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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May 21, 2008

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I Found The Best Natural Laundry Detergent!

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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May 17, 2008

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Fabric Softener on Cloth Diapers *gasp*

Yes!!! You can do it! I was e.l.a.t.e.d. to discover this. When it comes to adding anything to my laundry routine, I am a chicken to try it on my own. I wait for permission from some other brave cloth diapering mama. Then when it works for her, I dive in. What is it that […]

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May 14, 2008

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Cloth Diapers: No Baby Required

There are so many cute cloth diapering videos on YouTube but this one had me laughing pretty hard. As much as I love cloth diapers, when my children are grown you may find me cloth diapering my poor animals. This mama couldn’t wait to use her cloth diapers and tried them out on her very […]

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May 10, 2008

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Nighttime Diaper Absorbency Test

Everyone always wants to know what the most absorbent diaper is. We currently have a nighttime routine that works perfect for us but I am always interested in diapers that perform well. As my afternoon entertainment, I performed an absorbency test (with 1 child pooping on the floor, another falling face first on the pavement […]

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May 7, 2008

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Pocket Diaper Inserts

A pocket diaper doesn’t work without an insert. Depending on the insert, you could have a very trim diaper or a big bubble butt. Inserts are extremely easy to make, but for those who are sewing-challenged (I’m raising my hand) there are dozens of choices. I have divided the different inserts by the material they […]

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May 2, 2008

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My Top 4 Pocket Cloth Diapers

I have been excited to write about my favorite pocket cloth diapers but had to wait for the arrival of a particular brand I wanted to try. A pocket diaper does not require a cover (there are a few pocket fitted cloth diapers that do). Pocket cloth diapers are sewn on 3 sides with the […]

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April 30, 2008

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Cloth Diapering, So Easy Even a 6 Year Old Can Do It

It is so easy to get down and frustrated with cloth diapers. We complicate everything in our lives and so easily what started out as something fun soon becomes a chore. I keep focused by reminding myself how nasty disposables are and of course by buying cloth diapers that I love to look at (and […]

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April 26, 2008

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Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers

Finally. All the cloth diaper answers you have been looking for ALL IN ONE PLACE! http://www.ultimateguidetoclothdiapers.com This blog has and always will be a place for quick tips and information. The Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers takes this information to it’s deepest levels. No longer will you question what a certain fabric is or wonder […]

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April 25, 2008

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Contest Winner and A Goodmama Diaper

We had some great entries in the contest. Everyone made it SO hard to choose. In fact, picking a winner was a lot harder than I thought it would be. To choose a winner, I looked at who needed it the most (although just about everyone needs it) and who would use it the most. […]

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April 23, 2008

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3 Reasons Why I Chose To Cloth Diaper

While the contest for The Ultimate Guide to Cloth Diapers is running, I thought I would share with you the reasons I got started with cloth diapers. There are 3 Reasons I Chose To Use Cloth Diapers: Reason #1. Health In October of 2005, my love/hate relationship with cloth diapers began. Switching to cloth diapers […]

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