Tag Archives: stripping cloth diapers

When and How to Strip Your Diapers

December 21, 2013

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It can be frustrating to take extra steps in the care of cloth diapers. Our clothes hardly ever require anything outside the normal detergent. Cloth diapers, however, consist of several layers of fabric and are always being peed and pooped in. How do you know if you need to strip your diapers and what exactly […]

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What Is RLR and How To Make A Cheap Substitute

November 12, 2012

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What is RLR? I get this question often usually in response to my recommendation to use it. RLR is a laundry additive, not a detergent.  It is phosphate and perfume free and helps to bind to the buildup in your diapers (minerals, detergent or ammonia gunk) and strip them.  After using RLR you will notice […]

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Please Stop Me From Ordering Disposable Diapers!

April 20, 2012

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I’m going to be completely transparent with you. I am so frustrated with my cloth diapers!!  If you connect with me on anything know that I am in the trenches with you.  Just because I have this cloth diaper information site, wrote a super detailed cloth diaper book and now have a cloth diaper forum […]

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Cloth Diaper Q&A Vol 4

March 1, 2011

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Today’s questions come from Z’s Mama. If the Flip Stay Dry insert is made of “3 absorbent layers of microfiber and a smooth stay-dry suede that wicks away moisture from your baby’s bum”…does that mean that it will trap the urea? I’ve noticed lots more rashes though I’m changing my son as often as I […]

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The Importance of Rinsing

October 19, 2010

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It seems too easy to say rinse, rinse, rinse.  But, most of the time that is the solution. I’ve had ammonia, dead animal smell, rashes and leaking all within the last 6 months.  Every time I set myself on a rinsing campaign the problem is fixed. Most recently my Bum Genius Elementals smelled terrible every […]

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Cleaning Your Diapers the HARD Way!? With Hard Water that is!

July 11, 2010

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What type of water I have was something that I never bothered to think about until I started cloth diapering.  It turns out I have hard water and it really makes a difference in how I clean my diapers.  I never noticed it before because I’ve always used Tide and Gain to clean my clothes. […]

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Ammonia cloth diapers burning your baby?

June 21, 2010

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We all chose to cloth diaper because it was better for our children.  But, what do you do when the cloth diapers are hurting your baby? I am so sad to say that I am in this boat.  Sterling’s nighttime diapers leave him screaming in the morning.  Not good. I soaked every insert and fitted […]

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