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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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What Is RLR and How To Make A Cheap Substitute

November 12, 2012

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What is RLR? I get this question often usually in response to my recommendation to use it. RLR is a laundry additive, not a detergent.  It is phosphate and perfume free and helps to bind to the buildup in your diapers (minerals, detergent or ammonia gunk) and strip them.  After using RLR you will notice […]

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Babyville Boutique Celebrates 1 Year With a Giveaway!

October 11, 2012

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Article written by guest author Ellie Joos. Babyville Boutique is 1 Year Old and to celebrate, we want to give one lucky reader of All About Cloth Diapers a special gift of products for sewing diapers and other baby items from these adorable fabrics and matching accessories! We have been busy this past year and […]

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How Do I Know What Type Of Wool To Buy?

October 2, 2012

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Entering into the world of cloth diapers is overwhelming.  But, after a month or two you get the hang of the lingo and your fast on your way to amassing way too many diapers. Then you hit a wall. Wool. What’s the point? What are my child’s measurements?  What type of wool do I need […]

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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 Convince A Daycare to Use Cloth Diapers

May 7, 2012

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This is a wonderfully, equipping guest post written by Linda Auge.   After reading it, I felt completely confident in my ability to “win the sale”! Being a Military Mom has many challenges, one of which is moving every couple years.  This means finding a new day care provider for my Little Ones as we move […]

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Simple Effective Ways To Disinfect Cloth Diapers

February 23, 2012

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This is a post that was originally published in 2012. However, it is a highly viewed post so I make sure that it is always up to date. The last update was done 6/2015. Here are some common laundry additives and methods to disinfect. Chlorine Bleach: Chlorine bleach is a common disinfectant. The downside is […]

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How To Wash Cloth Diapers In A Foreign Country

February 2, 2012

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The following guest post was written by Gypsy Momma I have used cloth diapers about 90% of the time since my now fourteen month old daughter was born. I also spend 80-90% traveling internationally with my baby for my own and my husband’s work and for leisure to places such as Paraguay, South Africa, Lebanon, […]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Safe for Cloth Diapers

November 15, 2011

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Keeping expenses low is a priority for many cloth diapering parents.  After all, for many, saving money is the reason they chose to cloth diaper. One quick way to blow the budget is to overspend on detergents that promise a lot and under-perform.  Even if many detergents are worth the price, most families don’t have […]

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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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Dirty Jobs: Four Ways to Deal with Cloth Diaper Poop

October 5, 2011

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Guest post by Jessica Bruds I’ve gotten pretty good at convincing my friends/family members about the benefits of using cloth versus disposable diapers. Cloth diapers are safer than disposables made from plastics and other hard to pronounce chemicals, better for the environment, and when you combine the cost savings this would appear to be a […]

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Cloth Diaper Kits Coming To JoAnns, Hancocks and Hobby Lobby!

August 18, 2011

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This is really awesome! I’m pumped…and I don’t sew! Just the fact that cloth diapers are becoming more and more accessible to EVERYONE makes me giddy! The kits are the design of Babyville Boutique (Ellie Joos and Jean Kievlan). **CORRECTION*** There are no kits, all of the items are sold in separate packages so the […]

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A Different Way to Fold Flat Cloth Diapers

July 10, 2011

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I’ve recently added flats to my cloth diaper stash and I’m quite enjoying using them. The origami fold has been my fold of choice.  But, I don’t love this fold.  I always end up with this weird extra fabric in the back that isn’t necessary. FYI, I don’t do my origami fold with precision so […]

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