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When Cloth Diapers Leak Part 2

August 31, 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Rotavirus and Cloth Diapers: What To Do

August 20, 2008

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I’ll be the first to shrug off a stomach bug or fever but when it comes to diarrhea I’m hittin’ the high road…well atleast I’m wishing I could. Not only do you just ache for your poor child and the misery they’re in but secretly you’re wishing you didn’t have to deal with the mess. […]


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How To Sew In The Elastic For Cloth Diapers

July 9, 2008

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Amber of Diaperkits.com has created some great how-to videos on YouTube recently. This video shows you how to use the blind method of sewing in elastic in a fitted cloth diaper. Her sewing machine leaves me speechless. It looks like it can sew the elastic by itself! But I assure you that this can be […]


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