Author Archives | Autumn Beck

About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. Autumn enjoys writing but would choose camping with her family any day!

I Found The Best Natural Laundry Detergent!

May 21, 2008

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Finally! I have found the detergent for all our family’s needs. I really did not think it would be this frustrating and expensive. Until recently I had no reason to find a new detergent. But after seeking allergy tests for my daughter’s eczema on her thighs I discovered that she was allergic to Tide. Removing […]

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Fabric Softener on Cloth Diapers *gasp*

May 17, 2008

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Yes!!! You can do it! I was e.l.a.t.e.d. to discover this. When it comes to adding anything to my laundry routine, I am a chicken to try it on my own. I wait for permission from some other brave cloth diapering mama. Then when it works for her, I dive in. What is it that […]

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Cloth Diapers: No Baby Required

May 14, 2008

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There are so many cute cloth diapering videos on YouTube but this one had me laughing pretty hard. As much as I love cloth diapers, when my children are grown you may find me cloth diapering my poor animals. This mama couldn’t wait to use her cloth diapers and tried them out on her very […]

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Nighttime Diaper Absorbency Test

May 10, 2008

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Everyone always wants to know what the most absorbent diaper is. We currently have a nighttime routine that works perfect for us but I am always interested in diapers that perform well. As my afternoon entertainment, I performed an absorbency test (with 1 child pooping on the floor, another falling face first on the pavement […]

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Pocket Diaper Inserts

May 7, 2008

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A pocket diaper doesn’t work without an insert. Depending on the insert, you could have a very trim diaper or a big bubble butt. Inserts are extremely easy to make, but for those who are sewing-challenged (I’m raising my hand) there are dozens of choices. I have divided the different inserts by the material they […]

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My Top 4 Pocket Cloth Diapers

May 2, 2008

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I have been excited to write about my favorite pocket cloth diapers but had to wait for the arrival of a particular brand I wanted to try. A pocket diaper does not require a cover (there are a few pocket fitted cloth diapers that do). Pocket cloth diapers are sewn on 3 sides with the […]

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Cloth Diapering, So Easy Even a 6 Year Old Can Do It

April 30, 2008

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It is so easy to get down and frustrated with cloth diapers. We complicate everything in our lives and so easily what started out as something fun soon becomes a chore. I keep focused by reminding myself how nasty disposables are and of course by buying cloth diapers that I love to look at (and […]

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Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers

April 26, 2008

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Finally. All the cloth diaper answers you have been looking for ALL IN ONE PLACE! http://www.ultimateguidetoclothdiapers.com This blog has and always will be a place for quick tips and information. The Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers takes this information to it’s deepest levels. No longer will you question what a certain fabric is or wonder […]

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Contest Winner and A Goodmama Diaper

April 25, 2008

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We had some great entries in the contest. Everyone made it SO hard to choose. In fact, picking a winner was a lot harder than I thought it would be. To choose a winner, I looked at who needed it the most (although just about everyone needs it) and who would use it the most. […]

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3 Reasons Why I Chose To Cloth Diaper

April 23, 2008

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While the contest for The Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers is running, I thought I would share with you the reasons I got started with cloth diapers. There are 3 Reasons I Chose To Use Cloth Diapers: Reason #1. Health In October of 2005, my love/hate relationship with cloth diapers began. Switching to cloth diapers […]

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Contest For an Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers

April 18, 2008

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It’s contest time! Post below in the comments why I should choose you to receive a free copy of The Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers. I will then choose a winner next Friday from the comments on this post. I am the only judge, you’re convincing me to pick you as the winner from your […]

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Wetbags

April 16, 2008

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Recently I have been having some wicking (moisture breaking through the waterproof material onto the outside) issues with my Happy Tushies wetbag. I bought the Happy Tushies wetbag last summer and it was the only one I had until last week. Last week I bought the extremely popular Leslie’s Boutique wetbag that I have been […]

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Flat Diapers…No Pins Necessary!

April 11, 2008

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I have been reading about the ease and simplicity of flats and it got me itching for a trial run. I wasn’t sure my interest would last if I ordered them online and had to wait days for them to arrive (that’s my diaper ADD). So I hopped in the car and drove to Target. […]

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My Top 5 Cloth Diaper Covers

April 9, 2008

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NB Proraps: My favorite cover for newborns is a Prorap. Proraps work great over prefolds or fitted diapers and they have a generous umbilical notch. This is a feature that I feel is a must with newborn covers, especially during that first week. The Prorap Classic Diaper Cover is made from a soft polyester knit […]

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An Exclusive Interview With Leslie’s Boutique

April 5, 2008

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Recently I had the opportunity to interview Leslie Oliver, Owner of Leslie’s Boutique. Leslie’s Boutique is one of the fastest growing online stores selling cloth diapers and designer baby clothing. I am honored that she took a few moments from her busy schedule to give us insight into how a mother of 5 runs a […]

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