My baby girl will be 3 months old this week, so I admit we are fresh off the boat when it comes to the cloth diapers game. But I wanted to take some time to encourage new parents, or parents-to-be, or those who are currently using disposables that cloth diapering is easy. And cheap. And, Read More
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By Faith Storms, Contributing Writer Cloth diapering is gaining popularity among young families. It used to be just five or so years ago that the only people who cloth diapered were also those involved in the “all-natural” lifestyle. Now, I know several mommas who choose to cloth diaper their babies whose lives, other than diapering, Read More
Guest Post by Erin of The Humbled Homemaker When I first set out to cloth diaper, one of my first challenges was simply affording the diapers and all the extra accessories it seemed were necessary to ensure a successful cloth diapering experience. There were the wipes and the wetbags and the special creams and sprayers Read More
image by Amy Selleck By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer There is definitely a learning curve to cloth diapers. There are tons of different kinds, different ways of washing, and different accessories. I’m hoping these tips will help you avoid some of the hassles I’ve encountered during my 3+ years of cloth diapering! 1. Gerber Prefolds Read More
Imagine this, if you will: You’re expecting your first child (or maybe it’s your fifth), and you boldly proclaim to your spouse, or a friend, or a relative, “I think for this child, I’m going to use cloth diapers.” Immediately, the response you receive is one rife with confusion and a little bit of disgust. Read More
Image by Moohaha If you’re a cloth diapering mom, or are considering it, one thing that might be a huge question on your mind is, how do I wash these things? Or, how do other people wash them? There are as many different wash routines as there are cloth diapering families, so today I’ll share Read More
Image by mlcassid When you’re having your first baby, it’s overwhelming to think about all the stuff that babies need. Fun, too — but there is just so much of it! These days, families have tons of clothes, bottles, breast pumps, special feeding dishes and spoons, cups, cribs, play yards, bassinets, car seats, bouncer seats, exersaucers, Read More
Image by Unertlkm When I was expecting my first baby, I read lots of lists about what babies really need, and what they don’t. On many of those lists, the changing table was listed as “just not necessary.” So many people said that they never used it; instead they’d change diapers on the floor or Read More
I feel pretty confident on this topic, because I’ve been using pocket diapers for almost 2 years, and sewing them nearly as long. Well, I guess longer, technically, since I sewed all my own diapers. :) I’ve used many different designs and styles, including fitted pockets and covers, one-size pockets, sized-pockets, ones with back openings, sham openings….
As you may know, we use cloth diapers and are therefore totally convinced of their use. But, you may or may not be. So I thought I’d give you some questions and sources on cloth diapers so you can make the decision for yourself (keep in mind, though, that if you are interested in cloth diapers it doesn’t have to be “all or nothing.” Part time works too!).
What’s in YOUR diaper bag?
A couple weeks ago I was shopping with my mom for shoes (don’t laugh…I bought my first pair of dress shoes since I was 13!) and I’d worn sandals and no socks or pantyhose. But my mom had her purse and had brought some “ankle high” panty hose, so I borrowed them to try on shoes. I didn’t have my kids with me so I had no diaper bag, and I don’t carry a purse anymore (just throw my wallet and keys in the diaper bag or my pocket) so I really had nothing with me. It got me thinking, though. As a mother I ought to be more prepared! MY mom was prepared and she doesn’t even have little kids anymore! So I decided I needed to think of the Ultimate Diaper Bag. What it looks like, and what’s in it.