November 18, 2011

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Feeling Dumb. Walmart’s Reusable Diapers. Thanksgiving. Black Friday.

Remember my recent post about cloth wipes?? Well I’ve been using cloth wipes since I wrote that post, just like I committed to doing. And now I feel dumb. It is so much better and so much easier and the smell is lovely. I am very grateful for the peri bottle suggestion.  Ingenious, I tell […]

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November 15, 2011

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Safe for Cloth Diapers

Keeping expenses low is a priority for many cloth diapering parents.  After all, for many, saving money is the reason they chose to cloth diaper. One quick way to blow the budget is to overspend on detergents that promise a lot and under-perform.  Even if many detergents are worth the price, most families don’t have […]

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November 12, 2011

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How To Stuff A Pocket Cloth Diaper

Pocket cloth diapers are a highly versatile system.  A pocket cloth diaper contains a pocket whereby you “stuff” the amount of desired absorbency into the opening.  You may choose to use 1 insert creating a very trim cloth diaper option.  By adding 2 inserts you are adding a bit more bulk (still fairly trim) and […]

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November 9, 2011

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What’s On Your Fridge? Mine Has Compassion

Kim of Dirty Diaper Laundry prompted fellow bloggers with the question What’s on Your Fridge? Before we moved this Memorial Day I had a fridge covered with stuff. Lots of it. But, now that I am living in my dream home with a dream kitchen, I keep the fridge clean.  Think I’m mean? You better […]

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November 7, 2011

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Why Do I Hate Cloth Wipes?

Disposable wipes are the thorn in my side. Everything else created solely for convenience is easy for me to ignore (doesn’t mean I don’t still use them from time to time, like paper plates). Yet, I can’t escape the grip of the disposable wipe.  They are easy, they are ready to go, they are portable, […]

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November 3, 2011

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2011 Diaper Awards Voting Is Open!

I love awards! Actually, I really love the glamor that goes along with award shows.  I’m thinking there won’t be $20,000 dresses gracing a red carpet when the winners are announced for this ceremony. Recently, I shared with you that Padded Tush Stats is one of the blogs I frequent.  Tara is hosting the 2011 […]

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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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