"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 →
Pocket-Style Cloth Mask (to add a filter to)
Does this already exist anywhere? If so, sorry. I conceptualized this after spending two days trying to figure out an idea and then finally praying for the Lord to help me come up with a means to make a mask with a pocket. This idea hit me like a ton of bricks only minutes after... 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
The Scoop on Poop
Allow me to preface by stating the obvious before someone complains about that which should be apparent in the title: this article is about poop. I'm going to talk about poop... more than any human being probably should. And while I will spare you from disgusting real pictures of poop, there are still graphic illustrations.... Continue Reading →