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The Horrible, Stinky, No Good, Very Bad Diapers

August 23, 2013


{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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


This is a post that was originally published in 2012. However, it is a highly viewed post so I make sure that it is always up to date. The last update was done 6/2015. Here are some common laundry additives and methods to disinfect. Chlorine Bleach: Chlorine bleach is a common disinfectant. The downside is […]

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