bottle into a sippy cup! Read THIS to convert your bottles into sippy cups.

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Best Diapers for Sensitive Skin

best diapers for babies with sensitive skin

To be able to determine the best diapers for sensitive skin. First you will need to try to assess what is causing your babies skin sensitivity. This is an important and often overlooked step.


Instead of just masking your baby's diaper sensitivity with a diaper cream, which will create temporary relief. We will take a look at what is causing the skin sensitivity and which diaper brands would be a smart choice for your baby.


Did you know your baby's skin is the largest organ in their body ( and yours too) if it is irritated there is probably a good reason as to why.

Babies sensitive skin can easily become irritated to things like chemicals and fragrances.

A good starting point is looking for diapers that are:

  • Chlorine Free Diapers
  • Fragrance-Free Diapers
  • Free of Sodium Polyacrylate

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Why is Chlorine in Diapers?

Chlorine is a super harsh chemical that is used to "bleach" diapers.


This is the same harsh chlorine that you may have in your house and use as a super strong cleaning agent.

When baby diapers are "bleached", residual chemicals from the bleaching process can irritate babies skin.


As more parents are becoming concerned/aware of chlorine in diapers, many diaper manufacturers are offering a chlorine-free diaper alternative.

Can Fragrance Irritate My Babies Skin?

Any fragrance that is not naturally occurring is made from some type of "chemical soup".


While most babies won't be affected, babies with sensitive skin can easily react to one or more chemicals used to make the fragrance. The reaction can come in the form of a rash or general discomfort and irritation.

What is Sodium Acrylate, and Why is it in Diapers?

Sodium Acrylate is a super absorbent chemical. It is a polymer used in diapers to absorb babies urine and keep wetness away from babies skin.


The problem is sodium acrylate is so good at absorbing wetness that it can actually dry out your babies skin. In turn making your babies skin sensitive. 

Best Diapers for Sensitive Skin, Top Picks

Your baby may have an allergy to other ingredients found in your diaper. Check out our Diaper Resources for additional information.

Diaper Resources:

Our Disposable Diaper Comparison Guide is a great resource that compares diaper brands for things like cost, latex, fragrance, and even wetness indicators.

If you are considering switching to a cloth diaper head over to our Cloth Diaper Guide.

 

Have you found a brand of diaper that works well for your baby?  Or have a question about a certain brand of diaper?  Leave a comment below.

Cloth Diaper Guide for Parents

Cloth Diaper Buyers Guide for Parents

What Do I Need To Know About Cloth Diapers

The Cloth Diaper Guide is designed for you to understand all options and important choices you will need to make in choosing the best cloth diaper for your baby.


Todays cloth diapers are modern, stylish and sophisticated. No more pins or bulky cloth with sticky elastic covers. Instead you will find cotton, organic cotton, hemp or bamboo blends of material that have an outer protective shell and are trim fitting and beautifully designed.

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Cloth Diaper Options

  • All In Ones (AIO):  All In One Diapers have an absorbent liner and a protective outer layer integrated into a single diaper. The best way to describe a AIO is that it is a basically like a disposable diaper. It has everything you need. The only difference is that instead of throwing the diaper in the trash you simply remove any solids from the diaper. And store the cloth diaper in a pail or dry bag until you are ready to launder them. At first you will need to wash your cloth diapers every day or two but as your child grows, and uses fewer diapers, you may get into a 3-4 day washing pattern. 
  • Pocket Diapers:  Pocket cloth diapers have a protective outer shell and a stuffer that inserts into the protective diaper shell. Depending on what brand you choose there may be different stuffers for daytime or nighttime use. With pocket diapers you can usually use the shell for a longer period while only having to wash the stuffers. With pocket diapers, if the shell is still clean, you remove any solids from the stuffer and store your diaper in a pail or dry bag until you are ready to wash. At first you will need to wash your organic diapers every day or two but as your child grows, and uses fewer diapers, you may get into a 3-4 day washing pattern.​
  • One Size:  A one size cloth diaper is a diaper that can be used from infant through the toddler age. Most one size diapers fit from around 7-35 lbs. If a diaper is not a one size usually the options will range from newborn, 7-20 lbs and/or 17-30 lbs, depending on the diaper manufacturer. Some parents prefer the convenience and cost savings of the one size while others prefer the trimmer fit of diapers specifically designed for a certain age.​
  • NOTE: Both Pocket and AIO’s are sometimes offered in a One Size option.

How Many Cloth Diapers Do I Need for 24 Hours.

Refer to the following chart to estimate how many diapers you will need per 24 hour period.

How Many Cloth Diapers in 24 Hours

Babies AgeCloth Diapers per 24 Hours
Newborns10-12 diapers
6 months and up6-9 diapers
Toddlers6-7 diapers

So, if using a All In One Diaper and you are washing your diapers at first every two days, you would want to buy about 24 diapers.


In some cases AIO’s come with a pocket to insert a stuffer in for extra nighttime protection. Usually, a stuffer will be included with the purchase of the diaper, but sometimes it is nice to buy a couple extra stuffers for just-in-case situations.

Additional Options to Consider When Choosing a Cloth Diaper

After determining the type of cloth diaper you will want to consider these additional options to your cloth diaper choose.

  • Style of diaper: AIO or Pocket (see above)
  • Size Options: One size or sized according to weight
  • Fastener Options: Snaps or Aplix (velcro)
  • Colors: there will be a number of color options.
  • ​Brand: There are a lot of different cloth diaper brands to choose from.  Here are some of our favorites.

How much do Cloth Diapers cost?

Regular cloth diapers tend to be less expensive then organic cloth diapers. For example the bumGenius One Size costs about $17.95, while the bumGenius Organic AIO One size costs about $24.95.


Keep in mind that depending on the manufacturer if you buy in quantities (usually 3, 6, or 12) the price of the  cloth diapers will decrease usually by 10-15%. The savings will add up over time versus disposables.

What Else Do I Need to Buy with for Cloth Diapers

You might want to purchase a diaper sprayer which can easily be attached to your toilet to flush the solids out of a dirty diaper.

Other good investments include:


  • Diaper Pail 
  • Diaper Pail Liner 
  • Travel Dry Bag
  • Wipes

Diaper Resources:

If your interested in disposable diapers, our Disposable Diaper Comparison Guide is a great resource that compares diaper brands for things like cost, latex, fragrance, and even wetness indicators.

 

If your not seeing the brand of bottle you where planning on using with your pump please comment below.