What is Your Biggest Problem With Cloth Diapers

April 26, 2012

Troubleshooting

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If only there was a parenting choice…or any choice…that didn’t have problems.

Alas, everything we do involves some sort of troubleshooting at one point or another.

Recently, I’ve shared with you the sore Camden had. All of your dozens and dozens and dozens of suggestions meant a lot to me.  Praise God, he did not have a bacterial infection or yeast.  I have learned to change his diaper more frequently and put pants on him.

Just an FYI, if you let your baby go outside and play in just a diaper they will get mulch, dirt and rocks in their diaper which will cause uncomfortable irritations.  Or maybe that’s just my kid ;)

I am very glad to say that repetitive application of coconut oil (I’m partial to Nutiva) over 4 days completely cleared up the sore.  Yeah!

And the added bonus is an extra soft, yummy smelling bottom.

Over the last 4 1/2 years I’ve been very forthright with my struggles with everything from ammonia, dead animal stink, eczema that was really yeast, cloth diaper fit, hard water, stripping, disinfecting naturally…you name the problem and I’ve worked through it.

Surprisingly, I get to re-experience some of those same problems over and over. Great.

All of that to say, I want to serve you the best I can and to do that I need to know what problems you are having.  I’ve designed a very simple, 7 question survey that I would love for you to take a minute to fill out.  It shouldn’t take long, maybe 8 minutes or so.

Your specific answers will tell me where you are at on your cloth diaper journey and how I can serve you there.

Click here to take survey Survey is closed! Thank you for your participation.  Results are being compiled and sorted.  You guys are amazing!  500 responses in 24 hours!


I very much appreciate your comments but make sure to fill out the survey first! When you get done come back and tell me you did and there just might be a tiny little giveaway for a super fabulous Hoot print Thirsties Duo AIO!

I’ll close the survey at 500 answers and choose a winner at that point. Congrats, Diane C.!!

Thanks!!!


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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. Autumn enjoys writing but would choose camping with her family any day!

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277 Responses to “What is Your Biggest Problem With Cloth Diapers”

  1. Shalini Sharma Says:

    If you use bumGenius for baby than you will not face any problem
    of cloth diapers.

    Reply

  2. TaraLucida Says:

    Any chance the survey will be open for more input even without a giveaway attached? :) We’ve had our share of issues–the newest one is our 2 year old completely soaking through all of our double-stuffed diapers as soon as she goes (she holds it long enough to drown the diaper, but not long enough to actually use the potty). I don’t think it’s a repelling thing–the inserts are usually completely soaked through, at least in the wet zone. Either way, interested to see the results summed up.

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  3. Landon Says:

    I wasn’t able to take the survey but I wanted to offer a solution to washing diapers in hard water. I live in eastern NC with extremely hard water. I’ve been using Melaleuca laundry detergent for 2 years and have not had a problem with getting our diapers clean. Or my husband’s uniforms either! Their cleaning products are very effective, safer for families and less expensive than other brands. I can’t say enough about them!!

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  4. sara m Says:

    I tried to take the survey but it said it was unavailable and that I should contact the author… :(

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  5. Krista Says:

    Forgot to mention I took the survey a day or two ago! Good idea. :)

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  6. Katie Says:

    Just finished the survey!

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  7. Kristen Altschwager Says:

    Great easy to take survey. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

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  8. Natasha Says:

    Just finished the survey! I would be interested to know what percentages of people prefer each type of diaper.

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  9. Mouse Says:

    I took the survey!

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  10. Anna Case Says:

    Completed the survey! Thank you for all the information your site provides. Even DH is singing the praises of cloth diapers and doesn’t want to go back to sposies!!

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  11. Diana page Says:

    Survey was quick and painless….thanks for caring about us newbies who desperately need you. Okay, not totally new, I’m 5 months in and starting to encounter concerns so you are my guru/obiwan cloth diaper-nobi! You’re my only hope! Wink!

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  12. Katherine C Says:

    I took the survey. Thanks!

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  13. Amy J. Says:

    Took your survey – went even quicker that you said it would!

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  14. Ginger B Says:

    Survey done! Interested to see the results!

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  15. Akemi Says:

    Took the survey!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Terry K Says:

    I took the survey!

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  17. Jamie Says:

    Thanks so much for your dedication to help others! You have been a blessing to so many!

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  18. Meredith Says:

    I finished the survey. I enjoy reading your blog!

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  19. Theresa F Says:

    Did the survey :)

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  20. Lynn Says:

    Took the survey. Looking forward to looking around and finding some solutions!

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  21. Leah Says:

    Did the survey:)! Thanks for all your great advice-could not have done cloth successfully without your site:)!

    Reply

  22. Mary Says:

    Completed the survey. Sometimes, though, it’s not that finding information is difficult, but that sifting through it is tough. Opinions change, new products are released,… Thanks for providing a great starting place for all of our CD research.

    Reply

  23. Diane L Says:

    I did the survey. Thanks!

    **THIRSTIES AIO WINNER!**

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  24. Becca s Says:

    Took the survey!

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  25. Ashlee M Says:

    Just took the survey!! Thanks for the giveaway, and hope to hear the results from what everyone else is most concerned about!

    Reply

  26. Jennifer Says:

    I just completed the survey.

