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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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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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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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Please Stop Me From Ordering Disposable Diapers!

April 20, 2012

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I’m going to be completely transparent with you. I am so frustrated with my cloth diapers!!  If you connect with me on anything know that I am in the trenches with you.  Just because I have this cloth diaper information site, wrote a super detailed cloth diaper book and now have a cloth diaper forum […]


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Scarlet’s Naturals Products Review Plus Giveaway

April 2, 2012

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I have really enjoyed my search for cloth diaper safe products that are also gluten free.  In November 2011, I finally got a diagnosis for the skin rash I had been suffering with for years. It turns out that my rash had a name: Dermatitis Herpetaformis.  DH is, in super layman’s terms, is Celiac’s Disease […]


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The Point of No Return

March 28, 2012

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Guest post by Michelle. An idea was subtly suggested to me by someone a few months ago; to consider stopping the use of cloth diapers because of the time I invest in their cleaning and such. This suggestion was presented not in a negative way but in a sympathetic way, trying to help me find […]


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Simple Effective Ways To Disinfect Cloth Diapers

February 23, 2012

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The other night on Twitter a blog feed popped up that looked to be fabulous.  Once I began to read I knew this information had to be shared with you. The blog post came from Mona of Eco Nuts.  Mona makes most of us look like slackers (just take a look at her bio)! I […]


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How to Pack Cloth Diapers for Long Travel

February 9, 2012

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I spend 80-90% of my time traveling and living in various places around the world for weeks or months in each place with my fourteen month old, and use cloth diapers about 95% of the time.  Especially when we were in India for a month where there is no garbage collection, I felt much better […]


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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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