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!

The Prefold I Really Like and I Used It At Night!

July 17, 2012

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I’m not a prefold user nor have I ever been. There are several reasons why including: most of my children don’t like feeling wet, they aren’t as absorbent as I like a diaper to be and they require more work to put on. All of these reasons, of course, are easily remedied and are merely […]

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Do You Have This Potty Training Fear? Fear no more!

July 10, 2012

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When I think of potty training my children my mind goes one place, “I’ll never leave the house!” I hate the thought of going somewhere and hearing that little voice say they need to go potty. When you live in the country there are no quick trips to town.  A 30 minute trip for a […]

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Abby’s Lane Hopscotch Continues!

July 7, 2012

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Have you been having fun?  I bet you never took this long to get through a game of hopscotch before. Well, your back at square 3 and almost there!!! If you are just joining the game that’s great.  All the details are laid out below. Abby’s Lane, a huge cloth diaper and baby carrier retailer, […]

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Show Me Your Precious Faces! Family Photo Link Up

July 5, 2012

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A rare event occurred July 4th, 2012. A family picture containing 2 adults and 5 children was snapped and everyone was looking at the camera. This happens maybe once a year for us. I cherish every family photo we have, as I’m sure you do as well. Families are constantly changing and photos are a […]

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Every Dad’s Diaper Nightmare

June 25, 2012

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Last Thursday I flew to Orlando for a women’s conference.  I had mixed emotions about leaving my precious 5 children but I knew that my husband was more than competent to care for them. Aside from the periodic emotional breakdowns from missing mommy, I hear the kids did just fine.  Not sure if that makes […]

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Let Us Talk About The Elephants In The Room

June 18, 2012

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With cloth diapers there isn’t just one elephant.  There are many. Let’s tackle a few of them. Detergent Everyone wants to rave about their favorite WAHM brand.  But, what if you use a mainstream brand?  Do you cower when someone crunchy asks you what you use on your cloth diapers? You should never cower over […]

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Will Bac-Out Void Your Cloth Diaper Warranty?

June 13, 2012

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I recently had a reader ask if she could use Bac-Out on her Grasshopper and bumGenius Elemental cloth diapers. Since I am always promoting the use of Bac-Out I feel it is my duty to put in some time researching the warranty information of several cloth diaper brands. My rating of Okay or Not Okay […]

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I Found A Cure For the Unmotivated, Funky Slump

June 8, 2012

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If there was ever someone in a funk it’s me. I refer to my brain in two parts: the smart brain and the emotional brain. My smart brain knows I am being selfish and that I have a choice whether I yell at the kids or not. My emotional brain feels the constant nausea, exhaustion […]

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When Is The Last Time You Played Hopscotch?

June 7, 2012

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It hasn’t been too terribly long since I drew a chalk hopscotch on the driveway for the kids.  Of course, I had to show them how it’s done! Abby’s Lane, a huge cloth diaper and baby carrier retailer, has invited you to play hopscotch and enter to win a $25 gift certificate and Ergo Petunia […]

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Is This The Perfect Cloth Diaper?

June 3, 2012

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I have been using cloth diapers since October of 2005.  In the last 6 1/2 years I have been privileged to use more brands than I can count. You’ve rejoiced with me when I discovered the greatness of bum Genius Elementals (then called Organics), Grasshopper Diapers, Rumparooz, Ragababe and sustainablebabyish (and a few others) and […]

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7 Things I Wish I Knew About Cloth Diapers

June 1, 2012

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When you begin to learn about the world of cloth diapers it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the options.  While options are a good thing they leave you asking which is best. Unfortunately, that isn’t an easy question to answer.  But, I can give you some tips I have learned over the last […]

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Join The Balm In An Eco Challenge and Win

May 29, 2012

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THinc. (Taylor House inc.) is the parent company of the amazing diaper rash cream *The* BALM!.  THinc is committed to using only the highest quality, all natural and organic ingredients. In addition to excellent ingredients they use only attractive and infinitely recyclable glass bottles or recycled aluminum containers for their product packaging. For two days […]

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Cloth Diaper Q&A: Cloth Diapering a Newborn

May 27, 2012

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On the All About Cloth Diapers’ forum, Caitlin asked a fabulous set of questions. Hello everyone! I’m new to CDing, and my husband and I are expecting our first in September. Autumn, I have read through your cloth diaper book, and think that I may just be a little overwhelmed by all of the info. […]

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Come See All the Pretty Colors and Prints Released Recently!

May 22, 2012

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Sometimes the old cloth diaper stash gets boring and you need a splash of bright fun prints to liven it up. The newly released cloth diapers I’m going to list will certainly do just that! TOTS BOTS EASY FIT: This cloth diaper underwent a major makeover.  The inside is now a plush minky that provides […]

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The Snake Fits In A Queen Sized Bed. For real

May 17, 2012

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“The Snake” is what my husband calls my pregnancy pillow. Last night, my Leachco All Nighter was set free from the big black trash bag it has been shoved in for the last year and a half. I’ll give you a minute to head over and read My #1 Pregnancy Must Have from September 2010…run…go […]

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