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  27. Annie Barber Says:

    I took the survey! Would love a Thirsties for our newbie due in June.

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  28. Meghann Says:

    I took the survey. I have to say I love your site. I found you a couple of months ago, and have been reading your archives–where I found out about Bamboobies. I am so loving them! Thank you!

    Reply

  29. Erin Says:

    I took the survey. I have problems with covers fitting properly so I don’t get leaks at the crotch.

    Reply

  30. Nova Says:

    Good Survey.. completed.
    Due with #9 in July. I’ve done a diaper service, prefolds and covers, homemade fitteds, hybrids and disposables (I know *gasp!*) Most of my stash is more than well worn out. I feel like I’m starting over since cloth diapering has evolved so much since I began 17 years ago, plus it’s been a 6 year break since I’ve done diapers at all. I’m loving the AIO options.. or should I say my older children and husband are loving that option! I’m still a prefold and cover fan for low cost and simplicity. I enjoy that I have the internet to do research and get info this time around though.

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  31. Sara Says:

    I took the survey. I’d love to hear the results!
    I’m a fan of thirsties covers, but have yet to try the AIO. Its always nice to have a few of those quickie diapers in the rotation. :)

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  32. Cara Says:

    I took the survey.

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  33. kensley Says:

    took the survey…..I am about to pop with my second child. We are gonna start CD on this one. I answered the best I could.

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  34. Susan Says:

    Just finished the survey. Just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderfull information you give. I wish I knew about cloth a lot sooner, but with my baby due in December I’ll definately be using more cloth. Currently, have my 3yr in cloth at night.

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  35. Tara Says:

    Hey Autumn, I took the survey.

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  36. Shae Lynn Says:

    Took the survey. Now off to read about fit.

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  37. Norsby Says:

    Done! Thanks for doing this!

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  38. Jenny Laux Says:

    Just finished the survey

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  39. lace Says:

    Just took the survey

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  40. Jessica Sullivan Bricka Says:

    I took the survey. I like you am battling a sore and horrible stink. I want to cry, everytime I think I fixed it we wake up with burns again. AGHHH

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  41. Jessica Says:

    I completed the survey. Glad you got Camden’s rash cleared up. Both my baby and toddler are having some rash issues which I think is eczema, I got a few ideas though from reading your post about eczema and yeast, so I’ll be using some of those while trying to sort it out. Your blog was what finally inspired me to start cloth diapering both kids 3 1/2 months ago. In spite of the problems, I love it…thanks for all the great information!

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  42. k west Says:

    Just took the survey. Just found your site, great info!

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  43. Rebecca L Says:

    I filled out the survey! Thx. :)

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  44. Daniela Cardenas Says:

    Took the survey

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  45. Andrea C. Says:

    Just took the survey. Thanks for be a great resource for other cloth diapering mommas!

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  46. Daniela Cardenas Says:

    Hi! Just took the survey

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  47. Brande Says:

    Took the survey…thanks again for all the great information!!!

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  48. Katie Says:

    Just finished the survey! Thank you!

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  49. Karhma Says:

    I took the survey. :)

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  50. Anne Says:

    I completed the survey! Thanks’ n

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  51. Lanae Trevino Says:

    Just took the survey

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  52. Elizabeth Says:

    I took the survey…hope it helps!

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  53. Karen Says:

    NIGHTTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  54. Amy Says:

    Finished survey, I love Thirsites AIO, I add their hemp duo insert for night time and it is easy and efficient.

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  55. Nell Says:

    Took your survey… Thanks for all your great information!

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  56. Shiree Martin Says:

    Just took the survey. Thanks!

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  57. Jeniver Says:

    I filled out your survey. Love your site!

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  58. Karianne Says:

    Just completed the survey! Thanks for the giveaway!! :-D

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  59. Kiersten Says:

    Just took the survey! I am very very new to cloth diapering and am mostly interested in AIOs. I have my first couple of cloth diapers in the wash right now!

    Reply

  60. Maria Ivey Says:

    Finished the survey! Thank you for all you do! Your blog is a great source of information for a cloth diaper newbie like myself.

    Reply

  61. Carissa Says:

    Just took the survey! Thanks! Can’t wait to see what new information we get!

    Reply

  62. April Says:

    I just took your survey. Super quick and painless, and only took me about 2 minutes!

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  63. Rahel Moore Says:

    No idea if my comment showed up! I am the one talking about the night time solution. Bulletproof, but the odd red bum. My DS tells me it hurts sometimes!
    Rahel

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  64. Becca Gilbert Says:

    just took survey

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  65. Tami Rivera Says:

    I did it :) Glad your little guys sore healed :) Those Thirsties AIOs are ADORABLE I had used those last. I do have to say I was disappointed though but only because I believe the sizing on them was WAY off. I bought the size ones when my son was about 11-12lbs and he leaked through them just about everytime. I believe it was because the size was a bad fit for him. Id be willing to try them out again in a different size just so I can change my opinion about them. I hate to judge something on personal error (though like I said I believe their sizing was grossly misjudged) but I really wanted to like them because they were so cute. Either way I wanted to take the survey because I definitely love your blog and am thrilled to help :)

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  66. Danielle L. Says:

    Just took the survey, thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply

  67. Carla Says:

    Took the survey. Love your website!

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