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What is your biggest issue with cloth diapers?

April 2, 2009

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I’m a mom just like you.  I am busy, my to-do list is way too long, there is always someone needing something, I hardly have time for a shower, and I can never catch up on laundry.  So the last thing I need is cloth diaper problems. One problem that I can’t stand is stink!  […]


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How To Wash Cloth Diapers

March 6, 2009

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How many ways can you rehash this arguement??  Oh, a million and one! But no matter how many posts I write, washing cloth diapers remains the most asked about and commented on topic. Here is a list of posts I have done in regards to washing/stripping cloth diapers: Washing Cloth Diapers Fabric Softener on Cloth […]


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Overwhelmed? Cloth Diapers 101

January 5, 2009

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I love the story my pastor tells about Vince Lombardi.  After the Packers had lost 3 or 4 games in a row, Vince meets with his players in the locker room, holds up the football and says, “This is a football.” Mamas, I’m starting at the basics today.  I have been guilty of getting side-tracked […]


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My Favorite Laundry Detergent for Cloth Diapers

December 18, 2008

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When it comes to cloth diapering, washing is the number one sand trap.  I’ve seen moms who’ve been cloth diapering for years suddenly panic over their washing routine. If I had a dime for every washing combination out there I’d certainly be able to afford an entire stash of Goodmamas! After 3 years of washing […]


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How Should You Dry Your Cloth Diapers?

December 2, 2008

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I don’t take the things I find simple for granted anymore. The enormous amount of emails I get tells me that there are no black and white topics when it comes to cloth diapering. One specific question that has come up lately is whether it is good for your diapers to dry in the dryer. […]


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Cloth Diapers and Water Usage

November 25, 2008

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Making the decision to cloth diaper is a huge accomplishment.  What seems like an obvious choice for every family often goes undiscovered by the majority of the population.  Ask most young adults any question about cloth diapers and the only response you’ll get is perhaps one that includes “rubber pants, pins, and a square cloth.”  […]


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How I Use Bac-Out

November 11, 2008

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There are always tons of questions when it comes to washing cloth diapers, removing stink, and how to use laundry additives.  Like most of you, we were plagued by the dreaded stinky diapers even when supposedly clean.  I had read about Bac-Out by Biokleen and gave it a shot. At first I used Bac-Out in […]


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To Wet or Dry Pail It…That Is The Question

October 18, 2008

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I have always used a dry pail.  Even written about how I would never use a wet pail.  Until now. The stinkiness just got to be too much.  My husband and oldest daughter complained incessantly about the smell of Paisley’s diapers.  Haley (my oldest) was always calling for me to change Paisley’s “stinky pee” when […]


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Performance Update: Laundry Ball and Zorb

October 10, 2008

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I’ve recently received a number of emails wondering how the Laundry Ball and Zorb are performing after repeated uses. The Laundry Ball: When I first received the the Laundry Ball I was amazed at its ability to remove odors. I could wash a load of diapers with nothing but Oxyclean and they came out smelling […]


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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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Do Your Pocket Cloth Diapers Have the Stinkies?

August 8, 2008

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It is amazing how fast pocket cloth diapers can start stinking. I used fitteds for months and never had this problem. Coincidentally, when I began cloth diapering my then 15 month old son in 2005, the pocket diapers were the only diapers that reeked of ammonia. Back then I just figured that’s what toddler pee […]


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How The Laundry Ball Changed The Way I Wash Cloth Diapers

July 16, 2008

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In the middle of June I wrote a post about removing buildup from your cloth diapers. In that post one of my suggestions was for the Laundry Ball. At the time of writing I didn’t have a need for any of the items. But after spending a weekend camping with no laundry facilities, I came […]


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How To Remove Buildup From Your Cloth Diapers

June 18, 2008

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Build-up in diapers can manifest in a number of ways, all of them unpleasant. If your diapers are leaking, stink of ammonia every morning or your baby has rashes then you have a build-up problem. Here are a few products available that will remove the build-up in your diapers and restore them to their original […]


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How To Remove Stains

May 31, 2008

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Most of the time I never have to worry about stains. When Paisley’s diapers do have them a little Oxyclean does the job. But for those really bad poopies that leave major stains what do you do? I am not completely opposed to using bleach but obviously it is a last resort. Here are some […]


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I Found The Best Natural Laundry Detergent!

May 21, 2008

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Finally! I have found the detergent for all our family’s needs. I really did not think it would be this frustrating and expensive. Until recently I had no reason to find a new detergent. But after seeking allergy tests for my daughter’s eczema on her thighs I discovered that she was allergic to Tide. Removing […]


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