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 →
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 →
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 →
Repairing Cloth Diaper Snaps
Snaps: the magic that makes modern cloth diapers easier and one size! While these beasts can be very difficult to break intentionally (I've tried!), every once in a while, you get that one snap in a hundred thousand that is a little odd, broken, or installed incorrectly that requires a repair. In my case,... Continue Reading →
Cleaning the Hook & Loop on Cloth Diapers (aka Velcro®)
Hook & Loop is a wonderful invention, utilizing a combination of tiny plastic hooks and loops to create a strong bond that can easily be attached and removed repeatedly. People often call it by the popular brand that manufactures it, Velcro. In cloth diapering, hook and loop has proven very useful for it's ease-of-use, making cloth... Continue Reading →
How to Use & Care for Wool Covers
If you've seen my YouTube video on Cloth Diapering at Disney, then Goofy butt may look familiar to you! And here it is, (somehow) almost a year later and the Sir still remarkably fits in his Goofy cover! A bout of Hands Foot Mouth Disease struck our home on the anniversary of a previous infestation... Continue Reading →