Category: Cloth Diapering

Lavender Diaper Cream

No matter how hard you try, your baby will likely end up with a diaper rash. This of course is the reason why there are dozens upon dozens of diaper creams to buy at the store. Unfortunately, many commercial diaper creams have not so nice ingredients in them such as BHA, fragrance, methylparaben, and boric acid. There are usually many other ingrendits in diaper creams but just these four have been linked to small things like allergies (not that allergies are a small deal!) to cellular changes! In attempt to avoid the toxic ingredients, many parents choose to buy...

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An Easy Way to Line Dry Diapers

We’ve been using cloth diapers for almost four years now and through those years I’ve learned a lot! However, it wasn’t until just this year that I learned this one tip that makes line drying diapers much easier! First though, let’s talk about why you would even want to line dry diapers. Aside from the fact that lined dried diapers is just one of those iconic things that you do with cloth diapers, there are some actual legitimate reasons for hanging diapers on the line to dry. Why You Should Line Dry Diapers   Lined dried diapers is the...

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Snaps vs Hook & Loop – Finding the Perfect Diaper Closure

We’ve come a long way since the days of pins when it comes to cloth diapers. Now cloth diapers are as simple as disposable diapers; you just lay one down, put your baby on it, fold up, and secure. No poking, no pricking – just fast and easy. How are cloth diapers secured now? Cloth diapers use either Snaps or Hook & Loop to secure the diaper on the baby. I’ve used both methods for securing our cloth diapers and they both have their advantages and disadvantages. Snaps Snaps are attached to the diaper to help secure the diaper....

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Homemade Diaper Cream

Even the most diligent of parents cannot escape a diaper rash or two on their baby. When your baby does get a diaper rash, you want to make sure that what you are slathering on contains only natural and safe ingredients. Many commercial diaper creams have toxic ingredients such as BHA, fragrance, methylparaben, and boric acid; just these four ingredients are linked to everything from allergies to cellular changes to cancer! Even some of the more natural diaper creams may contain not so great ingredients.   On top of the ingredients, there is also the cloth diaper issue to...

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Starting Cloth Diapers

Once you’ve gone through all the cloth diaper options and finally settled on diving in, it can be daunting trying to figure out just what you actually need. Do you really need every single diaper and accessory? How many diapers DO you really need? Cloth Diaper Necessities Most people wash every other day so we will base this list off of that. 12 Diapers per child per wash day. (if you want to wash every other day then you need 24, if you want to wash every 3 days then you need 36) Since this is an every other...

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How to Clean Cloth Diapers

Washing cloth diapers is probably the reason most people do not cloth diaper. The thought of sticking dirty diapers in the washing machine leaves people thinking that their machine will forever be contaminated and never truly clean again. Thankfully, laundry machines are perfectly efficient and do a great job of keeping diapers and the machine itself clean. Besides, odds are that people everywhere have washed some pretty gross clothes in the laundry just due to accidents or illnesses. The real concern about washing cloth diapers is just how to do it. If you ask 10 different families how they...

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Cloth Diaper Terminology

If you are unfamiliar with cloth diapers like I was then you probably picture the cloth diapers that your grandmother used; you know, the big white cloth with the terrifying looking safety pins? However, cloth diapers today are NOT your grandma’s cloth diapers! They come in many styles and are much easier to use then those old safety pins! Of course, with all the variety comes confusion, at least to those who are not already in the cloth diapering world. Prefolds, Pockets, AIO’s, AI2’s??? What in the world are these mama’s talking about? All the terminology can drive newbies...

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