I've been saying it for years, if you're having issues with your cloth diapers it may be your micro inserts.
The micro-terry, (the fluffy part) wears down over time and is simply not as capable of absorbing liquid like new inserts.
One of the most intimidating cloth diapering methods out there is the use of wool as a diaper cover. Wool can be more expensive than your average waterproof TPU or PUL diaper covers and a little more complicated to care for.
Of the cost and care involved discourages many from giving it a try.
Sensitive skin runs in my family. When I was a little girl, my skin cracked and burned
painfully every time the cold, New England winters would make their way back around
again. I lived on Chap Stick, petroleum jelly, and lotions of any and every kind. Now, both
my babies suffer from some type of sensitive skin, having unfortunately inherited my skin (Read more...)
Parents these days are dealing with some serious diaper issues; constipation, foul smelling, irregular bowel movements you name it. This month I want to help explain why your little one can’t digest food like you right away. Our digestive system is a series of tubes, liquids, and scrubbers; to break it down simply. It all begins in our mouth with saliva and enzymes that begin to break down our food.
One of the best things about cloth diapering is that they're reusable. Just toss it in the wash, and it comes out good as new. After awhile,though, you may find that your diapers aren't fitting your munchkin as well as they once did. The culprit may be "relaxed elastic". Elastic wears out any number of ways, but generally through time and use. There is a theory that repeated drying can wear your elastic out quicker as well. (Read more...)
Stains suck! There I said it. Just when you think you're taking great care of your cloth diapers and keeping them stain free...then all the sudden for no apparent reason you've got stains galore!
So how can you wage war on these pesky unwanted cloth diaper stains? Read on and find out!
Recently questions have come from concerned parents who's CJ's BUTTer seems a little grainy. What's wrong with it they ask, has it gone bad?
In this post we address the "grainy" issue, what causes it and how to fix it if you're interested in that.
The Cloth Diaper Blog is getting an editorial facelift and we are stepping outside the diaper pail to bring you new topics and fresh content! Feel free to comment about our new approach and let us know if there is a topic that you would like to see.
Buildup can be one of the number one reasons cloth diapers can start to leak. But how can you pinpoint the causes of buildup?
Read this post and learn all about cloth diaper buildup and the most common causes.
I make my decision to use cloth diapers well-known whenever possible and when people see my daughter's adorable fluffy butt, there is one inevitable question that is always asked: “What do you do with the poop?”
Okay, so you’ve decided to cloth diaper probably because you know you’ll save thousands doing so not to mention the fact that you’re helping the environment and your baby’s precious skin. But what next? What does cloth diapering your baby entail?
The stash. You need a stash of diapers that will suit your cloth diapering needs. The amount of diapers you should have will depend upon whether or not you will be using cloth diapers full time or part time. A newborn will soil 8-12 diapers a day and an older child will soil 6-8 diapers a day. I would suggest that you need enough cloth diapers to get you through at least two days of diaper changes if you’re going to cloth diaper full time. If you are going to do it part time, any number of cloth diapers will help keep your disposable diaper bill down. Even if you only use three cloth diapers a day, that means you won’t have to buy 90 disposables that month.
mere smell of ammonia that floats through a room when you open your
diaper pail can be enough to knock you out, and any bit of urine that
doesn't fully wash out of your diapers may eventually cause irritation
on sensitive skin. But have no fear! This is normal and is easily
An expert's advice on washing machines.
Our clothes were starting to get this funky smell—our clean clothes, that is. A weird smell that only surfaced when we started to sweat or got caught in the rain. It was awful and I wasn’t sure what to do about it since they were already clean. I started adding water to my regular laundry the way I do to my cloth diaper loads, but that didn’t seem to help, and it was an AWFUL lot of extra work that I didn’t need in my full schedule......
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No matter how wonderful your cloth diapers are, there is one thing that we can never really improve on by making awesome cloth diapers—the fact that urine and poop stink! Yes, of course, when we wash our baby’s diapers, they come out fresh and clean, but you can’t pop every diaper into the wash immediately. In the real world, your diapers will get washed every 1-3 days which means that dirty diapers will sit and wait for 1-3 days.
You bring baby home from the hospital excited to begin cloth diapering right away. A few days go by and feel certain your cloth diapers are working out as you hoped. A few days later…"BAM!"
All of a sudden your diapers are leaking and you can’t figure out why. You ask yourself, "What am I doing wrong?", "Are these diapers no good?", "Do I have detergent build up?", "Is that even possible? These are brand new diapers!"
Need a nighttime cloth diapering solution? Look no further.
The Aristocrats Wool Longies are a natural solution for total night-time
or day-time cloth diaper coverage; the double-layered knit design gives
extra absorbency right where it's needed.
Pair with some extra fluffy Diaper Rite prefolds and your baby will be sleeping sound and dry all night long.
This morning I read a very honest article, Confessions of a Cloth-Diapering Failure. Part of the business of promoting and selling cloth diapers, of course, is troubleshooting with customers when their cloth diapering experience doesn't measure up to their initial expectations.
Cloth diapers are highly absorbent and well-suited for newborn baby blow-outs, heavy wetters, and night-time diapering, however some new diapering parents still get leaks with prefold diapers.
We've talked about why using baking soda in your cloth diaper wash can be beneficial and now we are going to tackle the question about distilled white vinegar. Please note, I did NOT say apple cider vinegar ... which is not to be used unless you want your diapers to become discolored or dingy.
There is a lot of accumulated knowledge out in the online cloth diapering community regarding. One of the questions we get often is whether or not you should use Baking Soda to wash your cloth diapers.
Once you've decided to cloth diaper and selected the cloth diapering system you are going to use, your next step is to determine the proper size for your baby.
There's nothing more frustrating than a leaky cloth diaper. Don?t give
up just yet! There are many factors that can cause your diapers to leak.
These setbacks are quick and easy to fix. The following is a list of
possible reasons why your diapers may be leaking.
Prevent and treat diaper rash at home. Nearly every baby suffers at some
time from diaper rash. Recipes you can make at home help you clear up
the problem naturally.