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A Different Way to Fold Flat Cloth Diapers

July 10, 2011


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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Smashing Watermelons During the Flats Handwashing Challenge

June 2, 2011


Guest post by Samantha H. “Why should my washer get all the smelly goodness of my scented Rockin’ Green?!” Ok, so that wasn’t the FIRST thing that popped into my head when I decided to take the Flats and Hand washing Challenge this week. Although when I contemplated the hand washing part, I most certainly […]

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The Thrift Store Cloth Diaper Project

May 26, 2011


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


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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How to Fold a Flat Cloth Diaper Origami Style

January 29, 2011


The simplest and most old-school way of cloth diapering your baby is using a square or flat diaper.  There are many benefits to using flat cloth diapers: cheap easy to wash and dry trim less buildup and stink problems travel easy Here is a video demonstrating how to fold a flat cloth diaper using the […]

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Does Funk Rock Really Work?

December 5, 2010


Since June of this year I have been blogging and Facebooking about my extreme annoyance with ammonia. In June, I asked are “Ammonia cloth diapers burning your baby?” That post is where I talked about RLR. I tried it, it worked for a little while and then I was right back where I started. In […]

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Cloth Diaper Q & A Volume 1

December 4, 2010


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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Preparing to cloth diaper a newborn

November 16, 2010


Preparing for a newborn is the fun balance to all the nausea, frequent peeing and braxton hicks that go with pregnancy. No matter how uncomfortable I am it seems I can always move a piece of furniture if it has to do with the baby. And fold laundry?! No fun in that unless it’s itty […]

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Cloth Diapers at a Baby Shower

September 14, 2010


We all love baby showers, whether it’s for someone else or we’re the guest of honor.  Besides the cake (which is my favorite part of any gathering :) ), there’s the fun of gifts! How can you ensure that disposable diapers aren’t given to you by the bushel-full? Here are the steps to follow: 1) […]

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When Cloth Diapers Leak Part 2

August 31, 2010


On Friday, I began this series (When Cloth Diapers Leak Part 1) by discussing 4 causes of cloth diaper leaks.  To remind you, here is the list: Poor fit. Soaker material vs. pee speed incompatibility. Poor construction of the diaper. Heavy Wetter. Over saturation. Compression leaks. Repelling either from rash cream or fabric softener (& […]

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When Cloth Diapers Leak Part 1

August 27, 2010


Questions and comments always seem to come in groups. One week it’s rashes, the next it’s cloth diapering a newborn.  Recently, I’ve had a string of questions dealing with leaking. Leaking is no fun- ever. It never fails that your child is dressed for church or a play date in the cutest outfit, then you […]

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Make your own cloth diapers. Really!

July 7, 2010


This is a guest post written by a reader of All About Cloth Diapers. Did you know that you can make your own diapers? Really!  If you are even slightly handy with a sewing machine you shouldn’t have much trouble at all picking it up. I have even heard of ladies that taught themselves to […]

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Washing Cloth Diapers in a Front Loader

May 17, 2010


I anticipated much struggle.  I’ve read the bazillions of stories of moms saying they wish they had a top loader just for their cloth diapers. I went back and forth over whether to buy a TL or FL when my old-trusty died. In the end, a FL made more sense (and they looked prettier :) […]

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What Does The Perfect Cloth Diaper Look Like?

February 8, 2010


I’ve tried dozens and dozens of different cloth diaper brands.  Most have at least one feature that is just right but the other features disappoint. If I could design the perfect cloth diaper what would it look like? Here are my favorite features from cloth diapers I have used: Softbums toggle rise adjustment.  Genius. No […]

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How to Sew a Cloth Diaper Cover

January 26, 2009


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. 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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