Those Who Cloth Diaper Should Teach!

Posted by CDB Guest on 10/29/2010 to Getting Started

Imagine our pleased surprise to see that Eastside Library in Spokane, Washington will hold a free class on diapering this weekend. With the rising advocacy for cloth diapers connected to green concerns, it's great to see a free community event is available to people in that area who want to learn more. Even if parents ultimately decide not to go cloth, that the opportunity is there for learning the ease of use and economical benefits gives me hope that perhaps other communities will take a cue from Spokane and offer similar classes.

Are removing stains worth risking the warranty?

Posted by CDB Guest on 10/27/2010 to Cloth Diaper How-To

I'll spare you the puns associated with the dirty job of cleaning cloth diapers. We have all heard them more times than we care to remember, and if we had dime for every time, we could hire somebody to come in a few times a week and do it for us. We have also covered the basics of spraying, dunking, and washing, but ultimately you'll wonder why some stains are more difficult to get out than others, and what can be done after you've exhausted your main options.

Caught in a Clothesline

Posted by CDB Guest on 10/26/2010 to Green Living

My grandmother lives in a lovely Alexandria, Virginia suburb a few miles from Mt. Vernon. It's a wonderfully historic area, the kind that comes with its own juicy gossip dating back to the 1700's. She's fortunate in that she bought the home as a young woman and hung onto it while the military moved her around the world - and let me tell you her little neck of the woods has been discovered. One need only peek at her tax bill to understand.

Getting Hip to Hemp

Posted by CDB Guest on 10/25/2010 to Night Time Diapering

A question came in today about cloth diapers for overnight use. Of course, cloth is a viable option for long nights in the crib. Think about it, our grandmothers and their mothers had to use something to dress babies in at night to keep them dry and fresh as they slept. I think part of the reluctance to switch entirely to cloth among disposable diaper users rests with overnight usage, although I don't see why that mindset has to keep a mother from trying cloth in the wee (pardon the pun) hours.

Think about it: how many times do you change your baby during the day? How many times do you check on your baby at night? If you smell something, you're going to make a change regardless of whether or not baby is sleeping, yes? Given that it is possible to change a sleeping baby, the idea of using cloth for overnight purposes shouldn't be daunting. Yes, the question of what to use in the stretches when you finally get to sleep yourself do arise, and you'll find the options available to you work just as well - if not better - than throw-aways.

Budget Friendly Gifts for the Mom to Be!

Posted by Cloth Diaper Blog Guest on 10/24/2010 to Green Living
Don't just jump on the gift registry bandwagon!  Read these helpful tips and suggestions for eco-friendly and budget friendly baby shower gifts that the mom to be will love and may not have thought to ask for!

New Cloth Diaper Video is a Kick!

Posted by Bryana on 10/23/2010 to Cloth Diaper Videos

Do cloth diapers make you glow in the dark, literally?

Posted by Cloth Diaper Blog Guest on 10/19/2010 to Cloth Diaper News
I'll tell you right now, Carrie and Samantha and those other gals can keep their Fashion Week in NYC...for the mom who's looking for something that truly speaks to style, the latest designs from the major cloth diaper companies are really creating a buzz!

Why Does My Diaper Pail Stink?

Posted by Becca on 10/17/2010 to Troubleshooting

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.

Cloth Vs. Disposable: The Debate Rages On

Posted by CDB Guest on 10/13/2010 to Cloth vs. Disposables

About a week ago we posted a link of interest about a group of grandmothers in Utah who volunteered to make cloth diapers for needy moms in the area. A friend had sent over the link, so we didn't delve too deeply into the site, just reading enough to get a gist of the issue. What we hadn't realized at the time was that this one article is a small part of a continuing debate over cloth versus disposables for low-income families in Salt Lake City...perhaps everywhere since it is a topic that affects communities nationwide. Doing a search on diapers on the Salt Lake Tribune site yields letter after letter either in support of cloth donations to shelters or defense on the use of disposables. Just reading some of the letters makes it clear that parents, whether or children still in diapers or now grown, are quite passionate about the side they choose.

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