Warning... this may sting a little. Bullying in the cloth diaper groups (and between mom groups in general) really needs to stop. Before you nod your head and agree, it's important to acknowledge that you likely have unwittingly bullied another mom under the guise of offering advice or trying to help. I know I have,... Continue Reading →
Yeast and Cloth Diapers
When the sir was only a year old, I saw it... those trademark dots, the rash that usually indicates... *shivers* ...yeast. Honestly, yeast rashes when I used disposables with my older two children was sadly more common than not... usually when they were breaking teeth through, they'd get some pretty gnarly yeast rashes. It was... Continue Reading →
Should I get Newborn Cloth Diapers?
The questions regarding Newborn Cloth Diapers circulate heavily, usually along the lines of "how many should I get?" or "which brands fit smaller/bigger babies?", but the BIG question often surfaces more than all: "Are newborn cloth diapers worth getting?" That question alone is so multi-faceted that it is it's own topic and requires its own... 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 is by definition: Well, gee, thanks Merriam-Webster. So let's check out the Pam Dictionary, first edition...... 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 →
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 →
Machine Washing Cloth Diapers Part 2: The Process
So if you read Machine Washing Cloth Diapers Part 1, you'll know we touched on some factors to consider before beginning, including water hardness, detergent, and how to load your machine efficiently. Now let's get to the nitty gritty! If you remember the Handwashing Diapers post, you'll know that washing diapers can be broken down into... Continue Reading →
Machine Washing Cloth Diapers Part 1: Factors to Consider
Doing laundry in a washer seems pretty brainless, right? Throw some laundry in, add some detergent, push a button... *poof* clean laundry! Well, not necessarily. Cloth diapers present a much heavier degree of soil than standard laundry. While most laundry is forgiving to some extent, proper laundering is of utmost importance for cloth diapers. So... Continue Reading →
Travel & Vacation with Cloth!
I love this awesome blog post on Diaper Junction which poses the question to readers: "Do you pack paper undies when you head out of town?" I hope you don't have to! And neither should your baby! Whether you're camping locally, flying to a hotel out of the country, or anything in between, it is... Continue Reading →
Free 1-on-1 Cloth Diaper Consultation
I know how overwhelming it is to take a glance at a modern cloth diapers and freak out over the dozens of snaps, the price tags, the concept of poop-removal, and the entirely new world of acronyms and terminology. I know how scary cloth diapers can seem. It's really not that bad, though! Honest! I firmly... Continue Reading →