July 11, 2008

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Disposable Diapers: Environmental Time Bomb

Last night instead of watching my usual HGTV or TLC, I got caught up in a show on The History Channel called The Works. The title of the show was “Garbage”. “Garbage” centered around a New York City landfill and described how landfills are made, how they are filled, and how they are used after […]

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July 9, 2008

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How To Sew In The Elastic For Cloth Diapers

Amber of Diaperkits.com has created some great how-to videos on YouTube recently. This video shows you how to use the blind method of sewing in elastic in a fitted cloth diaper. Her sewing machine leaves me speechless. It looks like it can sew the elastic by itself! But I assure you that this can be […]

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July 4, 2008

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My 4 Favorite Cloth Diapers

Since it’s the 4th of July, I thought it would be fun to list my 4 favorite diapers of all time. Please include your list! 1) Thirsties Pocket AIO: Thirsties were included in My Top 5 All-In-Ones months ago. Thirsties just released a brand new V2 of the Pocket AIO. The two major changes are […]

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July 1, 2008

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8 Reasons Why Fuzzi Bunz Are So Popular

What is it about Fuzzi Bunz that makes them so popular? When I talk to owners of bricks and mortar stores and online boutiques, they all unanimously claim that Fuzzi Bunz are the top seller. The main reason for Fuzzi Bunz wide-spread success is mainstream availability. You are not likely to find a store that […]

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June 27, 2008

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Cloth Diaper Sales You Don’t Want To Miss!

My favorite online boutique is having some amazing sales right now! Leslies Boutique features wetbags, cloth diapers, accessories, clothing, shoes, shopping cart covers and many more items perfect for your little one. I personally love her selection of cloth diapers and her stylish wet bags. Babylegs are a popular baby shower gift along with the […]

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June 25, 2008

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Why You Should Use Wool In The Summer

Wool, like bamboo, is a natural fiber that has a tremendous amount of positive qualities especially when used as a diaper cover. However, if you are not familiar with wool you are probably saying, “Isn’t wool scratchy?” or “There’s no way I could use wool in the Texas summer.” But, you would be wrong. Prior […]

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June 20, 2008

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An Exclusive Interview with Lotus Baby!

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Sandra, designer and creator of Lotus Baby. Lotus Baby is one of the hot, up and coming fitted cloth diapers on the market today. With bamboo as the main fabric used and a one-size pattern it’s no wonder Sandra is quickly seeing the fruits of her labor. I […]

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June 18, 2008

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How To Remove Buildup From Your Cloth Diapers

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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June 14, 2008

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Do You Have The Cloth Diaper Basics Down?

Getting started with cloth diapers doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need a few very important items, in addition to cloth diapers of course. I recommend you get a flip top trash can for a pail, pail liner and a couple of plastic baskets for storage. I purchased my Sterilite pail from Walmart for […]

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June 11, 2008

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How We Cured a Yeast Diaper Rash

I have dealt with rashes on Paisley for pretty much her whole life (18 months). I’ve gone from thinking it was an allergy to serged diapers, then to a wool allergy, then eczema, and even food allergies. During this process I sold all the serged diapers and switched to turned and topstiched. When it persisted […]

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June 6, 2008

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Cloth Diapers for a Newborn

Please note that this is an old post :) For current newborn cloth diapering information please click the Newborn category. The most common question I get asked is in regards to cloth diapering a newborn. How many will I need? What size do I buy? What works best? For a more detailed answer refer to […]

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June 4, 2008

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The Best Fabric for Cloth Diapers

The in-demand, “it” fabric in the diaper world is Bamboo. Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. This porous fiber absorbs moisture and wicks it away from the skin, leaving baby cooler and drier than cotton or synthetic materials. The bamboo plant is a quickly renewable resource that, unlike cotton, requires no pesticides or replanting […]

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May 31, 2008

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How To Remove Stains

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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May 28, 2008

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Your Baby’s Safe…Are You?

A funny story turned into quite an experiment. Weeks ago my son found a couple of menstrual pads and stuck them to his body. In an effort to recycle, I used them as a padding for our tree stake. No one but us could tell that it was a pad protecting our tree from the […]

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May 24, 2008

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How To Pin A Cloth Diaper

As with anything in life a little practice makes perfect. Pins are no different. I personally have put in zero practice therefore I have a great fear of pins. Thoughts of stabbing my baby give me nightmares. But, having said that I know there are thousands of moms pinning diapers successfully every hour. This video […]

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