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Cloth Diaper Safe Fabric Softener? Why yes… there is!

January 20, 2014

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My inserts were crunchy! The fitteds were standing on their own! Oh, and the wipes?? Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to use them too much on a runny nose. And then I found out that it’s OK to use certain kinds of fabric softeners on my cloth diapers. Autumn at All About Cloth Diapers […]


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How to use Buncha Farmers Stain Remover (Including Review)

January 10, 2014

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I was introduced to one of my favorite products ever through cloth diapering. But I don’t only use it for cloth diapers.  It’s Buncha Farmers Stain Remover! This little stain stick works like magic on stains. It makes them disappear! I know, I know. That sounded corny. But I mean it. This little stick really […]


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

January 8, 2014

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I recently brought up OxyClean 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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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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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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Rinse Wash Rinse Dry Do a Little Dance

September 12, 2013

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Sometimes the stubborn spontaneous me will resist routine. I have successfully convinced myself that if I say I have a routine I will somehow be classified as boring. Although I won’t say I have a routine anyone who looks at my daily life will plainly see that it varies little from day to day. Routine? […]


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Thirsties NEW Wet Bag and Pail Liner Giveaway

August 28, 2013

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Thirsties is launching two new products today and honestly I can’t believe it took this long! Some may say “who needs another wet bag?” Well, me.  I love wet bags and use them for many things besides wet diapers. I like the convenience of having one handy at all times.  I have one on the […]


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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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How I Wash My Cloth Diapers

March 18, 2013

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When it comes to washing cloth diapers you have either figured out a wash routine or are currently struggling to find one. By far the #1 topic I am asked to help with is how to wash cloth diapers.  I’m going to lay out a simple Q&A for my wash routine.  I pray this helps […]


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Charlie Banana Diaper and Detergent Giveaway

November 27, 2012

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Charlie Banana is a company I work with and recommend often.  I’ve always had excellent customer service and Charlie Banana pocket cloth diapers are listed on the My Recommendations page. I’ve used Charlie Banana pockets on tall skinny kids and tall chunky kids.  On both I get a good trim fit even with 2 inserts. […]


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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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4 Things Needed to Cloth Diaper Successfully part 2

November 2, 2012

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In Part 1 I showed you how to choose what type of cloth diapers to buy and my favorite way to store dirty cloth diapers- in a wetbag. As a safe recommendation for most parents I suggested pocket cloth diapers. This is a good starting point for most new to cloth diapers. You can use […]


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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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I Cried When It Died Now I Find Joy

July 24, 2012

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It’s 2012, and the sad reality is I have a full-blown addiction to modern convenience. Sure, I talk about living off the land and abandoning most inventions of the last 200 years, but the truth is I’d have a hard time adjusting to this reality. Two weeks ago my dryer died. I cried. How pathetic […]


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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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