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How to Sew a Cloth Diaper Cover

January 26, 2009

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Elizabeth of Spindle to Sashes briefly shows us how to sew a cloth diaper cover in this tutorial.  Although not highly detailed it provides us with a starting point. Spindletosashes.com offers more than a dozen instantly downloadable patterns from nursing covers to cloth diapers and covers to crib sheets. But, if you don’t need the […]


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Happy Birthday, Paisley! Cloth Diaper Journey

December 15, 2008

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I cannot believe my baby is 2 today!  It seems much more surreal with the 3rd than it did with the older 2.  Where did the time go? Throughout these two years I have gone through many many changes in Paisley’s cloth diaper stash.  Some of them necessitated by allergies or lifestyle changes, others out […]


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Bumkins Cloth Diapers: A Pleasant Surprise

November 5, 2008

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Two weeks ago I opened my front door to find a big square box from Bumkins. I was so excited that it had arrived and in a fancy box! It was like Christmas! I had agreed to give the Bumkins cloth diapering systems a try although I had made the assumption that they weren’t going […]


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Bulletproof Nighttime Covers

October 28, 2008

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No one wants their baby to wake up with soaked sheets or for that matter soaked sheets on your bed!  Finding a cover that works best for your baby can be such a challenge though.  For many, a Thirsties cover works just fine.  Yet others require something substantially more bulletproof. We have gone through many […]


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Winter Woolies Part 2

October 23, 2008

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If interlock and knit/crochet are too hard to get or are out of your budget there are still more options.  There are tons of WAHMs that can turn an old wool sweater into the cutest pair of longies for your little one.  Recycled wool longies are substantially less expensive and work just as well as […]


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It’s Time For Yummy Winter Woolies Part 1

October 21, 2008

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For most of you cold weather has arrived!  To a Texan like me as we reach nightly lows in the 50s I’m reaching for the longies.  Brrr…lol. Despite the fact that Paisley is a full time pocket wearer I still can’t resist the warmth and complete cute factor of a pair of longies.  Not to […]


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How To Make Cloth Diapers

August 30, 2008

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When there’s a hole, tear, missing button, or item that needs hemming I’m on it. The simple sewing tasks don’t intimidate me however, making a cloth diaper seems out of my league. Of course that was before I discovered the dozens of websites explaining in great detail how to sew anything from an all-in-one, fitted, […]


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Did You Know You Can Buy Cloth Diapers At Costco?

July 26, 2008

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Costco has always been one of my favorite places to shop, now I love it even more. Now available online and in-store (not sure about all stores or selection) are Bumkins All-In-Ones, Bumkins Bamboo fitteds and Bumkins Covers. Bumkins All-In-One Diaper Bundle 6-pack with 6 Diaper Inserts: Bumkins All In Ones are not a top […]


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Why You Should Use Wool In The Summer

June 25, 2008

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Wool, like bamboo, is a natural fiber that has a tremendous amount of positive qualities especially when used as a diaper cover. However, if you are not familiar with wool you are probably saying, “Isn’t wool scratchy?” or “There’s no way I could use wool in the Texas summer.” But, you would be wrong. Prior […]


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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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How To Cloth Diaper A Newborn

March 25, 2008

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Making the choice to cloth diaper your precious baby soon to arrive is a wonderful gift. Already you are putting your baby’s health first no matter what it requires of you. The good news is it doesn’t really require that much more of you and you are saving yourself time and energy. Cloth diapering a […]


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Cloth Diapers at Night, Dry Sheets in the Morning

March 18, 2008

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Talk to any cloth diapering mom and they all agree that the biggest obstacle is how to cloth diaper at night and not wake up in a puddle of pee. Yes, it’s going to take some trial and error ? But it doesn’t mean you have to resort to disposable diapers. Disposable diapers leak, bulge, […]


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