Backstory: Some of you may know that around the time I started Normalize Cloth, I also started Plumbum Diapers in 2018, a local cloth diaper bank. Don't ask where the name came from, I just thought it sounded cute. My mission with Plumbum Diapers was to advocate for, educate about, and provide low income families... Continue Reading →
Bullying in Cloth Diaper Communities
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 →
Cloth Diapering Meconium (and Stains) Myth
"I just use disposables until baby has 'normal' poop." "That tar stuff is impossible to get off!" Meconium stains cloth diapers! How many times have we heard this from well-intended mamas giving advice to those asking about using cloth diapers right from birth? These mamas all have one thing in common: they never actually dealt... Continue Reading →
Flats Challenge 2020 is coming!
Bailey at the Cloth Diaper Podcast is hosting this year's 10th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge near the end of May this year. She has been vigorously working to get everything together, her efforts are incredible! She's adding more topics and more opportunities for involvement! With a green light from Bailey, I put together a... Continue Reading →
COVID-19 & Cloth
Welcome to the CoronaVirus Pandemic. I could rant about the panic is creating a vicious cycle of more panic, the ignorance of both the hyper-paranoid and the indifferent, the selfishness of those hoarding materials from people who truly need to quarantine themselves, but I'll try to refrain from too much complaining. Fact is, supplies are... 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 →
Cloth Diapering in the 60s, The Mommom Interview
If you head over to YouTube, you'll see the video version of this interview! For those who are interested in the questions (and their answers), here is a written summary of those. If you want verbatim responses, though, you'll need to go check out the video! 1. What kind of diapers did you use? She... Continue Reading →
Welcome to 2020! Common Misconceptions of Cloth Diapers
There are a lot of stereotypes, misconceptions, and prejudices tied to cloth diapering: -"Only 'hippies' use cloth diapers." +Okay, well I may like bell-bottoms and gardening *gasp!* but I'm not about to go chain myself to trees or go vegan... cloth diapering parents aren't always the crunchiest people in the world because their decision to... 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 →
What Happened with Buttons?And what happened to me?
(UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM) Buttons Diapers, a brand I often used and had recommended (here and elsewhere), a small company owned by a husband/wife team, Scott & Amy, has been under fire recently. I write about it for a couple reasons, one being that it is a brand I own(ed) and was a brand I... Continue Reading →