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Umm…Yes, You Should Clean Your Washing Machine! I’ll Show You How.

May 19, 2014

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The other day I was attempting to help an All About Cloth Diapers fan with her laundry issues. I was thinking that the diapers weren’t getting clean enough in the wash and were resulting in rashes. Turns out we had similar washing machines. I took a picture of what my diapers looked like during the […]

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Guide to Prepping Cloth Diapers

April 28, 2014

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Prepping is so important! This is because it is the process that allows your cloth diapers to reach their full absorbency. Prepping also rinses away residues from natural fibers that can deposit on other diapers and cause repelling (which means leaks). Oddly enough, most companies don’t include prepping instructions with new cloth diapers. A little work […]

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How To Remove Just About Any Stain From a Cloth Diaper: a step-by-step guide

April 9, 2014

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I know that there are people out there that could care less if one of their cloth diapers has a stain. Not me, I like to keep mine stain free because I never know when I will need to whip out a cloth diaper to show a layman how awesome they are! It’s not as […]

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The Three D’s of Poo Removal: Diaper Sprayer, Dunk and Swish and Disposable Liners!

April 4, 2014

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We have definitely crossed into the land of toddler poo. A much different place than exclusively breastfed island and starting solids peninsula! If you have other children you know what to expect. But if this is your first, you might be in for a rude awakening. In the early days, when your little one is exclusively […]

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My Three Favorite Homemade Wipes Solution Recipes!

March 31, 2014

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I often suggest that to make cloth diapering successful, you need to keep things as simple as possible. For me…keeping it simple means I use a concentrate like Lusa Baby Wipe Juice, mix it with water and add to a spray bottle. Viola! I have wipes solution! Not to mention that one bottle makes enough […]

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A Few Tips on Sewing Your Own Cloth Diapers from Babyville Boutique

March 12, 2014

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You want to sew your own cloth diapers? That’s awesome! I want to help, I really do…but I cannot even get a button sewn on right! So I enlisted a little help from someone that actually knows what they are doing to give you a few great tips and get you started off in the right […]

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5 Simple Steps That Can Help to PREVENT Ammonia Issues

March 10, 2014

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People are always asking what to do about ammonia problems. You know… that stink that burns your eyes! The little red bum that breaks your heart to see! I myself struggled with ammonia for a while. Like anything, it is super frustrating to see your little baby in any pain at all, even just a rash. […]

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Buying and Selling Cloth Diapers Part 1 … A few things to look out for.

February 21, 2014

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This time of year (tax season) brings a renewed spirit to the B/S/T sites (Buy, Sell, Trade in case you were wondering!) Things tend to be really slow around the holidays because everyone seems to be saving their money for presents, among other things! Now that it is all over and tax refunds are on their way […]

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Want to save some money? Learn how to get those cloth diapers dry faster!

February 19, 2014

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Many of us started cloth diapering to save money. Even though I fell off that wagon long ago (mostly due to the soft spot I have for Ragababe, my favorite cloth diaper! I may own way more than a few.) I still want to be able to save money where I can…even if it’s only […]

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Love your Velcro Cloth diapers but hate the issues with them? Then you need to check this out!

January 23, 2014

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The other day I asked everyone on Facebook which they prefered: Snaps or Aplix? There were a good many people that said they loved snaps. But quite a few of those people added it was because of a few issues they had with Aplix. Before we get into why we are here today…. I would […]

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I’m not afraid to say I use Tide and OxiClean

January 8, 2014

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I recently brought up OxiClean on the All About Cloth Diapers Facebook page. And oh boy, did we get a big response. I wanted to know how people felt about using it. Is it a big no no? Or do many moms secretly get their cloth diapers squeaky clean by using it? There was an […]

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Cloth Diaper FAQs for a Natural Homekeeping Facebook Group

October 22, 2013

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I was recently asked if I could offer my cloth diaper advice in a new Facebook group called Natural Homekeeping and Cloth Diaper Care. Although I’m not able to be present to answer questions that often I was able to answer questions for their FAQ document. I invite you to check out the group if […]

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The Horrible, Stinky, No Good, Very Bad Diapers

August 23, 2013

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{guest post} Remember me talking about Zachary’s rash? And the stinky diapers? I thought I had fixed it. But it turns out I was WRONG. Oh, boy was I wrong! Every morning I was reminded just how wrong I was. I would literally have tears running down my face while I would change his morning […]

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13 Most Commonly Asked Cloth Diaper Questions

June 20, 2013

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Over the last 5 years I have received thousands of questions from readers.  Not surprisingly many of them are the same questions. Sometimes you need answers to the truly annoying problems, but other times you just want a handy tip or favorite list.  Many of you also send me questions not related to cloth diapers […]

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Rehab Your Diapers or Donate Them to Those In Need?

May 20, 2013

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Most cloth diapers are built tough and can withstand the most brutal of toddler use.  But, occasionally an injury occurs.  A broken snap, busted elastic or velcro loses its stickiness. There are those who will donate these “GUC” diapers or sell for a substantially lower price. (GUC= good used condition.  This would include diapers that […]

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