November 1, 2011

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Cloth Diaper Q&A: What are the best inserts?

Pocket cloth diapers are an extremely versatile system.  You can pretty much make any pocket, inexpensive or pricey, nighttime worthy.  It all comes down to the inserts you choose. My slam dunk nighttime insert combo is 2 microfiber inserts (either 2 single inserts or a 6r soaker) with 2 Hemp Babies underneath. I’ve used this […]

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October 27, 2011

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Bookmark this cloth diaper store! Plus a Softbums Giveaway!

I’m a pretty introverted person.  I rarely feel the need to socialize and my friends think I’m lame. Even rarer are the times I read an “About us” page and wish the person lived next door. Michelle of Green Diaper Demos is one of those people. (Look how cute she is!) You’ve heard me say […]

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October 24, 2011

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What Cloth Diaper Blog Do I Visit?

I love charts and numbers and facts and all things statistical.  So, naturally I love reading and filling out surveys at Padded Tush Stats! Have you filled one out? Padded Tush Stats creates surveys for various cloth diapers that actual users fill out.  This allows you to see if that diaper you have your eye […]

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October 21, 2011

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Ecobubs Cloth Diapers Are Now In the US

Ecobubs Wool-Blend Diapers from New Zealand are now available here in the US! Camden has one on right now (Monday evening) double stuffed.  I will sleep soundly tonight with no worries about leaks. Ecobubs inserts are 4 layers of microfiber x 2 = 8 thirsty layers. I LOVE stripes.  Stripes make me giddy. Not only […]

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October 19, 2011

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Which Advertiser Got Bullied by Big Business?

I am the most forgiving person, really.  If you hurt my feelings or do something wrong I’m quick to forgive and forget. But, for some reason I have this inability to show grace to the big businesses that bully small wahm shops.  I mean, come on! Tell me how a business with a couple of […]

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October 17, 2011

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Cloth Diaper Q&A Volume 7: The Beauty of Softbums

Occasionally I receive comments that make perfect blog posts. Today in Volume 7 of the Cloth Diaper Q&A series, Lisa tries to iron out a few wrinkles in her plan to start cloth diapering. Warning, this is going to be long, lol! Ok, I’ve been reading your blog for two days straight and have learned […]

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October 12, 2011

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5 Simple Steps To Begin Cloth Diapering

If you are just beginning to research the modern world of cloth diapers you are no doubt overwhelmed. I have written extensively on how to cloth diaper from every aspect but compiling it all together can be confusing to the new reader. Below I will very briefly lay out steps to take to begin cloth […]

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October 10, 2011

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Why I think disposable diaper sales are down

Making the rounds on cloth diaper sites is an article written by Hannah Karp for the Wall Street Journal titled How Tough are Times? Parents Cut Back Diapers. Hannah presents expert suggestions as to why sales for disposable diapers are down. The two reasons being low birth rates and economic problems. But, there are other […]

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October 5, 2011

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Dirty Jobs: Four Ways to Deal with Cloth Diaper Poop

Guest post by Jessica Bruds I’ve gotten pretty good at convincing my friends/family members about the benefits of using cloth versus disposable diapers. Cloth diapers are safer than disposables made from plastics and other hard to pronounce chemicals, better for the environment, and when you combine the cost savings this would appear to be a […]

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October 3, 2011

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Do You Line Dry Your Cloth Diapers?

I am so spoiled. For thousands of years women hand scrubbed the laundry and hung it out to dry. What do I with my laundry? Dump it in the washer never stopping to consider that something may need to be spot treated. Then, toss everything in the dryer rarely taking time to pull out the […]

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September 30, 2011

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Grasshopper AIOs Are Now More Absorbent!

One of my favorites, one of your favorites has now been improved! That’s the best kind of change: when something you love gets even better. Lisa of Grasshopper Diapers has undoubtedly read the hundreds of glowing reviews of her diapers and knows she has a great product.  But, she also heard the requests of her […]

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September 26, 2011

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Don’t Catch the Meaty Thighs!

I love me some chunky baby thighs! But, they are a hazard. Consider yourself warned. Use extreme caution when snapping a SIDE SNAP cloth diaper on your meaty thighed baby. You know what. Now that I think of it I have my memories all wrong. I was inspired to write this post because of an […]

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September 24, 2011

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New Charlie Banana Designer Print Giveaway!

**Congratulations, Beth C.! You were chosen as the winner!** Cloth diaper makers are stepping it up and I like it! Our only choices for cloth diaper prints are no longer just flowers, stripes and polka dots (although I love stripes and once collected almost all the Goodmama striped fitteds!). Today cloth diaper prints are being […]

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September 20, 2011

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How I Deal With Cloth Diaper Stink

On April 2, 2009, I asked, “What is your biggest issue with cloth diapers?“  It’s amazing how time doesn’t change the answer much. 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 […]

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September 15, 2011

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What Is The Best Cloth Diaper For Your Baby’s Body

Chunky thighs, high rise, chicken legs, low rise, buddha belly, skinny minnie… Take all the above, put them in a bag, mix them up and you can get several different combinations. Here is a far from complete list of cloth diapers that fit well with certain body features.  If a diaper is found in one […]

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