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Cloth Diaper Mysteries Solved! Wicking, Stripping and PUL

May 14, 2012

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I cloth diapered for more than a year before I had a decent comprehension of certain cloth diaper terms.  The most mysterious ones for me were wicking, PUL and stripping. Is wicking good or bad? Do I say P-U-L or pull? Stripping?  What the heck?   Wicking is so simple you’ll kick yourself. Is it […]


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How to Cloth Diaper Your Baby For $200

April 18, 2012

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For this post I’m going to suggest options other than prefolds and homemade cloth diapers.  Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to use cloth diapers and now you get to shop. BUT, you only have $200 and that’s all you can squeeze out of your money tree. No problem. $200 is plenty to purchase the necessary […]


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Saving Money with Cloth Diapers

March 26, 2012

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Guest post by Amber Roy. Cloth diaper users say it all the time, “cloth saves money.”  But in reality, the cost of cloth can add up quickly.  If you have decided to use cloth to cut costs, here are the best ways to save money: Don’t go overboard buying diapers We all enjoy getting a […]


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A Directory of Newborn Cloth Diaper Rental Programs

March 21, 2012

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Congratulations on the upcoming birth or new arrival of your baby!  There is no greater blessing than a precious newborn. No doubt you are overwhelmed with all the choices you are faced with.  How you diaper your baby DOES matter. If you have shopped newborn cloth diapers and have sticker-shock, I have good news!  You […]


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Cloth Diaper Q&A Vol 8: Hybrids and Budget

January 16, 2012

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Autumn, I am just starting to research cloth diapering, and this post has been a HUGE help! Your website is great!! I’ve been trying to convince my husband why we should do it before our daughter was born, and now that our disposables are running out from the shower, I think it’s time to try […]


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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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5 Simple Steps To Begin Cloth Diapering

October 12, 2011

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If you are just beginning to research the modern world of cloth diapers you are no doubt overwhelmed. I have written extensively on how to cloth diaper from every aspect but compiling it all together can be confusing to the new reader. Below I will very briefly lay out steps to take to begin cloth […]


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Cloth Diaper Q&A What to Buy for a Newborn

September 6, 2011

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Jordynn is years ahead of where I was when I was expecting my first child. Way to go! Here is her question for today’s Cloth Diaper Q&A: Hi, I am a first time mom and am considering cloth diapering my son. He will be here in about three months, so I am trying to get […]


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What the heck is the RDIA?

August 9, 2011

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No, not RDA as in recommended daily allowance, although I should probably check that out too.  But, RDIA. RDIA= Real Diaper Industry Association The RDIA was founded in August 2008, and is made up of cloth diaper retailers, manufacturers, diaper services, small manufacturers (the WAHMs slaving over the kitchen table), diaper information services (like me!), […]


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Scared to Make the Leap Into Cloth Diapers

July 29, 2011

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This post was generously sponsored by Pico Boo Baby! Thank you!   Cloth Diaper Q & A Volume 6 Robin asks: (bolded areas are my emphasis and will be addressed below) I am still not sure about using cloth diapers. I am going to potty train my 22 month old and would like to use […]


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The 5 Ws of Cloth Diapers

June 10, 2011

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When I was growing up and asked my parents if I could go do something they always asked who, what, when, where and why.  The hardest was always why. My husband and I believe that having a firm why to everything you do is vital.  Not understanding why you do something leaves you open to […]


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The Thrift Store Cloth Diaper Project

May 26, 2011

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The Thrift Store Cloth Diaper Project…by Tara Dukaczewicz I am not a thrifty person. I aspire to frugality and I love to read about frugal people. I admire their ability to buy groceries with a folder full of coupons and save fifty dollars on their bill. But that’s not me, and when I bought my […]


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How to Sew Cloth Diapers For Those in Need

May 11, 2011

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You may recall Kelly’s winning entry in the “Tell Me Your Cloth Diaper Story” contest entitled Kelly’s Cloth Diaper Story Became a Project. After posting her story, Kelly was inundated with requests on how to help her with her project.  Many of you asked us both how you could start up your own project serving […]


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Your Cloth Diaper Stories Inspire Me!

March 18, 2011

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You guys are amazing! Things have been crazy around my house this week… First, Sterling began potty training.  Unexpectedly, which left me feeling a little overwhelmed by his “bigness”.  Day one went as you might expect, a few successes and a few messes.  Day two was going awesome and then the stomach bug hit him. […]


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Cloth Diaper Q & A Volume 1

December 4, 2010

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I get dozens of questions via email and comments daily. I try my best to answer them promptly but sometimes life gets in the way and days go by. In an effort to allow you to help each other and to give more attention to these great questions, I am starting a new series. Cloth […]


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