Archive | November, 2011

An Excellent Gift Idea Plus Hints on HUGE Giveaways!

November 28, 2011

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As cloth diapering parents we are always looking for ways to encourage friends and loved ones to give cloth diapers a try.  There’s only so much we can say before they turn a deaf ear and roll their eyes. But, what if you could give them a basic, easy to read, fact-filled book that would […]

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Imagine Me Practicing EC – Part 1

November 26, 2011

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Today’s post is written by Michelle Barber from New Mercies.  Chances are if you are cloth diapering you have heard of the practice of Elimination Communication (EC). Simply stated by Wikipedia, “Elimination Communication (EC) is a toilet training practice in which a caregiver uses timing, signals, cues and intuition to respond to an infant’s need […]

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Cloth Diaper Sales

November 21, 2011

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All banners are linked to store sites. This post will be updated throughout the week! Bookmark the page for quick reference. Happy Shopping! Sale goes Friday 11/25 -Monday 11/28. Use the coupon code GOBBLEMFD20 for 20% off their entire order of in-stock items (excluding shipping). The code can be used at: www.monkeyfootdesigns.com -or- http://www.etsy.com/shop/monkeyfootdesigns TEASER:  […]

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Feeling Dumb. Walmart’s Reusable Diapers. Thanksgiving. Black Friday.

November 18, 2011

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Remember my recent post about cloth wipes?? Well I’ve been using cloth wipes since I wrote that post, just like I committed to doing. And now I feel dumb. It is so much better and so much easier and the smell is lovely. I am very grateful for the peri bottle suggestion.  Ingenious, I tell […]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Safe for Cloth Diapers

November 15, 2011

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Keeping expenses low is a priority for many cloth diapering parents.  After all, for many, saving money is the reason they chose to cloth diaper. One quick way to blow the budget is to overspend on detergents that promise a lot and under-perform.  Even if many detergents are worth the price, most families don’t have […]

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How To Stuff A Pocket Cloth Diaper

November 12, 2011

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Pocket cloth diapers are a highly versatile system.  A pocket cloth diaper contains a pocket whereby you “stuff” the amount of desired absorbency into the opening.  You may choose to use 1 insert creating a very trim cloth diaper option.  By adding 2 inserts you are adding a bit more bulk (still fairly trim) and […]

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What’s On Your Fridge? Mine Has Compassion

November 9, 2011

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Kim of Dirty Diaper Laundry prompted fellow bloggers with the question What’s on Your Fridge? Before we moved this Memorial Day I had a fridge covered with stuff. Lots of it. But, now that I am living in my dream home with a dream kitchen, I keep the fridge clean.  Think I’m mean? You better […]

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Why Do I Hate Cloth Wipes?

November 7, 2011

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Disposable wipes are the thorn in my side. Everything else created solely for convenience is easy for me to ignore (doesn’t mean I don’t still use them from time to time, like paper plates). Yet, I can’t escape the grip of the disposable wipe.  They are easy, they are ready to go, they are portable, […]

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2011 Diaper Awards Voting Is Open!

November 3, 2011

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I love awards! Actually, I really love the glamor that goes along with award shows.  I’m thinking there won’t be $20,000 dresses gracing a red carpet when the winners are announced for this ceremony. Recently, I shared with you that Padded Tush Stats is one of the blogs I frequent.  Tara is hosting the 2011 […]

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Cloth Diaper Q&A: What are the best inserts?

November 1, 2011

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Pocket cloth diapers are an extremely versatile system.  You can pretty much make any pocket, inexpensive or pricey, nighttime worthy.  It all comes down to the inserts you choose. My slam dunk nighttime insert combo is 2 microfiber inserts (either 2 single inserts or a 6r soaker) with 2 Hemp Babies underneath. I’ve used this […]

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