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Three Interesting Things You May Not Know About Cloth Diapers, 2nd Edition

July 9, 2014

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It’s Fun Fact…Wednesday…I actually meant to do this on a Friday. As parents, I’m sure you can all appreciate it when I say you just gotta go with the flow sometimes! I have been digging and searching to bring you new things that you may not know about cloth diapers and the mysteries that sometimes […]


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Three Interesting Things You May Not Know About Cloth Diapers

May 16, 2014

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I was asking around in our All About Cloth Diapers private Facebook group for post inspiration ideas. Kind of went like this: If you’re new…what do you want to know? I guess I’m on the right track because a few of the questions that came up are posts that I’m already working on; overnight diapering, wool, […]


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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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Why oh why are my diapers leaking?!? You’ll be surprised, there might be a simple solution!

February 3, 2014

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There is always a lot of talk about detergent buildup, wicking, and delamination. While these things can be very real, troublesome issues, the answer is sometimes simpler. Two questions you need to ask yourself before you worry about those other things are: Does this diaper fit right? And Am I using enough absorbency? Sophia is […]


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When and How to Strip Your Diapers

December 21, 2013

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It can be frustrating to take extra steps in the care of cloth diapers. Our clothes hardly ever require anything outside the normal detergent. Cloth diapers, however, consist of several layers of fabric and are always being peed and pooped in. How do you know if you need to strip your diapers and what exactly […]


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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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Stinky Baby Boy and a Stubborn Rash

May 14, 2013

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{guest post} I have had the pleasure of cloth diapering all of my children at one point in their lives. My oldest, Sydney, was cloth diapered using a diaper service in the spring of 2009 when she was 22 months old, this didn’t end well and we were back in disposables about 6 weeks later. […]


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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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An Open Letter to Natural Detergent Makers

September 4, 2012

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Dear Natural Detergent Makers, Thank you for the countless hours you have spent testing and retesting different detergent formulas all in an effort to produce a product safe for family and environment.  Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. As a matter of fact, the market seems to be inundated with amateur chemists cranking out their […]


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Let Us Talk About The Elephants In The Room

June 18, 2012

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With cloth diapers there isn’t just one elephant.  There are many. Let’s tackle a few of them. Detergent Everyone wants to rave about their favorite WAHM brand.  But, what if you use a mainstream brand?  Do you cower when someone crunchy asks you what you use on your cloth diapers? You should never cower over […]


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Will Bac-Out Void Your Cloth Diaper Warranty?

June 13, 2012

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I recently had a reader ask if she could use Bac-Out on her Grasshopper and bumGenius Elemental cloth diapers. Since I am always promoting the use of Bac-Out I feel it is my duty to put in some time researching the warranty information of several cloth diaper brands. My rating of Okay or Not Okay […]


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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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What is Your Biggest Problem With Cloth Diapers

April 26, 2012

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If only there was a parenting choice…or any choice…that didn’t have problems. Alas, everything we do involves some sort of troubleshooting at one point or another. Recently, I’ve shared with you the sore Camden had. All of your dozens and dozens and dozens of suggestions meant a lot to me.  Praise God, he did not […]


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Thank You for Loving Me Plus A Photo of the Sore

April 21, 2012

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I am completely overwhelmed by your kind words and support.  To know that you care and are willing to share your experiences is humbling. I wanted to post a picture of Camden’s sore to better explain what it looks like.  Today there is improvement but as you can see is still very much a problem. […]


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