Machine Washing vs Hand Washing

Many people have posed the question during the Flats & Handwashing Challenge, year after year: am I saving money by hand-washing? This is a full summary of the Open Topic Video I made for the 2019 Flats & Handwashing Challenge. You can also see a 12x speed timelapse of inside my washer side by side... Continue Reading →

Stripping… Diapers, of course.

Stripping diapers is a concept that both scares and confuses many-a-cloth-diapering-mom. First, let's talk about what it's not. Bleaching is not stripping. Some people get this confused, as stripping usually involves bleaching, so let's talk about what stripping diapers actually┬áis by definition: Well, gee, thanks Merriam-Webster. So let's check out the Pam Dictionary, first edition...... Continue Reading →

Earth Day Gift Card Giveaway! [CLOSED]

I am so, so glad my computer is finally working! In celebration of my ability to finally add more content to my YouTube channel, Normalize Cloth, as well as celebrating Earth Day, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to My Sweet Pickles! As some of you know, Diaper Junction has always been my recommended... Continue Reading →

Veteran Retailers Disappearing?

With a lot of cloth diaper retailers closing lately, there has been a lot of talk about what exactly is going on. Fingers are being pointed at large-scale retailers for undermining small business or even consumers for not shopping the mom and pop shops. Some are saying "china cheapies" are the culprit, luring people away... Continue Reading →

Storing Dirty Diapers

Storing dirty cloth diapers doesn't have to be all that complicated. There are many amazing products on the market to make storing dirty diapers as stink-free as possible. Anyone who has a baby knows diapers stink, regardless if they use sposies or cloth. You can't put pee or poop in something and it NOT stink...... Continue Reading →

Detergent/Mineral Build Up

Of the dozens of potential challenges moms face when cloth diapering, most often it is regarding wash routine. Diapers stink, diapers are irritating baby's bum, diapers aren't absorbing like they used to, and so forth. So comes the flood of advice from moms, all who mean well and some with brilliant advice; others... very poor.... Continue Reading →

Overnight Diapers

For those diapering young infants that regularly wake through the night for feeding and changing, diapering overnight means maybe switching to bamboo for those few longer stretches they sleep between feeds (if you're that fortunate). However, once babies hit that milestone of sleeping through the night, your dreamy state of relief is quickly followed by... Continue Reading →

Ye Olde Diapers

When it comes to cloth diapering, first reactions nowadays usually look something like disgust (ew, poop!), confusion (people still do that?), or disbelief (why bother doing that?). For me, it was confusion. I heard cloth diapering and laughed at the "joke" of it. Cloth diapering seemed like something only my Amish neighbors took seriously. Otherwise,... Continue Reading →

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